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Two wins in one night

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HARRIS — Brett LaFord was chasing more than 1,000 points. The Carney-Nadeau senior point guard entered Tuesday’s Skyline Central Conference rivalry game at Bark River-Harris just 17 points shy of 1,000, but he wanted the victory just as bad. He got both. LaFord scored 17 points and three ...

Jets fly past Nordics in second half, 55-43

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POWERS — It took a half, but after exiting the locker room, a refueled North Central Jets boys basketball team broke a 24-24 halftime tie and overcame a 29-point game from Cameron Schultz to post a 55-43 Skyline Central Conference victory over North Dickinson Tuesday in Powers. Just under ...

LaFord reaches 1,000 points in win over BR-H

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HARRIS — Brett LaFord took a dribble, a deep breath, and sank his free throw. After countless hours in the gym and putting up shots summer after summer, Carney-Nadeau’s senior point guard finally felt all his hard work starting to pay off when he hit the 1,000-point mark during Tuesday’s ...

Mid Pen boys and girls win at Big Bay

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GARDEN CORNERS — The Mid Peninsula girls basketball team came out quick and kept on rolling to secure a 69-37 road victory over the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears Tuesday night. The Black Bears (13-3) kept themselves in the game in the first quarter and didn’t make it easy for the Wolverines, ...

Braves unable to contain No. 2 Miners

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NEGAUNEE — It was a tough night for the Gladstone boys here Tuesday as they dropped a 75-43 basketball decision to the second-ranked Negaunee Miners. Negaunee led 29-13 after the first quarter and 47-22 at halftime of the Mid-Peninsula Conference contest. “We ran into a buzzsaw,” said ...

No. 5 Mustangs speed past Rockets boys

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MUNISING — Tyler Sundling scored 17 points here Tuesday night, but it wasn’t nearly enough to keep the Rapid River boys from dropping a 60-38 basketball decision to the fifth-ranked Munising Mustangs. The Rockets trailed 13-2 after the first quarter and 28-18 at halftime of the Skyline ...

Rapid River girls fall against Trojans

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RAPID RIVER — Putting the basketball through the hoop was difficult for the Rapid River girls here Tuesday night as they dropped a 48-18 basketball decision to the Forest Park Trojans. The Rockets hit just 7-of-43 field goals in the Skyline Central Conference contest. The Trojans were ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Wrestling Team regionals Division 2 At Clio Gaylord vs. Escanaba, 6 DeWitt vs. Clio, 6 Championship match, 7:30 Division 3 At Kingsley Grayling vs. Gladstone, 6 Benzie Central vs. Kingsley, 6 Championship match, 7:30 Division 4 At Onaway Newberry ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Escanaba 56, W. Iron County 49 Negaunee 75, Gladstone 43 Engadine 65, Manistique 56 (OT) Munising 60, Rapid River 38 Mid Peninsula 58, Big Bay de Noc 32 C-Nadeau 62, BR-Harris 56 N. Central 55, N. Dickinson 43 Norway 43, Forest Park 34 Iron Mountain 80, Kingsford ...

Briefs

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Game postponed EBEN — Tuesday night’s Stephenson at Superior Central boys basketball game was postponed due to weather. It will be made up March 6.

Esky rallies past Braves

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GLADSTONE — Kelly O’Connell had a decision to make. Filling in for head coach Mike Beveridge, who was suspended for a game after being ejected at Kingsford last week, O’Connell and his Escanaba girls basketball team trailed rival Gladstone 33-27 after the third quarter. The game was ...

Mid Pen girls hold on to beat Rockets

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RAPID RIVER — It wasn’t that the Rapid River Rockets malfunctioned, but rather, the Mid Peninsula Wolverines rode out several potential Rockets’ rallies to prevent a repeat of the loss they suffered on their home court at the beginning of the season. The Wolverines used a 15-point fourth ...

Bark River girls roll past Norway, 63-24

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NORWAY — A fast paced transition game and fluent ball movement usually go together well. Bark River-Harris had that combination going for it on Monday night, as the Broncos rolled past Norway 63-24 in girls basketball action. The Broncos had three players in double figures led by Cara ...

Jets re-enter U.P. poll at No. 5

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ESCANABA — As the regular season begins to wind down, things are starting to become a little more clear in terms of who the best basketball teams in the U.P. really are. The latest U.P. poll released Monday was another indicator of that, as another week went by without any significant changes ...

Carney girls extend winning streak to 11

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CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau girls just keep on winning. The Wolves extended their winning streak to 11 games here Monday night after pulling out a 50-47 basketball victory over Skyline Central Conference foe Stephenson. The game was tied at 10 after the first quarter and the Wolves led ...

North Central girls fall to North Dickinson

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FELCH — Sophomore Ashton Hord led all scorers with 23 points, while Briana Smith added 21, eight assists and five steals, as North Dickinson pulled away in the fourth quarter to go on to defeat North Central 78-48 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Monday night at the Carl F. ...

IM girls get second win against Emeralds

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Two underclassmen led the way in scoring for Iron Mountain Monday night. Behind 15 points and eight rebounds from sophomore Annslee Runsat, and 13 points and eight rebounds from freshman Ellison Powell, the Mountaineers recorded their second win of the season as they defeated ...

11 area wrestlers qualify for individual regionals

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ESCANABA — Eleven area wrestlers are headed for individual regional tournaments after placing in the top four of their respective weight divisions at individual districts Saturday. Escanaba placed four in the Division 2 district at Gaylord, including Hunter Larson who won by injury default ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Mid Peninsula at Big Bay, 6 Forest Park at Rapid River, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Gladstone at Negaunee, 7:15 Stephenson at Superior Central, 7:30 Rapid River at Munising, 7:30 Manistique at Engadine, 7:30 Mid Peninsula at Big Bay, ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Escanaba 47, Gladstone 39 Iron Mountain 45, Manistique 29 North Dickinson 78, North Central 48 BR-Harris 63, Norway 24 Mid Pen 50, Rapid River 42 Munising 44, Superior Central 21 Carney-Nadeau 50, Stephenson 47 Florence, Wis. 39, Forest Park 35 Westwood 38, ...