Local Sports

Gladstone eliminates Tri-County in 9-10 baseball tourney

GLADSTONE - Tri-County succumbed to a 15-hit barrage by Gladstone and fell 12-3 to be eliminated in the Little League baseball 9- and 10-year-old district tournament being held in Gladstone.Tri-County, which includes some areas of Marquette and Alger counties, opened with three consecutive hits ...

Redmen football camp next week

MARQUETTE - A Marquette Redmen Youth Football Camp will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Marquette Senior High School practice fields.Registration for the camp, scheduled for incoming fifth-through eighth-graders, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the field.Cost is ...

Community track meets scheduled

MARQUETTE - A pair of community track and field meets hosted by Northern Michigan University's team have been scheduled during the next month.The Track Tuesday events will be held at 6 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4 at the Marquette Senior High School track, located around the football field.The ...

Tough road ahead

MARQUETTE - Now the Ishpeming 9- and 10-year-old Little League baseball team will have to do it the hard way.An 11-1, four-inning loss to Portage Lake on Wednesday in Marquette put the local club into the loser's bracket final at 6 p.m. today in Marquette against Penokee Range of Ironwood.To ...

Negaunee rally falls just short

MARQUETTE - Negaunee's magical ride in the 9- and 10-year-old Little League district baseball tournament came to an end on Wednesday night.After rallying in its first three tourney games - and winning two of them - Negaunee nearly did it again against the Ironwood area's Penokee Range in a ...

Red Earth Classic getting bigger

NEGAUNEE - The Red Earth Classic mountain biking races this weekend in Negaunee and Ishpeming are getting bigger and better in their third year.Organizers hope to raise money for a number of western Marquette County organizations while giving lots of people an opportunity to try out the various ...

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 ...