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Rockets cruise past Mustangs

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets grabbed a pair of wins (15-0, 27-0) Wednesday night in a doubleheader against the Munising Mustangs in Rapid River. Both games ended via the mercy rule. The first in the fourth inning and the second in the third. Natalie Belanger threw 12 strikeouts ...

Braves edge Redmen

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GLADSTONE — A little bit of perseverance and last-minute work paid off for the Gladstone Braves here Wednesday night as they rallied past the Marquette Redmen 11-10 in a wild and wooly Great Northern Conference baseball game. Tyler Darmogray scored the game-winner on a suicide squeeze bunt ...

Jets girls finish second

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FELCH TOWNSHIP — The North Dickinson girls were crowned champions of their first track invitational this season here Tuesday with 116 points. They were followed by North Central 77 and Florence-Niagara, and Bark River-Harris with 74 1/2 each. North Dickinson’s Ashton Hord won three ...

Symetra returns to U.P., Sweetgrass

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ESCANABA — After a year’s pause, the Symetra Tour is returning to the Sweetgrass Golf Club. The June 11-13 tournament will be the 10th edition of this popular event. Defending champion is Daniela Iacobelli, who won the 2019 event. The 2020 tourney was called off due to the coronavirus ...

Emeralds full of youth

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MANISTIQUE — Underclassmen are getting a chance to prove themselves on the Manistique boys’ track team this season. The Emeralds, who have 22 on their roster, have just one senior and four juniors. Joseph VanDyke, the team’s lone senior, is entered in the weight events. Juniors are ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Track Rapid River Invitational, 2:30 Manistique at St. Ignace Invitational, 3:15 Girls’ softball Florence, Wis. at Bark River-Harris (DH), 4:30 Boys’ baseball Bark River-Harris at Escanaba, 5 Tennis Gladstone at Kingsford, 4:30 Friday’s games Men’s ...

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For the record ESCANABA — In Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Press, Escanaba’s Bailey Barron was erroneously referred to as Becky Barron in the story about the Escanaba track meet.

Eskymos rally past Braves

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GLADSTONE — The Escanaba baseball team held off a determined Gladstone here Tuesday to take the nightcap win 6-4 after the Esky JV fell to the Braves 4-0 in the opener. Entering the top of the fifth inning, the Eskymos were trailing the Braves 4-3. “We hit the ball really hard at ...

Esky girls top meet

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls won 12 events, including all four relays, more than enough to capture a triangular track meet with 101 points here Tuesday. They were followed by Rapid River 47 and Kingsford 19. Esky senior Anna Smith and juniors Becky Barron and Ciara Ostrenga won two ...

Broncos’ girls fall, boys split

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BARK RIVER — The Menominee Maroons took both ends of a softball doubleheader (12-9, 9-5) Tuesday evening against the Bark River-Harris Broncos in Bark River. The sweep was nearly a split for the Maroons. After being up by over 10 in the closing innings first game, Menominee began to falter ...

Braves girls top Redettes

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MARQUETTE — The Gladstone Braves softball team took care of business against the Marquette Redmen Tuesday evening with a 14-4 win in Marquette. The game ended in the sixth inning via the mercy rule. “We had a fast start offensively,” said Gladstone coach Rick Pepin. “We scored nine ...

Esky tennis shuts out Braves

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos got the better of a shorthanded Gladstone tennis team here Tuesday in an 8-0 victory over the Braves. Isaac Maki and Ryan Moreau won the day’s closest match 6-4, 6-1 over Carter Hedman and Sean Sailer in No. 1 doubles. “The first set was very ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Tennis Marquette at Gladstone, 3:30 Boys’ baseball Marquette at Gladstone, 4 Negaunee at Superior Central (DH), 4 Girls’ softball Munising at Rapid River (DH), 4 Thursday’s games Track Rapid River Invitational, 2:30 Manistique at St. Ignace Invitational, ...

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Highland women HYDE — The opening meeting for the Highland Golf Club Women’s League takes place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Women will be able to sign-up for the Wednesday league and the Golden Girls’ League on Monday mornings. Dinner can be ordered off the menu. Both leagues are open to ...

Braves get back in groove

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves are trying to get back into the swing of things as they progress through this tennis season after not having a season a year ago due to COVID-19. Gladstone, with just 10 players on its roster, is fresh from last Wednesday’s 3-3 tie at Gwinn. They resume ...

Bears focus on offense in draft

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LAKE FOREST, IL (AP) — Trading up to draft quarterback Justin Fields in the first round and tackle Teven Jenkins in the second round of the NFL draft only started the process of fortifying the offense for the Chicago Bears. They had plenty of work to do after being mired near the bottom of ...

Vikings draft with returners in mind

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NFL teams typically use much of the third day of the draft for positional depth and long-term projects, with an eye toward players who can contribute and thrive on special teams. This year, the Minnesota Vikings predictably put an extra emphasis on such units. Their ...

Medina Spirit, Baffert win Kentucky Derby

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Velazquez was in a familiar place, in the lead aboard Medina Spirit in the Kentucky Derby and holding off the stretch bid of three challengers. This time, Bob Baffert couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Medina Spirit won by a half-length on Saturday, giving ...

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Possi makes sprint car PLYMOUTH — Cole Possi of Rock debuted his #39 winged sprint car at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 1st. It was the season opener for the dirt track at Plymouth, Wisconsin. The third generation driver, driving for the Upper Peninsula’s only ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Golf Escanaba at Marinette Invitational, 11 a.m. Big Bay de Noc, Bark River-Harris at Stephenson Invitational, 11 a.m. Track Rapid River, Kingsford at Escanaba, 4 Gladstone at Negaunee, 4 Manistique, Big Bay de Noc, Mid Peninsula, Superior Central at Munising, ...