Local Sports

Marquette Golf Club sets fields for Senior, Ladies Club championships

MARQUETTE — Seven golfers qualified Sunday in both the Senior Club and Ladies Club championships at the Marquette Golf Club. The seven who qualified join the defending champion for an eight-player field this weekend. In the Senior Club Championship, Jon Kamps shot 75 to win by four ...

Perfect day for a ride

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Sunshine and temperatures in the 80s set the stage for the 19th annual Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic on Saturday. Michigan’s largest mass-start, point-to-point event, the Ore to Shore draws thousands of cycling enthusiasts to ...

Sports briefs

Meet the Miners on Wednesday NEGAUNEE — The seasonal Meet the Miners Night at Negaunee High School will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the high school auditorium. All fall sports athletes are expected to attend with a parent or guardian. Team introductions with coaches and athletes ...

Jurmu’s ace wins shootout

K.I. SAWYER — Jordan Jurmu couldn’t have picked a much better time to record another career hole-in-one. Jurmu, 17, has had three aces reported to The Mining Journal in past years, but this latest one came at the Red Fox Shootout on Saturday and helped clinch the title for him on the ...

Match the winner

U.P. Golf Association Men’s Championships Championship flight Hunter Eichhorn 64-65-68-70—267 Mark Clements 72-67-71-70—280 Gunnar Stein 71-68-73-72—284 Ryan Pepin 74-65-75-76—290 Nick Markell 68-70-77-76—291 Tom LaVigne 73-69-77-74—293 Steve ...

Eichhorn soaring with his eagles

NORWAY — Back-to-back eagles can do wonders for one’s golf game. Even for the man leading the 104th UP Golf Association Championships by 13 strokes. Carney’s Hunter Eichhorn, sparked by consecutive eagles on the fifth and sixth holes, shot a four-under par 68 in Thursday’s third ...

Golfers can still register for Henriksen Scramble

MARQUETTE -- Golfers can still register for the sixth annual Grant Henriksen Memorial Fundraiser Golf Scramble. The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 18 at Marquette Golf Club. The scramble has a noon shotgun start with four-player teams. People can register a team or individual to then be ...

Chris Moffatt scores 3-under-par albatross at Wawonowin

CHAMPION — Chris Moffatt of Ishpeming recorded the rarest of golf scores, an albatross, or double eagle, at the Wawonowin Country Club during men’s league play on Wednesday. Moffatt scored a 2 on the par-5, 476-yard 15th hole while finishing with career-low 18-hole round of ...

Bark River hosts Off-Road Rumble this weekend with championship drivers

ESCANABA — This weekend’s 43rd annual Bark River Off-Road Rumble racing event will feature championship drivers from Canada and all over the Midwest competing for top honors. The Lucas Oil short course summer off-road series, event No. 4 of the 2018 season, will be staged Friday through ...

Superiorland Baseball League seeks 6th permanent team

MARQUETTE — The Superiorland Baseball League is seeking players and coaches to form a sixth team for the 2019 season. The adult baseball league is currently in its second season, and is looking to expand from five to six teams for next year. The league is meant for those who want to ...

Jerry Smith notches first career hole-in-one

K.I. SAWYER — Jerry Smith of Big Bay recorded his first career hole-in-one on Thursday at the Red Fox Run Golf Course at K.I. Sawyer. Smith used a 7-wood on the par-3, 149-yard second hole for his ace. Witnesses were playing partners Larry Buzzo, Dennis Malaney and Stuart Bennett.

Upper Peninsula Strongman event set for Saturday in Crystal Falls

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Upper Peninsula Strongman competition, featuring strength tests for men and women, will start at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Butler Potato Farm in Crystal Falls. Scheduled events are farmer’s carry, overhead lift medley, push-pull prowler, stone over bar-rock lift and ...

Gladstone Indians roar back to win state American Legion baseball title

MENOMINEE — The Gladstone Indians knew they had their work cut out going into last weekend’s games in the Class A state American Legion baseball tournament. That’s because Gladstone dropped a 9-7 decision to Menominee Red Wave on Friday night, meaning it needed to win three games to ...

Numbers down at Upper Peninsula Junior golf finals

GLADSTONE — A pair of junior golfers added to their abundant links hardware here on Monday, but perhaps the biggest story was the lack of participation. Only 39 juniors played in the final round of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association’s annual tournament, with tourney director Tony Pouliot ...