Sports briefs

MSHS ski teams earn victories

NORWAY — The Marquette boys and girls Alpine ski teams picked up victories at a competition at Norway Mountain.

The Redmen finished first in the giant slalom with 15 points, 10 in front of second place Ironwood and also won the slalom with 15 points. Marquette swept the first three individual spots in the races with Brad Seaborg winning both. Drew Thomas and Eric Gencheff finished second and third respectively in the slalom and flipped places in the giant slalom.

The Redettes won the giant slalom with 17 points, five ahead of Houghton, and one the slalom with 14 points. Marquette’s Natalie Robinia finished second in both events.

Redettes Amelia Cole and Jenna Miller took third and fourth in the slalom, while Miller finished fourth in the GS and Cole took fifth.

Pump Up the Dome fun day Feb. 4

MARQUETTE — The seventh annual Pump Up the Dome inflatable game day for children and youths will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, inside the Superior Dome on the Northern Michigan University campus.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the dome will include more than 40 activities, including the Upper Peninsula’s largest indoor sandbox, bounce houses, giant slides, obstacle courses and interactive games.

Wildcat Willy and NMU student-athletes will be on hand and concession stands will also be open.

Wristbands to gain entrance are now on sale at the Berry Events Center ticket office. Cost is $12 for children 5 years and older and $7 for kids 4 and younger. Cost for an adult accompanying a child is $1.

The inflatable games are provided by ACA Jumps of Iron Mountain.

C-N to host hoops tournament

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Invitational Basketball Tournament will be held Jan. 28-29 at Carney-Nadeau High School with proceeds going to the Wolves’ basketball programs.

Organizers plan on two classes at the event’s start, then dividing into a total of four after first-round games. Winning teams receive a trophy and 10 T-shirts, while runners-up get a trophy. MVPs will also be determined.

MHSAA rules will be followed except for several dealing with timing of the games.

Entry deadline is next Sunday, and the fee of $100 can be sent to Paul Polfus, Box 55, Carney, MI 49812. Call-in registration can be made at 639-2866.

For more information, call Polfus at 639-2866 evenings, 639-2171, ext. 116, during the day, or to a cell phone at 748-0184; or email or

Castellanos, Iglesias sign deals

DETROIT (AP) — Third baseman Nick Castellanos agreed to a $3 million contract and shortstop Jose Iglesias reached a $4.1 million deal as the Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with all of their remaining eligible players.

The Tigers also reached one-year deals Friday with left-hander Justin Wilson ($2.7 million) and right-handers Bruce Rondon ($850,000) and Alex Wilson ($1,175,000).

The 24-year-old Castellanos and 27-year-old Iglesias form a young left side of the infield for the Tigers, who fell just short of a postseason berth last year despite having one of the game’s highest payrolls. Castellanos hit .285 with 18 home runs and 58 RBIs in 110 games in 2016. He missed most of the stretch run with a broken hand.

In addition to his salary, Castellanos would get a $25,000 bonus for 500 plate appearances.

Iglesias hit .255 with four home runs and 32 RBIs last season.

Packers secondary has setback

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers have added cornerback Damarious Randall to the injury report for Sunday’s divisional playoff at Dallas with a foot issue, a potential setback for a secondary that has battled injuries most of the season.

Randall was listed as questionable Saturday, joining cornerback Quinten Rollins, who is recovering from a neck injury and is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after getting hurt in the regular-season finale in Detroit. Rollins missed last week’s 38-13 wild-card win over the New York Giants.