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Escanaba pitcher is player of year

By Justin St. Ours For the Daily News ESCANABA — Gabi Salo will have another award to put up on the shelf alongside the Pfotenhauer-Gessner she received recently despite the cancellation of spring sports. On Thursday, Salo was selected as the 2019-20 Gatorade Michigan Softball Player of ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: IMHS to help compare Flivvs

Oct. 19, 1991 Have you heard the rumblings from Flivverville? Those suggesting that this year’s Kingsford grid team is better than the state finalists from 1990. Kingsford head coach Chris Hofer skillfully, and wisely, dodges the question. We asked Iron Mountain's Tom Wender: "I am not ...

Little League seasons officially cancelled

NORWAY — A decision that was hanging in the balance due to the coronavirus pandemic was made and announced Saturday afternoon. The three area Little League organizations have announced the cancellation of their regular seasons. Here is the statement that was posted on the Norway Area ...

Oak Crest sets Lambert date

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — The annual Paul Lambert Scramble/Best Ball golf tournament at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway, has new dates. The new dates are Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, with either morning or afternoon tee times. The range of morning tee times is 8 to 9:45 a.m., and the ...

Wykon teammates commit to St. Norbert

STAMBAUGH — Two West Iron County football players have committed to play football at the same college. This fall, Noah Thomson and Brayden Nelson are both going to play at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wis. Thomson, an inside linebacker and Nelson, a defensive end, were both named ...

MHSAA provides timelines, guidelines for return of sports

EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association today submitted to its member schools a series of updated timelines and recommendations to guide the return of sports, which have been suspended since mid-March to alleviate the potential spread of COVID-19. The state’s current ...

Bay College Names Hardwick Student Athlete of the Year

ESCANABA — The Bay College Athletic Department has announced Kaitlyn Hardwick as the recipient of the Student Athlete of the Year Award for the 2019-2020 school year. Hardwick has been a two-sport athlete for the Norse, and an integral part of the women's basketball team and softball team ...

Gold Medal Classic a labor of love

HERMANSVILLE — In Hermansville, Powers and the outlying areas, an annual sign of spring has been the Gold Medal Classic Independent Basketball Tournament. But not this year. For the first time since World War II, the tourney was canceled, another event lost to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Forward Financial Men’s golf league opens play

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — The Forward Financial Monday night men’s golf league at Oak Crest Golf Club had its first night of play May 18. The results are — Division A: Medalists — Dan Gauthier and Mike Solda with 39s. Team leaders with four points each are — Brian Jennings and Bob ...

KHS swim team honored

KINGSFORD — Several members of the Kingsford Flivvers swim team received Academic All-State accolades for the 2019- 2020 season. The swimmers named are: Emily Curtis, Christina Hanson, Kendall Johnson, Samantha Scott, Sydney Scott, Emily Nelson, Macken- zie Primeau, Magdalena McKinnon, ...

‘Bull Durham’ still more than a minor league hit

Ron Shelton, the writer-director of “Bull Durham,” “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Tin Cup,” isn’t a big fan of sports movies. “Sports movies generally, I don’t like, and as a kid growing up and as a young man, I liked them even less,” Shelton told The Associated Press. ...

Kingsford announces MVPs, honors senior athletes

KINGSFORD - A virtual 2019-2020 Kingsford High School athletics award program was broadcast on Tuesday evening. Principal David Holmes and Athletic Director Chris Hartman, as well as fall and winter season coaches, participated in the virtual program. Dennis DalSanto, Kingsford Athletic ...

Yzerman says Red Wings coach Blashill keeping job

By The Associated Press Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is keeping coach Jeff Blashill despite another lackluster season. Yzerman told reporters on Wednesday his previously announced plans to keep Blashill behind the bench have not changed. Blashill's record over five ...

Players call MLB economic plan ‘extremely disappointing’

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely ...

Kanyuh sinks ace at Oak Crest

NORWAY TOWNSHIP - During the Memorial Day Scramble at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway, 82-year-old Bob Kanyuh got his first hole-in-one. He sank the ace on hole No. 7 from 100 yards using a nine iron. Witnesses to the feat were Joe Groeneveld, Don Olson, Cheryl Richer and Duane Steinbeck. ...

Sweet(s) Talk. …

Being the proud veteran that I am, I most certainly can not let Memorial Day pass by without passing along a few words in regards to it. The day is to recognize the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, dying in defense of our country. Memorial Day is to honor and remember ...

Schuls signs with Northland College

Florence High School senior and two-time Northern Lakes Conference player of the year Kaden Schuls has signed to play basketball at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. He will pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. Schuls was a 1,000-point scorer for the Bobcats in his varsity career.

Pickford football 2019 8-player state champions

By ROB ROOS For The Daily News PICKFORD — Coaches knew they were going to have something special when Pickford’s Class of 2020 were seniors. A season that began with the mantra of ‘unfinished business’ culminated with the first football title in school history. The Panthers were ...

UP gridder shared field with Hutson

By PAUL PETERSON For The Daily News HOUGHTON — Herman Gundlach had a long and colorful career, first on the football field, and later in other endeavors. But the Houghton High product always made his mark in whatever he was doing. The late Gundlach, better known as “Winks” to his ...