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Tennis clinic scheduled

NEGAUNEE - An adult tennis clinic will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays starting next week through Oct. 5 at the Negaunee High School courts.All skills levels are welcome, but the class is limited to 12 participants. Cost is $30.For more information or to register, call Josh Kitto at ...

Soccer association to meet

MARQUETTE - The Superiorland Soccer Association will hold its annual general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, at the Days Inn in Marquette.All SSA players, families, coaches and referees are invited.For more information, visit the group's website at www.superiorlandsoccer.com.

Bjorne defends title

MARQUETTE - KC Bjorne successfully defended his club championship on the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club, defeating 12-time champion Dennis Hruska in an 18-hole match on Monday afternoon. This was Bjorne's fourth club championship.In the semifinals held that morning, Bjorne defeated ...

Matson records ace

CHAMPION - The number 13 was anything but unlucky for Roger Matson of Ishpeming on Friday.He aced the 120-yard, par-3 13th hole at the Wawonowin Country Club in Champion. Matson used a 7-iron.Witnessing the shot were Ed Ouellette and his grandson, Dylan Junak.

Looking back 40 years

Editor's note:?This year, Northern Michigan University is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first and only NCAA football championship in 1975. Steve Mariucci was not only the quarterback of that noteworthy team, but has gone on to become one of the most famous NMU alumnus.Mining Journal ...

Wildcats soccer falls to Winona St.

By Journal Sports StaffWINONA, Minn. - The Northern Michigan University soccer team on Sunday dropped its second game in a row, 2-1 to Winona State.The Warriors scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the match on goals by Meg Riebau and Abby Bohanska and dominated the first half.NMU was ...

Sports briefs

Munising hosts Pond tourneysMUNISING - A pair of slowpitch softball tournaments will be held over consecutive weekends this month in Munising in memory of a late resident of the city.The 19th annual Ken "Otis" Pond Memorial coed tourney takes place Sept. 19-20, while the inaugural "Otis" Pond ...

Wildcats fall to host NU in football season opener

MIDLAND - The Northern Michigan University football team's season got off to a rough start Saturday, as the Wildcats committed five turnovers in a 20-7 GLIAC loss to host Northwood University.The Wildcats also gave up 206 rushing yards to the Timberwolves' option offense.NMU junior quarterback ...

Beating the heat

MARQUETTE - On a hot, humid Saturday morning, 311 runners converged on the Upper Peninsula for the Marquette Marathon and a chance to clinch a spot in the Boston Marathon.In the end, it was Nate Hoffman of downstate South Haven who battled through the heat and crossed the finish line first. ...

Split gives NMU spikers 3-1 mark in tournament

MARQUETTE - After playing a pair of five-set matches at Vandament Arena in Marquette Saturday, the Northern Michigan University women's volleyball team finished the Wildcat Open with a 3-1 record."I'm very proud of our players and their comeback win against Fort Hays," head coach Dominic Yoder ...

Spartans have work to do

KALMAZOO - Michigan State identified some flaws in its season-opening win at Western Michigan.Oregon took note of them, too.The fifth-ranked Spartans did do enough to beat the Broncos 37-24 Friday night, but they had some blaring problems in all three facets of the game."We made some mistakes ...

Red Fox Run hosts Senior golf tourney

GWINN - Champions were crowned Thursday in three age divisions of the Red Fox Run's 7th annual 2-Man Senior Scramble golf tournament.A total of 48 golfers took part in the event.Results were as follows:50-64 Division - (First flight): Steve Peffers and Mike Koster of Gwinn, 62; Gary Richards ...

Auburn tops Louisville

ATLANTA (AP) - Will Muschamp's defense made a couple of huge plays early for No. 6 Auburn to offset three interceptions by Jeremy Johnson, and the Tigers held off Louisville and surprise quarterback Lamar Jackson for a 31-24 victory Saturday.The Tigers' first touchdown in the opener was set up ...

Darlington throwbacks include TV announcers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The return of the Southern 500 to Labor Day weekend will be marked by a throwback celebration at Darlington Raceway that will include everything from the retro paint schemes on the track to the actual broadcast booth.The Southern 500 last ran on the holiday weekend in 2003.NBC ...

Northern spikers beat Ohio team, now 2-0 in tourney

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's women's volleyball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-16, 25-19) victory Friday over Cedarville (Ohio) in the Wildcat Open tournament being held at Vandament Arena in Marquette."I'm very proud of the team, and especially ...

Trojans rip MSHS ‘D’

MARQUETTE - After getting blown out last weekend at Traverse City St. Francis, the Marquette Redmen made another try against a Traverse City team on Friday night, Traverse City Central.While the Redmen fared better offensively than in their opening 42-0 loss, they couldn't stop the potent ...

NMU women runners dominate

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's women's team had little trouble Friday winning the Upper Peninsula Cross Country Championships.Led by Menominee sophomore Kameron Burmeister, the Wildcat women took top honors in the three team meet with 15 points.Michigan Tech University placed second ...

NMU women runners dominate

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's women's team had little trouble Friday winning the Upper Peninsula Cross Country Championships.Led by Menominee sophomore Kameron Burmeister, the Wildcat women took top honors in the three team meet with 15 points.Michigan Tech University placed second ...

Munising, Newberry L’Anse triumph

MENOMINEE - Thomas Hyde gave the Munising High School football team a lift when it needed it the most Friday night.Hyde rushed for 234 yards on 46 carries and scored three touchdowns - all in the second half - to lead the Mustangs to a 28-6 non-conference win over Algoma (Wis.) in a game played ...