Local Sports

Blues batters keep on walking

MARQUETTE — A dominating sixth inning gave the Marquette Blues a commanding 8-3 American Legion win over Gladstone Tuesday evening. The Blues scored five unanswered runs in the frame, breaking a tie to earn the win. Marquette head coach Derek Swajanen said despite quiet performances at ...

Shea & Anderson win sixth UP Dual golf tournament

IRON MOUNTAIN — Lori Shea of Gladstone and Polly Anderson of Green Bay captured a sixth UP Dual women’s golf tournament Tuesday at Pine Grove Country Club. Regarded as the premier UP Ladies Golf Association best ball and scramble tournament, Shea-Anderson shot a one-under par 71 during a ...

Remembering a milestone

MARQUETTE — Former Northern Michigan University quarterback and native Yooper Steve Mariucci has gone through several football anniversaries over the course of his career, and he has another one this year. After remembering the 40th anniversary of the Wildcats’ national championship two ...

Talley wins Island title

HARRIS — Emma Talley couldn’t wait to defend her lead Sunday in the rainy Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club. Talley put together two solid rounds and had plenty of confidence entering the finale scheduled for Sunday afternoon. But she never stepped foot on the course ...

DeCaire gets ace at Wawonowin

CHAMPION — Joe DeCaire of Ishpeming recorded a hole-in-one on Wednesday at the Wawonowin Country Club. DeCaire used a 4-iron to ace the 152-yard, par-3 fourth hole. Witnessing the shot were Roger Bergman and Ron Bergman, while Mick Coduti also saw the shot from the clubhouse deck.

Alumni softball games coming up soon

MARQUETTE — Alumni softball tournaments in three western Marquette County communities begin next weekend and run through the Fourth of July or even later. Ishpeming and Westwood hold their tourneys beginning Saturday with championship games slated for Tuesday, July 4. But Negaunee, with its ...

Negaunee reaches Yooper semis

ESCANABA — The Yooper ages 9 and 10 Little League tournament has reached the semifinal round to be played today. Negaunee faces Norway in the first semifinal game at 5 p.m. with Iron Mountain squaring off against Kingsford at 7 p.m. in the other semifinal at Karl Dickson Field in ...

Dead River Derby gets win

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s Dead River Derby roller derby team came up with a big home victory on Saturday at Lakeview Arena against the Keweenaw Roller Girls. DRD posted a 187-99 win.

MHSAA officials can register

MARQUETTE — The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations online and by mail for game officials for the upcoming school year. The MHSAA annually registers more than 9,500 officials, including 9,834 during the last school year. The highest numbers were basketball ...

Sports briefs

Bayer records ace at Wawonowin CHAMPION — Dale Bayer of Marquette recorded a hole-in-one at the Wawonowin Country Club on Wednesday. Bayer used an 8-iron to ace the 128-yard, par-3 13th hole. Witnesses were Gunner Korpinen, Ken Farley and Robert Maki.

Talley leads rain-delayed Island Resort tourney

By Journal Sports Staff HARRIS — The second round of the Island Resort Championship was suspended just before 6 p.m. Saturday due to continued rain. Play was suspended indefinitely as the course was considered unplayable, according to a news release from the Symetra Tour at ...

Adult tennis social planned in Marquette

MARQUETTE — An adult tennis mixer is scheduled from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette Senior High School tennis courts. This is an opportunity to meet others interested in tennis and find out about tennis in the area. Open to all skill levels, participants will be matched based on ...

Red, White and Blue race was already held

In a Sports Brief that ran on Page 6B in Tuesday’s Mining Journal, a listing with registration information for the annual Run/Walk for the Red, White and Blue in Ishpeming was listed. The event was actually held last weekend.

Summer registration open for Marquette County Junior Tennis

MARQUETTE — Registration is open for June and July summer sessions of Marquette County Junior Tennis. The program is for youngsters ages 11 to 14 years and consists of instruction on tennis fundamentals, introduction to scoring and relaxed match play. The program is for both raw beginners ...