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Golf: Eichhorn takes Wisconsin Amateur Open

GREEN LAKE, Wis. — Hunter Eichhorn has added another major golf title to his growing collection. Eichhorn, a Carney, Michigan native, won the 118th Wisconsin State Open Amateur golf championship at Lawsonia Links here Thursday, perhaps the most prestigious victory in his young career. He ...

Baseball: IM takes advantage of Esky errors in win

ESCANABA — Fielding errors have haunted the Escanaba Cubs throughout this American Legion baseball season. That trend continued here Thursday night as the Cubs fell to Marquette 4-0 and Iron Mountain 2-1 in the zone tournament. The Cubs (2-14) host Copper Country at 2:30 p.m. EDT in their ...

Little League softball: Esky beats Norway for district championship

ESCANABA — It was the third meeting for the Escanaba Minor Girls’ All-Star softball team (ages 9-10) and Norway, and after taking a loss in the first meeting, Escanaba came back to win the next and again Thursday 5-1 to clinch the District 10 championship. Escanaba moves on to the state ...

Little League softball: Esky beats Norway, stays alive in district final

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Minor Girls’ All-Star softball team (ages 8-10) will live to see another day. Esky held off Norway 6-2 on Wednesday to force another game at 7 p.m. EDT today for the district championship. “It was a totally different story today (than Monday’s 3-2 loss to ...

Golf: Esky’s Johnson repeats UPLGA title

ESCANABA — Paxton Johnson did it again. Just add this to the list of accomplishments for the recent Escanaba High School graduate, who just won her second straight UPLGA championship by defeating Gladstone’s Lori Shea 5 and 4 in the championship match at Escanaba Country Club on ...

Golf: IM’s Constantini reaches UPLGA quarterfinals

ESCANABA — Three local women and one from Iron Mountain have advanced to the semifinals of the UPLGA championship at Escanaba Country Club after turning in impressive performances in the quarterfinals Monday. Escanaba’s Paxton Johnson, Gladstone’s Lori Shea, Rapid River’s Mary Bergman ...

Baseball: Channing rallies past Blagec Heating

CHANNING — The Channing Railroaders used small ball in the sixth to edge Blagec Heating 3-2 in Superiorland Baseball League play Monday. The Railroaders (4-1) started the sixth with Tyler Miller reaching base on an error and the game tied 2-2. Adam Niemi bunted Miller to second and he ...

Little League softball: Norway edges Esky, 3-2

ESCANABA — After a raucous day Sunday, the Norway Minor All-Star softball team (ages 8-10) battled past Escanaba 3-2 on Monday. The loss pits Escanaba in an elimination game tonight against Kingsford at 7 p.m. EDT, with the winner advancing to the championship game to play Norway at 7 p.m. ...

Golf: Osier holds off IM’s Poncino in first round of UPLGA championship

ESCANABA — The field of 40 women playing for the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association championship at Escanaba Country Club has been cut to eight. Sixteen women advanced from Saturday’s qualifying round to Sunday’s match play championship flight, where that number was cut in half, ...

Little League softball: Escanaba rolls Kingsford, 18-8

ESCANABA — It was an explosive four innings here Sunday as the Escanaba Minor All-Star softball team (ages 8-10) overpowered Kingsford 18-8. In the bottom of the first inning, Esky’s Chloe Dubord drew a leadoff walk. A passed ball and a stolen base put her on third, and a wild pitch ...

Baseball: Kingsford blanks IM for LL district title

KINGSFORD — For the second day in a row, Kingsford's pitching led the way to the team's 11-0 win over Iron Mountain for the Little League Major district championship Friday. Kingsford moves on to the state tournament beginning July 19. Gavin Trevillian threw a gem for Kingsford, throwing ...

Baseball: Kingsford beats IM, forces extra title game

KINGSFORD — Kingsford turned four double plays and did just enough offensively to beat Iron Mountain 7-0 in a Little League Major district finals Thursday. And Andres Finley was lights out for Kingsford on the mound, pitching a complete game shutout. The win by Kingsford, which battled ...

Baseball: Kingsford beats Esky to reach LL district finals

KINGSFORD — The Escanaba Major Boys’ Little League All-Stars (age 11-12) created a few scoring opportunities here Wednesday night. That alone wasn’t enough, however, as Kingsford eliminated Esky 5-1 from the District 10 baseball tournament. The victory enables Kingsford to host Iron ...

Legion: Blues dominate IM Golds, 16-2

MARQUETTE — The D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans brought some of its residents over to Gerard Haley Memorial Field for a Wednesday afternoon of baseball and the Marquette Blues American Legion team put on a good show for its guests. The Blues’ bats got hot early and stayed that way for ...

Golf: Johnson looks to defend UPLGA crown at ECC

ESCANABA — After 14 years, the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association championship is returning to Escanaba Country Club. The tournament begins Saturday morning at 9:30 with the qualifying round and runs through Tuesday. “As far as the Women’s U.P.’s go, it’s obviously very ...

Baseball: IM beats Kingsford in LL semifinals

KINGSFORD — A three-run outburst in the third was enough for Iron Mountain to beat rival Kingsford 4-2 in a Little League Major district game on Tuesday. Iron Mountain advances to the district championship game at 6 p.m. CDT Thursday. Kingsford plays Escanaba at 5 p.m. today in the loser's ...

Baseball: Kingsford escapes Norway in LL tourney

KINGSFORD — It almost seemed like Kingsford wanted to lose, until it didn't. A couple defensive lapses and players looking at their feet between innings, it looked like Norway's day. Then Kingsford scored the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth in a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Norway ...

Baseball: Railroaders rock CBCH, 11-0

CHANNING — The Channing Railroaders scored six runs in the fourth to beat Coldwell Banker-Craig Heinonen 11-0 in five innings of Superiorland Baseball League action on Monday. The Railroaders (3-1) had eight hits, including two singles by Kenny Pekarek. Barry Holsworth, Tyler Miller, Wade ...

Marquette resident just misses cashing at World Series of Poker

The dream of becoming a multimillionaire is apparently over for Marquette resident Dan Nygard at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. A list of more than a thousand survivors after Monday’s Day 3 at the event’s biggest tournament, the Main Event, didn’t list his name. “It’s ...