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Broncos defuse Rockets

RAPID RIVER — The undefeated streak continued Monday night for the Bark River-Harris Broncos boys basketball team (10-0) as they beat the Rapid River Rockets (2-6) 73-41 in Rapid River. “I think this was a great team win by everybody,” said Broncos head coach Marc Zawacki. “It’s ...

Braves fall against Mountaineers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Despite getting off to what can be considered a slow start in comparison to their customary full speed ahead type beginning to basketball games, Iron Mountain regrouped and played a much better second half and powered past Gladstone 64-39 Monday night. Foster Wonders led ...

UPSHF banquet scheduled

HARRIS — The Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held Sunday, Aug. 15, at Island Resort & Casino in Harris. The 2020 induction was called off last May due to the coronavirus epidemic and tentatively rescheduled for May 8. However, virus issues and various ...

Urias seeks rebound

The Milwaukee Brewers’ big trade from the fall of 2019 certainly didn’t work out in the short term. They’re still hopeful it will help them over the long run. The Brewers acquired infielder Luis Urias and left-handed pitcher Eric Lauer from San Diego in a November 2019 trade that sent ...

Mid Pen, Rapid River, Gladstone fall

Basketball Boys Mid Pen at Stephenson STEPHENSON — The Mid Peninsula Wolverines (1-8) took a 68-21 loss against the Stephenson Eagles (4-3) Monday night in Stephenson. “Well, it was right out of the gate they went up on us 25-6,” said Wolverines coach Mark Branstrom. “After ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Big Bay de Noc at Hannahville, 5 Escanaba at Negaunee, 7:30 Carney-Nadeau at Forest Park, 8 Hockey Escanaba at Marquette, 7 Boys’ basketball Big Bay de Noc at Hannahville, 6:30 Manistique at Escanaba, 7:15 Marquette at Gladstone, ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Iron Mountain 64, Gladstone 39 Bark River-Harris 73, Rapid River 41 Stephenson 68, Mid Peninsula 21 Westwood 49, Hancock 21 Calumet 60, Baraga 49 Lake Linden-Hubbell 75, Republic-Michigamme 40 Dollar Bay 43, Houghton 34 Chassell 79, Watersmeet 65 Painesdale ...

Briefs

BRH boys earn spot on AP’s cager poll HARRIS — The undefeated Bark River-Harris boys basketball team earned a spot on the Associated Press Boy’s Basketball poll Monday. The Broncos took the ninth spot in Division 3 with 26 points. Preceding the Broncos were McBain, Oscoda, ...

Wolves rout Mustangs to remain undefeated

CARNEY — Tessa Wagner proved to be a tough match-up for the Munising girls here Saturday. So did the rest of the Carney-Nadeau Wolves in a 64-24 basketball rout of the Mustangs. The 6-foot-3 junior center scored 27 points in this Skyline Central Conference contest, helping the Wolves ...

Bucks rally to top Clippers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks showed they can still rally in the fourth quarter to win games with their defense. Antetokounmpo scored 36 points and sparked a game-closing 9-0 run as the Bucks rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-100 on Sunday for ...

Red Wings fall to Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane scored his 400th career goal, Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 44 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks closed out a successful February in style, beating the Detroit Red Wings 7-2 on Sunday night. Kane and Alex DeBrincat got loose for a 2-on-1 midway through the ...

Esky icers fall to Gremlins

HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins scored three goals in the second and four more in the third period to earn a 7-1 victory over the Escanaba Eskymos on the ice Saturday afternoon at the Dee. If the last two periods belonged to Houghton (7-1-1), the first was won by Escanaba (1-8). The ...

Former Rockets cager Rohde directs Tritons to Div. 2 title

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Former Rapid River High School girls basketball standout Sara (Boyer) Rohde guided Green Bay Notre Dame to the Division 2 girls basketball state championship here Saturday. The Tritons won twice Saturday, beating Reedsburg 68-56 in the finale after blasting Onalaska 64-32 ...

Gold Medal Classic scheduled for April after one-year hiatus

HERMANSVILLE — After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Gold Medal Classic independent basketball tournament, at the Meyer Township Community Club in Hermansville, will be held April 14-18. The divisions to play in this year, have been reduced to men’s A, B, C ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Mid Peninsula at Stephenson, 6 Manistique at Big Bay de Noc, 6 Rapid River at Superior Central, 7:30 Gladstone at Kingsford, 7:45 North Dickinson at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Bark River-Harris at Norway, 8:15 Men’s basketball Dakota County Technical ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Carney-Nadeau 64, Munising 24 Mackinac Island 51, Hannahville 34 Negaunee 44, Houghton 41 Chassell 48, Dollar Bay 43 Hancock 57, Painesdale Jeffers 32 Boys’ basketball Munising 69, Manistique 46 Hannahville 70, Mackinac Island 52 Dollar Bay 56, Chassell ...

BR-H grapplers improve to 12-1

NEWBERRY — The Bark River-Harris wrestling team moved to 12-1 with a pair of wins in Newberry Saturday. The Broncos opened their competition with a 72-11 win over Manistique. Bark River opened the scoring with a pin by Avry Corrigan over Manistique's Jena Osterhout. It then got pins from ...

Esky boys top Gladstone

ESCANABA — The Escanaba boys took care of the basketball and their home court here Friday night in a hard-fought 78-67 triumph over the Gladstone Braves. Esky committed just two turnovers in this Great Northern Conference match-up. The Braves had eight. “That’s the most impressive ...

Broncos pull away late from Jets

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Broncos boys basketball team (9-0) continued its undefeated streak Friday night with a 76-61 win against the North Central Jets (1-5) in Harris. “We knew this was going to be a battle coming in ... it is when you play North Central,” said Broncos coach ...

Yelich looks to move forward

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has never believed the results of one season have any carryover effect into the next year. He didn’t think that when he was coming off an MVP season in 2018 or a second straight batting title in 2019. Nor does he feel that way that now as he ...