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Esky spills Braves, BR-H

GLADSTONE — The middle weights came through for the Escanaba wrestlers here Thursday night in a 45-34 wrestling victory over the Gladstone Braves. Esky opened with a 61-12 triumph over Bark River-Harris and Gladstone beat the Broncos 54-17. Gladstone’s Lane Matzke opened with his 100th ...

Kamin leads Esky past Flivvers, 56-46

ESCANABA — In a matchup of a pair of fairly evenly-matched Great Northern Conference teams just trying to do the same thing, one thing separated the Escanaba Eskymos from the Kingsford Flivvers — Nicole Kamin. With both teams playing zone defenses and trying to beat the other down the ...

Slow start dooms Esky icers in 7-1 loss

WELLS — Efficiency was the name of the game for the Marquette hockey team in the first period as an avalanche of early goals threw the Escanaba Eskymos off their game, and the Redmen skated to a 7-1 victory Thursday in Wells. Ansel Frost put Marquette (12-3) on the board just 12 seconds ...

Ballard’s career-high lifts Gladstone past Kingsford

KINGSFORD — Senior guard Noah Ballard erupted for a career-high 31 points to help Gladstone run past Kingsford 71-66 in a fast-paced Great Northern Conference boys basketball game Thursday evening. The Flivvers, paced by Cole Bracket’s 20 points, led by five entering the final quarter but ...

Broncos edged by Gwinn

HARRIS — Gwinn’s Marissa Delmont spelled the end for the Bark River-Harris girls basketball team with a last second, off-hand layup to allow the Modeltowners to edge the Broncos 46-45 in Bark River Thursday. The Broncos (5-4) held a slight lead with just a few seconds left in the game, ...

Wolves too much for Mid Pen

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau applied pressure and the Mid Peninsula Wolverines couldn’t find an answer as the Wolves shut down Mid Pen 67-38 here Thursday in a boys basketball victory. The Wolves jumped out to a quick lead 16-6 at the end of the first quarter of the Skyline Central Conference ...

Jets pour it on late in Norway win

NORWAY — A strong finish was enough to propel the North Central girls here Thursday night in a 58-42 basketball triumph over the Norway Knights. The Jets led 40-36 after the third quarter before outscoring the Knights 18-6 in the fourth. “We were in little bit of foul trouble in the ...

Big Bay rallies for win in 2nd half

GARDEN CORNERS — Trailing 24-22 at the half, the Big Bay de Noc girls picked up their defense in a huge way and held Maplewood Baptist to just five points in the second half of a 46-29 home basketball triumph Thursday. The Black Bears had 18 steals in this Northern Lights League contest, 11 ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Swimming Kingsford, Manistique at Gladstone (YMCA), 4 Boys’ basketball Paradise at Hannahville, 6:30 Superior Central at Rapid River, 7:30 Norway at BR-Harris, 7:30 Stephenson at N. Central, 7:45 Girls’ basketball Manistique at Gladstone, 7:15 North ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Gladstone 71, Kingsford 66 C-Nadeau 67, Mid Peninsula 38 North Dickinson 66, Superior Central 51 Maplewood Baptist 69, BIg Bay de Noc 45 Forest Park 35, Munising 20 Dollar Bay 72, Hancock 56 Ontonagon 67, Wakefield-Marenisco 66 Ewen-Trout Creek 66, Watersmeet ...

Norse win 6th in a row

ESCANABA — Basketball is often referred to as a game of runs. The Bay College men came up with one which lasted nearly the whole second half here Wednesday as they rallied past the Gogebic Community College Samsons 83-58 for their sixth straight victory. Bay trailed 34-28 at halftime, ...

Trudell cans 6 treys, Bay women cruise

ESCANABA — They can win in a number of ways, but two things have primarily been the focal points for success for the Bay college women this season — their intense, full-court pressure defense, and the outside shooting of sophomore guard Haley Trudell. Both things were on display in the ...

Packers-49ers rivalry dates back 25 years

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brett Favre vs. Steve Young. Aaron Rodgers dueling with Colin Kaepernick. The catch by Terrell Owens, electrifying returns from Desmond Howard and breathtaking runs by Kaepernick. Few franchises have been as intertwined over the last quarter-century as the Green ...

Braves’ swimmers fall to Marquette in dual meet

MARQUETTE — Smaller numbers hurt the Gladstone swim team in a dual meet at Marquette Wednesday, as the Braves dropped a 132-45 decision to Marquette on the girls side and a 144-23 decision on the boys side. “We have a small team, and the Marquette team is large and very good and could ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Maple. Baptist at Big Bay, 5:30 Kingsford at Escanaba, 7:30 Gwinn at BR-Harris, 7:30 North Central at Norway, 8 Sup. Central at N. Dickinson, 8 Wrestling Bark River-Harris, Escanaba at Gladstone, 6 Hockey Marquette at Escanaba, ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball St. Ignace 70, Pickford 48 Rudyard 36, DeTour 33 Cedarville 57, Newberry 43 Boys’ basketball Negaunee 62, Ishpeming 27 Houghton 54, Gwinn 52

Giving it all they have

GLADSTONE — They hung with them for as long as they could, but in the end the shorthanded Gladstone Braves just didn’t have enough in a 49-29 home loss to second-ranked Westwood Tuesday evening. The Braves lost 6-foot-3 center and Grand Valley State commit Megan Crow just under three ...

Esky rides hot start to beat Maroons

MENOMINEE — An uninspired start to the game by the Menominee boys basketball team allowed Escanaba to take a 19-6 advantage after the first quarter and the Eskymos were able to hold on the rest of the way to stay perfect in the Great Northern Conference (4-0) with a 64-44 victory on Tuesday ...

Broncos cruise past Munising at home

HARRIS — A second quarter explosion propelled the Bark River-Harris girls basketball team past the Munising Mustangs 50-31 at Bark River Tuesday evening in a Skyline Central Conference matchup. Despite going just 1-for-7 from the free throw line in the first quarter, the Broncos (5-3, 4-2 ...

Redettes avenge season-opening loss to Eskymos

MARQUETTE — Great players step up when their teams need them to the most. That player for the Marquette girls varsity basketball team on Tuesday night was Maddie Carter. The Redettes senior threw up 21 points, including a go-ahead and-1 play late in the fourth, en route to a 55-48 home ...