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Blixt, Smith up PGA Zurich lead AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jonas Blixt of Sweden and Cameron Smith of Australia apparently are enjoying playing as teammates too much to be unsettled by wind gusts reaching 36 miles per hour. The pair extended their bogey-free run to three rounds in the team ...

Big rallying day

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Westwood swept the Modeltowners in a softball doubleheader held at the Gwinn field on Saturday afternoon, with the Patriots winning 13-8 and 18-5. Gwinn kept up with the Patriots early on in Game 1, holding even at 4-4 after two innings. But Westwood’s bats came alive in the ...

Redmen swept by big Class A schools

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff SAGINAW — Marquette suffered from a late pitching collapse in one game and a leaky defense in the other to get swept at the Saginaw Heritage Tournament on Saturday. Facing a pair of large Class A schools each with about 300 more students than the Redmen, MSHS lost ...

Potulny always a winner in Minnesota

Sports Columns

Being a sports fan in Minnesota hasn’t been easy. While growing up in Minneapolis, going to a sporting event brought forth mixed emotions for me and for other fans in the Twin Cities. Sure, there was the fun of going out with your family or friends and watching the sports that you love. ...

Still searching for a win

NMU Sports

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Any hopes of the the Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team making the GLIAC tournament in its inaugural season ended Friday night as it fell to Walsh 19-7 at the Superior Dome. NMU head coach Emilia Ward said despite the ...

Tiseo named MSHS athletic director

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School is getting one of its own to run the largest varsity athletics department in the Upper Peninsula. Alex Tiseo, a 2004 MSHS graduate, was named the athletic director effective May 22, when current AD Blaise Zimmer will leave for the Lower Peninsula for ...

Marquette baseball notches win downstate

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff SAGINAW — The Marquette baseball team traveled way downstate Friday, but it made the trip worthwhile as the Redmen took down Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central 4-2. The two teams were deadlocked at 2-2 until the top of the seventh when Marquette plated two runs and ...

Marquette depth too much to handle at Manistique Invite

Prep Sports

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press MANISTIQUE — Depth was a common denominator for Marquette’s track teams Friday as they swept both ends of the Manistique Invitational. The Marquette boys scored 217 points, followed by Newberry 152 and Stephenson 69. “Again our depth ...

Potulny already locked in

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University head hockey coach Grant Potulny has only been the Wildcats bench boss for a few days now, but he already has an idea of what he has to work with this fall.  In a phone interview Tuesday afternoon, Potulny discussed what he has noticed about the team ...

Marquette Redettes pleased to get road soccer tie

Prep Sports

KINGSFORD — The Marquette girls were pleased with an Upper Peninsula Soccer Conference tie on the road Tuesday at Commemorative Field. Kingsford had a different perspective. “Can I say it was a good team tie?” Flivvers coach Jon Lorenzoni said with a smile. “I’m not unhappy about ...

Gladstone sweeps Marquette Redettes on softball diamond

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone softball team swept Marquette on Tuesday, winning 13-2 in the opener and 12-4 in the nightcap. “I was really pleased with the way they played in all aspects,” Gladstone coach John Nevala said. “They did a real good job and we’re getting better and better ...

Negaunee girls track & field team off to dominating start

Prep Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s still early in the track and field season, but based on its performances so far, this could be a big year for the Negaunee girls squad. The Miners dominated the Iron Mountain quadrangular on Tuesday, finishing with 125 points, well ahead of second-place Westwood’s ...

Final relay victory propels Marquette girls to track and field win

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — The outcome of a triangular track meet boiled down the the final race Tuesday as the Marquette girls edged Escanaba 67-65. Menominee finished with 40 points. Marquette and Esky were tied at 62 going into the 1,600-meter relay. The Redettes then secured the decision by winning in ...

Westwood downs Iron Mountain in high school boys tennis

Prep Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain swept the No. 1 matches but Westwood took the rest in a 6-2 victory for the visiting Patriots in a high school boys tennis match played Tuesday. While all eight matches went two sets, the closest wins for Westwood were No. 3 singles player Adam Hyttinen winning ...

Pair of Masons lead Negaunee boys golfers at Norway Invitational

Prep Sports

NORWAY — Calumet edged Negaunee to win the Norway Invitational boys golf tournament Tuesday at Oak Crest Golf Course. The Copper Kings, led by an 82 from Wyatt Tuoriniemi, carded a 344 as Negaunee had 346. Carter Mason paced the Miners with 80, while Jordan Mason broke into the top 10 with ...

Norway Knights edge Marquette Redmen baseball team, 4-3

Prep Sports

NORWAY — Marquette put forth a strong effort against Norway, but it ended up falling to the Knights 4-3 in a high school baseball game played Tuesday. After Norway took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, the Redmen put up three runs in the fourth to take the lead. However, the ...