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For the record ESCANABA — Yurika Tanida, a native of Japan, was wrongly called an MSU graduate in a headline in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Press. She is currently attending Michigan State and will golf in this weekend’s Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass as part of the ...

Longtime official makes final official appearance

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HARRIS — Jane Reynolds discovered early in her golf career that other players were better, so she found a different way to stay involved. Reynolds is making her final appearance as a rules official this weekend at the ninth annual Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. She has been with ...

Symetra Tour golfers help area youth

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GLADSTONE — Any time you can learn from the pros, it’s a good thing. When you can do it for free, it’s even better. The Delta County Junior Golf Association kicked off its free summer lessons for kids ages 9-15 with a bang at the Terrace Bluff Wednesday, with four professional female ...

Amateur phenom from Japan is MSU student

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HARRIS — Yurika Tanida, a native of Yokohama, Japan, is a proud Spartan golfer at Michigan State University. She will be wearing her MSU apparel this weekend when she plays in the ninth annual Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. Tanida is one of two amateur exemptions in the record ...

Trio of Eskymos named All-State

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ESCANABA — Fresh off a second straight Division 2 softball state championship, three Escanaba Eskymos were rewarded with All-State honors Tuesday, as voted on by the coaches. Junior Gabi Salo, senior Lexi Chaillier and sophomore Nicole Kamin all represented Esky on the All-State ...

Indians begin state title defense this weekend

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians baseball team has a chance to do something special this season, beginning the year as two-time defending Class A American Legion state champions. But for now, it’s all about this weekend’s season opening Gregg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial tournament. ...

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Gregg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial tournament Today’s games At Escanaba 6 p.m. — Escanaba vs. Midland Berryhill 8 — DePere, Wis. vs. Gladstone Friday’s games At Escanaba 10 a.m. — Bark River vs. Marinette 12:30 p.m. — Midland Berryhill vs. Marinette 3 — Kimberly, ...

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Esky to celebrate state title June 25 ESCANABA — The Escanaba softball team is holding a “Night of Softball Legends and Future Eskymos” to celebrate its state title June 25 at the Esky softball field at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Eskymos’ state championship sign and All-State ...

Cubs fall to Negaunee

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NEGAUNEE — The Escanaba Cubs came up short on a few scoring opportunities here Wednesday night as they dropped a season-opening 3-1 American Legion baseball decision to the Negaunee Diamonds. Esky loaded the bases with two out in the sixth inning before a running catch on a line drive by ...

Richard resigns at SC

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EBEN JUNCTION — The Superior Central boys’ basketball team will be helmed by a new coach in the upcoming season. According to a press release by district superintendent Bill Valima, Branson Richard is stepping down from his position as boys’ basketball varsity head coach. Richard was ...

Symetra Tour Golfers visit YMCA

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YMCA Day Campers pose with Symetra Tour Golfers who visited Y-Camp Wednesday to interact with the kids. Symetra golfers in the picture are Karolina Vlckova, Alex White, Allie White and caddie Maddie White.

Esky holds basketball camp

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ESCANABA — Boys of all ages are learning and improving their basketball fundamentals this week. The 23rd summer Eskymos’ basketball camp is in session through Thursday, and Esky basketball coach Tracy Hudson sees it as an important event from many different angles. “What I always say ...

Bark River’s Ray wins U.P. Senior Champion

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Mark Ray celebrated a birthday Monday and wondered how many opportunities he would have to win the UP Senior Championship. The retired school teacher from Bark River didn’t have to wait long. Ray banged home an eight-foot putt on the first playoff hole Tuesday and ...

Trudeau named All-State; numerous Braves honored

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves’ softball team had a successful 33-7 campaign, winning its 17th straight Division 3 district title and finishing as runner-ups in the regional tournament. Numerous Braves were rewarded for their individual success on the district, regional and state ...

Nepal’s Sherpa overcomes the odds

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HARRIS — The story of Pratima Sherpa is an incredible part of this weekend’s Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. Put yourself in her shoes and you may realize incredible is not even appropriate for such a neophyte, in the world or in golf circles. Sherpa, who is one of two amateur ...

Cubs look for growth

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Legion baseball team is looking forward to improving on its previous seasons this year. Manager Jon Bintner is looking forward to developing his team. “We’ve had a couple rough years,” he said. “I think we’ve had three or four wins in previous seasons. ...

Legion schedule

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Gregg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial tournament Thursday’s games At Escanaba 6 p.m. — Escanaba vs. Midland Berryhill 8 — DePere, Wis. vs. Gladstone Friday’s games At Escanaba 10 a.m. — Bark River vs. Marinette 12:30 p.m. — Midland Berryhill vs. Marinette 3 — ...

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Highland scramble HYDE — Registration is open for the Highland Golf Club 3-woman scramble Wednesday, July 10. The scramble begins with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Entry fee is $195 per team and includes breakfast, dinner, prizes and three mulligans. Dinner will feature Gretchen’s ...

Wergin helps prep for Symetra Tour

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HARRIS — Kelly Wergin is in the background for the Symetra Tour, but the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass, as well as other venues, would not operate as smoothly without her input. Wergin was performing her various duties Monday, getting Sweetgrass Golf Club ready for this ...

ECC holds Coonie Hogan scramble

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Country Club held its annual 3-man Coonie Hogan scramble last weekend. The 86-team field was the largest field in nearly eight years. Scott Lancour, Jim Aird and Matt Eugate shot a two-day total of -26 under par to win the tournament. Lancour drained a 25-foot ...