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Sandy Michelin gets hole-in-one at Wawonowin Country Club

CHAMPION — Sandy Michelin accomplished a “once-in-a-lifetime” feat or making a hole-in-one at Wawonowin Country Club on Thursday. She used a 7-wood to ace the par-3, 122-yard fourth hole. Witnesses were Mary Gingras, Linda Bonetti and Karen Saari.

Mike Uren notches 2nd career hole-in-one at Wawonowin Country Club

CHAMPION — Mike Uren achieved his second career hole-in-one on Wednesday at the Wawonowin Country Club in Champion. Uren used a 9-iron to ace the par-3, 128-yard fourth hole. Witnessing the shot were Brian Frustaglio, Rudy Goupille and Dustin Goupille.

Marquette Golf Club, Wawonowin Country Club name club champions

MARQUETTE — Kenn Hruska and Jack Kershasky captured titles in the Senior Club Championship held at the Marquette Golf Club, while Karen Plaisier retained her Women’s Club Championship at Wawonowin Country Club in Champion recently. --------------- Marquette Senior Club With match play ...

Keith Jarvis notches first hole-in-one at Red Fox Run

K.I. SAWYER — Gwinn resident Keith Jarvis recorded his first hole-in-one last Thursday at Red Fox Run Golf Course. He used a 6-hybrid from the white tees to ace the 165-yard 15th hole. Witnesses were Dave Pederson and Sarah Wakkuri.

Marquette County Mavericks ousted from Superiorland Baseball League playoffs

GWINN — The Marquette County Mavericks ended their quest to defend their Superiorland Baseball League playoff championship after losing to the Escanaba Polecats 6-4 in the semifinals on Thursday. Esky is scheduled to play in the championship game on Monday against the winner of this past ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the month of July

Mike Devine ready to defend Marquette Golf Club senior golf title

MARQUETTE — Fifteen men made it through qualifying rounds last weekend and will join defending champion Mike Devine for two divisions of the Marquette Golf Club’s Men’s Senior Club Championship this weekend. Eight will engage in match play in the “regular” Senior Division with the ...

Finlandia hockey players named national Academic All-Stars

HANCOCK — Fifteen Finlandia hockey players from its men’s and women’s teams were named Krampade/American Hockey Coaches Association Academic All-Stars, the university announced this week. Student-athletes were required to attain a 3.75 grade-point average for the fall semester and ...

Jerry Sherman scores first hole-in-one at Gentz’s

MARQUETTE — Jerry Sherman of Big Bay accomplished making his first hole-in-one on Wednesday at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township. He aced the 120-yard No. 2 hole using a driver. His feat was witnessed by Mark Tallio and Nick Cartier.

7 local players to play in U.P. all-star softball games on Friday

ESCANABA — A select few recently graduated high school softball players will get a chance to play a pair of games on Friday. After the coronavirus pandemic wiped out spring sports in the past five months, Escanaba High School softball coach Gary Salo took the idea of an Upper Peninsula ...

Phil Pennell gets first hole-in-one at Marquette Golf Club

MARQUETTE — Phil Pennell of Marquette recorded his first hole-in-one on Saturday on the Greywalls course of the Marquette Golf Club. He used a 5-iron from the grey tees to ace the 202-yard 15th hole. Witnesses were Mark McGovern, Mike L’Huillier and Anthony Kreis.

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the month of June

Finlandia’s hockey league delays start of season till January

HANCOCK — The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, an NCAA Division III conference that includes the Finlandia University men’s and women’s hockey teams, has announced that it will delay the start of its fall and winter league season until at least January due to the coronavirus ...