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Plenty of options for hunting game birds

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LANSING — Michigan is rich with opportunities to hunt a variety of upland game birds this month, with several seasons already open and other openers on the way. Currently open are ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting. Ruffed grouse season runs through Nov. 14 and then reopens Dec. 1-Jan. 1, ...

Fish Report

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Little Bay De Noc: Walleye anglers reported fair catches at the “Black Bottom” when trolling stick baits in 20 to 28 feet and off Kipling when trolling or jigging crawlers and stick baits in 14 to 30 feet between the First and Second Reefs. Perch fishing was fair around Butler Island with ...

Braves, Eskymos set to renew rivalry

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ESCANABA — To say there’s a lot at stake in this year’s Gladstone-Escanaba football game would be an understatement. Not only is it the biggest game of the year for each team from a rivalry standpoint, there’s also a lot on the line beyond that when the two bayshore rivals get together ...

Englund breaks school record, MP wins third straight title

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NORWAY — Going for a school record was hardly an after-thought for Daisy Englund heading into Wednesday’s Skyline Central Conference cross country meet. That’s what happened here on this sunny, mild and windy day, however, as the Mid Peninsula junior harrier won the 3.1-mile race at ...

Eichhorn wins 4th title

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ERIN, Wis. — Hunter Eichhorn claimed a share of his second golf title this fall when he shot 7-under-209 Monday in the Marquette Intercollegiate tournament at Erin Hills. It is the fourth time Eichhorn has finished first in his career. The Marquette University junior bogied his final hole ...

Cardinals rout Braves to advance to NLCS

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ATLANTA (AP) — With a stunning outburst their first time up, the St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest opening inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday. Before ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Volleyball Hannahville at Beaver Island, 1 Iron Mountain at Gladstone, 7 Big Bay de Noc at Mid Peninsula, 7:15 Superior Central at Rapid River, 7:30 North Dickinson at North Central, 7:30 Bark River-Harris at Stephenson, 7:30 Soccer Hannahville at Beaver ...

Eagles soar over Big Bay

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HANNAHVILLE — The Hannahville Soaring Eagles seized the momentum when they needed it most here Tuesday night in a 3-1 (25-17, 25-13, 20-25, 25-23) volleyball triumph over the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears. Hannahville was trailing 23-22 following a passing error in the fourth set. Annileece ...

Balenger named all-state in tennis

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NEGAUNEE — Gladstone’s Andie Balenger put together a strong senior tennis season, good enough for her to be named All-State in Division 1 singles. Balenger, who finished second at the Great Northern Conference meet, lost just one time during the regular season to Marquette’s Elysa ...

C-N rolls past Munising

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MUNISING — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball team made quick of the Munising Mustangs in a 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-11) victory here Tuesday. The Wolves took a moment to find their feet in the first set but quickly gained momentum after a 25-16 win. “We played one of our more clean matches,” ...

Braves’ HOF banquet Saturday

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GLADSTONE — Five new members and two new teams will be inducted into the Gladstone High School Sports Hall of Fame Saturday at the Gladstone Terrace Lake Bluff. The banquet begins at 5 p.m. with a social hour, followed by a welcome announcement at 6, the invocation and dinner at 6:15 and ...

Ducks hand Red Wings first loss

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DETROIT (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have ridden a hot goaltender to the franchise’s third 3-0 start. Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and Anaheim beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Tuesday night. The Ducks also won their first three in 2006-07 and ...

Emeralds clinch share of M-PC title

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NEGAUNEE — The Manistique Emeralds earned at least a share of the Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball title here Tuesday night in a 3-0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-11) volleyball triumph over the Negaunee Miners. Emilee McDaniel hit five service aces to go with 12 kills and three blocks for the ...

Trojans complete sweep of winless Jets

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Lady Jets of North Central traveled to Forest Park Tuesday night to take on coach Ana Valesano and the Lady Trojans. The Skyline Central Conference volleyball match was swept in straight sets by the host Trojans 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-14). “The girls were focused on ...

Nordics sweep Rockets

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FELCH — The North Dickinson Nordics hosted the Rapid River Rockets in the Carl F. Lemin Jr. Tuesday night in Skyline Central Conference volleyball. ND swept Rapid River 3-0 (25-13 25-14 25-15). “I thought we came out very sluggish tonight and flat-footed. Some nights the girls come out ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Cross country Skyline/Central meet at Norway, 4 Thursday’s games Volleyball Hannahville at Beaver Island, 1 Iron Mountain at Gladstone, 7 Big Bay at Mid Peninsula, 7:15 S. Central at Rapid River, 7:30 N. Dickinson at N. Central, 7:30 BR-Harris at ...

Briefs

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Esky JV volleyball ESCANABA — The Escanaba jayvee volleyball team fell to Stephenson’s varsity team 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 16-25, 25-20) here Tuesday. Volley for a Cure GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves volleyball team will host a ‘Volley for a Cure’ night Thursday when it hosts Iron ...

Mid Pen sweeps BR-H

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HARRIS — The Mid Peninsula volleyball team came back with a vengeance after a five-set loss to Carney-Nadeau last Thursday as it overpowered the Bark River-Harris Broncos 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-21) in Skyline Central Conference action. In the first set, the Broncos took an early lead, and it ...

Jets come up short in 3-0 loss to Norway

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POWERS — The North Central Jets are showing improvement, but it still wasn’t enough in a 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-22) volleyball loss to Norway in a Skyline Central Conference matchup here Monday. The Jets (0-8), still looking for their first win, built a 16-14 lead in the first set on a ...

Esky re-takes No. 1 spot in latest poll

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos are back on top — at least in the poll. After going on the road and taking down second-ranked Menominee 26-20 with their backup quarterback and no head coach for the second half Thursday, the Eskymos are ranked No. 1 in the large school division in the ...