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Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Gladstone at Westwood, 4 Escanaba at Norway, 4:30 Volleyball Westwood at Bark River-Harris, 7 Stephenson at Rapid River, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Girls’ tennis Marquette at Escanaba, 3:30 Iron Mountain at Gladstone, 4:30 Cross ...

Packers v. new Vikings’ D

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The most consistent weapon the Minnesota Vikings have drawn against Aaron Rodgers since he became Green Bay’s quarterback has been a defense built around a relentless pass rush and revved up by a raucous home crowd. The formula might need an adjustment this year. "We've ...

Lions look to start strong

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions will kick off their seasons in the Motor City, desperately hoping to bounce back from disappointment. Chicago’s quest seems a little less challenging. The Bears did win eight games last year, but missed the playoffs for the eighth time ...

Eskymo girls tie against Wykons

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls experienced their share of success in doubles play here Friday as they played to a 4-4 tennis tie with the West Iron County Wykons. Esky won 3-of-4 doubles flights and pulled even with Lizzy Sliva and Lily Newhouse’s 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Hailee Bradshaw and ...

Symetra 2021 moves forward

ESCANABA — The Symetra Tour will return to Sweetgrass Golf Course in 2021, but will be played earlier than previous women’s tournaments. The 2021 Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass, which was called off this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will be held June 11-13, one week ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Cross country Manistique, Superior Central at Newberry Invitational, 10 a.m. Soccer Beaver Island, Munising Baptist, Ojibwe Charter at Hannahville, 10 a.m. Mackinac Island at Big Bay de Noc, 11 a.m. Volleyball Mackinac Island at Big Bay de Noc, 1 Monday’s ...

Mid Pen’s Englund takes top

MANISTIQUE — Mid Peninsula senior Daisy Englund found a way to bounce back from a disappointing season-opening cross country race here Wednesday, earning top honors in the Manistique Invitational. Englund, who placed seventh at Marquette Sept. 4, covered the 3.1-mile course in 22 minutes, ...

Eskymos roll by Gladstone

GLADSTONE — A strange atmosphere settled over the gym as all the raucous energy inherent to an Escanaba and Gladstone match was almost completely absent. The Escanaba volleyball team was able to break through the oddity — along with a cheering section comprised of the junior varsity squad ...

Rockets top Mid Pen

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets regained the momentum when they seemed to need it most here Thursday night in a 3-1 (23-25, 25-19, 26-24, 25-18) volleyball victory over the Mid Peninsula Wolverines. Rapid River gained a seemingly comfortable 20-10 lead on a kill by Gabby Moss in the ...

Tigers, Cardinals split, Clemente honored

T. LOUIS (AP) — Jeimer Candelario capped off a two-homer day with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the seventh inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Thursday for a doubleheader split. “We needed that,” Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. “A good ...

Wolves adapt, top Nordics

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball encountered a new foe Thursday, but it was only peripherally related to volleyball. The Wolves adapted to having to wear a mask on the court to pull out a 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-16) victory over North Dickinson in Carney. “(North Dickinson) gave us ...

Broncos buck North Central

POWERS — The Bark River-Harris volleyball team finished off the North Central Jets in straight sets (25-17, 25-15, 25-10) in Powers Thursday. Despite good serve receive from North Central, the Broncos sealed the set after some on-court adjustments with a seven-point run from Selena ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ tennis West Iron County at Escanaba, 3:45 Volleyball Superior Central at Marquette, 6:30 Saturday’s games Cross country Manistique at Newberry Invitational, 10 a.m. Soccer Beaver Island, Munising Baptist, Ojibwe Charter at Hannahville, 10 a.m. Mackinac ...

Briefs

Irish Oaks Men GLADSTONE — James Smith led the Irish Oaks Men’s league Wednedsay with a 36. He was followed by Matt Smith Jr., Josh Mileski. Rayno Tulppo 37 and Fred Breitzman 38. Editor’s Note Due to deadline, we were unable to include a story about the opening NFL football game ...

Esky girls tennis falls against Norway

NORWAY — The Escanaba girls tennis team fell 4-2 in a tough match against Norway here Thursday. The teams split in singles, and the Eskymos dropped both of the doubles matches. “This is Norway’s first year with a tennis team, so we used a team of jayvee players today,” Eskymos’ ...

Bucks follow same path again

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Posting the NBA’s best record once again couldn’t help the Milwaukee Bucks win a conference title, let alone a league championship. The top seed in the playoffs will spend the rest of the postseason wondering why it couldn’t ever regain its pre-hiatus form in the ...

Rockets ready to fly

RAPID RIVER — The cross country season is underway for the Rapid River Rockets. Rapid River, with nine boys and six girls on its roster, got its first taste of competition in Wednesday’s Manistique Invitational at the Schoolcraft County Fairgrounds. The boys have four seniors, including ...

Behind the scenes: making fall football happen

ESCANABA — Persistence, patience and adaptability are qualities that can make or break any student-athlete, but they’re also traits being put to the test for the leaders of school athletic programs. A full week ago, Sept. 3, the MHSAA — after an executive order from Michigan Gov. ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Gladstone at Gwinn, 4 Volleyball Escanaba at Gladstone, 7 Forest Park at Superior Central, 7:30 Mid Peninsula at Rapid River, 7:30 Bark River-Harris at North Central, 7:30 North Dickinson at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Friday’s games Girls’ ...

Heat roast Bucks, move on

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference finals. Giannis Antetokounmpo could only watch. The fifth-seeded Heat finished off an upset of the NBA’s best regular-season team Tuesday, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 103-94 in Game 5 of ...