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Cognition goes to the long ball

Local Sports

ISHPEMING — Molly Wales, Nicolette Schultz and Mandie Meyer hit over-the-fence home runs to lead Cognition Brewing Co. past Martin Sports 20-4 in a Class A game in the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June 27. Wales hit three over the fence, while Schultz and Meyer each had one. ...

Wrapping things up

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By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School Class of 2005 knocked off the defending champions to win the JV Division and advance to the overall finale of the 22nd annual Pioneer Days alumni softball tournament at LaCombe Field on Friday evening. The ...

Diamonds use long ball, walks to comeback for victory

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Diamonds bumped their record over the .500 mark with a 9-5 victory over the Copper Country Flames in an American Legion baseball game played Friday at the Irontown Field. The Diamonds trailed 5-0 before a two-homer outburst in the fifth ...

Drake returning to Michigan Tech

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By Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — It became time again for Rae Drake Jr. to return to coaching NCAA Division II men’s college basketball. Drake recently resigned as the Bay de Noc Community College women’s basketball coach and accepted an assistant coaching position with the Michigan ...

Ready to tee off

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NORWAY — Iron Mountain’s Becky Cecconi won four UP Ladies Golf Association championships in the early 1990s. How about a fifth in the 92nd annual UP tournament starting Saturday at Oak Crest Golf Course? “It depends on who shows up,” Cecconi said with a laugh. “It's been a long ...

Oak Crest rolls out red carpet for UPLGA ladies

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NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course begins rolling out the red carpet Saturday for the 92nd annual Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association Championships. The field of 57 will tee off at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday with the qualifying round, where the top 16 after medal play will comprise the ...

Ishpeming 2 LL Majors team falls in District 11 final

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IRONWOOD — The Ishpeming 2 Little League Majors team put together quite a run at the District 11 tournament as it continued to stay alive over the last few days in the loser’s bracket. However, that streak came to an end Thursday as Ishpeming fell 11-4 to Portage Lake. Had Ishpeming won ...

U.P. girls AAU 17U team wins Chicago tourney

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The U.P. girls AAU 17-under basketball team won the Nike Tournament of Champions Thursday in Chicago and finished 5-0 overall. The other two AAU teams (15U and 16U) also won games at the tournament. (Photo submitted)

Bob Christian earns 4th career hole-in-one

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MARQUETTE — Club member Bob Christian recorded his fourth career hole-in-one on the Marquette Golf Club’s Greywalls course on July 2. Christian used a 9-iron to ace the 120-yard third hole. Witnesses were playing partners Bob Raica, Jim Anderson and Rich Balmes, also MGC members.

Superiorland bats come alive

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CHANNING — The Channing Railroaders remained undefeated Monday night as they Channing overpowered the Negaunee Blasters 13-3 in Superiorland Baseball League action. Negaunee (0-4) took an early lead as it tallied a couple runs in the top of the first inning before Channing erupted ...

2 local teams still alive in LL Majors District 11

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IRONWOOD — The Little League Majors District 11 Tournament kept rolling on Monday afternoon and now only two local teams remain. Ishpeming 2 stayed alive by outlasting Baraga 7-6, but Negaunee was eliminated by Penokee Range 16-3. Ishpeming and PR will play at 5 pm. EDT today in another ...

Looking to build on last season

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — After a successful 2017-18 season that included another trip to the NCAA super regionals, the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team got a jump on this season by recently releasing its upcoming schedule. The Wildcats will compete in 10 meets overall with five taking ...

NMU men’s golf releases schedule for 2018-19

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MARQUETTE — Last season may not have gone the way it wanted it to, but the Northern Michigan University men’s golf team is set for 2018-19 as it recently released this year’s schedule. The Wildcats plays five events in the fall starting with their only home meet of the year, the NMU ...