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Late TD lifts Redmen over Esky, 17-14

ESCANABA — It was a memorable day for Escanaba graduate Eric Mason here Saturday morning as he coached the Marquette Redmen to a hard-fought 17-14 football triumph over his alma mater. The victory enabled the Redmen to improve to 2-2 overall following the Great Northern Conference opener ...

Carney-Nadeau runs out of gas in 78-40 loss to Engadine

POWERS — The second half was unkind to the Carney-Nadeau Wolves here Saturday as they dropped a 78-40 football decision to the Engadine Eagles. Carney was within 44-34 following a 26-yard pass from senior quarterback Max Baumler to classmate Jake Blahnik in the back of the end zone just 18 ...

Packers topple Broncos, move to 3-0

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw for 235 yards and a touchdown, Aaron Jones tied a career high by running for two scores, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Denver Broncos 27-16 on Sunday. Preston Smith matched a career high with three sacks as Green Bay got to Joe Flacco six ...

Lions upset Eagles, 27-24

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Marvin Jones, Jamal Agnew returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score and the Detroit Lions held on for a 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The Eagles had a chance after Malcolm Jenkins blocked Matt Prater’s ...

Emeralds win VB tourney

CHARLEVOIX — The Manistique Emeralds made a daylong road trip worth their while here Saturday as they earned top honors in the Charlevoix Invitational volleyball tournament. Manistique clinched the title by outlasting Rudyard 2-1 (20-25, 25-18, 15-13). “We had a real good match against ...

C-N bows in semis at Forest Park

CRYSTAL FALLS — For the first time in seven years under the guidance of head coach Sara Johnson, the Stephenson Eagles claimed the annual Forest Park Invitational volleyball tournament. The Eagles topped North Dickinson 21-18, 21-10 in the final of the tournament Saturday after eliminating ...

Marquette XC teams win Border Battle

MARINETTE — To nobody’s surprise, the Marquette cross country teams dominated the Border Battle Invitational here Saturday. The Marquette boys, placing five in the top eight, scored 24 points. The Redmen were followed by Menominee 82 and Coleman, Wis. 110. Marquette’s girls placed ...

Black Bears drop matches to Beaver Island

GARDEN CORNERS — It was a tough weekend for the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears as they dropped a pair of volleyball and soccer matches to the Beaver Island Islanders. The volleyball team fell to the Islanders 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-9) Friday and 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-14) Saturday. “Friday ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Gladstone at Ishpeming, 3:30 Negaunee at Escanaba, 4 Volleyball Manistique at Iron Mountain, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Cross country Munising Invitational, 4 Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Menominee, 4 Soccer Hannahville at Grand Marais, ...

U.P. scores

Saturday’s games Football 11-player Marquette 17, Escanaba 14 Lake Linden-Hubbell 40, Houghton 0 Eight-player Engadine 78, Carney-Nadeau 40 Pickford 80, Superior Central 26

Briefs

3 UPSHOF members have passed recently ESCANABA — Three former inductees into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame have died in recent weeks. Joell (Johnson) Krejcarek, a native of Carlshend, died Friday in Harrisville, Mich, near Alpena. Krejcarek, 74, was inducted into the UPSHF in ...

C-N continues dominance

RAPID RIVER — When they weren’t beating themselves, the Carney-Nadeau Wolves looked dominant again here Thursday in a 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-9) volleyball sweep over Rapid River. The Wolves (7-1-3) had to overcome 11 service errors that allowed the Rockets to stay competitive, but when ...

Flivvers upend Braves

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone football team couldn’t click here Friday as the Kingsford Flivvers took down the Braves 20-7 in Great Northern Conference action. Kingsford’s first touchdown was the telling moment of the game. The Flivvers (2-2, 1-0 GNC) entered the red zone with less than ...

Esky tennis splits with Flivvers, 4-4

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls’ tennis team faced the Kingsford Flivvers during a break in the weather here Thursday, but neither team was able to snatch victory. The Eskymos split with the Flivvers, 4-4. Escanaba found three of its wins in the doubles flights. At No. 1, Esky’s Maddy Ide ...

Esky homecoming game suspended

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Great Northern Conference football game against Marquette got suspended at halftime due to a power failure with the visiting Redmen leading 10-7. Marquette sophomore quarterback Austin Ridl fired a 63-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Drew Wyble for a 7-0 ...

Englund wins third straight XC meet

BANAT — Mid Peninsula’s Daisy Englund earned top honors for the third straight time here Thursday, winning the Stephenson Invitational cross country meet. The junior harrier covered the 3.1 miles on the Dale Fountain Memorial Cross Country Course in 21 minutes, 30.5 seconds on this warm ...

Rockets snatch first win of year in 2OT

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets broke into the win column for the first time this season here Friday night, earning a 66-58 double-overtime football victory over the Cedarville Trojans. Tyler Sundling scored on a four-yard run in the second overtime. The Rockets’ defense then forced ...

Emeralds pick up huge win, sweep Eskymos 3-0

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Emeralds passed a major test here Thursday night in a 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-22) volleyball triumph over the Escanaba Eskymos. “I think we played real well on defense,” said Emeralds’ coach Amy Nixon. “We were able to get the ball to our hitters and really ...

Power outage at Escanaba delays game

Escanaba’s homecoming football game against Marquette was postponed until 11 a.m. today due to the stadium lights not working. Above, students used flashlights on their cell phones to help provide lighting during halftime activities. Marquette currently leads Esky 10-7 at halftime.

Nordics take care of Jets

FELCH — The Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium was hot and humid Thursday night, as the North Dickinson Lady Nordics welcomed coach Rick Mick and the Lady Jets of North Central for Skyline Conference Volleyball action. Coach Sandy Haustein’s Nordics won 3-0 in straight sets 25-8, 25-18, ...