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Niagara eliminated

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. — West Salem ended Niagara’s baseball season Saturday in the American Legion Class A state baseball tourrnament. West Salem, sparked by a five-run fourth-inning, defeated Niagara 10-2. West Salem downed Clintonville 10-3 Sunday to win the state title and advance to the ...

Area schedule

Little League softball Minor girls (age 9-10) State tournament At Belleville Today’s game Gladstone vs. Evart, 2 Tuesday’s games Quarterfinals, TBA

Area scores

Legion baseball State tournament At Gladwin Sunday’s game Gladstone 15, Menominee 2 Saturday’s games Gladstone 9, Menominee 6 Gladstone 6, Gaylord 2 Little League softball Minor girls (age 9-10) State tournament At Belleville Sunday’s game Gladstone 14, Kalamazoo ...

Verlander, Upton lead Tigers’ win

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings in what could be his last start with the Detroit Tigers, beating the Houston Astros 13-1 Sunday afternoon. Justin Upton matched a career best with six RBIs for the Tigers, who handed the Astros their first back-to-back losses ...

Report: Cubs get Detroit’s Wilson, Avila

CHICAGO — The Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs have worked out a trade — according to multiple reports including website MLB.com — that helps the first-place Cubs’ bullpen and adds a veteran catcher. Detroit left-handed reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila are reportedly headed ...

Menominee Legion blanks Gladstone, 2-0

By EagleHerald staff GLADWIN — Menominee Legion made certain its baseball trip to Lower Michigan is much more than a one-night stand. The Red Wave win both games at the Michigan American Legion Class A state tournament Thursday. After an impressive 2-0 victory over U.P. powerhouse ...

Setting the bar high

ESCANABA — John Prokos of Escanaba has held a variety of positions during his coaching career. Following this year’s Upper Peninsula Track Finals, Prokos stepped down from his most recent position, assistant track coach at Escanaba High School. Overall, he had been competing and coaching ...

Williams steps in as Gladstone girls coach

GLADSTONE — Gladstone girls’ tennis coach Halley Reichel is taking a leave of absence, but the school has a plan in place as boys’ tennis coach Dan Williams will be taking over for this upcoming girls season. “I’m excited about the opportunity,” said Williams. “I’ve never ...

Gladstone picks up two wins at state tourney

GLADWIN — The Gladstone American Legion baseball team clicked on all cylinders as it won two games during the Michigan American Legion Class A state tournament Friday. The Indians defeated Copper Country 8-0 during the first game and beat Hudson 10-6 to win their fourth game in the ...

Training camp begins

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Martellus Bennett finished dressing at his locker and turned around to face the media, wearing a foam cheesehead atop his head. Just one practice into his first training camp with the Green Bay Packers, and the pass-catching tight end is already turning into a dynamic ...

Hebert part of Tournament of Champions field

BOYNE FALLS — A field of 116 champion golfers, including Escanaba native Scott Hebert and 14 others who are in the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, will start play Monday in the 26th Tournament of Champions at Boyne Mountain Resort. “We have some champions coming back who haven’t been ...

Schwarber powers Cubs past Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber got off to a terrible start this year with the Chicago Cubs. He was sent down to Triple-A Iowa last month and then recalled after a short stint in the minors. After months of work with a couple of different hitting coaches, it looks as if he might be coming ...

Highland golf event

HYDE — A golf fun event will take place Sunday, Aug. 13 at Highland Golf Club. The event, which will occur rain or shine, begins at 10 a.m. with a shot gun start. The cost is $15 for members and non-members and includes 18 holes of golf and dinner. Call the club at 466-2791 to register.

Nagy wins pro-am

ESCANABA — Michael Nagy, a Manistique graduate, won the 26th Western Corporate Image Pro-Am golf tourney Sunday in Aberdeen, S.D. Nagy pocketed $16,000 for his victory, which resulted in a 14-under-par effort of 69-67-66— 202. The 24-year-old finished two strokes ahead of runner-up Nick ...

EMS running club

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Middle School running club will start Tuesday. The club is open to boys and girls in fourth through eighth grades. Runners will meet at Ludington Park by the pavilion from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $30 per runner. Additional information will be given at registration.

UPGA junior tourney results

NORWAY — Trevor Tchinda of Houghton shot a three-over par 75 to win the boys age 16-18 division Wednesday in the UP Golf Association junior tournament at Oak Crest Golf Course. Norway’s Jeffrey VanHolla, playing in the age 14-15 division, was runner-up with a 79. Escanaba’s Paxton ...

Area schedule

Today’s games Little League softball Minor girls (age 9-10) State tournament At Belleville Gladstone vs. Holly, 9 a.m. Legion baseball Class A state tournament At Gladwin Elimination game, 11 a.m. Championship game, 2 Sunday’s games Little League softball Minor girls ...

Elmer’s gets sweep

ESCANABA — Elmer’s County Market swept Ernies Irish Pub 13-3 and 13-6 Thursday in Women’s Slowpitch Softball League action. In Game One, Ernies led 2-0 before Elmer’s responded with five runs in the bottom of the first inning and five in the second en route to the five-inning win. ...

King gets his opportunity

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It didn’t take long for the Green Bay Packers’ first draft pick, cornerback Kevin King, to get his shot with the starting defense. After Green Bay lined up with Davon House and LaDarius Gunter as the cornerbacks and Damarious Randall in the slot for Thursday’s ...

Esky hosting 70th tennis tournament

ESCANABA— The 70th Annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open is scheduled for Aug. 5-6 in Escanaba. The cost is $18 for singles and $22 for doubles per team and includes a T-shirt. Singles play on tournament weekend will take place on Saturday and doubles on Sunday. Entry forms can be ...