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UM-MSU rivalry still as strong as ever

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When Michigan faces Michigan State, the actual 60 minutes of football are only part of the show. Pay close attention to what’s done pregame and said postgame. The participants tend to remember. Consider last year’s matchup in East Lansing: Well before kickoff, ...

Manistique falls to TC in regional final

MANISTIQUE — For a little over one set, it looked as if Manistique might be headed toward its first-ever regional title. Then, Traverse City St. Francis called timeout, regrouped and took over as the aggressor. The Gladiators (33-17) rallied back to win the second set, pulled away late in ...

Lions look for momentum

DETROIT (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys ‘ offense is having a great year — statistically at least. Dallas is leading the league in total yards for a fourth straight week and has a chance to close the season as the NFL’s top-ranked offense for the first time in 42 years. “It’s all kind ...

Wolves take down Jeffers for repeat regional title

ISHPEMING — In the wild, wolves attack in a pack and use a coordinated effort to take down prey. That’s basically what it took Thursday for the Carney-Nadeau volleyball team to win its second straight MHSAA Division 4 regional title as the Wolves took down Jeffers in four sets, 25-15, ...

Pistons fall to Hornets’ buzzer-beating triple

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Things haven’t always gone the way Malik Monk hoped during his first two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. But coach James Borrego said the third-year shooting guard never stopped working — and now he’s starting to see some big results. Monk knocked down a ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s game Eight-player football Division 2 State semifinal Hillman at Pickford, 7 Saturday’s games 11-player football Regionals Division 6 Maple City Glen Lake at Calumet, 1 Division 7 Traverse City St. Francis at Iron Mountain, 1 Division 8 At Mount ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games 11-player football Regionals Division 6 Maple City Glen Lake at Calumet, 1 Division 7 Traverse City St. Francis at Iron Mountain, 1 Division 8 At Mount Pleasant Ishpeming vs. Beal City, 1 Sunday’s games Women’s basketball LSSU jayvees at Bay College, ...

Prep football

Football 8-player Division 2 Semifinals Pickford 40, Hillman 8

Becoming a Badger

ESCANABA — Two years ago, Gabi Salo verbally committed to playing softball at the University of Wisconsin. Tuesday in the Escanaba High School library, she made that dream a reality. Salo, with her father and coach, Gary, and her mother Lori behind her, signed the dotted line to officially ...

Ferris State bound

ESCANABA — Dakota Cloutier knew she liked Ferris State University when she was in the 7th grade. Now, five years later, she’s officially a Bulldog. The standout senior catcher signed her letter-of-intent on National Signing Day in the Escanaba High School library Tuesday, with her parents ...

NLY swimmers top Marquette in home opener

ESCANABA — Northern Lights YMCA swimmers made this season’s home swimming debut a successful one here Saturday, taking a 2,081-1,069 decision from Marquette. The annual Red, White and Blue meet drew 80 swimmers. “It was nice to have a small meet for our first-time swimmers,” said ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball regionals Division 3 Traverse City St. Francis at Manistique, 6 Division 4 At Westwood Carney-Nadeau vs. Painesdale Jeffers, 7 At Cheboygan Onaway vs. Rudyard, 6 Friday’s game Eight-player football Division 2 State semifinal Hillman at ...

Refusing to be denied

ESCANABA — The Manistique Emeralds simply refused to lose. After blowing an 18-11 lead in the third set to fall behind 2-1, the Emeralds flexed their muscle in Set 4 and then rallied from an early 4-0 hole in Set 5 to outlast the Calumet Copper Kings 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 21-25, 25-11, 15-13) ...

Esky’s season ends against Kingsley

MANISTIQUE — After its first district title in program history, the Escanaba volleyball team was forced up against a Goliath in the sixth-ranked Kingsley Stags. The Eskymos weren’t able to slay the giant and fell to the Stags 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-12) in a Division 2 regional semifinal ...

C-N sweeps Mid Pen in regional semis

ISHPEMING — It was quite the season for that little school in Rock. Not only did Mid Peninsula defeat three opponents for the first time in program history, but the Wolverines also claimed their first district volleyball title with a straight-set win over Rapid River. The most impressive ...

Prep schedule

Thursday’s games Volleyball regionals Division 3 Traverse City St. Francis at Manistique, 6 Division 4 At Westwood Carney-Nadeau vs. Painesdale Jeffers, 7 At Cheboygan Onaway vs. Rudyard, 6

Briefs

Bay softball camp WELLS — Bay College softball is hosting a prospect camp Nov. 24 at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. The camp features catching, hitting, infield and outfield drills and a specific strength and conditioning workout. Players can choose to participate in any or all ...

Eichhorn to golf in prestigious tourney

ESCANABA — Hunter Eichhorn’s fall golf season will get a substantial boost when he goes to El Paso, Tex. Nov. 24-26 for the Sun Bowl All-America Classic. The Carney graduate and Marquette University junior is one of a record 37 entrants in the prestigious tournament shooting for the Lee ...

Highland donates to DCJGA

Scott Kwarciany presents Amy Johnson of the Delta County Junior Golf Association with a $650.00 donation from the Highland Golf Course Jim Leonard Tough Man Tournament held recently.

Harbaugh ready for MSU

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Even a stumbling Michigan State team represents a threat to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. That’s something the Wolverines surely understand by now. “On high alert for everything,” Harbaugh said Monday. “We understand coach (Mark) Dantonio’s a master ...