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Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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RAPID RIVER — It was a season of records for the Hannahville boys. Earlier in the season, the team eclipsed the U.P. record for most 3-pointers made in a game with 24. Led by former Bark River-Harris girls coach Josh Eagle, the Soaring Eagles finished their season 16-5 and with the ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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RAPID RIVER — There are a lot of things in sports that intrigue people, which is why they have so many fans. No matter what level of competition, one thing that always gets fans excited is when one team is considered the better team, but the other team has the best player. That’s exactly ...

Top 10 boys basketball games of the year

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ST. NICHOLAS — It was a clash of two teams going in the opposite direction as Mid Peninsula hosted Carney-Nadeau on Feb. 7. Mid Pen had just come off a 64-63 overtime loss to Superior Central, while the Wolves were riding a three-game winning streak after taking down North Central 53-52 in ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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GLADSTONE — When it comes to basketball in Delta County, it doesn’t get any better than Escanaba and Gladstone battling for a district championship. The Escanaba and Gladstone girls met for the third time of the season March 6 in Gladstone with a district title on the line, and both teams ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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MENOMINEE — Although Escanaba’s win over Gladstone in the district final will never be forgotten in Delta County, Gladstone’s shocking 46-45 upset win over Menominee at the buzzer will never be forgotten throughout the entire U.P. That’s why it gets the nod at No. 1 here. Not only ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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HANNAHVILLE — After some difficult seasons in the Skyline Central Conference, Big Bay de Noc made a big change this year by migrating to the Northern Lights League. In addition to looking to make a splash during their first season in a new league, the Black Bears were looking to finish on ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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ESCANABA — In the first of three match-ups between Gladstone and Escanaba this season, the first one played in Escanaba back on Dec. 27 can definitely be argued as the best. Walking into the Christmas break match-up, Escanaba sat at 3-3 for the season and Gladstone was 2-2. It was a game ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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CARNEY — It’s not often you would consider a 32-30 basketball game a great game. But when you consider it was a district opener between two arch-rivals who gave it everything they had and it came down to the final shot, it makes it worthy of checking in at No. 6 on this ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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CARNEY — High school basketball games are 32 minutes long, but they’re often defined in just a few seconds. For a few players, there are select moments that will forever be remembered. Mid Peninsula junior forward Allyson Lancour wasn’t a starter for the Wolverines, nor was the plan for ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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ESCANABA — If there were any doubts about how good the Escanaba girls could be this past basketball season, they were quickly answered in just their third game back on Dec. 10 in a 50-48 win over Negaunee. This one showcased all the ingredients they would use to be successful the rest of ...

Summer Olympics are officially postponed until 2021

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TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Olympic Committee made the decision after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Yonker named Northern Lights League Player of the Year

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ESCANABA — Big Bay de Noc senior point guard Meagan Yonker was named the Northern Lights League Player of the Year by the league’s coaches recently after leading the Black Bears to a regular season league title and a conference tournament title in their first year in the league. Yonker ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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POWERS — On Dec. 10, the Mid Peninsula girls proved their mettle with a tough, one-point road win, 43-42, over North Central. It was the Wolverines’ second one-point road win in a row after they edged Carney-Nadeau, 46-45, at the buzzer on Dec. 6. With the win over North Central, the ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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HARRIS — At the time this game was played back on Jan. 10, nobody knew the Carney-Nadeau girls were going to be in the early stages of a 14-game winning streak. Early in the season, this game was considered a coin flip. What it ended up being was an early showcase of just how good the ...

Top 10 girls basketball games of the year

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HARRIS — The Mid Peninsula girls had just come off their third loss — a hard one against North Dickinson, 66-30, Jan. 17 — and Bark River-Harris was looking to break out of its funk after a crushing 46-45 home loss to Gwinn. When this one was all said and done, it was the Wolverines that ...

Column: Memories of a little cabin on Lake Superior

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“Someday I think I’d like to paint a seascape, if they ever get the ocean to stand still,” – Tom T. Hall — — — MARQUETTE — Back in the shadowed corners and cobwebbed shelves of my mind rests a little cabin of modest construction that sat along the sandy shores of Lake ...

LaFord leads boys area scoring leaders

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ESCANABA — Despite unknown status of whether or not boys basketball postseason tournaments will resume at any point due to the coronavirus outbreak, this season individually belonged to Carney-Nadeau senior point guard Brett LaFord. The Skyline Central Conference Player of the Year led a ...

Brady, Tampa Bay finalize two-year deal

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A new look for the NFL: Tom Brady in Tampa Bay pewter and red rather than Patriots red, white and blue. The six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback signed a two-year contract in free agency on Friday, embarking on a “new football journey” with the Buccaneers. The ...

Lions trade CB Slay to Philadelphia

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DETROIT (AP) — Darius Slay got what he was waiting for — a trade out of Detroit and a big new contract. The Lions agreed to trade Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending the standout cornerback’s seven-year stint in Detroit. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the trade Thursday and that ...

Gladstone BMXer takes first

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USABMX racer Fred Minor, of Gladstone, passes on the inside of Tom Fennessy, right, of Crystal Lake, Ill. during the Gold Cup Qualifier at Walworth County BMX, an indoor bmx track in Elkhorn, Wis., on March 8. Minor — who took home second place in last year’s Gold Cup Championship Final, ...