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Esky tennis shuts out Braves

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos got the better of a shorthanded Gladstone tennis team here Tuesday in an 8-0 victory over the Braves. Isaac Maki and Ryan Moreau won the day’s closest match 6-4, 6-1 over Carter Hedman and Sean Sailer in No. 1 doubles. “The first set was very ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Tennis Marquette at Gladstone, 3:30 Boys’ baseball Marquette at Gladstone, 4 Negaunee at Superior Central (DH), 4 Girls’ softball Munising at Rapid River (DH), 4 Thursday’s games Track Rapid River Invitational, 2:30 Manistique at St. Ignace Invitational, ...

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Highland women HYDE — The opening meeting for the Highland Golf Club Women’s League takes place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Women will be able to sign-up for the Wednesday league and the Golden Girls’ League on Monday mornings. Dinner can be ordered off the menu. Both leagues are open to ...

Braves get back in groove

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves are trying to get back into the swing of things as they progress through this tennis season after not having a season a year ago due to COVID-19. Gladstone, with just 10 players on its roster, is fresh from last Wednesday’s 3-3 tie at Gwinn. They resume ...

Bears focus on offense in draft

LAKE FOREST, IL (AP) — Trading up to draft quarterback Justin Fields in the first round and tackle Teven Jenkins in the second round of the NFL draft only started the process of fortifying the offense for the Chicago Bears. They had plenty of work to do after being mired near the bottom of ...

Vikings draft with returners in mind

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NFL teams typically use much of the third day of the draft for positional depth and long-term projects, with an eye toward players who can contribute and thrive on special teams. This year, the Minnesota Vikings predictably put an extra emphasis on such units. Their ...

Medina Spirit, Baffert win Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Velazquez was in a familiar place, in the lead aboard Medina Spirit in the Kentucky Derby and holding off the stretch bid of three challengers. This time, Bob Baffert couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Medina Spirit won by a half-length on Saturday, giving ...

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Possi makes sprint car PLYMOUTH — Cole Possi of Rock debuted his #39 winged sprint car at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 1st. It was the season opener for the dirt track at Plymouth, Wisconsin. The third generation driver, driving for the Upper Peninsula’s only ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Golf Escanaba at Marinette Invitational, 11 a.m. Big Bay de Noc, Bark River-Harris at Stephenson Invitational, 11 a.m. Track Rapid River, Kingsford at Escanaba, 4 Gladstone at Negaunee, 4 Manistique, Big Bay de Noc, Mid Peninsula, Superior Central at Munising, ...

Broncos swept by Knights

NORWAY — In a Skyline Central Conference doubleheader, it was a Norway sweep, with the Lady Knights defeating Bark River-Harris, 18-2 and 5-1 at Marion Park Monday afternoon. Norway took control of game one after a 14 run second inning. Knights sophomore Kali Stanchina pitched all four ...

Norse men split MPG

WELLS — The Bay College bats came alive in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday as they mercied the Minnesota Post-Grad team 11-1 in six innings here Sunday. The Norse carried some of their momentum into the nightcap, but it wasn’t quite enough to prevent them from dropping a ...

Packers add needed depth

The Green Bay Packers believe they found ideal candidates to fill their biggest positional needs and upgraded a star-studded roster as they attempt to make a Super Bowl run. But that won’t be a realistic short-term goal if star quarterback and reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers is playing ...

Lions add strength, address weaknesses

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions opened the NFL draft by bolstering a strength and closed it by addressing some of their many weaknesses on both sides of the ball. General manager Brad Holmes seemed to make sensible selections, starting with Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell at No. 7 ...

Eichhorn wins another

ESCANABA — Hunter Eichhorn has won a second Big East Conference golf championship, while Casey VanDamme has landed a top golf recruit from Marinette. Eichhorn shared medalist honors Wednesday with Michael Cascino of Butler University at the Big East Tourney at Streamsong Resort’s Blue ...

Bucks, Giannis, beat Nets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo played how he wants to play, and it was enough to overcome a terrific effort by Kevin Durant. Antetokounmpo scored 49 points and Khris Middleton had 26 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 117-114 victory over Durant and the Nets on ...

Esky track takes second at Kiwanis

MANISTIQUE — Keeping pace with Marquette was difficult for other track teams here Friday as it swept both ends of the Manistique Kiwanis Invitational title. The Marquette boys took first in 10 events and scored 194 points. They were followed by Escanaba 93 1/2 and Pickford 82. “We had a ...

Braves’ softball wins two over weekend

KALKASKA — The Gladstone Braves softball team finished 2-1 for the weekend as they played three games below the bridge Saturday at the Kalkaska Invitational. The Braves lost to Kalkaska 10-6 in game one while they defeated Adrian 3-2 and St. Mary School 8-2 in the second and third ...

Briefs

Braves win twice GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves took care of business in convincing fashion here Saturday, sweeping to 9-2 and 16-2 baseball victories over the Calumet Copper Kings. The second game was decided in three innings. “I thought we did well,” said Braves’ coach Luke ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Track Bark River-Harris at Gwinn, 3:30 Boys’ baseball Escanaba at Marquette, 4 Kingsford at Gladstone (DH), 4 Girls’ softball Gladstone at R. River (DH), 4 Bark River-Harris at Norway (DH), 4:30 Tuesday’s games Golf Escanaba at Marinette Invitational, 11 ...

Mirrored history

ESCANABA — A common through-line of the COVID-19 pandemic has been limiting contact between people who aren’t of the same household. This restriction has wreaked havoc on team sports, and for weeks, Michigan received mixed signals as to whether the winter sports season would actually be ...