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Kingsford Wins Legion Title; Escanaba Runner-Up
The Kingsford Blues scored six runs in the first inning and cruised to an 11-4 win over the Escanaba Cubs in the championship game of the U.P. Zone Five American Legion Baseball Tournament on Sunday. Click the above headline to see photos taken by Sheila Olsen.
Blues, Cubs, Red Wave Qualify For Legion States
Three Upper Peninsula American Legion Baseball teams are still alive in the Zone Five tournament in Escanaba, and all of them will advance to the state finals later this month in Adrian. Kingsford stayed undefeated while Menominee won two games in the loser's bracket to earn their trip to Adrian, along with the Escanaba Cubs. Click the above headline for details.
SPORTS BROADCASTS ON RRN STATIONS
Sunday July 24, 2016
9:00 PM - Little League Softball. Big League Girls Central Regional Championship Game. Escanaba vs South Bend, Ind. From Elgin, Illinois. On WGKL-FM (105.5), and on-line at www.wgklradio.com.
Monday July 25, 2016
5:30 PM - Little League Softball. Junior Little League Central Regional Tournament. Delta County vs Ohio State Champions. From South Holland, Illinois. On WGKL-FM (105.5), WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
BATTLE OF THE BLUES: Kingsford Wins Mid Pen
The Kingsford Blues American Legion Baseball team turned back the Marquette Blues, 3-1, Friday night, to win the championship of the new Mid Peninsula Conference. Left-hander John Edwardsen pitched all seven innings for Kingsford, scattering nine hits along the way. Both teams compete in the U.P. Zone Finals next week in Escanaba.
Danhoff Outduels Punzel In Delta County Battle
The Gladstone Indians and Escanaba Cubs battled for seven innings Thursday night at Al Ness Field, and it was a well-played pitcher's duel between the rivals. Gladstone won, 2-1. Click the above headline to read details and to see photos taken by Sheila Olsen.
Cubs, Indians Fall After Making Tourney Semifinals
The Escanaba Cubs and Gladstone Indians American Legion Baseball teams both advanced to the semifinals of the Lynn Auto Parts Invitational in Sault Ste. Marie on Sunday before falling just short of making it to the championship game. Click the above headline to read details, and to see photos of the Cubs' games, taken by Shiela Olsen.
Junior Legion Tournament Wraps Up In Escanaba
A three-day American Legion Baseball tournament wrapped up Sunday at Escanaba's Al Ness Field. Junior Legion teams from Escanaba, Gladstone, Marquette, Bark River, and Sault Ste. Marie were all in action. Click the above headline to see the scores.
Esky Cubs Have Fun With Wooden Bats In SS Marie
The Escanaba Cubs picked up a victory on Friday at the Lynn Auto Parts American Legion Baseball Tournament in Sault Ste. Marie, 11-2, over Ishpeming. Logan Lamb hit two home runs, including a grand slam that ended the game. C.J. Barron also hit a home run for the Cubs. Click the above headline to see photos taken by Sheila Olsen.
Escanaba Major Boys Win State Tourney Opener
The Escanaba Major Boys (aged 11-12) scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning on Saturday to rally past Marine City, 10-8, in the state tournament opener in downstate Tecumseh. Escanaba hit three home runs in the game. The state tournament continues on Sunday.
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.
Escanaba 9-10 Girls Dominate Sectional
The Escanaba Minor Girls (age 9-10) have advanced to the state tournament after sweeping two sectional games from Negaunee. Escanaba won on Thursday, 16-0, and then completed the sweep with a 17-0 win on Friday. The girls will represent the Upper Peninsula at the eight-team state tournament in East Jordan next weekend.