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Cabrera looks for milestone

DETROIT (AP) — These last few seasons have been difficult for Miguel Cabrera. Now, the Detroit slugger has a chance to remind baseball fans just how much he’s accomplished in his career. Specifically, Cabrera has an opportunity to reach two major milestones in 2021. He is 13 home runs ...

Mid Pen and C-N split and SC, RR lose

Basketball Boys Republic-Michigamme at Mid Peninsula ST. NICHOLAS — The Mid Peninsula boys basketball team had a tough start that didn’t get any easier here as they fell 63-26 to Republic-Michigamme Friday. The Wolverines were eclipsed by Republic from the field, finishing with 19% ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Wrestling Gladstone at Benzie Central, 9 a.m. Bark River-Harris, Manistique at Newberry, 10 a.m. Escanaba at Munising, 11 a.m. Competitive cheer Gladstone at Escanaba, 10 a.m. Hockey Escanaba at Houghton, 1 Women’s basketball Bay College at Oakland C.C., ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Escanaba 78, Gladstone 67 Hannahville 53, Mackinac Island 33 Bark River-Harris 76, North Central 61 North Dickinson 52, Rapid River 51 Carney-Nadeau 39, Forest Park 36 Republic-Michigamme 63, Mid Peninsula 26 Bessemer 76, Baraga 60 Ironwood 49, Ontonagon ...

Esky hangs on, tops Maroons

ESCANABA — The Escanaba boys kept their composure when they really needed to here Thursday night in an 87-79 basketball triumph over the Menominee Maroons. Esky hit all eight of their free throws in the fourth quarter, including a pair of gifters by junior forward Colin Hudson in the ...

Esky girls held off by No. 2 Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE — It was a rematch of last season’s regional semifinals, and ended with a similar score. Escanaba and Sault High came into this year’s regular season matchup as a pair of girls basketball teams ranked in the top five in the U.P. The No. 2-ranked Blue Devils rallied ...

Braves edged by Flivvers

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves boys’ basketball team (4-3) came up just short against the Kingsford Flivvers (5-2) as they were edged 48-44 Thursday night in Gladstone. “I’m just extremely proud of the way we played as a team,” said Kingsford coach Dan Olkkonen. “We faltered a ...

Douglas signs for St. Scholastica

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Derek Douglas will have a full plate of school and athletics next year after he officially signed his letter of intent to run cross country, indoor track and outdoor track at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN Thursday afternoon in Escanaba. “I’m really ...

Rapid River swept, Gladstone, BR-H, Mid Pen win

Basketball Boys Rapid River at Norway NORWAY — With three players in double figures, led by Logan Parolini with 13 points, Norway cruised past Rapid River 51-37 in Skyline Central Conference action here Thursday night. Nolan Amundson netted 12 points, and Zach Seat chipped in 11 points ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Republic-Michigamme at Mid Peninsula, 6 Norway at Rapid River, 7:30 Hockey Escanaba at Marquette, 7 Boys’ basketball Munising at Manistique, 7:30 Gwinn at Superior Central, 7:30 Republic-Michigamme at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 Gladstone at ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Gladstone 53, Iron Mountain 31 SSM 60, Escanaba 51 Big Bay de Noc 47, Bay Mills Ojibwe Charter 17 Munising 59, Rapid River 47 Mid Peninsula 58, N. Central 45 BR-Harris 60, Forest Park 30 C-Nadeau 48, N. Dickinson 33 Stephenson 46, Sup. Central 27 Menominee ...

Eskymos grapplers, Bevins pin Bark River

MARQUETTE — Brodey Bevins earned his 100th career victory here Wednesday night, helping the Escanaba wrestlers gain a 42-36 victory over the Bark River-Harris Broncos. Bevins pinned Noah Gagne 90 seconds into the 152-pound bout, and Nick Carlson (285) sealed the verdict by pinning Alex Kern ...

Disrupted Eskymos fall in Menominee

MENOMINEE — A strong opening quarter for the Menominee girls basketball team allowed the Maroons to take a 14-2 lead, and they coasted the rest of the way to a 46-34 Great Northern Conference victory over Escanaba on Tuesday. “Can’t say enough about intensity we came out with ...

Wolves hold on to thwart Cougars’ rally

CARNEY — It was one of those nights which the Carney-Nadeau boys were thankful to have a big cushion to work with here Wednesday. The Wolves, who led by 26 points (38-12) late in the second quarter, needed nearly all of it in this Skyline Central Conference basketball match-up as they hung ...

Broncos remain undefeated

HARRIS — With a Wednesday night victory, the Bark River-Harris Broncos boys’ basketball team (8-0) remains undefeated in the 2020-2021 basketball season as they beat the Stephenson Eagles (3-3) 55-44 in Harris. “Collectively it was a good win,” Broncos head coach Marc Zawacki said. ...

Bucks spring past Timberwolves

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks demonstrated the magnitude of the challenge facing new Minnesota Timberwolves coach Chris Finch. Antetokoumpo had 37 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as the Bucks won 139-112 on Tuesday to spoil Finch’s debut. The ...

Prep sports roundup

Basketball Boys MUNISING — The North Central Jets boys’ basketball team came up short Tuesday night as they lost 71-60 against the Munising Mustangs in Munising. The Jets started with a strong first quarter, taking the lead 26-14 going into the second. They held the lead until ...

Brewers’ CF Cain has no regrets about last season

Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain has no regrets about opting out of nearly the entire 2020 season but realizes his long layoff could create some obstacles now that he’s back. “Definitely the right choice, 100% it was the right choice,” the 2018 All-Star and 2019 Gold Glove ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Big Bay de Noc at Ojibwe Charter, 5:30 Escanaba at Sault Ste. Marie, 6:30 Gladstone at Iron Mountain, 7:15 Sup. Central at Stephenson, 7:30 Mid Peninsula at North Central, 7:30 Munising at Rapid River, 7:30 Bark River-Harris at Forest Park, ...

U.P. scores

Boy’s basketball Bark River-Harris 56, Stephenson 44 Carney-Nadeau 56, Superior Central 50 Negaunee 57, Hancock 25 Girl’s basketball Bark River-Harris 58, North Dickinson 49 Negaunee 31, Hancock 29