Gladstone hosts state tournament

Burt Angeli I Daily News photo Veteran Little League administrator Don Howes (above) instructing the Escanaba district championship team last week in Norway. Howes is in his 46th year serving area Little League teams.

GLADSTONE — The Junior Little League Softball state tournament is set for July 16-19, with all games at Gladstone High School.

Teams entered include U.P. Champion from District 10 Kingsford. Other teams qualifying, District 5 (Taylor), District 13 (Onaway), District 7 (defending champion St. Clair), District 8 (Charlevoix), District 9 (Georgetown) and District 12 (Muskegon area).

The tournament will be hosted by the District 10 staff, coordinated by administrator Don Howes, in his 46th year with LL. The meeting of all the state finalists, mamagers and coaches will be at the Quality Inn, July 15. For information contact Howes at 428-9825 or 420-5942.