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Saturday’s games Football Eight-player North Central 54, Newberry 0 Brimley 48, Superior Central 36

Briefs

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NLL soccer tourney MUNISING — The Hannahville Soaring Eagles settled for a split in the Northern Lights League soccer tournament here Saturday, earning a 3-2 shootout victory over Mackinac Island before dropping a 6-1 decision to Beaver Island. Hannahville was trailing in the opener ...

Braves rally on ‘Volley for a Cure’ night

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GLADSTONE — It was a great night to be a Gladstone Brave — on and off the volleyball court here Thursday. Off the court, the Braves honored those who have fought or are fighting cancer. On the court, the Braves rallied from a 2-0 deficit to stun Iron Mountain 3-2 (26-28, 11-25, 25-20, 25-8, ...

Bayshore domination

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ESCANABA — The top-ranked Escanaba Eskymos punched their ticket to the playoffs in methodical fashion here Friday night in a 35-0 football triumph over the Gladstone Braves. “This is the fifth straight playoff berth for coach (Dave) Howes and us,” said Esky assistant coach Dave Wilson. ...

Braves take top places at GNC’s

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A pair of underclassmen shined for Gladstone here on a cloudy and breezy Thursday as they grabbed the top two places in the Great Northern Conference cross country meet. Sophomore Giovanni Mathews captured his first GNC title, covering the hilly 3.1-mile course in 17 ...

Broncos’ defense comes up big in win over Emeralds

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HARRIS — After an explosive and muddy first half, a waterlogged defensive duel decided the game as Bark River-Harris held down the Manistique Emeralds to win 20-6 here Friday in a WestPAC Iron Division football contest. After a slog back-and-forth — only broken up by an effusive ...

Rockets sweep Cougars

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River volleyball team tamed the Superior Central Cougars here Thursday to pull out a 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-17) victory. In the first set, Superior Central led early but began to fall to the Rockets’ momentum as Rapid River’s Myah Pearson aced it to break a tie, ...

Bink named WCHA  Rookie of the Week

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Escanaba native Brooke Bink received her first major accolade playing hockey for Ohio State University last weekend, earning Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Rookie of the Week honors. Bink, a freshman forward who played for the USA U-18 national hockey team ...

Wolverines’ girls sweep Black Bears

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ST. NICHOLAS — The Mid Peninsula volleyball team shut out the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears 3-0 (25-7, 25-6, 25-10) here Thursday. The Wolverines (8-2) kept a tight leash on the Black Bears in each set. “It was a really clean match tonight,” Mid Pen coach Emily Kayser said. “Everyone ...

C-N sets record with win

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ONTONAGON — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves set two major program milestones here Friday in a 50-0 shutout win over Ontonagon in a Great Lakes Eight West Division contest. A year after going winless, the Wolves (3-4) set a program-record for wins in a season by picking up their third victory in a ...

Esky freshmen, jayvee spill Gladstone

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ESCANABA — The running clock was used in both games here Thursday night as the Escanaba junior varsity and freshman football teams romped past Gladstone. The Esky jayvees won the nightcap 42-6, after the Esky frosh won 47-6. The two varsity teams play at Escanaba tonight at 7 p.m. Nick ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Volleyball Escanaba Invitational, 9 a.m. Cross country Bay College at Lawrence Invitational, 10 a.m. Manistique at Rudyard Invitational, TBA Soccer NLL tournament at Munising Baptist, TBA Football Brimley at Superior Central, 1 Newberry at North Central, ...

Late goals lift Islanders over Hannahville

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BEAVER ISLAND — The Beaver Island Islanders scored twice in the final five minutes here Thursday, handing the Hannahville Soaring Eagles a 5-3 soccer loss. Dominic Metzger, Joe Larson and Xander Spry scored for the Soaring Eagles, who tied the score with seven minutes remaining in the ...

U.P. scores

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Football 11-player Escanaba 35, Gladstone 0 Bark River-Harris 20, Manistique 6 Norway 28, Gwinn 20 Iron Mountain 42, Hancock 6 Kingsford 41, Red Wing, Minn. 6 Marquette 28, Menominee 21 Negaunee 42, Gogebic 16 Ishpeming 28, W. Iron County 0 Westwood 30, L’Anse 6 Lake ...

Broncos’ volleyball swept by Stephenson

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STEPHENSON — Coach Sara Johnson challenged her volleyball team before the match to come out ready and start strong, and the Eagles did just that as they swept Bark River-Harris 3-0 in commanding fashion on Thursday night. Stephenson jumped out to a 15-4 lead early thanks to five service ...

Ray wins Highland Club title

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Runner-up Jeff Lampi (left) shakes the hand of Mark Ray on hole No. 18 at Highland Golf Club Thursday, congratulating him on becoming the 2019 Highland Men’s Golf Club Champion. Ray was crowned champion for the third time after defeating past champion Lampi in match play. Ray, who last won in ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Football Gladstone at Escanaba, 7 Manistique at Bark River-Harris, 7 C-Nadeau vs. Ontonagon, 7 Saturday’s games Volleyball Escanaba Invitational, 9 a.m. Cross country Bay College at Lawrence Invitational, 10 a.m. Manistique at Rudyard Invitational, ...

Briefs

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Prep football ENGADINE — The Rapid River Rockets dropped a 48-28 eight-player football decision to fourth-ranked Engadine here Thursday. Other details weren’t available. Esky basketball NEGAUNEE — The Escanaba seventh and eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams each rallied for wins ...

Brothers nabbed for poaching swans in Baraga County

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BARAGA — A complaint called in to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Report All Poaching hotline resulted in two brothers being ticketed for illegally killing a pair of trumpeter swans on Sept. 28 - the opening day of waterfowl hunting season in the Upper Peninsula. Trumpeter ...

Column: The dynamic changes of autumn

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“Somewhere along the high road, the air began to turn cold,” – Bob Seger — — — MARQUETTE — Riding out over the gray gravel road, the plain laid out in front of me in all its spectacular sweeping autumn beauty. The October road was as straight as a witch’s broomstick, ...