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UM rolls Montana

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Charles Matthews had 22 points and 10 rebounds in his best performance since coming back from injury, and No. 2 seed Michigan put away Montana early in a 74-55 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night. Ignas Brazdeikis added 14 points and ...

Bucks cool Heat

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, had eight rebounds and seven assists after missing two games with a sprained right ankle and helped the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks to a 116-87 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. The Bucks (54-19) clinched their first ...

Bay softball falls to Bucs

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ROSEMOUNT, MINN. — Bay College Softball fell to the Dawson Community College Buccaneers 5-4 in the Region 13 Early Bird tournament here Thursday. After a wild pitch and a stolen base, the Bucs were first on the board. The Norse couldn’t respond until the bottom of the second. Bay ...

Norse split a pair

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ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — The Bay College softball team split a pair of games in the Region 13 Early Bird tournament here Friday. The Norse beat Lake Region State 12-3 in the opener, then fell to Dawson Community College 10-2 in the second game. The Norse led 3-2 before blowing things wide open ...

Morant leads Racers past Marquette

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ja Morant logged the ninth triple-double in 30-plus years of NCAA Tournament history as Murray State trounced fifth-seeded Marquette 83-64 in the first round of the West Region. Murray State continued a trend of a No. 12 seed winning at least one game in all but three ...

Bay drops a couple

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ROCKFORD, Ill. — The Bay College baseball team lost both games in a doubleheader against Rock Valley College here Friday. Rock Valley won the first 4-1 and the second 9-3. Connor Olson took the loss for the Norse in the opener, giving up 11 hits in seven innings. He had two strike-outs and ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Women’s softball At Rosemount, Minn. Bay College vs. Lake Region (N.D.), 11 a.m. Bay College vs. Dawson, 1 Men’s baseball Bay College at Rock Valley (DH), 1 Saturday’s games Girls’ basketball At Calvin College State finals Division 4 St. Ignace ...

Deace signs at Bay College

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Engadine’s Michaela Deace, center, signs her letter of intent to play women’s basketball at Bay College. Seated with her are Bay College coach Rob Robinson, left, Deace’s mother Sherry Formolo, right, and Engadine girls basketball coach Roger French, standing.

NLY swimmers compete at state meet

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BROWN DEER, Wis. — Northern Lights YMCA qualifying swimmers raced their way to personal best times and top finishes at the U.P./Wis. YMCA State Meet here last weekend. Irene Neumeier took first in the girls 9-10 age division 100 meter freestyle with a new team record of 1:02.21. She also ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Girls’ basketball Division 4 At Calvin College St. Ignace vs. Adrian Lenawee Christian, 10 a.m. Men’s baseball Bay College at Rock Valley (DH), noon Women’s softball At Rosemount, Minn. Bay College vs. Lake Region, 1 Sunday’s games Men’s ...

Officials aren’t the problem; rules are

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ESCANABA — Over the last few days, I’ve been asked to give my opinion or say something strong regarding the officiating in Iron Mountain’s heartbreaking 53-52 loss to Pewamo-Westphalia in Saturday’s Division 3 boys’ basketball state championship game at the Breslin Center in East ...

Bucks fall to Cavaliers without Giannis

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton has left a sluggish, sometimes painful start to his pro career, behind him. He’s taking off, and he might just take the Cavaliers with him. Sexton scored 25 points and became the first NBA rookie to score at least 23 in seven straight games since 1998 as ...

Eichmeier to play for St. Norbert

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North Central’s Brady Eichmeier (center) signed to play football at Division 3 St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. Feb. 28 at North Central High School. Eichmeier will be playing quarterback for the Green Knights. He saw time at quarterback last season for the Jets, but was selected on the ...

NCAA tips off today

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Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset picks. There’s Kansas and Michigan State to provide some blue-blood flavor, and Murray State’s Ja Morant and ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Girls’ basketball State semifinals Division 4 At Calvin College Kingston vs. St. Ignace, 5:30 Women’s softball At Rosemount, Minn. Bay College vs. Dawson, 9 a.m. Bay College vs. Williston, N.D. 1 Friday’s games Women’s softball At Rosemount, ...

Briefs

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For the record ESCANABA — The St. Ignace girls’ basketball team plays Kingston at Calvin College tonight at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Press stated the Saints play at the Breslin Center in a headline.

Saints head to Breslin

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ESCANABA — St. Ignace girls’ basketball teams have been frequent visitors to the state quarterfinals in recent years. The top-ranked Saints, however, had gone three years without getting past this round. They took it a step further this time, posting a 76-45 triumph over the feisty ...

Pair of Eskymos, Braves represented in GNC awards

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ESCANABA — Escanaba senior Lexi Chaillier and Gladstone sophomore Megan Crow were selected to the 2018-19 Great Northern Conference first team at the coaches’ meeting here Tuesday. Chaillier averaged 10.4 points per game this season in GNC play, leading Esky to a 10-10 record (3-5 GNC). ...

Three Norse make All-Region team

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ESCANABA — Three Bay College basketball players were selected to the 2018-19 NJCAA Region 13 All-Region team. Alfonzo Fields was selected on the men’s team and Jordan Kraemer of Norway and Paige Welch of Bark River-Harris were selected on the women’s team. Fields led the Norse with ...

Patriots’ season ends against Lake City

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GAYLORD — A nine-point lead in the second half. A heavy dose of momentum. The Westwood girls basketball team seemingly had Lake City right where it wanted it in their MHSAA Division 3 quarterfinal game in Gaylord on Tuesday night. But the Lady Trojans closed the third quarter on a 13-4 ...