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Esky beats Flivvers

KINGSFORD — The Escanaba girls’ tennis team made a strong showing at Kingsford on a hot and sunny day here Tuesday in a Great Northern Conference match. The Eskymos got solid performances from Jasmine Clark at No. 1 singles and Jacey Moreau at No. 2 to split singles matches. Clark topped ...

Black Bears’ volleyball falls

GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc Black Bears dropped a 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-22) volleyball decision to Maplewood Baptist here Tuesday in a Northern Lights League contest. Black Bears’ coach Angie Paulson was pleased with the improvement her team shown in each set. “Overall, we had ...

Esky rolls past Eagles

ESCANABA — The Escanaba volleyball team made quick work of the Engadine Eagles with a 3-0 sweep (25-10, 25-12, 25-18) here Monday. After two quick sets, the Eagles briefly went ahead 6-4 in the third. However, Escanaba’s Alexandra Cooper responded with a seven-point service run to make it ...

Esky splits tennis match with Braves

GLADSTONE — For the second time in two weeks, the Escanaba and Gladstone girls’ tennis teams played each other about as evenly as you possibly can here Monday. Each side took two matches in singles and doubles to end in a 4-4 tie. The lone three-set match of the day came at No. 3 singles, ...

Emeralds dominate, sweep Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — Manistique improved to 9-1-1 this season after topping Ishpeming in straight sets during a Mid-Peninsula Conference high school volleyball match at the Hematites’ gym on Monday night. The Emeralds won 25-9, 25-16, 25-9 behind an eight-kill, four-ace performance from senior ...

Three area teams ranked in first high school football poll

ESCANABA — Three area high school football teams are ranked in the first Associated Press high school football poll released Monday. Escanaba is ranked No. 4 in Division 4 after starting the year 2-0, sitting only behind Paw Paw at No. 1, Detroit Country Day at No. 2 and Hamilton at No. 3. ...

Norse begin XC season

MEQUON, Wis. — The Bay College Norse got their cross country season underway here Saturday in the Ken Weidt Classic at Concordia College. James Young, a sophomore from Gladstone, was Bay’s lone representative in the men’s race and covered the eight-kilometer course in 31 minutes, 17 ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Kingsford, 4 Cross country Kingsford Invitational, 4 Volleyball Maplewood Baptist at Big Bay de Noc, 6 Munising at BR-Harris, 7:30 Forest Park at N. Central, 7:30 Escanaba at Kingsford, 7:30 Stephenson at C-Nadeau, ...

Briefs

Little Mo’s invited to football game ESCANABA — Current Little Mo Fan Club members are invited to attend the Escanaba Eskymos Little Mo stadium night Friday when the Esky football team hosts the Sault, Ont. Korah Colts at 7 p.m. All Little Mo members may enter the game using their ...

Down to the very end

POWERS — They didn’t lead until it mattered most: when it was over. Quarterback Kyle Frusti made an incredible play you’ll only see once in a great while, rushing for a 20-yard touchdown on fourth down as time expired to tie the game, then found Jack Rondeau on a three-yard pass for the ...

Lions blow 18-point lead, tie with Cards

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray had already produced a few storybook moments during his first game as an NFL quarterback and seemed on the verge of another in overtime. On third down, the Arizona Cardinals rookie bounced around for a moment and then fired a pass over the middle. The ball ...

Brewers use 5-run fourth inning to take 3 of 4 from Cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers had a final chance this weekend to deal direct damage to the Chicago Cubs’ grasp on the second NL wild card, and they didn’t waste it. Tyler Austin drove a pinch-hit, three-run homer during the Brewers’ five-run fourth inning against Jon Lester, ...

Broncos fall against Wykons Friday

STAMBAUGH — Holding a halftime lead wasn’t enough for the Bark River-Harris Broncos here Friday night as they dropped a 29-14 football decision to West Iron County Wykons. The Broncos led 8-0 following an eight-yard run by Trevor Demers in the second quarter of this WestPAC crossover ...

Huskies win 10th straight season opener

HILLSDALE — The Michigan Tech University football team used a 20-point second quarter to run away with a 29-14 victory over Hillsdale here Saturday for its 10th straight season-opening win. The Huskies began their second quarter avalanche on a one-yard touchdown run by quarterback Will Ark ...

Wildcats rally to beat McKendree in opener

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University football team scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to top McKendree Univeristy 30-9 in its season opener here Saturday. Trailing 6-3 with 16 seconds left in the first quarter, the Wildcats took their first lead on a 24-yard touchdown ...

Hannahville wins pair

MACKINAC ISLAND — The Hannahville Soaring Eagles started their soccer season on a positive note this weekend, defeating the Mackinac Island Lakers 2-0 and 3-2. Joe Larson scored twice, including the game-winner with five minutes left in Saturday’s contest and Xander Spry hit the first ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Gladstone, 4 Volleyball Engadine at Escanaba, 7 Manistique at Ishpeming, 7 Tuesday’s games Cross country Kingsford Invitational, 4 Volleyball Maplewood Baptist at Big Bay de Noc, 6 Munising at BR-Harris, 7:30 Forest Park at ...

U.P. scores

Football 11-player Ishpeming 36, Lake Linden-Hubbell 34 Eight-player Superior Central 44, Carney-Nadeau 42 Newberry 32, Stephenson 8 Brimley 62, Ontonagon 6

Esky rolls past Maroons

ESCANABA — The Escanaba volleyball team put what its been practicing into action here Thursday as the Eskymos finished off the Menominee Maroons 3-0 in straight sets (25-15, 25-16, 25-9) in Great Northern Conference action. “(The) funnest part has been watching these girls come together ...

Braves handle Gaylord

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone football team showcased its grit and determination here Friday by coming back from a halftime deficit to beat the Gaylord Blue Devils 20-7. Early in third quarter, a pass from the Braves’ Drake Forrest to Ryan Polley ended in a 36-yard touchdown. A successful ...