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North Central squads look to underclassmen

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POWERS — It appears underclassmen on North Central’s track teams will have ample opportuity to step up this spring. The Jets, who are fielding young teams, open in Monday’s Superior Central Invitational which begins at noon (CDT) at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. Gone ...

Bowling season comes to close

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ESCANABA — Circlemcountry.com captured the Young & American League championship Wednesday night, edging E&E Furniture 8-5 in a roll-off at Bowl-a-Rama Lanes. Both teams hit 470 pins and scored two points in the third game, enabling Circlemcountry.com to secure the title. E&E, ...

Steelers’ Dan Rooney dies at 84

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By the Associated Press Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL’s landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84. The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. Rooney took over ...

Road race Saturday

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ESCANABA — The Fifth Annual Cut, Color, Run is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. in Ludington Park. Check-in and late registration begins at 9 at the pavilion. Entry fee, which includes a T-shirt for any runner or walker, is $30. Goody bags can be picked up today from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and on ...

UPSHOF tickets

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ESCANABA — Tickets are available for the 46th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. The banquet is May 13 at Island Resort and Casino in Harris. It is the sixth year at this location after being held in Escanaba, Iron Mountain and Marquette in previous years. Tickets ...

Prep schedule: Friday-Saturday

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Today’s games Softball Gladstone, Rapid River, Superior Central at Marquette Spring Swing (at Superior Dome), TBA Baseball Norway at North Central, 3 Stephenson at North Central, 5 Saturday’s games Softball Escanaba at Saginaw Swan Valley tournament, 10 a.m. Gladstone, ...

NHS fund-raiser

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HERMANSVILLE — North Central Chapter of the National Honor Society is hosting its Fourth Annual Hermansville Hustle 5K Run/Walk on April 29 starting at North Central Elementary at 9a.m. (CDT). This event is a fund-raiser for the National Honor Society members to raise money for their annual ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Softball Escanaba at Saginaw Swan Valley tournament, 10 a.m. Gladstone, Rapid River. Superior Central at Marquette Spring Swing (Superior Dome), TBA Baseball Stephenson at Escanaba, 1 Monday’s games Track Superior Central Invitational at Marquette (Superior ...

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Detroit Tigers’ Jose Iglesias throws out Cleveland Indians’ Roberto Perez at first base during the seventh inning Friday in Cleveland.

Tigers escape Indians

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning after being brushed back in the first, and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland 7-6 on Friday night, sending the defending AL champion Indians to their sixth loss in seven games. Tensions mounted three batters into the ...

Brewers trample Cincinnati 10-4

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Back in the majors after four seasons, Eric Thames is just trusting his instincts. Thames homered for the second straight night and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-4 Friday night. Thames’ third home run of the season capped ...

No place like home

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ESCANABA — Justin Popelka made sure the Norway baseball team didn’t spoil Escanaba’s home opener Wednesday at the Al Ness Field. Popelka, the senior right-hander, pitched a three-hitter to lead the Eskymos to a 10-1 victory. “In your senior year the home opener is always a big ...

Superior Dome hosting Spring Swing softball teams

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MARQUETTE — Paul Seibert and his Marquette Senior High School varsity softball team should be tired by the end of the 15th annual Superior Dome Spring Swing tournament. As the event organizers along with parents, boosters and officials from MSHS, these people will put on a 32-game marathon ...

Ems swept

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MANISTIQUE — Rudyard relied on some solid hitting Wednesday to sweep the Manistique softball team, 12-1 and 14-3. The Bulldogs belted 12 hits in the opener. Renee Schuetter collected two of the Emeralds’ seven hits and also knocked in Katlyn Arnold with Manistique’s lone run. Amanda ...

U.P. cagers honored by Free Press

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DETROIT — Eighteen Upper Peninsula basketball players have been selected to the Detroit Free Press All-State team, including a pair from three-time defending Class D state champion North Central boys. North Central senior Jason Whitens is on the Dream Team, with classmate Dawson Bilski a ...

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Chicago Cubs’ team members celebrate during the 2016 World Series championship ring ceremony before the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Cubs, fans celebrate with ring ceremony

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have their glittering rings to go with that historic championship. The team was given its crowning jewels before Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with fans at Wrigley Field roaring as the ceremony unfolded. That put the final ...

GLIAC cage honors

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ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Michelle LaFave and Mid Peninsula’s Brett Branstrom were honored on the 2016-17 Winter Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Excellence Teams. LaFave, a sophomore for the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team, is studying exercise science. ...

Great Lakes pool

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ESCANABA — The Great Lakes Youth Pool Tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Crazy Joe’s Pool Hall. There is no entry fee for the tourney, which has an 8-Ball, double-elimination format and starts at noon. The tourney is open to any males or females ages 8 to 20. There will be competition ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Baseball Marquette at BR-Harris, 4 Softball Rapid River at Sup Cent, 4 Friday’s games Softball Gladstone, Rapid River, Superior Central at Marquette Spring Swing (at Superior Dome), TBA Baseball Gladstone at Adams-Friendship, Wis. tournament, 3 Norway at North ...