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Gladstone softball wins state title

TECUMSEH — State champions. That’s the best way to describe what the Gladstone Major Girls’ All-Stars (age 11-12) became here Wednesday, using a 10-run fifth inning to spill Vicksburg 13-4 in a Little League softball state championship game. “It’s just been an amazing ride with a ...

Esky eludes Norway

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Minor Girls’ All-Star softball team (age 8-10) will live to see another day. Esky suppressed Norway 6-2 here Wednesday to force another game today at 7 p.m. EST to determine the district champion. “It was a totally different story today (than Monday’s 3-2 loss ...

Brewers hang on to spill Braves

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away. Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on ...

Ace wins car at Sweetgrass

Yurika Tanida of Kanagawa, Japan, is congratulated by Terry Packer, General Manager of Halbinsel Volkswagen Mazda, Escanaba, after being awarded a 2019 Mazda 3 AWD for shooting a hole-in-one on hole 15 at Sweetgrass during the Island Resort Championship June 22. Tanida, a member of the Michigan ...

Area schedule

Tonight’s games Minor softball (age 9-10) District 10 tournament At Lemerand Park, Escanaba Norway vs. Escanaba, 7 Legion baseball Zone tournament Marquette at Escanaba, 5 Negaunee at Gladstone, 5 Iron Mountain at Escanaba, 8 Menominee vs. Bark River at Gladstone, ...

Briefs

Bay College pitching clinic ESCANABA — The Bay College softball team is hosting a pitching clinic July 24-25 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, will head the ...

Golf Scramble supports local charities

The Irish Oaks Golf Course sponsored a 3-woman Big Cup Golf Scramble June 27, with proceeds donated back to Delta County community charities. $3,000 was donated recently to the following charities, in the above photo from left: Community Action Walk for Warmth — Naomi Fletcher, Weatherization ...

The best of the best

ESCANABA — Paxton Johnson did it again. Just add this to the list of accomplishments for the recent Escanaba High School graduate, who just won her second straight UPLGA championship by defeating Gladstone’s Lori Shea 5-and-4 in the championship match at Escanaba Country Club here ...

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 ...