Local Sports

McLeod named North Central athletic director

POWERS — Recently, North Central Schools have seen athletic directors come and go for multiple reasons. Randall McLeod, a former North Central attendee, takes over the position this year in an attempt to stabilize and improve the athletics program. "We're going to hit the ground running," ...

Douglas holds on for UPGA championship

GLADSTONE — Nearly everything fell in place at the right time for Gladstone Golf Club’s Bryce Douglas here Saturday as he earned his first Upper Peninsula Golf Association men’s championship at Terrace Bluff Golf & Country Club. Douglas, who sank at least three birdie putts in the ...

Douglas holds lead going into UPGA tourney’s 4th round

GLADSTONE — Bryce Douglas of Gladstone Golf Club gained sole possession of first place here Friday, shooting a 2-under-par 70 on Day 3 of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Men’s tournament at Terrace Bluff Golf & Country Club. The University of Detroit golfer, at 4-under-par 212 ...

IM’s Markell makes UPGA championship flight

GLADSTONE — There’s not much room for error for the golfers at the top of the leaderboard after day two of the UPGA men’s championship at Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club here Thursday. Brian Robinette of Escanaba and Rudy Peterson of Gladstone share the lead at 3-under par after ...

Robinette, Peterson lead after 1st round of UPGA championship

GLADSTONE — Through the first round of the UPGA men’s tournament, experience and course knowledge appear to already be paying off. Defending champions Brian Robinette of Escanaba and Mark Clements of Ishpeming, along with Rudy Peterson of Gladstone each shot 2-under par to share the lead ...

Negaunee girls coach Sager to join NMU staff

MARQUETTE — Over the last few years, Negaunee High School head girls basketball coach Brandon Sager has wondered what it’s like to coach at the NCAA Division II collegiate level and now, he'll get the chance to find out. After several successful seasons coaching the Miners, he will join ...

Gladstone set to host 1st UPGA championship since 2005

GLADSTONE — For the first time since 2005, the Upper Peninsula Golf Association men’s tournament returns to Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club this week. The four-day tournament begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday. Tee times are 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. Much to the ...

Carey, Maki win Lake Antoine Classic 15K

IRON MOUNTAIN — A pair of Iron Mountain natives won the male and female 15K run during the 42nd annual Lake Antoine Classic on Saturday. Dan Carey and Elina Maki braved heat and humidity in winning with times of 1:07:46 and 1:23:26, respectively. The LAC, a fundraiser for local Special ...

Trio of UP Sports Hall of Fame inductees still active

HARRIS — A trio of the 10 new Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame inductees are still active in their particular athletic activities. That trio consists of John Barnes and Todd Dagenais, natives of Escanaba, and Al Mitchell, a Philadelphia native who lives in Marquette. Joining them will ...

Baseball: Mavericks shut out Channing, 3-0

CHANNING — Marquette County scored twice in the fourth to support pitcher Steve Hintsala in a 3-0 Superiorland Baseball League win over Channing on Monday. The Mavericks (8-0) cobbled together a pair of runs in the fourth on an RBI double by Hunter Larson and a sacrifice fly by Brad ...

Saturday’s Lake Antoine Classic has a variety of events

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 42nd annual Lake Antoine Classic will be held on Saturday at Lake Antoine Park. The Classic is an annual event that supports the Dickinson-Iron Special Olympics athletic programs. The event beings at 9 a.m., with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Participants ...

American Legion baseball: Gladstone wins 3rd straight state title

GLADWIN — The Gladstone Indians are champions yet again. Carson Shea delivered an RBI single with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to break a 5-5 tie and give the Indians their third straight Class A American Legion baseball state championship with a 6-5 win ...

‘Economic necessity’: Pontbriand out as IM athletic director

IRON MOUNTAIN — Citing “economic necessity,” the Iron Mountain Public Schools Board on Wednesday voted to terminate Joey Pontbriand as athletic director. The 4-2 vote, paired with another vote of the same margin, transferred Pontbriand’s athletic director and community schools ...

Little League baseball: Kingsford beats Esky for district crow

ESCANABA — It was nip and tuck for the Kingsford Minor Boys’ All-Star baseball team (ages 9-10) as it rallied in the final inning to overcome Escanaba 4-3 to clinch the Little League District 10 championship and move on to the state tournament. Kingsford trailed 3-2 coming into the bottom ...

Perino hired as next Escanaba High School athletic director

ESCANABA — Tony Perino is returning to his alma mater to take over as athletic director. Perino, a 1992 Escanaba High School graduate, was officially named AD at the school’s board meeting July 15. Perino — who was a three-sport athlete at Escanaba — spent the past year as the AD at ...

Baseball: Channing routs State Farm, 14-1

CHANNING — Channing scored early and often in a 14-1 Superiorland Baseball League win over Jill Leonard-State Farm on Monday. The Railroaders (5-1) got three hits from Kenny Pekarek, including a fly ball to left that bounced off the top of the fence. Lane Holsworth, Luke Holsworth, Wade ...

Little League baseball: Kingsford beats Gladstone, 10-8

ESCANABA — It came down to the final out, but the Kingsford Minor Boys’ All-Stars (ages 9-10) are moving on in the Little League District 10 baseball tournament after escaping a late Gladstone rally for a 10-8 victory at Karl Dickson Field on Sunday. The win sends Kingsford to the ...

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 ...