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Kingsford bows in Little League finals

NORWAY — Escanaba turned back Kingsford 8-5 to capture the Little League District 10 major (age 12-under) softball championship Monday at Marion Park. Escanaba, after beating three district foes by a combined 30-6 margin, advances to the sectional tournament Saturday at Ironwood. District ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … Division 1 CMU wants Wonders

Iron Mountain High School sophomore Foster Wonders has landed another basketball scholarship offer. Division 1 Central Michigan University’s Keno Davis made the offer Sunday at a College Exposure Camp conducted by the Chips coach. “Proud and excited to receive my first Division 1 ...

Tigers recover from blown save

TORONTO (AP) — After a rotten finish to June, the Detroit Tigers have started July with a modest winning streak. Jose Iglesias hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Tigers recovered from a blown save in the ninth to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Monday, Detroit’s ...

West Iron’s Tomasoski earns award

MARQUETTE — West Iron County’s Neil Tomasoski received the Red team character award after Saturday’s UP Football All-Star Game at the Superior Dome. Other individual awards went to Bark River-Harris’ Ryan Arndt, Black Team Offensive MVP: Houghton’s Jake Rajala, Black Team Defensive ...

Golden State adds another star

DeMarcus Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season. And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting. Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup, the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal — not ...

Walk lifts Crew

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With the bases loaded and the game tied in the 10th inning, Brad Miller plotted his approach as he came to the plate. “You just look like you’re going to swing and don’t swing,” Miller said. Miller drew a bases-loaded walk with one out and the NL Central-leading ...

Econo, FNB post soccer wins

NORWAY — Tadych’s Econo Foods downed Pro Tech 5-2 and FNB spilled Armstrong Creek 4-2 in Sunday’s Adult Soccer League games at Marion Park. Deft Tattoo won by forfeit over Carlos Cantina. In Sunday, July 8, games, Tadych’s meets FNB at 2 p.m.; Armstrong Creek faces Deft Tattoo at 4 ...

MHSAA seeks game officials

EAST LANSING — Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2018-19 school year. For all new and returning officials, those who register online again will receive a $5 discount off their processing fees. A $15 fee is ...

Neymar, Brazil shut out Mexico

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Flaunting his flair and his finishing touch wasn’t enough. Neymar put his theatrics on show, too. What became clear in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday is that the wild side of the striker’s character is going nowhere at this year’s World Cup. And ...

Kingsford’s Gravel signs with Edmonton

Former Los Angeles and Ontario defenseman Kevin Gravel has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers, ending his tenure with the Kings organization. Via Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, Gravel’s deal will pay $700,000 at the NHL level and $300,000 at the AHL level. A ...

UP Northwoods Triathlon: Neeld bests defending champion

IRON MOUNTAIN — Escanaba’s Mike Neeld moved up two spots from last year to win the eighth annual UP Northwoods Triathlon at Lake Antoine County Park on Saturday. Neeld, who placed third in the 2017 Olympic Division event, posted the fastest swim (26:11 for 1500 meters) and bike (1:05.43 ...

Kralovetz pads points lead with Norway late model win

NORWAY — Defending track champion Dillion Kralovetz of Bonduel fought off Escanaba’s Robby Iverson and sweated out a handful of caution periods Friday to win the Coca Cola late model feature at Norway Speedway. Kralovetz snatched the lead from Scott Stanchina on a lap 13 restart. As the ...

Norway foursome stroke short in ‘Malloy’ tourney

MANISTIQUE — A team from Norway’s Oak Crest Golf Course fell short by one shot in the 36th annual Bud Malloy 4-Man Scramble golf tournament at Indian Lake Golf Club. The course hosted 288 golfers for the two-day event from around the midwest. Going into Sunday’s final round, six teams ...

Florence Sluggers capture Starter Interleague crown

IRON MOUNTAIN — Florence Sluggers downed Kingsford UP Maintenance 9-5 at Larry Barkle Eastside Field to capture the Starter (ages 7-8) Interleague Baseball title. Carson Chrisman hit a pair of three-run homers for the Sluggers and Logan McCoy went three-for-three. The game was tied 4-4 ...

Adult Soccer: Tadych’s, FNB tied for first

NORWAY — Tadych’s Econo Foods and FNB share first place in the Adult Soccer League. After four games, Tadych’s and FNB have each tallied nine points. Deft Tattoo, Carlos Cantina and Armstrong Creek share third place with six points. Pro Tech is last with zero. In Sunday’s games at ...

Little League softball: Unbeaten Esky downs Norway

NORWAY - Escanaba got early run support and cruised past Norway 11-1 in a Little League Major softball District 10 win on Friday. Escanaba got ahead with five runs in the second after Norway took a 1-0 lead in the first. Anna Boutilier hit a two RBI-single and Taylor Forvilly had an RBI ...

Family comes first in ‘very difficult’ decision for Goodman-Pembine coach

PEMBINE, Wis. — One of Courtney Goyak’s biggest fans will be there for more of her Lancaster (Pa.) Bible College women’s basketball games this season. For that to happen, Courtney’s mother Stefanie has elected to step down as Goodman-Pembine girls basketball coach. “The decision ...

Little League softball: Escanaba blanks Kingsford, 11-0

Esky advances to face Norway at 6 p.m. today NORWAY — The Escanaba Major Little League softball team blanked Kingsford 10-0 in the District 10 opener at Marion Park on Thursday. Kingsford never got comfortable in the batter’s box against pitcher Aubrey Stropich. She struck out the side ...

Youth Soccer: U19 Northern Stars edge Fox Cities

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 ...

Basketball: In summer, players keep hoops skills sharp

MARQUETTE — High school and middle school basketball seasons have been over for quite a while now, but some local girls are still trying to stay sharp in the offseason. While some players choose to shoot around on their own or maybe play 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 with some friends to simulate game ...