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‘We have a conference’

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ESCANABA — There is an exciting change on the diamond this spring, as this is the first year of the Great Northern Conference coming together for baseball. The conference will be made up of the same five teams as in other sports, consisting of Escanaba, Gladstone, Marquette, Kingsford and ...

Braves roll Patriots in season opener

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MARQUETTE — Nearly two dozen high school varsity and junior varsity softball teams from the Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin were able to play inside and away from the snowy weather on Friday to open the 17th annual Spring Swing softball tournament held in the Superior ...

Indians shutout Tigers in finale

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DETROIT (AP) — Leonys Martin capped a successful return to Detroit with another fine day at the plate. Martin had three hits, including a solo home run in the third inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Thursday. Shane Bieber allowed three hits in seven innings for ...

Column – NBA playoffs should be entertaining

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ESCANABA — It’s that time of year again. The NBA playoffs get underway today, and this postseason has me as excited as I’ve been in years. First off, I’m not much of a Detroit Pistons’ fan, but I do follow the team. The Pistons are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2016, ...

Gladstone girls basketball awards

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Members of the Gladstone girls’ basketball team were recently honored for their individual awards last season. Pictured from left: Andie Balenger (GNC Defensive Player of the Year, GNC Second Team, All-M-PC Defensive Team, M-PC Honorable Mention), Megan Crow (All-U.P. First Team, GNC First ...

Packers’ legend passes at age 85

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forrest Gregg, the great Hall of Fame lineman for the mighty Green Bay Packers of the 1960s that Vince Lombardi called the “finest player I ever coached,” died Friday at age 85. Barbara Gregg said her husband of 59 years died in Colorado Springs from ...

Upper Level Wrestling Club youth standouts

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Wrestlers from the Upper Level Wrestling Club in Escanaba were in Kalamazoo for the Myway State Youth Wrestling Championship March 29-31. 19 wrestlers made it to the medal rounds, which place the top eight. Upper Level also had one wrestler place in the Wisconsin State Championship: Caitlyn ...

DeChambeau, Koepka share lead at Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau swears by science. Brooks Koepka is all about his routine. The Americans atop the Masters leaderboard have vastly different strategies when it comes to golf, but both have figured out something that works at Augusta National. They each shot a 6-under 66 ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Softball Marquette Spring Swing Superior Central vs. Hancock, 8:30 a.m. Gladstone vs. Rudyard, 10 a.m. Superior Central vs. Houghton, 11:30 a.m. Manistique vs. Calumet jayvees, 1 p.m. Gladstone vs. Bonduel, 2:30 Manistique vs. Lake Linden-Hubbell, 4 Superior ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s game Softball Marquette Spring Swing Westwood vs. Gladstone, 5 Saturday’s games Softball Marquette Spring Swing Superior Central vs. Hancock, 8:30 a.m. Gladstone vs. Rudyard, 10 a.m. Superior Central vs. Houghton, 11:30 a.m. Manistique vs. Calumet jayvees, 1 ...

Briefs

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For the record ESCANABA — Superior Central’s Samantha Thompson was wrongly identified as Caitlyn Thompson in a photo and a softball story from Tuesday’s game against Rapid River in Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Press. Track and field camp DE PERE, Wis. — The St. Norbert ...

Briefs

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Pool tournament ESCANABA — The 31st Annual Great Lakes Youth Pool tournament takes place Saturday at Crazy Joe’s Pool Hall. Players must be registered by 11 a.m. The tourney, which begins at noon, is open to any boy or girl age 8-20. There is no entry fee. Thirteen tables will be ...

Gold Medal Schedule

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Friday’s games All Times EDT Class EE — Norton vs. North Central Jets Seniors and Alumni - Stewart Manufacturing of Hermansville, 7 p.m. Class EE — “D” Rejects of Carney vs. Whitens Kiln & Lumber of Hermansville, 8 p.m. Class D Championship Game — Juice Promotions of ...

Sometimes you don’t mind the rain

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MARQUETTE — As I sat behind the wheel, looking out the windshield, the countryside was cloaked in a thick soft robe of fog, making the copper mining era houses across the highway – now mostly boarded-up – look every bit of their age. It was early in the evening, but the rainy spring ...

DNR seeks chronic wasting disease research proposals

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LANSING — As a part of a joint wildlife disease initiative, Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are seeking grant proposals for collaborative research, education and outreach projects to address the most important issues around wildlife disease in ...

Pistons crush Knicks, make playoffs

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Pistons knew a victory Wednesday night would guarantee them a playoff spot. And, from the opening tip, they left no doubt that was going to happen. Luke Kennard scored 27 points, Reggie Jackson had 21 and Andre Drummond added 20 points and 18 rebounds as the ...

Tigers get to Bauer early, beat Indians

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DETROIT (AP) — Niko Goodrum and John Hicks were in no mood to wait for a deep count against Trevor Bauer. “This isn’t the time to be patient against a guy who throwing like that,” Goodrum said. “He threw me a fastball down and in, and I put a good swing on it.” Bauer allowed ...

Angels sweep Brewers

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels were held to five hits Wednesday night, but the timing of those hits propelled them to their sixth straight win. Missing star outfielder Mike Trout, the Angels defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 as they scored all their runs on four hits in the ...

Packers looking for fresh start after dramatic spring

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — New Packers coach Matt LaFleur had a long to-do list even before his players arrived for the start of offseason workouts this week. The drama that started in Green Bay with the December firing of coach Mike McCarthy has bubbled into the spring, with McCarthy ripping ...