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For the record ESCANABA — In Thursday’s edition of the Daily Press, it was wrongly stated that Lenna Smith and Emilee McDaniel were the first two Manistique Emeralds to sign to play college volleyball. Malorie Lakosky, a 2009 Manistique graduate, played volleyball at Alma College. The ...

Esky sweeps the Sault

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WELLS — It was a mix of good and bad for the Escanaba Eskymos in a 7-2 hockey victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils Saturday at Wells Sports Complex. The good came early, as the Eskymos (3-2) scored five goals in the first 10 minutes of the first period to take a 5-0 lead. The bad ...

Wagner’s triple lifts Norse in double OT

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PORT HURON — In a men’s basketball game that couldn’t have possibly been played more evenly, Matt Wagner decided to take matters into his own hands. With Bay College trailing Mid-Michigan College 90-89 and 40 seconds left to play in double overtime, Ryan Robinette came up with a steal ...

Bay rally falls just short

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PORT HURON — A furious rally by the Bay College women’s basketball team came up just short in an 80-75 loss to No. 14 Mid-Michigan College Saturday in Port Huron. The Norse, who trailed 63-43 with just under three minutes left in the third quarter, rallied to pull within 79-73 with 29 ...

Esky gymnasts begin season downstate over the weekend

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba gymnasts got an opportunity to test themselves against stiff competition downstate during their opening weekend of competition. Esky teams placed fifth and sixth in Saturday’s Huron Valley Invitational after dropping a 118.95-113.3 decision at Tecumseh ...

Showing off some moves

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Gladstone’s Braidyn Miron drives past Westwood’s Payne Etelamaki during a fifth grade game in Saturday’s 12th annual Escanaba youth basketball tournament. Teams from all over the U.P. in grades 3-6 came out for the round robin tournament, which started at 8 a.m. and ran all day.

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Hockey Escanaba at Negaunee, 7 Girls’ basketball BR-Harris at Gwinn, 7:15 Newberry at Manistique, 7:30 Boys’ basketball C-Nadeau at Rapid River, 7:30 Forest Park at Mid Pen, 7:30 Stephenson at N. Central, 7:45 Tuesday’s games Swimming Kingsford, ...

U.P. scores

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Hockey Escanaba 7, Sault Ste. Marie 2 Kingsford 5, Ashland, Wis. 2 Marquette 4, Saline 1 Traverse City Central 7, Hancock 2 Hartland 2, Houghton 0 Boys’ basketball Washington Island, Wis. 34, Mackinac Island 24 Put-In-Bay, Oh., 44, Mackinac Island 36 Girls’ ...

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Esky native becomes winningest coach ESCANABA — The University of Central Florida volleyball season ended Friday night, but Escanaba native Todd Dagenais has become the program’s all-time coaching leader. UCF was eliminated by 10th-seed Florida 3-0 in the second round of the NCAA ...

Jets speed past Rockets

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RAPID RIVER — Both Rapid River and North Central entered Thursday night’s game 1-0 after winning their season openers, and only one team could remain unbeaten. The Jets sped past the Rockets 60-38 in a Skyline Central Conference contest at Rapid River. After a relatively even first quarter ...

Esky routs Blue Devils

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WELLS — Escanaba senior forward Ethan Silverstone recorded a hat trick and playmaker and classmate Kyle Krutina added a hat trick here Friday night as the Eskymos skated to a 9-1 hockey victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils. Krutina scored from the doorstep just 23 seconds into the ...

Emeralds start fast to upend Munising

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MANISTIQUE — After suffering a tough defeat at Negaunee in their season opener Tuesday, the Manistique Emeralds bounced back in a huge way with a 64-49 triumph over Munising in their home opener Thursday night. The Emeralds (1-1), who shot 50 percent from the floor, jumped out to a 29-12 ...

Braves’ rally comes up just a little short

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GLADSTONE — It came down to the final minute as the Negaunee girls’ basketball team held on with an iron grip to get its second win in as many games against the Gladstone Braves here Friday. The Miners held off the Braves 54-48 in Mid-Peninsula Conference action. With 1:48 left in the ...

Redskins prepare to face Rodgers, Pack at Lambeau

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Washington Redskins this week prepared to face Aaron Rodgers by having backup quarterback Case Keenum try to do his best imitation of the two-time MVP in practice. Even mimicking the voice inflections and cadences Rodgers often uses to draw opposing defenders ...

West Iron pulls away from Eskymos

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STAMBAUGH — Emily Nelson scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the final quarter, and West Iron County pulled away late to defeat Escanaba 51-39 Friday evening in non-conference girls basketball at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. Nelson, committed to Michigan Tech for basketball, posted a ...

Brewers acquire catcher from Mariners

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired catcher Omar Narvaez from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday for minor league pitcher Adam Hill and a compensation round pick in next June’s amateur draft. Narvaez becomes Milwaukee’s replacement for Yasmani Grandal, who signed a $73 million, ...

Lancour’s game-winner lifts Mid Pen over C-N

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CARNEY — Allyson Lancour may have only scored two points, but they were the most important points of the game. Mid Peninsula’s 5-foot-9 junior forward grabbed an offensive rebound and scored the game-winning basket with just .2 seconds left to play as the Wolverines stunned Carney-Nadeau ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Gymnastics Escanaba at Tecumseh, 5 Women’s basketball Bay College at St. Clair County C.C., 6 Hockey Sault Ste. Marie at Escanaba, 7 Girls’ basketball Negaunee at Gladstone, 7:15 Cedarville at Sup. Central, 7:30 Escanaba at West Iron, 7:30 Mid ...

Broncos contain Trojans

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HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Broncos knew if they could contain 6-foot-2 Mercedes Simmons they’d have a good shot to win. They did that, and got 14 points from Allison Richer as they hung on for a 44-31 girls’ basketball win over Forest Park in their season opener here Friday ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball N. Central 60, Rapid River 38 Manistique 64, Munising 49 Calumet 75, Iron Mountain 49 L’Anse 67, Lake Linden 28 Ewen-Trout Creek 33, Baraga 28 Stephenson 50, Norway 33 Ontonagon 61, Watersmeet 32 Hancock 43, Painesdale Jeffers 30 Chassell 66, ...