Local Sports

Singles carry Redettes to GNC tennis title

ESCANABA — Singles players carried the day for Marquette Senior High School as the Redettes won the Great Northern Conference girls tennis meet held at Escanaba on Wednesday. “The girls played well and I'm really proud of them,” Marquette coach Derek Sandstrom said of his team’s ...

MSHS boys hand Kingsford 1st loss of the season

KINGSFORD — Though Mother Nature tried to get in the way, Marquette found enough time to hand the Kingsford High School boys soccer team its first loss of the season in Kingsford on Wednesday. Trevor Salmon’s pair of second-half goals carried the Redmen to a 3-1 victory at Commemorative ...

Depth helps Munising sweep at Superior Central

EBEN — A group of area runners was introduced to a new cross country course at the Superior Central Invitational held Wednesday. Munising fared best on this sunny, warm and windy day, taking both girls and boys team titles. The Mustang girls placed five among the top nine and scored 26 ...

NMU women look to build on win

MARQUETTE — The women’s soccer team at Northern Michigan University hopes to build a winning streak as it hits the road for its first GLIAC matches of the season over the next three days. The Wildcats, who won for the first time on Sunday, travel to Hammond, Indiana, to play ...

NMU men face new GLIAC members

MARQUETTE — The men’s soccer team at Northern Michigan University takes to the road to face the GLIAC’s two newest members for their first-ever meetings with them over the next three days. The Wildcats (2-3-1, 0-2 GLIAC) play at Purdue-Northwest (2-2-1, 0-1) in Hammond, Indiana, at 4:30 ...

Billy Jenkins notches ace at Northern Michigan University Golf Course

MARQUETTE — Billy Jenkins recorded a hole-in-one Friday at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course in Chocolay Township. Jenkins used an 8-hybird to ace the 119-yard, 14th hole. Witnessing the feat was fellow member and playing partner Gordon Uren.

Wildcats in the win column

MARQUETTE — Sonia Basma earned her first win as Northern Michigan University women’s soccer coach after the Wildcats shut out Northwood 2-0 at the NMU Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats got late goals from Aimee Colla and Jenna Halonen to gets its first victory of the ...

Frustrated NMU men shut out again

MARQUETTE — Not being able to score a goal, the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team couldn’t overcome an early deficit and lost to Northwood 2-0 in a men’s soccer game played at the NMU Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats fell to 2-3-1 overall and 0-2 in the ...

Wawonowin holds club championship

Wawonowin Country Club in Ely Township held its annual Ladies Club Championship Aug. 19-20. Karen Plaisier of Ishpeming defeated Barb Blewett in the championship flight. Peggy Koski won the first flight and Liz Beauchamp the second flight. From left are Beauchamp, Plaisier and Koski. ...

Sports Briefs

Sergey named athlete of week MARQUETTE — Sophomore Troy Sergey of Grace Bible College was named a Student-Athlete of the Week for this week in Division 2 cross country by the National Christian College Athletic Association. Sergey, a 2016 Marquette Senior High School graduate, set a ...

Marquette BMX names season points winners

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Marquette BMX finished up its track points racing for the season at the end of August. Champions included Chase Waters in the Class division, Doug Pennala in Cruiser, Kaylin Link for Girls, Dominik Horvath in Balance Bike and Lucas Basal for Pit ...

Bowling leagues

River Rock Lanes Mon. Men & Women Seniors — Norm Winner 211-545, Ruth Vallier 140, Barb Roberts 368; Bill Holm 242, Darrell Olson 632, Joyce Fogle 149, Lyn Rolain 431; Stan Uitto 229-615, Joleen North 213-552; Darrell Olson 198-560, Joleen North 169, Lyn Rolain 472; Glenn Hintsala 266, ...

Ishpeming-Negaunee women hand out season awards

Members of championship teams in the Ishpeming-Negaunee Women’s Horseshoe League were honored at its annual picnic. Division I champion Tino’s members include, in the photo above from left, Becky Hill, Kathy Maynard, Julie Miron, captain Vicki Piirainen and Martha Dierks. Not pictured ...

Ivanov contributes to NMU-OTS

Ivan Ivanov, top left, who is the former Greco-Roman wrestling coach at the U.S. Olympic Training Site at Northern Michigan University, returned to campus for a visit recently. He now runs Suples Training Systems, a company in his native Bulgaria that makes equipment for wrestling, ...

DenBeste drops his anchor

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The Marquette area has a longstanding hockey tradition with several players heading off to play in college in their quest to make it to the top of the mountain in the National Hockey League. Another former Marquette Senior High School skater has moved on to the next ...

Marquette trio wins golf playoff

MARQUETTE — A trio of golfers from Marquette needed a playoff to defeat a threesome from Escanaba for the championship of an Upper Peninsula Golf Association three-man senior scramble held at the Marquette Golf Club’s Greywalls course on Thursday. Scott Erickson, Rich Koskey and Jim ...

Munising hockey registering set

MUNISING — The Munising Hockey Association will hold youth hockey registration on Sunday and Tuesday along with a fundraiser on Tuesday. Sunday registration runs from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alger Centennial Ice Arena in Munising, with Tuesday’s going from 4-7 p.m. at the Munising Moose ...

River Rock holds youth bowling

ISHPEMING — River Rock Lanes in Ishpeming will hold registration Saturday for three youth bowling leagues that includes a season kickoff party. Held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., youths registering that day receive a River Rock T-shirt, a game of bowling, shoe rental, hot dog and soda ...

Republic’s Kangas winner at U.P. Strongman

CRYSTAL FALLS — Ryan Martin didn’t need a tiebreaker this year to win another title in the 11th annual Upper Peninsula Strongman competition. Martin, a regular champion from Crystal Falls, captured the men’s heavyweight division on Aug. 12 at Butler Potato Farm. Martin posted 14 points ...