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Esky sweeps Redettes, captures GNC

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba softball team proved its Great Northern Conference chops as it swept the Marquette Redettes with back-to-back 10-0 shutout wins here Thursday. With the two victories, Esky officially clinched the GNC championship over the Gladstone Braves. “Any time you can win ...

Green Bay Preble upends Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — Beefing up the back end of the schedule before districts is exactly what Green Bay Preble and Gladstone try to do. The two baseball teams met up on the diamond here Friday evening in their regular season finales, with the Hornets coming out on top 7-1. The star of the game was ...

Braves sweep Norway, reach 30 wins

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone softball team achieved a milestone while building some momentum before districts in a doubleheader sweep of Norway here Thursday evening. The Braves won the opener 5-1 and the nightcap 13-2 to reach 30 wins on the season in their regular season finale. Gladstone ...

Abrahamson award winners

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The Escanaba Abrahamson athletic award is given to the graduating male and female who have earned the most varsity athletic letters in their high school career. Wednesday night’s winners were Christer Carne (left) and Meghan Farrell (right) with Jeff Abrahamson, who represented the Abrahamson ...

Kamin, Chaillier win Gessner award

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ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Craig Kamin and Lexi Chaillier were awarded the Pfotenhauer/Gessner Award Wednesday night as the top senior athletes at the school’s honors program. The award, which is voted on by the coaches, is based on athletics, academics and character. Both were standout ...

Rockets sweep Blue Devils

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River softball team overpowered the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils in a doubleheader here Friday, hoping to get the kinks out before the postseason. The Rockets won both games 11-1. “Getting ready for districts has just been a continuous work in progress all ...

Shea to play baseball at Bay College

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Gladstone’s Carson Shea signs to play baseball at Bay College Thursday in the high school library. Pictured behind Shea from left are Gladstone athletic director Andy Jacques, former Gladstone baseball coach Don Lauscher, Shea’s father and Braves’ baseball coach Kelly Shea, and Norse ...

Crow to play baseball at Bay College

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Gladstone’s Jared Crow signs to play baseball at Bay College Friday in the high school gym. Pictured on each side of him are his parents, Todd and Brenda Crow. Pictured in the back row from left are Gladstone Legion baseball coach Justin Jurek, former Gladstone baseball coach Don Lauscher, ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Softball Sault Ste. Marie at Rapid River (DH), 2:30 Baseball Bark River-Harris at Superior Central (DH), 4 Green Bay Preble at Gladstone, 5:30 Saturday’s games Baseball Iron Mountain at Escanaba (DH), 1

Cougars sweep Broncos

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EBEN — The Superior Central baseball team swept the Bark River-Harris Broncos here Friday. In the opener, the Cougars finished off the Broncos 5-3. Bark River led 3-2 entering the bottom of the fifth inning. After a couple errors put two on for Superior Central, Eli Werner singled to ...

Briefs

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Irish Oaks men GLADSTONE — Kyle Marenger and Scott Kwarciany each shot a 38 at the Wednesday Irish Oaks men’s league. James Smith, Jim Gerou and Mike Barnes shot a 39.

Gladstone wins GNC title

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MENOMINEE — The Gladstone boys maintained their championship form here Thursday, earning the Great Northern Conference title with 138 points, followed by defending champ Marquette 113 and Escanaba 44. This marked the second league title this week for the Braves, who also captured the ...

Esky tennis takes 4th in GNC

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KINGSFORD — The young West Iron County Wykons repeated as team champions and Marquette’s Alec Olivier remained unbeaten in the Great Northern Conference boys tennis tournament here Thursday. The Wykons, with a lineup of 10 sophomores, chalked up 29 points to win the seven-team tournament. ...

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Road race Monday RAPID RIVER — The first Rapid River “Run to Remember” five-kilometer run is Monday at 9 a.m. Entries cost $25. Phone registrations will be accepted today until 8 p.m. Early packet pick-up is today after 4 p.m. at the Northern Lights YMCA. Race day packet pick-up and ...

Rockets sweep

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EBEN — The Rapid River softball team got back on track with a sweep of Superior Central here Thursday. The Rockets won the opener 16-7 and the nightcap 16-0 in five innings. Natalie Belanger earned the win in the opener, allowing just one run on two hits while walking one and striking out ...

Elmer’s sweeps

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RAPID RIVER — The bats were hot for Elmer’s County Market here Thursday as it beat IMS 15-5 in the first game of a season-opening doubleheader in the Women’s Slowpitch Softball League. Elmer’s also hung on the take the second game 19-15. The winners collected 28 hits, including ...

Esky golf 2nd at GNC match

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MARQUETTE — Great Northern Conference golf teams were able to get one final tune-up in ahead of Wednesday’s Upper Peninsula Division 1 finals. While Thursday’s 18-hole finale at the Marquette Golf Club’s Heritage course was the last before U.P. Finals, there were still trophies, ...

Gladstone wraps up GNC title

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MARQUETTE — The Gladstone baseball team clinched the Great Northern Conference championship with a sweep of Marquette here Thursday. The Braves won the opener 3-0 and then pounded the Redmen 22-3 in the nightcap. “It was nice to know we locked up the GNC after the first game,” ...

A multi-sport teacher

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GLADSTONE — For a lot of the public, Rob Robinson is known mainly as the women’s basketball coach at Bay College. Robinson had great success leading the Norse in his first year at the helm in 2018-19, leading them to a 21-8 record and a birth in the NJCAA Region 13 title ...