Local Sports

Marquette, Negaunee Oldtimers to meet again

MARQUETTE — The “big city folk” from Marquette are creeping closer to evening their Oldtimers Softball series with Negaunee. After posting a 10-1 victory in Negaunee during that city’s Pioneer Days in early July, the teams will meet up again later this week. Admission is free to watch ...

Ultra in marathons held Friday, Saturday

The 10th annual Marquette Trails 50 Ultramarathon was held Friday and Saturday. In the 50-mile race, Scott Kentner of Wetmore won the men’s title in 9 hours, 13 minutes and 29.8 seconds, while Kelly Tyrrell of Madison, Wisconsin came across first for the women in 10:25:26.1. Locally, Abby ...

Cheryl Hosking notches third hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Marquette Golf Club member Cheryl Hosking recorded her third career hole-in-one on Friday at the club’s Greywalls course. Hosking used a pitching wedge to ace the 94-yard 17th hole. Witness was fellow club member and playing partner Laurie Bero.

Dominant from start to finish

CHANNING — Following semifinal games with scores of 8-5 and 10-7, the Superiorland Baseball League was set for a good battle in its playoff championship matchup of the league’s two best teams, the Marquette County Mavericks and the Channing Railroaders. The late afternoon game on ...

A deeper pool of talent

2018 schedule (* Great Northern Conference game) Friday, Aug. 24 — TRAVERSE CITY ST. FRANCIS, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 — at Traverse City Central, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 — SAULT STE. MARIE, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 — * ESCANABA, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 — PETOSKEY, 7 ...

Christensen, Nelson lead Buck’s to victory

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Libby Nelson was 5 for 5 with a double and Nicole Christensen 5 for 6 with two doubles as Buck’s Party Store outscored Sisters 29-12 in a Class A game of the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on Aug. 1. Sisters’ Madie Royea was 4 for 4 and Sandie ...

Pictured Rocks records 8 holes-in-one this season

By Journal Sports Staff MUNISING — Eight men, including five for the first time, have recorded holes-in-one at Pictured Rocks Golf and Country Club this season. The first was by Dave Brisson on May 16 at the club’s Men’s Senior Day on the 14th hole. It was special for the club as ...

Ultramarathon 50-mile, 50-kilometer races start early Saturday morning

MARQUETTE — The 10th annual Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon begins with kids events tonight, while the adults’ 50-kilometer and 50-mile runs commence before sunrise on Saturday morning. Foot races expected to draw more than 600 runners of all ages start at the Forestville Trailhead of ...

Superiorland Soccer Association sets annual meeting

MARQUETTE — The Superiorland Soccer Association will hold its annual general meeting a week after Labor Day. The general meeting will includes elections for several board positions along with gauging interest for those who would like the executive board as general directors. All are ...

John Youngs records first hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — John Youngs of Marquette recorded his first hole-in-one on Tuesday after playing golf for a decade. Youngs recorded his feat at the Greywalls course of the Marquette Golf Club. He used a 7-iron to ace the 164-yard third hole, finishing his nine-hole round with ...

Scott Erickson notches 5th career hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Scott Erickson of Marquette recorded his fifth career hole-in-one on Thursday at the Marquette Golf Club’s Greywalls course. Using an 8-iron, the Marquette Golf Club member aced the 137-yard, par-3 17th hole, shooting one of the best rounds ever recorded on the course, a ...

Cody Clepper wins Red Fox Open golf tournament

K.I. SAWYER — Cody Clepper won the Red Fox Open that was held at the Red Fox Run Golf Course at K.I. Sawyer Aug. 4-5. Clepper shot 139 over two days, posting 18-hole totals of 67 and 72, as golfers from several states participated in this popular event that is listed as the only two-day ...

Wawonowin Country Club crowns scramble golf champions

CHAMPION — Champions were crowned in a pair of scramble golf tournaments held recently at Wawonowin Country Club. Grant Kierzak and Clyde Nyman shot 66 to be overall winners at the club’s Two Man Senior Scramble held Aug. 6. The pair also won the 50-59-year-old division with that score. ...

Bethy Williams, Dan Young win U.P. Strongman

CRYSTAL FALLS — Several Marquette County men and women scored points to place at the 12th annual Upper Peninsula Strongman competition held at the Butler Potato Farm in Crystal Falls on Saturday. The 25 competitors spread over five open and one woman’s division could score in five events ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the period from July 27-Aug. 7