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Sixth inning dooms Indians against Blues

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MARQUETTE — A dominating sixth inning gave the Marquette Blues a commanding 8-3 American Legion win over Gladstone Tuesday evening. The Blues scored five unanswered runs in the frame, breaking a tie to earn the win. Marquette head coach Derek Swajanen said despite quiet performances at the ...

Cubs get sweep against Bucs

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ESCANABA — Saving arms for this weekend became top priority for the Escanaba Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday night as they posted a 9-6 American Legion baseball triumph over the Bark River Bucs. Esky also won the opener 4-0 behind the three-hit pitching of Justin ...

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Iron Mountain’s Aiden Ellis, left, applies a tag at home plate on Norway’s  Landon Amundson after catching the ball from catcher Jake Powell (background). Iron Mountain defeated Norway 13-12 in the finals of the Yooper 9-10 Little League Tournament at Escanaba’s Karl Dickson Field.

Iron Mountain wins Yooper Little League tourney

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ESCANABA — The Iron Mountain Minor Little League (age 9-10) All-Stars reaped the benefits of some clutch hitting Tuesday night as they rallied past Norway 13-12 for the Yooper baseball tournament title. Iron Mountain, which trailed 12-11 after 5 1/2 innings, secured the decision by scoring ...

Gladstone GC

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GLADSTONE — Joe Quinn shot 36 to lead the Monday afternoon League at Gladstone Golf Club. He was followed by Tom Gereau 37 and Cory Murray 38. In the weekend couples tourney, Lori Shea and Quinn combined for a winning score of 133. Other scores in the championship flight were Jim and Kristie ...

Gladstone ladies

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GLADSTONE — Wendy Bratonia and Lisa LaCasse shot the low round of 42 in the Tuesday Ladies League at Gladstone Golf Club. They were followed by Mary Bergman and Marsha Skellenger 45, Jami Pond 46 and Cheryl Dykes and Pattie Valiquette 48.

Highland men

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ESCANABA — Jeff Lampi fired a 72 to lead the Tuesday Highland Men’s Twilight League. He was followed by Mike Brayak and Mark Ray 73, PJ Grandchamp 74, John Erickson 77, Doug Motto 78 and Dick Puddy 79. Team honors went to Fran Ettenhofer and Dennis Porath, followed by a tie between Cal ...

Verlander settles in to earn victory for Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — Five batters into Tuesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was starting to wonder if his luck was going to be horrible all night. Verlander had allowed hits to all five batters, including three straight bloopers, and found himself ...

Niagara falls to Cubs

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Cubs worked their way through a few shaky moments Monday night, posting a 9-4 American Legion baseball victory over Niagara, Wis. Esky appeared to be cruising along after scoring five times in the third inning for a 6-0 advantage. Niagara then made things interesting ...

Carney hoops league

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CARNEY — In a high-scoring final game Monday night, the 906ers defeated Gladstone 92-85 in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Ryan Robinette scored 33 points and Jay Wiles 22 for the 906ers, while Brad Spindler topped Gladstone with 32 points and Marvin Cherette with 14. Juice Promotions ...

Norway vs. IM in Yooper title game

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ESCANABA — Norway and Iron Mountain will meet in the championship game tonight of the Yooper 9-10 Little League Tournament. Game time is 6 p.m. at Esky’s Karl Dickson Field. Norway routed Negaunee 11-1 in Monday’s first semifinal game. Iron Mountain spotted Kingsford an 8-0 lead before ...

Esky hosting hoops shooting system

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ESCANABA — The Hall of Fame Shooting System will be conducted July 13 at Escanaba High School. The program is open to players in seventh through 12th grades in the upcoming school year, with one session from 9 a.m. to noon and another session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Topics covered include ...

McGaffigan places in bodybuilding event

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ESCANABA — Bobby McGaffigan, 19, of Escanaba, placed second in the Teen Division and third in his weight class in the recent National Physique Committee Michigan State Bodybuilding Championship at Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center in Ypsilanti. The NPC is the largest amateur ...

Tech hires Brooks as hockey assistant

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech head hockey coach Joe Shawhan announced the hiring of Chris Brooks as an assistant coach Monday. Brooks joins the Huskies from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he was the head coach of the Pointers over the past six seasons, leading the team to three ...

Singer leads Florida past LSU in opener

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OMAHA, Neb. — Brady Singer struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings, Jonathan India doubled in two runs, and Florida beat LSU 4-3 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Monday night. The Gators (51-19) need a win Tuesday or Wednesday to earn their first national championship in ...

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Ex-Packer charged with child abuse

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GREEN BAY (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green was charged Monday with felony child abuse after his 15-year-old daughter told police he punched her in the face. Green, 40, is also charged with disorderly conduct in the incident late Sunday in the Green Bay suburb of ...

Talley wins shortened tournament in Harris

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HARRIS — Emma Talley couldn’t wait to defend her lead Sunday in the rain-challenged Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club. Talley put together two solid rounds and had plenty of confidence entering the finale Sunday afternoon. But she never stepped foot on the course in the ...

Rain doesn’t tarnish seventh annual event

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HARRIS — In seven years of the Island Resort Championship at Sawgrass, rain finally took its toll. The golf course was soaked with rain all last week and resulted in a shortened tournament that ended Sunday with official results through two rounds instead of three. Emma Talley walked off ...

Down to the wire in All-Star Game

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MARQUETTE — It took a while for things to get exciting at the annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Football Game. Once they did, it created a memorable experience for both the players and the fans on Saturday afternoon at the Superior Dome in Marquette. After a scoreless first half, the Black ...

Gladstone tops DePere in thriller

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ESCANABA — At the beginning of this American Legion baseball season, head coach Justin Jurek said the Gladstone Indians would play their share of small ball during the course of the year. He wasn’t kidding. Following that plan became key for the Indians Sunday as they squeezed past ...