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Cubs cruise by Marlins with homers

CHICAGO — Kris Bryant was already rolling along when Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell got going. Once they did, the Chicago Cubs were on their way to another lopsided victory. Bryant hit his 100th career homer, Rizzo and Russell connected in an eight-run third inning, and the Cubs pounded ...

Terrace Bluff Early Bird 2-Man scramble

GLADSTONE — Openings are available for the 40th annual Early Bird 2-Man Scramble on May 19-20 at Terrace Bluff. The cost is $140 per team, including 18 holes of golf Saturday and Sunday and gourmet dinner Saturday night. There also will be cash prizes within flights, skins game and closest ...

Carney-Nadeau Basketball camp

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Basketball Camp for students in K-8 (2017-18 school year) is taking place June 12-15 in the high school gym. Cost is $40 for individual participants and $55 for families. For details contact Paul Polfus (639-2866) home, (748-0184) cell or (639-2171) school or ...

Prep schedule: Thursday-Friday

Today’s games Track Rapid River Invitational, 2 Marquette, Norway, Escanaba at Gladstone, 2:30 Tennis Escanaba at Negaunee, 4 Softball Norway at Bark River-Harris (DH), 4 Escanaba jayvees at Manistique (DH), 4 Negaunee at Gladstone DH,4:30 Superior Central at Stephenson ...

Manistique Invitational track and field results

Manistique Invitational Boys Sault Ste. Marie 121, Newberry 109, Cheboygan 87 1/2, Manistique 77, St. Ignace 59 1/2, Munising 56, Gwinn 14. 3200 relay — 1, Sault Ste. Marie (Anderson, Ranta, Wyma, Hopkins), 9:02.04; 2, Manistique; 110 hurldes — Shepard, SI, 17.3; 100 — Christensen, ...

Historic sweep for Rockets

GLADSTONE — Rapid River softball teams accomplished quite a bit over the years — except sweeping a doubleheader from Gladstone. But the Rockets stayed focused Tuesday and stunned the host Braves 11-1 and 6-4. “We told the girls between games we’ve split with them in the past but ...

Braves, Eskymos claim GNC tourney titles

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys’ golf team relied on home-course advantage to win the second Great Northern Conference tournament of the season Tuesday at Terrace Bluff. The Braves finished with 160 strokes, followed by Marquette 166, Escanaba 171 and Kingsford 184. In the girls’ meet, ...

Braves blast Flivvers 12-2

KINGSFORD — The Gladstone Braves continued their winning ways Tuesday with a 12-2 five-inning win against host Kingsford. The Braves (14-2) broke the game open with a five-run third inning. Tuesday’s win sets up a showdown Thursday when rival Escanaba visits the Braves. “We had one ...

Engadine edges Mid Peninsula for invitational titles

ST. NICHOLAS — The outcome of the Mid Peninsula Small School Invitational track meet boiled down to the last event on both ends Tuesday as Engadine escaped with a pair of narrow victories. Engadine squeezed past Mid Pen 133-132 for the boys’ title. Third-place Carney-Nadeau scored 74 ...

Esky takes 2 from Flivvers

KINGSFORD — The Escanaba softball team relied on solid pitching and defense in its 7-0 and 10-1 doubleheader sweep Tuesday against host Kingsford. In the opener, Gabi Salo pitched a one-hitter with 17 strikeouts, no walks and one hit batter. Lexi Chaillier produced two hits and two RBIs, ...

Escanaba routs Kingsford netters, Negaunee too much for Braves

ESCANABA — Escanaba boys tennis coach Tom Penegor knew the Eskymos were soon going to click. And it happened Tuesday in Esky’s 7-1 victory against visiting Kingsford. “Our team played its most complete match of the year so far,” Penegor said. “We have had issues lately of not ...

Gladstone boys, IM girls win triangular

ESCANABA — The Gladstone boys took first in at least eight events Tuesday, winning a triangular track meet with 74 points, followed by Iron Mountain 52 1/2 and Escanaba 45 1/2. Gladstone freshman Calvin Thibault won 200-meter dash in 24.41 seconds and 300 hurdles in a personal-best 41.19 ...

BR-H sweeps Superior Central

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Broncos made plenty of noise with their bats Tuesday as they swept to 13-2 and 8-1 softball victories over the Superior Central Cougars. Haley Boucher doubled and singled and drove in two runs and Cierra Ouradnik added a two-run double. “We finally got our ...

Mid Peninsula Small School Invitational track results

Mid Peninsula Small School Invitational Boys Engadine 133, Mid Peninsula 132, Carney-Nadeau 74, Republic-Michigamme 44, Big Bay de Noc 33, Munising Baptist 8, Hannahville 4. 3200 relay — 1, Republic-Michigamme (Carlson, Werner, Anthony, Olender), 9:51.89; 2, Engadine. 110 hurdles — ...

Bay signs 6

ESCANABA — Bay College has added six runners to its cross country roster for the 2018 season. Escanaba’s Lauren Cousineau, Munising’s Lauren Peters and Menominee’s Emily Petersen have committed to the women’s team, with North Central’s Connor Robinson, Esky’s Justin Sanpaka and ...

Prep schedule: Wednesday-Thursday

Today’s games Baseball Escanaba at Marquette (DH), 4 Superior Central at Negaunee (DH), 4 Softball Negaunee jayvees at Bark River-Harris (DH), 4 Tennis Munising at Escanaba, 4 Gladstone at Menominee, 4:45 Thursday’s games Track Rapid River Invitational, 2 Marquette, ...

Gladstone GC Men

GLADSTONE — Tom McLaughlin led the way in the Gladstone Golf Club Monday League, firing a 76 through 18 holes. He was followed by Mark Hager 77, Rich Trombly and Steve Bratonia 78 and Jim Gibbs and Wayne Marshall 79. Joe Quinn and Korey Smith shot 38 through nine holes in the afternoon ...

Underdog Broncos blank Esky

BARK RIVER — Standout pitching and timely hitting paid off for the Bark River-Harris baseball team Monday in a 5-0 win against visiting Escanaba. Just call it a rare win and sweet win against the Eskymos. “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a big game for us,” Broncos’ coach Al ...

GNC sets point system for honors

ESCANABA — A tantalizing idea may add some extra pizzazz for golfers in the Great Northern Conference this spring. Taking a page out of the PGA Tour’s Fed Ex Cup, the five-school loop will initiate a point system for individual players and for teams. “It’s been in the talking ...

Gladstone keeps rolling, sweeps two from Norway

NORWAY — The Gladstone baseball team lives on its pitching and defense. And when the hitting follows, it usually leads to success. The Braves put it all together Monday night and swept host Norway 6-1 and 12-3 in a pair of six-inning contests. “Again, our pitching and defense is keeping ...