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Peshtigo shooting range closed

Outdoors

MARINETTE, Wis. — A shooting range in the town of Peshtigo has been closed indefinitely for safety reasons, said Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve. The decision was made Tuesday by the town board in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “We are investigating ...

Golf: Esky’s Johnson repeats UPLGA title

Local Sports

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 ...

Little League softball: Escanaba beats Kingsford, 9-8

National Sports

ESCANABA — It was a far cry from the first matchup as the Escanaba Minor All-Star softball team (ages 8-10) escaped elimination in the district tournament with a 9-8 win against Kingsford. In Sunday’s tournament opener, Esky routed Kingsford 18-8 in four innings. “(Kingsford) ...

Yelich hits grand slam, Brewers rout Braves, 13-1

National Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Earlier in the day, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said his team had to find a way to make more plays in order to claw out of its midseason slump. Milwaukee then went out and did it Tuesday night. Christian Yelich hit his second career grand slam, Keston Hiura and Lorenzo ...

Woods trying to get up to speed for British Open

National Sports

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tiger Woods was on the practice range when the gates at the British Open opened Tuesday, and before long he was on the tee and ready to go. He just didn't go for very long. Woods played a full round at Royal Portrush when he arrived Sunday morning, and then ...

Dickinson Trail Network helps fund bike route

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — An additional foot of paved shoulder was added to a 2-mile County Road 607 repaving project in Breitung Township, providing a two-foot paved shoulder for use by bicyclists and pedestrians. The Dickinson Trail Network, formerly the Dickinson County Bike Path, secured a ...

Golf: IM’s Constantini reaches UPLGA quarterfinals

Local Sports

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

Local Sports

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

Local Sports

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. ...

Mercado, Indians sink Tigers 8-6

National Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians wanted to bounce back from a disappointing series against the Minnesota Twins. Oscar Mercado made certain they did. Cleveland's rookie outfielder hit his second home run of the game — a leadoff blast in the seventh inning — and the Indians ...

Little League softball: Escanaba rolls Kingsford, 18-8

Local Sports

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 ...

Hunter’s safety offered

Outdoors

KINGSFORD — A hunter’s safety class will be held July 29-Aug. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Kingsford Middle School Cafeteria, sponsored by the U.P. Whitetails Association of Dickinson County. A field day will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Sportsmen’s ...

Cubs win 8-3, sweep Pirates

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. The NL Central leaders posted their first series win since taking all three from St. Louis on June 7-9. Robel Garcia had ...

Dolphins’ Caldwell out with health issue

National Sports

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins assistant coach Jim Caldwell will take a leave of absence to address health issues that he says "require my full attention." Caldwell was hired in February to be the Dolphins' assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. He was expected to help in the ...

Baseball: Kingsford blanks IM for LL district title

Local Sports

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 ...

Packers’ profit drops 98 percent to $724,000

National Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers reported a profit of just $724,000 in their latest fiscal year, which included their second straight season without a playoff appearance, a large contract extension for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and change in head coach from Mike McCarthy to Matt ...

Federer tops Nadal in Wimbledon semis

National Sports

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — After waiting 11 years to get another shot against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Roger Federer was so, so close to the finish line. One match point slipped away when Federer missed a forehand return. A second came and went on a backhand return. Later, serving for a ...

Mallard family

Outdoors

A mallard hen shepherds her 10 ducklings on Six Mile Lake in Dickinson County. Unless she lost an earlier nest to predators, this likely is a second brood for the summer. Mallards can have up to 13 eggs in a clutch, so having 10 hatch is impressive but not unknown. It helps that the ducklings ...

DNR panel to meet Thursday in Harris

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Citizens Advisory Council will discuss a range of items when the panel meets Thursday at the Island Convention Center in Harris. The meeting will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Central time in the Turtle Room at the convention ...