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Emeralds start fast, hang on to upend Miners in district opener

NEGAUNEE — Communication is key for a volleyball team to be successful in the postseason, or just in general, and the Manistique Emeralds used that to their advantage Monday night. Manistique took the first two sets fairly easily, but dropped a close third one to Negaunee. Then the Emeralds ...

BR-H sweeps Norway in district opener

NORWAY — Survive and advance — that’s the motto in postseason tournament play. Monday night, in MHSAA Division 3 girls volleyball District 66 action, the Bark River-Harris Broncos swept the Norway Knights 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-12) on the road to advance to the semifinals. The Broncos ...

ND sweeps Hannahville

FELCH — In MHSAA Division 4 girls volleyball District 99 first round action, the North Dickinson Nordics swept the Hannahville Soaring Eagles 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-8) Monday night inside the Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium. The Nordics advanced to the semifinal round and will visit Stephenson ...

Prep schedule

Wednesday’s games Volleyball districts Division 2 Escanaba at Kingsford, 6 Gladstone at Menominee, 6 Division 3 Bark River-Harris at Gwinn, 7 Ishpeming at Manistique, 7 Division 4 Rapid River vs. Munising at Superior Central, 6 Forest Park at Carney-Nadeau, 7 N. ...

Briefs

Esky Elks Hoop Shoot is Saturday ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest takes place Saturday at 1 p.m. at Holy Name School. Registration begins at noon. The event is open to all area youth age 8-13, based on their age on April 1, 2020. For details contact Dave Willette ...

Tough pill to swallow

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos knew they might be in for a long day after the very first play from scrimmage. Cadillac quarterback Aden Gurden dropped back and threw a backwards swing pass to Tipp Baker, who launched a perfectly thrown ball down the field to a wide open Logan Wilde for a ...

Norse women win to start season 2-0

BATTLE CREEK — The Bay College women overcame an error-filled first half in a 62-59 basketball triumph over the Kellogg Community College Bruins here Saturday to start the season 2-0. Bay committed 15 turnovers and Kellogg had 13 in the first half. The contest was tied at 26 at halftime and ...

Bay men win in OT

BATTLE CREEK — Sophomore Ryan Robinette scored 28 points and freshman Matt Wagner added 23 here Saturday as the Bay College men earned a 95-87 overtime basketball victory over Kellogg Community College. Wagner hit 7-of-10 three-point shots and Robinette was 5-of-10 from beyond the arc for ...

Lions suffer tough loss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr and the Raiders gave their football-starved fans quite a show in their first game back in Oakland in seven weeks. Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to rookie Hunter Renfrow with 2:04 remaining and Karl Joseph broke up a fourth-down pass in the end zone ...

Packers suffer ugly loss to Chargers

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Just when the Los Angeles Chargers’ season looked lost, they put together their best game of the year against one of the league’s top teams. Melvin Gordon scored two touchdowns and the defense held Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers to one of his worst outings as the ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball districts Division 3 Manistique at Negaunee, 7 Division 4 Hannahville at North Dickinson, 7 Carney-Nadeau at North Central, 7

U.P. scores

Football 11-player districts Division 3 Muskegon 69, Marquette 7 Division 4 Cadillac 35, Escanaba 12 Sault Ste. Marie 46, Ludington 6 Division 6 Menominee 48, Westwood 18 Division 7 Iron Mountain 40, Mancelona 8 Division 8 Lake Linden-Hubbell 36, West Iron County 14

Briefs

Whitmer wins race ESCANABA — Gary Whitmer of Gladstone earned top honors in the Sixth Annual Escanaba Diehard Run here Sunday, covering the four-mile course in 26 minutes, 23 seconds. He was followed by Kevin Holmes of Escanaba (30:58) and women’s champion Angela Artley of Gladstone ...

Esky fills a dozen All-U.P. spots

MARQUETTE — Finishing three straight regular seasons 7-2 can have a lot of positives effects on a football program — just ask the Escanaba Eskymos. The latest example of that was on display at the 70th annual football meeting held by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters ...

2019 All-Upper Peninsula football

DREAM TEAM OFFENSE Position Player School Ht. Wt. Yr. Center Gio Colavecchi Iron Mt. 6-1 265 Sr. Guard Dakota Hawkes West Iron 6-1 235 Sr. Guard Owen Morton Ishpeming 5-9 230 Sr. Tackle Garrett Johnson Escanaba 6-2 220 Sr. Tackle Nick ...

Hematites eliminate Broncos

ISHPEMING — It was going to be fairly difficult for the Ishpeming varsity football team to top last week’s performance in its regular-season finale against Bark River-Harris. They did, though, at least statistically speaking. The Hematites racked up 534 yards of total offense, 41 more ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Football 11-player district Division 4 Cadillac at Escanaba, 1 Women’s basketball Bay College at Kellogg C.C., 1 Men’s basketball Bay College at Kellogg C.C., 3 Monday’s games Volleyball districts Division 3 Manistique at Negaunee, 7 Division ...

Norse quint splits

GRAND RAPIDS — The Bay College women’s basketball team picked up a 65-54 win against the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders here Friday for a season opening victory. The Norse led 25-14 after the first quarter and 40-23 at the half. Kaitlyn Hardwick led the Norse with 13 points, ...

U.P. scores

Football Pre-Districts 11-player Division 6 Calumet 42, Negaunee 14 Division 8 Ishpeming 48, Bark River-Harris 8 Beal City 49, St. Ignace 22 8-player Division 2 N. Central 46, Forest Park 28 Pickford 54, Engadine 12

Briefs

Road race Sunday ESCANABA — The Sixth Annual Escanaba Diehard four-mile run takes place Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Registration starts at 12:30 near the tennis courts in Ludington Park. For details contact John Vrancic (789-1237).