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Esky tops Sault, Kingsford in baseball

ESCANABA — It became interesting at times, but the Escanaba Eskymos found a way to win two baseball games in their own invitational event Saturday. Esky held off Sault Ste. Marie 6-4, then posted an 8-4 triumph over Kingsford. The Eskymos led 6-1 in the sixth inning before Sault responded ...

Braves roll to 18-0 win

BRUSSELS, Wis. — The Gladstone baseball team erupted for 13 hits Saturday en route to an 18-0 victory against Southern Door, Wis. Braeden Lamberg belted a home run among his three hits for the Braves, while Clay Cole chipped in with three hits and Owen Hanson added a pair of hits. Jared ...

Esky’s Grassel runner-up in Kingsford Invite

KINGSFORD — West Iron County freshman Holden Ross turned back Escanaba’s Josh Grassel to capture the No. 1 singles title Saturday in the Kingsford Invitational tennis tournament. Grassel won the first set 7-6 (6). Ross took the second 7-5. A 10-7 tie-breaker decided the match. “That ...

Ems progress at Munising

MUNISING — The Manistique track teams continued to show signs of progress Friday night as the girls placed second and the boys were fourth in the Munising Invitational. Pickford topped the Emeralds 63 1/2-47 1/2 for the girls’ title. Munising placed third with 43 points, followed by ...

Negaunee Invitational track results

Negaunee Invitational Boys Marquette 121, Negaunee 99 1/2, Westwood 78 1/2, Escanaba 50, Gwinn 2 3200 relay — 1, Marquette (Johnson, Osbourne, Zika, Gagnon), 8:48.64; 2, Westwood; 3, Escanaba. 110 hurdles — 1, Thomas, M, 16.22; 2, Hintsala, N; 3, Adams, N; 4, Duvall, G; 5, Boaser, ...

Prep schedule: Monday-Tuesday

Today’s games Golf Gladstone, Escanaba at Menominee Invitational, 10 a.m. Manistique at Newberry Invitational, 4 Tennis Marquette at Escanaba, 4 Softball Rapid River at Munising DH, 4 Marquette at Escanaba (DH), 4 Stephenson at Bark River-Harris (DH), 4:30 Baseball North ...

Hot Braves sting rival Esky

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone baseball team didn’t mind the cool, windy conditions Thursday night at Don Olsen Field. In fact, the Braves warmed up quickly and defeated rival Escanaba 11-3. “This is the best overall game we played all year offensively, defensively and base running,” said ...

Escanaba KOs Marshfield

ESCANABA — The Escanaba softball team erupted for 13 hits Friday night and routed Marshfield, Wis., 10-0 to open the Escanaba Gregg Johnson Memorial Invitational at Lemerand Field. Esky coach Jamie Segorski was pleased by the offensive outburst against Marshfield, which is ranked in the top ...

Rapid River boys, North Dickinson girls earn titles

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River boys continued to dominate their own track invitational Thursday, winning for at least the third straight time with 175 points. Munising edged Stephenson 68-66 for the runner-up spot and North Central took fourth at 60 in the 41st annual event. “The guys ...

Gladstone sweeps Sault Ste. Marie

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves continued to roll on the baseball diamond Friday night as they swept past the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils 3-0 and 11-3 and ran their winning streak to seven games. Carson Shea tossed a one-hitter, struck out three and walked two in the opener. “He ...

Escanaba, Gladstone win invite

ESCANABA — The Gladstone boys and Escanaba girls captured top honors in the Escanaba Golf Invitational Thursday at Escanaba Country Club. Gladstone took first place in the boys tournament with a team score of 311 while Escanaba finished in the runner up spot with 321. West Iron County ...

Broncos get split with Munising

HARRIS — It was another solid outing for the Bark River-Harris Broncos in the first game of a doubleheader Friday night as they posted a 12-2 softball victory over the Munising Mustangs. The Broncos then dropped the nightcap 10-9 in eight innings. Eden Oswald scattered four hits, struck ...

Broncos split with Norway

HARRIS — This is one split the Bark River-Harris Broncos are more than happy with. The Broncos made a little bit of school history Thursday, earning a 2-0 softball victory over the Norway in the first game of a doubleheader, marking the first time they’ve beaten the Knights. “It was ...

State-ranked Millington too much for Rapid River

ESCANABA — It was a tough outing for the Rapid River Rockets in the Escanaba Invitational Friday night as they dropped a 13-1 softball decision in five innings to downstate Millington. “They’re real good,” said Rockets’ head coach George Kanyuh. “Whoever plays them is going to ...

Superior Central sweeps Stephenson in softball

STEPHENSON — The Superior Central softball team put together two solid games Thursday and swept host Stephenson 10-4 and 10-5. “The second game we played very well, errorless.” Cougars’ coach Richard Swajanen said about his team. “We’ve had timely hits lately.” In the opener, ...

Rainout means DH today for Tigs, Mariners

By Noah Trister AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Robinson Cano has to wait a little longer to face his buddy Jeimer Candelario. Cano is 11 years older than Candelario, but live near each other in the Dominican Republic, and Cano says they talk all the time. Cano’s Seattle Mariners were ...

Bark River-Harris takes 2 from SC

EBEN — The elements and Superior Central furnished stiff competition Thursday, but the Bark River-Harris Broncos prevailed with 6-0 and 6-5 victories in a baseball doubleheader. BR-H scored the game-winner in the nightcap on Adam Cappaert’s single along the third-base line in the fifth ...

Braves sweep DH from Ems

MANISTIQUE — The Gladstone Braves made short work of the Manistique Emeralds Friday night, romping to 15-0 and 19-0 softball victories. Morgan Letteriello tossed a two-hitter through all five innings of the opener and Maddie Kowalski threw a no-hitter in the nightcap, which ended in three ...

Negaunee sweeps Escanaba netters

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee boys’ tennis team showed why they are one of the top teams in the U.P. as the host Miners blanked visiting Escanaba 8-0 on a sunny, cool, windy Thursday. The Eskymos, however, were competitive in nearly every flight and fell short in three matches that went three ...

Prep schedule: Saturday-Monday

Today’s games Softball Manistique at St. Ignace Invitational, 9 a.m. Escanaba Challenge, 10 a.m. Superior Central at Newberry Invitational, TBA Baseball Gladstone at Peshtigo, 9 a.m. Escanaba Invitational, 10 a.m. Superior Central at Newberry Invitational, TBA Gladstone at ...