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Yooper Fall Classic closes UPIR season

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula International Raceway concluded its 2021 campaign Saturday night in enthralling fashion with the two-day Yooper Fall Classic in Escanaba. The event kicked off Friday night with heat races — and a feature for the special guest Sands Speedway Fuel Injected ...

Esky wins tennis GNC’s

MARQUETTE — The Escanaba Eskymos girls’ tennis team won the Great Northern Conference Tournament to bring the GNC title back home to Escanaba Wednesday afternoon in Marquette. “The team really came to play today,” said Eskymos coach Chris Ogren. “We made it to 7 out of 8 finals and ...

Hughes wins Holly XC Invitational

DAVISBURG, Mich. — Gladstone junior Drew Hughes landed a big prize here Saturday, earning top honors in Division 3 at the Holly Invitational cross country meet. Hughes covered the 3.1-mile course in a personal-best 16 minutes, 29.2 seconds and is believed to be the first male runner from ...

Packers D steps up, concerns loom

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers know what they have on offense with reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers leading a star-studded group that includes All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones. Defense remains much more of a question. After giving up 55 points ...

Lions search for defense

DETROIT (AP) — Two games into the season, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell is still trying to find a foundation for his struggling defense. After giving up 41 points in a season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Lions allowed 35 in an 18-point loss on Monday night. Only the ...

Eskymos earn first XC win of season

BANAT — It was a day of firsts for Escanaba here Tuesday as its boys’ and girls’ cross country teams got a chance to experience the thrill of victory for the first time this season. Esky’s boys placed five among the top nine and scored 21 points. They were followed by Stephenson 47 ...