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Marquette BMX up and running through August

MARQUETTE — The Marquette BMX track held three nights of racing through last week during this summer, including its Olympic Day on Thursday. Four nights have been on the schedule, but last week’s event on Tuesday was rained out. The track is located at the Kaufman Sports Complex off ...

Chris Crockett gets 1st golfing ace at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course

HARVEY — Chris Crockett of Marquette recorded the first hole-in-one at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township on Sunday. He used an 8-iron for his first ace on the 130-yard, par-3 second hole. He was playing off the white tees. Witnesses were his wife Karen Crockett and ...

Marquette Blues power past Menominee Maroons, 11-6

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Blues entry into the Upper Peninsula Under-19 Baseball League put on their hitting shoes Monday night for an 11-6 victory over visiting Menominee at the Gerard Haley Memorial Field in Marquette. Though a doubleheader was listed on the ...

Upper Peninsula golfers converge on Munising for U.P. Junior Tour event

MUNISING — Six champions were crowned in various age groups at the second Upper Peninsula Junior Golf Tournament stop held at Pictured Rocks Golf Course on June 22. Twenty-two golfers traveled to Munising for this U.P. Golf Association event ranging in age from 7 to 17, playing under ...

Ishpeming alumni to hold softball game in place of annual tournament

ISHPEMING — The annual Ishpeming High School alumni softball tournament has been pared way down, but will still be held this Fourth of July holiday weekend for the 41st year. Just one game will be played, the classes of 2019 vs. 2020, at 6 p.m. Friday at the Al Quaal Recreation Area field ...

Dreaded walk-off walk: Gladstone hands Marquette Blues first loss, 6-5

"They say baseball is a game of inches, and that’s what this game boiled down to." — DEREK SWAJANEN, manager, Marquette Blues ------------------ GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians picked up their first win of the season and handed the Marquette Blues their first loss with a 6-5 ...

Upper Peninsula Junior Tour golf kicks off in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Five young golfers from the Marquette Golf Club and one from Wawonowin Country Club in Champion won titles at the opening Upper Peninsula Golf Association Junior Tour event held at the Marquette Golf Club’s Heritage Club last Tuesday. The second stop for the juniors was held ...

Peter Krook gets hole-in-one during tournament at Wawonowin Country Club

CHAMPION — Peter Krook will always remember Sunday’s Wawonowin Country Club Two-Man Best Ball tournament after he holed out a tee shot on the back nine during his morning round. Krook used a 6-hybrid club to get a hole-in-one on the 130-yard, par-3 13th hole. Witnesses were Ray ...

Pickleball lessons offered in Sands Township

SANDS — A pair of two-session adult pickleball clinics will be hosted by tennis professional Josh Kitto at the Sands Township tennis courts starting next week. The first session will be held on consecutive Mondays, June 22 and 29, with the second to follow on July 6 and 13. Sessions run ...