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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of July 1-9

Marquette Blues capture own tourney title

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Blues won all three of their games over the weekend to capture the title at their Marquette Blues Tournament held at Haley Memorial Field. After chalking up a 3-1 victory over Bark River on Saturday morning, the Blues added a 14-6 victory over Copper Country late ...

Norville, Schmidt earn 1st victories

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — In its largest race of the season so far at the Marquette BMX track on June 21, 87 riders raced in 21 motos as Kaylin Link won her 10th race at Novice level to move up to Intermediate class, while Finley Selden got his first win at 5-under ...

Quality, not quantity

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — It was a low-scoring, error-filled American Legion baseball game at Haley Memorial Field on Saturday morning with Blake Henriksen starting and finishing things off for the Marquette Blues. Henriksen went the distance on the mound and ...

Blemberg, Langston, Graham lead U19’s Green

MARQUETTE — Hannah Blemberg, Mikaila Graham and Joanna Langston scored for the Green team in its 4-1 victory over the Cardinal in the Under-19 Coed division of the Superiorland Soccer League on Tuesday. Blue defeated Orange with goals from Nathan Ostlund, Mason Granger and Chad ...

Cognition goes to the long ball

ISHPEMING — Molly Wales, Nicolette Schultz and Mandie Meyer hit over-the-fence home runs to lead Cognition Brewing Co. past Martin Sports 20-4 in a Class A game in the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June 27. Wales hit three over the fence, while Schultz and Meyer each had one. ...

Wrapping things up

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School Class of 2005 knocked off the defending champions to win the JV Division and advance to the overall finale of the 22nd annual Pioneer Days alumni softball tournament at LaCombe Field on Friday evening. The ...

Diamonds use long ball, walks to comeback for victory

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Diamonds bumped their record over the .500 mark with a 9-5 victory over the Copper Country Flames in an American Legion baseball game played Friday at the Irontown Field. The Diamonds trailed 5-0 before a two-homer outburst in the fifth ...

Drake returning to Michigan Tech

By Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — It became time again for Rae Drake Jr. to return to coaching NCAA Division II men’s college basketball. Drake recently resigned as the Bay de Noc Community College women’s basketball coach and accepted an assistant coaching position with the Michigan ...

Ready to tee off

NORWAY — Iron Mountain’s Becky Cecconi won four UP Ladies Golf Association championships in the early 1990s. How about a fifth in the 92nd annual UP tournament starting Saturday at Oak Crest Golf Course? “It depends on who shows up,” Cecconi said with a laugh. “It's been a long ...

Oak Crest rolls out red carpet for UPLGA ladies

NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course begins rolling out the red carpet Saturday for the 92nd annual Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association Championships. The field of 57 will tee off at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday with the qualifying round, where the top 16 after medal play will comprise the ...

Ishpeming 2 LL Majors team falls in District 11 final

IRONWOOD — The Ishpeming 2 Little League Majors team put together quite a run at the District 11 tournament as it continued to stay alive over the last few days in the loser’s bracket. However, that streak came to an end Thursday as Ishpeming fell 11-4 to Portage Lake. Had Ishpeming won ...

U.P. girls AAU 17U team wins Chicago tourney

The U.P. girls AAU 17-under basketball team won the Nike Tournament of Champions Thursday in Chicago and finished 5-0 overall. The other two AAU teams (15U and 16U) also won games at the tournament. (Photo submitted)

Jan Hruska earns third hole-in-one at Marquette Golf Club

MARQUETTE — Club member Jan Hruska recorded her third career hole-in-one on Monday at the Marquette Golf Club. Hruska used a 7-iron to ace the 129-yard 15th hole on the Greywalls course. Witnesses were playing partners Sandra Lessard and Mary Hawn.