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Flames rally back to beat Cubs in U19 baseball tourney, 8-7

ESCANABA — The Copper Country Flames overcame a big inning by the Escanaba Cubs and rallied to an 8-7 win Sunday in the final round of Upper Peninsula Kickoff Under-19 baseball tournament. The Cubs (2-1), taking advantage of four walks in the third, scored six times for a 7-3 lead. Also ...

Over 50 Softball: Tapiola tops Baraga, 12-3

TAPIOLA — Wins have been scarce for the Tapiola Over 50 Softball League team in recent years. But Tapiola (1-1) scored a notable one Thursday with a 12-3 verdict over defending playoff champ Baraga. Winning pitcher Len Juntunen cracked out three hits along with Ron Wanhala, Roy Duquette ...

Work begins at Adventure Mountain

GREENLAND — With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees, the last thing on the minds of most people is downhill winter snow skiing. But not if you’re a member of the Mountain Lions, based out of Adventure Mountain. The Mountain Lions have long discussed and intended to bring the Rope ...

Flames fizzle in scorcher against Marquette

HANCOCK — It wasn’t a perfect day on the field for the Copper Country Flames. But it was a day on the field nonetheless. The Copper Country Flames 19U squandered a 6-3 lead in the late innings during the front end of a doubleheader against Marquette, losing 10-6 on Tuesday. The ...

Abell commits to Lions

HANCOCK — Skylar Abell (Rock Falls, Ill.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University baseball team. “I’m happy to add Skylar to our incoming class. He is a pitcher from Illinois that will solidify our pitching staff,” Finlandia head coach Evan Brandt said. “Skylar is a high ...

Legends: Durocher known for skills on diamond, ice

STANTON — The late Leo Durocher is noted mainly for the outstanding baseball career he put together. Any time you can average more than .420 over 40 seasons and hit with power, you will get noticed. But the Stanton product also was a fine hockey player who put in many years on the ...