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Indians finish second in Antigo tourney

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ANTIGO, Wis. — The tournament was there for the taking, but the Gladstone Indians came up just short in their American Legion baseball tournament here Sunday. After the Indians rallied to tie their game with the Marquette Blues at 3-3 in the fifth inning, the Blues came back to win on a ...

U.S. women win another World Cup

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LYON, France (AP) — The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal. Rapinoe, the pink-haired U.S. captain who grabbed ...

Esky, Tri-County fall in district 10 openers

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KINGSFORD — The Escanaba Major Boys Little League All-Star team (age 11-12) dropped its District 10 tournament opener to Kingsford 10-0 in four innings here Sunday. Kingsford scored five runs in the first and five more in the third. Nolan Brink, Brian Bouittler and Camron Arnt each ...

Pirates trip up Brewers

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds wasn’t even in the conversation for playing time when the Pirates began their 2019 season. As the first half closes, he’s established himself as a key contributor to a surprising Pittsburgh offense. Reynolds hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning ...

Price leads Red Sox to sweep of Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — David Price sent the Boston Red Sox sailing into the All-Star break with a bit of history Sunday. Price pitched one-run ball over five innings and the Red Sox finished off a three-game sweep of Detroit with a 6-3 win. The victory was the 150th of Price’s career. “It ...

Area schedule

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Today’s games Major baseball (age 11-12) District 10 tournament At East Kingsford Norway vs. Kingsford, 6 Tri-County vs. Escanaba, 8

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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. All singles matches will be played Saturday and all doubles matches will be played Sunday. Cost — which includes a T-shirt — is $18 for singles ...

Indians honor state title teams, shut out Cubs

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GLADSTONE — On a night when the Gladstone Indians American Legion baseball team honored its past champions, the current Indians rolled to a 13-0 shutout victory over bayshore rival Escanaba. The Indians (6-3) jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first inning and never looked back at Don Olsen ...

Bruce wins Firecracker Run

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GLADSTONE — On a day when you couldn’t ask for better weather, two legacies took the top spots in the 5-mile Fran Cannon Firecracker Run here Thursday. Adam Bruce of Gladstone, the overall winner last year at 27 minutes and 32 seconds, finished first in 26:30. “I wanted to stay ...

Indians upended by Neenah in Wisconsin

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ANTIGO, Wis. — Not much went right for the Gladstone Indians in their opener of the Antigo tournament here Friday evening. The Indians fell to Neenah, Wis. 5-3 in American Legion baseball action, due mostly to a lethargic start. Neenah led just 2-0 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, ...

Is competitive eating a sport?

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ESCANABA — It was time again for an annual American tradition. Unlike fireworks, explosions are not guaranteed at this event, and the competitors hope against hope they won’t be the ones having a “reversal of fortune”. The Nathan’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contest was held ...

Little League tournaments begin Sunday in Kingsford

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KINGSFORD — Beginning Sunday at Kingsford, and for the next few weeks in Norway and Escanaba, Little League baseball will take center stage as the world’s largest youth organization kicks off its 2019 tournament. This is the time of the year when many players dream of making it to the big ...

Exciting finishes at U.S. Log Rolling Open

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GLADSTONE — It was an exciting day at the fourth annual U.S. Log Rolling Open, which was held in Gladstone for the second year Thursday. Livi Pappadopoulos of Wisconsin defended her title by taking down Ellie Davenport of Minnesota in the finals of the women’s division. Davenport was the ...

Brewers blow five-run lead, recover to top Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lorenzo Cain delivered a go-ahead RBI single off Pittsburgh closer Felipe V·zquez in the top of the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers recovered after blowing a five-run lead in the ninth to edge the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 on Friday night and snap a three-game losing ...

Legion schedule

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Today’s games Legion baseball Escanaba at Bark River (DH), 5 Antigo tournament Gladstone vs. Neenah, Wis., 5 Saturday’s games Legion baseball Antigo tournament Gladstone vs. Ashwaubenon, Wis., 5 Gladstone vs. Antigo, Wis., 7:30

Area schedule

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Today’s games Legion baseball Antigo tournament Gladstone vs. Ashwaubenon, Wis., 6 Gladstone vs. Antigo, Wis., 8:30 Sunday’s games Major baseball (age 11-12) District 10 tournament At East Kingsford Escanaba vs. Kingsford, 2 Iron Mountain North vs. Tri-County, 4 Legion ...

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Junior golf results GLADSTONE — The Delta County Junior Golf Association held its first tournament Tuesday at Irish Oaks. Listed below are the results of each division: Girls 9-10: 1st — Sarah Carter and Sophie Hill 52; 3rd — Caragon Thill 64 Girls 13-14: 1st — Ondraya Karaja and ...

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Basketball camp ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA is offering a new basketball camp from July 22-25 for boys and girls grades 7-12 from 8-9:30 a.m. The camp will be led by former Gladstone basketball coach Clayton Castor and professional basketball player Olivia Nash, who played at ...

Esky, Bark River split

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BARK RIVER — It was a spectacular doubleheader split here Friday. After the Bark River Legion baseball team won the opener 1-0, the Escanaba Cubs came back from a five-run deficit to win the nightcap 13-8 thanks to a catalyzing home run. “Hitting became contagious with everybody,” ...

Wildlife in unexpected places

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MARQUETTE — Right now, it’s after midnight and I’m rolling through the Maryland nighttime on a bus heading north and east, back home to the Great Lakes State. With my reading glasses on, the red taillights are blurred and glowing, marking out the edges of the highway ahead – three ...