Local Sports

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 ...

Patti Larson, Greg McAuliffe win at charity pickleball tournament

NORWAY — Patti Larson and Greg McAuliffe of Marqeutte won the mixed doubles portion of the Yoopers Pickling Alzheimer’s pickleball tournament held at Marion Park in Norway on Thursday. The event was a fundraiser for the area Alzheimer’s association.

Late MTU radio broadcaster Bob Olson to be memorialized

HANCOCK — A memorial service for the late Bob Olson, the original voice of the Michigan Tech hockey team, is scheduled for Thursday morning. Olson, who announced games for the Huskies from 1970-2001, died in March in Middletown, Connecticut, at age 87. The service is set for The Church of ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of July 1-9

Marquette Blues capture own tourney title

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Blues won all three of their games over the weekend to capture the title at their Marquette Blues Tournament held at Haley Memorial Field. After chalking up a 3-1 victory over Bark River on Saturday morning, the Blues added a 14-6 victory over Copper Country late ...

Norville, Schmidt earn 1st victories

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — In its largest race of the season so far at the Marquette BMX track on June 21, 87 riders raced in 21 motos as Kaylin Link won her 10th race at Novice level to move up to Intermediate class, while Finley Selden got his first win at 5-under ...

Quality, not quantity

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — It was a low-scoring, error-filled American Legion baseball game at Haley Memorial Field on Saturday morning with Blake Henriksen starting and finishing things off for the Marquette Blues. Henriksen went the distance on the mound and ...

Blemberg, Langston, Graham lead U19’s Green

MARQUETTE — Hannah Blemberg, Mikaila Graham and Joanna Langston scored for the Green team in its 4-1 victory over the Cardinal in the Under-19 Coed division of the Superiorland Soccer League on Tuesday. Blue defeated Orange with goals from Nathan Ostlund, Mason Granger and Chad ...

Cognition goes to the long ball

ISHPEMING — Molly Wales, Nicolette Schultz and Mandie Meyer hit over-the-fence home runs to lead Cognition Brewing Co. past Martin Sports 20-4 in a Class A game in the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June 27. Wales hit three over the fence, while Schultz and Meyer each had one. ...

Wrapping things up

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School Class of 2005 knocked off the defending champions to win the JV Division and advance to the overall finale of the 22nd annual Pioneer Days alumni softball tournament at LaCombe Field on Friday evening. The ...

Diamonds use long ball, walks to comeback for victory

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Diamonds bumped their record over the .500 mark with a 9-5 victory over the Copper Country Flames in an American Legion baseball game played Friday at the Irontown Field. The Diamonds trailed 5-0 before a two-homer outburst in the fifth ...

Drake returning to Michigan Tech

By Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — It became time again for Rae Drake Jr. to return to coaching NCAA Division II men’s college basketball. Drake recently resigned as the Bay de Noc Community College women’s basketball coach and accepted an assistant coaching position with the Michigan ...

Ready to tee off

NORWAY — Iron Mountain’s Becky Cecconi won four UP Ladies Golf Association championships in the early 1990s. How about a fifth in the 92nd annual UP tournament starting Saturday at Oak Crest Golf Course? “It depends on who shows up,” Cecconi said with a laugh. “It's been a long ...

Oak Crest rolls out red carpet for UPLGA ladies

NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course begins rolling out the red carpet Saturday for the 92nd annual Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association Championships. The field of 57 will tee off at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday with the qualifying round, where the top 16 after medal play will comprise the ...