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Packers hope week off helps heal team

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers would love to showcase how good they can be when all their top players are available and healthy. Whether they’ll actually get that opportunity remains uncertain. Green Bay (9-3) enters its long-awaited bye week with a 3 ...

Pistons fall to Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart had no Round 2 in the Lakers’ rematch with the Pistons. James was too busy making sure Los Angeles got the same decision he wasn’t around to see last week in Detroit. James had 33 points, nine assists and no confrontations with ...

Harbaugh stumps for Mich. DE Hutchinson

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hutch for Heisman? Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is stumping for defensive end Aidan Hutchinson to win the Heisman Trophy after he starred in a win over Ohio State that put the second-ranked Wolverines in the Big Ten championship game and national title ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Hockey Escanaba at Marquette, 6 Girls’ basketball Marquette at Escanaba, 7:15 Rapid River at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 Gladstone at Gwinn, 7:30 Manistique at Negaunee, 7:30 Bark River-Harris at Ishpeming, 7:45 Forest Park at North Central, 7:45 Superior Central ...

Briefs

Relic Riders meeting RAPID RIVER — The Relic Riders of Rapid River will be holding a meeting on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse on main street in Rapid River. Among the items on the agenda are discussions about the upcoming Relic Ride on Jan. 28, 2022. A group photo with an antique ...

Potier, Johnson, Frusti named to MHSFCA All-State teams

ESCANABA  — Three area football players were named to Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-State Teams last week. Gladstone’s Hunter Potier (11-player, Division Six), Rapid River’s Carter Johnson (8-Player, Division Two) and Superior Central’s Zach Frusti (8-Player, ...