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Back to back! Esky repeats as champs

EAST LANSING — Back-to-back, baby. Escanaba was the more poised team, showing its veteran experience and continuing to make winning plays in capturing its second straight Division 2 softball state championship with a 7-3 win over Stevensville Lakeshore here Saturday. Esky ace Gabi Salo ...

Salo wins State Player of the Year

EAST LANSING — It wasn’t long after she had just received another state championship medal that Gabi Salo found out she wasn’t done receiving awards for the day. Moments after the Escanaba softball team was presented with its second straight Division 2 state championship trophy, the ...

Ojala, Kivi lead North teams to All-Star wins

NEWBERRY — There are a pair of back stories to most valuable player winners Matt Ojala of Calumet and Sydney Kivi of Marquette here Saturday at the 34th annual U.P. All-Star Classic. Ojala joined his mother and father as All-Star Classic MVP picks while Kivi won despite missing Friday’s ...

Briefs

Highland scramble HYDE — The Highland Golf Club is holding a 3-woman scramble July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Entry fee includes three mulligans, breakfast, lunch, dinner and prizes. Deadline for registration is July 5.

Bruce wins Scenic Shore Run

GLADSTONE — Adam Bruce enjoyed a record-setting day in the Eighth Annual Scenic Shore Run here Saturday. The recent Gladstone High School graduate covered the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 49 seconds, followed by Lucas Cavalieri of Iron Mountain (18:03) and Gary Whitmer of Gladstone ...

Kamin’s home run lifts Eskymos late

EAST LANSING — For a brief moment, it appeared the Escanaba softball team was in trouble. Then Nicole Kamin happened. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Kamin stepped to the plate and smacked a two-run home run over the fence in center field to give the Eskymos the lead and ...

Gladstone’s championship run halted

EAST LANSING - It felt a little bit like David vs. Goliath — a small school from the U.P. against a downstate school that privately recruits. Only this time, Goliath flexed its muscle. The Gladstone Braves put up a respectable fight, but they just didn’t have enough firepower to overcome ...

Esky has the grit and determination to win

EAST LANSING — Most championship teams have a couple of things in common: they’re resilient, and they usually have a championship defining moment — often coming from an unexpected source. The Escanaba softball team isn’t a champion this season just yet, but Thursday it showed the ...

Tigers routed after lead

DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland’s Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, and the Indians routed the Detroit Tigers 13-4 on Friday night after scoring eight runs in the fourth inning. Bauers singled and tripled in that inning. He also hit a double in the second and a two-run homer in the eighth, becoming ...

Raptors outlast Warriors to bring home their first title

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship. “We the North!” is now “We the Champs!” Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country’s first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win ...

Woods falls behind after day 2

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The crowd lining the ninth hole some 100 yards short of the seaside green at Pebble Beach couldn’t have been more pumped as Tiger Woods blasted out of a fairway bunker and his ball came to rest in the rough just in front of them. No matter that Woods would have ...

Tigers nearly shut out against Royals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nicky Lopez hit his first major league homer in the stadium where he played college ball, Homer Bailey allowed two hits in six shutout innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 Thursday night in the first big league regular season game played in ...

9th annual Symetra Tour

HARRIS - A record field will have their collective sights on a special prize next week at the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. A field of 156 women will be on hand for the ninth annual Symetra Tour event at Sweetgrass Golf Club. The normal field is 144 players but it was expanded ...

Prep schedule

Today’s game Baseball State semifinal At East Lansing (MSU) Division 3 Gladstone vs. Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, 11:30 a.m. Saturday’s games Softball At East Lansing (MSU) State final Division 2 Escanaba vs. Stevensville Lakeshore, 10 a.m. Baseball At ...

Big Cup Golf Scramble

The Irish Oaks Golf Course sponsors a 3-woman Big Cup Golf Scramble every year with proceeds donated back to Delta County community charities. Recently, $2,900 was donated to the Delta County Cancer Alliance, Shop with a Cop, Hope at the Inn, U.P. Foster Closet, and Gladstone, Rapid River, and ...

Briefs

Bottle drive GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians baseball program is holding a can and bottle drive fundraiser Friday, July 5 at Pat’s Foods in Gladstone from noon-5 p.m. For questions, contact Jodi Westerberg (906-420-0802). Firecracker Run GLADSTONE — The Fran Cannon 5 mile run/2.5 ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Softball At East Lansing (MSU) State final Division 2 Escanaba vs. Stevensville Lakeshore, 10 a.m.

Big Cup Golf Scramble

The Irish Oaks Golf Course sponsors a 3-woman Big Cup Golf Scramble every year with proceeds donated back to Delta County community charities. Recently, $2,900 was donated to the Delta County Cancer Alliance, Shop with a Cop, Hope at the Inn, U.P. Foster Closet, and Gladstone, Rapid River, and ...

Briefs

Bottle drive GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians baseball program is holding a can and bottle drive fundraiser Friday, July 5 at Pat’s Foods in Gladstone from noon-5 p.m. For questions, contact Jodi Westerberg (906-420-0802). Firecracker Run GLADSTONE — The Fran Cannon 5 mile run/2.5 ...

Eskymos aim to repeat

EAST LANSING — Winning a state championship is hard. Winning back-to-back state championships is even harder. That’s what the Escanaba softball team will attempt to do this weekend at Michigan State University, beginning today in a Division 2 semifinal against North Branch at 12:30 p.m. ...