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MSHS ski teams earn victories NORWAY — The Marquette boys and girls Alpine ski teams picked up victories at a competition at Norway Mountain. The Redmen finished first in the giant slalom with 15 points, 10 in front of second place Ironwood and also won the slalom with 15 points. ...

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Mutineers back home tonight MARQUETTE — The Marquette Mutineers complete a home-and-home series with the Portage Lake Pioneers at Lakeview Arena in Marquette at 8 p.m. today. The teams were set to square off in the opener in Houghton on Friday evening. PL won their only previous ...

Negaunee Nets to host girls basketball tourney this weekend

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Nets will host their three-day Irontown Classic girls basketball tournament starting on Friday. There will be divisions to include third- through eighth-grade teams from around the Upper Peninsula. Games begin Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and run through 4 p.m. ...

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Staley paces Marquette gymnasts MARQUETTE — Junior Kiah Staley placed fourth in the all-around to lead Marquette Senior High School as the Redettes were third in a three-team high school gymnastics meet at home on Friday. The opposition was provided by Negaunee and Superior, a new ...

Bowling

River Rock Lanes Sun. Just For Fun — Jared Kontio 269-643, Pamela Busser 211-538, Team #5 1374-3862; Pete Holman 215-612, Liz Yelland 185, Jen Ogea 478, Team #5 1294-3839; Mike Trickey 250, Jared Kontio 569, Pamela Busser 198, Jen Ogea 486, Team #8 1306-3764 Mon. Men & Women ...

Lugers competing in Europe

Two area natural track luge athletes recently left for Europe where they will train and compete in two races in Austria and Italy. From left is their coach, Levi Underwood, 21, of Dukes; racer Tristen Vidlund, 16, of Negaunee; and racer Dakota Smith, 19 of Marquette. The Winterieiten Austria ...

Jonas, Hietikko turn in big feats in Ishpeming

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — John Jonas of Jack’s 2 had a break-and-run and Brandon Hietikko of Venice an 8-ball break during Week 3 of the second round in the Ishpeming Men’s Pool League on Dec. 28. While Jack’s 1 deefeated Jack’s 2, 14-10, the other four matches all ended ...

City Insurance U-12 hockey team sweeps in Wisconsin

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The City Insurance Under-12 A junior hockey team from Marquette went 3-0 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, earlier this month to improve to 14-5-1 this season. CIA opened with a 6-1 victory over Beloit, Wisconsin, as Cam Rector scored twice and Easton Miller, ...

Northern Michigan Bank wins Marquette County Youth Football League

The Northern Michigan Bank team of Ishpeming won the Marquette County Youth Football League fifth- and sixth-grade championship by compiling a perfect 6-0 record. Team members include, front row from left, Thomas Tredeau, Kaleb Jenkins, Curtis Salisbury, Kyle Hyatt, Daniel Beverly, Adam ...

SC girls survive early scare to beat RR

By Journal Sports Staff EBEN — You’d never know it by looking at the score, but the Superior Central girls basketball team dug itself a big hole early against Rapid River on Friday. That happened even after the Cougars raced to leads of 12-2 after one quarter and 26-8 at halftime in ...

Top pitching instructor visits U.P.

RAPID RIVER — Six-time Team USA pitcher Doug Gillis will make what may be his only appearance in the Upper Peninsula this off-season for a girls softball pitching camp in Rapid River in early January. This will be Gillis’ 12th year coming to Rapid River High School as he videotapes each ...

Peak gymnasts compete in Oshkosh

These gymnasts from Peak Gymnastics & Fitness were among the competitors at a recent meet in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In the photo above, these Level 5 girls were in their first meet of the season. From left are Sophie Skytta, who was fourth in vault, fifth in floor exercise and fifth ...

Beltrame leads Gauthier in Ishpeming league

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Gauthier Insurance posted a decisive 88-51 victory over Tino’s Bar in Week 9 of the Ishpeming Men’s Basketball League. Derek Beltrame scored 27 points and Brad Waters and Mark Korpi each added 15 for the winners, while Bobby Carlson put in 20 for ...

Asmus, Zeigler pace 5K racers in ski meet

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School-Superiorland Ski Club girls ski team claimed six victories at the Marquette County Cup five-kilometer freestyle race against the Ishpeming Ski Club on Tuesday. MSHS-SSC’s Ericka Asmus led all girls in 16 minutes, 33 ...

Marquette Figure Skating Club competitors take top places at Turkey Trot

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — A number of Marquette Figure Skating Club athletes won and took other high places in their disciplines at the Turkey Trot held in Houghton on Nov. 19. The skaters are coached by Jamie Weigold, Chris Gauthier and Shirra Sinnaeve. Here are results, ...

Koskey named Lifetime Honoree by Marquette Golf Club

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Golf Club held its annual membership meeting on Dec. 3 and honord Donald “Porkie” Koskey as its annual Lifetime Honoree. This distinction is bestowed upon members who have belonged to the club for a long time and contributed to its ...

Marquette Tri-Media Pee Wees remain undefeated

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Under-12 Tri-Media Pee Wee AA travel hockey team won a pair of games last weekend at the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Junior Greyhounds AAA Minor team to improve to 24-0-3 this season. Scores from the games weren’t available. In Game 1, ...

Marquette JV hockey opens season with sweep

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School JV hockey team swept a season-opening, home-and-home two-game series against Houghton on the weekend of Nov. 19-20. In Game 1 on Saturday, the Redmen won 6-2 at Lakeview Arena in Marquette as Sterling Wright recorded a ...

VanBuren gets 8-ball break in Gwinn

By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — Katie VanBuren had an 8-ball break during Week 11 of the Gwinn Women’s Pool League. Results included The Throttle throttling the American Girls, 14-1; Gwinn Inn downing Happy Hour, 11-4; and these 9-6 decisions — Legion Ladies over Gwinn Inn 2, Sturgis ...