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Sports schedule: Thursday-Friday

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Today’s games Major softball (age 11-12) State tournament At Sanford Escanaba vs. West Branch, 1 Major baseball (age 11-12) District 10 tournament At Dickson Field, Escanaba Iron Mountain North vs. Gladstone, 5 Norway or Kingsford vs. Escanaba, 7 Friday’s games Major ...

Shocker in Moscow

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MOSCOW — Croatia’s legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free kick just five minutes in, dominated play and appeared headed to its first World Cup final since 1966. Then the second half ...

Hot Rays top Tigers with homer

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Even after his first three-hit game of the season and a home run, Kevin Kiermaier knew the focus deserved to be elsewhere Wednesday after the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 4-2 victory. C.J. Cron’s three-run home run in the ...

Top seed Federer stunned in quarterfinals

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LONDON — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point. And then, slowly, over the next two-plus hours, all the way until the fifth set reached its 24th game, as the temperature dropped and the spectators’ cries of ...

Cubs top Niagara, snap skid

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Cubs are learning it’s never too late to salvage a game — and maybe a season. The Cubs rallied from a 5-0 deficit, scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeated Niagara 6-5 in American Legion action Tuesday at Al Ness Field. “Anytime you put ...

Escanaba routs Munising, advances to district

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Major Boys’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) weren’t given too many chances to put the ball in play Tuesday night. Instead, they took advantage of 18 walks and strolled to a 22-4 baseball victory in four innings over Munising in an area tournament finale at ...

Gladstone sets football skills camp

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves Football Skills Camp will take place next Monday and Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Marble Athletic Field. The camp is open to participants in grades 7-12 and is free of charge.

Sports schedule: Wednesday-Thursday

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Today’s games Major softball (age 11-12) State tournament At Sanford Escanaba vs. Midland Bullock Creek, 3:30 Legion baseball Kingsford at Gladstone, 7 Thursday’s games Major softball (age 11-12) State tournament At Sanford Escanaba vs. West Branch, 1 Major baseball ...

Gladstone Golf Club men’s league

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GLADSTONE — Steve Bratonia shot 70 to lead the Monday Men’s League at Gladstone Golf Club. He was followed by Kelly Shea 71, Jim Gibbs and Mark Hager 75, Greg Mossing 76 and Brian Erkkila 78. In the 9-hole afternoon league, Tom Gereau led the way with a 37. He was followed by Joe Quinn ...

Irish Oaks ladies league

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GLADSTONE — Mary Bergman carded a 39 Monday to lead the Irish Oaks Ladies League. She was followed by Holly Canull, Karen McCorkle, Amanda Norkoli and Rose Spindler 44, Sharon Pinar 45, Sally Erkkila 47 and Betty Andrews, Sue Cossette, Debbie Peterson and Robin Schwartz 48.

Carney Summer Basketball League

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CARNEY — Michigan Tech sophomore Dawson Bilski tossed in 38 points and Trevor Ekberg added 20 to lead R Place past the 906ers in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Hunter Eichhorn and Bryce Thompson scored 23 points and 18 points, respectively, for the 906ers. Crystal Falls topped Brock ...

Highland Golf Club men’s league

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HYDE — Jeff Lampi and Mark Ray each shot 70 to lead the Tuesday men’s league at Highland Golf Club. They were followed by Scott Kwarciany and Brian Sheeneman 72, Dennis Dittrich 73, Mike Brayak 74, Casey Hyslop 75, Pete Hirn 76, Mark Johnson 77, Dennis Porath 78, Mark Kleiman, Jim ...

Terrace Bluff ladies league

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GLADSTONE — Betty Fleury carded a 42 to lead the Tuesday Ladies League at Terrace Bluff. She was followed by Wendy Hathaway 43, Margie Movalson 44, Mary Johnson 45, Julie Mayville 46, Ger Nelson 47, Kari Fassbender and Mel Beauchamp 48, and Carol Prins and Theresa LeFleur 49.

Gladstone Golf Club ladies league

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GLADSTONE — Wendy Bratonia fired a 42 in the Gladstone Golf Club Ladies’ League Tuesday. Lisa LaCasse and Patty Valiquette hit 44, followed by Lori Shea, Karen McCorkle, Rosie Spindler and Pam Caron 45, Holly Canull 46, Mary Bergman 47 and Kim Viau, Ellen Swenson and Deb Lordson 48.

Bay’s Drake resigns as women’s basketball coach

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ESCANABA — It’s time for Rae Drake Jr. to return to coaching Division II men’s college basketball. Drake has resigned as the Bay College women’s basketball coach and accepted an assistant coaching position with the Michigan Tech men’s basketball team. Drake launched the Bay ...

Gladstone, Esky roll in tourney

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba and Gladstone Major Little League Boys’ All-Stars (age 11-12) followed similar paths to victory Monday night as each team needed just four innings to advance in post-season tournament play. Gladstone took advantage of five errors and seven walks in a 17-0 rout of ...

Rookies earn top honors in US Log Rolling Open

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GLADSTONE — Two upsets highlighted the recent third annual US Log Rolling Open at Gladstone’s Van Cleve Park. Anthony Polentini of Oconomowoc, Wis., upset reigning US Log Rolling Open champion Connor Birdsong of Onalaska, Wis., 3-0 in the Men’s Division. This was a repeat final of the ...

Rousseau tops Mercier for junior event title

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The U.P. Golf Association junior tournament Monday at TimberStone came down to the 18th hole. Escanaba’s Nathan Rousseau sank an eagle putt on the final hole to nip Powers’ Bryson Mercier by one stroke. Rousseau finished with an eight-over par 80 in taking ...

Winners crowned in Run Your Bass Off race

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Run Your Bass Off champions came from near and far Sunday. Forest Park High School sophomore Mason Rintala won the 10K men’s race while Jordan Holmes of France and Massachusetts took women’s honors. Rintala, runner-up in his “Bass” debut last year, chopped ...

LaMarche helps Madness to title

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CANTON, Mich. — Escanaba’s Grayson LaMarche helped the Detroit area-based Motor City Madness win the USSSA 11U Michigan State Championship last weekend in Canton. LaMarche pitched the last three innings of the championship game, allowing one hit and one unearned run. Motor City Madness ...