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McLeod taking over as North Central AD

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POWERS — Recently, North Central Schools have seen athletic directors come and go for multiple reasons. Randall McLeod, a former North Central attendee, will be taking over the position this year in an attempt to stabilize and improve the athletics program. “We’re going to hit the ...

DCJGA holds big hole season finale at ECC

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Junior Golf Association held its big hole season finale at Escanaba Country Club Monday. Listed below are the winners of each age division: 9-10 boys — 1. Griffin Johnson 37; 2. Nick Proehl 49; 3. Lincoln Bradfield 52 11-12 boys — 1. Graham Johnson 33; 2. ...

Badgers look to bounce back after dip last season

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin won eight games a season ago, its fewest since 2012 and fewest under coach Paul Chryst. “You hope it’s a blip, right? And yet, that’s the beauty of this season,” said Chryst, who is in his fifth year at the helm of the Badgers’ program. “You’ve ...

MSU agrees to better protect patients from sexual assaults

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has agreed to better protect patients from sexual assaults, including following a chaperone requirement for sensitive medical exams, to resolve a federal civil-rights investigation into Larry Nassar’s abuse of young gymnasts and other athletes ...

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Braves Fan Club holds golf outing GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves Fan Club held its 25th annual golf outing last Thursday at Gladstone Golf Club. Team Swartz won the scramble’s championship flight with a -19. Team members were Bill Swartz, Steve Bratonia, Gary Bricco and Scott ...

Douglas wins UPGA

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GLADSTONE — Nearly everything fell in place at the right time for Gladstone Golf Club’s Bryce Douglas here Saturday as he earned his first Upper Peninsula Golf Association men’s championship at Terrace Bluff Golf & Country Club. Douglas, who sank at least three birdie putts in the ...

Royals bury Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — Comerica Park’s spacious outfield has frustrated hitters many times over the years. It hasn’t been a big deal for Hunter Dozier and Jorge Soler this season. Dozier and Jorge Soler each homered twice Sunday, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 10-2 for a ...

Brewers shut out against Rangers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Texas left-hander Mike Minor was ready for Christian Yelich. For all the Milwaukee Brewers, really. Minor struck out 11 in eight innings, and the Rangers beat Jordan Lyles and the Brewers 1-0 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep. Minor (11-6) allowed four hits and walked ...

Trap shooting champs

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Jillian and Justin Cobb of Escanaba both competed in the Michigan State Trap Shooting Championship in July in Mason, Mich. Jillian, a sophomore at Escanaba High School, won the Sub-Junior High Lady champion, an honor that she had also won last year. She also took doubles champion and and was ...

UPGA men’s results

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UPGA Men’s tournament At Terrace Bluff Golf & Country Club Championship flight — Bryce Douglas, Gladstone, 284; Mark Clements, Ishpeming Wawonowin, 285; Brian Robinette, Escanaba, 286; Rudy Peterson, Terrace Bluff, 287; Matt Argall, Terrace Bluff, 289; Mark Gauthier, Escanaba, 291; ...

Douglas leads entering UPGA final round

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GLADSTONE — Bryce Douglas of Gladstone Golf Club gained sole possession of first place here Friday, shooting a 2-under-par 70 on Day 3 of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Men’s tournament at Terrace Bluff Golf & Country Club. The University of Detroit golfer, who’s three-day ...

Tigers rally to beat Royals

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DETROIT (AP) — Edwin Jackson pitched neatly into the seventh inning in his return to the Detroit Tigers, overcoming an inside-the-park home run to lead off the game and beating the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Friday night. The Tigers, who topped Kansas City a day earlier, posted back-to-back ...

Cubs fall to Reds

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Bauer made quite a first impression in his new ballpark. The Reds are looking for a lot more in their final push to get back into the race. Bauer fanned 11 batters in his Reds home debut Friday night, and Aristides Aquino homered again as Yasiel Puig’s ...

Will the Packers find any success this year?

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ESCANABA — It’s not really in debate that the Green Bay Packers performed poorly last year. It was the first year they missed the playoffs since 2008. The question is, with the shake-up in leadership, will the team become successful before they lose access to Aaron Rodgers ...

All-Star girls thank community

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The Escanaba 9-10 Girls’ All Star team, coaches and families would like to say thank you for hitting it out of the park recently with fundraising efforts. Thank you to all individuals and businesses that donated in any form. The opportunity to experience the state tournament was amazing, and ...

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For the record RAPID RIVER — Rapid River’s first high school football practice will be held Monday at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast to follow. There will not be a second practice at 3 p.m. as stated in Friday’s edition of the Daily Press. Practices will be held at 3 p.m. from Tuesday ...

UPGA leaderboard jammed at the top

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GLADSTONE — There’s not much room for error for the golfers at the top of the leaderboard after day two of the UPGA men’s championship at Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club here Thursday. Brian Robinette of Escanaba and Rudy Peterson of Gladstone share the lead at 3-under par after ...

Mercer’s walkoff home run lifts Tigers over Royals

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DETROIT (AP) — It took 864 major league games for Jordy Mercer to hit his first game-ending homer. As he rounded the bases Thursday, one thought went through his mind. “All I was really thinking was how cold the Gatorade bath was going to be,” he said. “I couldn’t wait to get to ...

Packers top Texans in preseason opener

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur walked out of the tunnel Thursday at Lambeau Field and couldn’t help but to take a minute to reflect. At just 39 years old, he was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. “There was just a brief period of time when I looked up and you just see all ...

Patriots hammer Lions

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DETROIT (AP) — If Jakobi Meyers wanted to, he could probably use his status as an undrafted rookie as motivation. Not need for that, the New England receiver says. The Patriots gave him an opportunity, and that’s who he needs to impress. “I have to keep proving to my coaches that I ...