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Pacers stall Pistons’ rally to win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A next-man-up mentality is keeping the Indiana Pacers competitive despite a rash of injuries. T.J. McConnell was the key for the Pacers on Friday night in a 112-106 win over the Pistons that moved Indiana above .500 for the first time this season. Playing all but two ...

Emeralds repeat as district champs

GWINN — The Model Town of Gwinn may not have gotten as much snow as other areas around Marquette County on Thursday, but there was definitely a flurry of activity going on inside the walls of the Gwinn High School gymnasium. That’s because Thursday’s MHSAA Division 3 district ...

Norse men fall to Rochester

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Bay College men’s basketball team fell to the Rochester Community and Technical College Yellowjackets 88-75 here Friday. After miscues on both sides, Rochester pulled ahead of the Norse during the first half. Despite the errors, Bay College reduced its deficit ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball district Division 2 Escanaba at Menominee, 6 Men’s basketball Bay College at Rochester, Minn. C.C., 8:30 Saturday’s games Women’s basketball Bay College at Western Technical College, 2 Football Eight-player regional Division 2 Pickford ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Women’s basketball Bay College at Western Technical College, 2 Football Eight-player regional Division 2 Pickford at North Central, 3:30 Men’s basketball Bay College at Western Technical College, 4

U.P. score

Football 8-player Division 2 Hillman 48, Cedarville 44

Close and not so close

EBEN — One Division 4 district volleyball semifinal match was nearly as tight as could be here Wednesday night as Rapid River edged two-time defending champion Munising 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-27, 15-11). The next one wasn’t so close as Mid Peninsula cruised past Superior Central 3-0 ...

Wolves’ stars shine against Forest Park

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau had three players selected to the Skyline Central All-Conference volleyball team earlier this week. All three proved why Wednesday night. Taylor Kedsch, Liana Blahnik and Sandra Boulton all took turns dominating sets with service runs, and the Carney-Nadeau Wolves ...

Kamin’s 30 kills power Eskymos past Flivvers

KINGSFORD — Like in most team sports, when one team has a standout player or two, usually the standout plays a significant role in the outcome of the game or match. Wednesday night was no exception to that analogy. Escanaba defeated Kingsford 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 25-20) in a MHSAA ...

Maroons sweep Gladstone out of districts

MENOMINEE — The Menominee volleyball team looked like a new squad in an MHSAA Division 2 District 33 semifinal sweep of Gladstone on Wednesday. Maroons coach Sarah Betzinger tried a new strategy at practice this past week and Menominee implemented a few changes that paid off as the Maroons ...

BR-H falls against Gwinn

GWINN — It’s been close, but no cigar, for the Gwinn varsity volleyball team over the last few years. The last time the Modeltowner spikers played in a district championship match was in 2015. Tonight, they’ll get that opportunity once again after defeating Bark River-Harris 3-0 in an ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball districts Division 3 Manistique at Gwinn, 7 Division 4 C-Nadeau at Stephenson, 7 Rapid River vs. Mid Peninsula at Superior Central, 7 Friday’s game Volleyball district Division 2 Escanaba at Menominee, 6 Men’s basketball Bay College at ...

Briefs

YMCA flag football ESCANABA — YMCA indoor flag football begins Saturday. The league is open to boys and girls from grades 1-6, with divisions for grades 1-3 and 4-6. The seasons concludes Dec. 14. Practice will be held twice a week, and a game will take place each Saturday starting Nov. 23 ...

Andersen shines bright like an Emerald

MANISTIQUE — Schyler Andersen had no idea what he had just accomplished the moment this football season ended. The senior running back may have known he rushed for 126 yards in Manistique’s 54-21 loss at Lake Linden-Hubbell Oct. 26. What he didn’t know right away is he set the ...

Wolves earn volleyball honors

RAPID RIVER — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball team enjoyed a dominant 10-0 season in the Skyline Central Conference, and the Wolves were rewarded for it at the coaches annual meeting Monday morning at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River. Carney’s Taylor Kedsch and Liana Blahnik were each ...

Smith named M-PC Co-Player of the Year

ISHPEMING — After winning the Mid-Peninsula Conference for the second straight season, the Manistique Emeralds received their due again here Tuesday at the conference’s annual coaches meeting. Manistique outside hitter Lenna Smith and Gwinn outside hitter Emily Curtice shared Player of ...

MSU falls to Kentucky in season opener

NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky’s latest freshman star is a guard from Texas who likes to smile wide and take big shots. Tyrese Maxey scored 26 points, including a clutch 3 that beat the shot clock with a minute left, and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory over No. ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball districts Division 2 Escanaba at Kingsford, 6 Gladstone at Menominee, 6 Division 3 Bark River-Harris at Gwinn, 7 Ishpeming at Manistique, 7 Division 4 Rapid River vs. Munising at Superior Central, 6 Forest Park at C-Nadeau, 7 N. Dickinson at ...

DCJGA receives donation

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

Wolves cruise past Jets

POWERS — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball team will move on to face Forest Park in the Division 4 District 99 semifinals after a dominant 3-0 (25-8, 25-7, 25-13) win over the North Central Jets here Monday in a district opener. The Jets finished 0-19. In the first set, the Wolves (25-5-4) set ...