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Local Sports

One pivotal play

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Most sports are games of inches. And baseball is no exception. One wrong move can cost a team a game, and a wrong move is what cost the Channing Railroaders on Saturday evening. A fifth-inning error on an overthrow ...

Hruska advances in MGC Ladies Championship

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Medalist Jan Hruska and three other women advanced in the first round of match play Friday in the Marquette Golf Club’s Ladies Club Championship tournament. Playing on the club’s Greywalls course, the four matches held were all in the championship ...

Marquette pulls out Oldtimers win

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Marquette scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to not only avert a shutout, but pull out a 4-3 victory over Gwinn in an Oldtimers softball game played at Hurley Field in Marquette on Thursday afternoon. Following a double by Ralph Beauchamp and ...

Local Sports Briefs

Meet the Hematites Thursday ISHPEMING — The fall season’s Meet the Hematites for fall high school sports athletes and teams at Ishpeming High School will be held next week. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the high school’s new gym. Fall teams and coaches will be ...

Phelps, Wisconsin, hosts Twin Triathlon later this month

PHELPS, Wisconsin — The fifth annual Twin Triathlon will be held in Phelps, Wisconsin, on Aug. 24. This event combines kayaking with the traditional triathlon disciplines of running and bicycling. Individuals, teams and entire families can sign up with the eight-kilometer paddle on North ...

Just one stroke short

GLADSTONE — Nearly everything fell into place at the right time for Bryce Douglas here Saturday as he earned his first Upper Peninsula Golf Association men’s championship at the Terrace Bluff Golf & Country Club. The nearby Gladstone Golf Club member sank at least three birdie putts in ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the period from July 28 to Aug. 10

Hruska, Higgins top MGC club qualifiers

MARQUETTE — Qualifying was held in two club championship tournaments at the Marquette Golf Club on Sunday. Eight golfers now advance to match play this weekend in both the Ladies Club Championship and Senior Club Championship. Sunday’s highlight was the hole-in-one achieved by ladies ...

A tire at the wire

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Last year’s Ore to Shore Hard Rock race was a close one for Cole House as he won the 48-mile bike race by just three seconds. However, on Saturday, the event came down to the wire, or tire to be more accurate, as House repeated as ...

Receiving its due

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — There’s been an abundance of awards for the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club since its opening in 2005. The pristine 18-hole course that offers stunning vistas of Lake Superior and Marquette’s surrounding woodlands has ...

Clements in middle of contenders for UPGA title

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Bryce Douglas of the Gladstone Golf Club gained sole possession of first place on Friday, shooting a 2-under-par 70 on the third day of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association men’s championship tournament held at Terrace Bluff Golf & ...

Milestone edition

MARQUETTE — Twenty years is a long time for anything. If you can get something to last for 20 years, it’s a safe bet to call it a success. The Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic has been nothing short of successful, and race organizers have several things planned to commemorate the 20th ...

Clements falls 2 back of leaders at UPGA

GLADSTONE — There wasn’t much room for error for golfers Thursday at the top of the leaderboard after Day 2 of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association men’s championship tournament at Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club. Brian Robinette of Escanaba and Rudy Peterson of Gladstone share the ...

Marquette Oldtimers shut out Negaunee

MARQUETTE — The wind must’ve been blowing in the favor of the pitching and defense as Marquette put together a 3-0 victory over Negaunee in an Oldtimers softball game played at Hurley Field in south Marquette on Thursday afternoon. It marked the seventh straight victory for Marquette in ...

Michigan Tech honors ex-head football coach Tom Kearly

OUGHTON — Former Michigan Tech football coach Tom Kearly received the university’s 2019 Honorary Alumni Award, presented during the school’s annual alumni weekend. This award honors individuals who have provided service and support of the university characteristic of dedicated alumni. ...

Marquette-Negaunee Oldtimers to play Thursday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Negaunee Oldtimers softball team will make its return engagement to Marquette at 3 p.m. Thursday in a game to be played at Hurley Field. Marquette won their first game this summer, 6-5 in Negaunee on July 10, for its sixth straight win in the series to take a 24-22 overall ...

Association bowling meeting scheduled

ISHPEMING — The annual meeting is scheduled for next week for the Marquette County U.S. Bowling Congress Association. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Red Rock Lanes in Ishpeming. This is for the organization that sanctions bowlers in the two centers in Marquette County, Red ...