For high school boys across the Upper Peninsula, tonight marks the beginning of a second basketball season.
District tournament play opens, with all competitors looking to make the Michigan High School Athletic Association finals.
The state finals are scheduled for March 26 at the Breslin Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Negaunee sophomore Tanner Uren (Journal file
photo by Danielle Pemble)
MSHS junior James Daniels (Journal file
photo by Danielle Pemble)
Westwood junior Jarrett Davidson makes a pass at Negaunee High School on Feb. 23 against the Miners. The Patriots and Miners meet again on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in a Class C district semifinal at Ishpeming High school. (Journal file photo by Danielle Pemble)
Following are the district tournament schedules involving U.P. Schools. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
The pairings have been taken from the Michigan High School Athletic Association website and are subject to change.
District 12 (Alpena)
Traverse City West at Traverse City Central, 7 tonight; Petoskey at Gaylord, 7 tonight; T.C. Central-T.C. West winner at Alpena, Wednesday; Marquette at Gaylord-Petoskey winner, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Championship game: Friday TBD.
District 64 (Escanaba)
Menominee at Gladstone, 7 tonight; Kingsford at Escanaba, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Sault Ste. Marie at Gladstone-Menominee winner, Wednesday, TBD. Championship game: 7 p.m. Friday.
District 93 (Rudyard)
Manistique at Rudyard, 7 tonight; St. Ignace at Newberry, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Championship game: St. Ignace-Newberry winner at Manistique-Rudyard winner, 7 p.m. Friday .
Gwinn vs. Ishpeming, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Negaunee vs. Westwood, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Championship game: 7 p.m. Friday.
District 95 (Stephenson)
Iron Mountain vs. West Iron County, 7 tonight; Norway vs. Stephenson, 8:45 tonight. Championship game: 8 p.m. Wednesday.
District 96 (Ironwood)
Houghton vs. Ironwood, 7 tonight; Calumet vs. Hancock, 6 p.m. Wednesday; L'Anse vs. Ironwood-Houghton winner, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Championship game: TBD
District 124 (DeTour)
Pickford vs. Cedarville, 6 tonight; DeTour vs. Mackinac Island, 7:30 tonight; Pickford-Cedarville winner vs. Brimley, 6 p.m. Wednesday; DeTour-Mackinac Island winner vs. Kinross Maplewood Baptist Academy, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Championship game: 7 p.m. Friday.
District 125 (Engadine)
Grand Marais vs. Engadine, 7 tonight; Munising at Rapid River, 7 tonight; Engadine-Grand Marais winner vs. Superior Central, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Munising-Rapid River winner vs. Big Bay de Noc, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Championship game: 7 p.m. Friday.
District 126 (Powers North Central)
Wilson at Mid Peninsula, 7 tonight; North Dickinson vs. Carney-Nadeau, 7 tonight; Mid Pen-Wilson winner vs. North Central, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Bark River-Harris at North Dickinson/Carney-Nadeau winner, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Championship game: 7 p.m. Friday TBD.
District 127 (Ontonagon)
Watersmeet vs. Ontonagon, 6 tonight; Forest Park vs. Ewen-Trout Creek, 7:30 tonight; Forest Park/E-TC winner vs. Bessemer, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Wakefield-Marenisco vs. Ontonagon-Watersmeet winner, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Championship game, 7 p.m. Friday.
District 128 (Baraga)
Jeffers vs. Republic-Michigamme, 6 tonight; Baraga vs. Dollar Bay, 7:30 tonight; Jeffers/Republic-Michigamme winner vs. Lake Linden-Hubbell, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Baraga-Dollar Bay winner vs. Chassell, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Championship game, 7 p.m. Friday.
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