Local Sports

Holmgren, Feldman, Morgan get break and runs this week

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Corey “Odie” Holmgren of Jack’s 2 and Mark Feldman of Wayside each had a break and run on Thursday in the Ishpeming Men’s Pool League. In league matches, Jack’s 1 upended Paradise 19-5, Wonder Bar pulled off a 17-7 win over Royal 3, Jack’s 2 ...

Hematites trounce Broncos, 54-13: IHS ends regular season 9-0

By AUSTIN HEMMINGSON Escanaba Daily Press HARRIS — A balanced attack led Ishpeming past Bark River-Harris 54-13 in a high school football game played here Thursday. The Hematites jumped out to a 46-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Five players scored ...

Prep volleyball: Redettes prevail; Mustangs fall

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Marquette kept itself in the driver’s seat to win the Great Northern Conference volleyball title with a three-set sweep of visiting Kingsford on Thursday. The Redettes improved to 6-1 in the GNC with a 25-19, 25-22, 25-18 victory as the Flivvers fell ...

NMU swimmers Helm, Bundzis honored

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — For the second straight week, Northern Michigan University athletes swept GLIAC honors in swimming and diving. And both Wildcats men’s and women’s teams are ranked 13th in NCAA Division II by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches ...

River Rock Lanes hosts Match Play bowling tournament on Oct. 20

ISHPEMING — The annual River Rock Lanes Match Play Championship will be held at the Ishpeming bowling center on Saturday, Oct. 20. First place in this scratch — no handicap — U.S. Bowling Congress-sanctioned tournament is set for $500 based on 30 entries. Second place would pay $400 ...

Junior Gold bowling comes to River Rock

ISHPEMING — A Junior Gold qualifying tournament for youth bowlers will be held at River Rock Lanes in Ishpeming on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Junior Gold national tournament has been held at various sites around the country and will be closer to home in Detroit in July. The qualifier at River ...

Wes Vear wins in rowing at Pan American trials

MARQUETTE — A former youth rower with the Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club won a competition at the U.S. trials for the Pan-American Games in August. Marquette native Wes Vear won in the men’s doubles at the trials held Aug. 20 on Mercer Lake in New Jersey. He was rowing for the ...

Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course senior men golfers to meet Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Senior Men’s League is seeking interested golfers to participate at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township next season. For those with an interest, a meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday in the pro shop at Gentz’s, located on County Road 480 between ...

Marquette BMX busy racing in the mid to late summer

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — A pair of young riders picked up their first wins during racing at the Marquette BMX track on Sept. 13 as the event was held under excellent weather. Graham Gursky, 6, won for the first time in the 6 Novice division, as did Eli Verlinden, 7, in the 7 ...

McCutcheons win Couples Scramble

Dan, left, and Karla McCutcheon of Marquette won a tiebreaker to win the championship flight of the Couples Scramble held in August on the Greywalls course of the Marquette Golf Club. The McCutcheons shot 66, as did Susan Micklow and Scott Erickson, also of Marquette. Mother and son Karen ...

Luke, Marietta top Presidents Cup

A pair of Men’s Presidents Cup winners were named after two days of play on the Heritage course of the Marquette Golf Club this summer. The youngest golfer in the field and youngest winner in the event’s history, 15-year-old Joseph Luke, is at left standing with Scratch Division winner ...

MTU hockey intrasquad tonight

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech hockey team will hold its annual intrasquad game at 6:07 p.m. today at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton. The game will be 30 minutes on the clock divided into two periods, according to a news release from the school’s sports information ...

Slippery when wet: Even winners slide around at Al Quaal at Strom Invitational

ISHPEMING — Despite rain for much of the day, the precipitation stopped long enough to let a handful of Upper Peninsula high school cross country teams compete in the Tracy Strom Invitational at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming Thursday afternoon. The meet also served as a West PAC ...

Modeltowners fall; Mustangs cruise in 4 sets

GLADSTONE — Gladstone used home-court advantage and waited out Gwinn for a comeback five-set high school volleyball victory on Thursday evening. The Braves lost the first two sets before coming back for an 18-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-12, 15-8 victory. Gwinn (4-3) lost a bit of focus after the ...

MSHS soccer blows out Kingsford

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Marquette scored early and often in an 8-0 win over Kingsford on Thursday. Trevor Salmon’s penalty kick barely a minute into the game was an omen for what would happen the rest of the game. Marquette added three more goals in the ...

NMU volleyball on long trip

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team embarks on its longest road trip of the season at a critical time in the GLIAC schedule beginning tonight in Ohio. The Wildcats play the first of six straight matches away from home when they play Ashland at 7 p.m. today. They ...

Wildcat men’s soccer take unbeaten streak on road

MARQUETTE — The men’s soccer team at Northern Michigan University will try to use all the momentum it’s gathered this month for a road trip downstate and to Ohio against GLIAC foes this weekend. Working on a six-game unbeaten streak, the Wildcats travel to Ashland, Ohio, for a 7 p.m. ...

Parade, start of Oldtimers hockey tourney tonight

MARQUETTE — It’s been nine years of hockey and nine parades in the making. Today marks the start of the 10th anniversary of the Marquette Oldtimers Hockey Tournament, which includes its annual Hockey on Third Parade near the Lakeview Arena and Berry Events Center venues. The parade, ...