Sports

Orioles draft Oregon State catcher Rutschman at No. 1

National Sports

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Adley Rutschman heard the chatter for months that he'd be the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft. The switch-hitting Oregon State catcher just kept slugging at the plate and throwing out would-be basestealers all season from behind it — making it an easy ...

Baseball: Creighton beats Michigan, 11-7

National Sports

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jesse Franklin had four hits and three RBIs in Monday's championship game to help Michigan beat Creighton 17-6 in the Corvallis regional. No. 3 seed Michigan wasn't about to squander a 12-run lead. Less than 24 hours after allowing seven runs in the top of the ninth ...

Goodell reiterates desire to shorten 4-game preseason

National Sports

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Four preseason games remain too much for Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and players' association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining ...

UP Finals: Nordics girls 2nd in Division 3

Local Sports

KINGSFORD — As she neared the finish line, the crowd’s cheers grew louder. A look of exhaustion, concentration and desperation wrenched her face as she breathed hard and feet pounded the track. When she crossed it, she glanced up into the crowd and when she saw her mom nodding, she knew ...

Baseball: Braves beat IM for district title

Local Sports

GLADSTONE — The score wasn’t indicative of the actual gameplay here Saturday as the Gladstone baseball team shut out the Iron Mountain Mountaineers 7-0 in the Division 3 district championship game. Gladstone, which beat Newberry 11-2 to advance to the championship, hosts Negaunee in the ...

UP Finals: Norway takes 3rd place in Division 2

Local Sports

KINGSFORD — It took a while, but when Kingsford’s 1600 relay team crossed the finish line, it was cause for celebration. The Flivvers collected their first and only boys’ first-place finish of the day. In fact, it was the only Division 1 win among Kingsford and Iron Mountain on ...

Softball: IM falls to Braves in district title game

Local Sports

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone softball team stranded the Iron Mountain Mountaineers 6-2 here Saturday to win the Division 3 district championship. Gladstone faces Boyne City in the regional semifinals at Negaunee Saturday. Taylor Trudeau led the game off with a solo home run to give the Braves ...

Baseball: Norway edges BR-H for district crown

Local Sports

BARK RIVER — It was a game of attrition here Friday as the Norway Knights captured a Division 4 District 98 title with a 3-1 win over Bark River-Harris in the championship game. The Broncos won against North Central 8-3 earlier in the their semifinal matchup. The Knights beat Stephenson 7-1 ...

Softball: Broncos rout Norway for district title

Local Sports

RAPID RIVER — After five years of building a program, the Bark River-Harris softball team finally put it all together. The Broncos put up six runs in the first inning on their way to their first district title in school history, routing Norway 10-0 in five innings Friday in a Division 4 ...

Bruette, Selden named May Hometowne athletes

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — North Dickinson’s Matthew Bruette and Florence’s Audrey Selden were selected the May Hometowne athletes of the month. Bruette qualified in three track events for the UP Finals. He scored 40 percent of the team’s points in the Skyline Central Conference meet. He has ...

Superiorland adult baseball features 6 teams this summer

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The third season of the Superiorland Baseball League begins Monday and will feature a full-time set of six teams competing for the league title when playoffs are held in mid-August. This adult baseball league with teams in Marquette and Dickinson counties began in 2017 as a way ...

Snowy winter helps snowshoes

Outdoors

This past long and snowy winter in the Upper Peninsula may have proven to be a plus for one species that had been slipping in the region: the snowshoe hare. While no actual count has been done, anecdotal reports and observations indicate the big-footed hares didn’t just survive but ...

Free fishing today, Sunday in Wisconsin

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — This is Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin, with free fishing as well as free admission to parks and trails. Today and Sunday people may fish without licenses or state trout stamps. No state park admission stickers or trail passes are required. In addition, non-resident ...

Golf: Wykons sweep Division 2 UP Finals titles

Local Sports

IRON RIVER — West Iron County defended its home turf, sweeping the boys and girls MHSAA Division 2 UP Finals on Thursday. The Wykons' boys carded a team score of 319 at George Young Resort, located 10 miles east of Iron River. Norway (366) took second place, followed by Hancock (362), ...

Softball: Errors cost Florence in sectional loss to Tri-County

Local Sports

WAUSAU, Wis. — A couple costly errors doomed Florence in a playoff loss Thursday. The errors were enough for Tri-County to win a WIAA Division 5 sectional championship at Wausau East High School. The Bobcats (17-6) made two errors leading to four runs, all with two outs in the second ...

Golf: Ontonagon sweeps Division 3 title

Local Sports

GLADSTONE — North Central freshman Bryson Mercier made his first trip to the MHSAA Division 3 UP Finals a successful one Thursday as he earned medalist honors with 74 strokes. “I played real good today,” he said. “I had been struggling the past week, but made it stress free today. I ...

Negaunee wins 4th straight UP tennis championship

Local Sports

KINGSFORD — The dynasty continues. Negaunee won six of eight championship flights to capture its fourth straight MHSAA Division 1 UP Finals on Wednesday. It’s the Miners’ eighth title in 10 years. Negaunee head coach Kyle Saari said a team-first approach has kept the team at the ...

Badgers claim regional baseball championship with win

Local Sports

LAONA, Wis. — Niagara is on a roll. The Badgers beat Laona-Wabeno 12-0 to win the regional championship and advance to the WIAA Division 5 sectional semifinal at 1:30 p.m. against Gibraltar/Washington Island at Crivitz. The sectional championship is scheduled for 4 p.m. It’s ...

Houghton takes D1 UP Finals golf title

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Gladstone senior Rudy Peterson sizzled on the front nine here Wednesday, retaining his Upper Peninsula Division 1 golf title with an even-par 71 strokes. Peterson fired a 2-under-par 34 in front, then overcame bogeys on No. 15 and 16 to shoot 37 on the back nine at the Escanaba ...

Escanaba’s Paxton Johnson wins 4th UP Finals golf title

Local Sports

HARRIS — Paxton Johnson only achieved half of her goal in her final high school golf match here Wednesday, but it was a special half. The Escanaba High School senior won her fourth straight MHSAA Division 1 UP Finals golf championship to join two other four-time winners. The southpaw ...