Local Sports

Defensemen starring in Stanley Cup Finals

BRANDON, Fla. - After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning's practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it clear he is well aware that he hasn't scored a goal yet in his first Stanley Cup Final."Keep playing the game the right way, and eventually you're going ...

Return to the Island

HARRIS - Two regional players including one from Marquette have been granted amateur exemptions to play in the Symetra Tour's Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club that runs Friday through Sunday, June 26-28.Avery Rochester of Marquette gained an amateur exemption for the second ...

Red Fox adds user-friendly options with bigger cups, shorter holes

K.I. SAWYER - A new program to help make golf more fun for youths and seniors alike is under way at Red Fox Run at K.I. Sawyer.Club professional Dennis Kargela said 8-inch cups have been installed on all 18 holes as a complement to the normal 4 1/4-inch cups.In addition, a juniors-executive ...

Arizona State hockey hires Marquette native

MARQUETTE - A Marquette native has been hired as an associate head coach of the newly formed Arizona State University men's hockey team.Mike Field, 31, was officially named to the position on Monday.A 2001 graduate of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, Field comes to the Sun Devils from the ...

Marquette LL holds all-star tryouts

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Little League will hold all-star team tryouts in its Minor, Major and Junior leagues next week.Up to a third of all players can participate if all the eligible teams are fielded.This year, two 9- and 10-year-old Minors teams can play, along with a 10-11-year-old Majors ...

Youth tennis camp slated

MARQUETTE - A youth tennis camp is scheduled for Monday through Thursday at the Marquette Senior High School courts.The camp will be divided by next school year's grade, with grades 4-8 meeting from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and grades 9-12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.The fee is $40 per camper.Registration ...

U.P. Tennis Open scheduled for July

KINGSFORD - The Upper Peninsula Tennis Open that features competition in eight divisions will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, at Kingsford High School.This non-sanctioned adult tournament that follows U.S. Tennis Association rules begins at 9 a.m. CDT each day, singles on Saturday ...

U.P. Labor-Management golf set

MARQUETTE - Highland Golf Course in Escanaba will host the annual golf outing for the Upper Peninsula Labor-Management Council, Inc., on Friday, Aug. 7.This four-person scramble will have a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages ...

Jandron joins summer collegiate baseball league

NEGAUNEE - Former Negaunee High School all-sports star Tyler Jandron has pitched in two games for the DuPage County Hounds baseball team of the Midwest Collegiate League.The Lemont, Illinois, team near Chicago opened its season in late May and was 6-1 through Tuesday as Jandron had pitched in ...

Central location

KINGSFORD - About 70 high school football players from across the Upper Peninsula, eager for tips and advice from NCAA Division I coaches, attended and worked out at the four-hour Central Michigan University camp held at Kingsford High School on Tuesday.The CMU coaching staff, which included ...

Blues post 2 shutouts at Kingsford

KINGSFORD - The Marquette Blues maintained a perfect record while the Kingsford Blues remained winless after their American Legion baseball game played Wednesday in Kingsford.With Riley Lynch and McKinley Larson throwing shutouts, Marquette swept Kingsford in the doubleheader, 10-0 in five ...

Big Cup Scramble held

GWINN - Winners were crowned Saturday at the inaugural Big Cup Scramble at the Red Fox Golf Course in Gwinn.Club pro Dennis Kargela said a total of 48 golfers participated, all using the newly-installed eight-inch cups on each of the course's greens.The team of Martin Ghiardi, Kay Ghiardi, ...

Red, White and Blue run/walk set

ISHPEMING - The inaugural run and walk for Red, White and Blue is scheduled for Saturday in Ishpeming.Parking, registration, T-shirt and bib pickup will open at 8 a.m. at the VFW building, located at 310 Bank St.The event will be held on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail starting at Third Street. The ...

Huskies hockey reunion set

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech University Huskies hockey reunion is set for Aug. 6-9 with registration now open.This year's event will feature an alumni game and reception on Friday, Aug. 7, a golf outing on Saturday, Aug. 8, and several other socials.Room blocks are reserved at the AmericInn in ...

Electricians to hold weekly skates

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Electricians Midget AAA youth hockey team will hold weekly skating sessions with new coach Nathan Taurence on Thursday evenings starting this week at Northern Michigan University's Berry Events Center.The sessions, to be held from about 9 to 10:30 p.m. and run through ...

Cheer camps scheduled

MARQUETTE - The Father Marquette Catholic Schools are offering three week-long sessions of cheerleading camps for children entering pre-kindergarten through eighth grades beginning Monday.Under the direction of Coach Bridget Johnson, participants will be taught cheers, chants, stunting and ...

U.P. all-star football to be aired

MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game to be played on Saturday, June 27, will be shown live on the Internet and replayed the following day on over-the-air television.WLUC-TV will livestream the game live at 3 p.m. from the Superior Dome in Marquette, then show it on TV6 at 11 ...

Early-innings surge

MARQUETTE - It didn't take long for the Marquette Blues to get their offense going Monday night against Channing.The Blues picked up four runs in the first inning and five in the third en route to a 10-3 win over the Railroaders in an American Legion baseball game played at Haley Memorial Field ...

Mitchell gets ace at Wawonowin

CHAMPION - Jim Mitchell of Champion recorded a hole-in-one at Wawonowin Country Club on Wednesday.He used a 7-iron to ace the 128-yard, par-3 13th hole, carding an 89 for the round.Witnessing the feat were Roy Kemppainen, Earl Eliason and Charlie Beck.

Stein wins state golf qualfier

MARQUETTE - Houghton High School golfers Gunnar Stein and Wyatt Liston shared medalist honors with 81 on Saturday at a qualifying event held for the Michigan Amateur Championship to be held in the Detroit area later this month.Due to just one spot being available, the pair went to a ...