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Jets evade Rockets

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POWERS — The North Central Jets presented Leo Gorzinski with his first coaching victory Thursday night, outlasting the Rapid River Rockets 26-20 in a Great Lakes Eight Conference crossover football game. North Central sealed the verdict in this eight-player match-up in the final 92 seconds ...

Big plays send WIC past BR-H

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HARRIS — Big plays made the difference in West iron County’s 28-7 victory over at Bark River-Harris here Friday night. The Wykons’ key difference maker was senior defensive back/receiver Caden Pellizzer, with two touchdown receptions and two interceptions. Pellizzer teamed with Wykon ...

SC loses opening TD, then loses to Trojans

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CEDARVILLE — A game-opening 65-yard touchdown that was nullified by a penalty set a woeful course for the Superior Central Cougars here Thursday night. Cedarville posted a 36-12 victory in the Great Lakes Eight Conference East Division football game. Both teams are now 1-1. “That first ...

Davison ace

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GLADSTONE — Jamie Davison of Gladstone drained his tee shot Thursday, using a 7-iron on the 175-yard seventh hole. It was his second hole-in-one.

Bruce races to XC victory

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MARQUETTE — All through the week, clouds and rain have lingered over the Upper Peninsula, but on Thursday, the skies cleared and the sun broke through at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, where the Dale Phillips Invitational was held in the late morning. In the end, it was the Marquette girls ...

Terrace Bluff golf

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GLADSTONE — Todd Wolf and Rick LaFleur posted 37s Wednesday in men’s league at Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club. Jerry Bosk had 38 and Bob Kleiman 39.

Wolves repulse Wolverine spikers

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ST. NICHOLAS — Carney-Nadeau used solid play in three sets here Thursday to upend the Mid Peninsula volleyball team 3-1. “We were just solid defensively,” said C-N coach Steve Kedsch. “We were attacking the ball and that kept them off-balance. We had a lot of long volleys ...

ECC golf

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ESCANABA — Barb Scott shot 38 Wednesday in Escanaba Country Club women’s league. Karen Walksnice had 40, Bette LeMire 42, Meghan Casey 45, Connie Kangas 46, Laura Lynaugh and Mary Bergman 47, Ann Marie Porath, Paula Gustafson and Alyssa Gordon 48.

Rockets tip Big Bay spikers

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GARDEN CORNERS — The Rapid River Rockets held off a couple of possible momentum turning stretches here Thursday to sweep Big Bay de Noc 3-0 in girls volleyball. The Rockets won 25-19, 25-9, 25-13. “We had some difficulty communicating tonight,” said Big Bay coach Angie Paulson. “That ...

U.P. football scores

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11-player football Escanaba 15, Petoskey 14 West Iron 28, BR-Harris 7 Fond du Lac Springs 36, Kingsford 0 Kaukauna, Wis. 21, Menominee 0 Westwood 34, Iron Mountain 7 Norway 34, Munising 8 Alpena 12, Sault Ste. Marie 6 St. Ignace 38, Newberry 30 Eight-player Rudyard 20, ...

Booters booted

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KINGSFORD — Ben Backlund and Kobe Gordon collaborated on a pair of first-half goal as Kingsford held off Escanaba Bayside 4-2 in boys soccer Thursday at Commemorative Field. After the Flivvers (1-4) scored in their own goal for a 1-0 Bayside advantage, Kingsford came back with three ...

Briefs

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Highland women HYDE — Anna Larson led the Highland Golf Club women’s league with 42 Wednesday, Karen Ettenhoffer and Rachel Latta had 44, Anne Madalinski 45, Lori Johnson 46, Deb Hirn 48 and Carol Terres, Candy Swetkis, Tina Sanford and Jayne Mackowiak 49. Bowling notice ESCANABA — ...

Cain is able for Brewers

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CINCINNATI (AP) — After a long night at the ballpark followed by a full day under the sun, Lorenzo Cain just wanted the game to end. With Milwaukee winning, of course. Cain did his part, hitting a home run off the top of the left field fence in the 11th inning that lifted the Brewers over ...

Column: Flag up, fish off

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ESCANABA — In the world of hook and line sport fishing, especially in winter, if someone yells “flag is up”, it usually means there’s a fish hooked on the line of a tip-up. This is positive and encouraging. In the politics of hook and line, especially in the soft water season, if ...

ATV/ORV safety certification class set

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ESCANABA — ATV/ORV safety certification class will be held on U.P. State Fairgrounds Sept. 8 either in MDNR Pocket Park Education Center building or red building No. 5. Students are encouraged to bring their own ATV/ORV to the class along with helmet and eye protection. SORVA has some ...

Hiawatha Ducks Unlimited banquet set

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ESCANABA — The Hiawatha Ducks Unlimited banquet will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Great Lakes Sports and Recreation Club. There will be raffles for guns and outdoors and sporting equipment. For more information contact Trent Bellingar at 906-280-0085 or at ...

Braves, Eskymos set for game two

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ESCANABA — It is week two of the high school football season and the Escanaba Eskymos make their home debut while the Gladstone Braves make their first road trip. Gladstone helps kick off the second weekend by visiting Gaylord tonight in a non-conference game. The Braves beat St. Ignace ...

Vet’s picnic Friday

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ESCANABA — A picnic for area veterans and their spouses will be held Friday at Escanaba Athletic Field, starting at 5 p.m. The guests receive free admission for the game against Petoskey (freshmen at 2 p.m., jayvees at 4:30 and varsity 7 p.m.) and the picnic is free. It is sponsored by the ...

Cougars bask in glow of huge win

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ESCANABA — After spending the weekend on Cloud Nine, the Superior Central Cougars came back to earth Monday when they resumed practice for another important eight-player football game. The Cougars will try to avoid a letdown tonight when they visit potent Cedarville. Last week the Cougars ...