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Pickleball, floor hockey available

MARQUETTE - Drop-in sessions of pickleball and floor hockey began this week and continue through Sept. 9 at Lakeview Arena in Marquette.All equipment is provided, though additional protective equipment is recommended for floor hockey.Cost for each session is $2 for city of Marquette residents ...

Start of a dynasty

CHASSELL - The feats of the Chassell High School basketball teams of more than a half-century ago are legendary.The accomplishments of those Panthers can be found all over Michigan high school sports record books.There were the three straight Class D state championships won between 1956 and ...

Legion baseball meeting set

MARQUETTE - A meeting of the board of directors for the Marquette American Legion baseball program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Post 44, located at 700 W. Bluff St. in Marquette.The meeting is open to the public.

Eastern teams vie for U19 title

BURLINGTON, Vermont - The home-state Vermont Shamrocks were scheduled to play the Connecticut Northern Lights for the USA Hockey Tier II Under-19 girls hockey championship this morning.Each team won quarterfinal and semifinal games Sunday to advance to today's final. Connecticut defeated the ...

End of the road for Sentinels

BURLINGTON, Vt. - In a must-win situation to stay alive at the USA?Hockey Girls U-19 Tier II National Championships, the Marquette Sentinels fell short.Team South Dakota scored quickly in the first period and used their depth to defeat Marquette 5-0.The loss eliminated the Sentinels and ended ...

Wildcat track athletes succeed on windy day

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The Northern Michigan University track team had three athletes earn titles Saturday at the Augustana Viking Olympics.The Wildcats finished second overall out of six teams with 213 points. Winona State (Minn.) won the title with 423 and the host Vikings took third with ...

IHS hosts women’s alumni basketball tournament

Negaunee-Ayotte's Adena Anderson dribbles the ball down the court during the first half against Manistique at the inaugural Ishpeming Alumni basketball tournament at IHS Saturday afternoon. N-A defeated Manistique 41-26. (Journal photo by Elizabeth Bailey)

NMU skier Martin 2nd at Grand Champion race

PARK CITY, Utah - Adam Martin of Northern Michigan University finished second in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's (USSA) Grand Champion race.The Wildcat junior compiled 130 points based on his performance at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in January and the U.S. Long Distance ...

NMU to host hockey clinics

MARQUETTE - A free hockey shooting and stickhandling clinic run by Northern Michigan University players and coaches is scheduled for April 11-14 at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.The April 11 and 13 clinics are for Mites and first-year Squirts. The April 12 and 14 sessions are for ...

Golf outing benefits NMU hockey

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey team will celebrate 40 years of the program along with the 25th anniversary of its NCAA national championship at a fund-raising golf outing and reunion on Saturday, July 30.Participants receive receive 18 holes of golf, two carts per team, ...

IHS hosts alumni basketball tourney

Ishpeming-Decaire's Derek Decaire, center, blocks a shot by Westwood-Argall's Andrew Manzoline, left, during the second half of the Men's Class B matchup in the inaugural Ishpeming Alumni basketball tournament at IHS Friday. Westwood won 65-61. The tournament continues today, with women's and ...

Marquette Sentinels win opener at girls hockey nationals

BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Marquette Sentinels City Insurance girls needed overtime, but they got the result they wanted in their opening game of the USA Hockey Under-19 Tier II National Championship tournament on Thursday evening.Libbie Doney scored her second goal of the game just 1:21 into ...

Ski with the big boys

MARQUETTE - Aaron Grzelak of Marquette is moving into a new world on the slopes this week, skiing with the "big boys" in an older age division at the U.S. Ski Association national tournament this week in Park City, Utah.A 13-year-old racer who normally races in the Under-14 division, Grzelak ...

Horseshoe players sought

ISHPEMING -The Ishpeming-Negaunee Women's Horseshoe League is seeking new teams and players for its 2016 season.The league, celebrating its 45th year in 2016, is seeking current players interested in participating, or women who have never thrown before and want to learn.In addition, players ...

National finalists

MARQUETTE - Marquette Senior High School senior Sam Williams is an old wizened expert when it comes to his upcoming trip to the YMCA swimming nationals.But for junior teammate Andrew Kilpela, it will be his first experience joining hundreds of other teenage swimmers gathering for four days in ...

U.P. Hall banquet tickets on sale

By DENNIS GRALLSpecial to The JournalESCANABA - Tickets are available for the 45th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet.The banquet will be held May 14 at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, 15 miles west of Escanaba on U.S. 2 and 41.Tickets are $25 per person and ...

U.P. power

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Powers North Central isn't used to having to hold on for victories.The Jets were going for their second straight undefeated season in Saturday's Class D state championship at East Lansing's Breslin Center, two nights after beating Fulton 64-23 in the semifinals.When ...

Spring swing

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - After starting Friday afternoon, the Spring Swing softball meet got fully under way Saturday at the Superior Dome in MarquetteIn addition to Marquette and Negaunee, Ishpeming and Westwood prep girls softball teams also took part in the meet.The ...

Wintson fuels UD Jesuit; Flint Beecher wins in ‘C’

EAST LANSING, (AP) - Cassius Winston scored 31 points and added nine assists as Detroit Jesuit finished an undefeated season with a 69-49 victory over North Farmington in the Class A championship game Saturday at the Breslin Center.Winston, who won Michigan's Mr. Basketball award earlier in ...

Sports briefs

NMU icer signs contractMARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's Ryan Trenz has signed an amateur tryout contract with the ECHL's Alaska Aces, the organization announced.Trenz made his professional debut Friday night in Alaska's 3-2 win over the Rapid City Rush. He registered one shot and ...