Sports briefs

MSHS to help diabetes awareness

MARQUETTE — November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network is teaming up with Marquette Senior High School Athletics, the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan to raise awareness and also raise donations to start a scholarship for a MAPS student-athlete who is living with type 1 diabetes.

The public is vinted to participate in one or more of the following events and make a donation to the scholarship fund.

≤ Tuesday, MSHS JV hockey vs. Houghton, 4 p.m. and the MSHS varsity hockey vs. Houghton, 7 p.m. at Lakeview Arena

≤ Tuesday, Dec. – MSHS swim and dive vs. Manistique 3:30 p.m. at MSHS pool

≤ Tuesday, Dec. 11- MSHS girls’ freshmen and junior varsity basketball at 5:45 p.m. and girls varsity at 7:15 p.m. vs. Negaunee at MSHS Barb Crill Gym

There will also be special giveaways for fans who wear blue (a color associated with diabetes) to events. Fans wearing blue at the varsity hockey and girls basketball games will have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate donated by Tadych’s Econo Foods in Marquette (one given away at each game). Fans wearing blue at the MSHS swim and dive meet will have a chance at a $75 gift card donated by Walmart in Marquette.

Can’t make it to the events but would still like to donate to the scholarship? The MAPSEF has created a scholarship account. Go to: http://mapseducationfoundation.weebly.com/go-blue.html to make a donation.

Meet the Miners set for Monday

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee High School will be hosting its “Meet the Miners” night on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the NHS Auditorium.

Team introductions and team meetings will take place and a sign-up will occur for Booster Club concession workers during the winter season home games.

All winter sports athletes are expected to attend with at least one parent or guardian.

Lions rule out Jones for Sunday

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled wide receiver Marvin Jones out of Sunday’s game against Carolina because of a knee injury.

It will be only the second missed game for Jones in the past three-plus seasons. Panthers receiver Torrey Smith will also miss the game with a knee injury.

Detroit tight end Michael Roberts (shoulder) and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson (ankle) are also out. Defensive linemen Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and Damon Harrison (shoulder) are questionable.

Jones has 35 catches for 508 yards and five touchdowns this season. He became even more important to the Lions when they traded receiver Golden Tate last month.