Local Sports

Trio claims Wawonowin golf title

CHAMPION - Karen Plaisier, Taylor Debski and Karen Wiles joined forces Saturday to win the Wawonowin Country Club's three-woman golf scramble.The trio turned in a 66 to claim the championship flight.These are other flight winners:First: Barb Blewett, Mary Gustitis, Linda Derocher, 70.Second: ...

Survive and advance

SPRING LAKE - Conditions apparently toughened on Tuesday as Avery Rochester of Marquette shot four strokes worse but lost little ground at the 99th Michigan Women's Amateur Championship held at Spring Lake Country Club.Rochester's 7-over-par 79 combined with her previous day's 75 gave her a ...

Rochester well placed to advance at Women’s Amateur

SPRING LAKE - Avery Rochester of Marquette shot a 3-over-par 75 on Monday to tie for 11th place after the first round of the five-day 99th Michigan Women's Amateur Championship being held at Spring Lake Country Club.That was according to the Golf Association of Michigan website, www.gam.org, ...

UPLGA Senior tourney Wednesday

MARQUETTE - The 35th annual Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association Senior Championship tournament will be held at the Marquette Golf Club on Wednesday.Players ages 50 and older will use a shotgun start at 10 a.m. on the club's Heritage course.Flights will be determined by five-year age ...

Tee it up with state’s best

SPRING LAKE - Marquette native and future Northern Michigan University golfer Avery Rochester was scheduled to tee off this morning in her second Golf Association of Michigan championship tournament in two weeks.Rochester is at the 99th Michigan Women's Amateur Championship to be held at ...

Defensive gem preserves Marquette Oldtimers win

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Oldtimers softball team held home field in its series against Negaunee this season, pulling out an exciting 7-6 victory at Lions Field in Marquette Township on Saturday afternoon.Now in its 19th year, Negaunee still leads the all-time series 21-17 after the west enders ...

Bjornes defend MGC couples title

MARQUETTE - KC and Kristen Bjorne successfully defended their title by shooting 63 in the championship flight of the annual Marquette Golf Club couples scramble on Saturday.Playing on the Greywalls course, two teams shot 65 to tie for second in the championship flight - Scott Erickson and Sue ...

NHS sets fall sports practice times

NEGAUNEE - Fall sports practice times for all athletes interested in participating in Negaunee High School sports are as follows:Aug. 10Football - report to Miners Dry, varsity at 8 a.m.; junior varsity and freshmen, 8:30 a.m.Aug. 12Girls tennis - report to high school courts, junior varsity ...

Bowling group holds annual meet

ISHPEMING - The Marquette County U.S. Bowling Congress Association will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Red Rock Lanes in Ishpeming.Four trustee spots on the association board are scheduled to be filled at the meeting, which is open to all members of the association that sanctions ...

Williams, Semke top lifters

CRYSTAL FALLS - A pair of Marquette County competitors placed highly at the ninth annual Upper Peninsula Strongman event held at the Butler Potato Farm on Saturday. The event benefited the Friends of Forest Park Football organization.JoBeth (Bethy) Williams of Negaunee totaled 14 points to win ...

Blues streak to State title

ESCANABA - It's been a long time coming, but Marquette American Legion baseball finally won a state title.Needing two wins Saturday to win the Class A championship, the Marquette Blues defeated Gladstone 4-0 and then dominated the nightcap 13-3. McKinley Larson was named MVP of the tournament ...

Strong international influence

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - A new era begins this fall at Northern Michigan University as the Wildcats will add a men's swimming and diving team to its existing women's program.What makes that even more interesting is that the inaugural team will primarily be made up of ...

Wrigley changes bring new looks

CHICAGO - Top of the first, one out. It's a Friday in July, the start of a holiday weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are hosting the Miami Marlins.Christian Yelich drives a 2-2 pitch from Jason Hammel to the second or third row in center field, prompting a groan from the fans inside Wrigley ...

Gordon to wave goodbye to winless races in final season

LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon's request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of wine, even a track named in his honor.In the final season of his trailblazing career, there was ...

Troubles haven’t slowed down for NFL

Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests.The NFL's endless aggravation raged through an offseason marked by more crime and punishment, rules violations by owners, and the never-ending "Deflategate" saga.The latest black eye came from Pro Bowl defensive end Sheldon ...

Mutombo, Olajuwon play in NBA exhibition

JOHANNESBURG - The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday - starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg.It got even louder when African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon ...

NBA’s Kings hire Lieberman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball's highest level."When I said to him, 'You know, I really would like ...

Huskies to hold alumni game

HOUGHTON - A number of former Michigan Tech hockey players will lace up the skates for an alumni game at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Friday, Aug. 7. The event, which is part of Michigan Technological University's greater Alumni Reunion Weekend Aug. 6-9, will take place at 7 p.m. ...

Rochester competes in GAM

OWOSSO - Northern Michigan women's golfer Avery Rochester recently competed at the 24th Women's Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) Championship held at Owosso Country Club. Over the course of the two-day tournament Rochester was able to shoot a 144 (+2) finishing in a third place tie in the ...

Soccer standouts noted in local youth roundup

MARQUETTE - Goal scorers and the defensive star (if applicable) for the SSA program are as follows:U6 coedDivision goal scorers were:Navy: Taylor Mannis, Ty Martin, Maria Monnet, Wyatt Touchinski and Jacob Wahlman.Red Wings: Aaron Hudson, Henrik Larsen, Beau Deiter and Jaks Williams.Speedy ...