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Division 2 girls all-state basketball

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By The Associated Press The 2020 Associated Press Division 2 girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of Michigan sportswriters. Player of the Year Gabrielle Elliott, Detroit Edison, Sr. First-Team All-State Gabrielle Elliott, Detroit Edison, Sr. Damiya Hagemann, ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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MARQUETTE — If the first match-up between Escanaba and Marquette wasn’t good enough, the second one played in Marquette Feb. 13 had all of that and more. The stakes were as high as they possibly could be for a regular season game, with the winner guaranteed at least a share of the Great ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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CARNEY — If we all end up getting robbed of the third chapter of Carney-Nadeau and North Central meeting for a district title, at least we got to see a classic played between the two teams back on Feb. 4 in Carney. This match-up was filled with intensity, clutch plays on both sides, and it ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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HARRIS — It was the second match-up of the year between the North Central and Bark River-Harris boys. The Jets had come off a tough loss to powerhouse Munising three days prior, and the Broncos were looking to add to their two-game win streak. In their last meeting Dec. 23, the Jets earned ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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GLADSTONE — Facing arguably the toughest schedule in the entire U.P., the Gladstone boys didn’t have much room for error this season. Playing in both the Mid-Peninsula and Great Northern Conference is something only the Braves do, which means playing multiple games against top teams such ...

Lions sign former Packers’ receiver Geronimo Allison

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison. The Lions announced the move Sunday. The 26-year-old Allison comes to Detroit from division rival Green Bay. He caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season. Allison played the ...

Wagner named 2nd team all-state

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ESCANABA — As just a sophomore, Carney-Nadeau’s Tessa Wagner is already racking up prestigious honors. The 6-foot-2 center was named to the Associated Press Division 4 all-state second team Monday. Wagner averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks per game while shooting 45% from the ...

Athletic trainers step up to fight virus

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Athletic trainers across the country are changing their routines and joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The National Athletic Trainers Association has partnered with the Go4Ellis platform on an app aimed at helping trainers assist understaffed hospitals. The app was intended ...

Division 4 girls all-state basketball

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By The Associated Press The 2020 Associated Press Division 4 girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of Michigan sportswriters. Player of the Year Bree Salenbien, Adrian Lenawee Christian, Jr. First-Team All-State Bree Salenbien, Adrian Lenawee Christian, Jr. Dani ...

Bay hires Gregory as next women’s basketball coach

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ESCANABA — After serving as the interim coach for the final five games of the 2019-20 season, Matt Gregory has officially been hired as Bay College’s next women’s basketball coach. Athletic director Matt Johnson announced the move Friday. Gregory, who served as an assistant coach for ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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ESCANABA — Entering the season, the Escanaba boys knew they had to do something they hadn’t done in a decade if they wanted to have any shot at winning the Great Northern Conference — beat Marquette. As hard as it may be for some to believe, coming into the season, Esky’s last win ...

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HARRIS — Lost in the fact that this was the game Carney-Nadeau senior point guard Brett LaFord eclipsed 1,000 career points was that this game was actually really good just by itself. The lead changed hands multiple times and it came right down to the closing minutes in this match-up of ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River boys were on a four-game winning streak, and they were faced with a home game against North Central on Feb. 11. The Rockets fell to the Jets 66-54 in their previous meeting Jan. 20, and they were looking for some revenge. In the first half, it looked like the ...

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RAPID RIVER — It was a season of records for the Hannahville boys. Earlier in the season, the team eclipsed the U.P. record for most 3-pointers made in a game with 24. Led by former Bark River-Harris girls coach Josh Eagle, the Soaring Eagles finished their season 16-5 and with the ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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RAPID RIVER — There are a lot of things in sports that intrigue people, which is why they have so many fans. No matter what level of competition, one thing that always gets fans excited is when one team is considered the better team, but the other team has the best player. That’s exactly ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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ST. NICHOLAS — It was a clash of two teams going in the opposite direction as Mid Peninsula hosted Carney-Nadeau on Feb. 7. Mid Pen had just come off a 64-63 overtime loss to Superior Central, while the Wolves were riding a three-game winning streak after taking down North Central 53-52 in ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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GLADSTONE — When it comes to basketball in Delta County, it doesn’t get any better than Escanaba and Gladstone battling for a district championship. The Escanaba and Gladstone girls met for the third time of the season March 6 in Gladstone with a district title on the line, and both teams ...

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MENOMINEE — Although Escanaba’s win over Gladstone in the district final will never be forgotten in Delta County, Gladstone’s shocking 46-45 upset win over Menominee at the buzzer will never be forgotten throughout the entire U.P. That’s why it gets the nod at No. 1 here. Not only ...

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HANNAHVILLE — After some difficult seasons in the Skyline Central Conference, Big Bay de Noc made a big change this year by migrating to the Northern Lights League. In addition to looking to make a splash during their first season in a new league, the Black Bears were looking to finish on ...

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ESCANABA — In the first of three match-ups between Gladstone and Escanaba this season, the first one played in Escanaba back on Dec. 27 can definitely be argued as the best. Walking into the Christmas break match-up, Escanaba sat at 3-3 for the season and Gladstone was 2-2. It was a game ...