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Esky rolls to district crown

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PETOSKEY — Strong pitching, solid defense and timely hitting proved to be the recipe for a Division 2 district championship for the Escanaba softball team Saturday at Petoskey. The Eskymos (25-3), relying on sophomore Gabi Salo in the circle, blanked Cheboygan 4-0 in the semifinals and ...

5 straight for Braves

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GLADSTONE — Win and advance — whatever it takes — is the motivation for the Gladstone baseball team. The Braves did just that Saturday at Don Olsen Field to win their fifth straight Division 3 district title. They survived a scare to beat Superior Central 6-3 in the semifinals and ...

Grand slam lifts Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — Morgan Letteriello’s grand slam home run in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Gladstone Braves to a 12-6 victory over Iron Mountain in the Division 3 district championship game Saturday at GHS. The Mountaineers and GHS were tied 6-6 in the title game before ...

Esky, Gladstone boys improve in final meet

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KINGSFORD — The Escanaba and Gladstone boys concluded their track seasons on an encouraging note Saturday as each team finished five places higher in the Upper Peninsula Division 1 Finals than a year ago. Marquette won for the fourth consecutive time with 110 points, followed by Houghton ...

BR-H, Manistique girls earn first-place medals

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KINGSFORD — First-place medals were a scarce commodity among area girls’ athletes in Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Track Finals. Area teams combined to take home just three gold medals with Bark River-Harris claiming two and Manistique the other. The low medal count also reflected in ...

Prep Softball Regionals Schedule – Saturday

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SATURDAY Division 2 at Gaylord: Escanaba vs. Muskegon Oakridge, 10 a.m.; Kalkaska vs. Remus-Chippewa Hills, noon; Championship 2 p.m. Regional winner advances to state quarterfinals June 12 at Central Michigan (1 p.m.) to face the Belding Regional winner. Division 3 at Charlevoix: Negaunee ...

Prep Baseball Regionals Schedule – Saturday

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SATURDAY Division 3 at Charlevoix: Charlevoix vs. TC St. Francis, 10 a.m.; Gladstone vs. Boyne City, noon; Championship 2 p.m. Regional winner advances to state quarterfinals June 12 at Petoskey (noon) to face the Standish-Sterling Regional winner. Division 4 at Rudyard: Wakefield-Marenisco ...

U.P. Boys Track Results

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Upper Peninsula Finals Saturday at Kingsford DIVISION 1 Team scores: 1. Marquette 110, 2. Houghton 86, 3. Gladstone 76, 4. Escanaba 62, 5. Westwood 55, 6. Negaunee 52, 7. Kingsford 47, 8. Calumet 21, 9. Menominee 10, 10. Sault Ste. Marie 8 3,200-meter relay - 1. Marquette (Malherbe, Zika, ...

Eskymos sweep U.P. golf titles

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ESCANABA — Two past Upper Peninsula golf champions went head-to-head here Thursday, and as play stopped for a heavy downpour, the momentum made a tremendous switch after play resumed to help decide the issue. Junior Paxton Johnson of Escanaba used the 30-minute rain delay to turn her ...

Rapid River captures district title

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NORWAY — Winning the district championship was the first step for the Rapid River state ranked softball team in its 2018 post-season run. Step one was accomplished Friday with the Rockets beating host Norway 7-2 for the district title. Rapid River used a recipe that has been very ...

Balance keys Escanaba, GHS’s Peterson medalist

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HARRIS — Back-to-back U.P. Division I golf championships is a sweet payoff for the Escanaba boys golf team, The Eskymos were the top team again Thursday battling a difficult golf course (Sweetgrass Golf Club), an afternoon heavy downpour rain delay and besting the top boys’ U.P. golf ...

Surprise! Jets claim district

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NORWAY — The North Central baseball team stood on the field and posed with its district trophy at Marion Park. The Jets were the unlikely champions after they routed Stephenson 14-4 in the championship game. It was North Central’s first district title. Unlikely, because they ousted the ...

Glads sweep D-3 championships

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GLADSTONE — Team scores are determined by their top four golfers in a high school tournament. Scores by No. 5 golfers can also play an important role, which was the case in Thursday’s Division 3 Boys’ Finals at Irish Oaks Golf Course. Ontonagon benefited from the fifth score ...

Prep schedule: Friday-Saturday

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Today’s games Baseball District tournament Division 4 At Norway Bark River-Harris vs. North Central, 11 a.m. Stephenson vs. Norway, 1:30 Championship game, 4 Softball District tournaments Division 4 At Norway Bark River-Harris vs. Norway, 11 a.m. Stephenson vs. Rapid ...

Carney summer basketball league

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CARNEY — Gage Degrave scored 20 points and Matt Richer Jr. added 18 points as Bark River defeated Stephenson 72-50 Thursday in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Joey Starzynski and Merlin Thoune each scored 12 points for Stephenson. Carney defeated Brock Farms 80-46 in Game 2 as Max ...

Prep schedule: Saturday

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Today’s games Track U.P. Finals at Kingsford, 10 Softball District tournaments Division 2 At Petoskey Petoskey vs. Sault Ste. Marie, 10 a.m. Cheboygan vs. Escanaba, noon Championship game, 2 Division 3 At Gladstone Menominee vs. Iron Mountain, 10 a.m. Manistique vs. ...

ECC ladies

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ESCANABA — Barb Scott shot 40 Wednesday to lead the Ladies League at Escanaba Country Club. She was followed by Karen Walksnice 40, Mary Bergman 41, Connie Kangas and Meghan Casey 42, Tina Ramos, Betty LeMire and Molly Lancour 44, Laura Lynaugh and Shirley Gollach 45, Jessica Bray and Sandi ...

Terrace Bluff scramble for Honor Flight

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GLADSTONE — The first Doc Hirn four-person scramble is scheduled for June 30 at Terrace Bluff Golf Club. All proceeds will go to the U.P. Honor Flight. The cost is $65 per person for the scramble, which has a 1 p.m. shotgun start and includes grill food, refreshments on the course cash ...