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Eskymos rely on doubles

MARQUETTE — The Escanaba Eskymos continued to show their strength in doubles Monday in a 6-2 tennis victory over the Marquette Redmen. Esky swept the doubles matches, just two days after it won 3-of-4 flights in the Kingsford Invitiational. The Eskymos also won two singles matches ...

Esky grid camps

ESCANABA — The following football camps are being offered by the Escanaba High School Football Program: - A skills camp will take place June 5-6 for players entering fourth through eighth grades. The camp, which costs $20 and includes a T-shirt, will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the ...

C-N hoops camp

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 13-16 in the high school gym. The camp will focus on teaching fundamentals and improving player attitude. Students presently in grades 5-8 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon and kindergarten through fourth grade students follow from ...

Tech hosts spring hockey carnival

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech will host a Spring Hockey Carnival at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Friday from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to people of all ages and will feature food, games for kids, raffle and door prizes, photo opportunities with the Broadmoor Trophy and ...

Two-man scramble set at Terrace Bluff

GLADSTONE — The 39th Annual Early Bird Tourney at Terrace Bluff Golf Club will be played Saturday and Sunday. Openings are available in the two-man scramble. For information and to register, call the clubhouse (428-2343).

Danz 60th in event

INDIANAPOLIS — Al Danz of Escanaba is in 60th place with 3,294 pins following Monday’s second round of a Pro Bowlers Association event at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, according to the Associated Press. The top 32 after 16 games advance to a match play round.

Prep schedule

Today’s games Golf Gladstone at Negaunee Invitational, 10 a.m. Manistique at Munising, 4 Track BR-Harris Invitational, 3:30 Tennis Kingsford at Escanaba, 4 Softball I. Mount at Manistique (DH), 4 Escanaba at Gladstone, 4:30 Baseball Escanaba at Kingsford, ...

Always Dreaming set for newest challenges

After Always Dreaming’s win in the Kentucky Derby as the favorite, the colt will be running in the Preakness with a bulls-eye on his back. With a victory, Always Dreaming would head to the Belmont Stakes in New York three weeks later with a shot at winning the Triple Crown. Two years ago, ...

Mike Mattson | Daily Press
Members of the 2017 Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame class are front row from left: Hancock’s Mary (Seaton) Brush, Kingsford’s Lisa (Roell) Harry, Iron Mountain’s Therese Altobelli and Kris Backstrom (representing her deceased her father Carl Backstrom of Calumet). Back row from left: Dave Inkala (representing his late brother Al Inkala of Wakefield), Gwinn’s Greg Londo, Hancock’s Chris Givens and Paul Lehto (representing Calumet’s Jim Crawford). Lou Thesz of Banat was not represented and Brad Shouldice of Sault Ste. Marie did not attend due to illness.

Inductees reach dreams, goals

HARRIS — Perhaps, Iron Mountain’s Therese Altobelli best summed up the motivation of a focused athlete Saturday night at the Island Resort and Casino. Altobelli, who was part of the 2017 class inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame, told the audience why she pursued being the first ...

Eskymos go unbeaten in Escanaba Challenge

ESCANABA -- The Escanaba softball team won all three games Saturday during the Escanaba Challenge at Lemerand Park that also featured Gladstone going 2-1 and Rapid River finishing 0-3. “I thought we played well,” said Esky coach Jamie Segorski. “I thought it was nice to play at home. We ...

Esky wins invite with 2 wins

ESCANABA — When the Escanaba baseball team needed help, Grant LaMarche and Justin Popelka came to its rescue Saturday. LaMarche retired the last Shawano hitter in the sixth inning and Popelka retired the Hawks in order in the seventh, helping the Eskymos preserve a 7-6 victory in the title ...

Esky netters notch big invite win

KINGSFORD — The Escanaba Eskymos earned a major tennis victory Saturday, edging Negaunee 18-17 for the Kingsford Invitational title. The host Flivvers had 15 points. “I thought it was a major accomplishment,” said Esky coach Tom Penegor. “We needed every single point. It was nice to ...

Esky takes 3rd at track invite

NEGAUNEE — Keeping pace with the leaders proved difficult for the Escanaba track teams Saturday as they settled for third place in the Negaunee Invitational. The Marquette girls won with 97 points, followed by Negaunee 76, Esky 57 and Gwinn 23. Marquette’s boys also won at 121. They were ...

Braves overcome slow start

COLEMAN, Wis. - The Gladstone baseball team shook off a slow start and rolled to a 9-4 win against Southern Door, Wis., Saturday in a game played at Coleman. The Braves spotted Southern Door a 4-0 lead in the second inning before scoring two runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings and ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Golf Gladstone at Menominee Invitational, 11 a.m. Track Menominee, Escanaba, Mid Peninsula at Gladstone, 2:45 Tennis Escanaba at Marquette, 3:30 Kingsford at Gladstone, 4:30 Softball Escanaba at Marquette (DH), 4 R. River at Munising (DH), 4 Stephenson at ...

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Gladstone’s Jared Crow delivers a pitch in the first inning Thursday against Escanaba at Al Ness Field.

Braves take series from Eskymos

ESCANABA — The Gladstone baseball team took round three in its season series against Escanaba Thursday. The Braves, who won two of three games, got the bats going early and received some solid pitching from Jared Crow to secure the 6-2 victory. “I thought we played really good defense,” ...

Mike Mattson | Daily Press
Escanaba catcher Taylor Segorski gets set to apply a tag near the plate on Rapid River’s Tina Olsen in the fourth inning Friday. Olsen was out on the play.

Esky softball cruises

ESCANABA — Rapid River tried, but just couldn’t hold down a good softball team. The Rockets challenged Escanaba for five innings Friday before the Eskymos erupted for six runs in the fifth en route to an 11-3 victory at Lemerand Field. “Our play has been so inconsistent, but it’s more ...

Mike Mattson | Daily Press
Mid Peninsula’s Daisy Englund won the 400-meter run in 1:04.49 at Thursday’s Rapid River Invitational.

N. Dickinson cruises

RAPID RIVER — Brianna Smith did her best to help the North Dickinson girls earn top honors in the 40th Annual Rapid River Invitational track meet Thursday. The freshman harrier had a hand in three firsts as the Nordics scored 101 points. Bark River-Harris edged Mid Peninsula 86-83 for the ...

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Escanaba freshman Travis Burch gets ready to return a shot in Friday’s No. 4 doubles match against Gladstone. The Eskymos won the meet 5-3.

Eskymos take down Braves in tennis dual meet

ESCANABA — With their seniors gone on a class trip to Great America, some of Escanaba’s underclassmen got a chance to see what they could do in a dual tennis meet Friday. Such was the case for freshmen Thomas Mayville and Travis Burch as they helped the Eskymos make a clean sweep of the ...

Rockets dominate field

RAPID RIVER — It was simply a dominating performance by the Rapid River boys Thursday as they retained their title by scoring 199 points in their own track invitational. The Rockets were followed by North Dickinson 87, Mid Peninsula 58 and North Central 54. “In all fairness to North ...