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Jets pick up first win

POWERS — The late Jackie Gleason often said “how sweet it is’ on his weekly television show in the mid 1960s. North Central’s volleyball team enjoyed the sweet taste of victory for the first time in two years here Tuesday night, topping the Superior Central Cougars 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, ...

Patricia’s tenure marked by late losses

DETROIT (AP) — Matt Patricia’s tenure in Detroit has been marked by fourth-quarter collapses. The Lions lost a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead in a 27-23 season-opening setback against Chicago at Ford Field, where fans likely would have booed the home team if the pandemic didn’t keep ...

Esky girls fall to Redettes

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls tennis team couldn’t overcome the Marquette Redettes here Tuesday, falling 7-1. Esky’s sole win came at No. 2 singles where Sophia Derkos beat out Marquette’s Haddie Ketzenberger in a tough third set, 7-6(4), 3-6, 7-5. “Sophia Derkos was able to gut ...

Prep football schedules

Escanaba Sept. 25 Kingsford, 7 Oct. 2 Menominee, 7 Oct. 9 at Ludington, 7 Oct. 16 at Marquette, 7 Oct. 23 at Gladstone, 7 Gladstone Sept. 25 Negaunee, 7 Oct. 2 at Sault Ste. Marie, 7 Oct. 9 at Kingsford, 7 Oct. 16 at Menominee, 7 Oct. 23 Escanaba, ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Negaunee at Gladstone, 4 Soccer Hannahville at Escanaba Bayside, 5:30 Volleyball Munising at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 Thursday’s games Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Kingsford, 4:30 Soccer Munising Baptist at Big Bay de Noc, ...

Briefs

Braves’ opener cancelled GLADSTONE — The Gladstone football game between the Braves and Marquette scheduled for Friday has been cancelled. Gladstone pulled out of the game because a player has tested positive for the coronavirus. Gladstone Athletic Director David Lindbeck says his ...

Braves’ Hughes takes 2nd

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gladstone sophomore Drew Hughes gave chase but couldn’t quite capture top honors in the Kingsford Flivver Invitational cross country meet here Tuesday. Marquette sophomore Carson Vanderschaaf, who held off Hughes for the title on this sunny, warm and windy day at Iron ...

Big Bay de Noc sweeps Ojibwe Charter

GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc soccer team earned its first win of the season 7-4 against Ojibwe Charter here Tuedsay. A Black Bears goal in the first 30 seconds of the game established their momentum, and they added four more in the first half. “Our defense was playing really ...

Emeralds keep streak going, triumph over Gwinn

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique volleyball team earned another victory on its road to the perfect season here Tuesday against Gwinn. The Emeralds finished the match in straight sets (25-12, 25-23, 25-20). After cruising through the first set, the Emeralds (4-0) had to deal with a kicked up ...

Broncos sprint by Westwood

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris volleyball team held down the Westwood Patriots in Bark River Monday with strong serves. The Broncos earned the victory in straight sets (25-13, 25-15, 25-10). After a Bark River (4-1) misplay gave the Patriots the first point of the first set, it rebounded ...

Rockets ground Eagles

RAPID RIVER — There’s nothing like a lengthy service run to boost a volleyball team. Senior Cici Pilon provided that for the Rapid River Rockets here Monday night in a 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 16-25, 25-11) triumph over the Stephenson Eagles. The Rockets were trailing 10-8 in the fourth set ...

Esky youth football defeats Bark River

Contributing to the Esky score were Alex Ison, Brody Ison and Brody Bellefeuil. On the Bark River side, Dave Schmitt’s pass to Jeb Green netted them a touchdown.

Esky girls shut out by Wykons

STAMBAUGH — The Escanaba girls tennis team had a rough day away from home Monday as they were shut out by the West Iron County Wykons 8-0. None of the matches went to three sets, but the Eskymos had the most luck in doubles. At No. 4 doubles, Esky’s Lizzy Sliva and Lily Newhouse pushed ...

Honor A. P. retired after injury

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Honor A. P. has been retired because of an injury suffered in the Kentucky Derby, where he finished fourth. The 3-year-old colt will stand at stud for next year’s breeding season at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. Honor A. P. had two wins in six career ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Marquette at Escanaba, 3:30 Cross country Kingsford Invitational, 4 Soccer Ojibwe Charter at Big Bay de Noc, 4:30 Volleyball Norway at Rapid River, 6 Ojibwe Charter at Big Bay de Noc, 6:30 Gwinn at Manistique, 7 Escanaba at Negaunee, ...

Packers roll past Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Green Bay won last season at Minnesota to clinch the division, Aaron Rodgers paused to take a video of some jubilant Packers fans still lingering in the stadium as he walked to the bus. This victory over the Vikings was just as memorable, albeit barely ...

Trubisky’s three TD’s spoil Lions in fourth

DETROIT (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky missed many targets, sailing some passes high and leaving other throws behind teammates, until it mattered most. Trubisky perfectly lofted a 27-yard go-ahead touchdown pass into the fingertips of Anthony Miller with 1:54 remaining and the Chicago Bears held ...

Mid Peninsula returns two champs

ST. NICHOLAS — Not many cross country teams can claim they have two Upper Peninsula champions on their roster. The Mid Peninsula girls, however, can claim that as they return junior and defending Division 3 champion Landry Koski and senior and 2017 title winner Daisy Englund. Englund ...

Big Bay girls toppled in fifth

GARDEN CORNERS —After five of its six starters played an entire soccer match under a downpour, Big Bay de Noc forced a fifth set but fell to the Mackinac Island Lakers 3-2 (18-25, 30-28, 25-20, 22-25, 15-12) Saturday. “The girls played hard,” Black Bears coach Angie Paulson said. ...

Black Bears soccer falls to Lakers

GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc soccer team duked it out against Mackinac in a downpour Saturday as the Black Bears falling 6-1 to the Lakers. Mackinac Island started strong, scoring four goals in the first half and shutting out the Black Bears. “It was the first game of the year ...