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Flivvers too much to handle for Braves

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GLADSTONE — In a preview of two teams who will be attending the Great Northern Conference volleyball tournament Saturday, it was Kingsford coming out with the upper hand in a 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 26-24) sweep over conference foe Gladstone here Thursday. The Flivvers got off to a strong start ...

Rockets fail to lift off in 3-0 loss to Forest Park

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets couldn’t lift off here Thursday as the Forest Park Trojans swept the Rockets 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20) in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball contest. Rapid River led 15-10 in the first set on the back of kills from Kristin Goodacre, Cecilia Pilon ...

Nordics sweep Mid Pen

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ST. NICHOLAS — The Mid Peninsula Wolverines had trouble matching up with North Dickinson’s front line at times here Thursday as they dropped a 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-16) volleyball decision to the Nordics on Parents’ Night. “We had a hard time stopping their big hitters,” said Mid ...

Gladstone Hall of Fame inductees

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Five new members and two new teams were inducted into the Gladstone Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday at Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club. Pictured above are five of the inductees. From left: Tom Butch (member of the 1960 U.P. Class B-C-D championship golf team), Renee (Carlson) Scoville (1995 ...

Broncos rally late to win

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MENOMINEE — Holding a 2-0 series lead and all of the momentum on its side, the Menominee volleyball team looked as if it would be going home early in Thursday’s match against Bark River-Harris with its first sweep of the season. That was until the Broncos sprung to life, battled back and ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Cross country Bay College at U.P. Championships (NMU), 3 Football Rapid River at Pickford, 7 S. Central at Cedarville, 7 Norway at Manistique, 7 Marquette at Gladstone, 7 Traverse City Central at Escanaba, 7 Carney-Nadeau at North Central, 7 Saturday’s ...

Briefs

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Wolf Pack Run CARNEY — The Fifth Annual Wolf Pack run/walk takes place Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. (CDT) at the Carney-Nadeau School. Entry fee is $25 with T-shirt or $15 without. Cost for families of three or more is $60. Raceday registrations will have shirts available for pick-up at a later ...

Black Bears end regular season with win over Ojibwe Charter

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BRIMLEY — The Big Bay de Noc volleyball team ended its regular season with a bang here Thursday as the Black Bears overtook Ojibwe Charter 3-1 (25-19, 27-25, 24-26, 25-13) in a Northern Lights League contest. “This was a fun match for us,” Black Bears’ coach Angie Paulson said. “We ...

Column: Early snow a scenic mix with autumn

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“Scarecrow on a wooden cross, blackbird in the barn,” – John Mellencamp — — — MARQUETTE — The first sound I heard after I slipped outside the back door that morning was the croaking squawk of an old raven. He sounded upset about the cold and the snow. I couldn’t blame ...

Lake sturgeon releases add nearly 20,000 fish to Michigan waters

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LANSING — This summer and fall, the DNR and several partners released nearly 20,000 juvenile lake sturgeon in public waters, part of an ongoing effort to rehabilitate this culturally significant fish species. The locations, totals, dates and (partner agencies) include: Allegan ...

Stakes rise as playoff push continues

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ESCANABA — For area high school football teams, the time is now. This is the time of year you put all that summer work in for, with a chance to go to the playoffs and, perhaps, put yourself in position to host playoff games. That’s what’s at stake for Escanaba and Gladstone as both ...

Norse to host exhibition game against NMU Sunday

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ESCANABA — The Bay College Norse women’s basketball team get its first opportunity to get on the court Sunday when it hosts Division 2 Northern Michigan University at 2 p.m. in an exhibition game. The Norse, fresh off a 21-8 season and a trip to the NJCAA Region 13 final in coach Rob ...

NFL officiating increasingly makes the game unwatchable

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ESCANABA — Another week in the NFL, another week of putrid officiating. Still surprised? I’m not. Two phantom hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit Lions’ defensive end Trey Flowers cost the Lions the game against the Green Bay Packers Monday night. Each call extended a Packers’ ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Soccer Big Bay de Noc at Ojibwe Charter, 4:30 Volleyball Big Bay de Noc at Ojibwe Charter, 6:30 Escanaba at Sault Ste. Marie, 7 Kingsford at Gladstone, 7 Bark River-Harris at Menominee, 7:30 S. Central at Munising, 7:30 Forest Park at Rapid River, 7:30 North ...

Briefs

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Esky basketball ESCANABA — Escanaba’s seventh and eighth-grade junior high basketball teams each rolled past Marquette here Wednesday. The seventh-graders beat Marquette 52-10 behind 10 points from Grayson LaMarche, eight from Ciara Braun and seven from Brook Miron. The eighth-graders ...

Gladstone girls, Esky boys win XC titles

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The elementary/junior high cross country season wrapped up Saturday with U.P. Finals held at Beauchamp’s Grove in Flat Rock. The Gladstone girls (left) came home with the title with a score of 51 over St. Francis de Sales (52), Escanaba (65), North Central (82), and Manistique (142). The ...

PowderPuff volleyball champs

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North Central Junior/High School held the annual PowderPuff Volleyball Tournament Monday as part of homecoming week. Every year, National Honor Society organizes the event as a day to show class pride and spirit. The junior champion high school team is pictured on top. Front row from left: ...

SC denies Jets first win

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POWERS — The Superior Central volleyball team grounded the North Central Jets in a nip-and-tuck five-setter (15-25, 26-24, 20-25, 25-13, 15-13) here Tuesday as the Jets fell short of getting their first win of the season. It all came down to the fifth set. North Central came out quick ...

Emeralds flex muscle in sweep over Gwinn

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MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Emeralds continue to show their dominance. Facing a good Gwinn team for the second time this year, the Emeralds controlled most of the match to complete a 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-22) volleyball sweep here Tuesday. Trailing 9-8 in the opening set, Manistique’s ...

Broncos swept by North Dickinson

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FELCH — With strong serving and calculated play at the net, the North Dickinson Lady Nordics swept the Bark River-Harris Broncos Tuesday night inside the Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium. In the 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-13) Skyline Central Conference win, ND head coach Sandy Haustein had mixed ...