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Meet the Bay College Norse cagers

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ESCANABA — Men’s basketball is back at Bay College. For the first time since 1978, Bay will play a regular-season game, hosting Wisconsin-Marinette Wednesday at 8 p.m. “It’s exciting,” said coach Matt Johnson. “I grew up as a Delta County kid. At that time, had Bay had a program, ...

Meet the Bay College Norse cagers

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ESCANABA — The Bay College women’s basketball team is gearing up to open its inaugural season Wednesday when it hosts University of Wisconsin-Marinette. “I’m excited and the girls are excited,” said Bay coach Rae Drake Jr. “It’s the first year ever having a program and it’s an ...

Greet the teams set

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ESCANABA — Are you ready for some Bay College athletics? “Meet the Norse Force” — an event to celebrate the first season of Bay College’s Norse athletic program — is scheduled for Wednesday from 4 to 6 pm. Community youth and adults are encouraged to attend and meet the Norse ...

Eskymos host Alma Friday for district title

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ESCANABA — The high school football playoffs started with five area teams, but only Escanaba will play this weekend. The Eskymos will host Alma Friday at 7 p.m. in a Division 4 district championship game, with ticket sales starting at 5:30 p.m. on game day. The Eskymos routed Bay City John ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Volleyball District tournaments Class B Cheboygan at Escanaba, 5:30 Boyne City at Gladstone, TBA Class C Newberry at Manistique, 6 Class D Munising vs. Superior Central at Rapid River, 7 Stephenson at North Central, 7 Hannahville at C-N, 7

Steelers lean on D, Lions miss chances

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DETROIT (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster scored on a 97-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger late in the third quarter and the Pittsburgh Steelers forced the Detroit Lions to turn the ball over on downs twice in a 20-15 win Sunday night. The AFC North-leading Steelers (6-2) go into their ...

Astros outslug Dodgers in thriller

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HOUSTON (AP) — Blast off! Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest that no one saw coming, rallying against Clayton Kershaw and rocking the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 thrilling innings Sunday night for a 3-2 lead in the World Series. In ...

U.P. Dream Team for Englund, Bruce

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ISHPEMING — Colton Yesney was enjoying a successful cross country season until two weeks ago when he suffered a season-ending ankle injury. The Negaunee senior, however, received his due during the annual fall meeting of the Upper Peninsula cross country coaches. Yesney, who was ...

Eskymos blast Bobcats 40-14

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ESCANABA — Bay City John Glenn opted to make a long bus trip Friday and play its Division 4 pre-district playoff football at Escanaba. It didn’t take long for the Eskymos to flex their muscles in a 40-14 victory on a cool, rain-free, penalty-filled contest at Escanaba Athletic Field. Esky ...

Rockets start fast, outpower Jets

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River volleyball team put together a solid effort Thursday on Senior Night to defeat North Central 3-1 (25-17, 25-16, 24-26, 25-22). “They wanted to win,” said Rapid River coach Kristy Kerstner. “You could see it on the court and you could see it in how they ...

Flivs cruise by Braves

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford scored in a variety of ways and dispatched Gladstone 56-26 in an MHSAA Division 5 football district opener Friday at Flivver Field. Junior back Luke Terrian scored four first-half touchdowns, two coming on late second-quarter throws from Sawyer Perpich. “We scored ...

Wolves win Skyline title, top Maroons

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MENOMINEE — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves took care of business Thursday night as they posted a 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-13) non-conference volleyball victory over the Menominee Maroons. Sara Sivula led the Wolves at the net with nine kills, Sarah Jackson added six and Breanne Bedgood and Desirea ...

Turnovers haunt Rockets in loss to Engadine

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RAPID RIVER — Scout Bigger came ready to play Friday as he carried Engadine to a 38-28 regional win over Rapid River. Bigger ran for 222 yards on 33 carries and three touchdowns including the score that that put the game out of reach with 1:10 remaining in the game. “Bigger is a very ...

Cougars rally, end Munising losing skid

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EBEN — Heading into Thursday’s match, it had been a some time since the Superior Central volleyball team had toppled Munising. That streak ended as the Cougars came from behind to defeat the Mustangs in five sets, 30-28, 17-25, 19-25, 26-24, 16-14. After Munising rattled off five ...

Forest Park downs Jets

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park Trojans stuck to the basics Friday night, grinding out a 20-6 football victory over the North Central Jets in an eight-player Division 2 regional opener on a wet and slippery Dick Mettlach Field. Forest Park, which kept the ball on the ground during most of ...

Free coaches clinic

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ESCANABA — A free basketball coaches clinic will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Upper Elementary School gymnasium. The clinic is geared toward area coaches working with travel and school teams from youth level to eighth grade. For more information, contact clinic ...

Norway puts away BR-H late

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NORWAY — It wasn’t easy, but the Norway Knights overcame the physical brand of football Bark River-Harris has come to be known for. The Knights’ two touchdowns in the fourth quarter were enough to sink the Broncos 27-14 in a Division 8 pre-district on Friday. Norway plays at West Iron ...

Wolf Pack Run set for Saturday

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CARNEY — The Second Annual Wolf Pack five-kilometer run is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. (CDT) at the Carney-Nadeau School. Registration begins at 9 in the gym. Cost is $25 for individual entries and $50 for families of three or more. Proceeds will go toward the Carney-Nadeau girls’ ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Volleyball Menominee County Invitational at Stephenson, TBA Monday’s games Volleyball District tournaments Class B Cheboygan at Escanaba, 5:30 Boyne City at Gladstone, TBA Class C Newberry at Manistique, 6 Class D Munising vs. Superior Central at Rapid ...