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Irish Oaks men

GLADSTONE — Tim Dementer fired a 3-under-par 33 in the Irish Oaks Men’s League Wednesday. He was followed by Steve Gauthier 37, Randy Eis and James Smith 38 and Matt Romps, Mike Pilon and Tim Shea 39.

ECC Men’s League

ESCANABA — Brian Robinette shot 35 Tuesday to lead the way in the Escanaba Country Club Men’s League. League play was shortened to nine holes due to weather. Robinette was followed by Jeff Rae 36, Ivan Malnar 37, Dominic Benetti, Jake Berlinski and Tom Way 38.

Croatian Golf Open

GLADSTONE — The 47th Annual Croatian Golf Open 9 hole event will take place July 1at the Irish Oaks Golf Course. Check in starts at noon and golf starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $35 for golf and meal and $15 for each additional person for meals. The event is open to all persons of Croatian descent ...

Eskymo Fan Club

ESCANABA — The Eskymo Fan Club will conduct a meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Escanaba High School.

Carney hoops league

CARNEY — Geoff Smart and Mike Polfus provided a potent 1-2 scoring punch for Juice Promotions Wednesday night in a 107-82 victory over the 906ers in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Smart hit 37 points and Polfus had 30. Lucas Sundling paced the 906ers with 21. Colton Richmond finished ...

Elmer’s takes 2 from U.P. Power Wash

GLADSTONE — Elmer’s County Market remained undefeated in eight softball games, sweeping to 6-0 and 11-2 victories over U.P. Power Wash Wednesday night in the Women’s Slowpitch League. In the opener, Elmer’s broke a scoreless deadlock by scoring three times in the top of the third ...

U.P. football All-Stars take part in skill challenges

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula All-Star football players got a break from the grind of two practices a day, participating in Wednesday’s Skills Challenge at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. Events included the fastest man (40-yard dash), the strongest man (bench press), ...

Mariners rally past Detroit

SEATTLE (AP) — Jarrod Dyson’s bunt single broke up Justin Verlander’s bid for a perfect game in the sixth inning Wednesday night and sparked the Seattle Mariners to a 7-5 comeback win over the Detroit Tigers. Nelson Cruz had three RBIs and Mitch Haniger homered as Seattle overcame a 4-0 ...

Seven chosen All-State First Team

ESCANABA — Seven area players were honored as All-State First Team selections by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association. Escanaba and Rapid River each had three players chosen in their respective divisions. Emily Bruntjens (OF), Katie Ross (Utility) and Gabi Salo (P) ...

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Amy Ruengmateekhun stands by the Sweetgrass logo at Island Resort and Casino Monday. She will be making her third appearance in the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass this weekend as she continues on a journey to battle a long-standing weight condition while playing on the Symetra Tour.

Drive to thrive

By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press HARRIS — It would be easy to understand why Amy Ruengmateekhun could become a fan favorite when the Symetra Tour returns to Sweetgrass Golf Club this weekend. The Dallas native and daughter of parents from Thailand, Ruengmateekhun (roong-may-TEE-koon) ...

Thin roster for Esky Cubs

ESCANABA — American Legion baseball kicks off this week for the Escanaba Cubs, who are looking forward to getting started. The Cubs will start this American Legion season with a relatively young team and it will be a focus to grow and improve throughout the season. “We’re definitely in ...

Fast start for Gladstone Indians

GLADSTONE — With two victories already under their belts, the Gladstone Indians hope to carry some of that momentum into this weekend’s Gregg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial American Legion baseball tournament. The Indians, who swept to 5-1 and 10-0 victories at Marquette last Saturday, ...


Seymour gets All-State nod for Gladstone

ESCANABA — Gladstone senior Tyson Seymour was named to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 3 All-State First Team. Seymour was a key cog for the Braves, who finished 29-8 and won their fourth straight district title. Gladstone fell to Traverse City St. Francis 9-0 ...

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Larry Bratonia won the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Senior Men’s title.

Bratonia wins U.P. Senior Men’s title

GLADSTONE — Larry Bratonia needed four playoff holes before capturing the Upper Peninsula Golf Association’s Senior Men’s Championship at Irish Oaks Golf Club. Highland Golf Club’s Mark Ray, playing in the first flight, shot 68 Tuesday to tie Bratonia’s two-day total of 141. But ...

Bay College sets scholarship outing

ESCANABA — The 27th Bay College Swing for Scholarships Golf Outing is scheduled July 20 at Escanaba Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon for the four-person scramble. The event includes lunch, live and silent auctions, course contests and a steak and ...

Event set for U.P. Strongman event

CRYSTAL FALLS — U.P. Strongman Competition, a weightlifting event for men and women, will take place Saturday, Aug. 5, at Butler Potato Farm (Hwy. M-69, four miles west of Sagola). Start time is noon (CDT). Women’s open along with men’s master open, featherweight (175 pounds), ...

Gladstone men

GLADSTONE — Joe Quinn carded a 33 to lead the way in the Men’s Afternoon League at Gladstone Golf Club Tuesday. Quinn was followed by Tom Gereau 34, Brent Kallio and Cory Murray 37, and Cully Calouette, Charlie Pfotenhauer and Korey Smith 39.

Highland meeting

HYDE — The Highland Golf Club will conduct its annual meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse. For more information, contact Highland via email: highland@highlandgolfclub.org.

Terrace Bluff ladies

GLADSTONE — Wendy Halfaday shot 42 in the Terrace Bluff Ladies League Tuesday. She was followed by Randi O’Donnell 45 and Mary Johnson 49.