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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 ...

Norway race season kicks off May 16

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NORWAY — A car show and practice session free to race fans on Saturday, May 16 will officially kick off the 2020 racing season at Norway Speedway’s third-mile, paved oval. Teams that compete in Norway’s weekly Friday night program will showcase their machines on the frontstretch ...

Braves’ swimmers split meet

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MANISTIQUE — The Gladstone swim team split against Manistique here Tuesday in a makeup meet as the girls won 84-48 and the boys fell 72-44. “The Braves did very well tonight, especially the girls team,” Braves coach Tom Desy said. “It’s great to see that the swimmers are trending in ...

A freshman star is born

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POWERS — A star was born on the basketball court Monday night in Powers. From scoring a career-high 30 points, to shutting down standout point guard Tyler Sundling, North Central freshman Luke Gorzinski had his coming out party in a 66-54 victory over Rapid River. He did it all, on both ...

BR-H bounces back, takes down Trojans

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HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris boys basketball team didn’t feel its performance against Norway Friday — a 55-37 loss — was representative of its potential, and the Broncos proved it to themselves and their fans on their home court Monday with a dominant first quarter on their way to a ...

Eskymos fall to undefeated Maroons

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MENOMINEE — The Menominee girls basketball team shot the lights out from 3-point range and locked up defensively to pick up a 79-52 Great Northern Conference win over Escanaba on Monday. The Maroons shot 12-of-23 (52 percent) from beyond the arc and held Esky to 17-47 (36 percent) from the ...

Minor changes in U.P. poll

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ESCANABA — Another week, another week of little to no changes in the latest U.P. basketball poll released by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Monday. Everything remained intact for the top four teams in the Division 1-3 boys. Iron Mountain, which is ranked No. ...

Cougars’ boys hang on for second win

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EBEN — The Superior Central boys survived major foul trouble here Monday night as they hung on for a 47-43 basketball triumph over the Republic-Michigamme Hawks. The Cougars led 25-15 at halftime and 28-27 after the third quarter of the non-conference contest. “We were real patient on ...

C-N stymied by Munising in second half

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MUNISING — A defensive switch stifled the Carney-Nadeau boys here Monday night in a 64-54 basketball loss to Munising. “They played well,” said C-N coach Paul Polfus. “They switched from a man-to-man to a zone and we got impatient. We didn’t create enough opportunities for ...

Big Bay girls top Ojibwe Charter, boys fall

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GARDEN CORNERS — Senior Meagan Yonker led the way for the Big Bay de Noc girls here Monday night in a 38-17 basketball triumph over Bay Mills Ojibwe Charter. Yonker collected 11 points, 10 steals and seven rebounds in the Northern Lights League contest. Alix Bleau added nine nine and nine ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Hannahville at Big Bay, 5:30 Marquette at Gladstone, 7:15 Manistique at Munising, 7:30 Mid Peninsula at Bark River-Harris, 7:30 Rapid River at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Hockey Calumet at Escanaba, 7 Boys’ basketball Hannahville at Big Bay, ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball North Central 66, Rapid River 54 Bark River-Harris 57, Forest Park 41 Superior Central 47, Republic-Michigamme 43 Munising 64, Carney-Nadeau 54 Ojibwe Charter 51, Big Bay de Noc 26 Norway 63, North Dickinson 42 Menominee 75, Stephenson 27 West Iron County 53, ...

North Central grad honored by GLIAC

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech junior guard Dawson Bilski was selected as the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week, announced by the conference office Monday. The North Central High School graduate helped guide the Huskies to a pair of big GLIAC wins over Lake Superior State and No. 8 Ferris ...

Norse drop heartbreaker

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ESCANABA — The men’s basketball series between Bay College and Dakota County Technical College hasn’t been kind to the home team. That trend continued here Saturday as Dakota County squeezed past the Norse 82-81 in an important match-up between Region 13 teams. This marked the ...