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Indians upended by Neenah in Wisconsin

ANTIGO, Wis. — Not much went right for the Gladstone Indians in their opener of the Antigo tournament here Friday evening. The Indians fell to Neenah, Wis. 5-3 in American Legion baseball action, due mostly to a lethargic start. Neenah led just 2-0 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, ...

Is competitive eating a sport?

ESCANABA — It was time again for an annual American tradition. Unlike fireworks, explosions are not guaranteed at this event, and the competitors hope against hope they won’t be the ones having a “reversal of fortune”. The Nathan’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contest was held ...

Little League tournaments begin Sunday in Kingsford

KINGSFORD — Beginning Sunday at Kingsford, and for the next few weeks in Norway and Escanaba, Little League baseball will take center stage as the world’s largest youth organization kicks off its 2019 tournament. This is the time of the year when many players dream of making it to the big ...

Exciting finishes at U.S. Log Rolling Open

GLADSTONE — It was an exciting day at the fourth annual U.S. Log Rolling Open, which was held in Gladstone for the second year Thursday. Livi Pappadopoulos of Wisconsin defended her title by taking down Ellie Davenport of Minnesota in the finals of the women’s division. Davenport was the ...

Brewers blow five-run lead, recover to top Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lorenzo Cain delivered a go-ahead RBI single off Pittsburgh closer Felipe V·zquez in the top of the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers recovered after blowing a five-run lead in the ninth to edge the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 on Friday night and snap a three-game losing ...

Legion schedule

Today’s games Legion baseball Escanaba at Bark River (DH), 5 Antigo tournament Gladstone vs. Neenah, Wis., 5 Saturday’s games Legion baseball Antigo tournament Gladstone vs. Ashwaubenon, Wis., 5 Gladstone vs. Antigo, Wis., 7:30

Area schedule

Today’s games Legion baseball Antigo tournament Gladstone vs. Ashwaubenon, Wis., 6 Gladstone vs. Antigo, Wis., 8:30 Sunday’s games Major baseball (age 11-12) District 10 tournament At East Kingsford Escanaba vs. Kingsford, 2 Iron Mountain North vs. Tri-County, 4 Legion ...

Briefs

Junior golf results GLADSTONE — The Delta County Junior Golf Association held its first tournament Tuesday at Irish Oaks. Listed below are the results of each division: Girls 9-10: 1st — Sarah Carter and Sophie Hill 52; 3rd — Caragon Thill 64 Girls 13-14: 1st — Ondraya Karaja and ...

Briefs

Basketball camp ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA is offering a new basketball camp from July 22-25 for boys and girls grades 7-12 from 8-9:30 a.m. The camp will be led by former Gladstone basketball coach Clayton Castor and professional basketball player Olivia Nash, who played at ...

Esky, Bark River split

BARK RIVER — It was a spectacular doubleheader split here Friday. After the Bark River Legion baseball team won the opener 1-0, the Escanaba Cubs came back from a five-run deficit to win the nightcap 13-8 thanks to a catalyzing home run. “Hitting became contagious with everybody,” ...

A new man in charge

GLADSTONE — Originally from West Iron County, David Lindbeck has made his way back to the Upper Peninsula. Lindbeck officially took over as the new athletic director at Gladstone Monday after Andy Jacques moved up to principal. “I’m excited .. I can’t sleep at night,” Lindbeck said. ...

Norway hangs on to win Yooper tourney

ESCANABA — After a day’s postponement due to weather, the Norway Minor Boys’ All-Stars (age 9-10) baseball team was awarded the Carl Dickson Yooper tournament title after its 19-13 win against Iron Mountain North here Tuesday. Norway trailed 3-2 coming into the top of the third. Two ...

Elmer’s sweeps Granada

RAPID RIVER — Elmer’s County Market erupted offensively to sweep Granada in a doubleheader in Women’s Slowpitch Softball League action here Monday night, winning the opener 21-1 and the nightcap 17-4. In the opener, Elmer’s scored 21 runs on 13 hits to win in three innings. Lorrie ...

11-12 Little League champs

Dominos Pizza was the Gladstone Major Little League (11-12 years old) baseball champion this season. Pictured in front, from left: Bret Seger, Aiden Apriks and Cooper Sanville. Back row: Gage Levesque, Jimmy Gerow, Owen Gereau, Coach Jesse Seger, Maddox Krueger, Austin Pepin and Freddy VanBrocklin.

Reds rally past Brewers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Yelich’s throw short-hopped first baseman Eric Thames, deflected off the end of his glove and skittered across the infield. Yasiel Puig saw an opening to end the game. Puig homered to start Cincinnati’s comeback, and he scored the winning run in the bottom of ...

NMU, Tech, LSSU may exit the WCHA after 2020 season

MARQUETTE — School officials at Northern Michigan University and six other WCHA institutions intend to be tight-lipped about their exploration into leaving the league in the next two years. A news release was posted Friday on the NMU athletics website with a copy of it posted the same day ...

Area schedule

Tonight’s game Legion baseball Escanaba at Gladstone, 7 Friday’s games Legion baseball Escanaba at Bark River (DH), 5 Gladstone at Antigo, Wis. tournament, TBA

Briefs

Highland scramble HYDE — Registration is still open for the Highland Golf Club 3-woman scramble Wednesday, July 10. The scramble begins with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Entry fee is $195 per team and includes breakfast, dinner, prizes and three mulligans. Dinner will feature ...

A one-and-done coach

GLADSTONE — Gladstone baseball coach Kelly Shea has announced he is stepping down after just one year at the helm of the varsity program. Shea sent his resignation letter to Gladstone athletic director Andy Jacques Sunday to announce his decision. “Most people knew that I was just a ...

Braves players earn individual honors

GLADSTONE — Dan Martin, Carson Shea and Jared Crow were instrumental in helping the Gladstone Braves’ baseball team post a 27-7 record and a birth in the state semifinals this past season, and they were rewarded for it in Division 3 All-Region voting done by the coaches. Martin, who was ...