Local Sports

Killer Whales swimmers 3rd at Yooper Invite

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Killer Whales of the Marquette County YMCA finished third at the 2019 Yooper Invitational held Feb. 1-2. Delta County YMCA and the Marinette-Menomine Stingrays took the top two spots. Erin VanderSchaaf was the top scorer for the Killer Whales with ...

Bowling leagues

River Rock Lanes Sun. Just For Fun — Eric Roberts 235-596, Pamela Busser 169, Jen Larson 456, The Gentle Strokes 1359-3812 Mon. Men & Women Seniors — Joe Duckworth 245, Bruce Novotny 562, Barb Roberts 160-453; Joe Duckworth 236-647, Joleen North 153-404; Glenn Hintsala 244, Darrell ...

Prep girls basketball roundup: WHS girls win MPC title

By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — Westwood wrapped up the Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball title with a 49-26 victory at Gwinn on Thursday night. The Patriots improved to 18-1 overall and completed their M-PC season at 11-1. Closest pursuer Negaunee is 7-2 in the league with three ...

Copper Kings wear down Redmen, 7-1

By JAMIE GLENN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — For the second time in a week, a trip north and west for the Marquette Senior High School hockey team turned out poorly. The Redmen were outskated in a 7-1 drubbing by Calumet at the Calumet Colosseum on Thursday night, exactly ...

Flivvers’ Kriegl too much for Hematite girls

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Brooke Kriegl scored 20 points to lead Kingsford to a 56-36 nonconference win over Ishpeming on Thursday. The Flivvers (10-7) spread the floor to help pace the offense. “We were able to get our transition game going tonight, which ...

Northern Michigan University PEIF recreation center activities free on Friday

MARQUETTE — Admission and certain activities will be available for free on Friday at the PEIF recreation center at Northern Michigan University, the university’s Recreation Sports Department announced recently. This is to help celebrate the National Intramural and Recreational Sports ...

Ben Basten wins Frosty 5K run in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ben Basten of Marquette won the men’s race at the Frosty 5K & Merry Mile held on Feb. 2 by the Dickinson-Iron Coummunity Services Agency. Run at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Basten ran the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 23 seconds, just eight seconds ahead of Lucas ...

Symetra Tour confirms Island Resort women’s golf stop for 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Symetra Tour in women’s professional golf announced its 2019 schedule, which includes the ninth annual Island Resort Championship to be held at the Sweetgrass Golf Club in Harris from June 21-23. That event is the second event in the four-stop Potawatomi Cup held ...

Rookies finish on top

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Sub-zero temperatures didn’t stop the 21st edition of the annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon from taking place Saturday morning. More than 800 skiers took to the fast but frigid course across 11 events, with the 50-kilometer races working ...

Cats prepare for dogfight: NMU women, men get ready for visit from rival Tech

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University basketball programs are hitting their stride at the perfect time of the season. The NMU women have won their last four games, while the men ended a six-game skid with two wins last week over Davenport and Grand Valley State. Now both squads ...

Baraga turns things around quickly vs. L’Anse

By Journal Sports Staff BARAGA — L’Anse girls basketball coach Scott Lloyd worried that his players may have thought his team wasn’t playing Thursday night. The Purple Hornets started out hot but lost their offensive touch before first quarter as Baraga coasted to a 66-44 victory in ...

Hematite Madness in March

ISHPEMING — The annual Hematite Madness youth basketball tournament will be held March 14-17 for boys and girls in grades 3-8. For out-of-town teams, all games will be played on the same day. Entry fee is $125. For more information or to register, call Jeff Olson at 225-1889 or email him ...

Hill Memorial tourney in March

NORWAY — The 12th annual Don Hill Memorial Scholarship Basketball Tournament will be held March 2-3 at Norway High School. Three men’s divisions and a women’s divison will be staged. The new women’s format has a two-game guarantee with a “last chance” bracket. Entry fee is ...

Norway Speedway sets schedule

NORWAY — The Dickinson County Racing Association has announced its 2019 schedule at Norway Speedway’s third-of-a-mile paved oval located at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds. Seventeen events are scheduled weekly from May 11 to Sept. 1. The first two weeks will be held on Saturdays, moving ...

Kyle Maki on historic run on the lanes in Ishpeming

There have been several perfect 300 games and their companion U.S. Bowling Congress honor series, 800 or better, bowled at River Rock Lanes in Ishpeming in the first 4 1/2 months of the season. But only one bowler has one of each. And that’s Ishpeming resident and Baraga-area native Kyle ...

Roses top 3 at Terra-X snowmobile event

Braden Rose of Harvey, left, on a Ski-Doo finished in third place and Ryland Rose of Harvey, right, also on a Ski-Doo was runner-up in the 120cc class at the MASTERS North Country Snowmobile Club Terra-X race held in Ontonagon on Jan. 12. Klayton Kin of Ontonagon, center, on an Arctic Cat ...