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A freshman star is born

POWERS — A star was born on the basketball court Monday night in Powers. From scoring a career-high 30 points, to shutting down standout point guard Tyler Sundling, North Central freshman Luke Gorzinski had his coming out party in a 66-54 victory over Rapid River. He did it all, on both ...

BR-H bounces back, takes down Trojans

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris boys basketball team didn’t feel its performance against Norway Friday — a 55-37 loss — was representative of its potential, and the Broncos proved it to themselves and their fans on their home court Monday with a dominant first quarter on their way to a ...

Eskymos fall to undefeated Maroons

MENOMINEE — The Menominee girls basketball team shot the lights out from 3-point range and locked up defensively to pick up a 79-52 Great Northern Conference win over Escanaba on Monday. The Maroons shot 12-of-23 (52 percent) from beyond the arc and held Esky to 17-47 (36 percent) from the ...

Minor changes in U.P. poll

ESCANABA — Another week, another week of little to no changes in the latest U.P. basketball poll released by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Monday. Everything remained intact for the top four teams in the Division 1-3 boys. Iron Mountain, which is ranked No. ...

Cougars’ boys hang on for second win

EBEN — The Superior Central boys survived major foul trouble here Monday night as they hung on for a 47-43 basketball triumph over the Republic-Michigamme Hawks. The Cougars led 25-15 at halftime and 28-27 after the third quarter of the non-conference contest. “We were real patient on ...

C-N stymied by Munising in second half

MUNISING — A defensive switch stifled the Carney-Nadeau boys here Monday night in a 64-54 basketball loss to Munising. “They played well,” said C-N coach Paul Polfus. “They switched from a man-to-man to a zone and we got impatient. We didn’t create enough opportunities for ...

Big Bay girls top Ojibwe Charter, boys fall

GARDEN CORNERS — Senior Meagan Yonker led the way for the Big Bay de Noc girls here Monday night in a 38-17 basketball triumph over Bay Mills Ojibwe Charter. Yonker collected 11 points, 10 steals and seven rebounds in the Northern Lights League contest. Alix Bleau added nine nine and nine ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Hannahville at Big Bay, 5:30 Marquette at Gladstone, 7:15 Manistique at Munising, 7:30 Mid Peninsula at Bark River-Harris, 7:30 Rapid River at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Hockey Calumet at Escanaba, 7 Boys’ basketball Hannahville at Big Bay, ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball North Central 66, Rapid River 54 Bark River-Harris 57, Forest Park 41 Superior Central 47, Republic-Michigamme 43 Munising 64, Carney-Nadeau 54 Ojibwe Charter 51, Big Bay de Noc 26 Norway 63, North Dickinson 42 Menominee 75, Stephenson 27 West Iron County 53, ...

North Central grad honored by GLIAC

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech junior guard Dawson Bilski was selected as the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week, announced by the conference office Monday. The North Central High School graduate helped guide the Huskies to a pair of big GLIAC wins over Lake Superior State and No. 8 Ferris ...

Norse drop heartbreaker

ESCANABA — The men’s basketball series between Bay College and Dakota County Technical College hasn’t been kind to the home team. That trend continued here Saturday as Dakota County squeezed past the Norse 82-81 in an important match-up between Region 13 teams. This marked the ...

49ers rout Packers for NFC championship

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — From No. 2 pick in the draft to one of the last two teams standing. It has been a remarkable turnaround for the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers. Raheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, ...

Rodgers misses another opportunity for a title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — These playoff defeats when he is oh so close sting a bit more for Aaron Rodgers now, at this later stage in his career. “It’s a little raw right now. It definitely hurts I’d say a little more than early in your career just because you realize just how ...

Chiefs return to Super Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Kansas City Chiefs into their first Super Bowl in a half-century. Oh sure, Mahomes did his usual superb job passing, but it was his 27-yard tap dance down the left sideline late in the ...

Bay women upend LSSU jayvee team

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Bay College women jumped on the Lake Superior State jayvees quickly in a 106-12 basketball rout here Sunday night. Bay led 28-2 after the first quarter and 55-4 at halftime. The Norse (14-6) were led by Trisch McGuire, who scored 16 of her 22 points in the second ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Ojibwe Charter at Big Bay de Noc, 5:30 Republic-Michigamme at Superior Central, 6 Escanaba at Menominee, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Ojibwe Charter at Big Bay, 7 C-Nadeau at Munising, 7:30 Republic-Michigamme at Superior Central, 7:30 Forest ...

U.P. scores

Hockey Calumet 5, Birmingham Brother Rice 3 Houghton 5, Suamico, Wis. Bay Port 2

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 ...

No Crow, no problem

GLADSTONE — If there were any concerns about an absent Megan Crow, the Gladstone girls quickly dismissed them with a 25-point opening quarter that allowed them to cruise past the Manistique Emeralds in a 53-29 basketball victory at home Friday night. The Braves went on a 9-0 run in the ...

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 ...