Local Sports

Ishpeming Little League seeks nominations for board

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Little League board of directors is accepting nominations for officers through Sept. 1 to be elected at its September board meeting. These positions are open — president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, safety officer, umpire in chief, player agent, ...

Congress advances in playoff

NEGAUNEE — Congress Pizza defeated the Negaunee Blasters 13-0 in a first-round playoff game in the Superiorland Baseball League on Monday night, advancing Congress to the semifinals. The other two games scheduled for Monday were final games of the regular season. The 906 Sports Bar & ...

Phelps hosts softball tourney

PHELPS, Wisconsin — The Phelps Old-Timers Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament will be held Aug. 25-27 in Phelps, Wisconsin. Up to 16 teams will play from 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday afternoon at Wavering Park in Phelps. Entry fee is $175 with first place scheduled to pay $800, second $300 ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the two weeks from July 28-Aug. 11

Donna Gunville, Pat Koski, Wendy Schulke win Wawonowin 3-Woman Scramble

CHAMPION — Donna Gunville, Pat Koski and Wendy Schulke won the Wawonowin Country Club’s annual 3-Woman Scramble on Aug. 5. The winning trio shot 68, while a pair of teams rounded out the championship flight, each shooting 69 — Nancy Osier, Cathy Shamion and Jane Dickow, along with Pam ...

Marquette Golf Club’s Ladies Club Championship field set

MARQUETTE — Defending champion Sue Micklow will join seven other women from the Marquette Golf Club at its Ladies Club Championship this weekend after qualifying was held Sunday on the Greywalls course. The first round opens Friday with the championship scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday back on ...

Gary Richards, Steve Specker take Wawonowin 2-Man Senior Scramble

Gary Richards, left, and Steve Specker combined to shoot 64 and earn the overall win and the 65-69-year-old age group at the Wawonowin Country Club’s annual 2-Man Senior Scramble on July 31. Other age-group winners included Tim Clepper and Jim Caywaood in the 50-54-year-old with 68, Dan Oja ...

Marquette Golf Club holds Senior Men’s Club Championship qualifying

MARQUETTE — Seven opponents were determined Sunday on the Greywalls course to face defending champion Jim Higgins in the Marquette Golf Club’s Senior Men’s Club Championship. The single-elimination tourney will be held this weekend with the finals set for Sunday afternoon. Tim ...

A beautiful day for biking

By RYAN SPITZA For the Journal MARQUETTE — Gloomy cloud-covered skies put a blanket of gray over Marquette on Thursday and Friday, but Saturday proved to be a different story as the sun came out in full force for the 18th annual Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic. Brian Matter is used to ...

Houghton teen wins UPGA title in playoff

CHAMPION — The first playoff hole summed up the day for Baraga native John “Gus” Koskinen at the Upper Peninsula Golf Association championship tournament at Wawonowin Country Club on Saturday. He used an iron to hit a relatively short tee shot straight down the middle of the fairway, ...

Sports briefs

906 Fastpitch to hold tryouts ESCANABA — Tryouts for next season’s 906 Fastpitch girls softball team will be conducted on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Lemerand Park in Escanaba. Players from all parts of the Upper Peninsula are invited to try out with an overall goal of the program to develop ...

Autumn comes early

CHAMPION — On a day when Mother Nature tried to prematurely introduce fall to the Upper Peninsula, a golfer from Florida had the round of the day among the top golfers at the U.P. Golf Association championship tournament. John “Gus” Koskinen might be a Baraga native and L’Anse Golf ...

Catching big air

MARQUETTE — Every August, thousands of cyclists from all over the Upper Peninsula, the Midwest, the country and even the world descend upon Marquette County for the Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic. Touted as the Midwest’s largest mass-start, point-to-point race, 2016’s event drew 1,888 ...

Negaunee Oldtimers going for 2 wins in 2 days

NEGAUNEE — NBA players are known to object to games on back-to-back days, but how will the Negaunee Oldtimers softball players react to games Thursday and tonight? These guys, all at least 62 years old, should at least be in a good mood after a late rally earned them a 10-5 win over Gwinn at ...

Clements opens 4-shot lead in UPGA action at Wawonowin

CHAMPION — It seems only fitting that Mark Clements won an end-of-the-day driving contest at the Upper Peninsula Golf Association championship tournament on Thursday evening. That’s because everything else that happened on the second day of the four-day tournament at Wawonowin Country ...

16U, 18U hockey tryouts to begin

MARQUETTE — Marquette Junior Hockey will be offering two split season programs this fall with one being 16 years old and under and the other 18U. The split season runs from this month through October with a state tournament at the end. The teams then break up for the high school hockey ...

Iron Range playoffs, all-star games set

ISHPEMING — The Iron Range Women’s Softball League will hold its league playoffs and all-star game during the next week at fields in Ishpeming and Negaunee. The “Donna Champion-ship” playoffs will be held Friday night through Saturday night at the slowpitch and fastpitch fields at the ...