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Esky grapplers sweep the Petoskey Invitational

PETOSKEY — The Escanaba wrestlers earned top honors here Friday, winning all of their dual matches in the Petoskey Invitational. Esky defeated Boyne City (57-18), Kalkaska (72-6), Petoskey jayvees (70-0), Petoskey varsity (49-21) and Benzie Central (60-18). “The match with Petoskey was ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Manistique at Engadine, 7:30 Rapid River at Stephenson, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Munising at Manistique, 7:30 Superior Central at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 North Central at North Dickinson, 8 Tuesday’s games Swimming Manistique at Kingsford, ...

U.P. scores

Hockey Midland Dow 4, Escanaba 2 Kingsford 3, Walled Lake Northern 0 Marquette 4, Macomb Dakota 1 Houghton 6, Novi 5 (OT) Hancock 2, Northville 1 Boys’ basketball Hannahville 65, Gr. Marais 24 Omro, Wis. 72, Menominee 64 Flint Int. 81, Brimley 58

Briefs

For the record KINGSFORD — The Gladstone and Bark River-Harris wrestlers participated in the Kingsford Invitational Saturday. Results from the meet, however, weren’t available. If the results become available today, a full story will run in Tuesday’s paper.

Esky continues rolling, knocks off Gwinn

ESCANABA — Coming into the season, everyone knew what junior forward Nicole Kamin and senior guard Taylor Ray would bring to the table for the Escanaba girls basketball team. As the season has progressed, the rest of the team has really started to gel, and the Eskymos look like a team who can ...

Braves run past Gwinn

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys basketball team pulled ahead and held on against a Gwinn Modeltowners surge here Friday to win 75-56 in Mid-Peninsula Conference action. The Braves finished the last two minutes of the first quarter on a 9-3 run to pull the two teams even at 17-17 going into ...

Defensive adjustment helps Mid Pen boys rally past Nordics

ST. NICHOLAS — A defensive switch put a little extra spring in Mid Peninsula’s step in the second half here Thursday night as it rallied past North Dickinson 51-49 in a match-up of Skyline Central Conference boys basketball teams. The Wolverines trailed 28-18 at halftime prior to changing ...

Wolves take down BR-H in overtime

HARRIS — The Carney-Nadeau girls seized the momentum when in mattered most here Friday night in a 49-44 overtime basketball victory over the Bark River-Harris Broncos. Senior Riley Arndt split a pair of free throws to give BR-H a 44-43 lead with two minutes, seven seconds left in the ...

BR-H pulls away late to beat Wolves

CARNEY — The Bark River-Harris boys basketball team pulled ahead and held on under a foul barrage here Thursday to beat the Carney-Nadeau Wolves 64-60 in Skyline Central Conference action. The Broncos (4-1, 4-1 SCC) entered the fourth quarter leading 49-45, but Beau Koffman pulled the ...

Maki named to All-State first team

ESCANABA — After enjoying a spectacular junior season playing wide receiver for the Escanaba Eskymos, Bryant Maki was rewarded for it by being named to the Division 4 Detroit Free Press All-State first team recently. “I was very surprised when I got it, but definitely happy and thankful ...

Black Bears rally to win against Cougars

GARDEN CORNERS — On a night when they didn’t score in the third quarter, the Big Bay de Noc girls responded when they had to most with an 18-point fourth quarter to upend Superior Central 39-33 in a home non-conference basketball game Thursday. “We kind of picked up the defensive ...

Esky utilizes power play in 7-0 win over Bay City

TRAVERSE CITY — The Escanaba Eskymos took full advantage of the power play Friday on the first day of the Traverse City showcase, scoring on 6 of 7 power-play opportunities in a 7-0 shutout win over Bay City. The Eskymos (8-4) jumped on top halfway through the first period on a power-play ...

Cougars’ boys pick up first win against Big Bay

GARDEN CORNERS — The Superior Central boys picked up their first win of the season with a 52-20 basketball triumph over the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears Thursday in Garden Corners. The Cougars (1-3) jumped out to a 15-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 32-9 at the half of this ...

Wolverines down Hawks

REPUBLIC — In need of a bounceback win after falling at North Dickinson Wednesday, the Mid Peninsula girls basketball team got just that in a 72-32 road triumph over non-conference foe Republic-Michigamme Friday night. Chevy Koski came out hot for Mid Pen in the first quarter, scoring 12 of ...

Rockets speed past Cougars

EBEN — Kristin Goodacre scored 17 points, Natalie Belanger added 15 and the Rapid River Rockets cruised to a 53-29 road win over Superior Central Friday in a Skyline Central Conference girls basketball matchup. The Rockets (4-3, 4-2 SC) led 16-1 at the end of the first quarter and 26-12 at ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Hockey Escanaba vs. Bay City at Traverse City, 11:15 a.m. Wrestling Escanaba at Petoskey Invitational, 2 Girls’ basketball Hannahville at Grand Marais, 5:30 Mid Peninsula at Republic-Michigamme, 7:30 Rapid River at Superior Central, 7:30 Negaunee at ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Bark River-Harris 64, Carney-Nadeau 60 Mid Peninsula 51, North Dickinson 49 Superior Central 52, Big Bay de Noc 20 Forest Park 41, Norway 40 Negaunee 49, Houghton 33 Dollar Bay 70, Lake Linden-Hubbell 45 Watersmeet 60, Ontonagon 59 Hurley, Wis. 67, Ironwood ...

Nordics extinguish Jets at home

POWERS — Things fell apart in the second half for the North Central girls in a 55-35 Skyline Central Conference basketball loss to North Dickinson Friday in Powers. The Jets (4-3, 4-2 SC) led 21-19 at halftime before the Nordics went on a tear in the second half, outscoring the Jets ...

Briefs

Open court volleyball ESCANABA — The Escanaba Civic Center hosts two weekly open court volleyball matches for women and men of any play-ready age. The matches take place Monday and Wednesday from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Emeralds cracked by 5th-ranked Miners

MANISTIQUE — After a decent start to the first quarter, things fell apart for the Manistique girls in a 59-21 loss to fifth-ranked Negaunee in a Mid-Peninsula Conference basketball game Friday in Manistique. The Emeralds trailed just 17-9 after the first quarter, then were shut out in the ...