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Indians Use Big Innings To Get Jump On Cubs, 6-3
The defending state champion Gladstone Indians used a pair of big innings to turn back the Escanaba Cubs, 6-3, in the opener of the American Legion Baseball Class A State Championship at Al Ness Field. Marquette turned back Hudson, 2-1 earlier in the day.
Click the above headline to read more details from the tournament's first day.
Legion Baseball State Tournament Starts Thursday
Several Lower Peninsula American Legion Baseball teams have dropped out of the Class A State Tournament scheduled to begin on Thursday in Escanaba. That means that it will be just four teams involved in the double-elimination event. Click the above headline for details.
SPORTS BROADCASTS ON RRN STATIONS
Friday July 31, 2015
12:00 PM - American Legion Baseball State Tournament. Gladstone Indians vs Marquette Blues. From Al Ness Field in Escanaba. On WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
3:00 PM - American Legion Baseball State Tournament. Escanaba Cubs vs Hudson. From Al Ness Field in Escanaba. On WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
6:00 PM - American Legion Baseball State Tournament. Losers Bracket Game. Teams TBA. From Al Ness Field in Escanaba. On WCHT-AM (600), and 0n-line at www.rrnsports.com.
Saturday August 1, 2015
12:00 PM - American Legion Baseball. State Championship Game. Teams TBA. From Al Ness Field in Escanaba. On WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
3:00 PM - American Legion Baseball State Tournament. Championship Game #2. (IF NEEDED). Teams TBA. From Al Ness Field In Escanaba. On WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
7:30 PM - NASCAR Racing. XFinity 250-mile race at the Iowa Speedway. On WCMM-FM (102.5).
Sunday August 2, 2015
12:30 PM - NASCAR Racing. Sprint Cup 400-mile race from the Pocono Raceway in Pennslyvania. On WCMM-FM (102.5).
7:30 PM - Little League Softball. Escanaba Senior Girls vs Garden City, Montana. Senior Little League World Series. From Sussex County, Delaware. On WGKL-FM (105.5), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
Monday August 3, 2015
7:00 PM - NASCAR Racing. "Fast Talk" from the Performance Racing Network. On WCHT-AM (600).
Tuesday August 4, 2015
9:30 AM - Little League Softball. Escanaba Senior Girls vs Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. From the Senior Little League World Series in Sussex County, Delaware. On WGKL-FM (105.5), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
7:00 PM - NASCAR Racng. "NASCAR Live" from the Motor Racing Network. On WCMM-FM (102.5).
Wednesday August 5, 2015
7:30 PM - Little League Softball. Senior Little League Softball World Series. Escanaba vs Prague, Czech Republic. From Sussex County, Delaware. On WGKL-FM (105.5), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
Thursday August 6, 2015
7:30 PM - Little League Softball. Senior Little League World Series. Escanaba vs Damascus, Virginia. From Sussex County, Delaware. On WGKL-FM (105.5), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
Cubs Win U.P Tourney; Indians Also Make States
The Gladstone Indians lost to the Marquette Blues in the semifinal game of the Zone Five Upper Peninsula American Legion Tourney Saturday in Menominee, 5-4. In the championship game, Escanaba pounded out 13 hits against Marquette pitcher McKinley Larson to win the title, 16-6. Click the above headline for details.
Cubs Rally, Beat Indians in U.P Legion Tournament
The Escanaba Cubs beat the Gladstone Indians, 8-5, Friday night to advance to the championship game of the U.P American Legion Zone tournament. Click the above headlines for more details, and to see photos taken by Lori Jurek.
Cubs, Indians Roll On Zone Tourney's Opening Day
The Escanaba Cubs and the Gladstone Indians both won their first two games of the 2015 Zone Five U.P American Legion Tournament on Thursday in Menominee. Click the above headline for details of both games.
Fired Coach, Suspended Teacher Hansen Appeals
It was a packed school board meeting Monday night in Escanaba as Jim Hansen fought for his job as a high school science teacher, and as the head coach of the Eskymo varsity football team. Hansen was fired from the football coaching job, and suspended from his teaching job, in June. Click the above headline to read the details. (WJMN-TV photo)
Esky Cubs Blank Gladstone Indians To Sweep Series
The Escanaba Cubs beat the Gladstone Indians in the second and final game of the regular season series Thursday night at Gladstone's Don Olsen Field, 5-0. Gladstone had plenty of chances to score runs throughout the game but couldn't cash in. Click the above headline for more game details and to see photos taken by Lori Jurek.
Olympic Cross-Country Team Holding Camp
The U.S. Olympic Training Site at Northern Michigan University is currently holding the innaugural Central Cross Country Association (CXC Skiing) Dream Camp. The camp consists of 21 of the best U14 boys and girls skiiers selected based on race results at CXC Youth Cup Races from the 2014-15 ski season. The camp runs until Monday, August 3rd.
Gladstone Baseball Team Planning Run/Walk
The Gladstone High School Baseball team is planning its Grand Slam Fall Classic 5K Walk/Run & 10-Mile Road/Trail Run on Saturday, October 3rd at 9 a.m. Gladstone High School. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each gender and age class. You can register at www.active.com of get a race form at ghsbb.weebly.com. Registration for the 5K walk/run is $20, 10-mile run is $40. The price goes up after September 20th.
NMU Volleyball Team Wins Academic Award
For the eighth consecutive season, the NMU volleyball team has been named an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award recipient. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. NMU's GPA was 3.47.
Fewer Michigan Schools Charging To Play Sports
The percentage of Michigan high schools that assessed participation fees to help fund athletics dropped by five percent during the 2014-15 school year, according to the most recent survey taken by the MHSAA. A total of 522 high schools responded to the 2014-15 survey. A total of 269 high schools, or 51.5 percent, charged fees this school year, compared to 56.6 percent of schools that responded to the survey in 2013-14.