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Marquette-Negaunee Oldtimers softball game may be rescheduled

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NEGAUNEE — Organizers called off Wednesday afternoon’s Oldtimers softball game between Marquette and Negaunee due to an inclement weather forecast. They hope to reschedule the game, but no date has been set yet. The teams have played for about 20 years with Negaunee holding a 24-17 edge ...

Black team assembled for Upper Peninsula Football All-Star game

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Football players and coaches from the Black squad pose for their team picture with their coaches in the top two rows and helmets representing their high schools in front of them in the Superior Dome on June 20 during the Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game media day. Both teams had 13 area ...

Speed the Light Rock-n-Run a fun 5K

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ISHPEMING — The Speed the Light Rock-n-Run five-kilometer run will be held in early August. The family-friendly event on Friday evening, Aug. 4, meant for all ages starts along U.S. 41 in Ishpeming at the NORTHIRON Church parking lot. The start line and several other spots along the course ...

Classes of 1987-88 top Ishpeming alumni softball tournament

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The classes of 1987-88 defeated the 1995-96-97 team 14-2 in the championship game on Tuesday to win the title in the Ishpeming High School alumni softball tournament. Championship team members include, front row from left, Trevor Burke, Ethan Burke, Jim Burke, Mark Burke and Rick Rolain. Top ...

The power of the Patriots

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By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School’s Class of 2012 doubled up the Class of 2014 by a 12-6 score Monday night at the 17th Annual Westwood Alumni Softball Tournament. The 2012 team now advances to the Blue Division Championship where it will play the Class ...

Sports briefs

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Pistons getting PG Galloway Free agent point guard Langston Galloway has agreed to a three-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, a person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be finalized until ...

Huskies ready to howl this season

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams recently announced their schedules for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The men’s schedule includes 15 home games as well as the season opener on Saturday, Nov. 11 against Wisconsin-Parkside. ...

Whose fans are the worst?

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We all have a team we love to despise. It can be your favorite squad’s archrival, a fellow conference foe or just one that for some reason rubs you the wrong way. For some of us, the source of that annoyance comes simply from that team’s fans, who can range from slightly irksome to ...

Miners classes clash on diamond

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By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Negaunee high school class of 2017 edged the class of 2016 by a 5-4 score Friday night in the opening match of the annual Negaunee co-ed alumni softball tournament at LaCombe Field. Class of 2017’s Brock Aho said his team put ...

NMU swim teams, individuals honored for academics

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MARQUETTE — The men’s and women’s swimming teams at Northern Michigan University, along with four individual swimmers and divers, earned Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The Wildcat men posted a team grade-point average of 3.31 while ...