Local Sports

Caudill notches first hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Rick Caudill recorded his first hole-in-one on Oct. 8 while playing at the Greywalls course of the Marquette Golf Club. The club member used a gap wedge to ace the 137-yard 17th hole as he shot 80 for his 18-hole round. Witnesses were playing partners Nick Johnson, Jim Todd ...

Hopes dashed

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Nathan Beckman and Ashton Bergman combined to run for nearly 300 yards, dashing Negaunee’s playoff hopes as the Westwood Patriots defeated the Miners 30-14 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference matchup at Westwood on Friday. Westwood improved ...

Cheryl Hosking gets 2nd career hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Cheryl Hosking recorded her second career hole-in-one on Oct. 8 on the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club. The club member used a 6-hybrid to ace the 85-yard sixth hole. Witnesses were her fellow playing partners and club members Cheryl Bollero Oberstar, Karen ...

Wildcats move on to Wisconsin

MARQUETTE — Last weekend, the Northern Michigan University hockey team picked up its first sweep of the season, something that took until late January to happen last year. Now after getting two road wins at Ferris State, the Wildcats will face their toughest opponent so far in No. 6 ...

Guaranteed title

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gwinn battled from two sets down to edge Iron Mountain in five sets in a Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball match played at Iron Mountain on Tuesday night. Gwinn won 17-25, 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-13 to guarantee themselves at least a share of the league title. Gwinn held ...

Majority of M-PC files to join West PAC

HOUGHTON — The recent influx of eight-player football teams across the Upper Peninsula has created a dilemma for the 24 U.P. schools still playing the traditional 11-player game.  Athletic directors have been left scrambling to find enough opponents to fill a nine-game schedule. One ...

Westwood spikers split at WIN meet

ISHPEMING — Westwood split a pair of matches at the WIN volleyball meet held at Ishpeming High School on Tuesday. The Patriots defeated the Hematites 25-20, 25-13, 23-25, 25-15, while Negaunee posted a 25-15, 17-25, 23-25, 25-23, 16-14 win over Westwood. No information was available about ...

Westwood solid in Division 7

MARQUETTE — Five 11-player high school football teams seem to be well entrenched in the divisions they expect to participate in if they make the playoffs after this week’s games. Westwood, at 7-1, is solidly in the field and according to a listing of the state’s four-or-more-win teams, ...

Wildcat men strikers earn shutout win

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team ended its home season on a high note Sunday, avenging an earlier loss this season to Purdue University-Northwest at the NMU Soccer Field. The Northern women’s team didn’t fare as well at the same site Sunday, losing to ...

Sports briefs

Peters collects first ace MARQUETTE — Jan Peters collected her first-ever hole-in-one on Monday at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township. The part-time Big Bay, part-time Knoxville, Tennessee, resident used a driver to ace the par-3, 135-yard fourth hole. Witnesses were ...

Wildcats D tries to cool down

MARQUETTE — After falling just short of ending a long losing streak to Michigan Tech the week before, the Northern Michigan University football team faced an even larger obstacle last Saturday at the Superior Dome. It didn’t end well for the Wildcats as they got rolled by nationally ...

Running neck-and-neck

NEGAUNEE — Cross country is a sport that doesn't change much and certain programs seem to go head to head on the course each season. That happened again Thursday at the Mid-Peninsula Conference meet as the host Negaunee Miners and Ishpeming Hematites fought for the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in ...

Marquette runners sweep GNC meet

ESCANABA — Then there were four. Four is the number of schools, which sponsor cross country, remaining in the Great Northern Conference. Marquette swept both ends of the title, with the girls winning for the 18th consecutive year and the boys taking their fifth straight ...

Wendt leads Munising spikers to sweep of SC

MUNISING — Kianne Wendt was an offensive machine, making 20 kills to lead Munising over Superior Central in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball match on Thursday. The Mustangs scored a three-set sweep, 25-11, 25-17, 25-19, to improve to 9-1 in the Skyline and 19-5-4 overall. “The ...

Cyclocross comes to west end

MARQUETTE — A pair of cyclocross bicycling races will be held in the west end of Marquette County this weekend. The events are held by UPCross, the Upper Peninsula’s cyclocross club, in conjunction with the Range Area Mountain Bike Association. They are the third and fourth events of 10 ...

Harry runs table during Marquette Men’s action

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Rick Harry of Dry Dock III had a table run during play on Sept. 28 in the Marquette Men’s Pool League. Third Base Bar II beat Dry Dock II 11-4, Pat’s II beat Dry Dock III 10-5, Pat’s I felled Dry Dock I 9-7 and Breakers got by Wooden Nickel ...

Don Kulju gets 3rd career hole-in-one

CHAMPION — Don Kulju of Ishpeming recorded his third career hole-in-one on Sunday at the Wawonowin Country Club. Kulju used a 9-iron to ace the par-3, 132-yard 13th hole. Witnesses were Gregg Delmet, Eric Luttinen and Clyde Nyman.

Basketball coaches clinic Saturday in Harris

HARRIS — The Great Northern Basketball Upper Peninsula Coaching Clinic will be held at 10:30 a.m. EDT Saturday at Bark River-Harris High School. Featured speakers are boys head coach Dan Waterman of Negaunee High School, assistant men’s coach Josh Buettner of Michigan Tech, head ...

Marquette’s Baraga Gym noon basketball postponed

MARQUETTE — Due to the construction taking place in the Baraga Gym in Marquette, noon open basketball will not take place for the rest of this month, according to an announcement from the city of Marquette.

Indians off-week on target

NEGAUNEE — Without playing last weekend, Newberry re-entered the Little Five rankings today in the weekly high school football poll conducted by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and released this morning. The Indians (3-2) had been in the others receiving ...