• American Legion States 7/29: Escanaba 6, Clinton 3
  • American Legion States 7/29: Gladstone 9, Gaylord 3
  • American Legion States 7/29: Trenton 12, Marquette 1
5137 articles
Wednesday August 17, 2022
Negaunee 9-10 Boys Fall In State Quarterfinals, 5-1

Click the thumbnails to see photos and videos taken by RRN Intern Braden Kerr

-It was the end of the line for the Negaunee Minor Little League (age 9-10) All-Stars on Monday as the boys lost to Taylor North, 5-1, in the state quarterfinals in West Branch. Negaunee could not solve the three pitchers that Taylor threw, and had their tournament run come to an end.


They're a good team, we knew that coming in,” Negaunee Manager Dave Paananen said. “It's Taylor North. They've got a reputation. But we're just a bunch of kids from the Northwoods that just wanted to come down and see what we could do.

"Honestly, our goal was to get here. Then, once we got here, we realized, that, hey, we can do something. So, once we got out of pool play, it was icing on the cake to go play Taylor.”


Negaunee scored its only run in the second inning after Taylor North took a 1-0 lead in the first. In that second inning, Cooper Chapman led off with an infield hit, and Eli Daavettila was safe on an error. With runners at first and third, Gavin Hermes hit a ground ball to third, and was thrown out at third. Chapman took off and scored, but wen Hermes tried to make it to third base, he was thrown out.


In the third inning, the boys from suburban Detroit got the upper hand as Griffin Adams dumped one down the right field line that landed fair, bringing home two runs. Negaunee defenders stayed with it, though, as Evan Cardinal put on the tag on Adams at second base, after nice throw by catcher, Jon Juntti.


Taylor North will face Commerce Township in the semifinals on Tuesday, while Negaunee had its state tournament end with a 2-2 record.



Choose team:
No schedule entries

Friday July 29, 2022
Negaunee Juniors Blanked In State Semifinals, 7-0
Tuesday July 26, 2022
OH, SO CLOSE! Gladstone 9-10 Girls Fall In Semis
Tuesday July 26, 2022
Gladstone Makes Semis, Esky Loses Heartbreaker
Monday July 25, 2022
Escanaba 9-10 Boys Come Up Short In West Branch
Sunday July 24, 2022
YOOPER BOWL: Negaunee Majors Stop Gladstone
Sunday July 24, 2022
Esky and Gladstone Minors Win Pools to Advance
Sunday July 24, 2022
Negaunee Jr. Boys Open State Tourney With Win
Saturday July 23, 2022
Gladstone Mjr. Boys Lose Second Straight At States
Saturday July 23, 2022
Gladstone, Esky Minors Continue Winning Ways
Saturday July 23, 2022
STRONG START: Ecanaba 9-10 Boys Win At States
Saturday July 23, 2022
ROUGH FRIDAY: Gladstone, Negaunee Boys Lose
Friday July 22, 2022
Gladstone, Escanaba Victorious in Opening Games
Friday July 22, 2022
OPENING ACT: Home Run Derby In Grand Rapids
Thursday July 21, 2022
Gladstone Boys Heading Downstate For State Finals
Wednesday July 20, 2022
TAKE TWO!!! Esky 9-10 Girls Rally Past Gladstone
Saturday July 16, 2022
Escanaba 9-10 Girls Top Norway In District Semis
Friday July 15, 2022
Negaune Minor Boys Win District 11 Championship
Thursday July 14, 2022
COMEBACK COMPLETE!!! Esky Boys Win District
Wednesday July 13, 2022
Esky Minors Win In Norway; Force 2nd Title Game
Tuesday July 12, 2022
END OF THE LINE: Gladstone Girls Fall In Final 8
Tuesday July 12, 2022
BACK IN BUSINESS: Gladstone Makes 'Elite Eight'
Monday July 11, 2022
Hot Start Not Enough For Negaunee All-Stars, 18-3
Monday July 11, 2022
Norway Juniors Advance To State Quarterfinals
Monday July 11, 2022
Escanaba Beats Gladstone 10-3; Advances To Final
Monday July 11, 2022
Negaunee Wins Major Boys District Championship
Sunday July 10, 2022
Negaunee Loses High-Scoring Affair to Taylor North
Sunday July 10, 2022
Gladstone Major Girls Take State Tourney Opener
Saturday July 9, 2022
Gladstone Minor Boys Outlast Esky In Extra Innings
Thursday July 7, 2022
DISTRICT CHAMPS! Gladstone Tops Norway, 6-1
Friday July 1, 2022
'THE HARD WAY': Gladstone LL Girls Win District
Friday July 1, 2022
Gladstone Girls Take Care Of Business; Esky Next
Thursday June 30, 2022
Gladstone Walks Off Norway; Kingsford Beats Esky
Thursday June 30, 2022
Escanaba Girls Advance To District Title Game 10-5
Wednesday June 29, 2022
Gladstone, Escanaba Little Leaguers Earn Victories
Tuesday June 28, 2022
Norway Boys Rally For Walk-Off Win In Escanaba
Sunday June 26, 2022