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Tennis camps scheduledMARQUETTE - A pair of tennis camps for area players will be held Monday through Thursday at the Marquette Senior High School courts.A learners' camp for players ages 7 and older will run from 8:30- 9:30 a.m. and will cost $40 per participant.A coed camp for competitive ...

Suspension reduced for Cowboys’ Hardy

IRVING, Texas- Greg Hardy's suspension for his role in a domestic violence case was reduced from 10 games to four Friday and his agent said the Dallas defensive end might not be finished fighting the punishment.Arbitrator Harold Henderson, who heard Hardy's appeal, upheld NFL Commissioner Roger ...

Giants haven’t rescinded JPP’s franchise tag

Jason Pierre-Paul's future with the New York Giants remains uncertain after a fireworks accident, even though a person with knowledge of the contract tells The Associated Press the team has not rescinded its $14.8 million franchise tag offer.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because ...

Blues defeat Kingsford to win Mid-Pen title

CHANNING - In the game of baseball, one game of heroics and clutch play is worthless the next day.A day after the Kingsford Blues American Legion baseball team rallied to an extra-inning win, they lost a game in which its offense sputtered and its defensive errors mounted in Marquette's ...

Big inning

MARQUETTE - Wednesday's 11-12 Little League district matchup between Negaunee and Marquette was a close one until the third inning.In that frame, Negaunee pushed across seven runs to take a commanding 9-2 lead en route to a 13-3 victory."This was a great game," Negaunee head coach Mike Grobar ...

Negaunee Oldtimers hold off Marquette

NEGAUNEE - They may be a step slow and sport gray hair, but the Marquette and Negaunee Oldtimers still have a competitive flair."I'm still competitive. I don't like to lose," Gerry Pirkola, 70, of Negaunee said after his team beat visiting Marquette 10-6 Wednesday at LaCombe Field."It still has ...

Scorecard

On the AirTodaySubject to changePro baseball- Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins, 8 p.m., FS Detroit (TV) and WDMJ 1320 AM, WIAN 1240 AM, WCCY 99.3 FM and 1400 AM, WDBC 680 AM, WNBY 1450 AM and WMIQ 1450 AM (radio)Sports lookSubject to changeTodayAmerican Legion baseballMid-Pen League playoffs, ...

Sands to host Kinross racers

SANDS - Sands Speedway will have a special day of racing on Saturday when drivers from Kinross Speedway in the eastern Upper Peninsula converge to join the competition with regulars on the track.Sands sent a contingent of its racers to Kinross three weeks ago to compete with their drivers. Now, ...

Blueberry Classic golf set

MARQUETTE - The fifth annual Blueberry Classic golf outing will be held Friday, July 24, at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course in Chocolay Township.Funds raised benefit the NMU Student Flexible Aid Fund, where students can apply for help in covering costs such as auto repairs, medical ...

Marana aces Gentz’s hole

MARQUETTE - Jan Marana of Marquette sank her first career hole-in-one on June 25 at Gentz's Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township.She aced the 100-yard No. 2 hole while using a 7-iron.Witnesses were Debbie Mattson, Kathie Lindberg and Pat Black.

Negaunee to host tennis

NEGAUNEE - Registration is open for the second session of the Start/Restart adult tennis program in Neguanee.The program runs from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday nights.For more information or to register, call Josh Kitto at 250-0669.

Offensive Explosion

NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee Explosion Junior League softball team lived up to its name Tuesday night as it swept the Baraga Nitro in a best-of-three series to win a two-team district title.Negaunee won the opener 13-0 and scored 14 runs in the second inning during the nightcap en route to a 21-8 ...

Marquette native wins gold at World University Games

MARQUETTE - Marquette native Wesley Vear and his eight-man crew won a gold medal in rowing at the Summer World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, on Tuesday. He worked from Seat 4 in the middle of the U.S. men's eight competition to help the team post a winning time of 5 minutes, 37.30 ...

Blue Storm advance in Mid-Pen League playoffs

CHANNING - Noah Olgren and Ozzy Corp hit home runs and Connor Hanlon twirled a one-hit complete game to power the Ishpeming Blue Storm to a 6-2 victory over the Copper Country Flames in the opening round of the Mid-Peninsula League American Legion baseball playoffs in Channing on Tuesday ...

Manistique bows in Senior baseball district

Manistique pitcher Lucas Sundling, right, fields a bunt in front of catcher Bryce Clarkson during a Little League Senior baseball district tournament game against Kingsford played in Quinnesec on Tuesday. Kingsford won 21-0 and 18-0, both in five innings, to win the district title. Manistique ...

Wright, Myers lead Marquette LL

MARQUETTE - Braden Wright and Cooper Myers combined on the pitching mound to lead Marquette to a 13-3 victory over Ishpeming in the opening game of the 11- and 12-year-old Little League baseball district tournament held in Marquette on Tuesday evening.Wright, Lincoln Sager and Ty Lotterman each ...

Lafountain aces NMU hole

MARQUETTE - Bill Lafountain celebrated the Fourth of July holiday by sinking a hole-in-one at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course on Saturday.The course member used a fairway wood to ace the 128-yard fifth hole.Witnessing the feat was playing partner M.C. Keeler.

Girls hoops camp next week

ISHPEMING - Ishpeming High School will host a girls basketball camp for grades 3 to 12 over four days next week.The camp will meet at the school's new gym each day from Monday through Thursday, with grades 3-5 running from 5 to 6:30 p.m., grades 6-8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and grades 9-12 from 8 to ...

Start/Restart tennis scheduled

MARQUETTE - The Start/Restart adult tennis program begins Monday in Marquette and runs each Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for six weeks.For more information or to register, call Josh Kitto at 250-0669.