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Thursday July 28, 2016

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Junior Girls Hang On; One Win From World Series

The Delta County Junior Girls (age 13-14) built a four-run lead and then held on to beat Melrose Park, Ill., 4-3, Wednesday at the Central Regional Tournament in South Holland, Ill. Click the above headline to read details, listen to interviews, and see photos and videos.
American Legion State Tournament Starts Thursday

The American Legion Baseball Class A State Tournament begins on Thursday at Siena Heights University in downstate Adrian. There are six teams in the tournament, including three from the U.P. Click the above headline to see the schedule. Pictured above: the Escanaba Cubs enjoy an evening at a downstate mini-golf course. (Sheila Olsen photo)
SPORTS BROADCASTS ON RRN STATIONS
Thursday July 28, 2016
3:30 PM - Little League Softball. Junior Girls Central Regional Tournament. Championship Game. Delta County vs Poland, Ohio. From South Holland, Ill. On WGKL-FM (105.5), WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com. (If Delta County involved)

Friday July 29, 2016
12:00 AM - American Legion Baseball. Class A State Tournament at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. Escanaba Cubs vs Team TBA. Game times TBA. On WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.

Saturday July 30, 2016
12:30 PM - NASCAR Racing. Camping World Truck Series 150-mile race. From Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. On WCMM-FM (102.5) and WUPG-FM (96.7).

7:30 PM - NASCAR Racing. XFinity Series 250-mile race from Iowa Speedway in Iowa. On WCMM-FM (102.5) and WUPG-FM (96.7).

Sunday July 31, 2016
12:30 PM - NASCAR Racing. Sprint Cup Series 400-mile race from Poconos Raceway in Pennsyvania. On WCMM-FM (102.5) and WUPG-FM (96.7).

7:30 PM - Little League Softball. Big League World Series. Escanaba vs West Regional Champions. From Lower Sussex Little League in Roxana, Delaware. On WGKL-FM (105.5), WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.

Monday August 1, 2016
7:30 PM - Little League Softball. Big League World Series. Escanaba vs Ontario District Five, Canada. From Lower Sussex Little League in Roxana, Delaware. On WGKL-FM (105.5), WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.


LATEST ARTICLES
LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT SCORES/SCHEDULES
The District Ten Little League All-Star Baseball and Softball tournaments are continuing. Click the above headline to see the updated scores and schedules.
Escanaba Athletes Won't Have To Pay Activity Fees
Escanaba School Superintendent Michele LeMire announced Tuesday that student-athletes will not have to pay an activity fee this fall after all. She says that the Eskymo Fan Club has approved spending up to $50,000 to help the athletic department meet its expenses for the 2016-17 school year. Click the above headline to read more details.
Salo, Junior Girls Roll Past Nebraska Into Final 4
The Delta County Junior Girls (age 13-14) pounded out 17 hits and Gabi Salo pitched as no-hitter as part of a 17-0 win over the Millard (Neb.) girls at the Central Regional Tournament on Tuesday. Click the above headline for details, and for photos, videos taken by Cheri Lehto.
Escanaba Major Boys Win Third Straight At States
The Escanaba Major Boys (age 11-12) won their third straight game at the state tournament on Monday, beating South Portage, 10-4, in Tecumseh. Click the above headline for details.
Ten-Run Inning Lifts Delta County Jr. Girls To Win
The Delta County Junior Girls (age 13-14) finished pool play undefeated at the Central Regional Tournament with a 16-6 win over Poland, Ohio, on Monday. Click the above headline to read the game details, hear interviews, and see photos and videos taken by Cheri Lehto.

THE RRNSPORTS.COM MEDIA VAULT
Junior Girls Hang On; One Win From World Series
Wednesday July 27, 2016




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American Legion State Tournament Starts Thursday
Wednesday July 27, 2016

Salo, Junior Girls Roll Past Nebraska Into Final 4
Tuesday July 26, 2016




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Ten-Run Inning Lifts Delta County Jr. Girls To Win
Monday July 25, 2016




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U.P. SPORTS BRIEFS
  • NMU Volleyball Team Praised For Academics
    The Northern Michigan volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Team Academic Award for the ninth-straight season. In 2015-16, the Wildcats maintained a 3.40 cumulative grade point average, placing 11 on the Dean's List. Earlier this year, nine Wildcats were named to the GLIAC's All-Academic Excellence team for boasting a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above. Two received All-Academic honors for posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Gladstone 9-10 Boys Eliminated At States
    The Gladstone Minor Boys (age 9-10) were eliminated from the state tournament in Midland over the weekend, dropping two of their three pool play games. Gladstone beat Petoskey on Friday, 10-3, before losing to Rockford, 14-4, on Saturday, and dropping a 6-4 decision to Muskegon Reeths Puffer on Sunday. Gladstone finished in a three-way tie for second place in their pool, but lost out to Reeths Puffer on a teibreaker.
  • Northern Hires Strength/Conditioning Coach

    The Northern Michigan athletic program announced the hiring of Zach Houghton as head strength and conditioning coach Friday afternoon. Houghton spent the past two years as the director of strength and conditioning and the fitness center director at Division III Moravian College (Pa.). At Moravian, Houghton developed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for all 21 varsity programs.