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Vikings figure A-Rod will face team Sunday

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GREEN BAY (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer isn’t buying it. The Green Bay Packers can say all they want that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is day to day with a knee injury. The two-time NFL MVP will be given the whole week to get ready for Sunday’s game against Minnesota, coach ...

Brewers clip Cubs

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CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Milwaukee Brewers still trail in the NL Central, they believe the pressure has shifted to the first-place Cubs. Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and the Brewers beat Chicago 5-1 on Wednesday night to move ...

Gladstone jayvee netters top Esky in scrimmage

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone jayvee girls tennis team upended Escanaba 6-0 in girls tennis here Wednesday. Dan Williams, Gladstone’s JV coach, said “both teams played some great matches and it was a lot of fun to watch.” The meet was just scheduled recently to give the two jayvee teams ...

Mid Pen, Rockets win XC race titles

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MANISTIQUE — The Mid Peninsula girls placed five runners among the top nine Wednesday, earning top honors in the Manistique Invitational cross country meet with 28 points. Munising was runner-up. Munising’s Madeleine Peramaki won for the third straight time, covering the 3.1-mile course ...

Cars, attendance rise at Norway

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NORWAY - With this racing season in the books Norway Speedway saw a boost in not only fan attendance but also car counts in three of the track’s five weekly divisions in 2018. In a report released Tuesday by Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA) treasurer Tim Schultz, grandstand ...

Briefs

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Highland women HYDE — Denise Porath and Deb Hun shot 47 Wednesday to pace scoring in the Highland Golf Club women’s league. Joyce Land and Lori Johnson had 48 and Anne Madalinski and Berta Good had 49. Prep schedule Today’s games Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Kingsford, ...

Beyond BOW steelhead fishing workshop set

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program is offering a Beyond BOW steelhead fishing workshop for women. This event is designed to introduce or further enhance steelhead fishing skills in a wild, remote river setting. Beginners are ...

Bay College announces schedules

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ESCANABA – The Bay College Norse men’s and women’s basketball team will launch their second season Oct. 20 when they host Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. in exhibition game. The women’s team will be under new leadership as Rob Robinson takes over at the helm of the program, succeeding Rae ...

Redettes thwart Esky

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls were unable to win any flights in an 8-0 tennis loss at Marquette last month. Sophomore Jacey Moreau broke through for the Eskymos this time, enabling them to avoid a shutout in a 7-1 loss to the Redettes Tuesday. “Marquette is a very good team,” said ...

Zenis claim U.P. spouse golf

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NORWAY — Barb and John Zeni carded a seven-under par 65 in the second round Sunday to win the UP Husband & Wife Championships at Oak Crest Golf Course. Playing out of Escanaba Country Club and now residing in Illinois, the Zenis shot a 68 Saturday for a two-day total of 133. ...

Quinn is club champ

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Courtesy photo Joe Quinn captured his 14th men’s championship at Gladstone Golf Club by defeating 2017 champion Tom Gereau. Pat Quinn took first flight, Jim Dufresne second flight and Benji Malnor third flight.

Esky spikers roll

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NEAGAUNEE - Escanaba’s volleyball team got back to its winning ways on Tuesday night beating Negaunee in four sets 22-25, 25-14,25-16,25-15. The Eskymos upped their season record to 3-1 with the victory and coach Adam Lambert was pleased with his team coming back from a disapointing ...

Emeralds volleyball beats Gwinn in four sets

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MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Emeralds passed a major early-season test Tuesday night, earning a 3-1 (25-23, 26-24, 22-25, 25-20) volleyball triumph over the Gwinn Modeltowners. “I think our offense did a real good job,” said Emeralds’ coach Amy Nixon. “All our hitters contributed. ...

Black Bears soccer blanks Hannahville

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GARDEN CORNERS — Alex LaLonde hit five goals Tuesday, leading the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears to an 8-0 soccer victory over the Hannahville Soaring Eagles. Eighth-grader Cameron Miller scored twice and Marcos Hider added a goal for Big Bay, which led 3-0 at halftime. “We played a real ...

C-N spikes BR-H

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HARRIS — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves continued their winning ways Tuesday night, taking a 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-12) volleyball decision from the Bark River-Harris Broncos. This marked the sixth straight victory for the Wolves, who hit 19 service aces. “Any time you go on the road and get a ...

Braves doubles teams lead sweep over Mountaineers

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GLADSTONE — A sweep of the doubles powered the Gladstone Braves to a 6-2 victory over Iron Mountain here Tuesday in girls tennis. Taylor Trudeau and Sydney Herioux, playing at the No. 1 spot, led the doubles sweep. All four doubles teams only needed two sets to upend the Mountaineers and ...

Jam Dam scramble won by Boerschinger, Soper

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WILSON — It was a tight race for top honors between a pair of Wilson residents in the Second Annual Jam Dam Scramble five-kilometer run, with Solomon Boerschinger edging Kyler Soper by .1 second for his first overall title. The leaders covered the hilly 3.1-mile course in 22 minutes, 50 ...

Arm wrestling in rock

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ROCK — U.P. Arms will host an arm wrestling tournament Saturday at Herb’s Bar in Rock. Weigh-in is at 6:30 and competition starts at 7:30. Organizer Nick Anderson said there will be two men’s weight divisions split evenly and a women’s division. There will be a 100 percent cash ...

Nahma golf

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NAHMA — A one-day couples golf scramble will be held Saturday at Nahma Golf Club, with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. For details, call the club (644-2648) or go online at nahmagolfclub.com

Volleyball district set

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GLADSTONE — The Division 2 district volleyball tournament gets underway Oct. 29. Houghton hosts Menominee in the opener, with the winner hosting Escanaba Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. In the top half of the bracket, Gladstone hosts Kingsford at 7 p.m. Oct. 31. The championship match is Nov. 2 at ...