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Kingsford's Nic Nora delivers a pitch Sunday against St. Clair at Howes Family Field during the Little League Boys Major State Tournament. (Avery Bundgaard/The Daily Press)

Little League: Kingsford bats quiet as St. Clair wins

GLADSTONE — Jackson Oles’ off-speed pitching presented plenty of problems for the Kingsford Major Boys’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) Sunday as they dropped a 7-1 decision to St. Clair at Don Howes Family Field. Oles took over the mound duties in the second after Riley Juneau hit ...

Niagara, representing Cretton Tutas Post 136, posted a 4-0 record to win the American Legion Class A baseball regional tournament at Bonduel. Team members, front row, from left: Landen Kaldor, Trey Doda, Ethan Blagec, Kevin Evosevich, Hunter Kaldor, Hunter Riley and Seth Polfus. Back row: coach Jim Bal, Nate Krueger, Ben Snyder, Justin Bal, Joe Murvich, Micah Wilson and manager Dale Blagec. (Submitted Photo)

Legion baseball: Niagara beats Clintonville, makes state tournament

BONDUEL, Wis. — Niagara capped a perfect American Legion Class A baseball regional tournament Saturday by blanking Clintonville 10-0 in six innings. Representing Cretton Tutas Post 136, Niagara opened the regional by beating Clintonville 10-3 on Wednesday. Bonduel and Oconto Falls also ...

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Kingsford plays long ball to start state

GLADSTONE — The Kingsford Major Boys’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) dialed long distance for a baseball victory Friday as they needed just four innings to defeat Centreville 10-0 in a state tournament opener at Cannon Field. Kingsford launched three home runs, including Riley ...

Westphal, Bjork first in tourney long drive contests

CRYSTAL FALLS — Allyce Westphal and Kim Bjork won the long drive events in the Crystal View Women’s Golf Club’s annual invitational tournament. Westphal, from Iron River, had the longest drive on No. 1. Crystal View’s Kim Bjork led the tourney on No. Oak Crest Golf Course and Iron ...

Eichhorn sets Sweetgrass mark

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — Hunter Eichhorn finished the 117th Annual Wisconsin State Amateur Golf Championships on a positive note Thursday, climbing into a four-way tie for 10th place. The recent Carney-Nadeau High School graduate shot a one-under-par 69 in the final round, finishing the four-day ...

Seasoned citizen, 84, cards 74 at Greywalls

By Ray Bressette For The Daily News MARQUETTE — Golfer Joe Bell achieved a feat on the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club that not many can say they’ve done anywhere. While golfing with three friends on May 30, the Marquette resident totaled an 18-hole score of 74, 10 strokes ...

Hope for southpaw catcher

DOWAGIAC — You don’t find too many left-hand throwing catchers. But Dowagiac Coach Mike Behnke needed a catcher and then freshman Megan Soderbloom had some experience behind the plate in Little League and summer travel teams. When Behnke broached the subject about catching to ...

Norway coach with state experience

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Brad Richtig guides Norway Little League’s 11-year-old baseball team in next week’s state tournament at Schoolcraft. He’s been to a state tourney before. Richtig was a key to Florence High School advancing to the 1998 WIAA Division 3 state semifinals in ...

M-W tourney still a showcase

ESCANABA- The 70th Annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open is scheduled for Aug. 5-6 in Escanaba. The cost is $18 for singles and $22 for doubles per team and includes a T-shirt. The entry deadline is July 28 for the tourney, which is a fund-raiser for Escanaba tennis. There are 10 divisions ...

906ers’ Robinette duo unload on Team Elite

CARNEY — The 906ers packed a potent 1-2 scoring punch Wednesday night as it outlasted Team Elite 102-90 in the Carney Summer Basketball League. Ryan Robinette poured in 54 points and Brandon Robinette had 21 for the 906ers. Sam Malnar led Team Elite with 35. Jordan Sodergren had 18. Josh ...

Regular adult soccer season winding down

IRON MOUNTAIN — Only one week remains in the Adult Soccer League regular season. In last Sunday’s games, Fleury Singler / Edwards Automotive defeated Carlos Cantina 3-1, Bianco’s blasted Crispigna’s 11-1, First National Bank edged Armstrong Creek 2-1 and Pro Tech topped Tadych’s ...

Norway coach with state experience

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Brad Richtig guides Norway Little League’s 11-year-old baseball team in next week’s state tournament at Schoolcraft. He’s been to a state tourney before. Richtig was a key to Florence High School advancing to the 1998 WIAA Division 3 state semifinals in ...

Forest Park sets code meeting dates

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park athletic code meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will be held Tuesday, Aug. 1, and Thursday, Aug. 3, at the school cafeteria. All athletes in grades 6-12, along with a parent or guardian, must attend one of the meetings, according to athletic director Bill ...

Railroaders win again

CHANNING — Channing remained unbeaten in the Superiorland Baseball League with an 11-0 whitewash of Ishpeming Congress Pizza. Pitcher Kyle Sexton went the distance in the five-inning, mercy-rule game. “As usual, Kyle threw a solid game hitting his spots,” said Channing player-coach ...

Niagara nips Oconto Falls in Legion baseball

BONDUEL, Wis. — Micah Wilson’s two-run single in the seventh inning lifted Niagara past Oconto Falls 2-1 in the American Legion Class A regional baseball tournament Friday. Niagara, the only unbeaten team left in the double-elimination tournament, will face Clintonville or Oconto Falls at ...

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First 5K run set for July 29

KINGSFORD — The first FlivverFest 5K, a family-friendly 5K run or walk throughout the Breitung and Lodal areas, will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at Lodal Park. The event includes a quarter-lap through Flivver Field. The race begins and ends at Lodal Park, home of the FlivverFest ...

Driver, Lee to enter GB Hall of Fame

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are getting ready to induct two new members to the franchise’s Hall of Fame. All-time leading receiver Donald Driver and ball-hawking cornerback Mark Lee will be honored tonight at a banquet at Lambeau Field. Driver had 743 catches for 10,137 ...

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Johnny Sauter at Norway Speedway

Johnny Sauter and his son, Penn, stand in front of the late model car used for the appearance Friday night at Norway Speedway. Sauter, defending champion in the NASCAR truck series, was driving a car provided by Coleman Racing Products. Joe Pontbriand won the late model feature while Sauter’s ...

Norway Speedway should suit Sauter

NORWAY — Fortunately for Johnny Sauter, the reigning NASCAR truck series champion moves to the asphalt track of Norway Speedway tonight. A spin in final practice and contact got Sauter off to a rocky start at Eldora (Ohio) Speedway. A hole in the radiator was one issue during his 23rd-place ...

Niagara tops tourney host

BONDUEL, Wis. — Joe Murvich’s bases-loaded double keyed a four-run second inning and Niagara defeated host Bonduel 7-2 in the American Legion Class A regional baseball tournament Thursday. Murvich drove in two runs as Niagara pulled ahead 6-1 in the second inning. Niagara pitchers ...