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Prep schedule

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Today’s games Women’s basketball Bay College vs. Mid-Michigan CC at Port Huron, 2 Men’s basketball Bay College vs. Mid-Michigan CC at Port Huron, 4 Boys’ basketball North Central at Mid Pen, 7:30 Saturday’s games Gymnastics Escanaba at Medford, Wis. Invitational, ...

Bay women demolished

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PORT HURON — It was a tough afternoon for the Bay College women Friday as they dropped a 100-36 basketball decision to Mid-Michigan Community College in the St. Clair County Classic. The Norse trailed 23-7 after the first quarter and 51-15 at halftime. Jordan Kraemer scored nine points ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Gladstone 71, Manistique 28 Bark River-Harris 58, Superior Central 38 Bessemer 67, Ewen-Trout Cr. 46 Wakefield-Marenisco 72, Watersmeet 56 Ontonagon 62, Baraga 16 Lake Linden-Hubbell 70, Chassell 52 Calumet 63, Hancock 47 T.C. Central 55, Sault 30 Boyne City ...

Area schedule

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Today’s games Gymnastics Escanaba at Medford, Wis. Invitational, 10:30 a.m. Swimming Gladstone at Westwood Invitational, 11 a.m. Women’s basketball Bay College at St. Clair CC, 3 Men’s basketball Bay College at St. Clair CC, 5 Monday’s games Hockey Negaunee at ...

Briefs

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NMU cagers split MIDLAND — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team had its season-opening five-game winning streak end here Thursday as Northwood whipped the Wildcats 76-69. Isaiah Johnson had 25 points for NMU and Naba Echols added 22. The NMU women clipped Northwood ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball North Central 62, Mid Peninsula 31 Menominee 60, Stephenson 52 (OT) Kingsford 81, N. Dickinson 42 Marquette 63, Brighton 58 (OT) Houghton 43, Westwood 33 Iron Mountain 50, Negaunee 41 West Iron County 63, Gwinn 38 Ironwood 71, Bayfield, Wis. 58 Engadine 91, ...

Tech quints sweep

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SAGINAW, Mich. - The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team got back on track Thursday night with a 68-57 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win at Saginaw Valley State. The Huskies trailed 13-9 through 10 minutes, but combined to outscore the Cardinals in the second and third ...

Local briefs

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Hoop Shoot today ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest wil be held today at Holy Name Elementary School. Registration is at 12:30 and the event begins at 1 p.m. It is for boys and girls ages 8-13 with several age groups based on their age April 1, 2019. For details, ...

The beauty of a U.P. winter night

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MARQUETTE — Beautiful deep shades of blue continued to permeate my world as the moon, skulking, began to slowly climb out from behind the bare trees into the early night sky. This time of the season, there is something about the combination of ice cold and the shadows – dark, blue, black ...

Middleton sinks Bulls with late three

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo kept doing his thing for the Milwaukee Bucks. But he still needed a helping hand from teammate Khris Middleton, who sank a clutch 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left to send the Bucks to a 116-113 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday ...

Problems galore for Pack

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GREEN BAY (AP) — The Green Bay Packers must make a stand just to stay in the playoff conversation. The injury list is growing. Their postseason hopes are in serious jeopardy. They’ll need breaks to go their way with teams ahead of them in the wild-card chase. Tune out the outside noise ...

Wolverines make statement

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After 40 minutes of poised offense and smothering defense by Michigan, North Carolina coach Roy Williams was at the end of his wits. “As a coach, I feel like I’ve done the worst job with this team in 31 years as a head coach, but give Michigan the credit,” ...

Soaring Eagles have young team

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HANNAHVILLE — Fielding young teams has been the general rule for Hannahville boys’ basketball. That trend continues for the Soaring Eagles, who have no seniors and just one junior on their roster of 14. “We have a lot of freshmen and sophomores,” said third-year coach Mark Gauthier. ...

Area briefs

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Esky QB Club ESCANABA — The Escanaba Quarterback Club meeting date has been moved ahead one day, to Dec. 11, at Pacino’s Restaurant at Grand Magnusson Suites in Escanaba. It begins at 6 p.m. The club is for former Escanaba High School football players and coaches. Soccer ...

Tandem too much for Braves

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GLADSTONE — It takes two to tango, as Iron Mountain showed here Tuesday with Marcus Johnson and Foster Wonders. That tandem combined for 51 points in the season opening boys basketball game, lifting the Mountaineers past Gladstone 65-63 in the early Mid-Peninsula Conference showdown. The ...

Esky icers upended in debut

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WELLS — The Escanaba Eskymos were anxious to get their hockey season underway. They got their chance Tuesday night, but opened with a 5-2 loss to the Marquette Redmen at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. “We needed to play a game and learned that we need to improve in all three ...

Cougars run away

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GARDEN CORNERS — Superior Central kicked off its boys’ basketball season with a convincing 64-48 win over Big Bay de Noc here Tuesday. The Cougars (1-0) sprinted out to a 33-23 halftime lead and didn’t look back. The Black Bears (0-1) pulled within five by the end of the third quarter ...

Jets’ defense throttles Trojans

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POWERS — Forest Park succumbed to North Central’s tight defense in a 54-37 loss to open the boys basketball season Tuesday. The Trojans were troubled by the Jets’ height throughout the night, shooting 14 of 51, including 3 for 20 from long range. “It was a tough matchup for us,” ...

Pistons make the most of mediocre opponents

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DETROIT (AP) — There’s plenty of mediocrity in the Eastern Conference this season, and the Detroit Pistons are taking advantage. Blake Griffin scored 30 points and Stanley Johnson added 21 to lift the Pistons to a 115-108 victory over the New York Knicks Tuesday night. Reggie Jackson ...

Mid Pen routed by Eagles

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ENGADINE — A shorthanded Mid Peninsula boys’ basketball team was unable to keep pace with Engadine Tuesday night as it dropped an 89-50 season-opening decision to the Eagles. The Wolverines, with just six avaialble players. trailed 19-14 after the first quarter and 52-27 at halftime of ...