Local Sports

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 ...

On to the next tourney

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Minor Boys’ Little League All-Stars (age 9-10) left nothing to chance here Friday night as they posted a 10-0 baseball victory in four innings over Tri-County. “That went real well,” said Esky manager Dan Garcia. “Tri-County is a good team. They hung with ...

Kelly fires no-hitter, Indians top Cubs 1-0

ESCANABA — After a marathon junior league game, the Gladstone American Legion baseball team and the Escanaba Cubs dueled from the mound here Thursday. Gladstone’s Ben Kelly fired a no-hitter and Escanaba’s Johnny Schlenvogt threw a one-hitter as the Indians snuck past the Cubs to win ...

Gladstone knocks off Munising to advance in tourney

ESCANABA — The Gladstone Minor Boys’ All-Stars baseball team (age 9-10) overcame Munising 12-2 in four innings here Friday to move on in the area tournament. Munising jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first two innings thanks to Isacc Beaverson scoring on a passed ball, and Lyrik Rautanen ...

Offensive outburst lifts Tri-County

ESCANABA — As sure as darkness descended upon Dickson Field Thursday night, the Tri-County Little League All-Stars (age 9-10) advanced in the area baseball tournament. Tri-County, scoring 16 runs in the final three innings, posted a 19-10 triumph over Munising in a game halted with one out ...

LL-H’s Wilson wins Gil Heard Award

LAKE LINDEN — A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at the young age of eight was not going to stop Ben Wilson from doing what he loved to do: play sports. On the contrary, it was athletics that has kept him healthy and positive over the past decade. A month ago, the 18-year-old Wilson graduated ...

MLB enters second half of season this weekend

CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians, looking up at Nelson Cruz and the surprising Minnesota Twins. Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics, trying to run down JosÈ Altuve and the Houston Astros. Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals, chasing Ronald AcuÒa Jr. and the ...

Four local youth bowlers headed to national event

ISHPEMING — A half-dozen youth bowlers from the Upper Peninsula will travel to Detroit starting Monday to compete at the 22nd annual Junior Gold Championships. They include Westwood High School student, Evan Rae, as three other Marquette County bowlers qualified but will be unable to ...

Area schedule

Tonight’s games Minor baseball (age 9-10) Area tournament At Dickson Field, Escanaba Gladstone vs. Munising, 5 Escanaba vs. Tri-County, 7 Saturday’s games Minor baseball (age 9-10) Area tournament At Dickson Field, Escanaba Elimination game, 1 Major softball (age ...

District tournaments come to Escanaba

ESCANABA — The District 10 Little League 9-10 year old baseball and softball district championships will be decided next week in Escanaba. The 9-10 Little League softball double-elimination finals start Sunday at Lemerand Park. In the 2 p.m. opener, defending district champion Escanaba ...

Briefs

Gladstone football camp GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Football Skills Camp will be July 22-25 from 6-7:15 p.m. each day at Marble Athletic Field. Youth in grades 5-8 are invited to attend the Monday and Tuesday session. Wednesday and Thursday’s sessions are open for grades 9-12. The camp ...

Area schedule

Today’s games Minor baseball (age 9-10) Area tournament At Dickson Field, Escanaba Gladstone vs. Tri-County, 1 Major softball (age 11-12) State tournament At Tecumseh Gladstone vs. Tecumseh, 2:30 Sunday’s games Minor softball (age 9-10) At Lemerand Park, ...

Briefs

For the record ESCANABA — A mistake was made in the Gladstone-Escanaba 9-10 Boys’ Little League story in Friday’s edition of the Daily Press. The story referred to Henry Sholten as Gladstone’s first baseman. Carter Sanville was at first base and Sholten played second base.