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Rain shortens Esky contest

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ESCANABA — Rain spoiled Tuesday’s boys tennis match between Escanaba and Marquette. The host Eskymos had a 4-2 lead before rain put a halt to the No. 3 and No. 4 singles flights. Escanaba swept all four doubles matches, while Marquette won the first two flights in singles. The ...

Pitching sparks BR-H

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BARK RIVER — Josie Bower tossed a two-hitter as the Bark River-Harris Broncos beat the Negaunee jayvees 11-1 Tuesday in the first game of a softball doubleader. The Broncos also won the second game against Negaunee 8-3. Bower struck out seven and walked three in the opener which lasted ...

Gladstone GC

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GLADSTONE — Scott Neurohr and Steve Bratonia each shot 68 to lead the Monday Men’s Morning League at Gladstone Golf Club. They were followed by Kelly Shea 69, Wayne Marshall 73 and Dick Pepin 73, Mark Hager 74, Mike Gillis 75 and Kim Clouse 75, Bruce Cline 76, Bob VanDamme 77, Jim Gibbs 78 ...

Elmer’s gets sweep

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GLADSTONE — The Women’s Softball League opened Monday night play with Elmer’s County Market sweeping Island Resort Casino, 6-0 and 10-0. In Game 1, Kelley Spettel went 3-for-3 including a double for Elmer’s, which scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and two in the ...

Gladstone league

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GLADSTONE — Karen McCorkle and Lori Shea led the Tuesday Gladstone Ladies League with a score of 41. They were followed by Judy Cappeart 43, Pam Caron 43, Lisa LaCasse 43, Mary Kallio 43, Ann Davison 44, Sara Lustick 44, Holly Canull 45, Deb Lordson 46, Jami Pond 46, Mary Bergman 47, Wendy ...

Terrace Bluff league

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Denise Wilson shot a 40 to lead the Terrace Bluff Tuesday night Ladies League. She was followed by Betty Flevry 43, Amy Stupak 43, Caron Salo 43, Julie Mayville 45, Naty Steele 47, Sharon Wallace 47, Geri Nelson 47, Christine Nelson 47, Wendy Hathaway 47, Mel Beauchamp 48, and Deb Valiquelte 49.

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Golf Gladstone at Marquette Invitational, 11 a.m. Bark River-Harris Invitational at Irish Oaks, 11 a.m. Softball BR-Harris at Munising (DH), 4 Manistique at Norway, 4:30 Thursday’s games Golf Mid-Peninsula Conference at Manistique, 10 a.m. Great Northern ...

Astros top Tigers again with help from reserve

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HOUSTON (AP) — For the second straight night the Houston Astros got a big contribution from a role player filling on for one of their injured stars. Juan Centeno homered to help the Astros to a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night after Brad Peacock had a solid start in place of ace ...

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Escanaba’s Christer Carne gets ready to return a ball Monday against Iron Mountain’s Tysen Wadge in a No. 1 singles match at Escanaba.

Eskymos rout Mountaineers

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba boys tennis team rolled to a 7-1 win Monday against visiting Iron Mountain. Esky won three of the four singles matches and swept the doubles for its second 7-1 win against the Mountaineers this season. Iron Mountain played Munising in a match at Esky before facing ...

Divisions approved for hoops, volleyball

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MARQUETTE — The last high school sports to hold their postseason tournaments based on traditional Class A-B-C-D classes — basketball and volleyball — will move to the numeric divisions in the 2018-19 school year. That’s after the Michigan High School Athletic Association voted to ...

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Clutch hitting lifts Gladstone

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MARQUETTE — A balanced hitting attack was helpful to the Gladstone Braves Monday as they swept to 5-1 and 6-5 softball victories over the Marquette Redettes. Gladstone collected 10 hits in the opener, with Sydney Herioux, Taylor Hunter, Hannah Sharon and Alyssa Polley getting two each. The ...

Jets, Broncos earn doubleheader splits

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KINGSFORD — North Central warmed up for its baseball showdown with Escanaba by splitting a doubleheader Monday at Kingsford. The Flivvers beat the visiting Jets 7-6 in the opener after scoring an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth inning on an overthrow. North Central won the nightcap ...

Manistique swept by Westwood

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NATIONAL MINE — Madysen Mattias knocked a three-run home run over the fence of the Tilden Township Field in Game 1 and added three more hits during a doubleheader sweep by Westwood over Manistique on Monday. Crowned Mid-Peninsula Conference champions two days earlier at the league ...

Mustangs, Wolves win SCC golf meet

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MUNISING — Medalists Bailey Downs and Hunter Eichhorn led their respective girls and boys squads to team victories at the Skyline Central Conference Golf Championship held at Pictured Rocks Golf Course in Munising on Monday. Downs shot 99 to lead Munising to a 74-stroke victory in the girls ...

HOF nominations being accepted

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the 2017 induction until Friday. Athletes must be out of high school for 10 years. Coaches are required to be in charge of a team for five years and the team requirement is 10 years from ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Track Skyline Central Conference at Rapid River, 2 Tennis Marquette at Escanaba, 4 Softball Gladstone at Escanaba (DH), 4 Negaunee jayvees at Bark River-Harris, 4 Baseball BR-H at Gladstone jayvees N. Central at Escanaba (DH), 4 Gladstone at Sturgeon Bay, Wis. ...

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Detroit starting pitcher Michael Fulmer (32) reacts after Houston’s Josh Reddick, right, flew out to end the seventh inning. Fulmer allowed only one run.

Astros blank Tigers, 1-0

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HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros used a group effort to make up for what they hope is the one start ace Dallas Keuchel will miss with a pinched nerve in his neck. Brad Peacock and three relievers combined for a one-hitter and Jose Altuve provided the offense with an RBI double to lead the ...

Conspiracy theories take off in NBA

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Did you know NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was so worried about the league’s TV ratings that he rang up LeBron James and told him to take it easy on the Celtics? Me neither. But then, I didn’t know Michael Jordan’s first retirement was actually a “secret suspension” imposed by former ...

Escanaba cruises to title

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos took care of their home field for the second straight weekend, earning top honors in the Mo’s Pub Invitational baseball tournament Saturday. Esky, which also won the Bink’s Coca-Cola Invite May 13, opened this time with a 6-1 victory over Negaunee, then ...