Local Sports

Perino returns to Escanaba as A.D.

ESCANABA — Tony Perino is returning to his alma mater to take over as athletic director. Perino, a 1992 Escanaba High School graduate, was officially named A.D. at the school’s board meeting July 15. Perino — who was a three-sport athlete at Escanaba — spent the past year as the A.D. ...

Kingsford trumps Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Kingsford Minor Boys’ All-Star baseball team (age 9-10) overwhelmed Escanaba 11-5 here Monday to force a final championship game in the Little League District 10 tournament tonight at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Kingsford came out swinging in the top of the first, building a 5-0 lead. ...

Gladstone major girls fall to Ohio in opener

FISHERS, Ind. — Nerves got the better of the Gladstone Major Girls’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) here Monday as they dropped a 9-4 softball decision to Tallmadge, Oh. in a Central Regional opener. Gladstone trailed just 2-1 after three innings. Tallmadge then took advantage of four ...

Eichhorn to go on golf tour to Scotland

ESCANABA — A new challenge is in store for reigning Upper Peninsula Golf Association champion Hunter Eichhorn. The Carney-Nadeau High School graduate will join his Marquette University teammates on a golf tour to Scotland, considered the home of golf. The Golden Eagles will be gone Aug. ...

Suarez hits two homers, Reds surprise Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eugenio Suarez not only has the power to beat you on any given night, he has the power to beat you twice in the same night. The Milwaukee Brewers were reminded of that as the Cincinnati Reds’ third baseman hit a pair of two-run home runs, the second coming with two outs ...

Area schedule

Tonight’s game Minor baseball (age 9-10) District 10 tournament At Dickson Field, Escanaba Escanaba vs. Kingsford, 6:30 Wednesday’s game Major girls (age 11-12) Central Regional At Fisher, Ind. Gladstone vs. Columbia, Mo., 11 a.m.

Briefs

Carney basketball CARNEY — The Carney Summer Basketball League continued last Wednesday with three games. In the opener, Juiced Apparel had no trouble disposing of R Place with a 102-75 win. Mike Polfus led Juiced Apparel with 24 points and Luke Mattson added 22. Rob Granquist led R Place ...

Indians win Legion Zone tournament

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone American Legion baseball team took an early lead and hung on against the Marquette Blues 9-3 here Sunday to clinch the Zone Five championship and continue its quest for a state championship three-peat. “Obviously, it’s exciting, and it’s great for all the ...

Late Gladstone rally falls short

ESCANABA — It came down to the final out, but the Kingsford Minor Boys’ All-Stars (age 9-10) are moving on in the Little League District 10 baseball tournament after escaping a late Gladstone rally for a 10-8 victory at Karl Dickson Field here Sunday. The win sends Kingsford to the ...

Ison tosses no-hitter, Esky advances to championship

ESCANABA — Brody Ison and his Escanaba Little League Minor Boys’ All-Star teammates (age 9-10) were nearly as sharp as a tack here Saturday afternoon. Ison fired a no-hitter and his teammates played flawless defense behind him in a 4-0 baseball victory over Kingsford in the District 10 ...

Tigers snap six-game losing streak

DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos gave the Detroit Tigers a chance to enjoy the type of celebration that’s been awfully rare of late at Comerica Park. Castellanos led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run, and Detroit snapped its six-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory ...

Area schedule

Tonight’s game Minor baseball (age 9-10) District 10 tournament At Dickson Field, Escanaba Escanaba vs. Kingsford, 6:30 Major softball (age 11-12) Central Regional At Fishers, Ind. Gladstone vs. Tallmadge, Oh., 5 Tuesday’s game Minor baseball (age 9-10) District 10 ...

Briefs

Bay College pitching clinic ESCANABA — The Bay College softball team is hosting a pitching clinic Wednesday and Thursday at the Norse softball field. Norse pitching coach Lesley Delvaux, a Division 1 All-State pitcher at Escanaba in 2003 and 2004 and former Michigan State standout, ...

Esky wins district title

ESCANABA — It was the third meeting for the Escanaba Minor Girls’ All-Star softball team (age 9-10) and Norway, and after taking a loss in the first meeting, Escanaba came back to win the next and again here Thursday 5-1 to clinch the District 10 championship. Escanaba moves on to the ...

Bucs upset Gladstone

GLADSTONE — With a berth in the American Legion Class A state baseball tournament already out of reach, the Bark River Bucs settled for the next best thing here Friday night. The Bucs, fueled by a five-run third inning, concluded their season with a 6-4 victory over the Gladstone Indians in ...

Eichhorn wins Wis. state amateur title

GREEN LAKE, Wis. — Hunter Eichhorn has added another major golf title to his growing collection. Eichhorn, a native of Carney, Mich., won the 118th Wisconsin State Open Amateur golf championship at Lawsonia Links here Thursday, perhaps the most prestigious victory in his young career. He ...

Cubs’ late rally comes up short, season ends

ESCANABA — The Escanaba American Legion baseball team went down swinging 5-4 after eliminating most of a five-run deficit against the Copper Country Flames here Friday. The loss officially knocks Escanaba out of the zone tournament. Copper Country visits Gladstone this morning at 11:30 a.m. ...

Indians shut out Negaunee, 10-0

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians just reminded everyone why they’re two-time defending Class A state champions. After a relatively mediocre regular season, the Indians kicked off postseason play by mercying Negaunee 10-0 in five innings in an American Legion Zones tournament baseball game ...

Cooper gets hole-in-one

Bryce Cooper (back left), 18, of Gladstone, shot a hole-in-one on a 124-yard hole at the Boulder Canyon Country Club in Sturgis, S.D. Wednesday. He was golfing a new back nine with his friend Doby Gillis (back right), and his hole-in-one was the first-ever on that course. Also pictured are his ...

Errors doom Escanaba

ESCANABA — Fielding errors have haunted the Escanaba Cubs throughout this American Legion baseball season. That trend continued here Thursday night as the Cubs fell to Marquette 4-0 and Iron Mountain 2-1 in the zone tournament. The Cubs (2-14) host Copper Country today at 2:30 in their ...