Negaunee Miners, Westwood Patriots softball players honored

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — After winning their district and regional tournaments, it’s not surprising that the Negaunee High School softball squad dominated the all-star teams from those events. In the regionals, in which the Miners posted a 14-1 win over Kingsley and 15-0 decision over Gladstone, ...

Major honor for former Wildcats

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Five individuals and an entire sports team will be the newest inductees into the NMU Sports Hall of Fame, the university announced earlier this week. Induction ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20, starting with a social and dinner in the ...

Best basketball of the U.P.

Prep Sports

NEWBERRY — Some of the Upper Peninsula’s best high school basketball players from the past season will be in Newberry on Saturday for the 34th annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Classic. It is the first time the game will be held in Newberry. Other games have been held at Marquette Senior ...

International stage demands top effort

Sports Columns

The United States is off and running in the Women’s World Cup soccer tournament after a 13-0 drubbing of Thailand on Tuesday. The Americans started their World Cup title defense in dominating fashion, while Thailand, appearing in only its second World Cup, received a rude awakening to begin ...

GNC softball awards announced

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — After dominating seasons on the softball diamond, Escanaba and Gladstone were heavily rewarded at the Great Northern Conference’s first coach’s meeting in Escanaba May 29. Six Eskymos and six Braves were selected to the All-Conference team, headlined by Esky ace pitcher Gabi ...

John Jackson notches 2nd career hole-in-one

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — John Jackson made his second career hole-in-one on Saturday at the Marquette Golf Club’s Greywalls course. He used a 5-wood to ace the 15th hole from the white tees. Witnesses were Jim Jackson Sr. and Chris Jackson.

L’Anse bows out in MHSAA Division 4 softball regional

Prep Sports

NORWAY — The high school softball season drew to a close for L’Anse after the Purple Hornets fell 8-0 to Bark River-Harris in the MHSAA Division 4 regional semifinals on Saturday. L’Anse (9-15) appeared to have some jitters in the opening frame as the Broncos scored four times, taking ...

Striking regional gold

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — It took a while for the Negaunee softball team to find its groove Saturday afternoon, but once it did, the Miners wouldn’t let up. After pounding Kingsley 14-1 in their MHSAA Division 3 regional semifinal match a game earlier, the Miners faced a Gladstone ...

What would the Cup mean to St. Louis?

Sports Columns

Of all the great American sports cities, St. Louis is on the borderline. There are some who love the city and the passion of its fans, but there are also those who don’t necessarily hate it, but don’t understand the hype and can see the city for its flaws. I’m right on the borderline ...

MSHS’ Kurzawa top player in U.P.

Prep Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marquette’s Lauren Kurzawa and Kingsford’s Erica Whittkopf topped the list of All-Upper Peninsula Girls Soccer Conference selections announced Friday. League coaches named Kurzawa the Offensive Player of the Year while Whittkopf was selected the Defensive Player of the ...

5 youngsters get milestone wins

Local Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — A pair of Marquette youngsters reached milestones on Tuesday in Marquette BMX. Jacob Melka, 7, earned his 10th win in the Novice class, moving him up to Intermediate. And Ivan Proctor, 6, got his first win in the 6 Novice class. Here are ...