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Area track teams compete

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Briefs

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.

Esky pitchers star in sweep of Rockets

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

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

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

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

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

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, ...

Briefs

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.

Braves boys’ dominate

ESCANABA — The Gladstone boys made their season debut a successful one here Tuesday, winning a triangular track meet with 91 points. Escanaba scored 53 and Menominee had 31. “I didn’t know this was going to happen,” said Braves’ coach Gary Whitmer. “These are teams we go up ...

Esky softball sweeps Miners at home field

ESCANABA — The Escanaba softball team took down the Negaunee Miners here Tuesday in a doubleheader. The Eskymos won the first game 9-0, but the final score doesn’t tell the tale of the game well. “It was a tight game,” Esky coach Gary Salo said. “We were only up by three after the ...

Braves’ bats explode in sweep of Marquette

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone softball team scored early and often in a doubleheader sweep over Marquette in Great Northern Conference action here Tuesday afternoon. The Braves won the opener 17-2 in four innings behind four RBIs and a home run from Jenna Tardiff, then won the nightcap 17-7 in ...

Esky overpowers Flivvers in home debut

ESCANABA — The wind was the batter’s friend here Tuesday as a gusty north wind propelled the Escanaba baseball team past the Kingsford Flivvers 16-8. The Eskymos (4-4) came into the second inning trailing 5-3. With two outs, Esky’s Grant LaMarche singled on a shot into left field to ...