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Emeralds outlast Munising spikers

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MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Emeralds finished August on a winning note Tuesday night as they outlasted the Munising Mustangs 3-2 (23-25, 25-11, 25-22, 18-25, 15-13) in a dual volleyball match. “It was a very intense match.” said Emeralds’ coach Amy Nixon. “They beat us in their ...

Brewers slide continues

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Junior Guerra might have pitched himself out of the Milwaukee Brewers’ rotation as they continue their August slide. Jose Peraza started Guerra’s rough outing with a two-run homer, and the Cincinnati Reds withstood Christian Yelich’s first multihomer game for a 9-7 ...

Maroons fall in M&M renewal

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ESCANABA — The Menominee Maroons have owned the classic M&M football rivalry, but Marinette finally crawled out from underneath Saturday in the high school football season opener. The Marines snapped a 10-year losing streak to their cross-river rivals by edging Menominee 22-20 in the ...

Stephenson sweeps Cougar spikers

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STEPHENSON — The Superior Central Cougars ran into a tough opponent Tuesday night, dropping a 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-11) volleyball decision to the Stephenson Eagles. Superior Central’s Addie Rondeau collected five kills and two blocks. Sydney Emard also had five kills. Samantha Thompson ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Girls’ tennis Munising at Escanaba, 11 a.m. Gwinn at Gladstone, 11 a.m. Thursday’s games Cross country Marquette Invitational, noon Volleyball Rapid River at Big Bay, 6 Carney-Nadeau at Mid Pen, 7 Escanaba at Menominee, 7 Football Gladstone at ...

NMU wants to be ‘relevant again’

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MARQUETTE — During his first press conference of the football season, Northern Michigan University head coach Kyle Nystrom said his team’s goal this year was to be “relevant again.” On Saturday, the Wildcats can take their first step toward that goal as they head to Lebanon, Illinois, ...

Eskymos shy on harrier turnout

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba cross country teams are light on numbers as they resume their season. Esky, which opened at Munising Aug. 21, has eight girls and six boys on its roster. Next up is the Marquette Invitational Thursday noon at Presque Isle Park. “I’m having a lot of fun,” ...

Lester dazzles Rizzo and Mets

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester got it done with his arm, glove and bat. Even teammate Anthony Rizzo was impressed. “He’s a good athlete, he really is,” a grinning Rizzo said. “I don’t say that too much about pitchers.” Lester worked six innings, drove in two runs with a timely ...

Lions hope Ayers can be productive force

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — When healthy, Robert Ayers has been a pretty productive pass rusher. The Detroit Lions could use some help in that area, and now the veteran defensive end has a chance to provide it. The Lions signed Ayers in their latest attempt to bolster their defensive front. ...

Briefs

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Copper Country trio win scramble HARRIS — A trio of former Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association champions were held to runner-up status Monday in a three-woman scramble at Sweetgrass Golf Course. The winners came from the Copper Country, with Heidi Olson, Zoe Woodworth and Leah ...

Deja vu all over for Triathlon winner

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GLADSTONE — It was like a blast from the past Saturday as a familiar face became the winner of the inaugural MISH Triathlon. Justin Vasseau of Marquette, winner of several area triathlons in the 1990s, covered Saturday’s three-mile kayak, 13 1/2-mile bike and five-kilometer run course in ...

Comfortable rookie shuts down Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — With his major league debut out of the way, Michael Kopech was able to take the mound with a little less fanfare the second time around. “I felt calm,” the Chicago rookie said. “I felt comfortable. I felt relaxed. It was still a great experience. I just felt a lot more ...

Brewers leap on breaks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Archer blamed nobody but himself for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ loss to Milwaukee. Mike Moustakas and Manny Pina each hit a two-run homer in the third inning, Jonathan Schoop went deep in the seventh and the Brewers beat the Pirates 7-4 Sunday. The Brewers rocked ...

Packers get help at inside linebacker

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GREEN BAY (AP) — The Green Bay Packers’ acquisition of linebacker Antonio Morrison from the Indianapolis Colts had as much to do with the season-ending knee injury suffered by Jake Ryan a month ago as Oren Burks’ recent shoulder injury. Green Bay needed another player with NFL ...

Symetra’s Schechter is Potawatomi winner

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ESCANABA - Maia Schecter has won the Potawatomi Cup on the Symetra Tour. The Chapel Hill, N.C. resident pocketed $6,000 for winning the Cup after compiling a total of 704.25 points in the four events as part of the Symetra Tour. The Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass is one of the ...

Harriers flip-flop in relay outing

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MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming boys and Marquette girls flip-flopped finishes Friday in the Marquette Relays cross country meet at Presque Isle Park. Ishpeming beat the Marquette boys 10-20 to win that division, while Marquette’s girls beat Isheming 10-30 to win that division. Gladstone’s ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Soccer Big Bay de Noc at Munising Baptist, 6 Volleyball Big Bay de Noc at Munising Baptist, TBA Tuesday’s games Girls’ tennis Gladstone at Escanaba, 4 Volleyball Munising at Manistique, 7 Superior Central at Stephenson, 7:15 Carney-Nadeau at North ...

Packers get help at inside linebacker

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GREEN BAY (AP) — The Green Bay Packers’ acquisition of linebacker Antonio Morrison from the Indianapolis Colts had as much to do with the season-ending knee injury suffered by Jake Ryan a month ago as Oren Burks’ recent shoulder injury. Green Bay needed another player with NFL experience ...

Jets shot down in opener

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POWERS — Too much of Engadine senior quarterback Andrew Blanchard for the North Central Jets to handle in a 64-34 season-opening home loss. Blanchard had a stellar performance with six rushing touchdowns and one passing score in the new Great Lakes Eight Conference win. The swift signal ...