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Johnson advances to final eight

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By Ryan Stieg Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — It was a perfect day for championship play to begin as the sun shone brightly with a breeze flowing through the Heritage course of the Marquette Golf Club on Monday at the 91st edition of the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association ...

Escanaba’s Cale Carter hits against Kingsford during the Little League Minors District 10 tournament Monday at Marion Park in Norway. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Esky, Gladstone fall in district games

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By Adam Niemi Daily News Sports Editor NORWAY — Kingsford scored 14 runs with two outs en route to a 20-2 win against Escanaba in the Little League Minors District 10 tournament on Monday at Marion Park. Norway beat Gladstone 16-2 in the first game. Norway faces Escanaba today at 6 p.m. ...

Gladstone takes down Esky 10-0

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GLADSTONE — Brandon Cooper and Quinn Downey combined on a two-hitter Monday night as the Gladstone Indians blanked the Escanaba Cubs 10-0 in an American Legion regular-season baseball finale. The Indians’ pitchers gave up a hit apiece in a game which lasted six innings. Cooper struck out ...

Carney League

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CARNEY — Bay College generated enough offense Monday night to pull out a 97-94 victory over the 906ers in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Dre Tuominen hit 31 points and Joe Gibbs added 29 for Bay. Ryan Robinette and James Casey tallied 23 each for the 906ers. In another contest, Joey ...

GGC hole-in-ones

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GLADSTONE — Daniel VanBrocklin and Patti Stropich each recorded their first hole-in-ones Sunday at Gladstone Golf Course. VanBrocklin used a 9-iron to ace the 119-yard 17th hole, while Stropich used an 8-iron for her ace on the 96-yard 17th.

Braves football camp

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School football team will be hosting a general skills football camp this summer. The camp will be July 24-25 at the Gladstone High School football field from 6-8 p.m. The camp is for grades 7-12 and is free to attend.

Irish Oaks Ladies

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GLADSTONE — Joyce Beach shot a 42 to lead the Irish Oaks Ladies League Monday. She was followed by Mary Bergman 43, Debbie Peterson and Sally Erkkila 44, Pat DeGrave 45, Sharon Pinar and Jackie Forslund 46, Cheryl Kamin 47, and Kristi Jaeger and Rosie Spindler 48.

Irish Oaks Couples

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GLADSTONE — Tom Zeni and Syd Wells won the Irish Oaks Couples Tournament Saturday and Sunday as they shot a 129. They were followed by Dave Harris/Lisa LaCasse and Brad Robinette/Megan Casey 133, and Rudy and Becky Papaik 136. Jeff and Holly Canull 140 won the the first flight while Jay ...

Area schedule

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Today’s games Little League Baseball Minor boys (age 9-10 District 10 At Norway Norway vs. Escanaba, 7 Age 10-11 District 10 At Lemerand Park, Escanaba Norway vs. Escanaba, 7 Wednesday’s games Little League Baseball Minor boys (age 9-10) District 10 At ...

Kleimans cruise to off-road wins

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BARK RIVER — It was a big weekend for the Kleiman family of Wilson as brothers Cody and Kyle each won a race in the Upper Peninsula Off-Road 100 at Bark River International Raceway. Cody took Sunday’s Pro Light event and was runner-up to Kyle in Saturday’s TORC Series race in front of ...

Thrilling Gladstone Girls Minor win over Esky

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ESCANABA — A scoreless pitcher’s duel highlighted most of Sunday’s District 10 Little League Minor Girls championship game at Lemerand Park. All the scoring came late as Maggie Buckley drove in Montgomery Pepin from third base with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in ...

Elite eight for Esky in Girls Major

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ST. CLAIR — Escanaba finished 3-0 in pool play and advanced to the elite eight at the Little League Major Girls State Tournament at Legacy Fields in St. Clair. Esky routed White Lake 19-5 in four innings Saturday and defeated Milan 8-2 Sunday to win its pool and earn a matchup against host ...

Cubs, Indians drop two in tourney

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GLADSTONE — It was a tough weekend for the Escanaba Cubs and Gladstone Indians as they each dropped two games in a round-robin American Legion baseball event. The Indians fell to Niagara, Wis. 14-1 Saturday and Sault Ste. Marie-based Eastern U.P. Travelers 6-1 Sunday. Esky opened with a ...

Area schedule

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Today’s games Little League Softball Minor girls (age 9-10) District 10 At Lemerand Park, Escanaba Gladstone vs Escanaba, 6 Major girls (age 11-12) State tournament At St. Clair Escanaba vs. St. Clair, 9:30 Semifinal game, 2 Baseball Minor boys (age 9-10) District ...

Esky Little League gets win

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ESCANABA — Grayson LaMarche cruised through much of a District 10 softball opener Thursday night, helping the Escanaba Minor Girls’ Little League All-Stars (age 9-10) defeat Gladstone 7-2. She tossed a two-hitter, retired the Gladstone hitters in order in four straight innings, finished ...

Wild Boys Minor win for Escanaba

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Minor Boys’ Little League All-Stars hung on for dear life in the end Friday night, outlasting Gladstone 10-6 in a wild pre-district baseball opener at Karl Dickson Field. Esky secured the decision by taking advantage of two errors and scoring three times in the ...

Bark River splits Legion games with Kingsford

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By Adam Niemi Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD - Kingsford split a doubleheader with Bark River-Harris to finish its American League season on Thursday. Kingsford won the first game 9-6 before losing the nightcap 6-3. “We had our A-team as far as our older kids,” Bark River-Harris ...

Escanaba hosting youth hoops camp

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ESCANABA —The Escanaba High School girls’ basketball program is hosting a youth basketball camp on July 25 and 26 in the Escanaba High School Gymnasium. The featured instructor will be Escanaba’s own professional basketball player Olivia Nash. Registration will take place on the first ...

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Greg Ives, right, chats with Dale Earnhardt Jr. at a recent NASCAR race in Charlotte, N.C.

Ives keeps pushing NASCAR crew

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ESCANABA — Greg Ives has one of the most intense jobs in sports as he works for one of the most successful NASCAR drivers in history. As crew chief for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Ives has to make sure everything runs smoothly before, during and after the race. Ives, 38, loves his job, though, ...

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Esky tops Grandville in opener

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ST. CLAIR — Escanaba and Grandville played a dandy opener Friday in the Little League Major Girls State Tournament at Legacy Fields in St. Clair. Escanaba scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning and pulled out a thrilling 9-6 victory in pool play. “Grandville was an awesome ...