Local Sports

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 ...

Playing their Guts out

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — 14 teams from around the country along with several spectators and their lawn chairs embarked on Tourist Park in Marquette on Saturday for the annual U.S. National Guts Frisbee Tournament. Marquette has hosted the event annually since ...

Big turnout for big golf tournament

By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course, home of last month’s 92nd annual UP Ladies Golf Association Championships, hosts another major next week. The 104th UP Golf Association Men’s Championships tees off Tuesday and runs through Friday. Tournament director ...

Ready to tee off

ESCANABA — Seven former champions will be in the field Monday for the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association senior tournament at Pine Grove Country Club. Seventy-seven golfers will tee off at 10 a.m. Monday including defending champion Barb Scott of Escanaba Country Club. Scott, playing ...

MSHS upgrades: Bleachers, tennis courts receive some attention

MARQUETTE — Two more athletics upgrades have been completed and are ready for the upcoming school year at Marquette Senior High School. In June, new bleachers were installed in the main gym, while in July, resurfacing of the school’s eight tennis courts was finished. The modern ...

Christianson shoots an ace

MARQUETTE — Jon Christianson of Jon’s Auto shot a hole in one at the NMU Golf Course on hole number 5 on Friday, July 27 while participating in the Northern Michigan University Bluebrerry Classic Golf Tournament. Jon’s hole in one was witnessed by Carol Johnson, Ben Johnson and Ryan ...

All-around good performance

NEGAUNEE — Good pitching and a spread-out offensive performance propelled the Marquette County Mavericks over Jill Leonard-State Farm 8-1 in a Superiorland Baseball League game played at Irontown Field on Monday night. The Mavericks improved to 6-1 while JLSF dropped to 2-5 with just three ...

US National Guts Frisbee returns to Marquette this weekend

MARQUETTE — In this 60-year anniversary of the invention of the sport, the U.S. National Guts Frisbee Tournament returns to Marquette this weekend, Aug. 4-5, at Tourist Park Campground in Marquette. Competition is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, with the championship match slated ...

Negaunee physicals on Friday

NEGAUNEE — Though summer is far from done, it’s time for Negaunee High School fall sports athletes to get ready for athletics physicals. Miners’ athletes can get their physical with Dr. Michael Grossman from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Miners Dry in Negaunee. Cost is $15 and checks can ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of July 18-26

Schouten slays the Red Earth Beast bike race

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Roughly 145 participants embarked at Jackson Mine Park in downtown Negaunee Saturday morning for the sixth annual Red Earth Classic mountain bike and trail running race. The main event of the day was the Beast mountain bike race, a ...

Deep in the heart of Texas

MARQUETTE — In a matter of a couple of days in March, Northern Michigan University forward Robbie Payne experienced the highs and lows of being a hockey player as he went from a heartbreaking defeat to an exciting new opportunity. Once the Wildcats lost at home to rival Michigan Tech in the ...

Songer, crew survive Chicago-to-Mackinac race that claimed life

MARQUETTE — A majority of the crew aboard Dr. Matthew Songer’s racing sailboat fell ill last weekend in the middle of Lake Michigan. But that was a lot better than what happened to a crew member who lost his life in the 110th running of the Chicago-to-Mackinac Island race held last ...

Marquette Blues move on to Zone 5 semifinals

By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — The Marquette Blues American Legion baseball team kept its season going Friday afternoon at the Zone 5 tournament. The Blues pummeled Escanaba 12-0 in pool play but then fell to the Negaunee Diamonds 6-2. Despite that defeat, Marquette (2-1 at the ...