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Gladstone has depth, experience

GLADSTONE — It appears numbers and experience won’t be a problem for the Gladstone boys as they enter this track season. The Braves have 45 on their roster, including nine seniors and nine juniors, and open by hosting Thursday’s Delta County Invitational. Among the senior returners is ...

Burt Angeli | Iron Mountain Daily News
Carney-Nadeau’s Hunter Eichhorn chips to the ninth green Friday during the Niagara Invitational at Oak Crest Golf Course.

Eichhorn leads Wolves in golf invite

NORWAY — Marquette University-bound Hunter Eichhorn led Carney-Nadeau to the Niagara Invitational high school golf title Friday at Oak Crest Golf Course. Eichhorn, despite windy conditions, shot a two-over 74 for medalist. Runner-up Shane Bauer of Crivitz, Wis. shot an 82. Mike Schalow of ...

Strong start for Eskymos in Dome

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls are looking to build some momentum following a solid track opener. Esky scored 46 points and finished in sixth place in Tuesday’s Marquette Invitational at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. The Eskymos, however, were less than 15 points out of ...

Spring Classic

GLADSTONE — The 32nd annual Spring Classic Tournament is scheduled for April 29-30 at Terrace Bluff Golf Club. There is room for new entrants — interested golfers for the three-man scramble can sign up by calling Terrace Bluff (906-428-2343).

Eskymos take first

MARINETTE — The Escanaba Eskymos opened their tennis season by scoring in every flight and capturing top honors Firday in the Fourth Annual Yooper Classic tournament with 24 points. Kingsford and Westwood shared the runner-up spot with 20 apiece, followed by West Iron County 19, Gladstone 9 ...

Bay Campus Run

ESCANABA — The Bay College cross country team is hosting its first five-kilometer run Saturday at 10 a.m. Registration takes place from 8:30-9:30 at the Besse Center. Entry fee is $30. For details contact Jim Murtha (906-217-4186).

Waukesha edges Esky

WAUPUN, Wis. — The Escanaba baseball team held its own against state-ranked Waukesha Catholic Memorial Friday until the seventh inning. Esky trailed 2-1 in the top of the seventh inning, but WCM erupted for six runs en route to an 8-1 victory in the Waupun High School Tournament. The ...

Bot Trot Sunday

GLADSTONE — The Sixth Annual Bot Trot five-kilometer run is taking place Sunday at 1:30 at Gladstone High School. Check-in and registration starts at noon. Entry fee is $25 with T-shirt or $20 without T-shiart. For more information contact Tim Barron (399-2582 or tbarron@gladstone.k12.mi.us) ...

SC splits with Stephenson

STEPHENSON — The Superior Central Cougars scored six times in the top of the seventh, then hung on for a 14-13 softball victory over Stephenson Eagles Friday in the first game of a doubleheader. Stephenson won the nightcap 12-11. Tori Tyner’s two-run double in the seventh provided the ...

Prep schedule: Friday-Saturday

Friday’s games Tennis Escanaba at Menominee Invitational, 10 a.m. Golf North Central at Norway Invitational, 10 a.m. Softball BR-Harris at Norway, 4:30 Superior Cent at Stephenson, 5 Rapid River at Hancock, TBA Baseball North Central at Norway, 4:30 Escanaba at Waupun, ...

Knights beat Broncos twice

NORWAY - The Norway Knights challenged Bark River-Harris’s defense with pop flies and line drives Friday en route to a doubleheader sweep, winning the opener 13-1 and nightcap 13-3. Knights’ manager Bob Bal said the biggest difference was Norway’s pitching induced mostly grounders while ...

Long ball helps Brewers beat St. Louis

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers just might have to start giving fans in the outfield seats batting helmets. Jett Bandy, Eric Thames and Travis Shaw each hit home runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 Thursday night. Bandy hit a two-run homer to left in ...

Terrace Bluff leagues

GLADSTONE — The April 30 deadline is nearing for the Terrace Bluff Golf Club summer leagues. All leagues are two-person using the Chicago points system format and divided into division based on ability. Interested golfers in the Tuesday Ladies League and the Monday and Wednesday Men’s ...

In this Jan. 22, 2012 file photo, New England tight end Aaron Hernandez puts on a Super Bowl cap following the AFC title game against Baltimore. Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday.

Family thoughts in final hours

BOSTON (AP) — Family, not football, dominated Aaron Hernandez’s final hours as a lifer in prison. As the hour of his death approached, the former NFL star chatted on the phone with his longtime fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. Authorities say the pair stayed on the phone until the 8 ...

Bot Trot Sunday

GLADSTONE — The Sixth Annual Bot Trot five-kilometer run is taking place Sunday at 1:30 at Gladstone High School. Check-in and registration starts at noon. Entry fee is $25 with T-shirt or $20 without T-shiart. For more information contact Tim Barron (399-2582 or tbarron@gladstone.k12.mi.us) ...

Eskymo Fan Club

The Eskymo Fan Club will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Escanaba High School Library.

Games rescheduled

HANCOCK — Rapid River’s softball doubleheader at Hancock was postponed Friday due to poor weather conditions. The Rockets will face the Bulldogs in a single game today at 4:30 in Calumet after facing the host Copper Kings in a twinbill at noon.

Prep schedule

Today’s games Softball Gladstone Invitational, 9 a.m. Rapid River at Calumet, TBA Baseball Escanaba at Waupun, Wis. tournament, noon Gladstone at Appleton, Wis. North (DH), 1 Monday’s games Boys’ golf Gladstone Invitational, 10 a.m. Boys’ and girls’ golf Mid ...

Avery Bundgaard | Daily Press
Seth Polfus is honored as a finalist for the Award for Excellence on Wednesday at North Central High School. Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton, right, presented Polfus with the honor.

Award for Excellence finalist

POWERS — North Central senior Seth Polfus has had a pretty remarkable last few months. He was a part of the Jets’ basketball team that won its third straight state title as well as set a state record with 83 consecutive wins. Polfus hit the buzzer beater in the Jets’ double overtime ...