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Jets’ spikers spilled

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MUNISING — Matching up with Munising was a difficult task for North Central Monday night as it dropped a 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-13) volleyball decision to the Mustangs. “They’re definitely a strong team,” said Jets’ coach Lynn Britton. “One of their girls had an amazing serve and our ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Volleyball Big Bay at Rapid River, 6 Manistique at Gwinn, 7 North Dickinson at Bark River-Harris, 7:15 Wednesday’s games Cross country Skyline Central meet at North Central, 3 Volleyball Carney-Nadeau at North Central, 7:30

Eskymos capture Elks’ volleyball title

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ESCANABA - The Elks Invitational volleyball tournament host team Escanaba Eskymos won the team title with two impressive bracket play victories Saturday. EHS beat rival Gladstone 2-1 in the semifinals and then swept Rudyard 2-0 to claim the team championship. The six-team tournament ...

Emeralds claim volleyball title

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MARQUETTE — A pair of lengthy service runs made a difference for the Manistique Emeralds as they beat the Marquette Redettes (25-14, 23-25, 15-1) for the title in Saturday’s Northern Michigan University Invitational. Madison Zellar opened the last set with eight straight service points ...

Brewers’ pitching shines

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DENVER (AP) — The 38-year-old journeyman catcher looked to his left and spotted his Milwaukee Brewers teammates spilling out of the dugout. Erik Kratz then looked straight ahead and saw his reliever standing alone. So he took off for Josh Hader to give him, “the biggest hug. ... Because ...

Lions step up, thrash Packers

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have beaten Aaron Rodgers- and Tom Brady-led teams this season. And yes, they still have a losing record. Detroit has provided glimpses of its potential, beating the Green Bay Packers 31-23 on Sunday in their first home game since dominating the New England ...

Bay XC runners fare well

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APPLETON, Wis. — Cool temperatures, a wet and muddy course and illness didn’t slow down the Bay College cross country teams Saturday as six of their nine runners ran season-best times in the Eighth Annual Gene Devis Invitational. Connor Robinson of Powers led the Norse in the men’s ...

Hebert, Nelson cop racing titles

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GLADSTONE — Chris Hebert of Norway topped a field of 47 runners in the first MISH Waterfront Fall 10-kilometer run Saturday, covering the 6.2-mile course in a personal-best 44 minues, 55 seconds. He was followed by Pat Alworden of Gladstone (46:21) and Nick Kasbohm of Carney ...

Co-ed volleyball

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ESCANABA — Free co-ed volleyball will be available every Thursday in October at the Civic Center. For details, call Anytime Fitness (233-0000).

Pickford routs Superior Central

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EBEN — Stopping the state’s top-ranked eight-player football team proved difficult for the Superior Central Cougars Saturday as they fell to the Pickford Panthers 70-22. “This was a tough game,” said Cougars’ coach Sam Eggleston. “They’re everything as advertised. They’re the ...

Prep schedules – Monday – Tuesday

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Today’s games Cross country M-PC meet at Westwood, 4 Soccer Grand Marais at Big Bay, 4 Volleyball Norway at Escanaba, 7 North Central at Munising, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Volleyball Big Bay de Noc at R. River, 6 Manistique at Gwinn, 7 North Dickinson at Bark ...

U.P. football scores – Saturday

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Football 11-player Ishpeming 14, W. Iron County 0 Munising 20, Lake Linden-Hubbell 16 Traverse City Central 42, Alpena 7 Eight-player Pickford 70, Superior Central 22 Rudyard 76, Carney-Nadeau 32

Five-peat for Miners in tennis

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KINGSFORD — This is a habit the Negaunee girls wouldn’t mind keeping. The Miners collected their fifth straight Upper Peninsula Division 1 tennis title Thursday, edging Marquette 15-13. Third-place Menominee scored nine points, followed by Kingsford eight, Gladstone six and Escanaba ...

Bruntjens sparks Esky victory

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GLADSTONE — Junior Josh Bruntjens rushed for a career-high 163 yards here Friday to lead Escanaba past Gladstone 28-15 in a Great Northern Conference football game. The Eskymos put the game away on a 28-yard touchdown run by Isaac Cooper to make it 28-15 with 6:10 remaining in the ...

Emeralds spike Esky

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ESCANABA — The Manistique Emeralds defeated Escanaba here Thursday. The Emeralds won the match 3-0 (26-24, 26-24,27-25) behind excellent play at the net. “We knew what we were up against,” Manistique coach Amy Nixon said. “That was a battle. Winning it in three just made it that much ...

Jets land in playoffs

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Noah Gorzinski accounted for a quartet of touchdowns here Friday night to help the North Central Jets upend Florence 42-22 in non-conference football. The victory gives the Jets (6-1) the key to enter the eight-player post-season playoffs. “You can take a breath now,” ...

Brewers regroup, tip Rockies

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Extra innings, two outs and the winning run on third in Game 1 of the playoffs. Short on playoff experience, the Milwaukee Brewers dealt for veteran Mike Moustakas over the summer to produce in just this kind of spot. Good deal. Moustakas scored MVP front-runner ...

Brew Crew displays depth to take 2-0 series lead

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — It turns out there is way more to the Milwaukee Brewers than just Christian Yelich. The rest of this Brew Crew can play, too. Especially those guys in that loaded bullpen. Jhoulys Chacin pitched five sparkling innings before turning over things to the relievers, Mike ...

Redmen harriers tip Braves

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys grabbed the top three places, but couldn’t match Marquette’s depth in their own invitational cross country meet Thursday. Marquette retained its title with 45 points, followed by Gladstone 61 and Newberry 78. Senior Adam Bruce won the 3.1-mile course at ...

Red Wings fall in overtime

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DETROIT (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were one of the best NHL teams in overtime last year. With a talented player like Artemi Panarin, they may be tough to beat in 3-on-3 hockey again this season. Panarin scored midway through overtime, lifting Columbus to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit ...