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Indians blank Cubs in opener

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ESCANABA — Cody Frappier made five plate appearances, got on base five times and scored a run in Thursday’s opening game of the Gregg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial American Legion Baseball tournament. The Gladstone third-baseman, however, is still waiting for his first official at bat ...

Strong finishes highlight Symetra start

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HARRIS — Desiree Dubreuil had one of those fast starts, with an exclamation point finish Friday in the Eighth Annual Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. “I got off to a really good start,” Dubreuil said. “I birdied four out of my first five holes, so that was a really good way ...

Esky earns top 50 rank in nation

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba softball team proved it is the best Division 2 team in Michigan after winning the state championship last Saturday in East Lansing. But the Eskymos also are one of the top 50 high school softball teams in the nation, according to the website FloSoftball.com. The ...

Tourney gets bigger purse, extension

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HARRIS — The Eighth Annual Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass is off and running with an even better future in place. Tony Mancilla, General Manager of Island Resort and Casino, said next year’s purse will be increased from $175,000 to $200,000 and a two-year extension has been ...

Gladstone honored for All-Region

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone baseball team was rewarded for its run to the Final Four with two players and a coach named to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 3 All-Region Team. Senior Clay Cole earned a spot as an outfielder, junior Jared Crow made it as a pitcher ...

Indians field experience in American Legion play

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians are in the midst of a busy weekend as they try to defend their title in the Gregg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial American Legion Baseball tournament. Gladstone, which opened with an 8-0 victory at Escanaba Thursday night, was scheduled to host the Sault Ste. ...

Road race in Nahma on June 30

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NAHMA — The Nahma Music Fest five-kilometer run is set for June 30 at 9 a.m. Check-in and registration takes place from 7:30-8:30 at Nahma Township Hall. Entry fee, which includes a T-shirt and admission to the music festival, is $20 for adults and $15 for kids age 12 and ...

Pitcher shuts out Escanaba Cubs

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Cubs had trouble solving Derrick Edington’s pitching Friday night as they dropped a 10-0 decision in six innings to the Eastern U.P. Travelers’ AA team in the Gregg Johnson Memorial American Legion baseball tournament. Edington fired a three-hitter, struck out 10 ...

Irish Oaks men

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GLADSTONE — Mark Weber shot 36 at the Irish Oaks Golf Course Wednesday in the Men's League to lead the way. He was followed by Tim Shea, Wayne Arts and Fred Breitzman 38 and Kevin Vogel, Josh Mileski, Tom Warren and Gary LeClaire 39.

Legion baseball tourney schedule: Saturday-Sunday

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Gregg Johnson Memorial tournament Today At Escanaba 10:30 a.m. — Sault Ste. Marie AA vs. Bark River 12:45 p.m.— Sault Ste. Maris AA vs. Marquette 3 p.m. — DePere, Wis. vs. Copper Country 5:15 — Midland Berryhill vs. Marinette 7:30 — Escanaba vs. Bark River At ...

Eskymo Fan Club

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ESCANABA —The Eskymo Fan Club will meet on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Escanaba High School Library.

Tigers, Royals set date in Omaha

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OMAHA, Neb. — Major League Baseball will come to Omaha for a day next year as part of an initiative to take the product to new places, commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. As part of the buildup for the 2019 College World Series, the Detroit Tigers will play a regular-season game against ...

Cedar Street Slam

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MANISIQUE —Downtown Cedar Street will be the venue for the Third Annual Cedar Street Slam 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Aug. 4. Geared as a family event, age groups range from 10 and under all the way to 35 plus for both genders. There is definitely a category for everyone. All ...

Milwaukee pounds error-prone Cards

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter pitched seven strong innings, Manny Pina homered and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on a season-high four errors by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 11-3 Thursday night. Suter (8-4) retired 12 straight after Matt Carpenter’s leadoff home run. He went a ...

YMCA Learn To Golf Program

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ESCANABA — The YMCA Learn to Golf program is scheduled to begin Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Irish Oaks Golf Course Driving Range. The program which is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of golf, will run from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday concluding on ...

Column: Severe storms impact summer ATV/ORV trails

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ESCANABA — As we officially head into summer, the peak season for motorized recreational riding is upon us and there are some area issues and projects that should checked out prior to your departure. Recent storms in the western Upper Peninsula have caused some washout conditions on the ...

Area softball players earn all-state

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ESCANABA — State champion Escanaba and state-ranked Rapid River each placed two players on the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association All-State First Teams. Pitcher Gabi Salo and second baseman Claire McInerney were named to the Division 2 honor squad for the Eskymos, who ...

Playing with a weekend purpose

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By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press HARRIS — Golfers are limited to 14 clubs in their golf bags. Don’t be surprised if Jordy LaBarbera has an extra club in her bag when she participates in this weekend’s Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. The University of Arkansas senior ...