×

Local Sports

The best in both worlds

ESCANABA — Playing through pain is one thing. Playing through pain and still putting up all-state numbers is another. That’s what Escanaba senior forward Ethan Silverstone accomplished this past hockey season, as he was recently named to the Division 2 all-state team by the Michigan High ...

MSU A.D. defends Tom Izzo after witness report

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman defended basketball coach Tom Izzo on Thursday after Izzo was accused in an ESPN report of contacting a witness who was part of a 2017 criminal sexual conduct investigation involving one of his players. According to a ...

NBA coaches play the waiting game

MIAMI (AP) — Orlando’s Steve Clifford figures he’s like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible opponents, and resume planning. Of course, nobody knows what they’re planning for — or when these ...

Gonzaga, UM top academics-based NCAA tourney bracket

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga and Michigan stood out in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head-coaching ranks. The Zags were a No. 1 seed in both brackets released Thursday by The Institute for ...

Division 1 girls all-state basketball

By The Associated Press Division 1 All-State The 2020 Associated Press Division 1 girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sportswriters. Player of the Year Aaliyah Nye, East Lansing, Sr. First-Team All-State Whitney Sollom, Hartland, Sr. Aaliyah ...

Gregory ready to lead the Bay women

ESCANABA — Matt Johnson has been coaching alongside Matt Gregory for the last three seasons. Bay College’s men’s basketball coach and athletic director has had an opportunity to see first-hand the coach and person Gregory is, so when the women’s basketball coach job opened up, Johnson ...

Finding ways to recruit

ESCANABA — The art of recruiting is a special one. Getting student-athletes to buy into your school, your culture, your way of doing things, your coaching staff and what else you have to offer can be a tough sales pitch for 17- and 18-year-olds who are being asked to trust you with their ...

NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs to 14 teams

NFL team owners voted Tuesday to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference, for a total of 14, next season as they continue to plan for the 2020 season to begin on time. During a conference call to discuss league business after the annual meetings were canceled due to the new ...

Kamin named to AP all-state second team

ESCANABA — Nicole Kamin continues to add to her basketball resume. After leading a young Escanaba team to a 13-8 record and its first district title in 20 years, Kamin was named to the Associated Press Division 2 all-state second team Wednesday. The 5-foot-11 junior forward averaged 19.2 ...

NASCAR industry steps up to produce PPE’s in COVID-19 crisis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The five 3D printers at NASCAR’s Research & Technology center – two delivered in February and installed less than two weeks ago — are typically focused on composite parts and working on an updated stock car. But when racing came to a stop March 13 amid the ...

Trappers Convention set for July in Esky

ESCANABA — The annual Upper Peninsula Trappers Convention and Outdoor Expo is scheduled for two days in mid-July at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Put on by the U.P. Trappers Association, the event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 10, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on ...

Division 3 girls all-state basketball

By The Associated Press The 2020 Associated Press Division 3 girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of Michigan sportswriters. Player of the Year Hannah Spitzley, Pewamo-Westphalia, Sr. First-Team All-State Hannah Spitzley, Pewamo-Westphalia, Sr. Kenzie Bowers, ...

Bucks aim to be ready when season resumes

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks remain confident the coronavirus pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly half a century. The Bucks had a league-best 53-12 record when play was suspended ...

Division 2 girls all-state basketball

By The Associated Press The 2020 Associated Press Division 2 girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of Michigan sportswriters. Player of the Year Gabrielle Elliott, Detroit Edison, Sr. First-Team All-State Gabrielle Elliott, Detroit Edison, Sr. Damiya Hagemann, ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

MARQUETTE — If the first match-up between Escanaba and Marquette wasn’t good enough, the second one played in Marquette Feb. 13 had all of that and more. The stakes were as high as they possibly could be for a regular season game, with the winner guaranteed at least a share of the Great ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

CARNEY — If we all end up getting robbed of the third chapter of Carney-Nadeau and North Central meeting for a district title, at least we got to see a classic played between the two teams back on Feb. 4 in Carney. This match-up was filled with intensity, clutch plays on both sides, and it ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

HARRIS — It was the second match-up of the year between the North Central and Bark River-Harris boys. The Jets had come off a tough loss to powerhouse Munising three days prior, and the Broncos were looking to add to their two-game win streak. In their last meeting Dec. 23, the Jets earned ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

GLADSTONE — Facing arguably the toughest schedule in the entire U.P., the Gladstone boys didn’t have much room for error this season. Playing in both the Mid-Peninsula and Great Northern Conference is something only the Braves do, which means playing multiple games against top teams such ...

Lions sign former Packers’ receiver Geronimo Allison

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison. The Lions announced the move Sunday. The 26-year-old Allison comes to Detroit from division rival Green Bay. He caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season. Allison played the ...

Wagner named 2nd team all-state

ESCANABA — As just a sophomore, Carney-Nadeau’s Tessa Wagner is already racking up prestigious honors. The 6-foot-2 center was named to the Associated Press Division 4 all-state second team Monday. Wagner averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks per game while shooting 45% from the ...