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Mid Pen places 4th at invite

MARQUETTE — A young Mid Peninsula girls’ track team held its own Monday as it placed fourth among 16 teams in the Superior Central invitational. Lake Linden-Hubbell was crowned champion with 84 points, followed by Cedarville 77, Stephenson 58, Mid Pen 47 and Pickford 46. The Wolverines, ...

Esky boys track and field team infused with youth

ESCANABA — The Escanaba boys’ track team is looking for its junior class to step up this season. Esky, with 43 on its roster, opens in today’s Marquette Invitational at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. “Our overall numbers are higher this year, but our senior numbers ...

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Eric Thames, right, celebrates his home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher John Lackey, with Ryan Braun, during the third inning Monday in Chicago.

Brewers on fire

CHICAGO (AP) — Eric Thames homered in his club record-tying fifth straight game and the streaking Milwaukee Brewers turned back the Chicago Cubs 6-3 Monday night. Milwaukee never trailed after Thames hit an opposite-field homer to snap a 3-3 tie in the third inning. Jeromy Burnitz became the ...

Hongisto honored

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University sophomore Lexi Hongisto of Gladstone has been chosen the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Softball Player of the Week. The FSU third baseman had a big weekend for the Bulldogs in a pair of league doubleheaders. Hongisto hit .429 in ...

Highland Golf

An organizational meeting will start today at 7 p.m. to discuss this year’s Tuesday Twlight Men’s Golf League.

Prep schedule

Today’s games Track Marquette Invitational (Superior Dome), 3 Softball Forest Park at Bark River-Harris (DH), 4 Baseball North Central at Bark River-Harris (DH), 4 Superior Central at Kingsford (DH), 4:45 Gladstone at Escanaba, 5 Wednesday’s games Track Ishpeming ...

Youth pool is cool

ESCANABA — A relaxed approach worked like a charm for Ryan Timler Saturday as he was crowned champion of the age 17-20 division in the 29th Annual Great Lakes Youth Pool tournament. The 20-year-old Escanaba resident, playing in the tournament for the final time, defeated Kaden Betke of ...

Bruntjens

Esky tested in downstate showdowns

ESCANABA — The Escanaba softball team ventured downstate over the weekend for some early-season showdowns. The Eskymos came home with a 3-1 record, including a 2-1 mark Saturday in the competitive Saginaw Swan Valley Invitational. “The competition was fantastic,” said Esky coach Jamie ...

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Escanaba rolls with big inning

ESCANABA — The Escanaba baseball team improved its record to 3-2 Saturday with a 12-5 win in five innings against visiting Stephenson. Esky benefited from a seven-run first inning in the rainy, foggy game played at Al Ness Field. “The conditions weren’t ideal for baseball,” Esky coach ...

Gladstone shuts out Rockets

MARQUETTE — Jenna Steinhoff fired a two-hitter Saturday night as the Gladstone Braves romped to a 12-0 softball victory over the Rapid River Rockets. Steinhoff struck out three and walked none as the Braves improved to 2-3. “Jenna had real good control,” said Braves’ manager John ...

Low numbers won’t stop Braves

GLADSTONE — Their numbers may be a little low, but the Gladstone girls believe they can make due with what they have this track season. Gladstone, which has 20 on its team, opens in Tuesday’s Marquette Invitational at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. The meet begins at 3 ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Track Superior Central Invitational at Marquette (Superior Dome), 12:30 Softball Westwood at Manistique(DH), 4 RR at Stephenson (DH), 4 Munising at Escanaba jayvees (DH), 4:30 Baseball Escanaba at Iron Mountain, 5 Tuesday’s games Track Marquette Invitational ...

Michigan State's Miles Bridges, right, and men's basketball coach Tom Izzo speak during an NCAA college basketball news conference, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. Bridges, a 6-foot-7 forward from Flint, Mich., announced he is returning for his sophomore season. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

‘Unfinished business’ for MSU’s Bridges

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges has decided to stay at Michigan State for his sophomore season, putting his NBA dreams on hold. Bridges got a roar from a huge crowd gathered at the school’s Sparty statue on Thursday night as he announced his decision. “I got some unfinished ...

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North Central second baseman Hunter Riley catches a high throw as Norway’s Bryce Broden slides safely into second base on Friday in Hermansville.

North Central splits in opener

HERMANSVILLE — It was a day of mixed results for the North Central Jets Friday as they rallied past Norway 4-3 in their baseball opener before dropping a 2-1 decision to Stephenson. Jason Whitens scored the game-winner from second base on a single by Noah Gorzinski in the bottom of the sixth ...

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Marquette’s Alec Beauchamp slides into home plate trying to beat the tag from Bark River-Harris catcher Logan Heim Thursday at Bark River. Beauchamp was called out on the play.

Broncos split with Marquette

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Broncos gained a split in a season-opening baseball doubleheader, topping the Marquette Redmen 6-3 in the nightcap. Marquette, behind the three-hit pitching of Garrett Finkbeiner, took the opener 10-3. Sam Hall pitched the first three innings of the second ...

Iver Stenberg

Stenberg returns to lead Broncos’ track and field

HARRIS — An increase in numbers has Bark River-Harris feeling a little more optimistic about this track season. The Broncos, who have 11 girls and 10 boys on their roster, opening in Monday’s Superior Central Invitational which starts at 1 p.m. in Northern Michigan University’s Superior ...

Rapid River rolls past Cougars in season opener

EBEN — The Rapid River Rockets opened their softball season on a positive note Thursday as they swept to 19-0 and 11-1 victories over the Superior Central Cougars. Brittany Schwartz tossed a perfect game in the opener, facing the minimum nine hitters through three innings. She struck out ...

Braves split, Rockets lose to Norway

MARQUETTE — The Gladstone Braves started their weekend on the right foot Friday as they romped to a 13-1 softball victory over the Norway Knighs in five innings in the Marquette Spring Swing Invitational. Maddie Kowalski and Lexi Winling combined for a two-hitter. Taylor Hunter collected ...

North Central squads look to underclassmen

POWERS — It appears underclassmen on North Central’s track teams will have ample opportuity to step up this spring. The Jets, who are fielding young teams, open in Monday’s Superior Central Invitational which begins at noon (CDT) at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. Gone ...

Bowling season comes to close

ESCANABA — Circlemcountry.com captured the Young & American League championship Wednesday night, edging E&E Furniture 8-5 in a roll-off at Bowl-a-Rama Lanes. Both teams hit 470 pins and scored two points in the third game, enabling Circlemcountry.com to secure the title. E&E, ...