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Sports Den column – Island Resort lifts women’s golf

ESCANABA — Give a lot of credit to Island Resort and Casino for the impact it has provided for women’s golf in the midwest. The Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass was the Symetra Tour event that kick-started the golf revival on the women’s level. It began in 2011 and will make its ...

Sports Den column – Island Resort lifts women’s golf

ESCANABA — Give a lot of credit to Island Resort and Casino for the impact it has provided for women’s golf in the midwest. The Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass was the Symetra Tour event that kick-started the golf revival on the women’s level. It began in 2011 and will make its ...

Esky nails another thriller

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos continued to take care of their home field Friday night, pulling out a 20-13 football triumph over Schofield, Wis. D.C. Everest. The non-conference victory enabled the Eskymos to improve to 3-2 with all those wins coming at the Escanaba Athletic Field by a ...

Redettes toe line to block Esky spikers

ESCANABA — Marquette remained unbeaten in the Great Northern Conference after beating Escanaba 3-0 here Thursday night. An impressive balanced attack was the key for Marquette’s third straight GNC win, 25-22, 25-19, 25-19. The Redettes got off to a slow start in the opening set and were ...

Aerial game keys Gladstone victory

GLADSTONE — For the Gladstone Braves, it was good to be back home at Marble Field. Following nearly a month of games on the road, the Braves beat Maple City Glen Lake 28-8 on homecoming here Friday. In what Braves head coach Jeff Hansen said was a critical mid-season, non-conference game ...

Browns celebrate

CLEVELAND (AP) — At some point, Baker Mayfield was going to assume Cleveland’s starting job and become the franchise quarterback, the future. That moment arrived Thursday night. His days as a backup are over. Throwing a 14-yard dart to complete his first pass, Mayfield replaced an ...

Rockets slip past Cougars

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets survived a major test Friday night, earning a 32-24 football victory over the Superior Central Cougars. Rapid River’s Gunnar Larson ran 21 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Sundling added 123 yards and a TD on 17 carries and Brent ...

Rookie slugger helps Tigers outlast Royals

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire watched Christin Stewart put on a show in batting practice and thought his rookie slugger might have a big night. Gardenhire got even more than he expected. Stewart hit his first career homer in the first inning, hit another home run in ...

Broncos can’t climb Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain forced three fumbles and an interception in the first quarter alone and ripped Bark-River Harris 55-0 in a WestPAC football contest that was over before most fans settled in Friday evening at Mountaineer Stadium. “It was a good team win at home,” ...

Mid Pen clips Cougars

EBEN — Serving and hitting were key for the Mid Peninsula Wolverines Thursday night in a 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-19) volleyball triumph over the Superior Central Cougars. “We had some pretty lengthy service runs and were very aggressive at the net,” said Mid Pen coach Emily Kayser. ...

Prep schedule – Sat-Monday

Today’s games Volleyball Superior Central at Marquette Invitational, 9 a.m. Cross country Bay College Invitational at Flat Rock, 10 a.m. Soccer Big Bay de Noc at Beaver Island, 10 a.m. Football Carney-Nadeau at Stephenson, 2 Monday’s games Girls’ tennis Iron Mountain ...

Moss sparkles at net for Rockets

RAPID RIVER — Gabby Moss became a major factor at the net for Rapid River Thursday night, helping the Rockets post a 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-19) volleyball victory over the North Central Jets. She finished with 14 kills and two blocks and Emily Thibault added seven kills and a block. Jenna ...

Jets produce on offense & defense

FELCH — The North Central Jets scored on offense and defense here Friday night to trample North Dickinson 55-6 in an eight-player football game. Leo Gorzinski Jr. and Travis Bentley both returned pass interceptions for touchdowns for the Jets, who led 47-6 in the Great Eight Conference game ...

U.P. football scores

Football Escanaba 20, Schofield, Wis. Everest 13 Gladstone 28, Maple City Glen Lake 8 Iron Mountain 55, Bark River-Harris 0 North Central 55, North Dickinson 6 Rapid River 32, Superior Central 24Calumet 34, Norway 0 Crystal Falls Forest Park 32, Phillips, Wis. 18 Houghton 38, ...

Bounce-back football

ESCANABA — It is bounce-back time as Escanaba and Gladstone prepare to host unfamiliar football opponents Friday night. It is homecoming in Gladstone when the Braves (2-2) host first-time opponent Maple City Glen Lake (2-2). The Eskymos (2-2) host Schofield, Wis. D.C. Everest (2-3), also ...

Miller joins ski hall of fame

ISHPEMING — Former U.S. Olympian Bode Miller headlines the new eight-member Hall of Fame induction class that will be inducted in 2019. The U.P. based U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s formal induction is April 6, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Miller participated in five Olympics, ...

World champ racer

Courtesy photo Jaime Kleikamp of Bark River is shown on the winner’s podium at the Lucas Oli end of season series championships in Crandon, Wis. Kleikamp, the 2016 World Champion, re-claimed the title this year by winning the 2018 Super Stock Truck Championship.

Happy Birthday Gio

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gio Gonzalez is getting comfortable with his new team. The left-hander pitched six smooth innings on his 33rd birthday and Jesus Aguilar hit a three-run homer in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 7-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Manny Pina also had a ...

Rodgers handles pain, talks about QB protection

GREEN BAY (AP) — Aaron Rodgers channeled a fictional prize fighter to describe how he felt after playing the Minnesota Vikings. “If you’ve seen (the movie) ‘Rocky III,’ you know Clubber Lang has a prediction before the fight: ‘Pain,’” Rodgers said with a smile on Wednesday. ...

Softball finalists

Couftesy photo The Escanaba 8U Heartbreakers team sponsored by MBank was runner-up in the Fall Fastpitch tournament in Plover, Wis. Team members include: front, Sophie Hill; kneeling from left: Mara Anderson, Bella Noblet, Sophia Boucher, Lily Benetti, Elizabeth “Slugger” Benetti; ...