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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 ...

Set to hit to hit the gridiron

MARQUETTE - Those selected to participate in the annual Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game on June 27 at the Superior Dome in Marquette will be playing under a slightly different format.The teams will be split into North and South rosters, rather than East-West lineups used in the previous ...

Marquette Blues fall to Esky, Midland

By John VrancicEscanaba Daily PressESCANABA - The Escanaba Cubs opened their American Legion baseball season in nail-biting fashion Friday night, earning a pair of one-run victories in the Greg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial tournament.Esky squeezed past the Marquette Blues 3-2 in its opener, ...

Cal’s softball tourney on tap

MARQUETTE - Cal's Party Store will host its ninth annual fast-pitch softball tournament this weekend.The tournament runs from this evening to Saturday evening at Hurley Field in south Marquette, and will have six teams competing for the "Cal's Cup."The round robin format begins today with Cal's ...

Scorecard

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Christensen sparks Buck’s over Venice I

ISHPEMING - Nikki Christensen smacked an over-the-fence grand slam to power Buck's Party Store to a 22-5 whipping of Venice I in Week 5 Iron Range Women's Softball League play. It was one of her four hits in the contest.Janet Koski added four hits and Jamie Cory three for Buck's.Beth ...

LaCosse moves up BMX class

MARQUETTE - Several close races from the 5 Novice class to the 19-27 Expert class marked competition June 11 at the Marquette BMX track.In the 6 Novice class, Austin LaCosse picked up his 10th win, moving him up to the Intermediate division.Results:5 & Under Novice: Cole Goedert, ...

Local kickers find the back of the net

MARQUETTE - Goal scorers for the SSA U-8 co-ed division for the week of June 8 were:White Warriors: Kaleb Chipelewski, Connor Stade, Zachary Leonard.Wild Ones: Kody Moyer, Kyle Moyer, James Uchytil.Red Team: Aundraes Benz, Boden Moore.Lightning Bolts: Kyler Sager, Cole KellyBlue Flames: ...

Cascade wins in horseshoes

ISHPEMING - Cascade Inn dumped Willey's Tire Shop, 12-6, in Ishpeming Twilight Horseshoe League play on June 10.In other Classic League action, American Legion trimmed Paradise Bar, 10-8; and Household Appliance beat Negaunee VFW, 12-6.In the Major League, Stonehouse defeated Pine Grove Bar, ...

Scorecard

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Blues settle for split

MARQUETTE - After beating visiting Niagara (Wis.) 5-2 in the first game, the Marquette American Legion Blues dropped a 7-1 baseball decision to Niagara in the second on Tuesday.The Blues were the recipients of six Niagara errors in the opener at Haley Memorial Field."The game was really about ...

M-PC picks all-stars in softball

ISHPEMING - Bobbi Hulce of Norway pocketed the top award in the Mid-Peninsula Conference 2015 all-star girls softball selections announced Tuesday.Hulce was named the loop's Most Valuable Player at a meeting of M-PC coaches at Ishpeming High School on Monday, IHS manager Jeremy Thompson ...

Classic to feature state champs

MARQUETTE - Five players who ended their high school careers with state basketball championships will play their final prep game Saturday.The 30th annual U.P. All-Star Classic will be held at Marquette Senior High School.It's the first time this game will be hosted by MSHS, although the opening ...

Tour golf

MARQUETTE - Her inaugural Marquette Senior High School golf season may be done, but that doesn't mean Ellie Hicks will be keeping her competitive side on the shelf this summer.The MSHS sophomore-to-be was one of 42 youths who played in the opening stop of the Upper Peninsula Junior Golf Tour ...

Hematites to hold volleyball camp

ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming Hematites will be hosting a girls volleyball camp the week of June 22 in the new gym at Ishpeming High School.The grades 4-8 camp will take place June 22-25 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., while grades 9-12 have a different schedule each day.On June 22, the grades 9-12 camp will ...

Scorecard

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Legion Blues take sweep in Hancock

HANCOCK - Sam Leow knocked in three runs and Jay Oberg two as the Marquette American Legion Blues baseball team dumped host Hancock, 14-3 in six innings, in the second game of a Mid Pen League twinbill Sunday.In the opener, the Blues took an 8-4 triumph in nine innings.Trevor Koski added three ...

Golfing with the stars

MARQUETTE - One of the Upper Peninsula's top sports celebrities will again host the fifth annual U.P. Celebrity Golf Classic for Beacon House at the Marquette Golf Club on June 24-25.Steve Mariucci, who grew up in Iron Mountain and made his first claim to fame by guiding Northern Michigan ...

Scouting for the Cup

MARQUETTE - Rick Comley is a hockey legend, known in the Upper Peninsula and the world of college hockey for being one of the best coaches around.Even though he's no longer behind the bench, he's still closely tied to the game.After playing at and coaching for Lake Superior State beginning in ...