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Sharpening up their skills

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MARQUETTE — High school and middle school basketball seasons have been over for quite a while now, but some local girls are still trying to stay sharp in the offseason. While some players choose to shoot around on their own or maybe play 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 with some friends to simulate game ...

Marquette Blues show resilience in tight 2-1 win over Menominee

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette Blues Legion baseball team earned another key victory this week as it prepares for the Escanaba Tournament this weekend. Unlike Tuesday’s blowout win over Iron Mountain, the Blues needed some seventh inning magic to take down the Menominee Red Wave 2-1 ...

NMU women announce 2018-19 basketball schedule

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Next season may be a few months away for the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team, but the Wildcats took their first step in preparing for that Tuesday by announcing their upcoming schedule. NMU will host 13 games including two exhibition contests to start the ...

Finally having his day

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MARQUETTE — Scott Saari finally had his day. After three consecutive second place finishes, the Wawonowin Country Club golfer took the crown in the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Men's Senior Championship shooting a 73 in the final round at the Marquette Golf Club on Tuesday. That 73 ...

Marquette Blues top Iron Mountain

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Marquette Blues American Legion baseball team picked up a nice victory Tuesday as it took down Iron Mountain Gold 8-2. The Blues struck first with two runs in the top of the third inning and then added to their lead with another run in the fourth to go up 3-0. After ...

From golfing gloom to bloom

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MARQUETTE — What started off as a rainy, gloomy Monday morning turned around quickly. The Heritage course at the Marquette Golf Club dried fast and 92 golfers from around the region teed off for a sunny, 70 degree day at the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Senior Men's Championship. ...

Railroaders stay unbeaten with shutout victory

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CHANNING — The Channing Railroaders staked an early lead and held on to beat Jill Leonard State Farm 10-0 in Superiorland Baseball League action Monday. The Railroaders (2-0) took seven walks in the first inning and scored four runs for a first inning lead. Channing also added runs with some ...

Phelps hosts softball tourneys

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PHELPS, Wisconsin — Wavering Park in Phelps, Wisconsin, will host several weekend softball tournaments this summer. The 40th annual Men’s Softball Tournament runs Friday through Sunday, July 27-29, and is sponsored by the Phelps Recreation Association to benefit Phelps youth sports ...

Escanaba girls state D2 softball champs

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EAST LANSING — And now they are champions. There wasn’t really much of a question, not after the Escanaba softball team scored in the first inning to give Gabi Salo the only run support she would need. Salo struck out 11 of the first 13 hitters and 13 overall and Dakota Cloutier belted ...

Best of the Best

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Junior skier Ian Torchia and sophomore swimmer Rachel Helm have been named the top athletes at Northern Michigan University for the school year just completed. Each was an NCAA individual champion in their sports on consecutive Saturdays in late winter. Torchia, the NMU Male ...

Last of high school

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By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The senior stars of the recently finished high school basketball season had the opportunity to don their varsity uniforms one final time. They gathered at the Bothwell Middle School gym in Marquette on Saturday afternoon for the 33rd ...

Marquette Blues manage mistake-prone split

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Blues took advantage of some of the visiting team’s miscues to pull out a 6-5 American Legion baseball victory over the Copper Country Flames at Gerard Haley Memorial Field on Saturday. But the Flames came back in the nightcap to post a ...

Bandits undefeated in Gwinn

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By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — The Bandits won each of their matches in the first five weeks through June 7 to clinch first place in the first round of the Gwinn Mixed Doubles Horseshoes League. Their 62 points came from a 14-4 win over the Leaners in Week 1, 11-7 victory over Hideaway ...

Foster goes 5 for 5 with homer to lead QCPFC

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By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Krystal Foster went 5 for 5 with a grand slam homer to help winning pitcher Kathy Gischia as QCPFC pulled out a 24-23 victory over Jack’s Teepee 1 in a Class C game in the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June 6. Jack’s Macey Nault homered ...

County girls win at Doghouse Classic

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This Marquette County-based team won the eighth-grade girls championship at the Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament held at Michigan Tech. From left are Zoe Smith of Bothwell Middle School in Marquette, Lily Nelson of Negaunee Middle School, Brooklyn Michelin of Bothwell and Maria ...

Schultz gets 1st win on opening night

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Kyler Schultz picked up his first career BMX win in the 5-years-and-under Novice class on the opening day of the season on May 29 at the Marquette BMX track. Racing continues each Tuesday and Thursday evening throughout the summer. Registration runs ...

Fathers have a way to inspire

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More than 30 years ago, my father set me on the path I am on right now. Shortly after I was born, he introduced me to the world of sports, well before I could speak or was aware of what was going on in front of me. There’s a photo of him holding me at home as I’m decked out in a tiny ...

Academically inclined Wildcats

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The GLIAC honored 41 Northern Michigan University student-athletes on its spring All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams. That was an increase of 37 percent from the previous year, when 30 were honored in the spring. Women’s track and field led NMU teams with 21 total ...

NMU-OTS wrestlers get in 5 pins vs. Sweden

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MARQUETTE — Including five wins by Northern Michigan University wrestlers, Team USA won 14 of 20 matches against Sweden at a dual Greco-Roman wrestling meet held at the Superior Dome in Marquette on Wednesday night. Team USA was composed of NMU Olympic Training Site athletes and wrestlers ...