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Gladstone summer running program

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GLADSTONE — A summer running program is being offered for all Gladstone elementary/middle school students from third through eighth grades. It will take place every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Van Cleve Park, across from the Gladstone State Police Post. In case of inclement weather, ...

Niagara hosting softball tournament

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The fifth annual Niagara Softball Tournament will be Aug. 4, through Aug. 6 at Riverside Park. Entry fee is $100, with a three-game minimum. The class of 2017 graduates and under are eligible to participate. Proceeds benefit the Niagara High School softball and baseball ...

Highland couples

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ESCANABA — The Highland Couples Tournament (Pro Scotch Format) is set for July 22-23. The cost is $140 per team with the field limited to the first 60 paid squads. Participation includes cash flight prizes, flag events and a buffet dinner. Rental carts are available for $25 per day and can ...

Gladstone hosting Hardwick scramble

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GLADSTONE — The 16th Annual Gail Hardwick Memorial/Swallow Inn Golf Scramble is scheduled for Aug. 5 at Gladstone Golf Course. The cost for the four-person scramble is $65 and includs lunch, whitefish dinner and cash flight prizes. Golfers must reserve their own cart. To register, call 428-9646.

Kid Rock hints at US Senate run in Michigan

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LANSING (AP) — Kid Rock for U.S. Senate? The musician from suburban Detroit is teasing his potential 2018 candidacy, though it is news to Michigan Republicans. Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie, said Wednesday that a website hinting at his campaign — www.kidrockforsenate.com — is ...

Terrace Bluff sets memorial scramble

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GLADSTONE — The Third Annual Jim Almonroeder Firecracker Memorial Scramble is set for July 27 at Terrace Bluff Golf Club. The cost is $50 per person for the four-person scramble and includes grill food, refreshments and events on the course. The hole-in-one prize is a 2017 Club Car. Proceeds ...

Terrace Bluff Men

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GLADSTONE — Dan DeRouin and Terry Hoffmeyer carded 37s to lead the way in the Terrace Bluff Men’s League. He was followed by Craig Seckinger and Steve Delveaux 38 and John Lewandowski 39.

Area schedule

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Today’s games Little League Softball Minor girls (age 9-10) District 10 tournament At Lemerand Park, Escanaba Gladstone vs. Escanaba, 5 Norway vs. Kingsford, 7 Baseball Major boys (age 11-12) District 10 tournament At Howes Family Field, Gladstone Munising vs. Norway, ...

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Britain’s Andy Murray wipes his face as he plays his Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Match against Sam Querrey of the United States on day nine of Wimbledon in London Wednesday.

Murray, Djokovic lose at Wimbledon

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LONDON (AP) — The first portentous sign of trouble for Andy Murray, surprisingly enough, came right as the two-time Wimbledon champion constructed an ample lead over Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals Wednesday. The top-seeded Murray flicked a cross-court backhand passing shot so forcefully, ...

Can’t someone speed up the game of baseball?

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By Tim Dahlberg AP Sports Columnist That didn’t last long. A day after basking in the glow of the most watched All-Star Home Run Derby in nearly a decade, reality intruded on baseball. Though fans still seems to dig the long ball, they don’t seem too keen about the game ...

Mental mistakes hurt Esky in loss to Kingsford Blues

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Cubs had a hard time getting hits off 16-year-old C.J. Bolo Tuesday night as they dropped a 4-1 American Legion baseball decision to the Kingsford Blues at Al Ness Field. Bolo, who pitched the entire contest, scattered four hits, struck out seven and walked ...

Gladstone downs Niagara

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Gladstone pitcher Owen Hanson settled down after yielding a first-inning home run and the Indians defeated Niagara 6-1 in American Legion baseball Tuesday at Memorial Park. Gladstone plated a run in the top half of the inning and Niagara answered in the bottom half with ...

Tony Mancilla

Symetra tour returning to area in 2018-19

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ESCANABA — Island Resort and Casino general manager Tony Mancilla has good news to share — the Symetra Tour will return to Sweetgrass Golf Course in 2018 and 2019. Mancilla said the Tribal Council unanimously approved completing the last two years of a three-year contract to bring the ...

New Iron Mountain AD thankful for stint at North Central

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School officially has its third athletic director since March after the school board unanimously approved Joey Pontbriand to the position on Monday. Pontbriand was the athletic director at North Central for the last three years, overseeing five state ...

LL game postponed

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GLADSTONE — Rain and lightning postponed the Norway-Iron Mountain North Major Boys (11-12) Little League All-Stars game Tuesday at Don Howes Field. Norway led North 3-2 in the third inning at the time of the suspension. The District 10 game is scheduled to resume today at 6 p.m. in the ...

Carney hoops league

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CARNEY — Wangarin Logging defeated Gladstone 87-82 Monday during the Carney Summer Basketball League. Rob Granquist led Wangarin Logging with 24 points and Jared Rivard added 19. Brad Spindler had 29 and Marvin Cherette scored 18 for Gladstone. Aaron Petit scored 33 and Jordan Miller had 22 ...

Gladstone GC

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GLADSTONE — Gary Bricco shot a low score of 72 Monday at the Gladstone Golf Club. He was followed by Steve Bratonia 73, Mark Gager 74, Wayne Marshall 75, Greg Mossing, Kelly Shea, and Dick Pepin 76, Jim Broman 78, and Marv Cartwright, Gary Micheau, Jim Gibbs and Charlie Creten 79. Joe ...

Esky hosting hoops shooting system

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ESCANABA — The Hall of Fame Shooting System will be conducted Thursday at Escanaba High School. The program is open to players in seventh through 12th grades in the upcoming school year, with one session from 9 a.m. to noon and another session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Topics covered include ...

Highland Men’s

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BARK RIVER — Hunter Eichhorn shot the low round of the night at 64 during the Highland Men’s Twilight League followed by Mark Ray and Mike Brayak with 71, Jim Peltier 74, PJ Grandchamp 75, Curt Servant 76, Don Cousineau, Jeff Lampi, and Dick Puddy 77, and Doug Motto and Bob Linder 79. Team ...

Irish Oaks Ladies

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GLADSTONE — Karen McCorkle shot a 43 to lead the Irish Oaks Ladies League Monday. She was followed by Sharon Pinar 44, Heather Peterson and Mary Bergman 45, Amanda Norkoli 46, Laura Brace 47, Kristi Nevala, Kristi Jaeger, Rosie Spindler, and Sally Erkkila 48, and Cheryl Kamin 49.