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ECC men’s league

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ESCANABA — Bob Vardagan, Matt Smith, Jeff McCall and Brian Robinette each shot 36 to lead the nine-hole league at Escanaba Country Club. They were followed by Dom Benetti Jake Wiles Dave Harris 37, Steve Scott John Daily, Jim Aird and Cory Kositzky 38 and Jordan Lemire, Mark Young, Brian ...

Terrace Bluff men

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GLADSTONE — Terry Hoffmeyer shot 35 to lead the Terrace Bluff men’s league. He was followed by Bob Kleiman 36, Rudy Papaik 37, Zach Mark 38 and Dave Fassbender 39.

Prep schedule: Thursday-Friday

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Today’s games Golf GNC championship at Kingsford, 9:30 a.m. M-PC meet at Negaunee (Wawonowin), 10 a.m. Tennis GNC meet at Menominee MP-C meet at Negaunee, TBA Track GNC meet at Marquette, 3:30 M-PC meet at Gwinn, 3:30 Softball Escanaba at Marquette (DH), 4 Superior ...

NFL policy on anthem stirs feelings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social justice passions of its players trying to draw attention to the deaths of African-Americans at ...

Tigers top Twins, snap skid

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MINNEAPOLIS — Michael Fulmer is a bit confused. Fulmer felt good going into his previous outing yet allowed three runs in a no-decision during a loss at Seattle. “I come here today just not feeling well. The ball felt heavy,” he said Wednesday. Fulmer allowed one run and four hits ...

­­Matthews, Pack seek to turn up the pressure

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GREEN BAY— Clay Matthews is learning new playbook terminology this spring under a new defensive coordinator, though his overall goals haven’t changed. It’s more important than ever for the Green Bay Packers’ long-haired linebacker to get to the quarterback. The Packers didn’t add ...

Walk-off hit lifts Esky past BR-H

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ESCANABA — Grant LaMarche’s walk-off, two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Escanaba Eskymos to a 3-2 extra-inning win over Bark River-Harris Tuesday at Al Ness Field. It was LaMarche’s second walk-off game winning hit this season and he was also the winning pitcher ...

Eskymos sweep rival Braves

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GLADSTONE — Solid pitching and a versatile offense lifted the visiting Escanaba softball team to a sweep Tuesday against rival Gladstone. The Eskymos, who totaled 23 hits, swept the Braves 7-0 and 5-2 as Gabi Salo pitched a no-hitter in the opener and Nicole Kamin and Salo combined on a ...

Fish hooked on pro golf

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HARRIS — Shannon Fish understands the life she leads is special. Before joining the Symetra Tour five years ago, Fish spent two years working in her family’s business, selling generators, which came after she finished a college diploma and golf career at the University of ...

Norway boys, Nordic girls earn Skyline titles

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STEPHENSON — Terry Brower scratched four times in long jump during Tuesday’s Skyline Central Conference track meet. The Mid Peninsula senior made his other two jumps count, however, as he captured the league title with a school-record leap of 21 feet, 8 3/4 inches on this sunny and warm ...

Hanson, Cole spark Gladstone’s sweep

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RUDYARD — A road doubleheader sweep at Rudyard High School Tuesday puts the Gladstone Braves winning streak at15 games for Coach Don Lauscher’s ball club. The Braves used two pitching gems to win 8-1 and 8-0 featuring sophomore Zach Hanson’s no-hitter in Game 2. Hanson threw a ...

Esky downs Marquette netters

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MARQUETTE — The Escanaba boys’ tennis team kept its strong week going with a 6-2 win Tuesday against host Marquette. The Eskymos won three of the four singles matches as Josh Grassel at No. 2, Nathan Pascoe at No. 3 and Cody Stevens at No. 4 posted victories. Esky also claimed three of ...

Skyline Central Conference track results

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Skyline Central Conference At Stephenson Boys Norway 111, North Central 86, Munising 68, Rapid River 61, Mid Peninsula 53, Stephenson 44, Forest Park 33, North Dickinson 24, Carney-Nadeau 22, Bark River-Harris 17, Big Bay de Noc 8, Superior Central 0. 3200 relay — 1, North Central ...

Prep schedule: Wednesday-Thursday

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Today’s games Golf Escanaba, Gladstone at Marquette Invitational, 10 a.m. Forest Park Invite, 10 a.m. Softball Bark River-Harris at Munising (DH), 4 Baseball N. Central at I. Mountain, 4:30 Thursday’s games Golf GNC championship at Kingsford, 9:30 a.m. M-PC meet at ...

Gladstone Golf Club women

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GLADSTONE — Lori Shea led the way in the Gladstone Golf Club Ladies’ League Tuesday, firing a 41. She was followed by Mary Bergman 42, Denise Wilson 43, Karen McCorkle 45, Sally Erkkila, Rosie Spindler and Marsha Skellenger 46, Jami Pond, Cheryl Dykes and Holly Canull 47, Judy Cappeart and ...

Gladstone Golf Club men

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GLADSTONE — Mark Hager fired a 65 through 18 holes in the Monday Men’s League at Gladstone Golf Club. He was followed by Steve Bratonia 71, Rich Trombly 74, Scott Neurohr 76 and Dick Pepin and Gene Folcik 78. Joe Quinn was leader in the afternoon league, shooting a nine-hole total of ...

Terrace Bluff ladies

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GLADSTONE — Amy Stupak shot a 42 in the Tuesday Ladies League at Terrace Bluff Golf & Country Club. She was followed by Mary Johnson 44, Amy Cseter and Kelly Carlson 48 and Julie Mayville, Kari Fassbender and Caron Salo 49.

Highland Golf Club men

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HYDE — Dennis Dittrich and Jeff Lampi hit 74 in the Highland Golf Club Men’s League Tuesday. They were followed by Mark Ray 75, Robin Halfaday and Scott Kwarciany 77, Mike Brayak and Dick Puddy 78 and Don Cousineau 79.

Esky too much for Munising

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ESCANABA — Boys’ tennis teams are building toward the U.P. Finals next week. Teams like Escanaba and Munising are preparing mentally and physically with hopes of being at the top of their games. “The whole season revolves around trying to get better so you are playing your best at the ...

Braves rout GB Southwest, Broncos get split

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GREEN BAY — The Gladstone baseball team didn’t let rain dampen its trip Monday to Green Bay Southwest. The Braves played through four innings of rain, erupted for 10 runs in the fourth inning and routed Southwest 11-4. Two-run singles by Braeden Lamberg and Cooper Cavadeas and an RBI ...