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Westwood’s Patron no-hits Emeralds

MANISTIQUE — The weather wasn’t great, but that didn’t stop Westwood pitcher Karlie Patron from being great. Patron tossed her first career no-hitter in a 15-0 Patriots’ win over Manistique in softball action here Wednesday afternoon. A few Emeralds’ runners reached base on walks or ...

Bucks take Game 2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half. Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in Milwaukee’s big third quarter ...

Rockets’ track team has depth

RAPID RIVER — With a large turnout of track athletes, it appears the Rapid River boys won’t have to worry about filling events this season. The Rockets, with 40 on their squad, opened Tuesday at Menominee where they placed third among six teams. “We lost a lot of guys (through ...

Cards take finale from Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Michael Wacha effectively cooled off NL MVP Christian Yelich, and the St. Louis Cardinals finally broke through against the reigning division champs. Wacha slowed Yelich and pitched six solid innings, Matt Carpenter and Marcell Ozuna each went deep, and the Cardinals beat ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Baseball Gladstone at Menominee (DH), 4 Softball Munising at Rapid River (DH), 4 Kingsford at Gladstone, 5 Friday’s games Softball Gogebic at Bay College (DH), 1 Norway at Bark River-Harris (DH), 4:30 Baseball Escanaba at Marinette, 5:30

Briefs

Games postponed ESCANABA — Escanaba’s softball game at Menominee, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed due to field conditions. Also, Rapid River’s home softball game against Munising was postponed Wednesday. Make-up dates haven’t been scheduled yet. Miller joins Big ...

Braves’ jayvees sweep Gwinn

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone jayvee sofball team took two games from Gwinn here Tuesday. The Braves won the opener 12-2 and the nightcap 11-1. In the first game, Marnnea LaFave, Megan Crow and Tehya Mattson each had two hits, including a double and a triple by LaFave. Crow picked up the win, ...

Norse sweep first ever home series

WELLS — The Bay College softball team couldn’t have asked for a much better debut in the program’s first ever home games. The Norse did just about everything right in a sweep of Finlandia here Tuesday afternoon, winning the first contest 9-1 and the nightcap 2-0. Maddy Griffin had a ...

Esky, Rapid River begin track season at Menominee

MENOMINEE — The Menominee girls track team kicked off the season the right way on Tuesday, taking first out of six teams and beating second-place Escanaba by 36 points. Menominee totaled 129.5 points, Esky had 93.5, third-place Stephenson had 74 points and Rapid River came in sixth with ...

Yelich homers again in Brewers win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich had no idea what to expect from Cardinals hard-throwing prospect Ryan Helsley. It took him six pitches to figure it out. Yelich welcomed Helsley to the big leagues with a three-run homer, his eighth against St. Louis this season, to help send the Milwaukee ...

Pirates top Tigers in extras

DETROIT (AP) — Starling Marte dropped down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning of Pittsburgh’s game against Detroit. Not exactly the norm for the slugging outfielder — but a sign of how much he’s struggled early this season. Later, with the score tied in the 10th, it was time to ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Softball Westwood at Manistique (DH), 4 Munising at Rapid River (DH), 4 Escanaba at Menominee, 5 Thursday’s games Tennis Gladstone, Escanaba at Menominee, noon Baseball Gladstone at Menominee (DH), 4 Superior Central at North Central (DH), ...

Briefs

U.P. Sports Hall of Fame tickets ESCANABA — April 29 is the deadline to acquire tickets for the 48th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. The induction banquet is May 11 at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris. A social begins at 5 p.m. (EDT) and the dinner ...

Isaiah May takes top spot in NLL

ESCANABA — Maplewood Baptist Academy’s Isaiah May was named the 2018-19 Northern Lights Conference Player of the Year by the league’s coaches at their annual meeting Monday. May, a junior, averaged 16 points, 12.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. “Isaiah was a key component in ...

Escanaba sweeps IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Escanaba won the Upper Peninsula’s first baseball action of the season, beating Iron Mountain 11-4 and 8-7 on Monday. The Eskymos (3-2) scored in each of the last six innings to put away the Mountaineers in the first game. Iron Mountain, down 8-2 in the seventh inning of ...

Scoring outburst leads Rockets to sweep of Eagles

RAPID RIVER — It was one of the few decent days before another bout of weather strikes the Upper Peninsula, and the Rapid RIver girls’ softball team took full advantage. The Rockets swept a doubleheader against the Stephenson Eagles here Monday. The first game ended 15-0 in Rapid River’s ...

Esky boys’ track team has plenty of youth in 2019

ESCANABA — With many underclassmen on their track team, the Escanaba boys appear to be an unknown quantity coming into this season. The Eskymos have 36 on their team, including plenty of freshmen. They open at Menominee today at 4:30 in a meet which includes Rapid River, Stephenson, ...

Bigger numbers for Esky girls’ track

ESCANABA — A noticeably larger turnout than a year ago has the Escanaba girls feeling optimistic about this track season. The Eskymos, who open today at 4:30 in Menominee, have 48 on their team compared to 31 a year ago. Among this year’s student-athletes are 22 freshmen. “This ...

Yelich blasts 3 homers in Brewers’ win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich got a big reward for a little extra early work. Yelich hit three homers, including a pair of three-run shots, and drove in a career-high seven runs to power the Milwaukee Brewers past the St. Louis Cardinals 10-7 on Monday night. “He put in some work ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Softball Finlandia at Bay College (DH), 3 Golf Carney at Menominee, 4:30 Track Rapid River, Escanaba at Menominee, 4:45 Wednesday’s games Softball Westwood at Manistique (DH), 4 Munising at Rapid River (DH), 4 Escanaba at Menominee, ...