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Esky survives Kingsford, will face Norway tonight

ESCANABA — It was a far cry from the first match-up as the Escanaba Minor All-Star softball team (age 8-10) escaped elimination in the district tournament with a 9-8 win against Kingsford. In Sunday’s tournament opener, Esky handled Kingsford 18-8 in four innings. “(Kingsford) ...

Big third inning lifts Indians over Bucs

BARK RIVER — The Gladstone Indians gained plenty of separation in the third inning here Tuesday night in a 13-1 American Legion baseball victory in five innings over the Bark River Bucs. Gladstone, taking advantage of six walks, two hit batsmen and an error, scored nine times in the third ...

Red Wave shut out Cubs

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Cubs were unable to climb out of an early hole here Tuesday night, dropping a 4-0 American Legion baseball decision to the Menominee Red Wave. Menominee scored all its runs in the first inning. “We had a pretty tough first inning,” said Esky manager Jon ...

Area schedule

Today’s games Minor softball (age 9-10) District 10 tournament At Lemerand Park, Escanaba Norway vs. Escanaba, 7 Major softball (age 11-12) At Tecumseh Gladstone vs. Grandville, 11 Championship game, 2:30 Thursday’s games Minor softball (age 9-10) District 10 ...

Briefs

Trail race Saturday HYDE — The first Stroke Awareness five-kilometer run/walk takes place Saturday at noon on the Felch Grade Trail. Registration is open until 11:30 a.m. Entry fee is $25. Parking space is available at 5653 I Rd., Hyde. A barbecue luncheon will be offered to ...

BMX holds state qualifier

MARQUETTE — BMX racers from across Michigan and as far away as Madrid, Spain were in Marqette Saturday for Marquette BMX’s double point state qualifier event. The event, held at the Upper Peninsula’s only USABMX sanctioned track, gave riders a chance to earn qualifying races before the ...

UPLGA field set for semis and finals

ESCANABA — Three local women and one from Iron Mountain have advanced to the semifinals of the UPLGA championship at Escanaba Country Club after turning in impressive performances in the quarterfinals here Monday. Escanaba’s Paxton Johnson, Gladstone’s Lori Shea, Rapid River’s Mary ...

Gladstone major girls earn tourney No. 1 seed

TECUMSEH — It was three up, three down for the Gladstone Major All-Stars’ softball team in pool play of their state tournament. After winning a pair of games over the weekend, Gladstone pulled out a 2-1 nail-biter over St. Clair here Monday on a walkoff hit by Rylee Gerow. The win gives ...

Norway rallies to upend Esky

ESCANABA — After a raucous day Sunday, the Escanaba Minor All-Star softball team (age 8-10) fell to Norway 3-2 here Monday. The loss pits Escanaba in an elimination game tonight against Kingsford at 7 p.m. EST, with the winner advancing to the championship game to play Norway Wednesday at ...

Tigers fall late against Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians wanted to bounce back from a disappointing series against the Minnesota Twins. Oscar Mercado made certain they did. Cleveland’s rookie outfielder hit his second home run of the game — a leadoff blast in the seventh inning — and the Indians ...

Area schedule

Today’s games Minor softball (age 9-10) District 10 tournament At Lemerand Park, Escanaba Escanaba vs. Kingsford, 7 Major softball (age 11-12) State tournament At Tecumseh Gladstone vs. Cheboygan, 11:30 Legion baseball Gladstone at Bark River, 5 Menominee at Escanaba, ...

Briefs

Bay College Swing for Scholarships ESCANABA — The 29th Bay College Swing for Scholarships golf event is Thursday at Escanaba Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and golf starts at noon. The event includes lunch, hospitality on the course, live and silent auctions, course ...

Close finishes at UPLGA

ESCANABA — The field of 40 women playing for the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association (UPLGA) championship at Escanaba Country Club has been cut to eight. 16 women advanced from Saturday’s qualifying round to Sunday’s match play championship flight, where that number was cut in half, ...

Esky major girls roll Kingsford in opener

ESCANABA — It was an explosive four innings here Sunday as the Escanaba Minor All-Star softball team (age 8-10) overpowered Kingsford 18-8. In the bottom of the first inning, Esky’s Chloe Dubord drew a leadoff walk. A passed ball and a stolen base put her on third, and a wild pitch ...

Gladstone advances to district tourney

ESCANABA — In an elimination game that went back-and-forth and saw the lead change hands four times, it was Gladstone coming up with the biggest play to top Tri-County 8-6 at Karl Dickson Field here Saturday. The win sends Gladstone to the Minor Boys’ (age 9-10) All-Star District 10 ...

Gladstone major girls begin pool play with pair of wins

TECUMSEH, Mich. — The Gladstone Major Girls’ All-Stars (age 11-12) put together a pair of strong softball performances in pool play to start their state tournament here this weekend. Gladstone downed tournament host Tecumseh 5-1 Saturday and followed that with a 3-1 triumph over Evart ...

Hometown residents win local race

MANISTIQUE — Mark Calhoun and Allie Nagy had the pleasure of winning their hometown races in Saturday’s Manistique Paper Chase Run. Calhoun topped the field in the 10-kilometer race, covering the 6.2-mile course in 38 minutes, 19.7 seconds. He was followed by Greg Ryan of Sherwood, Wis. ...

Indians pull off big win over Green Bay Shockers

GREEN BAY — Carson Shea provided the Gladstone Indians with solid pitching here Sunday in an 11-1 American Legion baseball triumph over the Green Bay Shockers. “Carson threw a little bit of everything,” said Gladstone manager Justin Jurek. “He had good control of all his pitches and ...

Area schedule

Today’s games Minor softball (age 9-10) District 10 tournament At Lemerand Park, Escanaba Norway vs. Escanaba, 7 Major softball (age 11-12) State tournament At Tecumseh Gladstone vs. St. Clair, 9 a.m. Tuesday’s games Minor softball (age 9-10) District 10 ...

A battle to the finish

ESCANABA — For much of the game, it didn’t feel like Escanaba’s day. Crazy plays, miscues and a very good Gladstone team was in its way. However, Esky shown great poise for a 9-10 year old baseball team, helping it rally from a three-run deficit to beat rival Gladstone 6-5 in the ...