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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 ...

Par 3 golf winners named

MARQUETTE - Three winning golf duos were named at the inaugural Par 3 Tournament held at the Marquette Golf Club's Heritage course over the past weekend.A total of 28 pairs entered, playing on holes ranging from 60 to 200 yards.Pat Koski and Ann LaHaie won the women's division with a round of ...

Tilden softball benefit planned

ISHPEMING - The third annual Tilden Classic benefit softball tournament will be held later this month at the Tilden Township Field in National Mine.This women's slowpitch fundraiser for the Westwood High School softball program takes place June 26-28. It will be double-elimination and features ...

MTU offers football packages

HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech University is offering football ticket packages for the upcoming season.Each VIP four-pack comes with four tickets to each Huskies home game and access to the VIP Tailgate Party prior to each game with food and beverages, preferred parking, a game program for the first ...

Tennis registration open

MARQUETTE - Open registration for the Start-Restart Adult Tennis program will be held through Tuesday.Call Josh Kitto at 250-0669 for more information.

Maxon, Anderson honored

SAULT STE. MARIE - After shining on the Lake Superior State University softball diamond this spring, Amanda Maxon of Munising and Brandi Anderson of Negaunee have also been recognized for their academic work.Both seniors, Maxon and Anderson have made the GLIAC All-Academic list for ...

End of the road for Redettes

UNIVERSITY CENTER - Like a football quarterback or a hockey goalie, a baseball or softball pitcher can almost determine the outcome of a game all by him or herself.That seemed to be the case for the Marquette Senior High School softball team in an MHSAA Division 1 softball regional semifinal ...

Sports briefs

Blues sweep home doubleheaderMARQUETTE - The Marquette Blues swept a doubleheader from Menominee Saturday afternoon.The Blues rallied to win the opener 3-2 and pounded Menominee 11-1 in the nightcap.After falling behind by two runs in the top of the first, Marquette tied the game in the bottom ...

Bucks unveil new uniforms

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Bucks are giving their uniforms a cleaner look while adding a blue stripe on the inside of the collar to emphasize what the franchise calls the workmanlike mindset of the team and region.The uniform incorporates Milwaukee team colors updated earlier this year. Red is out ...

Serena Williams wins women’s French Open

By HOWARD FENDRICHAP Tennis WriterPARIS - What started out as a stroll became quite a struggle for Serena Williams.After going up by a set and two breaks in the French Open final Saturday, she double-faulted away that lead. Then, suddenly, she trailed in the third set.As the tension thickened, ...

Heath named top player in U.P.

MARQUETTE - Senior Micah Heath of Gwinn was named the Upper Peninsula Division 2 Player of the Year in recent voting by coaches of U.P. high school boys tennis teams.Heath capped off his final prep year on the courts with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Munising's Joel Schramm in the No. 1 singles ...