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Pack ripped by Vikes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Once Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings took the lead on Green Bay, they played with a fierce refusal to let it go. They held onto the ball with the same determination. Cousins bounced back from his worst game of the season with 342 passing yards and three ...

Esky icers take blue-collar approach

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos hope a blue-collar approach will be their key to success this hockey season. “We’re stressing the importance of being a hard-working team,” said coach Matt Hughes. “If we’re going to win games, we’re going to have to outwork teams.” Esky, ...

Big-time butt kick suffered by UM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With its best chance in years to beat Ohio State in The Game, Michigan crashed and burned. Michigan’s “revenge tour” — along with its Big Ten and national title hopes — ended in misery on a cold, gray Saturday in Ohio Stadium, where the Wolverines have been ...

Bay men claim sweep, women settle for split

IRONWOOD — The Bay College men’s basketball team extended their winning streak to six games Sunday while the women’s team salvaged a weekend split at the Linquist Classic. The men whipped Vermillion (Minn.) Community College 84-67 to sweep its appearance in Ironwood. The Norse shelled ...

Prep football

By The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL Championship Division 1 Chippewa V. 31, Clarkston 30 Division 3 Detroit King 41, Muskegon 25 Division 5 Hudsonville Unity Christian 42, Portland 7 Division 7 New Lothrop 50, Madison Heights Madison 44

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Swimming Marquette at Manistique, 5 Tuesday’s games Hockey Marquette at Escanaba, 7 Boys’ basketball Mid Pen at Engadine, 7:30 Superior Central at Big Bay de Noc, 7:30 Stephenson at Rapid River, 7:30 Iron Mountain at Gladstone, 7:15 North Dickinson at ...

Briefs

Tech women swept EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Michigan Tech’s women’s basketball team fell twice in the USI Thanksgiving Classic over the weekend. Sunday the University of Southern Indiana clipped the Huskies 80-65, with Hannah Hobson scoring 17 points. In Saturday’s opener, Tech yielded the ...

Lions get stuffed again

DETROIT (AP) — Chase Daniel outplayed Matthew Stafford, proving an NFL journeyman can beat one of the highest-paid players in the league. Daniel threw a career-high two touchdowns to keep the Chicago Bears rolling with a 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday, filling in very well for ...

Bay softball is primed

ESCANABA — Softball makes its debut at Bay College in spring, but Heidi Charon and her staff had a chance to get a preview of the team this fall. The Norse played eight exhibition games. giving the players an idea what the next level requires and the coaches a chance to see them in action ...

Bears’ defense handcuffs Stafford

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions were the team with the healthy starting quarterback, but in the end, Matthew Stafford came up short. Stafford had an interception returned for a tiebreaking touchdown in the fourth quarter, then had another pass picked off in the end zone with just over a ...

Solid core ready to help Bay in baseball

ESCANABA — A solid group of athletes are ready to help Bay College launch a baseball program in spring. Manager Mike Pankow counts 27 players who participated in some fall games and are working out inside for the upcoming campaign. The majority are freshmen at the two-year school. The ...

Can Harbaugh win the Big One?

Tom Osborne began one of the great coaching careers in college football history with five straight losses in the most important game on Nebraska’s schedule. From 1973-77, Osborne’s Cornhuskers went 46-13 overall but 0-5 against Oklahoma. “It was probably getting to the point where it ...

Phil spills Tiger in big match

Phil Mickelson beat Tiger Woods in overtime Friday in their $9 million pay-per-view match in Las Vegas that ended up free for many viewers because of technical problems. Mickelson won on the 22nd hole, making a 4-foot birdie putt on a specially set up 93-yard, par 3. The match at Shadow Creek ...

Historic regional grid clash

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Barry Alvarez was pacing the sideline as coach the last time that Wisconsin lost Paul Bunyan’s Axe to Minnesota. It was 2003, but the empty feeling that comes with losing the rivalry game remains fresh. Losing stings. It’s all the education that younger fans and ...

Spartans dig hole, then dig out victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Michigan State dug itself a deep hole early against Texas. But Joshua Langford, Cassius Winston and the rest of the Spartans did not panic. Trailing by 19 points eight minutes into the Las Vegas Invitational championship game, the 11th-ranked Spartans (5-1) took the lead in ...

UCF spikers win title

ORLANDO — The University of Central Florida concluded an unbeaten season in the American Athletic Conference and will host a first-round game in the NCAA volleyball tournament. The Knights swept University of South Florida 3-0 Wednesday for their 24th straight win in a 27-3 season. They ...

North Central grad Bilski keys Tech

ERIE, Pa. - The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team will play for the championship of the 35th annual Gary Miller Classic after beating Alderson Broaddus 78-69 here Friday night. The Huskies (2-2) buried 13 triples and never trailed over the game’s final 12:50. Sophomore Dawson Bilski ...

Prep football

By The Associated Press Championship Division 2 Warren De La Salle 29, Muskegon Mona Shores 16 Division 4 Edwardsburg 28, Chelsea 7 Division 6 Jackson Lumen Christi 42, Montague 28 Division 8 Reading 39, Breckenridge 20

Very gruelling race

ESCANABA — Imagine being out in the wilderness at midnight and into the wee hours of the morning. That was the situation facing runners in the Marji Gesick Ultra-marathon Sept. 22-23 in Marquette County. Tiffany Molinari of Gladstone, who placed fourth overall in the women’s division, ...