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New Packers get preview of Lambeau

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Outside of the Packers, few other NFL teams might be able to crowd more than 63,000 fans into a stadium to watch an NFL preseason practice. Green Bay fans take advantage of any opportunity to watch their team at Lambeau Field. Rookies and other newcomers to Titletown got ...

Mold closes Esky football facility

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ESCANABA — Nick Nolde, Escanaba athletic director, called an urgent football parent meeting Thursday night in the Escanaba High School auditorium to clear the air about facilities at the Escanaba Athletic Field. Nolde said five buildings that comprise the Igloo, officials room, locker ...

Nagy spewing confidence

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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 ...

Dedicated duo leaves mark on local board

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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

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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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Tigers end Orioles’ win streak

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. ...

MC pitcher handcuffs Gladstone in state semis

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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 ...

TOC triumph for Nagy

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...