Local Sports

Esky sweeps Redmen with solid pitching

MARQUETTE — Blake Henriksen and Garrett Finkbeiner each had quality starts on the mound for the Marquette Senior High School baseball team at home against Escanaba on Wednesday. But the Redmen bats didn’t awake from their slumber, combining for just two runs and seven hits over two games ...

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Illustrious career ends for McGinn

ESCANABA - Legendary Green Bay Packers sportswriter and Escanaba native Bob McGinn announced his retirement last week from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. McGinn, 65, covered the Packers for The Milwaukee Journal and Journal Sentinel since 1991. He also spent 16 years at the Green Bay Press ...

UPSHOF seeks new member for its council

ESCANABA - A vacancy exists on the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame’s executive council that must be filled by July 20. The opening, for a Delta County resident, became effective when Wayne Marshall of Gladstone resigned earlier this week. The position is on a volunteer basis and council ...

Hebert’s PGA team ends GAM’s streak

CLARKSTON - Scott Hebert, a native of Escanaba and current professional at Traverse City Country Club, helped the Michigan PGA team to a golf victory Tuesday. The PGA team ended the Golf Association of Michigan team’s two-year winning streak by winning the 45th Fuller Cup 10-8 at Oakhurst ...

Primetimers league

The Escanaba Primetimers will have their opening lunch and scramble on Monday, May 15 at Escanaba Country Club. Lunch is at noon followed by golf. To register, call ECC (786-1701) or sign up at the bar.

Gladstone Golf Club

The Gladstone Golf Club annual general membership Meeting will be conducted today at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.

For the record

ESCANABA — Gladstone sophomore Adam Bruce set the school record in the 1600-meter run in four minutes, 33.72 seconds at Iron Mountain Tuesday. His effort topped the previous best (4:35.79) by Chris Davis, also at Iron Mountain, in 2005.

Road race Saturday

ESCANABA — The Mother’s Day Super Hero five-kilometer run/walk is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Northern Lights YMCA. Entry fee is $35 for single entries. Cost is also $35 for the first family member and $20 for each additional family member. Packet pick-up takes place Friday from ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Golf Escanaba Invitational, 11 a.m. Track Rapid River Invitational, 2 Gladstone at I. Mountain, 4:45 Tennis Negaunee at Escanaba, 3:30 Baseball S. Central at Marquette (DH), 4 Gladstone at Escanaba, 5 Friday’s games Girls’ golf Gladstone Invitational, ...

Diamondbacks end skid against Tigers

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a fifth starting pitcher now that Shelby Miller’s season is over due to elbow surgery. Right-hander Zack Godley might very well have earned another opportunity to show he can step in and be that guy. Godley allowed four hits in seven ...

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Recent Masters champion Sergio Garcia, of Spain, tees off on the 11th hole Wednesday during a practice round for The Players Championship golf tournament.

The Players: Strong field, unpredictable golf course

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Players Championship attracts the strongest and deepest field in golf. In its 43-year history, all but 10 winners of the PGA Tour’s premier event have captured a major championship. It also might be the most difficult to handicap. Rory McIlroy didn’t break ...

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Rapid River’s Erica Rubick makes contact with a pitch Tuesday against Gladstone in the second game of a doubleheader at Rapid River.

Rockets, Braves split

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets reaped the benefits of a fast start Tuesday as they romped past the Gladstone Braves 11-1 in six innings to gain a split in a softball doubleheader. Gladstone won the opener 2-1. Rapid River scored twice in the opening frame and added four runs in the ...

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A Rapid River runner is tackled by a Carsonville-Port Sanilac defender during the 8-player football championship game at the Superior Dome in Marquette in November 2011. The title game, which will morph into two championship contests this fall, will again be conducted at the dome in November.

8-player finals returning to Superior Dome

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will host a pair of state football championship games this fall, a first since 2011. The eight-player football finals — now two games — will be held at NMU’s Superior Dome in November, a return after the first finals were held there six years ...

Mid Peninsula girls capture top honors in invitational

ST. NICHOLAS — The Mid Peninsula girls cashed in on an opportunity to keep a championship trophy at home Tuesday as they earned top honors in their own small school track invitational. Mid Pen scored 153 points, followed by Engadine 120 and Carney-Nadeau 66. The Engadine boys retained their ...

Gladstone rolls past Kingsford in DH

GLADSTONE — Solid pitching and steady hitting paid off for the Gladstone baseball team Tuesday in a sweep against visiting Kingsford. Brandon Cooper pitched a seven-hitter with three strikeouts and two walks as the Braves won the opener 11-2. Sophomore Ben Kelly allowed six hits, with one ...

Esky, Braves netters fall

KINGSFORD — Three victories in doubles wasn’t quite enough to prevent the Escanaba Eskymos from dropping a 5-3 tennis decision to the Kingsford Flivvers Tuesday. The Eskymos were in position to sweep the doubles. Seniors Chris LeMire and Max Scheriff, however, dropped a 7-5, 6-1 decision ...

Esky boys win invite

MARQUETTE — The weather has not been kind to golfers this spring with the rain and cold keeping many in this area off the links. But that hasn’t been the case for the more southerly Escanaba Eskymos, who have gotten in more sessions. It showed Tuesday during the Kiwanis Invitational at ...

Esky girls capture triangular

IRON MOUNTAIN — Senior Jen Brandt won discus Tuesday, helping the Escanaba girls earn a track and field victory with 73 points. Gladstone scored 54 in the triangular and Iron Mountain had 45. The Braves had a pair of double-winners. Senior Leigha Woelffer won the 1600-meter run in six ...

Broncos sweep Cougars in softball

EBEN — Josie Bower fired a two-hitter, struck out 11 and walked one Tuesday as the Bark River-Harris Broncos romped past the Superior Central Cougars 19-3 in the first game of a softball doubleheader. “Josie’s pitch placement was working well,” said BR-H coach Jen Goodrich. “It was ...