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LL tourney start times updated

MARQUETTE - Though the matchups and the dates remain the same from a story in Saturday's Mining Journal, there are a number of updates on times of games in two Little League baseball all-star tournaments being held in Marquette this week and next.For the 11-12-year-old baseball, all games being ...

Champions crowned at Westwood

ISHPEMING - Champions were crowned in four divisions of the Westwood High School Alumni Softball Tournament on Sunday.National Mine barely prevailed in its annual game against Champion, winning 10-9 as Fred Cox led the way going 3 for 4 with a triple. Teammates Fred VanLuven and Judy Morcom ...

Mid-Pen American Legion baseball playoffs open Tuesday

CHANNING - Due to thunderstorms in the forecast for today, all games have been pushed back a day in the six-team Mid-Peninsula League American Legion baseball playoffs to be contested this week in the northern Dickinson County community of Channing.The Marquette Blues, regular season champions ...

LeDuc sinks first hole-in-one

MARQUETTE - Gordy LeDuc of Marquette sank his first career hole-in-one in 30 years of playing golf on Friday at No. 7 hole at the Marquette Golf Club's Heritage Course.He used a 5-wood to ace the 115-yard hole and shot 46 for his nine-hole round.His wife, Kay LeDuc, witnessed the feat.

Plenty of room to grow

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Reds truly are a work in progress.At least their players are after challenging and succumbing to their "older brothers," the Marquette Blues, 15-3 on Saturday morning at the Gerard Haley Memorial Field in north Marquette."This wasn't bad considering we have a bunch of ...

Brother’s streak remains intact

All good things must come to an end - just not yet.Going into last Sunday's game at Comerica Park in Detroit, my twin brother Jay Marietti held an improbable streak that has spanned roughly 22 years - he had never attended a professional sporting event where the team he was rooting for had ...

US team’s Wambach all about the winning

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn't mincing words."All I care about is winning this World Cup," she said.The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women's World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory in the final match that starts at 7 ...

Ishpeming crowns 36th annual champs

ISHPEMING - Championships were decided in the three divisions of the 36th annual Ishpeming High School Alumni Softball Tournament at Al Quaal Recreation Area on Saturday.In the veteran Hematite Division, the Class of 1962 finished its run in this tourney on a high note, holding off the combined ...

1970s-era alumni win in Westwood tourney

ISHPEMING - Friday was the third day of the four-day Westwood Alumni Softball Tournament with winning teams getting close to their championship games.In games at Sunnyside Field in Ishpeming Township, the combined classes of 1975-76-77 upended 1988, 14-5. Brian Maki and Kim Joki both went 4 for ...

Bohn makes big move to join pack at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -Jason Bohn's main goal after barely making the cut at The Greenbrier Classic was to get some extra rest before the final round.Sweet dreams. And try not to think about being the co-leader heading into today.Bohn shot a 9-under 61 Saturday and was at 11-under 199, ...

Aussie breaks record to take early Tour de France lead

UTRECHT, Netherlands - Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial on Saturday, while defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali gained some precious time on his main rivals.Dennis powered along the 14-kilometer (8.6-mile) flat and windy ...

England takes extra time to win 3rd

EDMONTON, Alberta - Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women's World Cup.It was England's first win in 21 meetings against Germany, and secured the team's best finish in its four World Cup appearances. ...

U.P. native crew chief gives Dale Jr. boost to win pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for today's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather.Greg Ives of the Upper Peninsula town of Perronville instructed Earnhardt to go flat-out at the start of Friday's first practice ...

Self-driving cars cruise Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO - The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people get around shifts into its next phase.This marks the first time that the pod-like, two-seat ...

Hamilton wants his F1 focus on winning races

SILVERSTONE, England - Much of the recent intrigue in Formula One has been over who will run the championship in the future after Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari investors linked up with the Miami Dolphins owner to explore a takeover bid.On the track, the 2015 title race itself is offering few ...

IndyCar ready to tweak rules to aid safety

The CEO of IndyCar said Wednesday that the series went too far with the rules package for last weekend's race at California, where many drivers sharply criticized what they said was dangerous pack racing.Despite the admission, chief executive Mark Miles warned that criticism of IndyCar by its ...

Tracks unite to ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.The facilities vowed to have the most "welcoming environments in all ...

Mustangs coach bolts

MUNISING - Munising High School boys basketball coach Lance Johnson resigned from his position Thursday to take a job at a downstate school.After one year at the helm for the Mustangs, Johnson accepted a job to be boys basketball coach at Reeths-Puffer High School, a Class A school in suburban ...

LL baseball, softball start tourneys on Monday

MARQUETTE - Little League baseball and softball all-star tournaments start play on Monday for area teams, but don't really get busy until the following weekend.Several area teams in 11- and 12-year-old baseball and softball, along with Junior softball, begin on Monday at fields in Marquette, ...

Serena pulls victory out of jaws of defeat at Wimbledon

LONDON - Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.Twice, Williams was oh-so-close to the end of her bid for a fourth consecutive major title - and for the third leg of a calendar-year ...