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Liu overcomes back injury

HARRIS — Back pain can really hinder a golfer, but Ruixin Liu played through it Sunday to capture the Eighth Annual Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. Liu carded a final-round 3-under-69 and 9-under 207 total for a one-shot victory to earn the winning $26,250 paycheck, event trophy ...

Braves name volleyball coach

GLADSTONE — Bill Lawrence, director and head coach of the Summit Volleyball Club, has been named head coach of the Gladstone High School volleyball program. Lawrence, a Manistique graduate with 12 years of coaching experience, takes over for Mariah Yonker. “It is a program where we have ...

Johnson brothers lead 906ers

CARNEY — The Johnson brothers combined for 54 points as the 906ers spilled Three-Company 108-67 in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Marcus Johnson had 30 points and Kyle Johnson added 24. In other games, Luke Terrian’s 23 points sparked Kingsford past Stephenson 60-29. Mark Beauchamp ...

Blackhawks deal Kero to Canucks for center

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have acquired center Tanner Kero from the Chicago Blackhawks for center Michael Chaput. The 25-year-old Kero split last season between the Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. He had a goal and two assists ...

Esky softball ranked in nation

ESCANABA — Escanaba proved it is the best Division 2 softball team in Michigan after winning the state championship. But the Eskymos also are one of the top 50 high school softball teams in the nation, according to the website FloSoftball.com. The Eskymos (31-3) are listed at No. 50 in the ...

Packer cornerback eyes second season

GREEN BAY - Kevin King didn’t get everything out of his rookie season he wanted. A shoulder injury was the culprit. It forced the young cornerback to play at less than full strength for a number of games, and it landed the second-round pick on injured reserve when it was determined surgery ...

Riley brothers lead Niagara past Escanaba

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Riley brothers combined on a four-hitter as Niagara defeated Escanaba 6-3 in American Legion baseball at Memorial Park. Hunter Riley and his younger brother Wyatt tossed a four-hitter with four strikeouts and three walks. “We’re a young team this year with many new ...

Pitcher homers, Reds rally past Cubs for sweep

CINCINNATI (AP) — Once pitcher Mike Lorenzen homered, the Cincinnati Reds got rolling again. Lorenzen connected for a pinch-hit shot to begin Cincinnati’s comeback, Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a big seventh, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 Sunday for their ...

Zehr wins Norway late model feature

NORWAY — Menominee’s Dalton Zehr ducked inside of Cameron Clifford of Norway for the lead on a mid race restart and cruised to victory at Norway Speedway on Friday night. Zehr became one of four repeat feature winners of the year, as Vulcan’s Tim Schultz Jr. accomplished the same feat ...

Brewers settle for series split

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Luke Weaver seemed to regain his old form. It just took a while. He settled in after a shaky first inning to win for the first time in eight starts and Jose Martinez hit a three-run homer to pace the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Sprint car driver dies

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jason Johnson died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41. Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the 1/3-mile-long dirt oval, the series said. It said the driver ...

Legion Baseball: Niagara tops Escanaba

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Riley brothers combined on a four-hitter as Niagara defeated Escanaba 6-3 in American Legion baseball at Memorial Park. Hunter Riley and his younger brother Wyatt tossed a four-hitter with four strikeouts and three walks. “We’re a young team this year with many new ...

Boys Soccer: U19 Stars split games

NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Stars U19 boys soccer team built a 3-0 halftime lead and held off Fox Cities United 3-2 in East Central League play Sunday at Riverside Park. David Brule scored one minute into the game, assisted by Dane Stanchina. The Stars took a two-goal lead seven minutes later ...

IM falls to Marquette Blues, 8-2

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Marquette Blues tagged Iron Mountain with solid hits in an 8-2 American Legion baseball win on Tuesday. The Blues capped its offensive output with a five-run sixth inning. Meanwhile, it was a disappointing night for Iron Mountain. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the fourth, ...

Saari holds on to win senior men’s crown

MARQUETTE — Scott Saari finally had his day. After three consecutive second place finishes, the Wawonowin Country Club golfer took the crown in the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Men's Senior Championship shooting a 73 in the final round at the Marquette Golf Club on Tuesday. That 73 ...

Channing blanks State Farm, 10-0

CHANNING — The Channing Railroaders staked an early lead and held on to beat Jill Leonard State Farm 10-0 in Superiorland Baseball League action Monday. The Railroaders (2-0) took seven walks in the first inning and scored four runs for an early lead. Channing also added runs with some ...

Saari paces 1st round of UPGA senior men’s tourney

MARQUETTE — What started off as a rainy, gloomy Monday morning turned around quickly. The Heritage course at the Marquette Golf Club dried fast and 92 golfers from around the region teed off for a sunny, 70 degree day at the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Senior Men's Championship. Scott ...

South sweeps boys, girls UP All-Star games

MARQUETTE — The senior stars of the recently finished high school basketball season had the opportunity to don their varsity uniforms one final time Saturday. They gathered at the Bothwell Middle School gym for the 33rd annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Basketball Classic. In the opening ...

Tirschel, LaVigne win UP best ball tournament

IRON MOUNTAIN — Norway’s Chad Tirschel and Iron Mountain’s Tom LaVigne captured the UP Men’s Best Ball Tournament in a two-hole playoff Sunday at Pine Grove Country Club. Tirschel’s 25-foot uphill birdie putt on the second playoff hole (No. 18) decided the tournament. Tirschel and ...

Flivvers on familiar ground

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Yooper Quarterbacks & Receivers Camp took place this week at the Kingsford High School practice field. Terry Duval, who was helping fellow Kingsford grad and gridder Tom Wender oversee the sessions, couldn’t help but laugh at the surroundings. “Right back where ...