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Norse sweep first ever home series

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WELLS — The Bay College softball team couldn’t have asked for a much better debut in the program’s first ever home games. The Norse did just about everything right in a sweep of Finlandia here Tuesday afternoon, winning the first contest 9-1 and the nightcap 2-0. Maddy Griffin had a ...

Esky, Rapid River begin track season at Menominee

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MENOMINEE — The Menominee girls track team kicked off the season the right way on Tuesday, taking first out of six teams and beating second-place Escanaba by 36 points. Menominee totaled 129.5 points, Esky had 93.5, third-place Stephenson had 74 points and Rapid River came in sixth with ...

Yelich homers again in Brewers win

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich had no idea what to expect from Cardinals hard-throwing prospect Ryan Helsley. It took him six pitches to figure it out. Yelich welcomed Helsley to the big leagues with a three-run homer, his eighth against St. Louis this season, to help send the Milwaukee ...

Pirates top Tigers in extras

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DETROIT (AP) — Starling Marte dropped down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning of Pittsburgh’s game against Detroit. Not exactly the norm for the slugging outfielder — but a sign of how much he’s struggled early this season. Later, with the score tied in the 10th, it was time to ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Softball Westwood at Manistique (DH), 4 Munising at Rapid River (DH), 4 Escanaba at Menominee, 5 Thursday’s games Tennis Gladstone, Escanaba at Menominee, noon Baseball Gladstone at Menominee (DH), 4 Superior Central at North Central (DH), ...

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U.P. Sports Hall of Fame tickets ESCANABA — April 29 is the deadline to acquire tickets for the 48th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. The induction banquet is May 11 at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris. A social begins at 5 p.m. (EDT) and the dinner ...

Isaiah May takes top spot in NLL

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ESCANABA — Maplewood Baptist Academy’s Isaiah May was named the 2018-19 Northern Lights Conference Player of the Year by the league’s coaches at their annual meeting Monday. May, a junior, averaged 16 points, 12.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. “Isaiah was a key component in ...

Escanaba sweeps IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Escanaba won the Upper Peninsula’s first baseball action of the season, beating Iron Mountain 11-4 and 8-7 on Monday. The Eskymos (3-2) scored in each of the last six innings to put away the Mountaineers in the first game. Iron Mountain, down 8-2 in the seventh inning of ...

Scoring outburst leads Rockets to sweep of Eagles

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RAPID RIVER — It was one of the few decent days before another bout of weather strikes the Upper Peninsula, and the Rapid RIver girls’ softball team took full advantage. The Rockets swept a doubleheader against the Stephenson Eagles here Monday. The first game ended 15-0 in Rapid River’s ...

Esky boys’ track team has plenty of youth in 2019

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ESCANABA — With many underclassmen on their track team, the Escanaba boys appear to be an unknown quantity coming into this season. The Eskymos have 36 on their team, including plenty of freshmen. They open at Menominee today at 4:30 in a meet which includes Rapid River, Stephenson, ...

Bigger numbers for Esky girls’ track

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ESCANABA — A noticeably larger turnout than a year ago has the Escanaba girls feeling optimistic about this track season. The Eskymos, who open today at 4:30 in Menominee, have 48 on their team compared to 31 a year ago. Among this year’s student-athletes are 22 freshmen. “This ...

Yelich blasts 3 homers in Brewers’ win

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich got a big reward for a little extra early work. Yelich hit three homers, including a pair of three-run shots, and drove in a career-high seven runs to power the Milwaukee Brewers past the St. Louis Cardinals 10-7 on Monday night. “He put in some work ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Softball Finlandia at Bay College (DH), 3 Golf Carney at Menominee, 4:30 Track Rapid River, Escanaba at Menominee, 4:45 Wednesday’s games Softball Westwood at Manistique (DH), 4 Munising at Rapid River (DH), 4 Escanaba at Menominee, ...

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Gladstone Indians baseball registration GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians American Legion Baseball Program will hold player registration May 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gladstone American Legion Post 71, 802 Delta Ave., in Gladstone. Players and their parents need to attend this meeting if ...

Gold Medal Results

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81st Annual Gold Medal tourney At Hermansville All-tournament teams Women — Morgan Anderson, Keli Guy, Hannah Stoll, Lindsey Winter, Madison, Wis. Rusty Huskies; Miranda Jacobson, Maria Wiltzius, Michelle Perdue, Felch Anderson Logging; Bailey Grayvold, Rachel Stankevich, Lakeland ...

Return of the Tiger

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again. Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time Sunday, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience that watched memories turn into reality at Augusta ...

Bucks throttle Pistons in Game 1

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo ran and dunked all over the Pistons until they just shoved him to the ground. The team with the NBA’s best record wanted to show it can make a long playoff run, and the Detroit Pistons were helpless to slow them down. “I don’t know if they were ...

Braves drop a pair

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ROCKFORD — The Gladstone baseball team dropped a pair of games here Saturday. The Braves fell to host Rockford 11-6 in their opener and then dropped an 11-6 decision to Grand Rapids Catholic Central. The Braves (3-2) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Rockford when Cody ...

Braves win two at Dome

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MARQUETTE — The Gladstone softball team pulled out two wins here in the Superior Dome Saturday. The first game against the Rudyard Bulldogs saw the Braves pull away late. The Bulldogs led 2-0 entering the fifth, but Gladstone’s Olivia Saari led off the inning with a triple that ...

L.A. takes one from Brewers

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ross Stripling tossed eight strong innings to rescue an overworked bullpen, Joc Pederson and Alex Verdugo homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 Sunday to snap a six-game skid. The Dodgers avoided back-to-back sweeps for the first time since ...