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Michael Nagy displays the trophy Wednesday after capturing the 26h Tournament of Champions at Boyne Mountain Resort.

Nagy spewing confidence

ESCANABA — Michael Nagy has something all golfers want and need — confidence. Nagy has plenty of it after winning the Michigan Tournament of Champions Wednesday at Boyne Mountain Resort and also recently capturing the 26th Western Corporate Image Pro-Am golf tourney in Aberdeen, S.D., on ...

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Dick Rusha, left, and Mike Gobert, accept a Distinguished Service Award at the 2008 Little League Girls Big League World Series in Kalamazoo.

Dedicated duo leaves mark on local board

GLADSTONE — There will soon be some big shoes to fill on the Gladstone Little League Board of Directors as its top two officers are about to retire. President Mike Gobert and vice-president Dick Rusha are stepping down in October when their current terms expire. Gobert, whose been on the ...


Ingalls selected for U.P. Sports Hall-of-Fame

By Dennis Grall For U.P. Sports Hall of Fame MENOMINEE — Seven former coaches and two standout golfers are among the people selected recently to the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. The 47th annual induction banquet will be held May 12, 2018 at Island Resort & Casino in Harris. It ...

Mattson column: Tourney trail ugly, good in Little League

ESCANABA — Little League is officially concluded in Delta County with the Gladstone Girls Minor (9-10) All-Stars falling to Marine City 1-0 Wednesday in the state semifinals. Here are some parting Little League observations and other nuggets: Thanks to Dick Ketcik for alerting me to a ...

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Bark River-Harris’ Paige Welch signs a national letter-of-intent to attend Bay College and compete on the women’s basketball team. Welch’s mother Vicki Welch and Bay coach Rae Drake Jr. look on during the signing. Welch is one of four recent signings for the Norse.

BR-H’s Welch, three others sign with Bay College hoops

ESCANABA — Bark River-Harris’ Paige Welch along with three other girls have signed to play basketball at Bay College as a part of its inaugural class of 2017. Caitlyn Hewitt, Saige Rogers, and MyAiza Allen joined Welch as the other members to sign with Bay College. “We are extremely ...

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Detroit‘s Justin Upton, left, celebrates his solo home run Thursday with teammate Miguel Cabrera as he crosses home plate in the first inning against Baltimore.

Tigers end Orioles’ win streak

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Detroit Tigers appear to be saving their best baseball for rainy days. Justin Upton homered and drove in two runs, and Detroit shook off two rain delays and a triple play in a 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. Ian Kinsler hit his 45th career ...

Drummond knows need to improve

The Detroit Pistons are coming off a disappointing season — one that raised significant questions about whether Andre Drummond is the type of player they envisioned when they gave him a massive contract. Drummond admits 2016-17 wasn’t good enough. “It was like a roller coaster ride for ...

A-Rod looks down field to play at 40

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tom Brady turned 40 on Thursday. At 39, he guided the biggest Super Bowl comeback to win his fifth NFL championship. Where will Aaron Rodgers be when he turns 40 on Dec. 2, 2023? “Hopefully, right here,” the Green Bay Packers quarterback said Thursday. Rodgers ...

ECC Ladies

ESCANABA — Karen Walksnice fired a 41 in the Escanaba Country Club Ladies’ League Wednesday. She was followed by Connie Kangas 42, Barb Scott 43, Kathy Paulson and Mary Bergman 45, Sarah Johnson 47 and Betty LeMire and Cheryl Smith 49.

Highland Ladies

HYDE — Leading scores from the Tuesday Highland Golf Club Ladies League are: Judy Sabourin and Jayne Mackowiak 48 and Ann Okonik and Karen Benson 49.

Gladstone Women’s Slowpitch Tournament

Gladstone Women’s Slowpitch Tournament At Rapid River Tonight Island Resort & Casino vs. Rapid River Logistics, 6 Waters Edge Chiropractic/Oven King Pizza vs. Mugshots/Roam, 7 Saturday U.P. Power Wash/Granada/Dean Attman/Kobas Electric vs. Ernie’s Irish Pub, 9 a.m. IMS vs. ...

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Head coach Rick Pepin led the Gladstone Little League Girls’ Minor (9-10) All-Stars to a Final Four finish.

MC pitcher handcuffs Gladstone in state semis

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP — One dominating pitcher ended the state title hopes Wednesday for the Gladstone Little League Girls’ Minor (9-10) All-Stars. Josalyn Dielyn pitched a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts to lead Marine City to a 1-0 win against Gladstone in the state semifinals played near ...

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Manistique’s Michael Nagy won his second straight tournament, carding a 15-under 201 and one-shot win in the 26th annual Tournament of Champions at Boyne Mountain Resort.

TOC triumph for Nagy

BOYNE FALLS — Each time Manistique’s Michael Nagy looked at the scoreboards on the back nine of the Alpine course at Boyne Mountain Resort he noticed local favorite Joey Garber was getting closer and closer. “It feels pretty good for sure because it was definitely stressful at the ...

Esky FB meeting

ESCANABA — All Escanaba parents of athletes planning to play high school football this fall are urged to attend an important 6 p.m. meeting today in the high school auditorium.

Irish Oaks Ladies

GLADSTONE — Karen McCorkle shot a 40 to lead the Irish Oaks Ladies League Monday. She was followed by Rosie Spindler 43, Sharon Pinar 44, Joyce Beach and Amanda Norkoli 46, Sue Cossette 47, Sandy Bucklund and Cheryl Kamin 48, and Judy Erickson, Ann Labumbard and Amanda Brunngraeber 49.

Terrace Bluff Men

GLADSTONE — Dan DeRouin shot a 36 to lead the Terrace Bluff Men’s League Wednesday. He was followed by Tony Pouliot 37, Nolan Strom, Jerry Bosk and Tim Strasser 38, and John Kositzky Jr. 39.

Carney League

CARNEY — Justin Bloniarz and Geoff Smart scored 18 points each Wednesday night, leading Juice Promotions to the Division I tournament title with an 84-72 triumph over the 906ers in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Ryan Robinette paced the 906ers with 24 points. Markus Geralds added ...

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 Detroit tight end Michael Roberts, a fifth-round pick from Toledo shown catching a pass, fourth-year pro Darren Fells, a former Arizona Cardinal, and Cole Wick, who made Detroit’s team as an undrafted free agent last year, seem to have the best chance to take advantage of extra snaps in practice. Eric Ebron is relegated to watching practice while recovering from a hamstring injury.

Lions’ tight end has tattoos that tell quite a tale

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Michael Roberts’ forearms are covered in tattoos, telling the tale of his tough upbringing and providing him with daily inspiration. The Detroit Lions rookie right end memorializes his grandma, who died from cancer in 2011, on his right forearm which also has ...

Packers’ GM ‘good to go’

GREEN BAY (AP) — Ted Thompson says he doesn’t know how much longer he will work as the general manager for the Green Bay Packers. The 64-year-old Thompson, who spent 10 years in the NFL as a player and has been the Packers’ GM since 2005, said he has no desire to slow down as he enters ...