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Black Bears grab first win against Eagles

GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc Black Bears earned their first volleyball victory of the season here Tuesday, taking a 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-10) decision from the Bay Mills Ojibwe Charter Eagles. “I was really proud of all the girls tonight,” said Big Bay coach Angie Paulson. “We ...

Rapid River volleyball picks up first win

NORWAY — The Rapid River volleyball team picked up its first win of the season here Tuesday, edging Skyline Central Conference opponent Norway 3-1 (25-14, 21-25, 26-24, 25-23). “Our girls stuck with it and they kept fighting,” Rockets’ coach Kristy Kerstner said. “After the first ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Gladstone at West Iron Cty, 4:45 Thursday’s games Volleyball Maplewood Baptist at Hannahville (DH), 2 Escanaba at Manistique, 7 C-Nadeau at Rapid River, 7:30 BR-Harris at S. Central, 7:30 N.Central at North Dickinson, 8 Cross ...

Briefs

Senior scramble at Sweetgrass HARRIS — Steve Douglas of Terrace Bluff and Larry Bratonia of Gladstone shot 64 for medalist honors in the age 50-64 division in the senior two-man scramble tournament Tuesday at Sweetgrass Golf Club. Scott Neurohr of Nahma and Rick LaFleur of Terrace Bluff ...

Eskymos, Jets top first U.P. grid poll

ESCANABA — After three weeks of the high school football season, two local teams sit atop their respective divisions in the first U.P. poll voted on by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Those teams are Escanaba and North Central, which are both unbeaten. The ...

Balenger shines, Patriots top Braves

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls’ tennis team was the second Delta County team to feel like it ran up against a buzzsaw against Westwood here Monday, dropping the match to the Patriots 7-1. Westwood blanked Escanaba 8-0 earlier in the day. Gladstone’s lone win came at No. 1 singles, ...

Patriots blank Esky, 8-0

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls’ tennis team faced an unscheduled, tough opponent here Monday as the Westwood Patriots overpowered the Eskymos 8-0. The Eskymos fell in each flight in two sets, with No. 1 doubles going to seven games in both sets. However, Esky’s Maddy Ide and Alison ...

Mid Pen tops Munising for first time ever

MUNISING — The Mid Peninsula volleyball team reached new heights here Monday, topping conference rival Munising 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-12) for the first time ever. “Every girl stepped up and played their role perfectly tonight,” Mid Pen coach Emily Kayser said. “This is our first time ...

BR-H sweeps Westwood

ISHPEMING — The Bark River-Harris Broncos won their fourth straight game to start the season here Monday, sweeping Westwood 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-10) in a non-conference volleyball contest. The Broncos started a tad bit slow, but recovered nicely to dominate the third set and complete the ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Marquette, 4 Gladstone at I. Mountain, 4:30 Soccer Hannahville at Munising Baptist, 4 Ojibwe Charter at Big Bay, 4:30 Volleyball Hannahville at Munising Baptist, 6 Ojibwe Charter at Big Bay, 6:30 Manistique at Gwinn, ...

Briefs

Youth basketball ESCANABA — The Escanaba varsity basketball team will be hosting a five-week basketball camp for boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade at Escanaba Upper Elementary School every Saturday starting this Saturday. The camp is for kids in the Escanaba and Holy Name ...

Jets pick up huge win

POWERS — North Central’s defense stood tall here Saturday in a 20-14 upset victory over the state’s top-ranked eight-player football team, the Pickford Panthers. The third-ranked Jets forced seven turnovers, including six interceptions and a fumble in this Great Lakes Eight crossover ...

BR-H makes key plays to edge Munising, 14-7

HARRIS — In an old school, grind it out type football game, the Bark River-Harris Broncos made the key plays to finish it in the fourth quarter for a 14-7 win over Munising here Saturday in a WestPAC Iron Division contest. Leading 8-7, BR-H’s Joseph Stein scored his second touchdown of ...

Packers start fast, hang on to top Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won. That’s it. Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and Green Bay held on for a 21-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. “The biggest thing is that we’re 2-0,” he said. “I know we owe a ...

Lions rally past Chargers

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford and Darius Slay had a lot to do with the Los Angeles Chargers leading the Lions for three-plus quarters. And, both players bounced back in the final minutes to lift Detroit to a 13-10 victory Sunday. Stafford threw a go-ahead, 31-yard touchdown pass to Kenny ...

Flivvers win “Rock” invite

GLADSTONE — A long day of play laid the foundations for a come-from-behind victory here Saturday as the fourth-seeded Kingsford volleyball team beat the Gwinn Modeltowners to win the annual Gladstone “Rock” volleyball invitational. The finals match between the Flivvers and Gwinn came ...

Braves’ Mathews takes fourth in XC meet

DAVISBURG, Mich. — Gladstone’s Giovanni Mathews shined in the Holly Invitational cross country meet here Saturday, placing fourth in the Division 3 race. The sophomore harrier covered the 3.1-mile course at Springfield Oaks County Park in 17 minutes, 13.3 seconds. He was followed by ...

Big Bay soccer wins one, volleyball swept

MACKINAC ISLAND — The Big Bay de Noc Black Bears earned a soccer victory here Friday, blanking the Mackinac Island Lakers 2-0, then settled for a 1-1 tie Saturday. Breyden Willour scored a goal in each match and Nick DesJarden sneaked a shot between the goaltender’s legs for Friday’s ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Westwood at Escanaba, 1 Westwood at Gladstone, 4 Volleyball Mid Peninsula at Munising, 7:30 Rapid River at Stephenson, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Marquette, 4 Gladstone at Iron Mnt, 4:30 Soccer Hannahville at ...

U.P. scores

Saturday’s games Football 11-player BR-Harris 14, Munising 7 Eight-player North Central 20, Pickford 14 Engadine 66, Stephenson 14 Newberry 46, Ontonagon 6