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Escanaba native Scott Hebert is seeking his ninth Michigan PGA Professional Championship title starting Monday at storied Flint Golf Club.

Hebert heads field for Michigan PGA tourney

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FLINT — The 96th Michigan PGA Professional Championship is Monday through Wednesday at Flint Golf Club, and in addition to being a state championship for Michigan golf professionals it serves as the starting point on the road to major championship golf. Eight-time champion and the ...

Short-handed Jets hope for successful season

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POWERS — Several years have passed since the North Central girls been able to field a full cross country team. Coach Cherie Granquist hopes that will change this season. “Our goal is to have five girls and get a team score,” she said. “We haven’t had a full team in at least four ...

ECC Ryder Cup

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ESCANABA — The teams of Joann Poncino-Paxton Johnson and Karen Plaisier-Lori Shea combined forces Thursday for a 73 and tied for top honors in the Women’s Ryder Cup at Escanaba Country Club. Barb Scott-Mary Bergman hit 79 for third place and Nancy Mantel-Karen Wiles carded 81 for fourth ...

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The new Escanaba football logo has been unveiled.

Escanaba is U.P. proud with new football logo

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ESCANABA — It’s a new football season and a new look for Escanaba football. The Eskymos will wear a new logo on the left side of their helmets— a black E, with a black image of the Upper Peninsula used as the middle line of the E. Escanaba coach Dave Howes said the new logo was crafted ...

Gladstone meeting for cross country

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone elementary and Junior High cross country teams will have a parent meeting on Tuesday at the pavilion in Gladstone (across from the State Police post) at 7 p.m. Any student from grades 3-8 that are interested should have a parent attend. Registration and T-shirt ...

Irish Oaks Men

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GLADSTONE — Tim Dementer shot 34 Wednesday to lead the Irish Oaks Men’s League. He was followed by James Smith 36, Tom Warren, Steve Gauthier and Matt Smith Jr. 37, Don Cousineau 38 and Chuck Briggs, Wayne Arts and Kevin Vogel 39.

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Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez left, celebrates after hitting a two-run home run while Toronto Blue Jays catcher Miguel Montero right, waits during the eighth inning Friday in Chicago. Chicago won 7-4.

Arrieta, Baez help lift Cubs over Blue Jays 7-4

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and allowed a run, Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday in a rare interleague matchup. Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Victor Caratini went 3 for 3, and ...

Prep schedule: Saturday

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Saturday’s games Volleyball Gladstone at Sault Ste. Marie Invitational, 9 a.m. Munising Invitational, 10 a.m. Escanaba at Kingsford Invitational, 10 a.m. Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Kingsford Invitational, 10 a.m.

Esky hosting vets for picnic, game

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ESCANABA — All area veterans and their spouses are invited to a free pre-game picnic before Friday’s Escanaba-Alpena varsity football game. The picnic, sponsored by Elks Lodge 354 and Escanaba Quarterback Club, starts at 5 p.m. at the Escanaba Athletic Field. Kickoff is 7 p.m. for the game, ...

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In this 2015 file photo, Wisconsin’s Chikwe Obasih (34) and Chris Orr (50) celebrate against Iowa in Madison, Wis. The Badgers’ once-enviable depth at inside linebacker is already being tested. But Wisconsin is confident that Orr and Ryan Connelly can help replace the production expected of Jack Cichy, an energetic senior leader, who has suffered a season-ending injury.

Orr comes full circle for Badgers

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MADISON, Wis. — Sometime early in training camp, Wisconsin linebacker Chris Orr launched himself into a pileup on the practice field to make a tackle. He took a hit to his surgically repaired right knee during the scrum. Orr got up, felt fine and walked back across the line of scrimmage. It ...

EHS Wall of Fame adding seven gridders

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ESCANABA — Seven former Escanaba football players — including three who had standout careers at Northern Michigan University — will be honored Aug. 25 as the Quarterback Club’s 2017 Wall of Fame class. John “Jack” Hirn, Scott Herioux and Jace Daniels followed up their stellar ...

Bratonia hits another ace at Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — Nobody can fault Gladstone’s Steve Bratonia if he caught the lottery Powerball fever Wednesday with all the good luck going his way. “I may have to go buy some tickets,” Bratonia admitted Wednesday. “It was a good week for me. I got a hole-in-one, won the club ...

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Escanaba’s Taylor Gauthier serves to Marquette’s Hannah Swajanen during their No. 1 singles match Wednesday at Escanaba.

Redettes top Eskymos

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ESCANABA — The girls tennis season is underway and Marquette spoiled Escanaba’s opener Wednesday with a 6-2 victory. “I was happy with their performance,” said Esky coach Denny Lueneburg. “I basically looked to see what their attitude is and what their efforts are. They looked lost ...

Majors set to unleash HR power

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Joey Randazzo’s teammates marveled as the Grosse Pointe, Michigan, shortstop lifted pitch after pitch over the left field fence during Little League World Series batting practice on Wednesday. They were in awe again a batter later as Joseph Wisniewski used his ...

McCorkle gets ace

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GLADSTONE — Karen McCorkle highlighted her round Tuesday with a hole-in-one at Gladstone Golf Club. McCorkle used a 4-hybrid to ace the 140-yard, 11th hole for her second career hole-in-one.

Meet the Pack’s ‘QB Whisperer’

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Call Martellus Bennett the “quarterback whisperer.” The Green Bay Packers’ tight end is with his third team in as many seasons, which means another training camp of building rapport with a new quarterback. He’s proven to be productive at every stop. Bennett is ...

High school football scrimmages

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Here are the official scrimmages this week involving area high school football teams: Thursday – Escanaba at Negaunee: Jayvees at 10 a.m., varsity at noon. Friday – Gladstone at Munising: Varsity and jayvees at 10 a.m. – At Bark River-Harris: Bark River-Harris, Manistique, North ...

Bratonia gets ace

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GLADSTONE — Most golfers go a lifetime without recording a hole-in-one. But then there’s Steve Bratonia, who has eight in his career. Bratonia hit his eighth ace Monday using an 8-iron on the 162-yard seventh hole at Gladstone Golf Club.

Gladstone GC Men

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GLADSTONE — Steve Bratonia fired a 69 Monday to lead the way in the Men’s League at Gladstone Golf Club. He was followed by Dennis Bratonia and Terry Cartwright 74, Jim Rogers and Wayne Marshall 75, Mark Hager 76, Bill Swartz and Scott Neurohr 77, Jim Broman and Kelly Shea 78 and Mark ...