Local Sports

Koskey, Erickson, Scullioni win at PLGC seniors

This Marquette-based trio won a three-person senior scramble tournament at the Portage Lake Golf Course in Houghton on June 6. From left are Rich Koskey, Scott Erickson and Jim Scullion. They shot a 9-under-par 62 to finish two strokes ahead of two other teams — Grant Kierzek, Tim Ryan ...

Trio leads Venice 3 to first win

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Julie Boule homered, Dawn Jackovich tripled and Jamie Bryan helped turn two double plays as Venice 3 earned its first victory of the season in a Class B game in the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on July 11. Venice 3 pulled off a 15-3 victory over ...

Riverside, Household Appliance score big wins

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Riverside doubled up Pine Grove Bar 12-6 in recent action in the Major Division of the Ishpeming Horseshoe League. In another Major match, Fox Motors edged Maki’s Mini Mart 10-8. In the Classic Division, Paradise Bar defeated Negaunee VFW 12-6, ...

MGC names champs

Karen Plaisier, left, and Kristen Saint-Onge along with Sue Micklow, who is not pictured, won the Marquette Golf Club’s 3 Woman Scramble tournament held June 9 at the club’s Greywalls course. Runners-up in the championship flight were Becky Cecconi, Linda Uren and Jan Strand, with third ...

Toughing it out

NEGAUNEE — If there’s something that the Portage Lake Little League Minors team does well, it’s battle through adversity. Portage lost its first game of the District 11 baseball tournament, dropping it into the loser’s bracket and in order to keep its season alive, having to win ...

Buffalo Road Invite returns for 3rd season

NEGAUNEE — The Buffalo Road Invitational basketball tournament has become a popular tradition with local players and on Sunday, it will return for its third straight season. Unfortunately, it could be the final season, with its Buffalo Road court scheduled to be refurbished within the ...

Red Bulls reach semifinals at USA Cup

By Journal Sports Staff BLAINE, Minnesota — The Red Bulls Under-17 team of the Superiorland Soccer Association made it three wins in a row Friday morning, but their quest for a championship at the USA Cup in Minnesota was thwarted that afternoon in the playoff semifinals. Playing in the ...

Brian Naze earns 2nd career hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Brian Naze of Marquette recorded his second career hole-in-one at the Marquette Golf Club on Wednesday. Naze used a 5-hybrid to ace the par-3, 179-yard 15th hole on the Greywalls course. Witnesses were Dennis Hickey, Dave Koskey, Scott Erickson, Jeff Tascoff and Bob Devine.

Superiorland Soccer Association U-17 Red Bulls win 2nd straight at USA Cup

BLAINE, Minnesota — The Superiorland Soccer Association’s Red Bulls won its second straight game at the USA Cup with a 5-1 victory over White Bear Lake, Minnesota, on Thursday. Playing in the Under-17 Silver Division, wind and rain only temporarily slowed the Red Bulls, who took a 2-0 ...

End of the road for Ishpeming Little Leaguers

NEGAUNEE — It was a closely-contested battle through two innings between Ishpeming and Portage Lake with each team looking to stay alive in the District 11 Little League Minors tournament before an explosive third inning propelled the Houghton-Hancock area team to a 19-3 mercy-rule victory at ...

SSA Red Bulls earn first win at USA Cup

BLAINE, Minn. — The Superiorland Soccer Association Red Bulls U-17 boys soccer team picked up its first victory at the USA Cup Wednesday as it topped Euro FC (Rochester, Minn.) 2-0 in a round-robin game. The Red Bulls scored both goals in the first half with the first one coming on a ...

Marquette junior tennis academy to start next week

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Junior Tennis Academy will be held on Mondays starting next week through August at the Marquette Senior High School tennis courts. The sessions run from Monday through Aug. 27, except for Aug. 13, in two age groups. The 11-14-year-old group runs from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ...

Superiorland Soccer Association Red Bulls fall in USA Cup opener in Minnesota

BLAINE, Minnesota — The Superiorland Soccer Association Red Bulls lost a close one-goal decision in its opening game at the USA Cup tournament in Minnesota on Tuesday. Playing in the Silver Division for Under-17 boys, the San Francisco Bears of Ecuador posted a 4-3 victory over the Red ...

Negaunee Blasters outscore Jill Leonard-State Farm in Superiorland Baseball

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Blasters defeated Jill Leonard-State Farm 17-8 on Monday night in a Superiorland Baseball League game played Monday night in Negaunee. The league’s other game, Coldwell Banker-Craig Heinonen at Channing, was postponed until Thursday. The Blasters opened the ...

Ishpeming hosts tennis clinic for high school girls players next week

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Playgrounds courts will host a tennis clinic for girls high school tennis players for three days next week. Marquette County high school players are encouraged to attend the sessions that run Monday through Wednesday, July 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each ...