Saturday: Weekend

Peak gymnasts compete

Girl gymnasts in levels 4 through 6 from Peak Gymnastics & Fitness competed at the Michigan state meet in Battle Creek earlier this month. While scores were top-notch all around, several girls had their best scores of the season. Placing in the top 10 in their age groups were Haddie ...

Scorers named in SSA games

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - The Under-8-year-old Girls division of the Superiorland Soccer Association had the following players score goals during the past week:Team 2 - Brie Hosking, Olive Sollid, Isla Engstrom and Keira HeinoBlueberry Milk Shakes - Sophie Skytta and Beira ...

Home cooking sure is good

By JOHN VRANCICEscanaba Daily PressMARQUETTE - At least two years had passed since Marquette Senior High School track teams had an opportunity to compete at William A. Hart Stadium, and they were able to treat their hometown fans to quite a show.The Marquette boys turned in a dominating ...

Newberry boys, girls 2nd at regionals

By Journal Sports StaffPICKFORD - Newberry finished runner-up in both boys and girls MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 3 regional track and field meets held in Pickford on Friday.The Indians' girls missed catching meet winner and the host Panthers by just 1 point, 47 1/2 to 46 1/2. Third-place ...

Pearce homer as Rays beat Tigers 7-5

By DAVE HOGGAssociated PressDETROIT (AP) - Steven Souza and Steve Pearce homered to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 7-5 Friday night.Miguel Cabrera homered twice in losing effort for the Tigers, who snapped a four-game winning streak.Matt Andriese (3-0) picked up the win despite ...

Sports briefs

Celebs' hoops game to help FlintFLINT (AP) - Rapper Snoop Dogg and former Toronto Raptors player Morris Peterson are hosting a celebrity basketball game to help Flint amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water."Hoop 4 Water" is scheduled for Saturday at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event ...

Favorite Nyquist OK with rainy Preakness

By RICHARD ROSENBLATTAP Racing WriterBALTIMORE - Let it rain again on the Preakness. Team Nyquist doesn't seem concerned.A driving rainstorm didn't faze American Pharoah as he splashed his way to victory in the second leg of the Triple Crown last year, and it sure appears like Kentucky Derby ...

Redettes’ Wiggins a strikeout force

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - In case the outfield grass was growing too long, Marquette's Chelsea Wiggins was mowing down batters left and right on Friday.Wiggins struck out 15 in each game as the Redettes swept Kingsford 3-0 and 7-3 in a high school softball doubleheader held at ...

Ex-USOEC boxer Taylor avoids prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor has avoided prison time on several felony charges stemming from three separate incidents in Arkansas, including firing a gun at a Martin Luther King Jr. parade.He trained at the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern ...

Lightning even series with Pittsburgh

By FRED GOODALLAP Sports WriterTAMPA, Fla. - Ninety minutes before the opening faceoff, Jon Cooper talked about what the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to do to get back on track in the Eastern Conference finals."We've got to play better," the coach said. "That's it."Ryan Callahan provided an early ...

Peralta improving, but not enough for Brewers to avoid loss

(AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers did not strand a baserunner Friday night. Problem was, they put only two of them out there.Steven Matz pitched seven smooth innings to win his sixth consecutive start and Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer for the New York Mets in their 3-2 victory over ...

Miners record 1st sweep of season

By Journal Sports StaffNEGAUNEE - Negaunee scored early and often to record its first high school baseball doubleheader sweep of the season, 12-0 and 17-4 over Alger County on Friday.The Miners (3-13) put across 10 runs in the first inning of the opener, then scored in each of their four times ...

THE NEW TRUCK ON THE BLOCK

MARQUETTE - On April 28, Marquette got its first taste of a brand new food truck - Superior Mobile Koney.The truck is owned by Mike Grant, a former Stucko's Pub & Grill employee who purchased the truck from his employers."They told some of us higher-ups that they had working for them ...

Hamels outduels Zimmermann as Rangers beat Tigers 5-1

DETROIT - Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers brought Jordan Zimmermann's unbeaten start to an end.Hamels held Detroit to one hit in seven scoreless innings, and the Rangers became the first team this season to beat Zimmermann when they topped the Tigers 5-1 on Friday night. Both clubs came in ...

Phillips homers again, Reds beat Brewers 5-1

CINCINNATI - The 28,249 fans got momentarily quiet, and then screamed when Jay Bruce caught Ryan Braun's fly ball near the warning track in right field for the final out. One of the strangest streaks in baseball history had finally ended.Brandon Phillips homered for the third straight game and ...

Frye leads Cavs past Hawks

ATLANTA - LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had their usual stellar performances.Kevin Love came up big, too.But when Channing Frye turned in the best playoff game of his career, the Atlanta Hawks didn't have a chance.Frye scored 27 points and the Cavaliers kept up their 3-point barrage Friday ...

A celebration of FERMENTATION

MARQUETTE - Tickets are now on sale for the Marquette Home Brewer's Club's inaugural Spring Fermentation Celebration, which will be held June 4 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.The event is a beer, wine, cider and mead fest with "something for everyone," according to David Gill, ...