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NLY swimmers qualify for states

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Nine-year-old Ben Olson became the third Northern Lights YMCA swimmer to qualify for the state tournament while placing second in the boys’ 9-10 100-yard backstroke in the annual Green Bay YMCA Titletown Freeze here last weekend. “Ben has been hanging close to a ...

Fifteenth Annual Trappers Workshop is Feb. 1

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HERMANSVILLE — Members of U.P. Trappers (District 3) will once again be hosting its annual Beginning Trappers Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central at the Hermansville Community Center. Although this event is geared toward youngsters, anyone interested in the outdoors ...

Column: Silence, solitude and summer memories

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“In the wee wee hours, that’s when I think of you,” – Chuck Berry — — — On stormy winter days like this, if I’m given time and space, my mind tends to wander away – sometimes to summertime. I think about walking on the sand with the clear water rolling over my toes ...

Red Wings enter break on sour note

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With their chances of a playoff appearance slipping by the day, the Minnesota Wild returned home for a stretch of games before the All-Star break knowing there was little room for error. They have taken advantage of the homestand and head into the break believing they ...

Pistons rout reeling Kings

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DETROIT (AP) — One Detroit point guard has been carrying the scoring load. Another joined him Wednesday, with his back now healthy enough to pitch in. Derrick Rose scored 22 points and Reggie Jackson added 22 points in his return to lineup, as Detroit beat Sacramento 127-106 on Wednesday ...

UM falls to Penn State

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Lamar Stevens started scoring right away. Then Curtis Jones arrived in the second half and helped Penn State hold on for an impressive road win. Now coach Patrick Chambers wishes his team could play again soon. “I’m almost disappointed that we have a week off ...

Escanaba 7th grade champions

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The Escanaba seventh grade boys basketball travel team was crowned champions of the Menominee Hoops Club Invitational Tournament in Menominee Jan. 11. “It was a fun and exciting day with all players playing hard and contributing,” Esky program coordinator Steve Howes said. “A special ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Swimming Westwood at Manistique, 5 Wrestling Escanaba at Kingsford, 6 Boys’ basketball Big Bay at Munising Bapt., 6:30 Escanaba at Houghton, 7:15 Negaunee at Gladstone, 7:15 BR-Harris at Rapid River, 7:30 Manistique at Iron Mntn., 7:30 Friday’s ...

Letting one slip away

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GLADSTONE — Missed opportunities, missed free throws and some late clutch plays by Marquette robbed the Gladstone girls of an upset against the fourth-ranked Redettes Tuesday night. As has been the case for most of the season, the Braves played well on defense and had multiple chances to ...

Top-ranked Calumet too much for Esky

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WELLS — Escanaba’s upset effort came up short here Tuesday night as it dropped a 5-2 hockey decision to the Calumet Copper Kings. Freshman forward Sawyer LaMarch scored from point-blank range 10 minutes, 37 seconds into the second period, trimming Esky’s deficit to 2-1. Senior forward ...

Englund leads Mid Pen past BR-H

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HARRIS — Kennedy Englund helped the Mid Peninsula Wolverines overcome the Bark River-Harris Broncos and their raucous student section for a 45-44 win in the final minutes of the fourth quarter Tuesday at Bark River in a girls basketball game. “Kennedy was in foul trouble all game and ...

Smale leads Esky past fifth-ranked Westwood

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ISHPEMING — Escanaba’s Connor Smale hit six 3-pointers and scored 19 points to lead the fourth-ranked Eskymos to a 59-43 road victory over fifth-ranked Westwood Tuesday in a non-conference boys basketball game. The first quarter paved the way for the game as the Eskymos found their rhythm ...

Braves pull past Gwinn late

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GWINN — The Gladstone boys got the separation they needed in the fourth quarter here Tuesday night in an 82-69 basketball victory over the Gwinn Modeltowners. Gladstone led 59-55 after three quarters of the Mid-Peninsula Conference contest. “They really hung with us,” said Braves ...

Wolves top Rockets with defense

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CARNEY — Defense was the name of the game here Tuesday night as the Carney-Nadeau girls posted a 47-30 basketball triumph over the Rapid River Rockets. The Wolves led 21-8 at halftime and 40-24 after the third quarter of this match-up between Skyline Central Conference teams. “Our defense ...

Black Bears split with Hannahville

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GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc basketball teams hosted the Hannahville Soaring Eagles Tuesday and split the decisions in the Northern Lights League contests. The Black Bears girls routed the Soaring Eagles 57-9. Big Bay came out strong, scoring 22 points in the first quarter thanks ...

McDaniel, Emeralds edge Mustangs

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MUNISING — Manistique outlasted Munising 54-53 in overtime after playing a close girls basketball game throughout on Tuesday night. Megan Matson led the Mustangs with 24 points, while Crystal Murdock had 12. Emilee McDaniel was Manistique’s offensive leader with 18 points and Brooke St. ...

Prep schedule

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Thursday’s games Swimming Westwood at Manistique, 5 Wrestling Escanaba at Kingsford, 6 Boys’ basketball Big Bay at Munising Bap., 6:30 Escanaba at Houghton, 7:15 Negaunee at Gladstone, 7:15 BR-Harris at Rapid River, 7:30 Manistique at Iron Mntn., 7:30

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Marquette 47, Gladstone 44 (OT) Manistique 54, Munising 53 (OT) Big Bay 57, Hannahville 9 Mid Pen 45, BR-Harris 44 C-Nadeau 47, Rapid River 30 Stephenson 37, Norway 27 N. Dickinson 39, Forest Park 34 Menominee 66, Marinette 30 Green Bay Southwest 68, West ...

Briefs

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Free throw contest ESCANABA — The Knights of Columbus free throw championship takes place Friday at 7 p.m. at the Northern Lights YMCA. Competition is open to all kids age 9-14. For details contact Tom Desy (906-399-3138) or the YMCA (789-0005). Eskymo Fan Club ESCANABA — The next Eskymo ...