Prep athletic events postponed
ESCANABA - A number of area prep contests were postponed Thursday because of the severe cold weather.
North Central's basketball game at Rapid River is rescheduled for Saturday with the jayvees tipping off at 2 p.m.
Carney-Nadeau's boys basketball game at Mid Peninsula was postponed until March 3.
Also called off but yet to be rescheduled: Bark River-Harris at Superior Central, Carney-Nadeau at Mid Peninsula, and Big Bay de Noc at Stephenson in boys basketball; Escanaba at Marquette wrestling.
Hannahville basketball postponed
HANNAHVILLE - The Hannahville boys and girls basketball teams will not play at Grand Marais tonight and Saturday because of inclement weather conditions. The games have not been rescheduled.
The Soaring Eagles will host Paradise Feb. 5, making up just the Dec. 19 Northern Lights League twinbill. The games called off Dec. 20 will not be played.
Ice racing held each Sunday
GLADSTONE - The Great Lakes Ice Racing is held each Sunday during the winter where the west Gladstone bridge passes over the Escanaba River.
The racing is done on a quarter-mile oval track and feature bikes equipped with studded tires as well as studded and non-studded ATVs. In addition, 4 x 4 and three-wheel machines also compete in events along with Micro-Sprint cars, miniature sprint racers powered by sport bike engines.
Registration begins each Sunday at 10 a.m. with practice at 11 a.m. and racing at noon. The annual night race is set for Feb. 7.
Free throw event at BR-H
HARRIS - Knight of Columbus free throw shooting contest will be held Jan. 24 for boys and girls aged 9-14. It begins at 4:30 p.m. at Bark River-Harris High School, with registration at the door. For details, contact Brent Madalinski (399-3767).
Tech cagers sweep Hillsdale
HILLSDALE - The Michigan Tech women's basketball team went down to the final second Thursday before slipping past fourth-ranked Hillsdale 54-52.
Lisa Staehlin's layup on a half-court pass from Alicia Schneider in the final second lifted the No. 15 Huskies to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory. There were 14 lead changes in the game.
"What a big win for us," said Tech coach John Barnes, a native of Escanaba.
Staehlin's 12 points led Tech, and Katie Wysocky had 11 points and 12 rebounds. All-American Katie Cezat had 17 points and 19 rebounds for Hillsdale. She is averaging 27 points.
The Tech men beat Hillsdale 69-61 as Fedrick Bowe scored a career-high 27 points for the Huskies.
GREEN BAY - Wisconsin-Green Bay overcame Detroit's slowdown approach Thursday to beat the Titans 62-43 in a Horizon League women's basketball game.
Sophomore Heather Golden had 14 points and freshman Hannah Quilling had a career-best 12 points for UWGB, which had four players hit multiple 3-point baskets. The Titans denied UWGB's top senior threats, with Lavesa Glover taking just three shots while Katie Harty and Rachel Porath did not take a shot.
NMU quints split
FINDLAY, Oh. - Kelsey Deacon scored 20 points Thursday as the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team beat Findlay 59-49.
Angie Leckson of Big Bay de Noc had 10 rebounds and five points and Christa Erickson of Escanaba had five rebounds and three points for NMU (9-5, 4-5).
The NMU men were shelled 96-47 by top-ranked Findlay. The Wildcats (9-5, 4-5) trailed 47-12 at halftime after making just 16.1 percent of their field goal attempts. Marc Renelique had 11 points for NMU.
BIG RAPIDS - Becci Houdek's 15-foot jump shot with eight seconds left gave Ferris State an 83-82 victory over Tiffin here Thursday night in GLIAC women's basketball.
Jenna Guay of Escanaba had 12 points for Ferris, which was led by Ashley Fleming's 21 points.
LSSU cagers fall
SAULT STE. MARIE - Northwood University tripped Lake Superior State 63-53 in GLIAC women's basketball here Thursday. Jackie Armstrong had 12 points for LSSU and Shelle Rochon of North Central had eight points.
Hannahville at Grand Marais, 6
Gladstone at Manistique, 7:30
Rapid River at Big Bay de Noc, 7:30
Bark River-Harris at Republic, 7:30
Mid Peninsula at North Dickinson, 7:30
Superior Central at North Central, 8
Escanaba at Kingsford, 8:15
Escanaba at Sault Ste. Marie, 7
Escanaba at Houghton, 7:20
Hannahville at Grand Marais, 7:30
Superior Central at Munising, 7:30
Kingsford at Gladstone, 7:30
Manistique at Norway, 8
Hannahville at Grand Marais, 8:30 a.m.
Escanaba at Peshtigo, Wis., 9 a.m.
Gladstone, Manistique at Kingsford, 10 a.m.
Hannahville at Grand Marais, 10 a.m.
Manistique at Marquette, 10 a.m.
Sault Ste. Marie at Escanaba, 7