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Marquette Redettes softball team splits with Bark River-Harris

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The Marquette softball team had an afternoon of mixed results Tuesday in a doubleheader against visiting Bark River-Harris. The Redettes got a no-hitter from pitcher Amanda McIntire to help earn a 4-1 win over the Broncos in the first game played at Lions Field in Marquette ...

Hard-hitting Negaunee Miners softball team sweeps Houghton

Prep Sports

HANCOCK — The visiting Negaunee Miners topped Houghton 8-1 and 14-2 in a high school softball doubleheader played at the Hancock Driving Park on Monday. The Gremlins had a more cohesive opening game, but errors in the bottom of the fifth inning caught up to the hosts. “Overall, ...

Hancock Bulldogs sweep L’Anse Purple Hornets in softball

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L’ANSE— Hancock improved to 8-0 in the West PAC after sweeping the L’Anse Purple Hornets by scores of 7-6 and 10-4 in a high school softball doubleheader played Monday. In Game 1, Delaney Heinonen was the winning pitcher. She pitched a complete game, giving up seven hits, six walks, ...

Negaunee wins, Westwood ties in boys tennis meets

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NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee boys tennis team hasn’t been tested much this season, but the Miners got a good battle from Marquette on Monday afternoon. However, the Miners used some strong doubles play to earn a 6-2 win over the Redmen and remained undefeated in dual meets at 12-0. “Our ...

Memories of the greats

Local Sports

By AUSTIN HEMMINGSON Escanaba Daily Press HARRIS — The late Marmaduke “Duke” Christie of Escanaba was one of 10 new honorees inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame at the 48th annual banquet Saturday evening in Harris. Also inducted were Jerry Bugni of L’Anse, Fran DesArmo ...

VanderSchaaf leads Killer Whales at YMCA Wisconsin-U.P. meet

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Erin VanderSchaaf, 15, represented the Killer Whales swim team of the Marquette County YMCA well by winning a state title at the YMCA Wisconsin-Upper Peninsula state championships held in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, from March 15-17. VanderSchaaf, who won ...

NBA, NHL playoffs back on equal footing

Sports Columns

For the first time in three years, the NBA playoffs are interesting. They always are somewhat intriguing simply because it’s the postseason, but this year, they’re actually worth paying attention to and sitting down to watch. The past two years, there were really only two questions ...

Royal 1, Wonder Bar win Ishpeming semis

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Royal 1 and Wonder Bar won semifinal matches to move onto the championship round in the Upper Division of the Ishpeming Men’s Pool League on April 3. In the Lower Division, Jack’s 3 and Tilden Club advanced. Royal 1, which won the regular ...

Newberry boys dominant at St. Ignace regional

Prep Sports

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press ST. IGNACE — Led by senior Jaylen James and four other multiple winners, Newberry dominated at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 track and field regional meet held Friday. The Indians scored 74 points, more than double the co-runners-up total of ...

Grzelak wins national ski title

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Aaron Grzelak of Marquette won the male overall title at the Eastern High School Championships downhill ski meet held at Attitash Mountain in Bartlett, New Hampshire in March. This is listed as the nation’s most noted high school championship ski ...

Broberg-led Hematites

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By Iron Mountain Daily News IRON RIVER — Ishpeming held off Mitchell LeGrave and Norway for the boys title while Hancock edged West Iron County for girls honors Thursday in the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional track and field meet at Nelson Field. The top four finishers in each ...