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Esky XC teams finish fifth in opener

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MUNISING — Melanie Wenzel enjoyed a shining moment in her cross country debut here Tuesday, helping the Kingsford girls earn top honors in the Munising Invitational. The junior newcomer prevailed on this sunny, warm and humid day on the Valley Spur Cross Country Trails, covering the hilly ...

Fowler’s four RBIs lead Cardinals over Brewers

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler was focused more on his team getting a win rather than his own production. Fowler hit a bases-loaded double and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Tuesday night in the second game of the series between NL ...

Astros homer three times in 6-3 win over Tigers

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HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s win over Detroit on was tempered by news that shortstop Carlos Correa and starter Aaron Sanchez are both heading to the injured list. George Springer, Jose Altuve and MartÌn Maldonado homered to lead the Astros to a 6-3 victory Tuesday night before manager A.J. ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Girls’ tennis Marquette at Escanaba, 11 a.m. Thursday’s games Girls’ tennis Menominee at Escanaba, 11 a.m. Gladstone at Marquette, 11 a.m.

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Eichhorn in third at Wis. State Open LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — Carney-Nadeau’s Hunter Eichhorn put in another good round of 2-under-par to position himself at 5-under at the 99th Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open played at the Geneva National Golf Club Tuesday. That puts Eichhorn in third ...

Pitching his way to the big leagues

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ESCANABA — Just about every young boy has a similar dream: play Major League baseball. A relative of Escanaba and Bark River residents is living that dream, and in fact made a huge step in his first professional appearance Thursday night in Phoenix. Nathan Patterson was signed by the ...

Braves tie with Flivvers in season’s first match

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KINGSFORD — The Gladstone girls tennis team began its season at Kingsford Monday, earning a 4-4 tie with the Flivvers. No. 1 singles player Andie Balenger picked up Gladstone’s lone win in singles with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kingsford’s Stephanie List. “Our captain, Andie Balenger ...

Cardinals 1-hit Brewers in 3-0 win

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dakota Hudson and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, and Paul DeJong homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Monday night in a series opener between NL Central contenders. Yasmani Grandal’s ground-rule double with two outs in the eighth ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Cross country Munising Invitational, 11 a.m. Wednesday’s games Girls’ tennis Marquette at Escanaba, 11 a.m.

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Eskymo Fan Club ESCANABA — The next Eskymo Fan Club meeting is Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school library. Shooting results ESCANABA — Results for the Great Lakes Sports Club 2019 Action Shooting League as listed below: Limited Pistol 1. Tate Thompson 680.36 points; 2. Loren ...

Esky gives a strong showing at UPIR

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ESCANABA — It was nearly a clean sweep for track champions in Escanaba Sunday as the Upper Peninsula International Raceway finished up its season at the State Fair. Tyler DeMars of Green Bay, Wis. kicked off the features with a first-place finish in the Riverside Auto Group Youth Micro ...

Tigers fall to Rays late

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ji-Man Choi’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth completed a rally from a late three-run deficit and gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Rays trailed 4-1 after seven before coming back with two in the eighth and then the ...

Brewers routed by Nationals

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington manager Dave Martinez wanted his team to shake off any ill effects from Saturday’s marathon loss to Milwaukee by getting out to a fast start in the series finale. The Nationals carried out that order to perfection. The Nationals matched a team record with ...

Texans, Watson tame Lions

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HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson took advantage of one series in his preseason debut looking sharp in directing a 75-yard drive capped by a 4-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins to help the Houston Texans to a 30-23 win over the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. Watson, who sat out in a loss ...

Braves’ girls set for success with Barron

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GLADSTONE — A new coach and a new season awaits for the Gladstone girls tennis team, which begins its season Monday at Kingsford at 11 a.m. EDT. First-year coach Ryan Barron steps in to replace Halley Reichel, who stepped down at the end of last season. Barron, who took the job in June, is ...

Tigers shut out Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Norris, Drew VerHagen and Joe Jimenez combined on a five-hitter to outpitch Charlie Morton, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Friday night. Norris went the first three innings, VerHagen pitched five and Jimenez earned his third save by ...

Cubs fall from Pirates’ rally

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Kevin Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out in the ninth inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Friday night. Tucker, pinch-hitting, worked a bases-loaded walk off Brandon ...

Brewers beat by Nationals late

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With hits hard to come by, the Washington Nationals turned to the reliable Anthony Rendon yet again. Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Friday night in the opener of a three-game series ...