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Braves rally past Esky

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba baseball team put up a valiant effort in its rematch against the Gladstone Braves, but was ultimately overcome 4-1 here Monday night in a pitching duel. The Eskymos led 1-0 entering the fifth inning of the Great Northern Conference contest. After a lineout, three ...

Broncos earn split with North Central

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HERMANSVILLE — It wasn’t always pretty, but solid base running was the difference for the Bark River-Harris baseball team in a 5-2 triumph over North Central here Monday evening. The Jets won the opener of the doubleheader on a walk-off home run by Noah Gorzinski. In the nightcap, the ...

Five-run seventh lifts Braves

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KINGSFORD — Gladstone’s bats came alive with a five-run seventh in the nightcap to sweep Kingsford here Monday. The Braves (22-3) scored five runs on six hits for a 7-3 win. Gladstone won the first game 7-4. Kingsford (12-9) tied the second game at 1-1 with a home run by Maggie Strehlow ...

Salo tosses no-hitter, Esky sweeps Redettes

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MARQUETTE — Gabi Salo fired a no-hitter, struck out 12 and walked one as the Escanaba Eskymos blanked the Marquette Redettes 10-0 here Monday in the first game of a Great Northern Conference softball doubleheader. The Eskymos also won the nightcap 15-1 in six frames. Offensively, Salo had ...

Redmen edge Eskymos

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette tennis team got six of its seven victories in straight sets, knocking off Escanaba 7-1 here Monday. Marquette’s only three-set win was at No. 4 singles, where the Redmen’s Ben Sternschuss held off Shaun Beauchamp 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. The Eskymos’ lone victory ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Golf Gladstone at Negaunee Invitational (Wawonowin), 10 a.m. Munising at Manistique, 4 Tennis Kingsford at Escanaba, 4 Track Manistique at Newberry Invitational, 4 Softball Manistique at Iron Mountain (DH), 4 Superior Central at Bark River-Harris (DH), ...

Briefs

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TimberStone to open Friday IRON MOUNTAIN — Pine Mountain Resort’s TimberStone opens Friday for the 2019 season. Golf Digest magazine has selected TimberStone as one of the top 24 golf courses to play in the United States. Firecracker Run GLADSTONE — The Fran Cannon 5 mile run/2.5 ...

Esky girls’ golf takes 2nd

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MENOMINEE — The Menominee girls and Marinette boys golf teams were victorious at the Menominee Invitational held at Riverside Golf Club on Monday. The Maroons crushed the competition, beating second-place Escanaba (464) by 55 strokes after coming in at 409. Esky’s Paxton Johnson took ...

Rockets sweep to snap losing streak

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MUNISING — The Rapid River Rockets snapped a six-game losing streak here Monday, sweeping to 12-1 and 17-0 softball victories over the Munising Mustangs. Natalie Belanger pitched all five innings of the opener, striking out 12, walking two and scattering five hits. Belanger collected ...

UPSHF inducts 10 new honorees

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HARRIS — The late Marmaduke “Duke” Christie of Escanaba was one of 10 new honorees inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame at the 48th annual banquet Saturday evening in Harris. Also inducted were Jerry Bugni of L’Anse, Fran DesArmo of Munising, Dave Duncan of Cedarville, Jeff ...

Salo tosses perfect game in shutout of Gladstone

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ESCANABA — Fastball or change-up, it didn’t seem to matter. Every pitch Escanaba’s Gabi Salo threw ended with the same result — nobody getting on base. Salo threw her first perfect game of the season while striking out 14, and the Eskymos shut out rival Gladstone 7-0 in the Escanaba ...

Local student-athletes awarded scholarships at UPSHF banquet

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HARRIS — Two local student-athletes received a prestigious honor at the 48th annual U.P. Sports Hall of Fame banquet at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris Saturday evening. Escanaba senior Paxton Johnson and Gladstone senior Sydney Herioux were presented $1,000 scholarships by the UPSHF ...

Kamin tosses one-hitter, Esky wins two

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba baseball team added two wins here Saturday, as the Eskymos have now won six of their last seven games. Esky out-hit the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils 10-4 in the its morning opener, and after a tense, scoreless game that exploded in the sixth, the Eskymos shut out ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Golf Menominee Invitational, 11 a.m. Bark River-Harris Scramble at Irish Oaks, 11 a.m. Tennis Escanaba at Marquette, 3:30 Softball Escanaba at Marquette (DH), 4 Rapid River at Munising (DH), 4 Brimley at Superior Central (DH), 4 Bark River-Harris at ...

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Highland Senior Men’s Golf League ESCANABA — The Highland Senior Men’s Golf League is holding its opening meeting Thursday. Coffee and sweet rolls start at 9 a.m., with golf to follow, weather permitting. A vote is scheduled to change the 50/50 drawings to half-and-half. All area ...

Broncos go 2-of-3 at invite

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ESCANABA — The Bark River-Harris Broncos recovered from a slow start in time to win 2-of-3 softball games in the Escanaba Invitational here Saturday. After dropping their opener to the Millington jayvees 11-1 in five innings, the Broncos bounced back in a 27-3 rout of Marquette, then ...

Rapid River defeated twice

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ESCANABA — It was a tough day on the softball diamond for the Rapid River Rockets here Saturday as they dropped two games in the Escanaba Invitational. The Rockets bowed to Norway 13-3 after falling to Gladstone 11-1 on this sunny and seasonably cool afternoon. Both games were decided in ...

Miners dominate tennis invite

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KINGSFORD — Negaunee dominated the Kingsford Invitational boys’ tennis tournament here Saturday. The Miners captured all but the first flight singles where West Iron County sophomore Holden Ross went undefeated. Hicks’ loss came to Ross. Negaunee claimed the other singles titles ...

Rockets’ boys win home meet

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RAPID RIVER — Junior Masyn Alexa shined on a chilly, damp and dreary day here Thursday, helping the North Dickinson girls capture the Rapid River Invitational track title with 134 points. Mid Peninsula edged the host Rockets 98-90 for runner-up honors. Alexa was a four-event winner, ...

Esky celebrates state title, falls to Cardinals

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ESCANABA — In a game that had a playoff-type atmosphere, the Millington Cardinals temporarily spoiled the fun for the Escanaba softball team here Friday night, shutting out the Eskymos 3-0 on a night Esky celebrated its 2018 Division 2 state title. It was also the opening night of the ...