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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; ...

Eichhorn helps Marquette to title

ESCANABA — Hunter Eichhorn of Carney helped the Marquette University golf team win its second straight Northern Intercollegiate tournament Sunday. Eichhorn tied for 12th place with rounds of 70-76-73 - 219 at Red Harvest Farms golf course. Eichhorn was the Big East Conference male golfer ...

Prep schedule

Today’s game Volleyball Hannahville at Maplewood Baptist (DH), 2 Marquette at Escanaba, 7 Mid Pen at Su.p Central, 7:30 N. Central at Rapid River, 7:30 Cross country Stephenson Invitational, 4 Manistique at St. Ignace Invitational, 4 Friday’s games Soccer Big Bay at ...

Gladstone-Esky, Another VB thriller

ESCANABA — The Gladstone-Escanaba volleyball rivalry continues to excel with an encore performance by the Eskymos to beat the Braves Tuesday night. In another five-set thriller, Escanaba edged the Braves, coming back from two sets down to win 14-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-19, 16-14. Esky beat ...

Maroon tennis beats Esky

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls held their own in doubles Tuesday, but dropped a 6-2 tennis decision to the Menominee Maroons. Juniors Allison Sommers and Maddy Ide provided the Eskymos with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Milena Lavia and Carley Kenney in No. 2 doubles and classmates Laura ...

West Iron netters beat GHS

GLADSTONE — West Iron County swept the doubles Tuesday to defeat Gladstone 7-1 in girls tennis at the James T. Jones School courts. Abby Rouleau, at No. 4 singles, provided Gladstone with its only victory with a 6-2, 6-3 conquest of Kallie Applin. Three of the four doubles matches required ...

Munising sweeps Rockets

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets made a comeback, but it fell short in a 3-0 (25-8, 25-22, 27-25) volleyball loss to the Munising Mustangs Tuesday night. “We didn’t come ready to play in the first set,” said Rockets’ coach Kristy Kerstner. “I don’t think the girls were ...

Norway spikers beat Cougars

EBEN — A strong start wasn’t enough for the Superior Central Cougars Tuesday night as they dropped a 3-1 (17-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-19) volleyball decision to the Norway Knights. “We played much better tonight,” said Cougars’ coach Kris Bray. “We improved a lot from last week. We ...

Soaring Eagles win first match of season by beating Islanders

HANNAHVILLE — The Hannahville Soaring Eagles posted their first volleyball victory this season Saturday, earning a 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-23) victory over the Beaver Island Islanders. Beaver Island won Friday’s match 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 28-26). “Both teams played well Friday and ...

Escanaba youth basketball

ESCANABA — The Escanaba boys basketball coaches and players will provide a five-week fundamental basketball camp for kindergarten through 5th grade boys and girls in the Escanaba and Holy Name schools. The emphasis of this program will be to have fun and learn the fundamentals of ...

Prep schedule – Wednesday-Thursday

Today’s game Soccer Big Bay de Noc at Grand Marais, 6 Thursday’s games Volleyball Hannahville at Maplewood Baptist (DH), 2 Marquette at Escanaba, 7 Mid Peninsula at Superior Central, 7:30 North Central at Rapid River, 7:30 Cross country Stephenson Invitational, ...

Gladstone Golf Club – For the record

ESCANABA — Scott Neurohr won the men’s senior golf tournament at Gladstone Golf Club, not at Nahma Golf Club as reported in Tuesday’s Daily Press.

Mid Pen serves key to top Jets

ST. NICHOLAS — The Mid Peninsula Wolverines reaped the benefits of a strong serving night Tuesday in a 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-11) volleyball triumph over the North Central Jets. “We did a lot of good serving,” said Mid Pen coach Emily Kayser. “We were serving at 90 percent and had very ...

Carney wolf pack run

CARNEY — The Fourth Annual Wolf Pack Run is Saturday at 10 a.m. (CDT) at the Carney-Nadeau School. Cost is $25 for individuals and $50 for families of three or more. For details contact Kris Blahnik (906-280-7088) or e-mail kris.blahnik@hichealth.org or visit the race website (cnps.us).

Emeralds hope to finish grid season

MANISTIQUE - For the third game in five scheduled games of the 2018 football season, the Manistique Emeralds have cancelled and forfeited the game because of a lack of players. Manistique was scheduled to play Westwood High School Friday in the new West PAC Conference. Manistique Athletic ...

Yelich cycle a hit for Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich cycled his way into the record book. Milwaukee’s streaking slugger became the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season against the same team, driving in four runs to lead the Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 on Monday ...

Four unbeaten prep football teams left

ESCANABA —Only four Upper Peninsula football teams are unbeaten as the season hits the hump mark. Not surprisingly, they set the voting pace in the poll conducted by a panel for the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Caiumet (4-0) is the unanimous Large School leader with 30 ...

All in the family in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire encountered a familiar face during the pregame lineup exchange. It was his son — representing the opposing team. Toby Gardenhire is spending some time with the Twins as a coach, an opportunity made even more special Monday by the fact that Minnesota was ...