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EHS tennis opener

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette girls tennis team picked up a win on the first day of the season Wednesday in a dominant 8-0 sweep of Escanaba. Elysa Olivier at No. 1 singles), Mollie Kilpela at No. 2, Kennedy Tate at No. 3 and Natalie Robinia at No. 4 each earned easy two-set wins for the ...

Olivier family U.P. tennis traditions

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MARQUETTE — The key to being a successful athlete is to bring out your best. That’s adage certainly applies to Wayne and Alec Olivier. The father-son tennis duo had many occasions where they were unable to finish a practice session due to a disagreement over one thing or ...

Terrace Bluff

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GLADSTONE — Bob Kleiman fired a 1-under-par 35 in the Terrace Bluff Men’s League Wednesday. Dave Fassbender hit 38 and Mike Sylvester and Rick LaFleur had 39.

NMU’s Tucker is living NFL dream

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PITTSBURGH — Marcus Tucker is living his NFL dream. In his third season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the former Northern Michigan University All-GLIAC wide receiver and return man is making the most of his opportunities at Steelers training camp, albeit taking none of it for granted. In ...

Gladstone GC

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GLADSTONE — Lori Shea posted a 2-over-over 38 Tuesday in women’s league at Gladstone Golf Club. Karen McCorkle and Cheryl Dykes had 41, Mary Bergman and Holly Canull 43, Patty Valiquette 44, Wendy Bratonia 45, Rosie Spindler 46, Vickie Isaacson and Sara Lustick 47, Deb Lordson and Deb ...

Terrace Bluff golf

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GLADSTONE — Margie Movalson and Betty Fleury had 45s Tuesday to pace women’s league scoring at Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club. Wendy Hathaway had 47, and Julie Mayville, Carol Prins and Mary Johnson 48.

Braun boosts Brewers

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CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Braun supplied the power at the plate and Jhoulys Chacin dominated on the mound to give the Milwaukee Brewers the lift they needed to tighten the NL Central race. Braun hit two of Milwaukee’s four homers, Chacin struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings and the ...

Tigers lose to White Sox

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DETROIT (AP) — When a major league player hits his first home run, his team usually needs to negotiate with a fan to get the ball. The Chicago White Sox didn’t have that problem Tuesday night. Ryan LaMarre’s line drive to left field bounced off the top of the bullpen shelter and into ...

Refreshed Tiger roars

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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire wasn’t going to accept the accolades for a move that made him look like a genius. Gardenhire gave Nicholas Castellanos a rare day off Sunday, and his best hitter rewarded him with the game of his life on Monday night. Castellanos had ...

Rodgers optimistic as he takes the field

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GREEN BAY (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is speaking with a heightened sense of urgency as he enters his 14th NFL season. No critical words from the Green Bay Packers quarterback on Monday, a week after expressing displeasure with the effort from some young players during a portion of ...

U.P. Strongman champions

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Niagara’s Kevin Anderson captured the lightweight division Saturday in the 12th annual UP Strongman Competition at Butler Potato Farm. Anderson scored 20 points in the five-event competition. Runner-up Josh Simmons of Gladstone had 9. Five events comprised this year’s ...

Gladstone golf club

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GLADSTONE — Scott Neurohr set the scoring pace in the Gladstone Golf Club men’s league Monday with a 71. Jim Gibbs had 73, Steve Bratonia 75, Neil Bizeau, Kim Clouse and Wayne Marshall 76, Vic Stock 77 and Bill Swartz, Mark Hager, Gary Bricco, Jim Broman and Gene Folcik 79. In the ...

Tech receives award from military vets

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CHASSELL - The Copper Country Veterans Association presented the Michigan Tech Athletics Department with a plaque for the departments work on Military Appreciation Weekend this past November. Gary Kruzich, Director of Athletic Partnerships and Ticket Sales, represented Tech in accepting the ...

Kleimans retain home streak

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BARK RIVER - The Kleiman streak remains intact at Bark River International Raceway. Cody and Kyle Kleiman haven’t conceded a race at their home track in the last four years after sweeping the Pro Lite races Saturday and Sunday in Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League off-road racing. Cody ...

Hermansville, Polfus Field Wiffle Ball Tourney

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HERMANSVILLE — A team pulling athletes from three area schools joined forces to win the 7th annual Polfus Field Wiffle Ball tournament Sunday. Adam Cappaert of Bark River, Micah Wilson of Norway and North Central teammates Hunter Riley and Ben Snyder claimed top honors. They beat Joe ...

Lindquist wins, Friday night Norway race

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NORWAY — Bark River’s Tom Lindquist grabbed the lead on lap nine and survived a stiff challenge from Gregg Haese from Francis Creek, Wis. in the final laps to win the Coca Cola super late model feature at Norway Speedway Friday night. The victory was Lindquist’s second of the season as ...

Grand time in Chicago

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CHICAGO (AP) — The celebration was under way by the time David Bote flung his helmet high into the air on his way home. Teammates were already jumping up and down, ready to mob him at the plate. The fans were in a frenzy, too. Nothing like a game-ending grand slam to get the festivities ...

Eichhorn makes it official – wins UPGA men’s championship

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NORWAY — A formality became reality Friday in the 104th UP Golf Association Men’s Championships at Oak Crest Golf Course. Carney’s Hunter Eichhorn, already established as one of the nation’s premier golfers, captured his first UP men’s title by 13 strokes after shooting a two-under ...