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Rockets hold off feisty Emeralds, 57-52

MANISTIQUE — The Rapid River boys basketball team edged the Manistique Emeralds 57-52 in a non-conference matchup Tuesday at Manistique. The Rockets (4-2) trailed 13-11 entering the second quarter but were able to put together some runs to build momentum. “We were able to make a few ...

Wolverines overcome Simmons, Trojans

CRYSTAL FALLS — Mercedes Simmons had a big night here Tuesday, but the Mid Peninsula girls overcame that in a 45-34 basketball triumph over the Forest Park Trojans. Simmons scored 30 points in this Skyline Central Conference match-up. “She definitely worked on all parts of her game,” ...

Braves fall to Patriots despite a strong start

ISHPEMING — A strong start wasn’t enough for the Gladstone boys here Tuesday night in a 69-51 basketball loss to Westwood. “I thought we played a real nice first quarter,” said Braves’ coach Dane Quigley. “We scored 22-23 points, which is right where we wanted to be, then we had ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Swimming Gladstone at Marquette, 3:30 Women’s basketball Gogebic C.C. at Bay College, 6 Men’s basketball Gogebic C.C. at Bay College, 8 Thursday’s games Girls’ basketball Maplewood Baptist at Big Bay de Noc, 5:30 Kingsford at Escanaba, 7:30 Gwinn at ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Marquette 55, Escanaba 48 Westwood 49, Gladstone 29 Mid Pen 45, Forest Park 34 Engadine 55, Big Bay de Noc 23 BR-Harris 50, Munising 31 Norway 45, Iron Mountain 34 Negaunee 62, W.Iron County 39 Ishpeming 54, Gwinn 44 L’Anse 43, Hancock 34 Houghton 64, ...

Briefs

For the record ESCANABA — In Saturday’s edition of the Daily Press, it was wrongly stated that the Carney-Nadeau girls jayvee basketball team beat Bark River-Harris 42-35. The Broncos won the jayvee game 35-23. Cage tournament NORWAY — The 13th Annual Don Hill Memorial Scholarship ...

Pulling away for a win

ST. NICHOLAS — A 20-point second quarter was the difference for the Mid Peninsula boys basketball team in a 52-36 home win over Superior Central Monday. This Skyline Central Conference matchup was tied 6-6 after the first quarter before the Wolverines (4-4, 2-4 SC) opened up a 26-14 ...

Braves grapplers take second at invitational

KINGSFORD — Cole Hansen provided some senior leadership here Saturday, helping the Gladstone wrestlers place second in the Ray Mariucci Invitational. Marquette won with 194 1/2 points, followed by the Braves 176 1/2 and Negaunee 105 1/2. Hansen, who beat Westwood senior Rocco Carlson by ...

3 area boys teams ranked in latest U.P. hoops poll

ESCANABA — After a fairly routine week, there wasn’t much change in the latest U.P. basketball poll released by the Upper Peninsula Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Monday. In Division 1-3 on the boys side, everything stood pat with the exception of undefeated Munising ...

LSU tops Clemson for national title

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana Legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU. Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and finished off one of the most accomplished seasons in ...

Jets snap two-game skid, beat Nordics

FELCH — The North Dickinson Nordics registered four players in double figures and led the game at the end of the first quarter, but fell to the North Central Jets 67-53 Monday night in Skyline Central Conference action from the Carl F. Lemin Jr. gymnasium. Noah Gorzinski canned a game-high ...

Rockets let lead slip, fall to Stephenson

STEPHENSON — The Rapid River girls basketball team fell to the Stephenson Eagles 50-47 here Monday in a Skyline Central Conference matchup. The Rockets (4-4, 4-3 SCC) trailed 13-4 at the end of the first quarter, but then pulled ahead 25-23 at halftime and led 41-36 at the end of the third ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Swimming Manistique at Kingsford, 4 Wrestling Bark River-Harris at Munising, 6 Girls’ basketball Big Bay de Noc at Engadine, 6 Westwood at Gladstone, 7 Escanaba at Marquette, 7 Munising at Bark River-Harris, 7:30 Mid Peninsula at Forest Park, 8 Boys’ ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Munising 66, Manistique 59 (OT) Mid Peninsula 52, Superior Central 36 North Central 67, North Dickinson 53 Kingsford 72, Forest Park 65 West Iron County 58, Norway 47 Negaunee 58, Calumet 34 L’Anse 48, Ontonagon 38 Baraga 58, Hancock 54 Chassell 72, Lake ...

Briefs

Esky bowlers win ISHPEMING — The Escanaba bowling team had a clean sweep Saturday in Ishpeming, with all four teams winning. The boys team defeated Marquette 39-1 to improve to 3-2. The Eskymos were led by Josh Worthen with games of 226, 216 and 193 for a 635 series. Hunter Lancour ...

On to San Francisco

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Green Bay’s spruced-up defense fended off a spirited Seattle rally, and the Packers held on for a 28-23 victory Sunday night to reach the NFC championship game for the third time ...

Esky gymnasts qualify for regionals

MARQUETTE — For the first time in school history, the Escanaba gymnastics team is headed to regionals. The Eskymos scored 120.70 points in a triangular meet with Marquette and Negaunee Saturday in Marquette, giving them their fourth score of above 120 points, which is needed to qualify for ...

Bay women rally past Lumberjacks

ALPENA — Once again the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team showed its continued improvement, but unfortunately Saturday’s end result was one the Lumberjacks are all too familiar with. The Lumberjacks led Bay College for much of the game, but Alpena struggled late, turning ...

Bay men upend Alpena

ALPENA — The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team matched Bay College nearly stat for stat in Saturday’s contest at Park Arena. Unfortunately for the Lumberjacks, Bay College did everything just a little better. Hampered by an inability to finish at the basket and unable to ...

Esky hockey falls to Midland Dow

TRAVERSE CITY — A tough seven-minute stretch was too much to overcome for the Escanaba hockey team in a 4-2 loss to Midland Dow Saturday on the second day of the Traverse City showcase. The game was tied 1-1 heading to the third period, but Midland scored three goals in the first seven ...