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Braves-Eskymos swim camp ESCANABA — The Gladstone Braves swim team will be holding a swim camp August 19-22 at the Northern Lights YMCA in Escanaba. The Braves swim team is a co-op team between the Gladstone Braves and Escanaba Eskymos. The camp is for any student interested in joining ...

BRP wins third straight rifle shooting title

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ESCANABA — A local team won its third straight state rifle shooting championship last Friday in downstate Lake City as Bark River Precision won the 2019 Michigan State Long Range Team Match championship. The long-range team match is a four-person, 1,000-yard rifle shooting ...

Rodgers sits, Ravens top Packers

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BALTIMORE (AP) — It didn’t matter that it was merely a preseason game, or that the Green Bay Packers were chasing him, or that his health is of the utmost importance to the Baltimore Ravens. Given the opportunity to run, Lamar Jackson couldn’t resist. Jackson juked and hopped during an ...

Mariners edge Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — The Seattle Mariners overcame a slow start and found a way to get past the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Kyle Seager drove in three runs, including two in a three-run third inning, and the Mariners topped the Tigers with a 7-2 victory. “I don’t think we were ready to go ...

Wells wins third Senior UPLGA

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MARINETTE — Syd Wells was the winner of the 2019 UPLGA Senior Championship held at Riverside Golf Club here Monday. It wasn’t a big field, but Wells was able to come out on top with a winning round of 78 for her third senior title. Her previous titles were in 2014 and 2016. Two-time ...

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Raymond shoots ace ESCANABA — Don Raymond recorded his first-ever hole-in-one at Escanaba Country Club Thursday, using his 5-iron on the 168-yard, par 3 No. 13 hole. Jake Berlinski also recorded his first-ever albatross on No. 16, knocking it in from 220 yards. Ahlgren shoots ...

New story map documents invasive species program

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LANSING — Since its inception in 2014, the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program has allocated over $18.5 million in grants to universities, non-profits and units of government to prevent, detect and manage invasive species in Michigan. Now, you can see all 112 grant-funded projects in ...

Where did the days of summer go?

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“MARQUETTE — I was whipping along on the highway when I glanced off the road to my right to see a scene that slowed my sense of timing down dramatically. It was as though things started to move in slow motion – with the view out the passenger-side window passing by in still photographic ...

Fishing Report

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Little Bay De Noc: Walleye action picked up for those trolling or jigging in 14 to 30 feet along the reefs. There are still a lot of undersize fish in the area. The best catches were near the “Fingers,” Minneapolis Shoals in 18 to 26 feet or near Round Island in 10 feet when trolling ...

Tigers, Rogers edge Mariners

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DETROIT (AP) — When Jake Rogers was making his way through the Detroit Tigers farm system, there was one thing everyone noticed. His throwing arm was more than ready for the big leagues. Wednesday night, he used it to help the Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners, 3-2. Rogers threw Keon ...

Brewers rally late

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell has plenty of confidence in Trent Grisham, which he showed by batting the rookie leadoff for the fifth time in his first 11 major league games. Grisham made his manager proud on Wednesday, hitting a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth ...

Realmuto, Phillies trample Cubs

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hittin’ season has arrived for the Philadelphia Phillies. J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper went deep twice and the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Charlie Manuel’s first game as hitting coach, ruining Cole Hamels’ return Wednesday night. Manuel ...

Lions, Texans evaluate each other in practices

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HOUSTON (AP) — Wednesday’s joint practice between the Texans and Lions was a reunion for Houston coach Bill O’Brien and Detroit coach Matt Patricia. The two worked as assistants with the New England Patriots from 2007-11. O’Brien said the first of two practices between these teams ...

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Irish Oaks women GLADSTONE — Becky Papaik and Sharon Pinar each shot a 43 to lead the Irish Oaks Women’s League Monday. They were followed by Betty Andrews 46 and Stephanie Osterhouse 48. Terrace Bluff men GLADSTONE — Doug Beauchamp shot a 36 to lead the Terrace Bluff Men’s League ...

Free ORV Weekend is Aug. 17-18

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LANSING — Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors looking for an off-road adventure can explore the state’s 3,700 miles of off-road trails and five scramble areas during Free ORV Weekend Aug. 17-18. “This is the perfect opportunity to see and experience Michigan’s off-road ...

Rodgers to play for first time Thursday

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For the first time this preseason, the world will have the opportunity to see what Aaron Rodgers looks like in Matt LaFleur’s offense. The Packers’ first-year coach said Tuesday that Rodgers and the rest of the first-team offense and first-team defense will play ...

Seager’s 3-homer day buries Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — Kyle Seager left Comerica Park with the first three-homer game of his career and he had no idea how it happened. Seager homered in the fourth, sixth and ninth innings, driving in six runs as the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 11-6 on Tuesday night. “I don’t ...

Twins rally past Brewers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — As much as any two teams, the Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers are playing in a playoff-like atmosphere, as the AL Central and the NL Central feature the tightest races in the majors for a division title. Their interleague matchup Tuesday at Miller Park didn’t ...

Upcoming football season provides plenty of intrigue

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ESCANABA — Summer might still be in the air, but you can feel the excitement starting to build toward fall, and more specifically, football season. As we’ve started to work on high school football previews this week, that excitement has started to get a grasp on me, too. This prep ...

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Terrace Bluff women GLADSTONE — Wendy Hathaway led the Terrace Bluff Women’s League Tuesday, shooting the low round of 43. She was followed by Jane Kleiman 44, Amy Stupak and Judy LaFleur 45, Ann LaBumbard 46, Geri Alanko and Betty Fleury 47, Naty Steele and Nancy Sabor 48, and Melissa ...