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Symetra pro women’s golf returning to Sweetgrass in Harris during June

ESCANABA — After a year’s pause, the Symetra Tour is returning to the Sweetgrass Golf Club between Bark River and Harris. The June 11-13 tournament will be the 10th edition of this popular event. The defending champion is Daniela Iacobelli, who won the 2019 event. The 2020 tourney was ...

Superiorland Baseball League seeks participants, another team

NEGAUNEE — The Superiorland Baseball League is readying to begin its fifth season in about a month, though a schedule is still to be worked out. League official and Marquette County Mavericks player-manager James Larsen said the adult baseball league has five solid teams — the Mavericks, ...

MSHS girls varsity soccer gets second win in as many days

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School girls varsity soccer team improved its record to 4-2-3 with a 4-0 win over Cheboygan Wednesday night at Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette. “We’re very happy with today’s results,” said MSHS head coach Anna Bauers. “Cheboygan was not ...

Modeltowners fall to Wykons

GWINN — The West Iron County Wykons boys tennis team defeated a short-handed Gwinn tennis squad on Wednesday at the GHS tennis courts. The overall score was 7-1 for a Wykon victory. The Wykons took first, second and fourth singles and swept all the four doubles matches. The lone ...

Miners sweep Dickinson County opponents; now 7-0

NEGAUNEE —A road trip proved successful for the Negaunee Miners boys tennis team Thursday. First the Miners stopped in Kingsford and topped the host Flivvers, 7-1. Then the Negaunee squad traveled the short distance to Iron Mountain, blanking the Mountaineers, 8-0, to improve to 7-0 on the ...

Symetra Tour returns to Sweetgrass in June

By Dennis Grall For the Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — After a year’s pause, the Symetra Tour is returning to the Sweetgrass Golf Club. The June 11-13 tournament will be the 10th edition of this popular event. Defending champion is Daniela Iacobelli, who won the 2019 event. The 2020 ...

Skytta records ace at Wawonowin

CHAMPION — Scott Skytta aced the par three, 178- yard eighth hole at Wawonowin Country Club on Wednesday. Witnessing the feat was Rob McCoullough.

MTU announces golf scramble

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team will host its annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 5 at Portage Lake Golf Course. Registration for the tournament begins at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. This year’s event is sponsored by Ted Simonsen and Ameriprise ...

Miners take 2 from Hematites

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Miners girls softball team swept visiting Ishpeming Tuesday night at LaCombe Field. In the first game, the Miners shut out the Hematites, 11-0, with Josie Thomson the winning pitcher. Hailey Hytinen took the loss for Ishpeming. Offensive leaders for the Miners ...

MSHS girls soccer beats Sault

MARQUETTE —The Marquette girls varsity soccer team came out on top of Sault Ste. Marie 5-0 Tuesday at home. Marquette kicked off the scoring with a goal by Paige Britton, assisted by Bella Lorens. Britton added a second goal on a penalty kick. Bella Lorens rounded out scoring in the first ...

Negaunee tennis wins again

ISHPEMING — The visiting Negaunee Miners boys tennis team swept the host Ishpeming Hematites, 8-0, Wednesday. “Mick (Kumpula) had a nice day and his feet are really improving,” NHS Coach Kyle Saari said. “He’s a tall, athletic kid who is still young, and each match he plays he ...

Adult tennis program offered

MARQUETTE — An adult tennis program will be offered by Tennis Professional Josh Kitto. Join in on the fun and meets others interested in tennis. The program is for new and veteran players. Tennis strokes, strategy and fundamentals will be taught. Drills along with match play will also be ...

MSHS tennis triumphs

MARQUETTE — The Marquette High School boys tennis team defeated visiting Gladstone 6-2 Wednesday. Marquette swept the singles and split the doubles with the Braves, with two of the MSHS wins by default. Singles winners were No. 1 Nick Oliver, No. 2 Connor Johnson and No. 3 Brian ...

Baseball Redmen lose heartbreaker

GLADSTONE — The Marquette Senior High School baseball team dropped a heartbreaker to host Gladstone, 11-10, Wednesday. The Redmen led by one going into the seventh but gave up 2 runs and the win went to Gladstone. Darmogray earned the win for the Braves, going four innings, giving up two ...

Negaunee tennis blanks Gwinn

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Miners boys tennis team moved to 4-0 on the season with an 8-0 victory over the visiting Gwinn Modeltowners. “Luke (Syrjala) put a nice all around match together today and it’s good to see confidence grow early on,” said Kyle Saari, Negaunee tennis coach. ...

Marquette Jr Wildcats Peewee AA capture state championship

MARQUETTE — Marquette Jr Wildcats Peewee AA competed in the State Championship playoffs April 23-25 in Port Huron and came out on top with the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association State Championship Title. According to a release from the team, the first game of the series was April 23 ...

Marquette sweeps track meet Tuesday

NEGAUNEE — Marquette Senior High School captured both the boys and girls wins during a track meet at Negaunee Tuesday. On the girls side, Marquette scored 119 points, with runner-up Negaunee scoring 82. Houghton was in third witih 65, Gladstone in fourth with 60 and Iron Mountain rounding ...

Cougars win opener of doubleheader with MSHS

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School varsity baseball team had an another win this weekend in addition to the two victories reported in Monday’s Mining Journal. In Saturday’s home nightcap against Superior Central, MSHS squeaked by 8-7. The first game of the doubleheader — ...

Amazon to take over ‘Thursday Night Football’ in ‘22

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer Amazon Prime Video will become the exclusive home of the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” package a year earlier than originally anticipated. Amazon and the league announced Monday that Prime Video will take over the entire package in 2022, which will ...