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Lions’ superfan ‘Yooperman’ dies

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions honored one of its most devout fans at the first home game since the death of Donnie “Yooperman” Stefanski. For more than 25 years, Stefanski would drive more than 300 miles from the small eastern Upper Peninsula community of Goetzville to tailgate and ...

Teal Lake hosts 14th annual Iron Oars Regatta rowing races on Sunday morning

The 14th annual Iron Oars Regatta was held Sunday morning on Teal Lake in Ishpeming and Negaunee. Two-mile races began on lake's western shore near the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming and ended in Negaunee. Teen, adult and college races were held, the latter invovling Northern ...

Area players make contributions to Finlandia football team

HANCOCK — Finlandia sophomore and Newberry native Dave Carlson made eight tackles, including two solo, in the Lions’ 45-12 home loss to Ripon (Wisconsin) College at home on Saturday. Senior teammate and Westwood product Addison Martin had two assisted tackles in the game. In ...

Overtime ties may proliferate like weeds in the NFL

Fellow Detroit Lions fans, I hope you weren’t surprised. I know I sure wasn’t. About what? Sunday’s tie at the Arizona Cardinals. No so much because the Lions blew an 18-point lead against a Cardinals’ offense that couldn’t move the ball for the first three quarters, ...

Duos win Red Fox senior scramble

K.I. SAWYER — Three duos were named champions in Red Fox Run’s annual 2-Man Senior Scramble on Thursday. Golfers were flighted based on the youngest of each pair. Kurt Hedstrom and Martin Ghiardi won the 70 years-and-over group, with John Erickson and Dennis Erickson finishing as ...

Iron Oars Regatta set for Sunday

NEGAUNEE — The 14th annual Iron Oars Regatta will be held on Teal Lake in Ishpeming and Negaunee on Sunday morning and afternoon. Sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club, the event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at the west end of Teal Lake and heading east for about ...

Marquette Golf Club tourneys net 2 holes-in-one

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Golf Club saw a pair of golfers record holes-in-one during their recent club championship tournaments. Ray DesJardins registered his third career ace on the Greywalls course, using a 7-iron to hole out his tee shot on the 121-yard sixth hole. It was witnessed by ...

Munising’s Lauren Peters paces Bay College cross country runners

ESCANABA — Munising High School graduate Lauren Peters set the pace for Bay College runners at the collegiate cross country meet held at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin, on Saturday. In the Norse’s first meet of the season, Peters, a sophomore at Bay, ran the six-kilometer ...

Robert Robinia nabs first hole-in-one at Greywalls

MARQUETTE — Robert Robinia scored his first career hole-in-one while playing the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club on Wednesday. Playing from the white tees, Robinia used a pitching wedge to ace the 130-yard, par-3 17th hole. Witnesses were Mike Hellman, Randy Osstyn and Bob Swanson.

Northern Michigan University hockey team hosts Friends and Family golf outing

MARQUETTE — The equipment change for the Northern Michigan University hockey team will only be temporary as the Wildcats trade sticks for clubs on the golf course later this month. The Wildcats will host the Friends and Family Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Greywalls course of the ...

Luke Jr. edges Rhoades for MGC title

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Golf Club Championship came to an end Monday with Robert Luke Jr. edging Chris Rhoades for the title. The final was a back-and-forth affair and came down to the 18th hole where Luke Jr. sank a 16-foot, par-saving putt to halve the hole and win by one. Luke Jr. ...

Convincing victories

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The men’s and women’s winners of the longest 26.2-mile event at the Marquette Marathon made sure no timing issues would keep them from the top spot on Saturday morning. Samuel Parlette of downstate White Lake and Tiffany Kari of Duluth, Minnesota, ...

Off to a strong start

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — New year, new coach, same old Ishpeming. That’s not a bad thing for the Hematites, who used their traditional power run game to roll through Manistique 22-6 at the Ishpeming Playgrounds on Friday night. Ishpeming compiled 320 yards on ...

Redmen fall downstate to Traverse City St. Francis

By JAMES COOK Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY — Marquette may have lost a football game, but the Redmen found themselves a quarterback. Sophomore Austin Ridl had a big game, giving Marquette its best showing against Traverse City St. Francis ion the series’ five years. The ...

Qualifier sets field at MGC’s Men’s Club Championship

MARQUETTE — Thirty-six holes of qualifying were held over the weekend to determine the championship flight in the Men’s Club Championship at the Marquette Golf Club. Four rounds of match play will whittle a field of 15 qualifiers and defending champion Chad Wester down to this year’s ...

Bill Olson notches first hole-in-one at Red Fox Run

K.I. SAWYER — Bill Olson recorded his first hole-in-one Saturday at Red Fox Run Golf Course at K.I. Sawyer. Using a 5-wood, the Red Fox member and Gwinn resident aced the 149-yard second hole. Witnessing the feat was his wife Judy Olson.

Marquette Golf Club crowns ladies, senior club champions

MARQUETTE — Nicole Burony-Noble and Mike Devine finished at the top of the mountain in a pair of club championship golf tournaments that completed play on Sunday at the Marquette Golf Club’s Greywalls course. Devine won the Senior Club Championship after coming up victorious in the ...