Hruska wins MGC men’s senior title

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Jim Higgins, right, congratulates Kenn Hruska for winning their finals match of the championship flight in the Marquette Golf Club's Men's Senior Club Championship on Aug. 19. Playing on the Greywalls course, quarterfinal results on Aug. 18 included Hruska defeating Steve Elzinga, Higgins ...

Sports briefs

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Jenkins notches hole-in-one MARQUETTE — Course member Billy Jenkins of Marquette recorded a hole-in-one last Sunday at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course. Using a No. 8 hybrid, Jenkins aced the par-3, 130-yard 12th hole. Witnesses were playing partners Jerry Paquet, Wally ...

IHS track donation honors Zhulkies

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A $1,175 donation from a donor was made this spring to the Ishpeming High School track and field program to honor the memory of school alumni and brothers Tim and Pete Zhulkie. From left are Bradly Zhulkie, grandson of Pete Zhulkie and grand-nephew of Tim Zhulkie; Christie and P.J. Pruett, ...

Kick of a lifetime

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — It’s every kicker’s dream. Time winding down, game on the line, hit the clutch kick. Negaunee High School’s Erik Salminen did just that, booting a 27-yard field goal as the clock struck zero to send the Miners football team past ...

Redmen’s Martysz torches Soo for 4 TDs

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette football team limped home last weekend with an 0-2 record and was in desperate need of a spark to ignite a potentially potent offense. On Friday, Redmen senior receiver Ethan Martysz provided that spark early in the first half and once he got hot, Marquette’s ...

Mistakes cost Patriots in loss

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By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings moved to 3-0 on the season after winning a 14-12 defensive battle Friday night against the Westwood Patriots. It was the first-ever official meeting between the two schools on the gridiron. “I’m ...

Mustangs join Hematites in rolling up points

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By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Jeff Olson knows about the value of quality play in the trenches. So his compliments for the Ishpeming offensive and defensive lines were high praise indeed as the Hematites prevailed over Norway 46-19 in a high school football game played Friday ...

Robert Lickus gets 2nd career hole-in-one

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MARQUETTE — Robert Lickus recorded his second lifetime hole-in-one on Aug. 22 at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course in Chocolay Township. Lickus used a pitching wedge to ace the 119-yard, par-3 14th hole. Witnesses were Robert Kirkbride, Vern Jarvis and Lou Lambert.

Powerful Houghton Gremlins sweep Westwood Patriots in volleyball

Prep Sports

HOUGHTON — After a number of matches away from home in volleyball tournaments to start the season, Houghton got to finally play in front of its home crowd and put on a show in a three-set sweep of Westwood on Thursday. The Gremlins (2-0 West PAC) prevailed 25-14, 25-15, 25-12. HHS coach ...

Westwood girls tennis team blanks Gwinn while beating raindrops

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ISHPEMING — Westwood and Gwinn managed to get in their high school girls tennis meet once the skies cleared Wednesday afternoon with the Patriots winning 8-0. “It was nice to get the meet in with all the rain we got overnight,” Patriots coach Chris Jackson said after his team improved ...

Looking to keep rolling

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — After just missing the NCAA Tournament last season, the Northern Michigan University volleyball team brought back a strong core of players this fall and had the potential to land that elusive NCAA bid. The Wildcats are already off to a great start toward that goal as they are ...