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Esky falls in semis at Kingsford

KINGSFORD — The Escanaba Eskymos recovered from a rough start in their season-opening volleyball meet here Friday, reaching the semifinals of the Kingsford Invitational. Esky, which fell to Marquette 18-10, 18-12 in its opener, then beat Iron Mountain (18-9, 18-13) and split with ...

Braves’ girls finish 2nd at Marquette; boys 3rd

MARQUETTE — Temperatures hung around in the 50s, while the morning sun shone down on Lake Superior and over Presque Isle Park. It made for a perfect setting to end the first week of the high school cross country season for seven teams taking part in the Marquette Relays on Friday ...

Esky tennis takes third at Kingsford Invitational

KINGSFORD — Westwood prevailed as the top team at Friday’s Kingsford Invitational tennis tournament. The Patriots, with an overall team score of 45 points, had six first place finishers. West Iron County was second with 32 points, followed by Escanaba, 27; Kingsford, 25; Menominee, 20; ...

Area golf champions

Local Delta and Menominee County golfers found success this past summer in recent UPGA/Wisconsin golf tournaments. Pictured from left to right are Bryson Mercier (UP Junior Champion), Mark Ray (UP Senior Champion), Hunter Eichhorn (Wisconsin Amateur Champion) and Bryce Douglas (Men's UP ...

Emeralds’ XC confident

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique cross country program has entered a new chapter as a new coach made her debut in Tuesday’s Munising Invitational. Rebekah Gilroy takes over for Laurie Lindstrom, who coached the team the past nine seasons. The Emeralds entered pre-season practices with six ...

Braves’ tennis swept Thursday

MARQUETTE — Despite a turnover in its doubles lineup, Marquette dropped just one set and didn’t lose a match in an 8-0 high school girls tennis victory over visiting Gladstone on Thursday. The Redettes’ No. 4 doubles tandem of Julianna Golisek and Alyson LaBelle won 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 over ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Volleyball Munising Invitational, 9 a.m. Cross country Manistique at Newberry Invitational, 11 a.m. Monday’s games Girls’ tennis Gladstone at Escanaba, 11 a.m.

Briefs

For the record ESCANABA — The location for the Junior Golf Forum that runs alongside the Island Resort Intercollegiate golf tournament will not take place at Sage Run, as stated in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Press. The forum will take place at the Island Resort and Casino show room ...

Esky splits with Maroons

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls tennis team split with the Menominee Maroons 4-4 here Thursday. The Eskymos split in singles and doubles, taking two in singles and two in doubles. Escanaba’s easiest win came at No. 4 singles where Amber Yang earned a victory due to forfeit. In No. 3 ...

Eichhorn takes fourth at WSO

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — Carney’s Hunter Eichhorn has always found himself at the top or very close to it whenever he’s entered a golf tournament since his freshman year of high school. On Wednesday during the final 36-holes of the 99th Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open held at Geneva ...

Lions to rely on Stafford heavily again this season

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have leaned heavily on Matthew Stafford since selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL draft. Stafford has started since he was a rookie, and after injuries stunted his first two seasons, the strong-armed quarterback has started every game for eight ...

Pack aims to bounce back in 2019

Six wins are unacceptable in Green Bay. So after a 6-9-1 campaign a season ago, the Packers unloaded the coaching staff, reshuffled the roster and retooled for what they hope will be a return to glory in 2019. Coach Mike McCarthy is gone. Now, 39-year-old Matt LaFleur must restore a ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Kingsford Invitational, 10 a.m. Volleyball Kingsford Invitational, 10 a.m. Cross country Marquette Relays, 10 a.m. Saturday’s games Volleyball Munising Invitational, 9 a.m. Cross country Manistique at Newberry Invitational, 11 a.m.

Briefs

For the record ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Amber Yang was wrongly identified as Amber Young on first reference in a tennis story in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Press. LPGA won’t return to Thornberry Creek HOBART, Wis. — The LPGA won’t return to Thornberry Creek at Oneida Golf ...

Getting things started

ESCANABA — Some nerves were on display early, but players on both sides settled down in a season-opening tennis match played here Wednesday. Marquette swept singles action and took three out of four doubles matches to pull out a 7-1 win, but Escanaba made things tough on the Redettes. At ...

Esky XC teams will have to rely on youth under first-year coach

ESCANABA — Underclassmen will have an opportunity to prove themselves under a new cross country coach at Escanaba this season. The Eskymos, with nine girls and six boys on their roster, helped Dominique Bougie make her coaching debut in Tuesday’s Munising Invitational. The Eskymos have ...

DCJGA scholarship winner

Amy Johnson presents a $750 check to Nate Rousseau, this year’s Delta County Junior Golf Association scholarship winner. Rousseau is an Escanba grad who will be continuing his golf career at Ferris State Univeristy in the fall in the professional golf management program. The DCJGA wishes ...

Tigers steal 2-1 win from Verlander

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander was splendid against the Detroit Tigers, pitching a two-hitter and fanning 11 in another dominant performance for the Astros. Houston’s offense wasn’t nearly as sharp on Wednesday night, and it led to an unusual, tough-luck 2-1 loss. “Just an incredible ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ tennis Menominee at Escanaba, 11 Gladstone at Marquette, 11 a.m. Friday’s games Girls’ tennis Escanaba at Kingsford Invitational, 10 a.m. Volleyball Kingsford Invitational, 10 a.m. Cross country Marquette Relays, 10 a.m.

Briefs

Terrace Bluff men GLADSTONE — Terry Hoffmeyer, Dan DeRouin and Chris Noel all shot a 36 to lead the Terrace Bluff Men’s League Wednesday night. They were followed by Rudy Papaik 38 and Jake Sinclair, Bob Dufrense, Doug Beauchamp and Rick LaFleur 39. Highland women HYDE — Rachael ...