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Bay College to hold softball camp

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Community College softball team will hold five sessions at its Prospect Camp on Sunday, Nov. 24, in Wells. Sessions start at 9 a.m. for players in grades 9-12 at the Wells Sports Complex. They include ones that stress skills and drills for catchers, hitters, ...

Etelamaki makes NCAA nationals

BIG RAPIDS — Westwood High School graduate Katie Etelamaki, a senior cross country runner at Ferris State University, has been selected to compete at the NCAA Division II national championship meet. This will be her second consecutive year at the nationals after she earned All-American ...

Heinonen, Shumate lead Lions

HANCOCK — The area’s two representatives on the Finlandia men’s basketball team both scored in double figures but it wasn’t enough to avert a 90-74 loss to visiting Lakeland on Tuesday night at the Paavo Nurmi Center. Sophomore Joe Heinonen of Superior Central registered a ...

River Shumate, Joe Heinonen lead Finlandia men’s basketball

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Republic-Michigamme graduate River Shumate and Superior Central grad Joe Heinonen shared scoring honors for Finlandia University with nine points each as the Lions fell to 0-2 this season with a 112-49 loss at Wisconsin-Platteville in a college men’s basketball game ...

Area players help Finlandia women’s basketball team

HANCOCK — Sophomore Carsyn Osterman of Baraga scored 10 points for the Finlandia University women’s basketball team as the Lions lost at Dubuque, Iowa, 84-71 in their season opener on Saturday. Osterman, who made a 3-pointer, also grabbed four rebounds and made a steal in just 14 minutes ...

Ackermans pace Bay College women’s basketball team

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Kelsea Ackerman led Bay College with 14 points as the Norse women’s basketball team lost at Western Technical College 74-45 on Saturday. Ackerman, a Bay sophomore from Munising, made 3 of 5 on 3-pointers to go with four steals, a rebound and an assist in 20 minutes of ...

Bay basketball updates schedules

ESCANABA — Bay College has announced changes to its men’s and women’s basketball schedules since the season started last weekend. The Norse added a home game with the Lake Superior State JV team on Sunday, the women’s game at 1 p.m. and men’s at 3 p.m. Bay will make the return ...

Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame looks for new executive committee member

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame executive council has an opening for a member from Marquette County. The council meets annually to select 10 inductees into its hall of fame. It also hosts the annual All-Star Classic basketball games in June and awards scholarships to ...

‘Cats come up short

MARQUETTE — It's been said before, but if there's one word to describe the Northern Michigan University hockey team this year, it's resilient. After rallying for three goals in the third period to force a tie with St. Cloud State Friday, the No. 16-ranked Wildcats did it again Saturday, and ...

Learn to Skate classes next week

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Figure Skating Club is offering a new term of Learn to Skate classes at Lakeview Arena in Marquette. This second term of the season begins next week and includes sessions on either Tuesdays or Thursdays for five weeks through the week of Dec. 12. The next term ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 24-31

Newberry’s Dave Carlson helps Finlandia Lions football team on defense

HANCOCK — Sophomore Dave Carlson of Newberry made eight tackles while forcing a fumble and recovering a fumble in Finlandia’s 48-24 home defeat to Adrian in an MIAA football game played Saturday in Hancock. Finlandia (0-8, 0-5 MIAA) set a school record with 431 yards total offense. ...

Dondre Yohe scores in Bay College men’s basketball win

ESCANABA — Sophomore Dondre Yohe of Ishpeming scored four points as Bay College defeated Kellogg Community College 95-87 in overtime in Battle Creek on Saturday in college men’s basketball for a split of their weekend downstate trip. The Norse lost 70-68 on Friday at Grand Rapids ...

Pickleball lessons offered weekly in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Lessons on how to play pickleball will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays every week through Dec. 11 in Marquette, except for Thanksgiving week. Pickleball is touted as the easiest sport in the world to play along with one of the fastest growing. Interested people can just drop ...

Newberry’s Dave Carlson stars for Finlandia Lions football team

ANGOLA, Indiana — Sophomore Dave Carlson of Newberry was a top defender for the Finlandia University football team as it lost to Trine 58-0. Carlson made 11 tackles with 2 1/2 of them for losses as the Lions gave up just seven points in the first quarter. Finlandia is No. 1 in NCAA Division ...

Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. to speak on diabetes

MARQUETTE — Three-time Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. will help kick off November as National Diabetes Awareness Month by speaking at Northern Michigan University on Friday. The event takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 1100 of Jamrich Hall on the NMU campus. There is no charge for ...

Joe Negrinelli wins Marquette Golf Club’s end-of-season Shoot Out

MARQUETTE — Joe Negrinelli won a 10-man competition on Saturday at the end-of-season Shoot Out held at the Marquette Golf Club. The event included the top 10 gift certificate winners from the summer in a group competition where one player is eliminated at each hole until the last man ...