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Westwood softball sweeps twinbill with Hancock

Prep Sports

HANCOCK — By this point in the softball season, coaches want their teams to be reaching their peak at the plate and the Westwood Patriots are definitely getting close to that point. The Patriots scored 30 total runs over the course of Friday’s doubleheader with Hancock as they swept the ...

Cranking out the hits

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Junior pitcher Amanda McIntire fanned 15 Menominee hitters and the Marquette Senior High School varsity softball team’s offense cranked out 22 hits Friday afternoon, but the Redettes were forced to settle for a doubleheader split after the Maroons made a seventh inning comeback ...

Boddy leaves boys basketball job at Manistique

Prep Sports

MANISTIQUE — Manistique boys basketball coach Bill Boddy has decided to move on after one year in charge of the program. Boddy has accepted a teaching position at Kingsford, two miles from his hometown of Iron Mountain. He will also help coach the varsity football and basketball teams ...

Sports briefs

NMU Sports

Huebner to race in 800 meter final KINGSVILLE, Texas — Northern Michigan University senior, and former Marquette Redette, Shayla Huebner qualified for the finals in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships Friday. She finished with a time of 2:08.75, which placed ...

Westwood Patriots, Negaunee Miners score softball sweeps

Prep Sports

NATIONAL MINE — The conditions weren’t ideal for softball Wednesday afternoon, but the Westwood Patriots still managed to put several runs on the scoreboard in a doubleheader sweep of L’Anse. Westwood won the first game 12-2, then took the second game 10-5 in five innings. Patriots ...

Red, White and Blue run-walk set in Ishpeming in mid-June

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ISHPEMING — The family-themed Run/Walk for the Red, White and Blue will be held in mid-June in Ishpeming. This event, a fundraiser for the Ishpeming VFW and its veterans’ programs, will be held the morning of Saturday, June 15, commencing on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail at Third Street and ...

Marquette Redmen boys win Marquette Invitational golf title

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The Marquette boys golf team had to battle both the wind and a mist on Wednesday, but the Redmen still came out on top at the Marquette Invitational. MSHS dominated the field with a total of 318 strokes as Jordan Jurmu earned medalist honors after shooting 74. Marquette also ...

Nimrod golf tournament set for late June in Watersmeet

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WATERSMEET — The Nimrod National Golf Tournament will be held in Watersmeet in late June. This four-person scramble will be held at the 18-hole Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course on Saturday, June 22. The shotgun start is scheduled for 10 a.m. EDT. Proceeds go to the Boys/Girls Basketball Camp ...

Westwood carts off boys title at West PAC track meet

Prep Sports

HOUGHTON — The Houghton girls got scoring from many sources on a most cloudy and chilly Wednesday afternoon, earning the West PAC Conference track title with 133 points. They were followed by Negaunee with 107 and Westwood 97. “This was just a great team performance,” Houghton assistant ...

Rapid River boys, North Dickinson girls win Skyline Central track

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HARRIS — The weight events helped tilt the scales in Rapid River’s favor here Tuesday as it captured the Skyline Central Conference boys’ track and field championship with 122 points. Rapid River was followed by defending champ Norway 119 and Stephenson 81 on this partly cloudy and ...