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Cubs avoid sweep against Brewers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — After losing consecutive nail-biters in a matchup of NL Central contenders, Kyle Schwarber made sure the Chicago Cubs could breathe easier in the series finale. Schwarber hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to power the Cubs past the Milwaukee Brewers 11-4 on Sunday, ...

Mariners sweep Tigers

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SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford hit a walkoff single with one out in the 10th inning and the Seattle Mariners extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Dylan Moore led off the 10th inning with a double against JosÈ Cisnero. After ...

Lindsley wins Bob Iverson Memorial race

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NORWAY — Vulcan’s Dan Lindsley took the lead on lap 14 and kept Jason Wells and company at bay to win the Bob Iverson Memorial on Hall of Fame night at Norway Speedway Friday night. It was Lindsley’s second straight feature win here. The late model main event saw four different leaders ...

Briefs

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Gladstone women GLADSTONE — Lori Shea shot a 39 to lead the Gladstone Women’s League Friday. She was followed by Karen McCorkle 44, Connie Rian and Rosie Spindler 45, Maria Vallier, Mary Kallio, Ann Davison and Sandy Sturdy 46, Holly Canull 47, Vickie Isaacson, Diane Bricco and Jami ...

New course, new tourney

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HARRIS — A new golf course and a new golf tournament. That combination comes together Sept. 1-2 when Sage Run Golf Course will be the site of the first NCAA men’s Collegiate Invitational. Ten teams will participate in the Upper Peninsula’s initial Division 1 men’s tournament, and ...

Gladstone major girls fall on walkoff homer

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FISHERS, Ind. — The Gladstone Major Girls’ All-Stars (age 11-12) came up just short of reaching the Little League Central Regional championship game here Friday, falling to Central Iowa 5-4 on a walkoff home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. After Gladstone rallied to the score at 4 ...

Esky girls fall in tournament opener

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MARYSVILLE — The Escanaba Minor All-Star softball team (age 9-10) fell to Edwardsburg 15-5 in five innings in its first game of pool play in the state tournament here Friday. The score may not indicate it, but hits were far and few between for both teams. Esky finished with three and ...

Indians top Trenton, win away from championship

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GLADWIN — The Gladstone American Legion baseball team overpowered Trenton 9-4 here Friday in the semifinals of Class A state tournament after jumping out an early lead. The win sends the Indians to the championship game at 1 p.m. today against the winner of Trenton and Rosebush’s matchup ...

Brewers knock Cubs out of first place

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ben Gamel hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat Chicago 3-2 Friday night and knock the Cubs out of first place. Gio Gonzalez didn’t allow a hit to the Cubs until the sixth, when Alberto Almora Jr. reached on an ...

Area schedule

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Today’s games Minor softball (age 9-10) State tournament At Marysville Escanaba vs. Midland Bullock Creek, noon Legion baseball State tournament At Gladwin Gladstone vs. Trenton or Rosebush, 1 p.m. Sunday’s games Legion baseball State tournament At ...

Violet Elizabeth Christiansen

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GLADSTONE — Violet Elizabeth Christiansen, age 97, of Gladstone passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba surrounded by her children. Violet was born Feb. 15, 1922 at 1012 Michigan Avenue in Gladstone in the home that her parents, Olaf Emanuel and Anna ...

Column: Driving down a road of memories

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MARQUETTE— Driving over the alternating rocky and muddy bumps and bogs in this old railroad grade, my Jeep rocks from side to side. My body moves sympathetically to the jerks and jolts, back and forth. I’ve been riding, and later driving, this road most of my life, but I never tire of ...

Fishing Report

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Little Bay De Noc: Walleye fishing slowed however anglers reported good catches of undersize fish taken between the Narrows and Garth Point. A few bigger fish were reported at the “Black Bottom” with crawlers or stick baits in 30 feet. The best fishing was into Green Bay with crawlers or ...

Learning from the best

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ESCANABA — For the second straight year, a couple of local prominent basketball figures spent the past week teaching the game to boys and girls in grades 7-12. Olivia Nash and Clayton Castor returned to the YMCA gym at Bay College Monday through Thursday morning to run the second year of a ...

Indians win pair, advance to semis

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GLADWIN, Mich. — Jake Rogers stayed ahead of the hitters for the most part here Thursday, helping the Gladstone Indians blank the Gladwin Lightning 10-0 in the second round of the Class A American Legion state baseball tournament. The Indians, who meet Trenton today at 5:30 in a semifinal ...

Gladstone advances to semifinals

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FISHERS, Ind. — Gladstone’s Major Girls’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) wasted little time gaining the upper hand here Thursday in a 12-4 softball triumph over Marion County, Ky. in a Central Regional quarterfinal contest. The victory enabled Gladstone to advance to the semifinals ...

Tigers fall to Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) — Tim Beckham got an opportunity to make a big play, and he delivered. Beckham hit his second grand slam of the season and Kyle Seager connected for a solo drive, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 10-2 victory over the lowly Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. J.P. Crawford ...

Area schedule

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Today’s games Minor softball (age 9-10) State tournament At Marysville Escanaba vs. Edwardsburg, noon Major softball (age 11-12) Central Regional Semifinal Gladstone vs. Team TBA, 2 Championship game, 5 Legion baseball State tournament At Gladwin Gladstone vs. ...

Briefs

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Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open ESCANABA — The 72nd annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open takes place August 3rd and 4th at Ludington Park in Escanaba. All singles matches will be played Saturday and all doubles matches will be played Sunday. Cost — which includes a T-shirt — is $18 ...

Braves’ football gives back

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GLADSTONE — As summer marches on, August is rapidly approaching. With it, comes the emerging Gladstone tradition of a football skills camp. “We’ve been doing this the last three years in a row, and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger each year,” Gladstone varsity football coach ...