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Sports schedule

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Tonight’s games Women’s basketball Bay College at Silver Lake College, 6 Gymastics Escanaba at Marquette Invitational, 6 Boys’ basketball Gwinn at Gladstone, 7:15 Big Bay at Munising, 7:30 Manistique at Ishpeming, 7:30 Girls’ basketball Mid Peninsula at ...

LaFave hits 17, but Tech women fall

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HOUGHTON — Escanaba graduate Michelle LaFave scored a career-high 17 points Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Michigan Tech women from dropping a 103-68 basketball decision to top-ranked Ashland (Ohio). LaFave drained 8-of-11 field goals while topping her previous high of ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Escanaba 61, Negaunee 52 Rapid River 61, Menominee 52 C-N 56, BR-Harris 47 North Central 68, Stephenson 62 Norway 44, Forest Park 38 Iron Mountain 40, Westwood 38 (OT) Ironwood 86, Bayfield, Wis. 51 Bessemer 74, Republic-Michigamme 47 Ontonagon 82, ...

U.P. scores

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FRIDAY Girls’ basketball Gladstone 55, Escanaba 49 Negaunee 62, Manistique 22 S. Central 60, Rapid River 31 BR-Harris 51, C-N 39 N. Dickinson 55, N. Central 34 Kingsford 72, Iron Mountain 56 WIC 52, Forest Park 34 Houghton 70, Lake Linden-Hubbell 20 P. Jeffers 46, ...

Sports schedule: Saturday-Monday

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Today’s games Wrestling Escanaba Invitational, 9 a.m. Gladstone, Manistique at Kalkaska, 9 a.m. Bowling Escanaba at Westwood Invitational, 11 a.m. Competitive cheer Escanaba at Marquette (NMU Invite), noon Manistique at Comstock Park, TBA Girls’ basketball Big Bay at ...

Column: The Upper Peninsula and the NRC

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ESCANABA — There is more impact to the loss of John Matonich as a member of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) than the fact that he was very good at his post, John was, at a point in time, one of three Yoopers seated on the NRC when there had previously been some polarization ...

Free Fishing Weekend coming Feb. 17-18

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LANSING — Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. On those two days, everyone - residents and non-residents alike - can fish without a license, though all other fishing ...

DNR to begin deer migration study in western U.P.

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will soon begin capturing and collaring white-tailed deer in the western Upper Peninsula as part of a multi-year study to quantify movement patterns of deer, especially migration between winter and summer ranges. Completing the study ...

Bay hires Pankow as baseball coach

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ESCANABA — There’s nothing sexy about spring baseball in the Upper Peninsula. It’s cold and the snow can tend to stick around for a while. But it’s a familiar setting for Mike Pankow, who’s been hired as the first baseball coach at Bay College. “For whatever reason, my baseball ...

Field set for Esky Elks Invitational

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ESCANABA — Wrestling teams from at least 14 high schools are expected to be on hand Saturday when Escanaba hosts the annual Elks Invitational tournament. The team event begins at 9 a.m., with the semifinals scheduled to begin at approximately 2 p.m. and the finals set for 4:30. Those ...

Eskymos return to gymnastics competition at Marquette

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba gymnastics team will be competing for the first time in more than a year when it heads to the Marquette Invitational Friday. First-year coach Lyndsey Rogers is excited to get the season underway and looks for her team to create an energy that sets the tone for the ...

YMCA youth basketball programs to start Sunday

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ESCANBA — The YMCA has announced the start of Youth Basketball programs at the Delta Center in Escanaba beginning with their Youth Basketball League program. The program is for both boys and girls in the 3 to 4th Grade and girls in the 5th grade. The program begins with a skills assessment ...

Cage tournaments

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CARNEY — A pair of basketball tournaments are on tap within the next month at Carney-Nadeau High School. The 30th annual men’s tourney is scheduled for Jan. 27-28, with the fourth annual women’s tournament set for Feb. 3-4. Both events take place in the gym. Cost for each tourney is ...

For the record

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A photo on page 1B Wednesday incorrectly identified Escanaba’s Brodey Bevins as the wrestler in action against Marinette’s Owen Suennen in the 112-pound class. Escanaba’s Collin Arnt was the correct wrestler in the photo competing in the 103-pound class.

Sports schedule

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Tonight’s games Swimming Gladstone at Kingsford, 5 Wrestling Gladstone at Negaunee, 6 Boys’ basketball Menominee at RR, 7:30 Negaunee at Escanaba, 7:30 N. Central at Stephenson, 7:30 BR-Harris at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Friday’s games Women’s basketball Bay College at ...

It’s official: Capers out

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have announced the departure of veteran defensive coordinator Dom Capers. Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and inside linebacker Scott McCurley were also let go. The moves made earlier this week were announced by coach Mike McCarthy on ...

Lions interview Vrabel

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have interviewed Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel for their coaching position. The Lions announced the interview Wednesday, two days after coach Jim Caldwell was fired. Detroit has also interviewed its current defensive and offensive ...

Esky takes down Marines

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ESCANABA — Marinette finished the 2016-17 season with only three wrestlers. Escanaba ended with 10. What a difference a year makes. With greater numbers this season, filling all 14 weight classes wasn’t a problem for either team in a Tuesday night in a dual meet at Escanaba High ...

Rapid River boys down Munising

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River boys’ basketball team ended on a huge run as it held off a second-half comeback from Munising to survive 59-45 Tuesday night. The Rockets were up by as much as 12 in the third quarter when the Mustangs closed out the quarter on a 9-0 run and eventually tied ...