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Salmela, Specker win Prez Cup MARQUETTE — Kevin Salmela and Brett Specker finished as winners on Sunday in the Marquette Golf Club’s annual Men’s President Cup tournament held on the Heritage course. Salmela was the net — including handicap — winner after posting a pair of rounds ...

Important discovery

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By Journal Sports Staff TAYLOR — Though things didn’t go well for Negaunee on Saturday, manager Jeff Martin made one important discovery in the Marquette County team’s opening game at the Little League baseball Minors division state tournament. “Weston Yesney displayed a ...

Best across Teal Lake

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Teal Lake Swim first-place finisher Sam Williams, left, of Marquette and runner-up Curran Moffitt of Rochester Hills decompress after the 2.25-mile swim from the beach in Negaunee to Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

Harper, Frederick lead Paradise to win

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Jessica Harper homered and went 4 for 4 and teammate Rachel Frederick hit a triple and also went 4 for 4 to lead Paradise to a narrow 16-15 victory over QCPFC in Class C of the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on July 12. Winning pitcher Jodi Hemmila ...

Wawonowin crowns 3-man scramble champs

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By Journal Sports Staff CHAMPION — Mark Clements, KC Bjorne and Aaron Swanson teamed up to win the championship flight of the Three Man Scramble tournament held at Wawonowin Country Club on July 15-16. The trio shot a 57 on Saturday and 58 Sunday for a two-day total of 115, good enough ...

Is boxing important anymore?

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Boxing has officially face-planted in the ring. It has managed to both “jump the shark” and “nuke the fridge” at the same time. It has reached pure absurdity and considering its long history as a sport, that’s saying something. In about a month, one of the best and most ...

Neon Yellow earns SSA U-19 Coed title

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Neon Yellow defeated Team Royal 8-2 at the Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette last Sunday to clinch the Under-19 Coed division in the Superiorland Soccer Association. In the front row from left are Kylie Lhuillier, Jasmine Burke and Claire Woodward. Top row from left, coach Paula Lhuillier, ...

Kelly Green wins shootout in U-15 Coed

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Kelly Green won a shootout after tying Steel Blue 1-1 in regulation at Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette last Sunday to capture the championship of the Under-15 Coed division of the Superiorland Soccer Association. Team members include, front row from left, Tessa Standerford, Tia Anderson, ...

Team Purple tops in U-12 Girls division

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Team Purple defeated Neon Orange 5-0 in the championship game played at Kaufman Sports Complex last Sunday of the Under-12 Girls division of the Superiorland Soccer Association. Anna Grzelak scored two goals, while teammates Raquel Orhanen, Meghan MacPhee and Madison Soeltner added one goal ...

Climbing the ladder

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By Journal Sports Staff HOUGHTON — Gwinn native Dan Mettlach has been promoted from assistant head coach to offensive coordinator of the Michigan Tech University football team, the school announced on Wednesday. Several other announcements were also made in regard to the Huskies coaching ...

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Bjork records first-ever ace CHAMPION — Scott Bjork of Ishpeming recorded his first hole-in-one this week during the Tuesday Night Match Play League at the Wawonowin Country Club. Bjork used a 6-iron to ace the 152-yard, par-3 fourth hole. Witnesses were Roger Bergman, Dan Swanson and ...

Walk-off win

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GWINN — Henry St. Aubin knocked in the tying run and walk-off winning run to lead Gwinn past Negaunee 8-7 in an Oldtimers softball game played Thursday night at the Forsyth Township Ball Field in Gwinn. He said playing baseball at his age is a good time to be had by all. “I’m 78; ...

Negaunee Minors headed downstate

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NEGAUNEE — Depth has been the secret to success for the all-star team that plays Minors division baseball in Negaunee. The Miners’ Minors will get a chance to prove how far that can carry them when a dozen of these 8-, 9- and 10-year-old boys start play in the state tournament in the ...

Marquette Senior signs with BSN Sports, Nike

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School athletic department has signed a five-year agreement with BSN Sports and Nike as the apparel and equipment provider of Redmen and Redette athletics beginning this fall. The schoolwide agreement is touted as the first of its kind for an Upper ...

Kingsford knocked out of state Little League tourney

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GLADSTONE — There were few scoring opportunities for Kingsford on Tuesday as the fell to Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores 17-0 in four innings during the semifinals of the Little League baseball Majors state tournament held at Don Howes Family Field. Kingsford managed just two baserunners, both ...