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Emeralds triumph

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique girls basketball team controlled the fourth quarter here Tuesday night and got a rare chance to celebrate. The Emeralds whipped Engadine 46-27 to complete a season sweep of the Eagles. “By far this was the best team game (this season),” Manistique coach Dave ...

Westwood girls upend Braves

ISHPEMING — The Westwood girls basketball team started this season with a lot of hype and it continued to live up to those high expectations Tuesday night. The Upper Peninsula’s No. 1 team in Divisions 1-3, the Patriots held Gladstone’s Megan Crow scoreless in the first half and led by ...

Rockets fall in final seconds

RAPID RIVER — Joey Starzynski was the savior for the Stephenson boys basketball team as the senior scored a last-second basket to lift the Eagles to a 41-40 victory over Rapid River here Tuesday. With Stephenson leading 39-38, Rapid River scored a bucket with eight seconds remaining in the ...

Broncos run their way past Munising

MUNISING — The third-ranked Bark River-Harris girls withstood a few challenges Tuesday night in a 55-47 basketball triumph over the Munising Mustangs. “They’re a tough team,” said BR-H coach Josh Eagle. “They really turned it on in the fourth quarter. They have no quit in them. It ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Wrestling Westwood, Gladstone at Escanaba, 6 Girls’ basketball Bark River-Harris at Big Bay, 6 Norway at North Central, 7:45 Escanaba at Kingsford, 8 Boys’ basketball Kingsford at Gladstone, 7:15 Escanaba at Manistique, 7:30 N. Dickinson at S. Central, ...

U.P. scores

Girls basketball Marquette 64, Escanaba 36 Westwood 61, Gladstone 40 Mid Pen 60, For. Park 54 (OT) B. River-Harris 55, Munising 47 Manistique 46, Engadine 27 Sault Ste. Marie 53, Petoskey 45 Gwinn 50, Ishpeming 45 Iron Mountain 57, Norway 33 West Iron 53, Negaunee 42 Calumet ...

Briefs

Bay athletes on Dean’s List ESCANABA — Nineteem athletes at Bay College have landed on the fall Dean’s List, which requires a 3.5 grade point average and completing 12 or more credit hours. Six of them had perfect 4.0 averages, Logan Bailey, Tyler Skufca and Mark Zhang in baseball, ...

Mid Pen girls win in OT

ST. NICHOLAS — It was a nailbiter to say the least Tuesday night as the Mid Peninsula girls edged Forest Park 60-54 in an overtime basketball thriller. Mid Pen led 38-31 after the third quarter of the Skyline Central Conference match-up. The Trojans, however, outscored the Wolverines ...

Norse women hammer Chicago foe

CHICAGO — The Bay College women’s basketball team soared into the Windy City Tuesday and blew away Kennedy-King College 99-25. All 12 Norse players produced points while six players reached double digits, led by freshman Taylor Hunter of Gladstone with 17 points. Freshman Brooke Dalgord ...

Wolves thump Big Bay

GARDEN CORNERS — An offensive explosion carried the Carney-Nadeau boys past Big Bay de Noc 90-36 here Tuesday in a Skyline Central Conference basketball game. Four Wolves scored in double figures, including Max Baumler with 26 and Beau Koffman with 23. The Wolves (7-1, 2-0 SC) raced out to ...

New way to golf in town

ESCANABA — It’s January and you’re in Escanaba during a heavy, wet snow storm. How about playing some golf today? That’s just what I did Monday, in the aftermath of the season’s first major snowfall. I’ve played golf in all 50 states and at every Upper Peninsula course - plus ...

Tigers prowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Clemson’s first series ended in a three-and-out, yet center Justin Falcinelli was beaming with confidence. It only got better for the Tigers after that. The matchup between Alabama’s vaunted defensive line and Clemson’s offensive line that was projected as ...

Packers to name Titans’ OC LaFleur as new head coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are turning to fast-rising offensive whiz Matt LaFleur to aid Aaron Rodgers and end a two-year absence from the postseason. LaFleur accepted an offer Monday to become the next head coach of the Packers, according to a person familiar with the ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Swimming Ishpeming-Negaunee at Manistique, 5 Girls’ basketball Hannahville at Munising Baptist, 5 Gladstone at Westwood, 7 Forest Park at Mid Pen, 7:30 Marquette at Escanaba, 7:30 Munising at BR-Harris, 7:30 Women’s basketball Bay College at ...

Gladstone keglers fall

MARINETTE — The Gladstone bowling team lost a pair of matches here Saturday. The Gladstone A team lost to Marquette. Freshman Andy Fisher bowled a 201 game and a 487 series. Junior Dan Helman and freshman Chad Britton both won in their matchups. The Braves split the Baker games 169-127 and ...

U.P. cage poll

Girls Division 1-3 1. Westwood (4) 8-0 24 2. Negaunee (1) 7-0 21 3. Marquette 5-2 15 4. Bark River-Harris 7-0 7 5. West Iron County 4-2 4 Others: Menominee (7-1) 3, Gwinn (5-1) 1. Division 4 1. St. Ignace (5) 7-0 25 2. Ontonagon 6-0 16 3. Ewen-Trout Creek 5-1 11 4. Baraga ...

Briefs

Hall of Famer Melchiori dies ESCANABA — Former Ironwood High School football coach Wayne Melchiori died Dec. 28 at a nursing home in Shakopee, Minn. Melchiori, 88, was a three-year varsity football player for the Michigan Wolverines and received the Fielding H. Yost Award. He was an ...

Esky wrestlers win Elks invitational

ESCANABA — Junior Hunter Larson and sophomores Collin Arnt and Tyler Lawson have been steady performers for the Escanaba wrestling team from the beginning of their prep careers. They continued that trend Saturday by winning their respective weight classes and helping the Eskymos retain ...

Bay quints get sweep

ESCANABA — Jordan Kraemer came through in the clutch once again here Saturday to help the Bay College women win the opener of a pair of exciting basketball games at Bay College. Kraemer’s late steal and two free throws lifted the women to a 66-64 victory over Silver Lake College of ...

Double Doink: Bears Booted by Eagles

CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL’s stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears 16-15 on Sunday in the final wild-card game. Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit the ...