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Packers wary of Lions, don’t want repeat

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The past two games between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions exemplified the biggest difference between these two teams. Green Bay has an uncanny ability to win close games. Detroit keeps finding new ways to lose them. The Packers swept their two ...

BRH sweeps Cougars

HARRIS — All 15 Bark River-Harris volleyball players got a piece of the action here Thursday night as they posted a 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-19) triumph over the Superior Central Cougars. “We were able to get all of the girls some playing time and I feel good about that,” said BR-H coach ...

Cleveland and Ramirez bury Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Jose Ramirez homered twice on his 28th birthday, Shane Bieber took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 10-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. Bieber (8-1) didn’t allow a run until his ...

Wolves control Rockets

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves enjoyed a hot serving night here Thursday in a 3-0 (25-7, 25-7, 25-3) volleyball victory over the Rapid River Rockets. “We were just serving well,” said Wolves’ coach Steve Kedsch. “It was just one of those nights. It really set up our offense, and ...

Ray earns Highland Senior Men’s title

Mark Ray came from behind to win the championship. Ray birdied on holes five and six to even the match with Brian Sheeneman before adding another on hole 12 to move up by two. He sealed the championship with another birdie on hole 17.

Prep schedule

Today’s games Volleyball Hannahville at Maplewood Baptist (DH), noon Iron Mountain at Escanaba, 6:30 Girls’ tennis Gladstone at Escanaba, 3:30 Football Manistique at Negaunee, 7 Ontonagon at North Central, 7 Superior Central at Pickford, 7 Saturday’s ...

Briefs

ECC Women ESCANABA — Barb Scott and Paula Gustafson shot a 42 to tie for the top spot in the Escanaba Country Club’s Women’s League Wednesday. They were followed by Connie Kangas, Ann Marie Porath, Laura Clifford, Meghan Casey, Jessica Bray, Molly Lancour 43, Mary Bergman 44, Sharon ...

Cougars look to temper youth

EBEN — The Superior Central Cougars are in the midst of a two-week break as they prepare for the remainder of their cross country season. Superior Central, with five girls and three boys on its roster, has three meets under its belt and resumes Sept. 26 at the Rapid River ...

Eskymos tennis edges Kingsford

KINGSFORD — The Escanaba girls tennis team swept singles and scraped a doubles match to avoid a hung result here Thursday as the Eskymos defeated Kingsford 5-3. It was No. 3 doubles where a tough three-set win from Delaney McIntyre and Leslie Purcell earned the win for the Eskymos against ...

Jets volleyball can’t keep streak going

POWERS — Coming off of their first win in two years, the North Central Jets volleyball team hosted North Dickinson in Skyline Central Conference action Thursday night. The Nordics defeated NC in straight sets 3-0 (25-9,25-12,25-15). “We knew that North Central just came off a big win and ...

Black Bears fall against Munising Baptist

GARDEN CORNERS — Cam Miller and Braedon Thill scored a goal apiece here Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears from dropping a 6-2 soccer decision to the Munising Baptist Bobcats. “Munising Baptist came out hard and never let up until the end,” said Big ...

B10 reverses, will try to play

Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased. The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference ran a reverse ...

Miners sweep Braves

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls tennis team had to take its lumps here Wednesday as the Negaunee Miners ran away with the match 8-0. The Braves found most of their success at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles. At No. 3 singles, the Braves’ Addison Trombley won two games against Lexi Mason ...

North Central’s Mercier named POY

ESCANABA — Bryson Mercier may stand just 5-foot-3. However, that has not prevented the North Central High School junior from quickly becoming a giant on the golf course. Mercier has been named junior golfer of the year on the Wisconsin Junior Golf circuit. He also won his second straight ...

Mid Pen edges Munising

ST. NICHOLAS — The Mid Peninsula Wolverines put nearly all the pieces together here Wednesday night in a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-20) volleyball victory over the Munising Mustangs. “This is a real good win for us,” said Mid Pen coach Emily Kayser. “This is definitely the best we played ...

Brewers split DH against Cardinals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter and three relievers combined on a two-hitter, Ryan Braun hit his 350th career homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 Wednesday night to split a doubleheader. The Cardinals took the opener 4-2 behind Adam Wainwright’s ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Kingsford, 4:30 Soccer Munising Baptist at Big Bay de Noc, 4:30 Volleyball Munising Baptist at Big Bay de Noc, 6:30 Manistique at Escanaba, 7 Superior Central at Bark River-Harris, 7:30 North Dickinson at North Central, 8 Rapid ...

Prep football schedules

Superior Central Sept. 18 at Pickford Sept. 26 Lake Linden-Hubbell Oct. 2 at Munising Oct. 10 Rudyard Oct. 16 at Brimley Oct. 24 Rapid River North Central Sept. 18 Ontonagon Sept. 26 North Dickinson Oct. 2 at Forest Park Oct. 10 at Lake ...

Briefs

Schedule correction Manistique’s schedule published Wednesday has been amended. Instead of playing against Bessemer Oct. 2, the Emeralds face Gogebic at Wakefield on Oct. 3, with a varsity start of 3:30. Charles Woodson HOF candidate By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer Peyton ...

Rockets shut out by Knights

RAPID RIVER — The Norway volleyball team took advantage of disjointed play from the Rapid River Rockets here Tuesday to earn a straight-set victory (25-20, 25-21, 25-16) in the Skyline Central Conference. The first two sets hinted at the Rockets’ ability, but they couldn’t become ...