Local Sports

Bowling association annual board meeting moved

ISHPEMING — The annual open board meeting of the Marquette County U.S. Bowling Congress Association has been moved back to Wednesday, Aug. 2. The site and time will remain the same from its original schedule of this week — 7 p.m. at River Rock Lanes in Ishpeming. Five spots on the board ...

Michigan-Wisconsin tennis tournament set for Escanaba, Gladstone

ESCANABA — The 70th annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open is scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 5-6 in Escanaba. There will be 10 singles divisions spanning youth through adults and 12 divisions for doubles based upon age and skill level. Singles play will be Saturday and doubles ...

BRI a success once again

NEGAUNEE — The forecast didn’t look promising Sunday for the second annual Buffalo Road Invitational basketball tournament. It started to rain mid-morning and the court was drenched. However, the tournament still went on as planned and even though the turnout wasn’t as large as last ...

Rhoades, 4 boys shoot 29s at NMU Golf Course

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Delanie Rhoades joined four boys in shooting 29 during the fourth weekly Marquette Junior Golf Five-Hole tournament held July 14 at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course in Chocolay Township. Rhoades particiapted in the second flight, while the ...

Cycling in the Red Earth

The fifth annual Red Earth Classic took place Saturday with start and finish lines at Jackson Park in Negaunee. The event consisted of eight races, four on mountain bikes and four on foot, consisting of circuits on wooded trails ranging from one mile running for children to the 32-mile ...

Blues last Marquette County team eliminated at Legion zone baseball tourney

By Journal Sports Staff HANCOCK — The Marquette Blues were the last of the Marquette County teams to be eliminated from the American Legion baseball Michigan Zone 5 Class A tournament on Saturday. The Blues lost an eight-inning, 5-4 decision to the Escanaba Cubs in the consolation bracket ...

Roberts leads powerful AAA Insurance attack

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Chelsea Roberts hit a grand slam home run and teammates Chelsey Robinson, Heidi Verville and Toni Tikkanen each homered to power AAA Insurance to a 24-18 win over Jack’s TeePee 2 in a Class C game of the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June ...

Graham, Voss top defenders in U19 Coed games

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Mikaila Graham was named top defensive player for Royal Blue in its game against Neon Orange during a Under-19 Coed division game of the Superiorland Soccer Association on July 10. These are the available goal scorers from that day: Neon Yellow — ...

Whalen, Annala shoot 40s at Marquette Golf Club

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Lea Whalen and Tanner Annala shot the low rounds of the day, each with 40, during Week 4 on July 11 of the Nine-Hole Division in Marquette County Junior Golf at the Marquette Golf Club. Here are top three finishers in each flight, in order from first ...

River Rock Lanes

Mon. Men & Women Seniors — Darrell Olson 248-641, Vicki Ostlund 224-521; Mark Stuart 212, Chuck Pool 562, Vicki Ostlund 164-471; Jim Goloversic 212, Chuck Pool 556, Linda Chapman 154-402; Joe Duckworth 228-638, Mary Grobar 160, Vicki Ostlund 403; Glenn Hintsala 238, Chuck Pool 588, Vicki ...

Champions crowned at home

By RYAN SPITZA For the Mining Journal NEGAUNEE — Tristan Miller delivered a double over the head of Ishpeming center fielder Carter Krook in the bottom of the fifth inning to give Negaunee the lead for good in the District 11 Little League Minors championship game Friday night. ...

Ishpeming advances to Little League Minors district finals

NEGAUNEE — Ishpeming defeated Penokee Range 12-5 on Thursday evening to advance to the championship round of the Little League baseball District 11 Minors Division tournament at Rivers Memorial Field in Negaunee. Other information on the game was not available. Coming out of the ...

Red Earth Classic mountain bike, trail running races on Saturday

NEGAUNEE — Deadline to sign up is tonight for the fifth annual Red Earth Classic mountain bike and foot races to be held in western Marquette County on Saturday morning and afternoon. For mountain bikes, there are the 32-mile Beast, 19-mile Loader, 12-mile Dozer and three-mile Junior ...

Sands Speedway to feature spectator racing on Saturday

SANDS — The 360 Fast Lap Spectator Challenge race will be the theme during racing at the Sands Speedway in Sands Township on Saturday afternoon. With Midway Rentals as the sponsor, racing is set for 5-8 p.m. at the track located off highway M-553 with an entrance off the highway about a mile ...