2013-02-14 / Sports

Sports Briefs

Saturday try skiing and snowshoeing

RAPID RIVER – The Hiawatha National Forest, together with Brampton Bike and Ski of Gladstone, will have skis and snowshoes to use free of charge on Feb. 16 at the Rapid River National Cross Country Ski Trail. Winter Trails Day is designed to encourage residents to get outdoors and enjoy winter.

Volunteers will be on hand to outfit participants with proper gear, and to teach the fundamentals of both skiing and snowshoeing. Hot chocolate, as well as a bonfire, will be available.

Pre-registration may be completed by contacting Brampton Bike and Ski, (906) 428-2135, no later than 4 p.m. on Feb. 15.

The Rapid River National Cross Country Ski Trail is located six miles north of Rapid River on U.S. 41 and includes five classic loops ranging from 1.2 to 10 miles in length, two skating loops of 4.7 and 7.4 miles, and a 1.3 mile snowshoe trail.

Ice series cancelled at state fair grounds

ESCANABA – The Midwest Ice Racing Association, and TLR Cup Championship Ice Racing Series scheduled at the U.P. State Fair Grounds has been cancelled for 2013.

“MIRA organizers were unable to come up with a makeup date that would ensure team participation, so the event for 2013 has been cancelled,” Steve Masters, director for the Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau, said. “They were hopeful a date could be found early enough in the season to minimize the chance of Mother Nature interfering with the race.

After a few attempts by organizers to secure an alternate date, enough teams could not be secured to host a good race.”

Emeralds drop game in final minutes

WESTWOOD – The Manistique Emeralds girls JV team took a 28- 22 lead into the fourth quarter last Friday at Westwood, but two quick three-pointers from the Patriots tied the score. The teams were tied again at 31, but the Patriots outscored the Emeralds 6-2 in the final minutes and pulled out the 37-33 victory.

Allie Nagy led the Emeralds with 13 points. Machaela Hinkson, Maddie Russell and Sammie Williams each scored four points. Olivia Holmberg, Holly Blowers, Rachel Ryan and Sydney Chartier had two points each. Breiann Richey led the team in rebound with seven.

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