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Astros top Tigers again with help from reserve

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HOUSTON (AP) — For the second straight night the Houston Astros got a big contribution from a role player filling on for one of their injured stars. Juan Centeno homered to help the Astros to a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night after Brad Peacock had a solid start in place of ace ...

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Escanaba’s Christer Carne gets ready to return a ball Monday against Iron Mountain’s Tysen Wadge in a No. 1 singles match at Escanaba.

Eskymos rout Mountaineers

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba boys tennis team rolled to a 7-1 win Monday against visiting Iron Mountain. Esky won three of the four singles matches and swept the doubles for its second 7-1 win against the Mountaineers this season. Iron Mountain played Munising in a match at Esky before facing ...

Divisions approved for hoops, volleyball

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MARQUETTE — The last high school sports to hold their postseason tournaments based on traditional Class A-B-C-D classes — basketball and volleyball — will move to the numeric divisions in the 2018-19 school year. That’s after the Michigan High School Athletic Association voted to ...

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Clutch hitting lifts Gladstone

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MARQUETTE — A balanced hitting attack was helpful to the Gladstone Braves Monday as they swept to 5-1 and 6-5 softball victories over the Marquette Redettes. Gladstone collected 10 hits in the opener, with Sydney Herioux, Taylor Hunter, Hannah Sharon and Alyssa Polley getting two each. The ...

Jets, Broncos earn doubleheader splits

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KINGSFORD — North Central warmed up for its baseball showdown with Escanaba by splitting a doubleheader Monday at Kingsford. The Flivvers beat the visiting Jets 7-6 in the opener after scoring an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth inning on an overthrow. North Central won the nightcap ...

Manistique swept by Westwood

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NATIONAL MINE — Madysen Mattias knocked a three-run home run over the fence of the Tilden Township Field in Game 1 and added three more hits during a doubleheader sweep by Westwood over Manistique on Monday. Crowned Mid-Peninsula Conference champions two days earlier at the league ...

Mustangs, Wolves win SCC golf meet

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MUNISING — Medalists Bailey Downs and Hunter Eichhorn led their respective girls and boys squads to team victories at the Skyline Central Conference Golf Championship held at Pictured Rocks Golf Course in Munising on Monday. Downs shot 99 to lead Munising to a 74-stroke victory in the girls ...

HOF nominations being accepted

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the 2017 induction until Friday. Athletes must be out of high school for 10 years. Coaches are required to be in charge of a team for five years and the team requirement is 10 years from ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Track Skyline Central Conference at Rapid River, 2 Tennis Marquette at Escanaba, 4 Softball Gladstone at Escanaba (DH), 4 Negaunee jayvees at Bark River-Harris, 4 Baseball BR-H at Gladstone jayvees N. Central at Escanaba (DH), 4 Gladstone at Sturgeon Bay, Wis. ...

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Detroit starting pitcher Michael Fulmer (32) reacts after Houston’s Josh Reddick, right, flew out to end the seventh inning. Fulmer allowed only one run.

Astros blank Tigers, 1-0

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HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros used a group effort to make up for what they hope is the one start ace Dallas Keuchel will miss with a pinched nerve in his neck. Brad Peacock and three relievers combined for a one-hitter and Jose Altuve provided the offense with an RBI double to lead the ...

Conspiracy theories take off in NBA

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Did you know NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was so worried about the league’s TV ratings that he rang up LeBron James and told him to take it easy on the Celtics? Me neither. But then, I didn’t know Michael Jordan’s first retirement was actually a “secret suspension” imposed by former ...

Escanaba cruises to title

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos took care of their home field for the second straight weekend, earning top honors in the Mo’s Pub Invitational baseball tournament Saturday. Esky, which also won the Bink’s Coca-Cola Invite May 13, opened this time with a 6-1 victory over Negaunee, then ...

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Gladstone baseball splits pair at Boyne City

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BOYNE CITY — The Gladstone baseball team split two games Saturday as it beat Elk Rapids 3-0 and fell to Boyne City 14-13 in eight innings in the second game. The first game against Elk Rapids was a low-scoring pitching dual that the Braves eventually won. Jared Crow got the win for ...

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Esky splits games with ranked foes

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ANN ARBOR — The Escanaba softball team finished strong Saturday in the Ann Arbor Invitational by splitting a pair of games against Division 1 ranked opponents. In the opener, seventh-ranked Howell earned a 6-1 win as the Eskymos stranded 10 baserunners, including loading the bases ...

Braves win invitational at Tawas

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TAWAS CITY — Jenna Steinhoff scattered four hits Saturday as the Gladstone Braves beat St. Louis 10-2 in the championship game of the Tawas Area Invitational softball tournament. Steinhoff struck out six and walked none and finished with two hits. Alyssa Polley, Tasi Martinez and Taylor ...

Rockets gear up for SCC meet

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RAPID RIVER — Fresh from earning a major track victory, the Rapid River boys hope to carry their momentum into Tuesday’s Skyline Central Conference meet. The Rockets retained their Division 3 regional crown by scoring 93 points Thursday. Runner-up Engadine had 48. “The guys have to ...

Miners take 1st in own tennis invite

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NEGAUNEE — The Gladstone tennis team struggled at the Negaunee Invitational as it finished seventh out of the eight-team field. The Miners won their own tournament Saturday in impressive fashion by taking six of eight championship matches to finish with 52 points. Westwood was second in ...

Menominee duo wins golf scramble

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GLADSTONE — Menominee’s Randy Demeuse and Wes Stripling carded a 129 Saturday to capture the 39th annual Early Bird Two-Man Scramble at Gladstone Golf Club. Dave and Steve Douglas of Terrace Bluff finished second (130) in the championship flight, followed by Green Bay’s Jake Hebbard and ...

Irish Oaks seniors

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GLADSTONE — Escanaba’s Jerry and Karen Wiles fired a 65 Sunday to win the Irish Oaks Senior Couples Tournament. Gladstone’s Brian and Sally Erkkila (67) and Marinette’s Bob Koehn and Mary Spaude (68) were second and third, respectively. Top finishers in the first flight were ...