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Thursday August 25, 2016

U.P. High School Football Season Begins Thursday

The 2016 Upper Peninsula high school football season is upon us. Teams have been practicing for almost three weeks, and the first games are set for this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Click the above headline to see the week-by-week schedules for all of the U.P. teams.
Braves Tennis Sweeps Doubles To Top Eskymos, 5-3

The Gladstone Braves won all four doubles matches and beat the Escanaba Eskymos, 5-3, in girls tennis action Monday afternoon at Pfotenhauer Park. Click the above headline to read photos and see photos, videos. (Pictured above: Gladstone's Kara Salo and Paige Loehr celebrate a winner)
Thursday August 25, 2016
6:30 PM - High School Football. North Central Jets vs Luck, Wisconsin. From Prentice HIgh School in Wisconsin. On WUPF-FM (107.3) and on-line at

Friday August 26, 2016
6:30 PM - High School Football. Stephenson Eagles at Baraga Vikings. From Baraga High School. On WUPF-FM (107.3) and on-line at www.

6:30 PM - High School Football. Manistique Emeralds vs Negaunee Miners. From Manistique High School. On WTIQ-AM (1490), and on-line at

6:45 PM - High School Football. Gladstone Braves vs Gwinn ModelTowners. From Marble Athletic Field in Gladstone. On WGKL-FM (105.5), WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at

8:00 PM - NFL Pre-Season Football. Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers. From Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Kick-off is 10:00 ET. Coverage begins at 8:00 ET on WGLQ-FM (97.1).

Saturday August 27, 2016
12:30 PM - NASCAR Racing. Camping World Truck Series 200-mile race. From Michigan International Speedway. On WCMM-FM (102.5) and WUPG-FM (96.7).

2:30 PM - NASCAR Racing. XFinity Series 180-mile race. From Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. On WCMM-FM (102.5) and WUPG-FM (96.7).

5:00 PM - NFL Pre-season football. Detroit Lions vs Baltimore Ravens. From M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kick-off is 7:00 ET. Coverage begins at 5:00 ET on WTIQ-AM (1490).

Sunday August 28, 2016
1:00 PM - NASCAR Racing. Sprint Cup. Pure Michigan 400. From the Michigan International Speedway. On WCMM-FM (102.5) and WUPG-FM (96.7).

Monday August 29, 2016
6:00 PM - The NMU Show: Everything Wildcat Sports. On WUPT-FM (100.3) and on-line at

7:00 PM - NASCAR Racing. "Fast Talk" from the Performance Racing Network. On WCHT-AM (600).

Tuesday August 30, 2016
7:00 PM - NASCAR Racing. "NASCAR Live". From the Motor Racing Network. On WCMM-FM (102.5).

Mud Drag Races Wind Down U.P. State Fair Week
The stock car races at the Upper Peninsula International Raceway were cancelled Saturday night because of heavy rain. But that rain was just what the doctor ordered for Sunday's Mud Drag Races at the track, winding down Fair Week in Escanaba. Click the above headline to see photos.
Escanaba, Gladstone Girls Open Volleyball Seasons
The high school volleyball season began on Saturday with tournaments in Munising, Kingsford, and Sault Ste. Marie. The Escanaba Eskymos and Gladstone Braves both made the long trip to the Soo to play in the seven-team tournament. Click the above headline to see the scores. (File photo)
Kingsford Fieldhouse Dedicated For AD Don Edens
The Breitung Township Schools and the Kingsford High School dedicated the fieldhouse at the football facility after Don Edens. He was a longtime Flivver both as a coach, and for many years, as athletic director. Edens passed away several years ago, but has not been forgotten in the Flivver family. The fieldhouse was dedicated at Friday night's Meet the Flivvers event. (school photo)
Former NMU Quarterback Sets Up New Scholarship
Former Northern Michigan quarterback Keith Nelsen recently established and endowed a football scholarship. The Nelsen Football Scholarship will provide financial support to a Wildcat on the active roster who graduated from a Wisconsin high school. Click the above headline for details.
Braves Open Tennis Season With Loss To Marquette
The Gladstone High School girls tennis team opened the 2016 season Thursday with a 5-3 loss to the Marquette Redettes at Pfotenhauer Park. The Braves won three of the four doubles matches, but got swept in the singles matches. Click the above headline to read more details.

Braves Tennis Sweeps Doubles To Top Eskymos, 5-3
Monday August 22, 2016

Mud Drag Races Wind Down U.P. State Fair Week
Sunday August 21, 2016

Eskymos Looking for Second Straight Playoff Berth
Wednesday August 17, 2016

Gladstone Braves Confident Entering '16 Campaign
Tuesday August 16, 2016

  • Escanaba's Joey Wolfe Wins Munising Invite
    The high school cross country season began on Tuesday with the Munising Invitational. Ishpeming was the winner in the boys race with 40 points, while Escanaba was second with 57. Escanaba's Joey Wolfe was the winner in 17:36. Marinette edged Menominee by one point, 68-69, to win the girls meet.
  • Escanaba Volleyball Wins At Iron Mountain
    The Escanaba Eskymos picked up a pair of volleyball wins in Iron Mountain on Tuesday. The Eskymos won the junior varsity match, 2-1 (25-19, 13-25, 25-8). Then in the varsity match, the Eskymos posted a 3-0 sweep on scores of 25-22, 25-23, and 25-10.
  • NMU Golf Teams Holding Golf Outing

    The Northern Michigan golf teams will hold their College-Am, Men's and Women's Golf Outing Saturday, Sept. 17 at the NMU Golf Course. Fans, alumni and community members can register online at this link. For $100, you will receive 18 holes of golf, a cart (two per team), lunch and complimentary refreshments on the course. You will also be eligible for prizes.

  • NMU Football Team Holds Media Day

    The Northern Michigan football team held its annual media day Sunday afternoon at the Superior Dome. Head coach Chris Ostrowsky and senior captains Shaye BrownC.J. WashingtonJared Vuksan and Matt Boonstra addressed the assembled media about the 2016 season. "We're excited for today," Ostrowsky said. "We broke camp last night. The guys are excited and revved up." The Wildcats open the season Sept. 3 at Lake Erie.