Sports

MSU counting on QB Lewerke

Local Sports

EAST LANSING — Mark Dantonio could have avoided the question or talked around it. Last December, with the offseason less than a month old, the Michigan State coach was asked about his quarterback situation for 2017. There were no obvious front-runners after a dismal season in which the ...

Packers, Crosby on mission to clean up field goals

Local Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Hitting field goals in the NFL comes down to more than just making a strong, accurate kick. The snap must be on target, while the holder has to make a clean catch and set up the ball at the correct angle. All this must be done in a matter of seconds. The Green Bay Packers ...

Champions crowned in Michigan-Wisconsin Open

Local Sports

ESCANABA — The 70th annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open featured a professional tennis player in Mario Tabares who is originally from Cuba and now lives in Miami, Fla. Tabares won the Men’s A Singles title Saturday defeating Brett Girard of Marquette 6-1, 6-1. He also placed second in ...

Bruce wins Strongman Competition

Local Sports

By Burt Angeli Daily News Sports Writer CRYSTAL FALLS — Ryan Martin didn’t need a tie-breaker this year to win another title in the 11th annual UP Strongman Competition. Martin, a perennial champion from Crystal Falls, captured the men’s heavyweight division Saturday at Butler Potato ...

ECC Sr. scramble

Local Sports

Results of the Men’s Senior 4-Man Scramble at Escanaba Country Club Saturday and Sunday: Championship flight — 1. Eis-Wiles-McCall-Schwalbach 115; 2. VanEnkevort-Porath-Brayak-Canull 117; 3. DeGrand-LaFleur-Martin-Harris 118; 4. Nelson-Aubrey-Nelson-Stoltenberg 120; 5. ...

Sanchez roughed up, Orioles rout Tigers

Local Sports

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles found the ideal way to end a successful week that featured five wins and standout performances from two players brought on board for a potential playoff push. Jonathan Schoop, Chris Davis and Trey Mancini homered in succession during a four-run first inning, ...

New Packers get preview of Lambeau

Local Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Outside of the Packers, few other NFL teams might be able to crowd more than 63,000 fans into a stadium to watch an NFL preseason practice. Green Bay fans take advantage of any opportunity to watch their team at Lambeau Field. Rookies and other newcomers to Titletown got ...

Mold closes Esky football facility

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Nick Nolde, Escanaba athletic director, called an urgent football parent meeting Thursday night in the Escanaba High School auditorium to clear the air about facilities at the Escanaba Athletic Field. Nolde said five buildings that comprise the Igloo, officials room, locker ...

Nagy spewing confidence

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Michael Nagy has something all golfers want and need — confidence. Nagy has plenty of it after winning the Michigan Tournament of Champions Wednesday at Boyne Mountain Resort and also recently capturing the 26th Western Corporate Image Pro-Am golf tourney in Aberdeen, S.D., on ...

Dedicated duo leaves mark on local board

Local Sports

GLADSTONE — There will soon be some big shoes to fill on the Gladstone Little League Board of Directors as its top two officers are about to retire. President Mike Gobert and vice-president Dick Rusha are stepping down in October when their current terms expire. Gobert, whose been on the ...

Ingalls selected for U.P. Sports Hall-of-Fame

Local Sports

By Dennis Grall For U.P. Sports Hall of Fame MENOMINEE — Seven former coaches and two standout golfers are among the people selected recently to the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. The 47th annual induction banquet will be held May 12, 2018 at Island Resort & Casino in Harris. It ...

Mattson column: Tourney trail ugly, good in Little League

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Little League is officially concluded in Delta County with the Gladstone Girls Minor (9-10) All-Stars falling to Marine City 1-0 Wednesday in the state semifinals. Here are some parting Little League observations and other nuggets: Thanks to Dick Ketcik for alerting me to a ...

BR-H’s Welch, three others sign with Bay College hoops

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Bark River-Harris’ Paige Welch along with three other girls have signed to play basketball at Bay College as a part of its inaugural class of 2017. Caitlyn Hewitt, Saige Rogers, and MyAiza Allen joined Welch as the other members to sign with Bay College. “We are extremely ...

Tigers end Orioles’ win streak

Local Sports

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Detroit Tigers appear to be saving their best baseball for rainy days. Justin Upton homered and drove in two runs, and Detroit shook off two rain delays and a triple play in a 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. Ian Kinsler hit his 45th career ...

Drummond knows need to improve

Local Sports

The Detroit Pistons are coming off a disappointing season — one that raised significant questions about whether Andre Drummond is the type of player they envisioned when they gave him a massive contract. Drummond admits 2016-17 wasn’t good enough. “It was like a roller coaster ride for ...

A-Rod looks down field to play at 40

Local Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tom Brady turned 40 on Thursday. At 39, he guided the biggest Super Bowl comeback to win his fifth NFL championship. Where will Aaron Rodgers be when he turns 40 on Dec. 2, 2023? “Hopefully, right here,” the Green Bay Packers quarterback said Thursday. Rodgers ...

ECC Ladies

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Karen Walksnice fired a 41 in the Escanaba Country Club Ladies’ League Wednesday. She was followed by Connie Kangas 42, Barb Scott 43, Kathy Paulson and Mary Bergman 45, Sarah Johnson 47 and Betty LeMire and Cheryl Smith 49.

Highland Ladies

Local Sports

HYDE — Leading scores from the Tuesday Highland Golf Club Ladies League are: Judy Sabourin and Jayne Mackowiak 48 and Ann Okonik and Karen Benson 49.