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A good day for racing

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SANDS TOWNSHIP — If you're a racing fan in the Upper Peninsula, things really didn't go your way for the first part of the weekend. On Friday night, racing at Norway Speedway was cut short due to severe thunderstorms, and the Upper Peninsula International Raceway in Escanaba was a washout on ...

Brand spanking new

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By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor ISHPEMING — Imagine your very own set of wooden counter-type furniture — a dining set, maybe a nice coffee table. Or even just a deluxe picnic table that you bring in the garage every fall so it’s not ruined by winter. Now let your kids — ...

Arenas may be gone, but not memories

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Two iconic sporting venues in the Detroit area will soon be no more. Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit is already on the receiving end of the wrecking ball and the Palace of Auburn Hills, out in that suburb, is currently awaiting its impending doom. And probably far sooner than it expected. ...

Marquette United U-17 girls win again

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The Marquette United Soccer Club Under-17 girls team won its second consecutive tournament championship at the Summer Shootout held in Appleton, Wis., June 22-23. These girls opened the first day with a 2-1 win over Marshfield, Wis., Inferno before shutting out Ashwaubenon, Wis., 2-0. On day 2, ...

McCabe’s posts pair of victories

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — McCabe’s Carpeting won a pair of softball games last week in the Marquette Men’s Fastpitch League. Kevin Sprowl and Chelsea Wiggins picked up pitching victories as McCabe’s dropped Northern Michigan University 14-2 and edged Fox Marquett ...

Larsen, Kulbieda cited for play in U10 Coed Division

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Henrik Larsen was named the defensive player of the game after he was cited for facing some of the hardest shots for the Navy Jets in their Under-10 Coed Division game for the week of July 4 in the Superiorland Soccer Association. The Jets’ scored ...

Black Diamond captures Minors crown

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The Black Diamond Car Wash baseball team won the regular season and playoff titles in the area Little League Minors Division. Black Diamond edged the Negaunee Elks 5-4 in the championship game to wrap up the playoff title. The team includes, front row from left, Bryant Gleason, Ryan Perry, Evan ...

Kus beats out Hassell, Niskanen on tiebreaker

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By Journal Sports Staff CHAMPION — Romy Kus won a three-way tie atop the first flight of the girls’ 200-yard division at a Marquette County Junior Golf Association event held at Wawonowin Country Club on Monday. Kus, runner-up Jenna Hassell and third-place Rachel Niskanen each shot 46 ...

Blues get what they need with Zone 5 semifinal win

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By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — The weather prevented the playing of the championship game, but it didn’t stop the Marquette Blues from reaching their No. 1 goal. Making the American Legion baseball state Class A tournament. Blake Henriksen twirled a complete-game three-hitter as ...

Same colors, different country

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MARQUETTE — Last fall, Marcus Tucker received some disappointing news. After spending two seasons on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad, the former Northern Michigan University wide receiver/kickoff returner was waived by the team. During his time in Pittsburgh, he played in some ...

Blues open Zone Tournament with win

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ESCANABA — The Marquette Blues Legion baseball team opened up the Upper Peninsula Zone Tournament Thursday with a win as it defeated Escanaba 4-0. Brendan Kaski picked up the win for the Blues on the mound and Marquette manager Derek Swajanen praised his pitcher’s performance. ...

Henriksen Golf Scramble set for Aug. 1

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MARQUETTE — The seventh annual Grant Henriksen Memorial Golf Scramble to benefit the U.P. Children’s Fund is planned for Thursday, Aug. 1 at Marquette Golf Club. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $60 per player or $240 per team. Registration includes nine holes of golf, two ...

Greens capture Marquette Best Ball

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MARQUETTE — The Greens of Texas captured the Marquette Two-Man Best Ball tournament title at the Marquette Golf Club last weekend. Brett Green and Karsten Green of Dallas-Fort Worth shot a round of 63 on Saturday on the Heritage Course and 67 on Sunday on the Greywalls course to total 130, ...

Blues a win away from state tourney

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By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — The Marquette Blues are one win away from a trip to the American Legion Class A state tournament. And that’s even though the Blues will have to win two games today to capture the Zone 5 title. Marquette breezed into the zone semifinals with a pair of ...

Gone, not forgotten

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s only women’s lacrosse head coach, Emilia Ward, has been lured to an assistant coaching position at NCAA Division I Marquette University in Milwaukee. That what the Golden Eagles website reported on July 9, though NMU ...

Gladstone wins state Little League Majors softball title

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TECUMSEH — State champions. That’s the most accurate way to describe what the Gladstone Major Girls’ All-Stars became on Wednesday, using a 10-run fifth inning to spill Vicksburg 13-4 in a Little League softball state championship game. “It’s just been an amazing ride with a special ...

John Baldwin nets first career hole-in-one

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MARQUETTE — John Baldwin scored his first career hole-in-one on Wednesday morning on the Heritage course at the Marquette Golf Club. Using a 7-iron, Baldwin aced the 100-yard seventh hole. Witnesses were Cliff Fitzpatrick, Mike Crowley and Gordy Leduc.