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Jets pick up huge win

POWERS — North Central’s defense stood tall here Saturday in a 20-14 upset victory over the state’s top-ranked eight-player football team, the Pickford Panthers. The third-ranked Jets forced seven turnovers, including six interceptions and a fumble in this Great Lakes Eight crossover ...

BR-H makes key plays to edge Munising, 14-7

HARRIS — In an old school, grind it out type football game, the Bark River-Harris Broncos made the key plays to finish it in the fourth quarter for a 14-7 win over Munising here Saturday in a WestPAC Iron Division contest. Leading 8-7, BR-H’s Joseph Stein scored his second touchdown of ...

Packers start fast, hang on to top Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won. That’s it. Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and Green Bay held on for a 21-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. “The biggest thing is that we’re 2-0,” he said. “I know we owe a ...

Lions rally past Chargers

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford and Darius Slay had a lot to do with the Los Angeles Chargers leading the Lions for three-plus quarters. And, both players bounced back in the final minutes to lift Detroit to a 13-10 victory Sunday. Stafford threw a go-ahead, 31-yard touchdown pass to Kenny ...

Flivvers win “Rock” invite

GLADSTONE — A long day of play laid the foundations for a come-from-behind victory here Saturday as the fourth-seeded Kingsford volleyball team beat the Gwinn Modeltowners to win the annual Gladstone “Rock” volleyball invitational. The finals match between the Flivvers and Gwinn came ...

Braves’ Mathews takes fourth in XC meet

DAVISBURG, Mich. — Gladstone’s Giovanni Mathews shined in the Holly Invitational cross country meet here Saturday, placing fourth in the Division 3 race. The sophomore harrier covered the 3.1-mile course at Springfield Oaks County Park in 17 minutes, 13.3 seconds. He was followed by ...

Big Bay soccer wins one, volleyball swept

MACKINAC ISLAND — The Big Bay de Noc Black Bears earned a soccer victory here Friday, blanking the Mackinac Island Lakers 2-0, then settled for a 1-1 tie Saturday. Breyden Willour scored a goal in each match and Nick DesJarden sneaked a shot between the goaltender’s legs for Friday’s ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Westwood at Escanaba, 1 Westwood at Gladstone, 4 Volleyball Mid Peninsula at Munising, 7:30 Rapid River at Stephenson, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Marquette, 4 Gladstone at Iron Mnt, 4:30 Soccer Hannahville at ...

U.P. scores

Saturday’s games Football 11-player BR-Harris 14, Munising 7 Eight-player North Central 20, Pickford 14 Engadine 66, Stephenson 14 Newberry 46, Ontonagon 6

Mid Pen rolls past Rockets

ST. NICHOLAS — They had to work for it, but the Mid Peninsula Wolverines found a way to win each set to complete a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-16) volleyball sweep over the Rapid River Rockets here Thursday. Karley Prater got the Wolverines (3-1) off to a hot start, going on a nine-point service ...

Eskymos throttle Colts

ESCANABA — The Escanaba football team faced an international opponent here Friday and rolled to a 26-0 win against the Sault, Ont. Korah Colts. The Eskymos almost got on the board early in the first quarter, but a holding penalty called back a rushing touchdown from Tyler Lawson at the nine ...

Braves’ tennis rolls to sweep against Gwinn

GLADSTONE — It took a little while for Gladstone senior Olivia Saari and junior Marnnea LaFave to find their rhythm in a girls’ tennis meet here Thursday. They did just that in the second set as they rallied past Gwinn’s Raina Humphrey and Kadie LaRock 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 ...

Maroons hand Braves first loss in 42-6 rout

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves were taken to the woodshed here Friday night as they absorbed a 42-6 whipping from the Menominee Maroons in a Great Northern Conference football opener. Gladstone simply had a hard time moving the ball on the ground in this match-up as the Maroons limited ...

Broncos topple Jets to move to 3-0

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris volleyball team continued its winning streak here Thursday as it overpowered the North Central Jets 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-9) in Skyline Central Conference action. The Broncos (3-0) started the first set trailing by four, but a 10-point service run by Abbie ...

Cougars surrender 80 points in 80-40 loss to Forest Park

CRYSTAL FALLS — Offense wasn’t the problem for the Superior Central Cougars in an 80-40 loss to Forest Park here Friday in a Great Lakes Conference crossover football contest. The Cougars got 340 yards passing and four touchdowns from quarterback Kyle Frusti and 250 receiving yards and ...

Wolves top Nordics, 3-1

FELCH — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball team earned a win on the road here Thursday against the North Dickinson Nordics 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-17) in a Skyline Central Conference match-up. The Nordics came out in the first set with energy and momentum. The Wolves (5-1-3) mounted a charge ...

Taylor wins Green Jacket

The Highland Senior Men’s League recently held its year-end championship, known as the ‘Green Jacket’ tournament. The results were announced at their annual banquet. In the front row are Josh Busick and Tom Bartol, co-medalists, tied with the low gross score. In the back row are Gerald ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Soccer Big Bay at Mackinac Island, 4 Hannahville at Beaver island, 5 Volleyball Big Bay at Mackinac Island, 6 Football Carney-Nadeau at Cedarville, 7 Rapid River at Rudyard, 7 Menominee at Gladstone, 7 Sault, Ont. Korah at Escanaba, 7 Superior Central at ...

Rockets drop OT heartbreaker to Rudyard

RUDYARD — Bryce Lundquist threw for three touchdowns here Friday night, but it wasn’t quite enough to keep the Rapid River Rockets from dropping a 27-26 overtime decision to the Rudyard Bulldogs. Lundquist’s 20-yard aerial to Gavin Berg tied the score at 6-6 early in the second quarter ...

Briefs

Irish Oaks men GLADSTONE — Charlie Stafford shot a 35 to lead the Irish Oaks Men’s League Wednesday. He was followed by Mike Barnes 36, Don Cousineau, Mel Davis and James Smith 37, Steve Gauthier, Brad Peterson, Dave Howes and Chuck Peterson 38, and Jason Micheau, Mike Pilon and Derrick ...