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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 8-18

Gentz’s hosts Marquette County junior golf finals

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township hosted the seventh and final week of the Marquette County Junior Golf season on Aug. 1. Here are results the skills competiton that consisted of a drive, chip and putt event. The top two finishers ...

Weekly winners named for junior golf 5-hole events

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Marquette Junior Golf named top finishers in the five-hole tournaments during several weeks of the season held at Wawonowin Country Club in Ely Township. Here are the top three finishers by flight with their scores: WEEK 6 — WAWONOWIN Boys — ...

Manninen, Hauswirth win U.P. Best Ball

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Former Michigan Tech hockey teammates Kevin Manninen of Ishpeming and Mike Hauswirth of Hancock shot 69 on the final day to win the championship flight of the Upper Peninsula Golf Associations’ Best Ball tournament held at the Marquette Golf Club in ...

Robert Martin gets first hole-in-one at Red Fox Run

K.I. SAWYER — Robert Martin of Squaw Beach recorded his first hole-in-one on Sept. 11 at Red Fox Run Golf Course. He used a wedge on the 94-yard fourth hole in his last round of the season. Witness to the feat was Howard Boyer.

Bob Christian gets 2nd ace of season

MARQUETTE — Bob Christian recorded the fifth hole-in-one of his golfing career and second this season at the Marquette Golf Club on Sept. 10. Using a gap wedge, Christian aced the 111-yard 17th hole on the Greywalls course to shoot 76 for his 18-hole round. Witnesses were playing partners ...

Youth tennis play date set at Marquette Senior High School

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School tennis courts will host a youth tennis play night from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Designed for youngsters ages 7 to 11, the event will be conducted by tennis professional Josh Kitto. Limited rackets will be made available. Cost is $7 per ...

Jesse Rittenhouse of Marquette top finisher in Iron Mountain runs

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jesse Rittenhouse of Marquete finished as runner-up in the five-kilometer run held in conjunction with the Iron Mountain Road & Trail Half Marathon on Saturday. Rittenhouse, running in the 15-19-year-old division, finished the 5K male “Moochathon” — named after ...

Mavericks get sweet revenge

GWINN — The Marquette County Mavericks earned a bit of revenge from 2017’s inaugural Upper Peninsula Baseball Championship game on Sunday, bolting out to a 10-run lead before winning 10-1 over the Stanton Wildcats on Sunday at the Forsyth Township Ball Field in Gwinn. In this matchup of ...

Marquette runners compete at MSU, Marinette

By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — Marquette Senior High School cross country runners put themselves up against some of the best Lower Peninsula teams in the state at the Spartan Invitational on Saturday at Michigan State University. Competing in the Elite High School divisions, the ...

Marquette Oldtimers softball team wins again, this time over Gwinn

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Marquette made it a perfect 3-0 so far this summer with a 9-6 Oldtimers softball victory over Gwinn in a game played at Lions Field in Marquette Township last Friday. Already with two wins over Negaunee earlier this season, Marquette opened the scoring ...

Robert Yohe earns 3rd career hole-in-one at Wawonowin Country Club

MARQUETTE — Robert Yohe recorded his third career hole-in-one at Wawonowin Country Club on Sunday. He used an 8-iron to ace the par-3, 152-yard fourth hole. Witnessing the shot were Pete Nault, Gunner Korpinen, Steve Swentik and Tom Talsma.

Bay College cross country runners set schedule

ESCANABA — With a meet at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing today, the Bay Community College cross country teams have finalized their schedule for this fall with six meets, including a home meet later this month. Under the direction of second year head coach Jim Murtha, the Norse are ...

U.P. Baseball Championship set for Sunday in Gwinn

By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — The second annual Upper Peninsula Baseball Championship game shifts to Marquette County with the contest pitting the champions of two U.P. leagues to be played this weekend in Gwinn. The game was conceived as a way to decide U.P. bragging rights in ...

Bruce Strand notches hole-in-one at Pictured Rocks Golf Club

MUNISING — Bruce Strand recorded a hole-in-one at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in Munising on Aug. 30. Golfing in the Thursday Men’s League, he used a 3-hybrid to ace the par-3, 185-yard eighth hole. Witnesses were Steve Trombly, Scott Prunick, Kelly Reynolds, Jerimiha LaFlamme and Jason ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the Marquette Marathon on Sept. 1

Wawonowin Country Club crowns men’s club champions

Winners of club championships at Wawonowin Country Club that were decided on Labor Day are shown, Ryan Tunteri, left, in the Men’s Club Championship, and Mike Nelson in the Senior Men’s Championship. Tunteri defeated Nash Soli in his final after 16 golfers started the weekend. After ...

Mavs win 2nd straight league title

The Marquette County Mavericks clinched their second straight Superiorland Baseball League playoff title in the league’s two years in existence with a 16-0 victory over regular-season champion Channing in the playoff finals on Aug. 18 in Channing. The Mavericks also defated Coldwell ...