Several freshmen were pressed into service because of two key injuries, and the Eskymo defense was leaky throughout the twinbill. Click the above headline to read details.
Pictured above: Escanaba freshman Parker LaMarch makes his catching debut during Saturday's game at Essexville-Garber. (Sheila Olsen photo)
Gladstone Braves Open Baseball Season Downstate
The Gladstone Braves finally got to play some baseball Friday afternoon, and it was a successful debut for the team. Gladstone scored early and often and hit four home runs to sweep both ends of a doubleheader from Reed City, 12-2 and 9-0.
The Braves then split a doubleheader on Saturday against Kingsley. Gladstone won the opener, 5-1, before dropping the nightcap, 7-6. The team went 3-1 on the weekend.
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Pictured: Gladstone's Tom Bailey (23) is met by his teammates after hitting a grand slam home run Friday. (Kim Lauscher photo)
SPORTS BROADCASTS ON RRN STATIONS
Sunday April 20, 2014
2:40 PM - NHL Hockey. Stanley Cup Playoffs Game Two. Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins. From TD Garden in Boston, Mass. On WGLQ-FM (97.1).
Monday April 21, 2014
5:00 PM - High School Baseball. Gladstone Braves at North Central Jets. From Hermansville, Mich. On WCHT-AM (600) and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
Tuesday April 22, 2014
4:15 PM - High School Baseball. Gladstone Braves vs Negaunee Miners. From Don Olsen Field in Gladstone. THIS IS A DOUBLEHEADER. On WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
7:00 PM - NASCAR Racing. "NASCAR Live" from the Motor Racing Network. On WCMM-FM (102.5)
7:10 PM - NHL Hockey. Stanley Cup Playoffs Game Three. Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings. From Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. On WGLQ-FM (97.1).
Thursday April 24, 2014
6:00 PM - High School Baseball. Escanaba Eskymos vs Negaunee Miners. From Al Ness Field in Escanaba. On WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
7:40 PM - NHL Hockey. Stanley Cup Playoffs. Game Four. Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings. From Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. On WGLQ-FM (97.1).
Friday April 25, 2014
5:00 PM - High School Baseball. Gladstone Braves vs Rudyard Bulldogs. From Don Olsen Field in Gladstone. On WCHT-AM (600), and on-line at www.rrnsports.com.
6:30 PM - NASCAR Racing. Nationwide 250-mile race from the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. On WCMM-FM (102.5).
Saturday April 26, 2014
11:00 AM - High School Baseball. Gladstone Braves vs Rudyard Bulldogs. From Don Olsen Field in Gladstone. THIS IS A DOUBLEHEADER. Broadcast only on-line at www.rrnsports.com at 11:00 a.m. Broadcast begins on WCHT-AM (600) at 12:00 noon.
2:40 PM - NHL Hockey. Stanley Cup Playoffs. Game Five (IF NECESSARY). Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins. From the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. On WGLQ-FM (97.1).
6:00 PM - NASCAR Racing. Sprint Cup 400-mile race from Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. On WCMM-FM (102.5).
Delta County Softball Teams Play In Superior Dome
The Escanaba Eskymos, Gladstone Braves, and Rapid River Rockets all competed in the Spring Swing softball tournament this weekend at NMU's Superior Dome. Click the above headline to see how the local teams did in the two-day event.
Escanaba Eskymos Split Baseball D.H. In Bay City
The Escanaba High School baseball team rallied to post their first win of the season on Friday, beating Bay City Central, 6-4, in Lower Michigan. The Eskymos lost the second game of the doubleheader, however, 8-2. Click the above headline to read details.
Green Bay Packers Bring Tailgate Tour To Escanaba
The Green Bay Packers thrilled a large crowd as the Tailgate Tour came to Escanaba. Three current players, three former players, and Packers CEO Mark Murphy were in town to meet with fans…and to raise money for Escanaba's Lakestate Industries. Click the above headline to see photos from the event.
Gladstone's Solis Wins Gold At 'NUWAY' Nationals
The National United Wrestling Association Championships were held Sunday in downstate Battle Creek. Seven Gladstone boys were a part of the event...the only Upper Peninsula wrestlers to compete. Second grader Austin Solis won the national championship in the 56-pound weight class. Click the above headline to read how all of the Gladstone boys did.
Kingsford, Marquette Easily Win Dome Track Meets
The Kingsford High School boys track team easily won the Division One meet Tuesday at the Superior Dome with 113.5 points, easily outdistancing second place Menominee. And in the girls meet, the margin was even wider: Marquette won with 140.5 points and Menominee was a distant second place with 57. Escanaba and Gladstone finished way behind in both the boys and girls meets. Click the above headline to see all of the results.
NMU Track Team Runner-Up At 22-Team Tourney
The Northern Michigan University track and field team wrapped up competition at the Al Owens Classic on Saturday on the campus of Grand Valley State University. The Wildcats placed second out of 22 teams with 92 points. Host GVSU won the meet with 149.25 points. Cheyenne Stewart led the field events for the Wildcats, winning the triple jump with a jump of 12.34 meters. She also added a second place in the long jump (5.36 meters). CLICK HERE to read more details.
MHSAA Wants Kids To Sign Up For Advisory Council
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is seeking student-athletes to become members of its Student Advisory Council beginning with the 2014-15 school year. Four boys and four girls from the Class of 2016 will be selected to two-year terms, and will meet on matters related to maintaining and promoting a proper perspective and sensible scope for high school sports in Michigan. Go to www.mhsaa.com for more information.
Sweetgrass Golf Course Gets High Praise
The Sweetgrass golf course in Hannahville continues to get high marks from the people who rate golf courses for a living. The publication "Golf Week" has named Sweetgrass to its "Best In State" rankings for a fourth year in a row. Sweetgrass holds down the Number 14 spot out of more than 600 Michigan golf courses. The course is being praised for its conditioning, hole variety, and overall routing. Sweetgrass will again play host to the LPGA Symetra Tour event June 28th through the 30th.