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Marlins' Stanton shelvedMIAMI (AP) - For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton's chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury.The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected to sideline him four to six weeks. He was placed on the ...

Piching, Larson home run give Legion Blues win in tourney opener

MARINETTE (Wis.) - Strong pitching and a home run by McKinley Larson lifted the Marquette American Legion Blues to a 1-0 baseball victory over Green Bay Friday to open the Marinette (Wis.) Firecracker Tournament.Larson cracked a fourth inning homer and Trevor Bratonia hurled four-hit shutout ...

Trail riders

MARQUETTE - Deep in the woods Friday evening, several bikers competed in the second annual dual slalom event, which is a part of the Marquette Trails Festival.All kinds of participants took part - from kids to professional racers - and Marquette CCVB recreational director Candy Fletcher was ...

4 tied at Island Resort; Rochester 6-over-par

By BRYCE DEROUINEscanaba Daily PressHARRIS - The sun was shining, the wind was minimal at best and the greens, fairways and rough were a lush green color at the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club, Friday.Mother Nature played its part in providing the women golfers an opportunity ...

Golfing for a good cause

MARQUETTE - The weather wasn't the best Thursday morning with overcast skies, a cool wind and intermittent rain, but that didn't stop various celebrities from teeing off for charity.The Upper Peninsula Celebrity Golf Classic was held for the fifth straight year to raise money for the Beacon ...

Teen phenom highlights Symetra golf tournament at Island Resort

HARRIS - Brooke Henderson may not be able to legally play a hand of blackjack or pull the handle on a slot machine inside the Island Resort and Casino, but that's OK because she didn't come to Harris for the casino's amenities.The 17-year-old golf phenomenon has become one of the bigger ...

No-hitter highlights Blues’ sweep

MARQUETTE - After a strong offensive showing Tuesday in a single game against Gladstone, the Marquette Blues continued to pile up runs Wednesday against the Copper Country team in an American Legion baseball doubleheader played at Haley Memorial Field in Marquette.Marquette dominated the opener ...

Rochester, Marinette golfer meet halfway for Sweetgrass tourney

HARRIS - The driving time from Marquette to Marinette, Wisconsin, is about two hours and Harris serves as a near midpoint about an hour or so from each city.So in a way it makes sense that two of the finest female golfers in and near the Upper Peninsula finally met in Harris on May 28 at the ...

Coed youth tennis tourney set

MARQUETTE - A co-ed youth tennis tournament will take place on Saturday (singles) and Sunday (doubles) at the Marquette Senior High School courts. Participants should report to the courts at 9:15 a.m. both days.Saturday's singles will be divided into the following male and female age groups: ...

Quick start the key

MARQUETTE - Scoring runs early rarely hurts a baseball team, as the Marquette Legion Blues proved Tuesday night.The Blues notched six runs in the first three innings, including three in the second, and went on to record a 7-2 victory over the Gladstone Indians at Gerard Haley Memorial Field in ...

Spectator info released on Island pro golf tourney

HARRIS - Organizers have released information for spectators attending the Island Resort Championship women's professional golf tournament in Harris starting Friday.A three-day ground pass costs $10 for this Symetra Tour event and makes holders eligible for daily drawings. Youths 17 years and ...

BMX Olympic Day race Thursday

MARQUETTE - The Marquette BMX track will host its annual Olympic Day race set for 7 p.m. Thursday.Registration will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m.The event is a chance for anyone to try out BMX for free, spokesman David Niemi said, since there's no membership needed for this particular event.For ...

Pictured Rocks Road Race set

MUNISING - The 40th annual Pictured Rocks Road Race will be held Sunday in Munising.Organized by the YMCA of Marquette County, the event includes a half marathon, five-kilometer run and fun walk, all starting before 9 a.m.The race was started in 1976 by local women's sports and running pioneer ...

Summer in the woods

MARQUETTE - The second annual Marquette Trails Festival will celebrate the wooded trails around the city of Marquette for three days with mountain bike and running races along with a hike starting Friday afternoon.Registration online runs through Thursday afternoon, though registration on the ...

Northstars split twinbill at home

NEGAUNEE - The Tri-City Northstars split a Wishigan League adult baseball doubleheader on Sunday against the Menominee Storm at the Irontown Field in Negaunee.The home team won the opener, 4-3, coming back from a 3-0 deficit to score three runs in the sixth inning and the winning run in the ...

Blues unable to advance to final rounds

ESCANABA - Brandon Lotterman and Jay Oberg combined on a two-hitter to lead the Marquette Blues to an 8-0 victory over Hancock on Saturday during the Greg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial Tournament held in Escanaba.The Blues lost their two Friday games to Midland Berryhill and Escanaba, each in ...

North girls shut down South

MARQUETTE - Neither Shayla Huebner nor Hunter Viitala of Marquette Senior High School won the Most Valuable Player award at the 30th annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Basketball Classic Saturday in Marquette.Instead, Bree Swan of Sault Ste. Marie did with a 19-point effort in leading the North to ...

South speed too much for North

MARQUETTE - Joseph Duncan of Cedarville may have had extra incentive to shine Saturday at the 30th Annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Basketball Classic held at Marquette Senior High School.The 6-1 guard poured in 25 points to lead the South to a 108-88 victory over the North, claiming the game's ...

NMU women’s golf to begin inaugural season

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University head golf coach Kyle Wittenbach recently announced the schedule of the inaugural season for the women's golf team.The Wildcats will have five meets each in the fall and spring of the coming school year which includes an opportunity for postseason play.In ...

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NMU-OTS to host Allendale?HighMARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University-Olympic Training Site wrestling program will be hosting the Allendale High School team this week with three NMU-OTS student-athletes serving as coaches.On Monday and Tuesday, there will be a morning session from 9 ...