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Braves light up Emeralds

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By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — It’s amazing nobody dispatched the fire department to Gladstone High School on Friday. The nets were on fire that night as Gladstone shot the lights out in an 89-34 Mid-Peninsula Conference contest. It was no five-alarm situation, ...

Marquette girls get by Escanaba, 56-44

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By AVERY BUNDGAARD Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The Marquette girls basketball team got off to a fast start and was too much for Escanaba as the Redettes defeated the Eskymos 56-44 Thursday night in a Great Northern Conference matchup. “It was kind of a microcosm of what’s ...

Miners girls run by Houghton

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Negaunee scored a total of 49 points in the middle two quarters to take a surprisingly easy 74-44 victory over Houghton in a high school girls basketball game played Friday night. The Miners (4-0) broke open a game they led just 14-13 after one quarter, ...

No. 2 seed an ideal place to be in the NFL playoffs

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Maybe it’s a little early to talk about the playoffs, but we are in the final four weeks of the regular season and the playoffs start in almost exactly one month. You would think the biggest difference in seeds is between Nos. 1 and 2 in each conference. In all likelihood, that’s what ...

Westwood sweeps pair of wrestling meets from Newberry, Gwinn

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NEWBERRY — The Westwood wrestling team picked up two wins Wednesday night. The Patriots defeated host Newberry 42-36 and then beat Gwinn 50-8. No score was available from Gwinn-Newberry. “We had some first-time wrestlers really step it up and our sophomores had some tough matches ...

Shutdown defense

Local Sports

MENOMINEE — The Menominee girls basketball team dropped a defensive battle 44-30 in its home opener against the Westwood Patriots on Tuesday. The Maroons scored the game’s first five points, but Westwood went on a run and led 28-9 at one point in the second quarter. “I thought ...

Negaunee’s high-octane attack quickly wears down weary Eskymos

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls basketball team may have been running on empty Tuesday night against Negaunee. The host Eskymos — playing their third game in four days — started fast but finished on fumes in a 62-41 nonconference loss to unbeaten Negaunee. “We did get off to a good ...

Fast start propels Gladstone past Ishpeming

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys basketball team got off to a fast start in its opener and never looked back Tuesday as the Braves helped first-year coach Dane Quigley get a 77-67 victory in his debut. “It’s a load off my chest,” Quigley said about his varsity opener. “I would be ...

Munising boys barrel out of the gates

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MUNISING — Munising pushed a fast pace early on its way to a 53-33 boys basketball victory over visiting Gwinn in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday night. Though the Modeltowners’ Tucker Taylor scored the game’s first basket, the Mustangs scored the remaining points of the ...

Kivi, Pliska lead Marquette girls in win over Gladstone

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MARQUETTE — Sydney Kivi led the way with 13 points while Bridget Pliska scored 12 points as the Marquette girls basketball team defeated Gladstone 56-36 at the MSHS gym on Tuesday night. The Redettes improved to 3-0 as head coach Ben Smith was happy with Tuesday night’s ...

Mountaineers handle Manistique in opener

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain boys basketball team got off to a fast start to the season with a 71-29 Mid-Peninsula Conference win against Manistique on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers (1-0) opened on a 9-2 run and raced to a 43-17 halftime lead. “I thought it was a good first ...