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Dodgers win first WS since 1988

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No large dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one could have imagined prior to the coronavirus pandemic. They started the party without Justin Turner, ...

Rockets return to the playoffs

RAPID RIVER — Following a year’s absence, the Rapid River Rockets are returning to the football playoffs this season. Rapid River (5-1) opens by hosting Rudyard (3-3) tonight at 7 in an eight-player, Division 2 contest. The Rockets finished 4-5 and didn’t qualify for the post-season a ...

Wolves excited for more games

CARNEY — For the first time since the Carney-Nadeau football program’s inception, the Wolves (3-3) are heading to the playoffs as they take on the Cedarville Trojans (5-1) today in Cedarville. In an abbreviated season that included two forfeit victories against Forest Park and North ...

Local racer finds success after half a decade away

ESCANABA — It has everything you could want in a Hollywood script: a passion, that passion needing to be discarded because of responsibility, serendipitous happenstance that rekindles that passion and a happy ending. Recently, Escanaba’s Danny Beauchamp became the 2020 Formula 4x4 Offroad ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Football playoffs Eight-player Division 2 Carney-Nadeau at Cedarville, 7 Rudyard at Rapid River, 7 Volleyball Escanaba at Manistique, 7 Superior Central at Munising, 7 Engadine at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 Forest Park at Bark River-Harris, 7:30 Rapid River at ...

Wolves stall Jets, look sharp

CARNEY — With playoffs looming, it was a productive night for the back in action Carney-Nadeau Wolves as they routed the North Central Jets 3-0 (25-5, 25-8, 25-3) Tuesday in Carney. After a two week COVID-19 quarantine break, the Wolves showed little rust. “I’m pretty impressed with how ...

11 Broncos honored in WestPAC awards

IRON RIVER — The Iron Division of the West-PAC conference recently selected its all-conference football team for 2020, and Bark River-Harris — who finished 3-2 and hosts St. Ignace on Friday for the first playoff round — filled out 11 of 30 players. The Broncos’ senior Tyler Racicot ...

Loss illuminates state of Spartans

If anyone doubted the challenge facing new Michigan State coach Mel Tucker, it should be obvious now. The Spartans began the season at home against Rutgers last weekend — perhaps the easiest game on their schedule, in theory — and lost 38-27. It was the first Big Ten win for the Scarlet ...

Rockets top Cougars

RAPID RIVER — Senior Emily Goodacre provided Rapid River with a seven-point service run in the third set here Tuesday night, helping the Rockets surge to a 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-16, 25-16) volleyball triumph over the Superior Central Cougars. The Rockets were ahead 14-12 before getting a ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball Bark River-Harris at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Thursday’s games Football playoffs Eight-player Division 2 Carney-Nadeau at Cedarville, 7 Rudyard at Rapid River, 7 Volleyball Escanaba at Manistique, 7 Superior Central at Munising, 7 Engadine at Mid ...

Bark River-Harris falls against Modeltowners

HARRIS — With its back against the wall, the Bark River-Harris volleyball team nearly rallied to defeat Gwinn in the fifth set but couldn’t fully recover. The Modeltowners earned the victory 3-2 (31-29, 25-19, 22-25, 20-25, 15-10) Tuesday at Bark River. After Gwinn won the first two sets, ...

Kershaw hands Dodgers WS lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — As much as Clayton Kershaw has dominated hitters throughout a glittering career, he has not silenced those who cite his lack of baseball’s ultimate accomplishment. With a gritty performance, plus one particular delivery home that will long be remembered, he hushed ...

Englund earns second D-3 XC title

MUNISING — Mid Peninsula senior Daisy Englund endured a few scary moments here Saturday before earning her second Upper Peninsula Division 3 cross country title. Englund withstood a late challenge by Munising sophomore Hattie Cota before taking the 3.1-mile race in 21 minutes, 16.4 seconds ...

Packers’ depth helps mitigate injuries

Consider the Green Bay Packers’ latest victory a testament to their depth. That’s a strength the Packers (5-1) hope they don’t need to continue showcasing quite as much as they did Sunday in a 35-20 victory over the Houston Texans (1-6). Two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers threw four ...

Lions lean on Stafford

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford had the ball and Matt Prater knew it was time to start kicking. Good call. Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley gave one of the NFL’s best comeback quarterbacks a shot to lead the Detroit Lions to victory, and Stafford took ...

Prep poll nearly unchanged

ESCANABA — Marquette (5-1) retained top spot in the recent U.P. football poll for 11-player teams voted on by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association with 25 votes after a 28-6 win over Calumet Friday. Sault Ste. Marie (4-2) moved up a spot to second with 17 votes, ...

Prep football playoff schedule

Thursday Carney-Nadeau at Cedarville, 7 p.m. Rudyard at Rapid River, 7 p.m. Friday Manistique at Mancelona, 6 p.m. Negaunee at Gladstone, 7 p.m. St. Ignace at Bark River-Harris, 7 p.m. Saturday Escanaba at Alma, 11 a.m. Engadine at North Central, 1 p.m.

Hematites win at D2 XC finals

GAASTRA — The Ishpeming boys took home their third straight Upper Peninsula Division 2 cross country championship with 17 points here Saturday. It marked the sixth title in seven years for the Hematites, who were followed by Painesdale Jeffers 57 and Gogebic 98. Ishpeming grabbed five of ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball Mid Pen jayvees at Hannahville, 5:15 Escanaba at Marquette, 7 Superior Central at Rapid River, 7:30 North Central at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Wednesday’s games Volleyball Bark River-Harris at Carney-Nadeau, 8

North Central falls to Munising in four

POWERS — A hotly contested match between North Central and Munising went the way of the Mustangs Monday night in Powers. After trading the first two sets with the Jets, the Mustangs won the third and fourth to take the match 3-1, (25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 25-23). It was the team’s first win ...