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Tonight’s games Wrestling BR-Harris at Newberry, 5 Girls’ basketball Big Bay at Maple. Baptist, 5:30 Boys’ basketball Big Bay at Maple. Baptist, 7 N. Central at Rapid River, 7:30 BR-Harris at Mid Pen, 7:30 N. Dickinson at C-Nadeau, 8 Sup. Central at Forest Park, ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Rudyard 62, Manistique 38 Munising 68, Superior Central 31 Boys’ basketball Norway 61, North Dickinson 35

Kamin beats the buzzer

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ESCANABA — Nicole Kamin could only be held down so long. After being held to just six points through three quarters, Escanaba’s star junior forward came alive in the fourth, scoring nine points including a game-winning floater at the buzzer to lift the Eskymos to a 50-48 come-from-behind ...

Gladstone runs past Hematites in opener

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GLADSTONE — After a raucous first half, the Gladstone boys’ basketball team held on to earn a 65-53 season-opening win against the Ishpeming Hematites here Tuesday in a Mid-Peninsula Conference contest. After a half dominated by Gladstone’s defense, the Braves led 27-14 entering the ...

Wolverines slip past North Central

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POWERS — Senior guard Kennedy Englund provided the Mid Peninsula girls with clutch shooting here Tuesday night, helping them escape with a 43-42 basketball victory over the North Central Jets. The Bay College recruit drained a pair of 3-point field goals in the fourth quarter of this ...

Esky falls at Negaunee

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NEGAUNEE — After rallying out of an early hole and building a lead midway through the third quarter, the Escanaba boys’ basketball team let one slip away in a 52-43 season-opening loss at Negaunee Tuesday. The Eskymos, playing with a mainly new cast, trailed 14-9 after the first quarter ...

Braves fall to Marquette

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MARQUETTE — One of the keys to victory for the Marquette girls basketball team on Tuesday night was containing Gladstone’s top player, Megan Crow. The Redettes did just that, limiting last year’s All-Great Northern Conference and All-Upper Peninsula First Teamer to just five ...

Belanger leads Rockets past Knights

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River girls’ basketball team pushed themselves above .500 with a 53-46 win over the Norway Knights here Tuesday in Skyline Central Conference action. The Rockets pulled ahead quickly in the first thanks to a strong performance from Natalie Belanger, who notched 11 ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Gymnastics Negaunee at Escanaba, 6 Girls’ basketball Sup. Central at Munising, 7:30 Manistique at Rudyard, 7:30 Thursday’s games Wrestling BR-Harris at Newberry, 5 Girls’ basketball Big Bay de Noc at Maplewood Baptist, 5:30 Boys’ basketball Big ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Escanaba 50, Negaunee 48 Marquette 42, Gladstone 39 Mid Pen 43, North Central 42 Rapid River 53, Norway 46 C-Nadeau 45, Forest Park 37 North Dickinson 73, Republic-Michigamme 14 Ishpeming 48, Kingsford 31 West Iron County 34, Iron Mountain 28 L’Anse 75, ...

Briefs

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For the record ESCANABA — In Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Press, Gladstone junior figure skater Meagan Sarasin was wrongly identified as Morgan Sarasin. The Daily Press apologizes for this error. YMCA soccer clinic WELLS — The YMCA will be holding an indoor soccer clinic Dec. 21 at ...

Emeralds win opener

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NEWBERRY — The Manistique boys opened their basketball season in exciting fashion here Tuesday night, earning a 60-58 triumph over the Newberry Indians. Newberry had the ball in the closing moments of this non-conference contest, but missed a half-court shot at the buzzer. “This feels ...

Wolves take down Trojans

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Carney-Nadeau girls’ basketball team sprinted off the line here Tuesday in a 45-37 win over the Forest Park Trojans. The Wolves (1-1) jumped out to a 16-6 lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back in this Skyline Central Conference contest. “It was real ...

Braves’ swimmers place 2nd

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MANISTIQUE — A strong start helped the Gladstone girls place second in a season-opening triangular swim meet here Tuesday night. The Braves, who won three of the first four events, scored 95 points. Kingsford won with 136 and Manistique had 38. Kingsford’s boys also won with 132, ...

BR-H falls in overtime

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GWINN — The high school sports fans who braved the icy and snow-covered roads during the latest winter storm event on Monday night were in for quite the treat on the basketball court at Gwinn High School. That’s because Bark River-Harris and Gwinn made sure those fans got their money’s ...

Esky figure skaters host district opener

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WELLS — A chance for three Upper Peninsula high school figure skating teams to open their season was provided here Sunday as Escanaba hosted the District 7 opener. “I’m grateful for the opportunity,” said Gladstone junior Morgan Sarasin, who skates for the Eskymos through a co-op ...

Two Jets earn 8-player All-State honors

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PICKFORD, Mich. (AP) — Jimmy Storey has a textbook middle linebacker mentality. Bringing the thunder is the Pickford High School senior’s favorite part of football. “He’s all-out, all the time. He arrives at the hole with authority,” Pickford coach Josh Rader said. “He’s not ...

Emeralds fall to Indians

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MANISTIQUE — The Manistique girls had trouble putting the ball through the hoop in overtime here Monday night in a 55-51 basketball loss to the Newberry Indians. Manistique led 38-32 after the third quarter of the non-conference contest. “It was kind of a back and forth game,” said ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Swimming Kingsford, Gladstone at Manistique, 5 Girls’ basketball Gladstone at Marquette, 7 Negaunee at Escanaba, 7:30 Mid Peninsula at North Central, 7:30 Norway at Rapid River, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Escanaba at Negaunee, 7:15 Manistique at Newberry, ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Gwinn 61, Bark River-Harris 58 (2 OT) Newberry 55, Manistique 51 (OT) Engadine 56, Munising 48 Brimley 50, Mackinaw City 41 Boys’ basketball Lake Linden-Hubbell 78, Baraga 30 Dollar Bay 73, L’Anse 36 Boyne City 75, St. Ignace 27