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Blues batters keep on walking

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MARQUETTE — A dominating sixth inning gave the Marquette Blues a commanding 8-3 American Legion win over Gladstone Tuesday evening. The Blues scored five unanswered runs in the frame, breaking a tie to earn the win. Marquette head coach Derek Swajanen said despite quiet performances at ...

Shea & Anderson win sixth UP Dual golf tournament

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Lori Shea of Gladstone and Polly Anderson of Green Bay captured a sixth UP Dual women’s golf tournament Tuesday at Pine Grove Country Club. Regarded as the premier UP Ladies Golf Association best ball and scramble tournament, Shea-Anderson shot a one-under par 71 during a ...

Remembering a milestone

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MARQUETTE — Former Northern Michigan University quarterback and native Yooper Steve Mariucci has gone through several football anniversaries over the course of his career, and he has another one this year. After remembering the 40th anniversary of the Wildcats’ national championship two ...

Michigan lawmaker’s bill would ban use of Redskins mascot

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LANSING (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker has introduced legislation that would ban the use of the Redskins mascot for public schools in the state. Republican state Sen. Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City serves Michigan's 37th Senate District, which covers the northwest part of the Lower Peninsula ...

Talley wins Island title

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HARRIS — Emma Talley couldn’t wait to defend her lead Sunday in the rainy Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club. Talley put together two solid rounds and had plenty of confidence entering the finale scheduled for Sunday afternoon. But she never stepped foot on the course ...

DeCaire gets ace at Wawonowin

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CHAMPION — Joe DeCaire of Ishpeming recorded a hole-in-one on Wednesday at the Wawonowin Country Club. DeCaire used a 4-iron to ace the 152-yard, par-3 fourth hole. Witnessing the shot were Roger Bergman and Ron Bergman, while Mick Coduti also saw the shot from the clubhouse deck.

Alumni softball games coming up soon

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MARQUETTE — Alumni softball tournaments in three western Marquette County communities begin next weekend and run through the Fourth of July or even later. Ishpeming and Westwood hold their tourneys beginning Saturday with championship games slated for Tuesday, July 4. But Negaunee, with its ...

Blues go 2-1 at Escanaba Tournament

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ESCANABA — The Marquette Blues American Legion baseball team won two of three games at the rain-shortened Escanaba Tournament over the weekend, defeating the host Cubs and Detroit-area team Milford while dropping a decision to the Eastern Upper Peninsula Travelers. “After struggling ...

Negaunee reaches Yooper semis

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ESCANABA — The Yooper ages 9 and 10 Little League tournament has reached the semifinal round to be played today. Negaunee faces Norway in the first semifinal game at 5 p.m. with Iron Mountain squaring off against Kingsford at 7 p.m. in the other semifinal at Karl Dickson Field in ...

Dead River Derby gets win

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MARQUETTE — Marquette’s Dead River Derby roller derby team came up with a big home victory on Saturday at Lakeview Arena against the Keweenaw Roller Girls. DRD posted a 187-99 win.

MHSAA officials can register

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations online and by mail for game officials for the upcoming school year. The MHSAA annually registers more than 9,500 officials, including 9,834 during the last school year. The highest numbers were basketball ...

Sports briefs

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Bayer records ace at Wawonowin CHAMPION — Dale Bayer of Marquette recorded a hole-in-one at the Wawonowin Country Club on Wednesday. Bayer used an 8-iron to ace the 128-yard, par-3 13th hole. Witnesses were Gunner Korpinen, Ken Farley and Robert Maki.

Talley leads rain-delayed Island Resort tourney

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By Journal Sports Staff HARRIS — The second round of the Island Resort Championship was suspended just before 6 p.m. Saturday due to continued rain. Play was suspended indefinitely as the course was considered unplayable, according to a news release from the Symetra Tour at ...

Better late than never

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By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — It took a while for things to get exciting at the annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Football Game. Once they did, it created a memorable experience for both the players and the fans on Saturday afternoon at the Superior Dome in ...

Don’t blame the Warriors

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Imagine for a minute that your team and your teammates just won a championship. You celebrate loudly, maybe have a few drinks and ride around on a truck during a massive parade. You’re probably still on a massive high a few days after the hoopla ends, but then you get the ...

Holma gets walkoff RBI  in Screened Image win

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By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Hannah Holma went 3 for 4 and picked up the walkoff, winning run batted in as Screened Image edged Buck’s Party Store 10-9 in Class A of the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June 14. Teammate Mariah Dunham was 4 for 4 while Meagan Petros was 3 ...

Youngsters earn milestone wins to start Marquette BMX season

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette BMX track hosted an open house and race on June 17, with a number of new riders attending. Included in the group was Derek Potvin, 8, who picked up his first 8 Novice win. Three youngsters earned their first wins on each of the first ...

Ex-pro Jensen featured at Marquette tennis instruction

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More than 30 youngsters participated in the FIT tennis camp held at the Marquette Senior High School courts on June 10, seen here with coaches for the event. The feature of this three-hour-long free camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 was coaching from former Grand Slam tennis champion and ...

Far-ranging 61 racers take part in Whitefish marathon

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By Journal Sports Staff PARADISE — More than five dozen runners took part in the fifth annual Whitefish Point Marathon held June 10 near Paradise. The field of 61, all of whom finished, lined up at the Whitefish Township Services building to run 26.2 miles, heading north on M-123 and the ...

Mustangs playing musical chairs

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Munising may be left without football conference in 2018 MUNISING — It looks something like the game of musical chairs with Munising the school left without a good place to sit for the time being. Members of the Mid-Eastern Football Conference — there will be five including the ...