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A year to remember

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CARNEY — The 2021 basketball season will be remembered for years to come at Carney-Nadeau school. After waiting three months to hit the court, the boys and the girls of the Wolves fought through the challenges of a brutal schedule, COVID-19 restrictions and the constant looming of ...

Eskymos boys deflate Patriots

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos boys tennis team defeated the Westwood Patriots 7-1 Friday afternoon in a dual meet in Escanaba. Escanaba coach Tom Penegor noted the advantage of having two consecutive days of meets. “We had a nice, long, hard-fought match with Negaunee yesterday. Then ...

Esky baseball leashes Bulldogs, 11-4

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PESTHIGO — A big fourth inning propelled the Escanaba Eskymos to their 11th win of the season Friday afternoon as they defeated the Peshtigo Bulldogs 11-4 in Peshtigo. Collin Arnt started atop the mound for the Eskymos and was credited with the win. Nick Kolich relieved Arnt in the ...

Lions draft 2 DTs on 2nd day

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions selected a pair of defensive tackles on the second day of the NFL draft, taking Levi Onwuzurike of Washington in the second round and Alim McNeill of N.C. State in the third on Friday night. Onwuzurike played mostly nose tackle with the Huskies. He was a ...

Packers pick up center and wide out

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Josh Myers plays the same position and went to the same college as All-Pro center Corey Linsley. The Green Bay Packers hope the similarities don’t end there. Green Bay continued filling positions of need taking Myers in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night with the 62nd overall ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Girls’ softball Gladstone at Adrian Invitational, 9 a.m. Superior Central at Marquette (DH), noon Boys’ baseball Calumet at Gladstone, noon Women’s softball Bay College at Madison (Wis.) College, 1 Men’s baseball Minnesota Post Grad at Bay College (DH), ...

Esky sweeps Negaunee

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos kept the ball rolling on their undefeated season Thursday night with a doubleheader victory (13-5, 15-0) against the Negaunee Miners in Escanaba. The first game went into a brief rain delay as the skies opened up in the opening innings. A drizzle persisted on ...

Norse split with DCTC

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WELLS — Hitting became contagious for the Bay College Norse in the second game of a softball doubleheader here Thursday as they posted a 12-2 triumph in five innings over Dakota County (Minn.) Technical College. Dakota County won the opener 5-3. The teams return to Wells Township Field ...

Lions pick OT Sewell

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The Detroit Lions selected Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell with the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, making their offensive line a potential strength. Sewell will likely start at right tackle to bolster a group that includes standout left tackle Taylor Decker and Pro ...

GB reiterates committment amid new reports Rodgers wants out

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst reiterated Thursday that the team remains committed to quarterback Aaron Rodgers amid a report the reigning MVP doesn’t want to return to Green Bay. “As we’ve stated since the season ended, we are committed to Aaron in ...

Esky tennis falls to Miners

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba boys tennis teamed hosted a triangular between themselves, Menominee and Negaunee, but the match was rained out before the second set of matches was able to finish. However, in its sole match of the day, Escanaba fell to Negaunee 5-3 Thursday. “(We were) cut short ...

Braves lose 7-1 in Peshtigo

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PESHTIGO — The Gladstone Braves lost 7-1 Thursday afternoon against the Peshtigo Bulldogs in Peshtgo. “Defensively we were pretty solid but we had a little bit of a struggle pitching,” said Braves coach Lucas LaCosse. “I think we could have done a lot better. Peshtigo was a decent ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Coed golf Gladstone Invitational, 10 a.m. Women’s softball Dakota County Technical College at Bay College (DH), noon Tennis Westwood at Escanaba, 1 Westwood at Gladstone, 4 Girls’ softball Superior Central at Munising (DH), 4 Track Manistique ...

Braves sweep, shut out Rockets

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves picked up a sweep (15-0, 10-0) against the Rapid River Rockets Wednesday evening in Gladstone. Both games ended via the mercy rule in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively. “It’s very encouraging,” said Braves coach Rick Pepin of the wins. ...

Esky’s Hudson, Victorson receive honorable mention

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ESCANABA — No Upper Peninsula basketball players received Division 2 all-state first or second-team recognition by a panel of 11 Michigan sportswriters released Wednesday. Escanaba’s Erik Victorson and Carter Hudson, however, gained honorable mention. Victorson averaged 10.5 points per ...

Hannahville’s Larson honored on NLL list

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KINROSS — Hannahville’s Joe Larson put together a solid senior basketball season and was rewarded for his efforts in balloting by the Northern Lights League coaches here Tuesday. Maplewood Baptist senior Micah Bailey was selected Player of the Year with Larson, classmate Dominic Bonnee, ...

Esky boys top Flivvers

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KINGSFORD — The Escanaba Eskymos remained unbeaten this season, posting a 10-4 baseball victory over the Kingsford Flivvers here Wednesday night. Tyler Lawson collected three hits, and Collin Arnt added two for the Eskymos, who improved to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the Great Northern ...

Gladstone tops Jets late

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GLADSTONE — Sophomore Austin Bagwell went 2-for-2, and junior Cam Kelly had two hits, leading the Gladstone Braves to a 9-5 baseball victory over the North Central Jets here Wednesday night. The Braves led 5-1 in the middle innings before the Jets closed within 5-4. A sacrifice bunt by ...

Brewers fall to Marlins, Aguilar

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jesus Aguilar’s hot bat helped the injury-riddled Miami Marlins win a series against his former team. Aguilar homered for the fifth time in six games in a 6-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. His tiebreaking three-run shot off Eric Yardley with two outs in ...

NFL seeks normalcy with draft

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Return To Normalcy! That’s not exactly the slogan for the NFL draft being staged Thursday through Saturday in Cleveland. It’s more at the top of the league’s wish list as it allows some prospects and fans to attend the festivities — yes, there are those going on by the shores of ...