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Braves crush Emeralds

GLADSTONE — Reece Castor broke Doug Ingalls’s record for career points scored and Gladstone demolished Manistique 71-28 here Thursday. Castor drilled a three-pointer to beat the halftime buzzer to break the record and was honored by athletic director Andy Jacques before the teams went ...

Dominant defense

ST. NICHOLAS — Senior Griffin Johnson scored 16 points and North Central pummeled Mid Peninsula 62-31 here Friday. The Trojans doubled up the Wolverines behind excellent outside shooting and stifling defense. “It was a good performance,” Jets’ coach Mike Malone said. “We played ...

Castor sits atop Braves’ point list

GLADSTONE — Reece Castor couldn’t have drawn it up any better. The recent Northern Michigan signee drilled a three-pointer with a hand in his face to beat the first half buzzer, breaking Doug Ingalls’s school record for career points. Asked if that was a special way for the record to be ...

Bay Men lose back-and-forth nail-biter to Mid-Michigan

PORT HURON — The Bay College men faltered down the stretch Friday, dropping a 69-68 basketball decision to Mid-Michigan Community College in the St. Clair County Classic. Bay led 66-58 with less than two minutes left in the contest before Westin Myles drained a 3-point shot to pulled the ...

Eskymos skate past Flivvers

WELLS — Their start may have been a little shaky, but the Escanaba Eskymos found a way to earn a 6-3 hockey victory over the Kingsford Flivvers Thursday night at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. Esky drew two minor penalties in the opening 82 seconds of this Great Lakes Conference ...

Badgers defeat Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — D’Mitrik Trice scored 20 points, including a crucial 3 with 20 seconds left, and 22nd-ranked Wisconsin held off No. 14 Iowa 72-66 Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Ethan Happ had 13 points, seven boards and five assists for the Badgers (7-1), who ...

Broncos take ‘mo’ away from Cougars

HARRIS — Taking momentum into halftime is normally a decisive commodity, but Bark River-Harris didn’t let that happen for Superior Central here Thursday. Instead the Broncos somehow grabbed “mighty Mo” in the third quarter and broke open a close game, stunning Central with a 19-6 ...

Spartans squeak past Rutgers in Big Ten opener

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored 22 points and Nick Ward had 20 points to lead No. 9 Michigan State past Rutgers 78-69 in the Big Ten opener Friday night. After a back-and-forth first half, where Rutgers led much of the first 10 minutes, Winston hit a 3-pointer to give ...

Perles leaves MSU post

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — George Perles resigned as a member of Michigan State University’s governing board after nearly 12 years, the school said Thursday, ending decades of service as a football player, coach, athletic director and trustee. Perles, 84, noted his age and struggle with ...

Glover among three U.P. players selected for 8-player All-State

BAY CITY, MI — Even break time is no time to rest for Jimmy Storey. He’s an all-go, all-the-time kind of athlete. “His motor doesn’t stop. Even on water breaks, he sprints to the water and back — and that’s not an exaggeration,” Pickford coach Josh Rader said. “Sometimes I ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Women’s basketball Bay College vs. Mid-Michigan CC at Port Huron, 2 Men’s basketball Bay College vs. Mid-Michigan CC at Port Huron, 4 Boys’ basketball North Central at Mid Pen, 7:30 Saturday’s games Gymnastics Escanaba at Medford, Wis. Invitational, ...

Bay women demolished

PORT HURON — It was a tough afternoon for the Bay College women Friday as they dropped a 100-36 basketball decision to Mid-Michigan Community College in the St. Clair County Classic. The Norse trailed 23-7 after the first quarter and 51-15 at halftime. Jordan Kraemer scored nine points ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Gladstone 71, Manistique 28 Bark River-Harris 58, Superior Central 38 Bessemer 67, Ewen-Trout Cr. 46 Wakefield-Marenisco 72, Watersmeet 56 Ontonagon 62, Baraga 16 Lake Linden-Hubbell 70, Chassell 52 Calumet 63, Hancock 47 T.C. Central 55, Sault 30 Boyne City ...

Area schedule

Today’s games Gymnastics Escanaba at Medford, Wis. Invitational, 10:30 a.m. Swimming Gladstone at Westwood Invitational, 11 a.m. Women’s basketball Bay College at St. Clair CC, 3 Men’s basketball Bay College at St. Clair CC, 5 Monday’s games Hockey Negaunee at ...

Briefs

NMU cagers split MIDLAND — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team had its season-opening five-game winning streak end here Thursday as Northwood whipped the Wildcats 76-69. Isaiah Johnson had 25 points for NMU and Naba Echols added 22. The NMU women clipped Northwood ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball North Central 62, Mid Peninsula 31 Menominee 60, Stephenson 52 (OT) Kingsford 81, N. Dickinson 42 Marquette 63, Brighton 58 (OT) Houghton 43, Westwood 33 Iron Mountain 50, Negaunee 41 West Iron County 63, Gwinn 38 Ironwood 71, Bayfield, Wis. 58 Engadine 91, ...

Tech quints sweep

SAGINAW, Mich. - The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team got back on track Thursday night with a 68-57 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win at Saginaw Valley State. The Huskies trailed 13-9 through 10 minutes, but combined to outscore the Cardinals in the second and third ...

Local briefs

Hoop Shoot today ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest wil be held today at Holy Name Elementary School. Registration is at 12:30 and the event begins at 1 p.m. It is for boys and girls ages 8-13 with several age groups based on their age April 1, 2019. For details, ...

Middleton sinks Bulls with late three

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo kept doing his thing for the Milwaukee Bucks. But he still needed a helping hand from teammate Khris Middleton, who sank a clutch 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left to send the Bucks to a 116-113 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday ...

Problems galore for Pack

GREEN BAY (AP) — The Green Bay Packers must make a stand just to stay in the playoff conversation. The injury list is growing. Their postseason hopes are in serious jeopardy. They’ll need breaks to go their way with teams ahead of them in the wild-card chase. Tune out the outside noise ...