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Esky, Gladstone, BR-H seek first-round wins

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ESCANABA — Let the high school football playoff grind begin. The five-week playoff journey for 11-player teams starts Friday night for the area’s three qualifiers — Escanaba, Gladstone and Bark River-Harris. As Esky coach Dave Howes said: “We have a lot of experience when we went ...

Jets, Rockets eye success in openers

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ESCANABA — The North Central Jets and Rapid River Rockets are gearing up for the eight-player football playoffs which start Friday when the Jets travel to Forest Park and the Rockets host Engadine in the opening game of regionals. There will be a big change this year in eight-player ...

Braves’ duo heads M-PC honor squad

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ESCANABA — Gladstone’s Darin Johnson was a constant threat to throw or run with the football throughout this season. The shifty senior quarterback was rewarded for his efforts as a unanimous pick for Back of the Year honors during Tuesday’s meeting of the Mid-Peninsula Conference ...

First team for Ems’ Smith

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ESCANABA — Ally Jacobson was a force in the front row for the Negaunee Miners this season, helping her earn Player of the Year on the All-Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball team. Manistique’s Lenna Smith was the lone area player to receive first-team honors during Tuesday’s meeting of ...

Rondeau leads SC past Rapid River

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EBEN — It was still six days before Halloween, but Emma Rondeau had a monster night for the Superior Central Cougars in a make-up volleyball match Wednesday. Rondeau served for 18 points, including six aces, and recorded 27 kills and 11 digs while helping the Cougars outlast the Rapid River ...

Hunter safety class

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ESCANABA — A hunter safety class will take place Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Great Lakes Sports & Recreation Club, 5199 19th Ave. North. All materials and lunch are provided free of charge for the class, which is sponsored by OSF St. Francis Hospital and Great Lakes ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Volleyball Manistique at Big Bay de Noc, 7 North Central at Rapid River, 7 BR-Harris at Forest Park, 7:15 Munising at S. Central, 7:30 C-N at Menominee, 8 Friday’s games Football 11-player District playoffs Division 4 Bay City John Glenn at Escanaba, ...

Eskymos tune up, top Redettes

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba and Marquette volleyball teams had the same objective Tuesday night — play solid and build some momentum for next week’s state district tournament. The Eskymos relied on an aggressive attack and defeated the visiting Redettes 3-1 (25-22, 8-25, 27-25, 20). “We ...

Nordics finish strong against BR-H

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HARRIS — The North Dickinson volleyball team overcame a one-set deficit to take down Bark River-Harris Tuesday night 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-17). Even with the win, North Dickinson coach Sandy Haustein thought her team could have played a lot better. “I didn’t think we came out ...

Esky lands 12 on GNC honor team

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford dominated voting for the 2017 Great Northern Conference football team. The league champion Flivvers received three major honors and 12 first-team berths. Runner-up Escanaba, which dropped the GNC title game to Kingsford 21-14 last week, landed six first-team berths ...

Broncos earn football honors

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ESCANABA — Mike Hall has been a leader for the Bark River-Harris Broncos thoughout this football season and was rewarded for his efforts Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Mid-Eastern Conference coaches. Hall, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior end, was selected Defensive Lineman of the Year ...

Jacobson leads Miners past Braves

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By Ryan Spitza Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Named Mid-Peninsula Conference Player of the Year a day earlier, Ally Jacobson followed that up by recording 10 kills and three blocks to lead Negaunee to a three-set sweep of Gladstone in a high school volleyball match at the Lakeview ...

Wolves spike North Central

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POWERS — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves enjoyed a strong serving night Tuesday in a 3-0 (25-13, 25-9, 25-15) volleyball triumph over the North Central Jets. Carney hit 21 aces, five by Sarah Jackson and four by Talisha McCullough. “I thought we served real well,” said Carney coach Steve ...

Eichhorn wins first collegiate event

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EL PASO, Texas — Marquette University freshman Hunter Eichhorn of Carney-Nadeau shot a final-round 65 Sunday to earn medalist honors with a 9-under 204 at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational. Eichhorn won his first collegiate event with rounds of 67-72-65. He recorded Sunday’s low ...

Highland hosts Toughman event

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HYDE — The Toughman Tournament at Highland Golf Club is set for Saturday with a noon shot-gun start. The cost is $40 buy-in per person and food will be available at the turn. Proceeds will benefit the Delta County Junior Golf League. For more information, call Highland at 906-466-2791 or Val ...

Prep schedule

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Thursday’s games Volleyball Manistique at Big Bay de Noc, 7 North Central at Rapid River, 7 BR-Harris at Forest Park, 7:15 Munising at S. Central, 7:30 C-N at Menominee, 8

Sage Run blossoms into beauty

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Editor’s note: Dennis Grall, former Daily Press Sports Editor and golf enthusiast, recently toured the area’s newest golf course. Here is his report on Sage Run. By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press ESCANABA — Patience is one of the best virtues to possess, but after a recent tour of ...

Rapid River heads league honor squad

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RAPID RIVER — They may not have been the pre-season favorites, but the Rapid River Rockets found a way to earn the Western Eight Conference football title this season. The Rockets finished 7-1 in the league, followed by Forest Park, defending champ North Central and Stephenson at 5-2, ...

Manistique spikers down St. Ignace 3-1

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MANISTIQUE — It took a little while for the Manistique Emeralds to find their groove Monday night as they rallied past the St. Ignace Saints 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 27-25, 25-17) in a non-conference volleyball match. “I think we got off to a slow start passing,” said Emeralds’ coach Amy ...