Local Sports

Jackie Kuhn notches first-ever hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Jackie Kuhn recorded her first career hole-in-one on Wednesday when she used a 7-iron to ace the par-3, 95-yard third hole at the Marquette Golf Club’s Greywalls course. Witnessing the feat were Ann Lahaie, Karen MacLachlan and Donna Heikkila.

Marquette’s Larson named MWC North Player of the Year

By Journal Sports Staff DE PERE, Wis. — Marquette native Hunter Larson was one of six St. Norbert College baseball players named to the All-Midwest Conference North Division Team announced Monday. Larson, a senior shortstop, was also named MWC North Division Player of the Year as ...

Bay College holds basketball camps

ESCANABA — The Bay College men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold a three-day skills camp for boys and girls entering grades 3 to 8 this fall at the end of July. Women’s head coach Rae Drake and men’s head coach Matt Johnson along with members of both teams will lead the camp, ...

Marquette city fields now open

MARQUETTE — All athletic fields run by the city of Marquette are now open for the spring and summer seasons after they were left closed due to previous late winter conditions. For booking and scheduling access to city athletic field, call the Marquette Parks and Recreation office at 228-0460.

Adult tennis clinic offered in Marquette

MARQUETTE — A weekly adult tennis clinic will be held at the Marquette Senior High School courts starting next week. The six-week program is held in conjunction with the U.S. Tennis Association and runs each Wednesday from 6:15-7:30 p.m. from May 23 to June 27. Cost is $50. For more ...

New league format

By DENNIS GRALL ESCANABA — A tantalizing idea may add some extra pizzaz for high school golfers in the Great Northern Conference this spring. Taking a page out of the PGA Tour’s Fed Ex Cup, the five-school loop — which consists of Marquette, Escanaba, Gladstone, Kingsford and ...

Jandron does it again

MARQUETTE — A Negaunee native is on the list of honorees for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s 2018 All-GLIAC Baseball Teams and Postseason Awards. Negaunee alumnus Tyler Jandron of Northwood University in Midland was named GLIAC Pitcher of the Year for the second ...

Broncos sweep Superior Central on Thursday

By Escanaba Daily Press EBEN — The elements and Superior Central furnished stiff competiton Thursday, but the Bark River-Harris Broncos prevailed with 6-0 and 6-5 victories in a baseball doubleheader. BR-H scored the game winner in the nightcap on Adam Cappaert’s single along the ...

Dead River Derby team wins roller derby bout

MARQUETTE — The Rolling Riptide, a Marquette Dead River Derby roller derby team, defeated their long-standing rival Chippewa Valley Roller Derby of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to open the season recently. DRD won 143-134.

Sports Briefs

Ex-USOEC coach to head ‘22 effort KEARNS, Utah (AP) — U.S. Speedskating is setting up its coaching staff for the 2022 Winter Olympics, bringing back two familiar names after the program has struggled at the last two Games. Ryan Shimabukuro is returning to the organization as a co-head ...

Bay Campus 5K Run now Saturday

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College has rescheduled the second annual Bay Campus 5K Run that was postponed about a week and a half ago. The five-kilometer run on campus will now be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with registration taking place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. that day. Cost is $25 ...

Fields not in usable shape yet

MARQUETTE — City-owned and maintained athletic fields in the city of Marquette remain closed due to melting snow and dormant grass. To avoid further damage, the public has been asked to not use city soccer fields or ball fields. An announcement will be made by the city when athletic fields ...

Lake Superior State signs pair of coaches to 4-year extensions

SAULT STE. MARIE — Lake Superior State has announced during the past week the re-signing of a pair of its head coaches to four-year contract extensions. The Lakers announced the signing of women’s basketball coach Brandon Lokken late last week and volleyball coach Dave Schmidlin on ...

Feeling the Flo-rek

MARQUETTE — Last year, Justin Florek embarked on an interesting journey. After spending some of his professional career in the NHL and the American Hockey League (AHL), the Marquette native and former Northern Michigan University star, headed overseas to play for the Iserlohn Roosters in ...

Building each year: Ishpeming hosts Last Chance Tournament for 2nd year

ISHPEMING — High school and collegiate basketball seasons may be over in the Upper Peninsula for a few months, but for those who aren’t ready to give it up quite yet, they’ll have the chance to watch some high quality play tonight and Saturday. For the second straight year, the Last ...

Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course senior women’s golf league organizes

MARQUETTE — The Thursday Morning Senior Women’s Golf League at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township has openings for two-women teams for this spring and summer. This league that has been in existence for nearly a decade has a minimum age of 55 years old. The league begins ...

Marquette Youth Team Tennis forming

MARQUETTE — Marquette Youth Team Tennis will hold sessions in June and July. This is part of the U.S. Team Association’s Midwest Team Tennis, which is designed for children ages 5 to 10 that uses concepts of fun, friends and play to build a foundation of future tennis and life ...

Upper Peninsula Sports Hall tickets available for May 12 induction ceremony

ESCANABA — Tickets are available for the 47th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet to be held on Saturday, May 12, at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris. Tickets are available for $30 per person for the meal and reception and must be purchased by May 9. Tickets ...