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Braves top Flivvers late

GLADSTONE — Thanks in large part to a big run in the fourth quarter, the Gladstone Braves girls basketball team (3-1) defeated the Kingsford Flivvers (1-3). With about five minutes to go in the game, the Braves held the lead 38-34 as their head coach Andy Cretens called a timeout. In the ...

Eskymos icers fall to Gremlins

WELLS — The Escanaba Eskymos mounted an early challenge, but couldn’t stay with Houghton in an 8-3 hockey loss to the Gremlins Tuesday night. Esky trailed just 4-3 after the opening frame before the Gremlins began to pull away in the second. “The kids gave a good effort,” said Esky ...

Mid Pen swept by Engadine at home

ST. NICHOLAS — Who put that lid on the basket? The Mid Peninsula boys and girls may be asking themselves that after dropping both ends of a non-conference basketball doubleheader to the Engadine Eagles here Monday night. Engadine’s boys hung on for a 34-27 victory, and its girls won ...

Pistons snap skid

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Not long after Saben Lee scored a career-best 21 points and helped the Detroit Pistons snap a three-game losing streak, the point guard was presented with a memento to ensure he won’t soon forget the game. Lee, a rookie out of Vanderbilt on a two-way contract, made 8 ...

Eskymos, Bark River boys win, Cougars boys fall, Manistique girls split

Basketball Boys Escanaba at Marquette MARQUETTE — The Escanaba Eskymos boy’s basketball team (6-0, 2-0 GNC) repeated their early success against the Marquette Redmen, this time on the road, winning 63-57 in Marquette. “It felt like exactly the same kind of battle,” said Eskymos ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Wrestling Bark River-Harris, Escanaba, Gladstone at Marquette, 5:30 Men’s basketball Finlandia at Bay College, 7 Boys’ basketball Stephenson at Bark River-Harris, 7:45 Superior Central at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Girls’ basketball Bark River-Harris at North ...

U.P. schedule

Boys’ basketball Escanaba 63, Marquette 57 Bark River-Harris 56, Manistique 44 Carney-Nadeau 52, Rapid River 44 Munising 71, North Central 60 Kinross Maplewood Baptist 61, Big Bay de Noc 22 Norway 41, North Dickinson 25 Baraga 69, L’Anse 57 Chassell 55, Ontonagon ...

U.P.wrestling rankings

Week 2 (Feb. 22) Courtesy of Paul Lagrou 103 1 Bradley Hall Rudyard 2 Drew Hanson Gladstone 3 Eli Gardner Escanaba 4 Brenden Siedlecki Bark River 5 Shyna Hruska Iron Mountain 112 1 Shawn McGuire Iron Mountain 2 Josh Riley Bark River 3 Matt Valletta St. Ignace 4 ...

Bark River girls top Jets

POWERS — After a back-and-forth battle in the opening minutes, the Bark River-Harris Broncos girls basketball team (5-2) pulled away to defeat the North Central Jets (2-4) 56-36 Monday night in Powers. “It’s always good to win at North Central. (They’re) the biggest rival for the ...

Prep sports roundup

Basketball Boys Gladstone at Westwood ISHPEMING — Cam Ballard had a big night here Monday, leading the Gladstone Braves to a 64-42 basketball triumph over the Westwood Patriots. Ballard collected 20 points, seven assists and seven rebounds in the Mid-Peninsula Conference contest. ...

Giannis leads Bucks past Kings

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and Khris Middleton scored 32 to lead the Milwaukee Bucks past the skidding Sacramento Kings 128-115 on Sunday night. “I thought individually they were good, and they had good moments together,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said. ...

Pistons dazzled by Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Evan Fournier added a season-high 29 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Detroit Pistons 105-96 on Sunday night. The Magic have won three in a row, their longest winning streak since opening the season 4-0. The Magic and ...

Eskymos icers outshot on road by Hancock

HANCOCK — Hancock senior Mason Mikesch earned a hat trick on Friday as the Bulldogs earned a 5-1 victory over the visiting Escanaba Eskymos. It is an up-and-down chase in the first period for both teams. The Eskymos came out on the ice quick and strong. However, as the clock wound down ...

North Central cagers split at Norway

NORWAY — The Norway girls reaped the benefits of a fourth-quarter surge here Friday night in a 52-40 basketball victory over the North Central Jets. Norway led 35-33 following a seven-foot jump shot by sophomore Andi Carlson with 2.1 seconds left in the third quarter of this Skyline Central ...

Briefs

MHSAA delays spring sports by one week EAST LANSING — The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved an adjustment to the Spring 2021 schedule Monday. The start of Spring practices will be dalyed by one week to March 22, and competition will be pushed ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Hockey Houghton at Escanaba, 6 Boys’ basketball Escanaba at Marquette, 7 Big Bay de Noc at Maplewood Baptist, 7 North Central at Munising, 7:30 Norway at Superior Central, 7:30 Manistique at Bark River-Harris, 7:45 Rapid River at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Girls’ ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Gladstone 64, Westwood 42 Engadine 34, Mid Peninsula 27 Munising Baptist 61, Big Bay de Noc 27 Norway 59, Superior Central 28 Menominee 54, Kingsford 38 Negaunee 51, Gwinn 42 Iron Mountain 83, West Iron County 41 Negaunee 51, Gwinn 42 Calumet 47, Ishpeming ...

Wolverines hold off Ohio St.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a virtually empty Value City Arena, the matchup between No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State in February looked more like an intense NCAA Tournament game in March: good shooting, timely 3-pointers, fierce play under the rim, few mistakes and some late drama. After ...

Braves fall to Redmen

MARQUETTE — The Gladstone Braves boy’s basketball team (3-2) took a 66-51 loss Saturday against the Marquette Redmen (4-1) in Marquette. “We started fine,” said Gladstone coach Mike Cretens. “(But) our biggest problem all night was our defense. I don’t know if it was tired legs ...

Braves beat Maroons in 2OT

MENOMINEE — It was a tale of two halves for the Menominee boys basketball team in Friday night’s Great Northern Conference matchup against Gladstone. The Maroons came out of the gates showing a lot of energy and built a 37-23 halftime advantage by turning their defense into offense and ...