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Gladstone boys, Bruce capture Invite honors

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MANISTIQUE — It was a fun outing for Adam Bruce Wednesday as he dominated the boys’ cross country race in the Manistique Invitational. The Gladstone junior covered the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 33 seconds. He was followed by classmate Jake Strasler (19:19), Munising’s Darren ...

Braves top Munising

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GLADSTONE — Tennis victories have been a scarce commodity for the Gladstone girls this season. They got one Wednesday, however, in a 6-2 conquest of Munising for only their second triumph this year. “I’m very excited for the team today,” said Braves’ coach Dan Williams. “We had ...

Bayside, IM play to draw

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KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain battled Escanaba Bayside and goalkeeper Vova Hill to a scoreless draw Wednesday in high school soccer at Commemorative Field. The Mountaineers (5-2-3) had numerous chances throughout the match. “Their goalie played great,” said Mountaineers coach Dave Brule ...

Eichhorn’s debut

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VERONA, Wis. — Carney-Nadeau’s Hunter Eichhorn kicked off his college golf career for the Marquette Golden Eagles with a strong showing this week at the Badger Invitational. Eichhorn shot a 1-under 71 in the final round Tuesday at the tourney hosted by Wisconsin at University Ridge Golf ...

ECC Men

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ESCANABA — Brian Robinette shot 70 for top honors Tuesday in the Men’s League at Escanaba Country Club. He was followed by Matt Smith 74, Kurt Schwalbach and Jeff Rae 75, Dave Harris and Bucky Hartwig 77, Randy Steinhausen, Bob Koski and Steve VanEnkevort 78 and Eric Knudsen 79.

Irish Oaks Ladies

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GLADSTONE — Mary Bergman shot 44 Monday to lead the Ladies League at Irish Oaks Golf Club. She was followed by Rosie Spindler 45, Kirsten Vandeville 47, Kristi Jaeger, Sally Erkkila, Sue Cossette and Pat DeGrave 48 and Debbie Peterson, Rachael Latta, Kristi Nevala and Patti Kivioja 49.

Irish Oaks Men

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GLADSTONE — Matt Smith and Randy Eis each shot 34 to lead the way Wednesday in the Men’s League at Irish Oaks. They were followed by Tim Dementer and James Smith 36, Sam Larabee and Tim Shea 37, Brad Peterson and Paul Gayan 38 and Benny Wells, Chris Collins, Wayne Arts and Matt Romps 39.

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Girls’ tennis Kingsford at Escanaba, 4 Football Carney-Nadeau at Wisconsin School of the Deaf, 5 Volleyball Sault Ste. Marie at Escanaba, 7 Gladstone at Manistique, 7 BR-Harris at S. Central, 7:15 C-N at Rapid River, 7:30 Big Bay at Forest Park, ...

Youth ORV class offered at Pocket Park

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ESCANABA — A youth ORV class will be offered at the DNR Pocket Park on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration required and a parent or guardian must accompany a child under the age of 10. Contact Jo Ann Alexander at 906-786-2351 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for further information. ...

Eskymos sharp, sweep Miners

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba volleyball team took care of business Tuesday night when it swept Negaunee 3-0. “They showed up and they had a good game today,” said Escanaba coach Adam Lambert. “The girls came out with the offense we’ve been working on and put it to practice. It was able to ...

Houghton boys, Marquette girls tops at Invite

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Justin Sanpaka was much happier with Tuesday’s results than he was with the results from his previous cross country race. The Escanaba senior placed fourth in the Kingsford Invitational, covering the hilly 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 20.8 seconds on this sunny and warm ...

Rockets spike Norway

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NORWAY — The Rapid River volleyball team got a big win Tuesday night as it beat Norway 3-1. The Rockets bounced back to get the win falling to Stephenson 3-0 Monday. “They played great,” said Rapid River coach Kristy Kerstner. “They finally played as a team. They kept up their ...

Braves draw, Esky swept

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Gladstone relied on strong doubles play Tuesday en route to a 4-4 tie against host Iron Mountain. Gladstone won three of the four doubles matches and the Mountaineers claimed three singles matches. “Doubles had a great day,” Gladstone coach Dan Williams said. “(No. ...

Serving helps Gwinn sweep Manistique

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By Ryan Stieg Journal Sports Writer GWINN — For the last several years, the Gwinn volleyball team has gone through some rebuilding, but on Tuesday night, it appeared as if that period had come to an end. The Modeltowners dispatched Manistique in a three-set sweep that lasted little ...

GGC hosts scramble

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GLADSTONE — Gladstone Golf Club is hosting a Fall One Person Scramble Saturday, Sept. 30. There is a $40 entry fee for the event, which has an 11 a.m. shotgun start and three divisions (Open, Ladies, 60-plus). For more information or to enter, call GCC at 906-428-0646.

Highland Men

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HYDE — Mark Ray and Scott Kwarciany led the way at the Highland Men’s Golf League Tuesday shooting 73. They were followed by Taren Halfaday and Jeff Lampi 74, Dennis Dittrich 75, John Erickson and Mike Brayak 76, Mark Johnson 77, Casey Hyslop and Robin Halfaday 79.

GGC Men

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GLADSTONE — Joe Quinn shot a 35 Monday to lead the Gladstone Golf Club Afternoon League. He was followed by Korey Smith and Brent Kallio 37.

GGC Ladies

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GLADSTONE — Holly Canull shot 45 Tuesday to lead the Ladies Fall League at Gladstone Golf Club. She was followed by Patty Valiquette and Cheryl Dykes 46, Mary Kallio, Lori Shea and Deb Lordson 47 and Judy Cappeart and Deb Parrett 48.

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Cross country Manistique Invitational, 4 Soccer Hannahville at Big Bay, 4 Girls’ tennis Munising at Gladstone, 4 Volleyball Hannahville at Big Bay, 6 Thursday’s games Girls’ tennis Kingsford at Escanaba, 4 Football Carney-Nadeau at Wisconsin ...

Spartans idle, get to work with Harvey relief

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EAST LANSING — An early break in Michigan State’s schedule is giving Tyler Higby a chance to go back home to the flood-ravaged Houston area. He’s bringing some teammates with him. Higby, an offensive lineman for the Spartans, said about a dozen players will make the trip to Texas ...