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Shea sparkles, Braves shut out Miners

GLADSTONE — If there’s one thing coach Kelly Shea has preached to his Gladstone baseball team, its that it needs to get off to faster starts. The Braves picked a good time to do that, jumping out to a 4-0 lead and riding it to a 6-0 shutout win over Negaunee in a Division 3 regional ...

Wisconsin wins Border Bash, Castor named game MVP

IRONWOOD — A year after missing much of his junior season because of a broken wrist, Northwestern’s Sam Risley led the Tigers to the state tournament. The all-stater came up big in Wednesday’s Kiwanis Border Bash also, hitting a pivotal 3 and the game-winning free throw in Northern ...

Trio of Clayton girls lead Wisconsin to victory in Border Bash

IRONWOOD — Over half of the points for the Northern Wisconsin girls came from a trio of Clayton players who led the team to an 89-80 victory over Northern Michigan in the sixth annual Kiwanis Classic Border Bash Wednesday night. MVP Kailey Ketz had 23 points to lead Wisconsin and she was ...

Briefs

Cancer Alliance golf scramble ESCANABA — The 24th annual Delta County Cancer Alliance golf scramble will be held July 11 at Escanaba Country Club. The four-person scramble fundraiser begins with lunch at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. It will conclude with a steak supper at 5 ...

SC’s Smith named POY

NORWAY — Superior Central’s Clayton Smith was selected as the Skyline Central Conference baseball Player of the Year by the league’s coaches at Monday’s annual coach’s meeting in Norway. Smith, who signed with Mott Community College, led the Cougars to a first-place tie in the ...

BR-H’s Oswald earns Co-Player of the Year

NORWAY — Bark River-Harris’s Eden Oswald was named Co-Player of the year in the Skyline Central Conference by the coaches at the annual coach’s meeting in Norway Monday. Oswald, a starting pitcher for the Broncos, led the team to a conference and district title. She also committed to ...

Cabrera, Tigers trump Rays

DETROIT (AP) — In a perfect world, Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire would have a healthy Miguel Cabrera at first base every game. Until that day comes, however, Gardenhire’s happy with whatever production he can get out of Cabrera. After missing the previous two games with chronic ...

Marlins crush Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Garrett Cooper had two hits and scored twice during Miami’s franchise-record, 11-run fifth inning, helping the Marlins pound the Milwaukee Brewers 16-0 on Tuesday night. Cooper matched a career high with four hits and scored four times, leading the way as last-place Miami ...

Payment’s state record in high jump still stands

BRIMLEY — It was 30 years ago John Payment became an unlikely part of Michigan high school track history. In some respects, it almost seems like yesterday the Brimley High School senior soared 7-feet-1 inch to set a state high jump record that still exists. In fact, Payment is the only ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Baseball Regional tournaments Division 3 Negaunee at Gladstone, 6 Division 4 Indian River vs. Pickford at Rudyard, 3 Norway vs. Gogebic at Ironwood, 4:30

Briefs

Knudsen shoots ace ESCANABA — Bill Knudsen of Escanaba had a super round at Escanaba Country Club Tuesday. Knudsen was 2-under-his age with a 75 during men's league. He only needed 10 putts on his second nine, which was the front side. LSCP golf outing MARQUETTE — The 20th annual Lake ...

Column – Area teams dominate on the diamond

ESCANABA — Well, that was one busy weekend of dominance by local softball and baseball teams. Starting Friday, Bark River-Harris won its first softball district title in school history, Gladstone won its 17th straight district title, and Escanaba just casually took care of Petoskey for the ...

Border Bash to be held Wednesday

IRONWOOD — Many Upper Peninsula basketball players and an impressive lineup of coaches highlight the rosters for the sixth annual Kiwanis Classic Border Bash. The girls and boys all-star games pitting top players from Northern Michigan against some of the best from Northern Wisconsin are ...

St. Louis evens series

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just when the St. Louis Blues had the Boston Bruins on their heels and chasing the game, they gave up a goal and the roar went right out of the building. The Blues could have let the talented Bruins seize the moment, let things get away from them on home ice. Again. They ...

Discus champs

Gladstone’s Blake Servant (right) placed first at U.P. Finals with a 137-9 discus throw. Teammate Hunter Potier (left) placed third with a throw of 122 feet.

Prep schedule

Wednesday’s games Baseball Regional tournaments Division 3 Negaunee at Gladstone, 6 Division 4 Indian River vs. Pickford at Rudyard, 3 Norway vs. Gogebic at Ironwood, 3:30

Briefs

Bottle drive GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians baseball program is holding a can and bottle drive fundraiser Friday, July 5 at Pat’s Foods in Gladstone from noon-5 p.m. For questions, contact Jodi Westerberg (906-420-0802). Moran sinks ace GLADSTONE — Eric Moran shot a hole-in-one on ...

Headed back to regionals

ESCANABA — Step one towards a potential state championship repeat has been completed. It didn’t come without some resistance though. After Petoskey pulled within 3-1 in the top of the fourth inning, Escanaba responded with four runs in the bottom half to pull away for a 7-1 win in a ...

Gladstone wins 17th straight district title

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone softball team stranded the Iron Mountain Mountaineers 6-2 here Saturday to win the Division 3 district championship. Taylor Trudeau led the game off with a solo home run to give the Braves a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first, Iron Mountain got two on base but ...

Braves win U.P. title

KINGSFORD — The Gladstone boys had special motivation and Escanaba’s Dayton Miron scaled new heights in Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Division 1 Track Finals. Gladstone, looking to end a five-year title drought, won this time with 127 points. Westwood and four-time defending champ ...