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Rockets fall to foe

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ESCANABA — The Rapid River softball team fell 12-2 to the Marshfield, Wis. Tigers here Friday during the Escanaba Invitational. The Rockets scored their runs on a homer from Kristen Goodacre that also pushed Cecelia Pilon across the plate. Natalie Belanger took the loss over seven ...

Column: Sounds of the wild break an evening silence

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MARQUETTE — The night was cool and damp when I stepped outside the door, my bare feet following the rose rock steps down to the landing. I stand here often to get a better ear on the world. Even if I only step outside for a couple of minutes, I almost always hear something worth listening ...

Polfus steps down at C-N

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CARNEY — After 11 years at the helm of the Carney-Nadeau boys’ basketball program, coach Jacob Polfus announced he is stepping down through a resignation letter to the school May 2. Polfus’s tenure at Carney was a successful one, finishing with a 169-75 record and leading the Wolves to ...

Emeralds’ boys take second at Pickford

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PICKFORD — Junior Schyler Anderson helped the Manistique boys stay in contention here Wednesday as they placed second in the Web Morrison Invitational track meet. Pickford, coached by Manistique graduate Garde Kangas, edged the Emeralds 122-109 for the title. Third-Place Cedarville scored ...

Escanaba tennis edges short-handed Mustangs

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba tennis team took care of business here Wednesday, edging Munising 7-1. Escanaba’s Christer Carne earned a hard-fought victory at No. 1 singles, outlasting Munising’s Mitch Coyne 6-3, 6-2. Esky’s other three singles players also earned wins, with Shaun ...

Miners sweep Cougars

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EBEN JUNCTION — The weather wasn’t exactly fit for baseball, but the Negaunee Miners powered their way through the rough conditions Wednesday afternoon as they swept Superior Central in a doubleheader 5-2 in the opener and 10-2 in the five-inning nightcap. “We got two nice wins,” ...

Bucks advance to conference finals

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks found another gear after their first loss of the playoffs. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics just couldn’t keep up. Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Bucks routed the Celtics 116-91 on ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Track Rapid River Invitational, 2 Softball Stephenson at Superior Central (DH), 4 Baseball Bark River-Harris at Superior Central (DH), 4 Friday’s games Golf Big Bay de Noc Invitational, 11 a.m. Track Escanaba, Gladstone at Negaunee Invitational, ...

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Stannard drafted in USHL draft ESCANABA — Former Escanaba hockey player Brayden Stannard was drafted in the 16th round of the United States Hockey League draft by the Green Bay Gamblers Tuesday. Stannard was the No. 3 pick in that round, being taken No. 232 overall. The league is for ...

Braves sweep Rockets

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RAPID RIVER — Back-to-back two-run innings were the difference for the Gladstone softball team here Tuesday, as the Braves held on for a 5-2 triumph over Rapid River. The victory gave the Braves a sweep after they won the opener 8-2. Leading 1-0 in the top of the fourth of the nightcap, ...

Esky uses pitching to sweep Kingsford

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba softball team is on track for a good weekend at the Esky Invite if it keeps playing like it did here Tuesday, as the Eskymos swept the Kingsford Flivvers. Escanaba shut out the Flivvers 6-0 in the opener as Gabi Salo pitched a complete game one-hitter. “It’s ...

Bruce returns, Braves dominate

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GLADSTONE — Adam Bruce enjoyed a triumphant return to high school track here Tuesday, helping the Gladstone boys win a triangular meet with 99 points, followed by Iron Mountain 43 and Escanaba 33. The senior harrier won the 1600-meter run in four minutes, 53.14 seconds and 3200 (10:41.79) ...

Braves extend win streak with sweep of Kingsford

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KINGSFORD — The Gladstone baseball team extended its winning streak to six games with a doubleheader sweep of Kingsford in Great Northern Conference action here Tuesday. The Braves (13-5) won the opener 11-1 in five innings after scoring six runs in the final frame. Carson Shea led the ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Track Manistique at Pickford Invitational, 3 Tennis Munising at Escanaba, 4 Softball Escanaba at Menominee (DH), 4:30 Baseball Escanaba at Marquette (DH), 4 Negaunee at Superior Central (DH), 4 Thursday’s games Golf Escanaba Invitational, 11 ...

Briefs

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Bay College Swing for Scholarships ESCANABA — The 29th Bay College Swing for Scholarships golf event is Thursday, July 18 at the Escanaba Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and golf starts at noon. The event includes lunch, hospitality on the course, live and silent auctions, ...

Marinette boys take Ryder

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MARINETTE — The Marinette boys golf team finished with two of the top three scores in Tuesday’s Marinette Invitational Ryder Cup meet at Little River Country Club. The meet’s format was different from regular high school matches, with the schools dividing players into teams of two and ...

Eskymos fall short of Flivvers

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KINGSFORD — The Escanaba tennis team couldn’t pull off a victory against Kingsford, falling 6-2 here Tuesday. Four of the eight matches went to three sets, with Esky winning one. “Christer Carne had his best match of the year,” Esky coach Tom Penegor said. “He played against Brett ...

Braves buckle against Negaunee

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NEGAUNEE — The Gladstone boys’ tennis team fell to the Negaunee Miners 8-0 here Tuesday. The Braves were unable to make much happen, but coach Dan Williams felt it was a valuable experience. “It was a good learning experience,” he said. “Now, we can work at getting to a level of ...

Emeralds compete at Negaunee

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CHAMPION — 10 varsity high school golf teams competed under sunny skies and temperatures in the low 50s at the Wawonowin Country Club on Tuesday. It was just the second day the course has been open for the season, just in time for the annual Negaunee Kiwanis Invitational. Norway topped ...

Ishpeming coach resigns

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ISHPEMING — Chad Hewitt has resigned from his position as the boys varsity basketball head coach at Westwood High School, according to NICE Community School athletic director Jon Beckman. Hewitt spent the last five seasons at the helm of the Patriots, being promoted from the junior varsity ...