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Area track teams compete

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ESCANABA — Sophomore Calvin Thibault shined on a cloudy Thursday, helping the Gladstone boys secure their first Delta County track championship in five years with 105 1/2 points. The Braves were followed by two-time defending champ Rapid River 85 1/2 and Escanaba 65. Esky’s girls ...

Miners sweep Esky

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba baseball team was the latest victim of the Negaunee Miners here Thursday, where the Miners swept the Eskymos. The Miners overpowered Esky 15-11 in the opener. The Eskymos led early, taking one run in the first inning. However, both teams pulled in seven runs in the ...

Esky salvages split in home opener

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba tennis team earned a split in its home opener here Thursday afternoon, falling to defending U.P. champion Negaunee 8-0 before recovering to beat Menominee 7-1. “The positive thing from the Negaunee match is they are returning 10 of 12 guys from last year when they ...

Flivvers upend Braves

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone tennis team ran into a tough Kingsford squad, falling 7-1 in its home opener here Thursday. Jimmer Maki and Everett Arts combined for the lone Braves’ win, winning the No. 4 doubles match against Kingsford’s Brady Kopp and Cole Bracket 6-4, 4-6, 10-6. “We ...

BR-H earns a split

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HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris softball team split with the Westwood Patriots here Thursday in its first games on its home field. Westwood took the opener 2-1. Both of the Patriots’ runs came in the fourth inning thanks to a string of defensive errors by Bark River. BR-H’s only run came ...

North Central boys take 2nd, Mid Pen girls 3rd

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MARQUETTE — Area track teams were unable to keep pace with the leaders here Thursday as the Bessemer boys and Lake Linden-Hubbell girls ran away with the Superior Central Invitational titles at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. Bessemer’s boys won for the third straight time ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Boys’ golf Bark River-Harris, Carney-Nadeau at Niagara Invitational, 10 a.m. Tennis Westwood at Escanaba, 1 Softball Bay College at Anoka-Ramsey (DH), 1 Hancock at Rapid River (DH), 2 Gladstone at Elk Rapids, 4:30 Baseball Bay College at Century College ...

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Track postponed MANISTIQUE — Manistique has postponed today’s Kiwanis Invitational track meet due to the cold and windy weather forecast. It is being rescheduled for Thursday, May 23 at 4 p.m.

Trout season opens on Saturday statewide

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ESCANABA — It’s time to put that new fishing license to good use. Saturday is the statewide trout opener, as well as the start of the Lower Peninsula inland walleye and northern pike seasons. A few reminders: - In Upper Peninsula waters, the walleye and northern pike possession seasons ...

Trout opener a timeless tradition

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MARQUETTE — I remember the pounding of my heart and the almost breathless existence those last few hours of waiting for the first day of trout season held when I was a kid. Preparations would have started days earlier with the picking of nightcrawlers in any part of the backyard clear of ...

DNR invites Scouts to take a hike

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LANSING — Scouts across Michigan will be hitting the trail - some hiking the Iron Belle Trail or local trails, others riding their bikes or paddling canoes and kayaks - June 1 as part the Iron Belle Challenge. This annual DNR-sponsored event, which coincides with National Trails Day, ...

Fishing Report

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Overall: Many lakes in Luce and Alger County still had ice. Access roads will likely have snow pack. Rain in the forecast will certainly help open things up, but not quite there yet. Water levels will be high in the central and eastern sections of the Upper Peninsula. Little Bay De Noc: We ...

Esky pitchers star in sweep of Rockets

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ESCANABA — Brilliance on the mound was on full display for the Escanaba softball team here Wednesday in a sweep of Rapid River. Gabi Salo and freshman Emily Moore each threw a complete game one-hitter in 10-0 and 11-0 wins. Salo gave up the lone hit to Rapid River’s Kristen Goodacre, but ...

Manistique girls place 3rd at Dome, BR-H is 6th

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MARQUETTE — First-year coach Amy Nixon was encouraged with the performance by the Manistique girls’ track team here Wednesday. The Emeralds, despite running without their seniors, placed third in the Ishpeming Invitational inside Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. St. ...

C-N track heads to Dome

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CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau track teams are off and running as they opened in Tuesday’s Stephenson Invitational where the girls placed second and the boys were third. C-N, with 16 girls and nine boys on its roster, resumes in today’s Superior Central Invitational at Northern Michigan ...

Esky tennis loses opener

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STAMBAUGH — The Escanaba tennis team started its 2019 campaign by dropping a 7-1 decision to West Iron County here Tuesday. Esky scored its lone victory in the No. 3 doubles match, won by Nathan Lord and Ryan Moreau over West Iron’s Cole Alexa and Dawson Rybicki 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), ...

Norse sweep Silver Lake

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MANITOWOC, Wis. — The Bay College softball team coasted to two easy wins over Silver Lake College here Wednesday afternoon. The Norse won the opener 19-1 and the nightcap 22-0, each in five innings. Claire McInerney, Aubree Saunders, Emily LaFave, Kaitlyn Hardwick and Lauren LaJoie all had ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Girls’ golf Menominee Invitational, 11 a.m. Boys’ golf Escanaba Invitational, 12 p.m. Tennis Menominee, Negaunee at Escanaba, 2 Kingsford at Gladstone, 4:30 Track Superior Central Invitational (Superior Dome), 1 Delta County Invitational at Escanaba, ...

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For the record ESCANABA — Gladstone’s Taelor Zeise was wrongly identified as Torie Zeise in a photo from Tuesday’s game against Marquette in Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Press.