Local Sports

Roberts sinks ace

CHAMPION - Hole No. 13 at the Wawonowin Country Club in Champion proved to be anything but unlucky for Ray Roberts of Ishpeming on Tuesday.The golfer aced the 128-yard, par-3 layout with an 8-iron. Roberts posted a nine-hole score of 45 for the round.Witnessing the hole-in-one were Mike ...

Tri-County outscores Munising

GLADSTONE - Tri-County advanced in the Little League ages 9-10 baseball tournament by outscoring Munising, 16-13, in a game played Wednesday evening.Tri-County led 11-10 before scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and had a 16-11 lead before Munising came back in the bottom of ...

Escanaba, Marquette to meet

ESCANABA - Escanaba captured the Little League District 10 baseball title for ages 10-11 on Tuesday with a 12-5 victory over Norway in Escanaba.The Esky team hosts Marquette in a best-of-three sectional series beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Dickson Field.The top four batters in Esky's lineup - ...

SSA rec teams holding playoffs

MARQUETTE - A number of recreational divisions from the Superiorland Soccer Association will hold league playoffs this weekend at the Kaufman Sports Complex in north Marquette.With the two fields at Kaufman divided into four, the under-10, under-12, under-14 and under-18 divisions will keep the ...

Escanaba pulls away from Tri-City

ESCANABA - The Escanaba Polecats scored three times in the late innings Wednesday night, earning a 4-1 Wishigan League baseball victory over the Tri-City Northstars in Escanaba.Tri-City tied the score on C.J. Lepisto's single in the seventh inning of this game scheduled for nine innings.Esky ...

Big Negaunee rally

MARQUETTE - The Negaunee 9- and 10-year-old Little League baseball team was waiting for that one big offensive spurt the entire game and finally got it in the fifth inning on Tuesday night in Marquette.Down 5-2 in the top of the inning, Negaunee rallied for five runs to take the lead and added ...

North Central U.P. advances to own state tournament

By Journal Sports StaffNEGAUNEE - The North Central Upper Peninsula girls softball team clinched a spot in the Little League state tournament it is hosting next week with a big victory on Tuesday night.The 10- and 11-year-old team, made up of players from the Negaunee and Ishpeming ...

Not much of a contest

MARQUETTE - Pitching is usually the name of the game in baseball. Hitting goes a long way, too.Put the two together and more often than not, you'll be successful.That's what the North team did Tuesday night in the annual Mid-Peninsula League American Legion All-Star Game at Marquette's Gerard ...

Gwinn tennis camp offered

GWINN - A coed tennis camp is being held at the Gwinn High School tennis courts this week and next week and will be run by the Modeltowners' varsity coaches.Boys coach Dan Turecky and girls coach Darcia Mattson will be joined by several trained junior instructors for sessions still to be held ...

Off to a fast start

NEGAUNEE - It didn't take the North Central Upper Peninsula girls softball team long to strike first in the best-of-3 District 10- and 11-year-old district tournament.The local club made up of players from the Negaunee and Ishpeming LL associations scored five runs in the first two innings, ...

Munising Majors unable to make hits count

GLADSTONE - There were a lot of hard hit balls between both teams in Monday night's Little League Major Division baseball contest between Munising and Gladstone.The Gladstone all-stars, however, made the most of their opportunities, while Munising was snakebit on a enough of theirs for the host ...

Jurmu to golf in Florida

MARQUETTE - For the second straight year, Jordan Jurmu of Marquette will be taking part in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships.Jurmu will be competing in the boys' 12-13 age group Thursday through next Tuesday at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, ...

MGC names best ball winners

MARQUETTE - The Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club hosted the final day of its annual best ball tournament over the weekend.Winning the event in a one-hole playoff was Dennis Hruska and Scott Koski over Mark and Tom Larson, both teams shooting 132, with Hruska and Koski posting 18-hole ...

Soccer officials sought

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Committee for High School Soccer is looking for MHSAA-registered officials who can work at boys soccer in the fall and girls soccer in the spring. The committee will cover registration costs for the MHSAA registration. For more information, contact the Marquette Senior ...

Late rally clinches title

MARQUETTE - After being held scoreless for four innings, the Portage Lake 11- and 12-year-old Little League baseball team caught fire during the district championship game in Marquette on Sunday afternoon.The Houghton- and Hancock-area team rallied for two runs in the bottom of the fifth ...

Scorecard

Sports lookSubject to changeTodayLittle League baseball9-10-year-old district tournament: Sunday's winner's bracket loser in Marquette vs. Sunday's loser's bracket winner in Marquette, at Marquette, 6 p.m.; Sunday's winner's bracket loser in Ironwood vs. Sunday's loser's bracket winner in ...

Northstars unable to hold big early lead at Stanton

STANTON - With the score 9-0 in favor of the Tri-City North Stars after 2 1/2 innings, down and out didn't begin to describe the fortunes of the Wolverine-Orbit team in the first-base dugout.However, there's no clock in the Leo Durocher Memorial Tournament or in any baseball for that matter, ...

Negaunee Junior girls bow out in sectionals

ESCANABA - The Delta County Junior girls advanced at their home Lemerand Park Saturday as they swept to 2-0 and 6-0 victories over Negaunee in the Little League softball sectional tournament.Delta County moves onto the state tourney in Taylor later this week.Gabi Salo fired a pair of ...

Fans watch Hamari

Marquette native Adam Hamari, top, readies to make an out call at third base as the Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano, bottom left, is tagged out by Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann on a rundown as he tried to advance to third in a game played Saturday in Minneapolis. Hamari umpired the entire ...

Sports briefs

Ishpeming emerges in 9-10 tourneyMARQUETTE - Ishpeming came out of the Marquette half of bracket unscathed as it won its second straight game on Sunday afternoon in the Little League 9- and 10-year-old baseball tournament.Ishpeming held off Marquette No. 1, 10-9, to advance to a 6 p.m. Tuesday ...