More than 25M fish stocked in 2017


LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, it took ...

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Hebert sets state majors record

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ESCANABA — The often cruel game of golf has been kind to Scott Hebert. Indeed, the 48-year-old Escanaba native and Traverse City Golf & Country Club professional has blazed a trail most elite players in Michigan golf circles will never go. “It’s really defined who I am,” Hebert ...

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Escanaba’s Taylor Gauthier hits a return to West Iron County’s Katerina Serbantas Wednesday during their No. 1 singles semifinal match at Escanaba.

Marquette rules GNC tennis

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ESCANABA — The Marquette girls tennis team put in a strong showing as it took home team honors at the GNC meet in Escanaba Wednesday with a total score of 30. “The girls played well and I’m really proud of them,” said Marquette coach Derek Sandstrom. “In singles, we had a couple ...

Miners capture M-PC top honors in tennis

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By Adam Niemi Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD - Despite rain and lightning delaying and then suspending the Mid-Peninsula Conference tournament, Negaunee won enough points to mathematically secure the championship on Wednesday. The approximately three-hour delay because of rain and ...


High School Football Game of the Week

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THE GAME: Norway (4-0, 0-0) at Bark River-Harris (3-1, 0-1). WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. AT STAKE: Mid-Eastern Conference opener for Norway; Broncos seek first league win. LAST MEETING: This is the first meeting since Norway’s 42-0 victory in 1955. KEY PLAYERS: Norway — QB-FS Josh Plante, ...

New course pays off for Munising

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EBEN — A group of area runners was introduced to a new cross country course in Wednesday’s Superior Central Invitational. Munising fared best on this sunny, warm and windy day, taking both ends of the title. The Munising girls placed five among the top nine and scored 26 points. They ...

Jr. Eskymos hoops

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba boys coaches and players will conduct a five-week fundamental basketball camp for kindergarten through fifth grade boys and girls in the Escanaba and Holy Name schools. The cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt and five hours of instruction. The dates are Sept. 23 and ...

GGC Fall Ladies

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GLADSTONE — Mary Kallio, Patt Valiquette, Lori Shea and Karen McCorkle took advantage of great weather Tuesday and each shot 42 to lead the Gladstone Ladies Fall League at Gladstone Golf Club. They were followed by Deb Lordson 43, Pam Caron 46, Cheryl Dykes and Holly Canull 48 and Marsha ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Volleyball Kinross Maplewood Baptist at Hannahville, 3 S. Central at Mid Peninsula, 6 Big Bay at Carney-Nadeau, 6:30 Manistique at Iron Mountain, 7 Escanaba at Marquette 7:15 Rapid River at N. Central, 7:30 Cross country Gladstone, North Central at Stephenson ...

Esky spikes Braves

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GLADSTONE — The Escanaba-Gladstone rivalry goes far back and the latest volleyball installment didn’t disappoint Tuesday as Esky downed Gladstone 3-1. The building was rocking as the match went back and forth early on Esky’s way to a 25-20, 25-27, 25-19, 25-23 victory. You didn’t have ...

Emeralds battle Miners, fall 3-0 in league action

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MANISTIQUE — A lack of communication hurt Manistique’s cause Tuesday night in a 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-23) volleyball loss to the Negaunee Miners. “They have some nice hitters,” said Emeralds’ coach Amy Nixon. “I don’t think we played our best. We lacked some communication. We ...

Maroons down Esky netters

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MENOMINEE — The Escanaba girls’ tennis team controlled singles’ play Tuesday, but dropped all four doubles’ matches in a 5-3 loss at Menominee. The Eskymos claimed three of the four singles matches, with No. 1 Taylor Gauthier, No. 2. Megan Marenger and No. 3 Jasmine Clark posting ...

Englund leads MP harriers

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ST. NICHOLAS — After completing their first cross country meet, the Mid Peninsula Wolverines are ready to move on to the next one. The Mid Pen girls placed third in last Wednesday’s Manistique Invitational and the boys were sixth. Mid Pen resumes in today’s Superior Central ...

Big Bay routs Grand Marais

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GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc Black Bears snapped a two-match losing streak Monday night in an 8-0 soccer triumph over a shorthanded Grand Marais team. Big Bay’s latest victory enabled it to bounce back from 5-0 and 3-0 losses on Mackinac Island last weekend. Grand Marais, which ...

Prep schedule: Wednesday-Thursday

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Today’s games Tennis M-PC meet, I.Mountain, 10 a.m. GNC meet at Escanaba, 11 a.m. Cross country Superior Central Invitational, 4 Thursday’s games Volleyball Kinross Maplewood Baptist at Hannahville, 3 Superior Central at Mid Peninsula, 6 Big Bay de Noc at Carney-Nadeau, ...

Highland Men

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HYDE — Mike Brayak and Mark Ray led the Highland Men’s Golf League Tuesday shooting a low round of 69. They were followed by Scott Kwarciany and PJ Grandchamp 74, Jim Peltier 75, Steve VanEnkevort 76, John Erickson and Taren Halfaday 77, Dennis Dittrich and Don Cousineau 78.

JV game called off

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone jayvee home football game scheduled Thursday against Ishpeming has been canceled. Gladstone athletic director Andy Jacques said Ishpeming called off the game due to low numbers. He is working to line up a possible away replacement game for the Braves.

Eskymo Fan Club

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ESCANABA — The Eskymo Fan Club will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library.

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Negaunee swept Escanaba 8-0 in girls tennis Monday. In front, Esky No. 1 doubles players Heather Bergstrom, left, and Abby Knudsen congratulate Negaunee’s Abby Nelson, left, and Mykena Kontio after the Miners’ duo earned a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

Gladstone routs Hematites, Eskymos fall to Miners

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ISHPEMING — A sweep of the singles matched proved helpful to the Gladstone Braves Monday in a 7-1 girls’ tennis victory over the Ishpeming Hematites. Gladstone’s Andie Belanger overcame a 4-0 deficit in the second set of her No. 1 singles match en route to a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over ...

Esky, BR-H move up, Gladstone falls in poll

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ESCANABA — The second Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association football poll didn’t change at the top of the divisions. But there was some shuffling in the middle. Menominee was a near unanimous repeat leader with five-first-place votes in the Big Five Division. ...