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Emeralds’ season ends with loss to Westwood

MANISTIQUE — The Westwood High School boys’ basketball team needed a half to adjust to the post-season. Once they did, it was full steam ahead as the Patriots posted a 46-29 victory at Manistique as they look to make another deep run in the MHSAA playoffs. Three years ago, Westwood ...

U.P. cage poll

Boys Division 1-3 1. Iron Mountain (6) 20-0 30 1 2. Marquette 16-3 24 2 3. Negaunee 13-7 17 3 4. Gladstone 13-7 12 T4 5. Calumet 16-4 6 T4 Others receiving votes: Ironwood (19-1) 1. Division 4 1. Brimley (6) 20-0 30 1 2. Rapid River 13-5 16 3 3. Carney-Nadeau 14-6 13 2 4. ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Hockey Regional playoff Division 2 Escanaba at Negaunee, 7 Girls’ basketball Gladstone at Negaunee, 7:15 Escanaba at Marquette, 7:15 Manistique at Munising, 7:15 Stephenson at Sup. Central, 7:30 Mid Pen at Rapid River, 7:30 North Central at Forest Park, ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball District tournaments Division 1 Marquette 74, Traverse City Central 65 (OT) Division 2 Kingsford 75, Houghton 60 Division 3 Westwood 46, Manistique 29 Gwinn 67, Bark River-Harris 44 Iron Mountain 87, Ironwood 38 L’Anse 30, Norway 26 Charlevoix 66, St. ...

NLY swimmers record multiple first places

MANITOWAC — Northern Lights YMCA swimmers competed in the Manty Invite here last weekend. Nate Lanaville won two first place finishes in the boys 11-12 age division in 100 yard freestyle and 50 free. Teammate Adrianna Getzloff took first in the girls 11-12 division in 50 butterfly and 50 ...

Briefs

Basketball tourney CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau will host a ‘March Madness’ invitational men’s basketball tournament March 30-31 at Carney-Nadeau High School. There will be a limit of 12 teams playing in two divisions. A play-in game will determine which division each team will land in. ...

Jets spoil Senior Day

WELLS — The Escanaba hockey team played well in stretches, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the energy Painesdale Jeffers brought here Saturday. The Jets scored early and added timely goals throughout to spoil Senior Day for the Eskymos with a 5-3 win. Jonathon Mantila gave the Jets a 5-3 ...

Loukus wins POY, two Eskymos earn honorable mention

ESCANABA — Houghton and Calumet were the frontrunners in the Great Lakes Hockey Conference this season and their success was reflected in voting by the league’s coaches during their annual meeting Friday. Calumet senior forward Brent Loukus was selected Player of the Year after breaking ...

SC boys fall in finale

STEPHENSON — The Stephenson boys’ basketball team hosted Superior Central on Saturday afternoon for Senior Night in its regular season home finale, and the Eagles sent their seniors off the right way. Way back in seventh-grade, the seniors on this Stephenson team got their first career ...

MSU takes down Michigan in battle of top 10 teams

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Underestimate Tom Izzo and Michigan State at your peril. The Spartans are plenty dangerous — even when they’re short-handed and playing on the road against a highly ranked rival. Cassius Winston had 27 points and eight assists, and 10th-ranked Michigan State ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Boys’ basketball District tournaments Division 3 Westwood at Manistique, 7 Gwinn at Bark River-Harris, 7 Division 4 Mid Pen vs. Superior Central at Big Bay, 7 Carney-Nad. at North Central, 7 Girls’ basketball Rapid River at Stephenson, ...

U.P. scores

Friday’s games Girls’ basketball Manistique 37, Big Bay 30 Boys’ basketball Manistique 60, Munising 50 Saturday’s games Girls’ basketball Negaunee 45, Gwinn 29 St. Ignace 52, Goodrich 44 Boys’ basketball Stephenson 54, Sup. Central 39 Hockey Painesdale ...

Briefs

Games cancelled ESCANABA — Two area girls’ basketball games were cancelled Saturday. Rapid River at Carney-Nadeau and Munising at Mid Peninsula were both called off and will not be made up. For the record ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Garrett LaMarche was wrongly identified in a picture ...

Esky bowling goes to state

BAY CITY — The Escanaba boys’ bowling team advanced to state competition with a third-place finish at regionals here Saturday. The Eskymos finished with 3,899 points. Josh Worthen led Esky with a 689 series and James Peacock added a 644 series. Worthen also advanced to states in the ...

Ahlgren shines in Braves’ win over IM

GLADSTONE — It’s no secret that 6-foot-3 center Megan Crow is the catalyst for the Gladstone girls’ basketball team. But as the Braves have improved, so has the rest of the squad. Wednesday night it was junior guard Maddie Ahlgren stepping up with a season-high 18 points to lead all ...

Braves outlast Eskymos

GLADSTONE — Taking care of the basketball paid off for the fourth-ranked Gladstone boys Friday night in a hard-fought 66-62 victory over the Escanaba Eskymos. The Braves finished with 10 turnovers, including four in the second half. Esky committed 10 of its 18 after the intermission in the ...

Broncos hold off Trojans’ rally

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris girls’ basketball team outlasted the Forest Park Trojans 46-38 here Thursday. This Skyline Central Conference game was decided in the last three minutes of the final quarter. With 2:33 left on the clock, Forest Park’s Mercedes Simmons hit two free ...

Bray’s basket leads BR-H over Jets

HARRIS — In a nail-biting conclusion, the Bark River-Harris boys’ basketball team pulled out a 34-32 win over the North Central Jets Friday. This Skyline Central Conference game was decided in the final two minutes. Broc Stenberg of Bark River scored with 2:35 left in the final quarter to ...

Braves spoil historic night for tandem

KINGSFORD — Gladstone tainted Kingsford’s historic night with a 73-67 Great Northern Conference win here on Thursday. It was Gladstone’s third straight win in a final week of tuning before the district tournament next week. Tyler Beauchamp scored 22 points and became Kingsford’s ...

Rockets clinch conference title with win over Nordics

FELCH — A dominant performance by the Rapid River boys’ basketball team clinched it a share of the Skyline Central Conference title here Friday night. The Rockets (13-5, 13-4 SC) jumped out to a 24-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in an 80-43 rout of North Dickinson ...