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MHSAA delays spring sports by one week EAST LANSING — The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved an adjustment to the Spring 2021 schedule Monday. The start of Spring practices will be dalyed by one week to March 22, and competition will be pushed ...

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Tonight’s games Hockey Houghton at Escanaba, 6 Boys’ basketball Escanaba at Marquette, 7 Big Bay de Noc at Maplewood Baptist, 7 North Central at Munising, 7:30 Norway at Superior Central, 7:30 Manistique at Bark River-Harris, 7:45 Rapid River at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Girls’ ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Gladstone 64, Westwood 42 Engadine 34, Mid Peninsula 27 Munising Baptist 61, Big Bay de Noc 27 Norway 59, Superior Central 28 Menominee 54, Kingsford 38 Negaunee 51, Gwinn 42 Iron Mountain 83, West Iron County 41 Negaunee 51, Gwinn 42 Calumet 47, Ishpeming ...

Wolverines hold off Ohio St.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a virtually empty Value City Arena, the matchup between No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State in February looked more like an intense NCAA Tournament game in March: good shooting, timely 3-pointers, fierce play under the rim, few mistakes and some late drama. After ...

Braves fall to Redmen

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MARQUETTE — The Gladstone Braves boy’s basketball team (3-2) took a 66-51 loss Saturday against the Marquette Redmen (4-1) in Marquette. “We started fine,” said Gladstone coach Mike Cretens. “(But) our biggest problem all night was our defense. I don’t know if it was tired legs ...

Braves beat Maroons in 2OT

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MENOMINEE — It was a tale of two halves for the Menominee boys basketball team in Friday night’s Great Northern Conference matchup against Gladstone. The Maroons came out of the gates showing a lot of energy and built a 37-23 halftime advantage by turning their defense into offense and ...

Spartans rally past Indy

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Aaron Henry scored 16 of his career-high-tying 27 points in the second half and Michigan State rallied to beat Indiana 78-71 on Saturday. Though the Spartans (11-9, 5-9 Big Ten) may miss taking part in the NCAA Tournament after 22 straight appearances, they picked ...

Braves’ wrestlers earn three wins in quadrangular

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone wrestlers may be low on numbers this year, but that didn’t stop them from posting three victories in their quadrangular meet here Saturday. Gladstone defeated Westwood 54-18, Kingsford 48-24 and Marquette 42-36 to improve to 4-2 this season. “It was a good ...

Big Bay sweeps Mackinac Island

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GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc Black Bears girl’s basketball team (3-1) defeated the Mackinac Island Lakers 61-26 Saturday in Garden Corners. The Black Bears were pedal to the metal from the get-go, outscoring the Lakers 19-5 in the first quarter — then 16-7 in the second — to ...

Prep schedule

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Girls’ basketball Engadine at Mid Peninsula, 6 Bark River-Harris at North Central, 7 North Dickinson at Rapid River, 7:30 Superior Central at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Boys’ basketball Gladstone at Westwood, 7:15 Manistique at Munising, 7:30 Norway at Superior Central, ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Big Bay de Noc 61, Mackinac Island 26 Baraga 41, Ontonagon 38 Hancock 61, Chassell 36 St. Ignace 63, Marquette 50 Gaylord St. Mary 48, Pickford 44 Boys’ basketball Marquette 66, Gladstone 51 Hockey Marquette 9, Kingsford 1

Djokovic wins 9th Australian Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe, just maybe, the thinking went, Novak Djokovic would be just a tad more susceptible to trouble this time around at the Australian Open. After all, he tore an abdominal muscle in the third round and wasn’t sure he could continue to compete. Entering ...

Rockets speed past Wolverines

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ST. NICHOLAS — The Rapid River Rockets boys basketball team (2-2) earned their second win of the season Friday night, 49-27, against the Mid Peninsula Wolverines in St. Nicholas. “It feels good, it definitely feels good,” said Rockets head coach Richard Poma. “We started out with such ...

Prep sports roundup

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Basketball Boys North Dickinson at Carney CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves boys basketball team put another win under their belt Friday night as they defeated the North Dickinson Nordics 84-48 in Carney. “I thought we got off to a good start,” said Wolves coach Paul Polfus. “We ...

McDowell hopes win brings success

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael McDowell was best known for years as the guy who barrel-rolled eight times at Texas while trying to qualify for just the second race of his Cup Series career. He’d driven through the remnants of an oil spill when McDowell’s car made a hard right turn ...

Burns builds 5-shot lead

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Burns wanted to pay respect to tough Riviera by playing it safe. It led to a 5-under 66 on Friday to tie the 36-hole record at the Genesis Invitational and build a five-shot lead going into the weekend. Among those chasing is Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Wrestling Marquette, Westwood, Kingsford at Gladstone, 10 a.m. Escanaba at Petoskey, noon GIrls’ basketball Hannahville at Beaver Island, 10 a.m. Munising at Carney-Nadeau, 4:45 Boys’ basketball Hannahville at Beaver Island, 11:30 a.m. Gladstone at ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Carney-Nadeau 84, North Dickinson 48 Rapid River 49, Mid Peninsula 27 Bark River-Harris 63, Forest Park 35 Girls’ basketball Norway 52, North Central 40

Frazer heads for warmer weather

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ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Brandon Frazer will be trading in his winter jackets and boots for shorts and sandals next year after he officially signed to play basketball with the Florida-based Ava Maria University Thursday afternoon in Escanaba. While Frazer, a multi-sport athlete, has shown ...

Big Bay swats Soaring Eagles

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GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc Black Bears girls basketball team (2-1) roared to life Thursday night with a 65-17 win against the Hannahville Soaring Eagles in Garden Corners. “We got a lot of the girls into the game,” said Black Bears coach Bob Pederson. “Some girls scored their ...