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NLY swimmers set new records

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MANITOWOC, Wis — Three Northern Lights YMCA swimmers set records last weekend when the team competed in the annual Manty Invite at the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA. Esther Oswald set a team record and finished in the girls’ 13-14 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:07.43. She also placed ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball District tournaments Class B Menominee at Sault St Marie, 6 Escanaba at Gladstone, 7 Class C St. Ignace at Newberry, 6 Manistique at Indian River Inland Lakes, 6 Class D Mid Peninsula vs. Munising at Big Bay de Noc, 6 N. Dickinson at ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Gladstone 90, Manistique 52 C-N 77, Menominee 49 N. Central 48, Forest Park 40 BR-Harris 82, N. Dickinson 41 Rapid River 72, Stephenson 58 Engadine 75, Mid Peninsula 53 Munising 55, Norway 54 Marquette 65, Gwinn 35 Ishpeming 54, WIC 53 Iron Mountain 71, ...

Gladstone’s Hunter haunts Kingsford with 24-point game

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By Burt Angeli Daily News Sports Writer KINGSFORD — Gladstone dominated the inside and ousted Kingsford from the Class B District 64 girls basketball tournament Monday. Taylor Hunter’s 24 points and 13 rebounds sparked the Braves past the Flivvers 56-36. “Taylor played her best ...

Escanaba ‘D’ too much for Boyne City

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BOYNE CITY — Escanaba had no trouble disposing of host Boyne City 57-34 Monday in a Class B district girls’ basketball opener. Esky’s reward is a date at Gladstone Wednesday night in the district semifinals. Gladstone won both regular-season games 55-49 and 51-40. “It’s Round 3 ...

Carney-Nadeau starts fast, rolls past Stephenson

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CARNEY — Coach Travis Depuydt wanted to make quick work Monday of Stephenson in the Class D girls’ basketball district opener. He got his wish as the Wolves bolted out to a 17-6 first-quarter lead and cruised to a 69-47 victory. “I wanted the girls to start fast,” Depuydt said. ...

Top-ranked Mustangs rout Rapid River

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GARDEN CORNERS — The Munising girls’ basketball team turned on the jets in the third quarter to blow by Rapid River 77-35 Monday during its opening Class D district game. After just a 14-point game at the half, Munising exploded for 38 points in the third quarter to break the game ...

U.P. cage poll

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Here is the weekly girls and boys basketball poll as voted on by a panel of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association: GIRLS Class ABC 1. St. Ignace (4) 19-1 24 2. Negaunee (1) 20-0 21 3. Ishpeming 17-3 15 4. Westwood ...

Wolves scorch Mid Peninsula

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CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau boys regained their shooting touch Saturday in a 77-47 basketball triumph over the Mid Peninsula Wolverines. Carney, which had been shooting in the low 30s in recent games, hit 30-of-68 field goals this time. “I was real happy with our shooting today,” said ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Hockey Regional playoffs Negaunee at Escanaba, 7 Boys’ basketball Gladstone at Manistique, 7:30 Big Bay at S. Central, 7:30 C-N at Menominee, 7:30 Rapid River at Stephenson, 7:30 BR-Harris at N. Dickinson, 7:45 North Central at Forest Park, ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball District tournaments Class B Escanaba 57, Boyne City 34 Gladstone 56, Kingsford 36 Menominee 57, Cheboygan 31 Class C L’Anse 36, Hancock 30 Houghton 49, Calumet 44 indian River Inland Lakes 44, Harbor Springs 39 Class D Munising 77, Rapid River ...

Esky girls advance to state finals

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BAY CITY — The Escanaba girls’ bowling team finished third in the Division 2 regional Saturday at Bay City and qualified for the state finals. The Eskymos totaled a third-place score of 3443, with Liz Taylor leading the way with a 521 series. Esky’s Lindsey Juhl also finished fourth in ...

Eskymos get spot in state meet

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ROCKFORD — The Escanaba cheer team finished fourth in the Division 3 regional Saturday at Rockford High School and will challenge for top honors in this weekend’s state meet. Esky placed fourth in the regional with a total score of 742.28, while Gladstone was 11th with a total score of ...

Bay cagers sweep Gogebic

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ESCANABA — The Bay College women gave sophomore Caitlin Hewitt a royal sendoff Saturday as they concluded their inaugural basketball season with a 69-58 victory over Gogebic Community College. “This was a great experience,” Hewitt said after her final game. “I’m glad I got an ...

Escanaba’s Wickham honored

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MARQUETTE — The Hancock Bulldogs were crowned champions of the Great Lakes Hockey Conference and were rewarded for their efforts during the annual meeting of the league‘s coaches Friday. Hancock junior Alex Nordstrom was selected Player of the Year and Hancock’s Dan Rouleau received ...

Cavalieri wins road race

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ESCANABA — Who said 62-year-old runners can’t win road races? Apparently Rob Cavalieri wasn’t told that or he didn’t listen to them. The Norway resident was Sunday’s pacesetter as he captured top honors in the 34th Annual Slip-Sliding-Away five-mile run in 33 minutes, five ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball District tournaments Class B Escanaba at Boyne City, 6 Gladstone at Kingsford, 7 Class D Stephenson at C-N, 7 Rapid River vs. Munising at Big Bay de Noc, 7 Tuesday’s games Hockey Regional playoffs Negaunee at Escanaba, 7 Boys’ ...

Americans over-promise, under-deliver at Olympics

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By Paul Newberry AP Sports Columnist GANGNEUNG, South Korea— They had their moments, without a doubt. From a nerve-wracking victory in women’s hockey to the fun-loving guys over at the curling sheet to Shaun White’s spiraling run of redemption, the American athletes gave the folks ...

MSU tops UW, seals Big Ten

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MADISON, Wis. — No. 2 Michigan State arrived at Wisconsin feeling a little discombobulated with so many off-court issues swirling around the program. The Spartans are returning to East Lansing with the outright Big Ten regular-season title and more clarity about the future of star forward ...

Emeralds top Big Bay, snap skid

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GARDEN CORNERS — Manistique’s 41-game losing streak in girls’ basketball came to an end Thursday night as the Emeralds defeated host Big Bay de Noc 33-31. Coach Dave Winkel and the Emeralds enjoyed an emotional celebration after recording Manistique’s first girls’ win since Feb. 25, ...