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Braves, Esky dominate GNC baseball awards

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ESCANABA — Gladstone and Escanaba dominated the Great Northern Conference baseball selections at the first coach’s meeting in Escanaba Wednesday. First-year Braves’ coach Kelly Shea was selected as Coach of the Year after leading Gladstone to a 24-7 overall record and an 11-0 record in ...

LaFave signs with Bay College

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Bark River-Harris’s Tatiana LaFave signs to play softball at Bay College Wednesday in the BR-H gym. Pictured on each side of her are her parents, Tonya and Todd LaFave. Pictured in the back from left are Norse softball coach Heidi Charon, LaFave’s former batting coach John Parrota and BR-H ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Golf U.P. D-2 Finals at George Young, TBA U.P. D-3 Finals at Irish Oaks, 9 Friday’s games Baseball District tournament Division 4 At Bark River-Harris Stephenson vs. Norway, 10 a.m. North Central vs. Bark River-Harris, 1 Championship game, ...

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Rapid River hosting softball district RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River softball team is hosting the Division 4 district tournament for the first time in school history Friday. The Rockets play Bark River-Harris at noon, followed by Norway vs. Stephenson at 2. The championship game follows ...

Bark River sweeps

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MUNISING — Bark River-Harris made short work of Munising here Wednesday, sweeping to 19-0 and 18-0 softball victories. Both games lasted just three innings. Esther Oswald faced just 10 hitters in the second game, striking out two and allowing no hits or walks. Eight-of-9 players had one ...

Miners win 4th straight tennis title

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KINGSFORD — The dynasty continues. Negaunee won six of eight championship flights to win its fourth straight MHSAA Division 1 UP tennis finals on Wednesday. It’s the Miners’ eighth title in 10 years. Negaunee head coach Kyle Saari said a team-first approach has kept the team at the ...

Moving on to the semis

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba softball team took its first step down the playoff road, thanks in part to a perfect game from Gabi Salo. The Eskymos shut out the Cheboygan Chiefs 7-0 here Tuesday in a Division 2 district quarterfinal. “I definitely feel like there’s a target on our back,” ...

Kamin strikes out 11, Esky moves on with 8-2 win over Chiefs

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ESCANABA — Escanaba baseball coach Scott Hanson believes his team is rounding into form for districts. After the Eskymos swept Menominee in their regular season finale May 21, he talked about how he felt they were peaking at the right time. Esky backed that up in its Division 2 district ...

Herioux, Bruce named top Gladstone athletes

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GLADSTONE — Gladstone’s Adam Bruce and Sydney Herioux were recently honored as the school’s top senior athletes by their varsity coaches. Bruce was the recipient of the Eldon R. Keil Award, which began in 1961 and is presented to the top senior male athlete. Bruce earned 10 varsity ...

BR-H captures conference title

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NORWAY — The Bark River-Harris Broncos captured their second straight Skyline Central Conference softball title here Tuesday, topping the Norway Knights 5-3 in the first game of a doubleheader. “Winning the conference for the second year in a row was very exciting,” said BR-H coach Jen ...

Hansen signs with Bay College

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Gladstone’s Natalie Hansen signed her letter of intent to play softball at Bay College April 15. Hansen was the Mid-Peninsula Conference utility player of the year last season as well as being named an all-district and all-region utility player. Hansen is pictured with her parents, Kristina ...

Symetra heads to Sweetgrass

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HARRIS — The Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass enters its ninth edition next month, and Tuesday media members learned how much the event has meant to the Symetra Tour. Tim Kramer, in his fifth year as a Symetra official, said in an exclusive interview that “they (Island Resort ...

Rockets sweep

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets extended their winning streak to six games here Tuesday, sweeping to 9-5 and 5-3 softball victories over the Calumet Copper Kings. Natalie Belanger struck out six, walked two and allowed seven hits in the opener. Madie LaChance had two hits, drove in ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Golf U.P. D-1 Boys’ Finals at Escanaba, 9 a.m. U.P. D-1 Girls’ Finals at Sweetgrass, 9 a.m. Tennis U.P. D-1 Finals at Kingsford, 10 a.m. Softball Bark River-Harris at Munising (DH), 4 Thursday’s games Golf U.P. D-2 Finals at George Young, TBA U.P. D-3 ...

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C-N basketball camp CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau is holding its annual basketball camp June 20-21 for players in kindergarten-8th grade at the C-N school. Students between 5th-8th grade will meet in the morning from 9-12 p.m., and kindergarten-4th graders meet from 1-3 p.m. Each participant ...

Knights top Jets on Mike Maule day

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NORWAY — Norway scored five runs in the sixth to win 5-3 on Mike Maule’s day. The Knights (18-4-1) rallied in the fifth helped by a pair of North Central errors and a bases-loaded walk. Trey Doda, Trevor Anderson and Nolan Amundson had hits in the inning for the Knights. The Knights’ ...

A Starr to remember

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ESCANABA — Everyone knows Bart Starr was an exceptional football player. Many knew he was an outstanding individual. The Hall of Fame quarterback died Sunday at age 85 after several years of major health issues. Earlier this week, there was an item that Starr was hoping to attend a football ...

Truitt wins first Run to Remember

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RAPID RIVER — Zach Truitt of Rapid River topped a field of 63 runners Monday, earning top honors in the first Run to Remember Our Fallen Veterans. Truitt covered the 3.2-mile course in 20 minutes, 46 seconds, followed by Robert Kilmer of Round Lake, Ill. (21:53) and Gary Whitmer of ...

Bruins rally, take 1-0 lead in Stanley Cup

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BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug flew down the ice with his helmet off, like his big, bad predecessors on the Boston defense from the days of Eddie Shore and Bobby Orr. He lined up St. Louis center Robert Thomas and knocked him off his skates, delighting the crowd and sending an unmistakable ...

Bucks reflect after falling short

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo said on Monday that he hadn’t slept in the two days since the Milwaukee Bucks’ season came to an end. But the NBA MVP finalist said his team still had a successful season despite falling short of its goal of winning the second NBA championship in ...