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Rapid River youth lands large pike

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Courtesy photo Gwendolyn Naeyaert, 17, of Rapid River, applies for Master Angler status after catching this northern pike in Little Bay De Noc. The pike measured 44.7 inches and weighed 20 pounds.

A conversation on swans at the barbershop

Outdoors

ESCANABA — One of the reasons I love living here in the U.P. is that just about anywhere you go, there is bound to be a conversation regarding the outdoors and/or wildlife. Just such a conversation occurred this week when I went for a haircut at a local barber shop. One chair was occupied ...

Fishing Report

Outdoors

Little Bay De Noc: Walleye anglers reported good numbers of undersize fish throughout the Bay. Fish that were just legal size were caught between the Second and Third Reefs when trolling crawlers or jigging in 20 to 28 feet. Fish were caught south of the Ford River near Round Island when ...

Eichhorn has huge golf lead

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NORWAY — Hunter Eichhorn has appeared to put the 104th U..P Golf Association Men’s Championships in a “playing for second” mode. The Marquette University ace from Carney opened up a nine-stroke lead after two rounds Wednesday, following his eight-under 64 from Tuesday with a ...

Top racers at Bark River

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ESCANABA - This weekend’s 43rd annual Bark River Off-Road Rumble racing event will feature championship drivers from Canada and all over the Midwest competing for top honors. The Lucas Oil short course summer off-road series, event number four of the 2018 season, will be staged ...

Local briefs

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Escanaba golf ESCANABA — Dave Harris was dazzling Tuesday, shooting a 2-under-par 69 in men’s Twilight League at Escanaba Country Club. Brian Robinette hit 73, Matt Smith and Tom Zeni had 74, Don LeMire and Randy Eis 75, Jake Berlinski and Jim Aird 77 and Mark Young 78. In the ...

Eichhorn starts strong – UPGA round 1

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NORWAY — Carney’s Hunter Eichhorn attacked Oak Crest Golf Course and emerged with the first-round lead Tuesday in the 104th UP Golf Association Men’s Championships. Eichhorn tallied an eight-under par 64 to take a three-shot lead over Kyle Pouliot of Gladstone. “I was pretty ...

Sports briefs

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Lancour nails ace ESCANABA — Veteran golfer Bob “Beaver” Lancour recorded his first Upper Peninsula hole-in-one Tuesday when he dunked his tee shot on the 154-yard 13th hole at Escanaba Country Club. Lancour, who also had an ace in Florida, used a 4-iron. Gladstone golf GLADSTONE — ...

Repeat champ – Scott tips Steider

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By Burt Angeli Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Escanaba’s Barb Scott likes her success rate in the UP Ladies Golf Association Senior Championships. “Two for two,” Scott said. “I guess I ought to keep playing.” In her first quest last year to win a senior title, ...

Record attack? – UPGA marksmen ready at Oak Crest

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NORWAY — Is the Oak Crest course record in jeopardy for this week’s 104th UP Golf Association Championships? “It could be,” said tournament director Kevin Londo, noting several of the 101 golfers with zero handicaps. “It’s a pretty strong field handicap-wise.” When a longtime ...

Prep grid season kicks off

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Dennis Grall | Daily Press High school football practice began Monday throughout Michigan, with players limited to wearing helmets for three days before they can wear full pads. Hunter Larson, right, rushes toward assistant coach Jason Micheau and while assistant Neil Clapp throws the ball as ...

ECC senior champs

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Courtesy photo A familiar team earned another championship Sunday in a Senior 4-man scramble at Escanaba Country Club. The winners, from left, are Mark Ray, Paul Schrader, Paul Gregoire and John Zeni with a 27-under-par two-day total. It is the sixth time the quartet has won the tourney in ...

Carney D1 title game goes overtime

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CARNEY — It required overtime before Juice Promotions gained some breathing room and captured the Division 1 title Monday in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Mike Polfus scored 23 points and Bob Granquist added 18 as Juice Promotions tripped Spindler Financial 76-72. Christian Harris ...

Gladstone golf

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GLADSTONE — Steve Bratonia was sizzling Monday, shooting a 3-under-par 69 in men’s league at Gladstone Golf Club. Wayne Marshall was also sharp, hitting 70. Mike Ballard and Scott Neurohr had 73, Mark Hager and Kelly Shea 76, Bill Swartz 77, Bob Nachtwey and Tom McLaughlin 78 and Bob ...

Gladstone repeats as Legion champs

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MENOMINEE — The Gladstone Indians knew they had their work cut out going into this weekend’s games in the Class A state American Legion Baseball tournament. Gladstone dropped a 9-7 decision to Menominee Red Wave Friday night, meaning it needed to win three games to retain its title. The ...

M-W net event is a smash

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ESCANABA - The 71st edition of the Michigan-Wisconsin tennis tournament had its annual champions crowned and the competition was outstanding. The weekend of tennis in Delta County was celebrated by both young and old players and spectators from around the Midwest. The unique stories and ...

Martin clearly sees path to state title

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MENOMINEE — Dan Martin wasn’t sure if he’d be able to play in Sunday’s American Legion Class A state championship baseball game. His vision was limited to his right eye after a pitch bounced off the plate and struck him in the left eye Saturday in Gladstone’s 9-7 victory over ...

Another U.P. golf tourney at Oak Crest

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NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course, home of last month’s 92nd annual UP Ladies Golf Association Championships, hosts another major next week. The 104th UP Golf Association Men’s Championships tees off Tuesday and runs through Friday. Tournament director Kevin Londo reports 101 golfers have ...