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Turnovers doom Hematites in loss to Norway

NORWAY — Turnovers and faulty execution doomed Ishpeming, while Norway's offense clicked in a 35-22 non-conference win Friday night. Connor Ortman's three touchdown catches paced the Knights (2-0). He caught four passes for 73 yards. It was just part of a total performance that had Norway ...

Stopped by a Trojan wall

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Noah Norton had three touchdowns on the day including an 85-yard pick-six as the Marquette Redmen football team fell to Traverse City Central by a score of 42-14 at William R. Hart Stadium on Friday night. The Redmen fall to 0-2 on the ...

L’Anse jumps out early in win over Lake Linden Thursday

By PAUL PETERSON Houghton Daily Mining Gazette L’ANSE — Playing a near-perfect first half Thursday night, the L’Anse Purple Hornets had little trouble carving out a 32-16 high school football win over the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. LL-H coach Andy Crouch was wary of the explosive ...

Turnovers doom Hematites in road loss to Norway

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — Turnovers and faulty execution doomed Ishpeming, while Norway’s offense clicked in a 35-22 non-conference win Friday night. Connor Ortman’s three touchdown catches paced the Knights (2-0). He caught four passes for 73 yards. It was ...

Bill Ombrello gets 2nd career hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Bill Ombrello of Marquette recorded his second career hole-in-one at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course on Friday. Playing on his birthday, though those in the know wouldn’t say which one, Ombrello used a pitching wedge to ace the 130-yard second hole. Witnesses were Tom ...

Michigan Tech youth camp registration open

HOUGHTON — Registration is open for Michigan Tech University’s fall camps, clinics and tournaments for youth. They include Little Huskies Volleyball Club that begins Sept. 7, Little Huskies Basketball starting Sept. 16, POWER Skating Hockey Clinic on Sept. 8 and youth tennis lessons on ...

Marquette Senior High School site of all-ages tennis tourney

MARQUETTE — Four age divisions will be offered for each gender at the Marquette Area Tennis Tournament scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Marquette Senior High School courts. With a rainout date of Sunday, Sept. 10, participants must live within 50 miles of the city of Marquette. ...

Marquette runners sweep their own XC relays

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — A change in venue didn’t hurt the home team as Marquette Senior High School swept to team titles at the Marquette Relays held at Presque Isle Park on Friday afternoon. The event was formerly held at the high school before moving to the scenic lakeside ...

Backs against the wall

ISHPEMING — Football is won in the trenches more often than not and that’s how Westwood got the job done Friday night in its season opener. The Patriots made two fourth-down goal line stands and the offensive line made some huge holes for their runners to defeat Munising 22-6. Ashton ...

Sands to wrap up racing season

SANDS — Sands Speedway will wrap up its summer season with the Larry Peterson Memorial Invitational Race on Saturday at the Sands Township track. This will be the 2017 season championship with a special powder puff race also held. Time trials open at 3:30 p.m. with racing to start at 5 ...

Munising Hockey Association holds fundraisers at Bayshore Park concert

MUNISING — A fundraiser for the Munising Hockey Association will be held during the Summer Concert in the Park series on Tuesday at Bayshore Park in Munising. Cooking Carberry’s will be making and selling pizzas from its wood-fired oven to help out the hockey group, while MHA parents and ...

Sue Micklow, Rob Carlson win Marquette Golf Club titles

MARQUETTE — Sue Micklow defended her Ladies Club Championship title Sunday afternoon at the Marquette Golf Club. Playing on the Greywalls course, Micklow won 3 and 1 in the finals to capture her 14th club championship, most ever at the club. Other flight winners were Anna Mendelin in ...

Dead River Derby wins

MARQUETTE — The Dead River Derby of Marquette outscored the Kingsford Krush 371-88 in a roller derby bout at Lakeview Arena in Marquette on Saturday evening. Further details were not available.

Last comeback is best one

CHANNING — A third-inning rally by Channing gave the Railroaders the lead but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Marquette County Mavericks in the playoff championship game of the Superiorland Baseball League on Saturday evening. That’s because the Mavericks scored six runs total in the ...

Running in the dark

Participants started down the trail of the 100k race during the Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon at the NTN Forestville Trailhead Saturday morning. (Journal photos by Corey Kelly)