Ishpeming advances to Little League Minors district finals

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NEGAUNEE — Ishpeming defeated Penokee Range 12-5 on Thursday evening to advance to the championship round of the Little League baseball District 11 Minors Division tournament at Rivers Memorial Field in Negaunee. Other information on the game was not available. Coming out of the ...

Red Earth Classic mountain bike, trail running races on Saturday

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NEGAUNEE — Deadline to sign up is tonight for the fifth annual Red Earth Classic mountain bike and foot races to be held in western Marquette County on Saturday morning and afternoon. For mountain bikes, there are the 32-mile Beast, 19-mile Loader, 12-mile Dozer and three-mile Junior ...

Sands Speedway to feature spectator racing on Saturday

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SANDS — The 360 Fast Lap Spectator Challenge race will be the theme during racing at the Sands Speedway in Sands Township on Saturday afternoon. With Midway Rentals as the sponsor, racing is set for 5-8 p.m. at the track located off highway M-553 with an entrance off the highway about a mile ...

Marquette Senior High School to host tennis camp next week

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MARQUETTE — A tennis camp will be held at the Marquette Senior High School courts Monday through Thursday, with next Friday as a rain date. The camp is open to youths ages 7 to 18 with registration taking place on Monday morning. For more information, email

Detroit Tigers’ fire sale ready to commence

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From the sounds of Detroit Tigers commentators in recent days, and then the team pulling off a trade of former All-Star J.D. Martinez on Tuesday night, the Tigers seem ready to hold a fire sale — trading its aging stars for young prospects. Thank goodness. Not that I’m thrilled that ...

Storm pushes Little League baseball Minors tournament games back

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NEGAUNEE — Thunderstorms on Tuesday set the schedule back a day for the Little League baseball District 11 Minors tournament being held at Rivers Memorial Field in Negaunee. Two games are scheduled for today — an elimination game between Marquette and Ishpeming at 5 p.m. and the finals of ...

Ex-Wildcat hockey goalie Michael Doan dies in auto accident

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Former Northern Michigan University and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Thunderbirds goalie Michael Doan died in a single-car accident on Saturday morning in Minnesota. Doan was driving a 2013 Nissan Altima on Highway 14 just outside Rochester when his car reportedly went into a ...

Sports briefs

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Pagenaud takes pole in Toronto TORONTO (AP) — Simon Pagenaud took the pole Saturday for the IndyCar race Sunday at Exhibition Place. Pagenaud had a track-record lap of 58.9124 seconds at an average speed of 109.138 mph on the 1.786-mile street course for his first pole of the season and ...