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Nahma golf

NAHMA — A one-day couples golf scramble will be held Saturday at Nahma Golf Club, with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. For details, call the club (644-2648) or go online at nahmagolfclub.com

Volleyball district set

GLADSTONE — The Division 2 district volleyball tournament gets underway Oct. 29. Houghton hosts Menominee in the opener, with the winner hosting Escanaba Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. In the top half of the bracket, Gladstone hosts Kingsford at 7 p.m. Oct. 31. The championship match is Nov. 2 at ...

Gladstone’s Bruce runs to XC win

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ericka Asmus led a Marquette blitz of the girls team title and Gladstone’s Adam Bruce tuned up for bigger boys events in Tuesday’s Kingsford Invitational cross country meet at City Park. Asmus, one of four Marquette girls in the top 10, covered the 3.1-mile course in 21 ...

Irish Oaks women

GLADSTONE — Rosie Spindler posted a 40 Tuesday in Irish Oaks women’s golf league. Mary Bergman, Karen McCorkle and Debbie Peterson had 41, Sharon Pinar and Robin Schwartz 42, Amanda Norkoli 43, Sally Erkkila 45, Holly Canull and Alicia Millam 46, Carolyn Kibbe 47, Kirsten Vandeville 48, ...

Rapid River volleyball

RAPID RIVER — The Norway Knights posted a 3-0 volleyball victory over Rapid River here Tuesday night, winning 25-14, 26-24, 26-24. Emily Thibault had eight kills and three blocks for the host Rockets, Gabby Moss had five kills and Kristin Goodacre had four kills and six digs. Jenna Rubick ...

Brewers in the chase

CHICAGO (AP) — Right after Tommy La Stella struck out swinging for the final out, Jeremy Jeffress pounded his glove with his right hand and Erik Kratz pumped his right arm in jubilation. Forget about the wild-card standings. The Milwaukee Brewers are fighting for the NL Central ...

New coach but same old Lions

DETROIT (AP) — Sam Darnold showed he could recover from a careless mistake — a promising trait for any rookie quarterback. What the New York Jets displayed on defense and special teams may have been even more encouraging for Darnold and his teammates. Darnold threw an interception on ...

Boo birds strike early as Lions get pounded

DETROIT (AP) — The booing began early. The Detroit Lions scored on a touchdown on the game’s first snap, but it wasn’t long before the fans at Ford Field sensed trouble. An anemic first quarter of offense set the tone. By halftime, Matthew Stafford and the Lions were trailing, and in ...

No new info on Rodgers

GREEN BAY (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy needs more information on the extent of Aaron Rodgers’ knee injury to determine the quarterback’s availability for next week’s game against Minnesota. Rodgers was sore when the team returned to Lambeau Field on Monday, McCarthy ...

Eskymos join Wall of Fame

Dennis Grall | Daily Press The Escanaba Quarterback Club recognized the latest Wall of Fame inductees at Saturday’s game against Detroit Loyola. Inductees include: front row from left, Jim “Crapper” Rogers, Nick Nolde (representing his late step-father Gregg Johnson) and Jay Wiles; back ...

Rapid River harriers are making good progress

RAPID RIVER — With two cross country meets already under their belts, the Rapid River Rockets are ready for more. They won’t have to wait much longer as they continue their season in Wednesday’s Manistique Invitational at Intake Park. The Rapid River boys opened with a fourth-place ...

Gladstone netters upended by Westwood girls

ISHPEMING — The Westwood Patriots defeated Gladstone 5-2 in girls tennis here Monday. Kylie Williams, at No. 3, gave the Braves their lone singles win while the No. 1 douibles team of Sydney Herioux-Taylor Trudeau also won for the Braves. Singles No. 1 - Madelyn Koski, W, def. Andie ...

Briefs

Emeralds cancel game at Negaunee MANISTIQUE — Because the Manistique Emeralds do not have enough healthy varsity players, they will forfeit Friday’s football game at Negaunee. It is the second forfeit in the past three weeks for the Emeralds, who finished last week’s 41-0 loss to West ...

Third-set letdown foils Mid Pen

ST. NICHOLAS — A third-set letdown hurt Mid Peninsula’s chances in a 3-1 (26-24, 18-25, 25-9, 29-27) volleyball loss to the Munising Mustangs. “Their first server went on a long run and we dug ourselves in too deep a hole in the third set,” said Mid Pen coach Emily Kayser. “Our hits ...

Broncos sweep past Westwood

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Broncos got off to a strong start here Monday and swept a 3-0 volleyball decision from Westwood. The Broncso won 25-16, 25-13, 25-19. “The first game really set the stage for hustling,” said coach Brooke Jorasz. “Our team decided they wanted the ...

Slow start throttles RocketsRAPID RIVER — A slow start hampered the Rapid River Rockets Monday night in a 3-0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-14) volleyball loss to the Stephenson Eagles. “We didn’t start hitting right away,” said Rockets’ coach Kristy Kerstner. “The second set was a lot better. Our hitters finally showed up and we had better serving. Our defense also picked up a little tonight.” Rapid River’s Jenna Rubick distributed 11 assists and had five kils and six digs. Cassidy Berg and Addi Christoff recorded 16 digs each and Kristin Goodacre added 10. Emily Thibault had seven kills and Gabby MOss had seven kills and five blocks. Ellie Moberg had nine digs. The Rockets, who dropped the jayvee match 2-0, host Norway tonight.

RAPID RIVER — A slow start hampered the Rapid River Rockets Monday night in a 3-0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-14) volleyball loss to the Stephenson Eagles. “We didn’t start hitting right away,” said Rockets’ coach Kristy Kerstner. “The second set was a lot better. Our hitters finally showed ...

Hannahville booters toppled

HANNAHVILLE — It was a tough day on the soccer field for the Hannahville Soaring Eagles as they dropped an 8-0 decision to the Mackinac Island Lakers Saturday. “Mackinac had some nice plays,” said Hannahville coach Dan Kleikamp. “Communication breakdowns and sloppy play really hurt ...

Braves champs of ‘The Rock’

Courtesy photo The Gladstone Braves won “The Rock” invitational volleyball tournament Saturday for the first time. The all-tourney team included Chloe Grenier of Gladstone, Haley Clifford of Norway, Lexie Chaillier of Escanaba, Ali Doolittle of Kingsford, Brooke Mannor of Gwinn and Casana ...

Esky ‘D’ stops Loyola

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos stood tall on defense at crunch time Saturday as they hung on for a 27-24 football victory over the Detroit Loyola Bulldogs. Loyola had the ball on the Esky 29-yard line in the final minute of this non-conference contest, but senior lineman Joe Jacobson then ...

Braves cop ‘The Rock’

GLADSTONE — It was an historic day for the Gladstone volleyball team as it won the “Rock” Invitational for the first time Saturday. The Braves rallied past Gwinn for the title, overcoming an 8-4 deficit to win the third set 15-12. “I would say it’s indescribable,” said Braves’ ...