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Giannis wins 2nd straight MVP

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. The Milwaukee forward is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award Friday. He got the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these ...

North Central runs over Ontonagon

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POWERS — The North Central Jets have coined ‘every moment, every play’ as their motto for this football season. North Central, paying close attention to detail in its opener, romped to an 84-6 victory over the Ontonagon Gladiators. “Coach told us to take every team as the best ...

Eskymos nearly shut out Braves

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ESCANABA — Two rivals faced off Friday despite the cold the wind was bringing, and it was a battle of the reduced here as both teams competed without some varsity players. It was Escanaba girls tennis that came out on top, overwhelming the Gladstone Braves 7-1. Gladstone’s sole win came ...

Cleveland edges Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — Zach Plesac pitched impressively into the eighth inning, and Brad Hand worked out of a jam in the ninth to send the Cleveland Indians to a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Francisco Lindor drove in the game’s only run with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly, ...

Braves JV win over Redmen

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves JVs opened its season with a 12-0 win over the Marquette Redmen. The Braves, a combined freshman and sophomore team, played a Redmen team that only lost a few games last year. Freshmen Nate Young had a record night in his first high school game, rushing for ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Volleyball Manistique at Charlevoix Invitational, 9 a.m. Carney-Nadeau at Forest Park Invitational, 10 a.m. Soccer Big Bay de Noc, Hannahville at Munising Baptist, 10 a.m. Football Carney-Nadeau at Lake Linden-Hubbell, 1:30 Bark River-Harris at Houghton, ...

Briefs

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Eskymos ppd. ESCANABA — The volleyball match between Escanaba and Iron Mountain schedule for Friday was postponed. A make-up date has not yet been established.

U.P. scores

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11-player Negaunee 39, Manistique 8 Marquette 41, Menominee 18 Kingsford 17, Calumet 16 West Iron County 28, Norway 6 Hancock 43, Gwinn 6 Harbor Springs 49, St. Ignace 0 Eight-player Pickford 80, Superior Central 20 North Central 84, Ontonagon 6 Stephenson 60, North ...

Packers wary of Lions, don’t want repeat

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The past two games between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions exemplified the biggest difference between these two teams. Green Bay has an uncanny ability to win close games. Detroit keeps finding new ways to lose them. The Packers swept their two ...

BRH sweeps Cougars

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HARRIS — All 15 Bark River-Harris volleyball players got a piece of the action here Thursday night as they posted a 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-19) triumph over the Superior Central Cougars. “We were able to get all of the girls some playing time and I feel good about that,” said BR-H coach ...

Cleveland and Ramirez bury Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — Jose Ramirez homered twice on his 28th birthday, Shane Bieber took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 10-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. Bieber (8-1) didn’t allow a run until his ...

Wolves control Rockets

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CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves enjoyed a hot serving night here Thursday in a 3-0 (25-7, 25-7, 25-3) volleyball victory over the Rapid River Rockets. “We were just serving well,” said Wolves’ coach Steve Kedsch. “It was just one of those nights. It really set up our offense, and ...

Ray earns Highland Senior Men’s title

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Mark Ray came from behind to win the championship. Ray birdied on holes five and six to even the match with Brian Sheeneman before adding another on hole 12 to move up by two. He sealed the championship with another birdie on hole 17.

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Volleyball Hannahville at Maplewood Baptist (DH), noon Iron Mountain at Escanaba, 6:30 Girls’ tennis Gladstone at Escanaba, 3:30 Football Manistique at Negaunee, 7 Ontonagon at North Central, 7 Superior Central at Pickford, 7 Saturday’s ...

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ECC Women ESCANABA — Barb Scott and Paula Gustafson shot a 42 to tie for the top spot in the Escanaba Country Club’s Women’s League Wednesday. They were followed by Connie Kangas, Ann Marie Porath, Laura Clifford, Meghan Casey, Jessica Bray, Molly Lancour 43, Mary Bergman 44, Sharon ...

Cougars look to temper youth

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EBEN — The Superior Central Cougars are in the midst of a two-week break as they prepare for the remainder of their cross country season. Superior Central, with five girls and three boys on its roster, has three meets under its belt and resumes Sept. 26 at the Rapid River ...

Eskymos tennis edges Kingsford

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KINGSFORD — The Escanaba girls tennis team swept singles and scraped a doubles match to avoid a hung result here Thursday as the Eskymos defeated Kingsford 5-3. It was No. 3 doubles where a tough three-set win from Delaney McIntyre and Leslie Purcell earned the win for the Eskymos against ...

Jets volleyball can’t keep streak going

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POWERS — Coming off of their first win in two years, the North Central Jets volleyball team hosted North Dickinson in Skyline Central Conference action Thursday night. The Nordics defeated NC in straight sets 3-0 (25-9,25-12,25-15). “We knew that North Central just came off a big win and ...

Black Bears fall against Munising Baptist

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GARDEN CORNERS — Cam Miller and Braedon Thill scored a goal apiece here Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears from dropping a 6-2 soccer decision to the Munising Baptist Bobcats. “Munising Baptist came out hard and never let up until the end,” said Big ...

B10 reverses, will try to play

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Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased. The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference ran a reverse ...