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Negaunee eliminated in Little League District 11 Majors baseball tourney

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee was eliminated in the Little League baseball District 11 tournament on Wednesday night as Portage Lake won a 7-2 decision in a loser’s bracket game played at Bernie Rivers Memorial Field in Negaunee. Portage Lake advances to face the champion of the winner’s bracket, ...

Marquette Blues hang on for 4-3 win at Bark River in American Legion baseball

BARK RIVER — Bark River refused to give up, but on the brink of tying it up, was struck down by the whims of fate. Instead, the Marquette Blues hung on to pull out a 7-6 win against the Bucs in an American Legion baseball game played here Tuesday. After the Blues scored three runs in the ...

Tom Petroff gets patriotic hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Club member Tom Petroff made his first hole-in-one memorable by getting his ace on the Fourth of July at the Marquette Golf Club. Petroff, who has golfed for more than 30 years, used a 9-iron to ace the 125-yard 17th hole on the Greywalls course on Thursday. Witnesses were ...

Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open set for August in Escanaba

ESCANABA — The 72nd annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open takes place Aug. 3-4 at Ludington Park in Escanaba. All singles matches will be played Saturday and doubles Sunday. Cost — which includes a T-shirt — is $18 for singles and $22 for doubles. Checks should be made payable to Esky ...

Westwood Class of 1998 wins pair of games to reach alumni softball finals

ISHPEMING — The Class of 1998 won a pair of games on Saturday to move into the championship game of the White Division of the Westwood High School Alumni Softball Tournament. Championship games were scheduled for Sunday morning and early afternoon. The ‘98ers first took out 1990-91 19-2 ...

Marquette Blues salvage weekend split by sweeping Sunday

ANTIGO, Wis. — The Marquette Legion Blues baseball team wrapped up its second straight weekend tournament by salvaging a split with two wins in Antigo, Wisconsin. After taking two losses on Saturday against Wisconsin teams Ashwaubenon and host Antigo, the Blues rebounded with a pair of wins ...

Marquette Blues open Antigo Tournament with two losses

By Journal Sports Staff ANTIGO, Wis. — The Marquette Legion baseball team traveled west across the state border for the Antigo Tournament Saturday and the Blues didn’t get off to great start Marquette was handed a 4-2 loss by Ashwaubenon (Wis.) in its opener, and then a 5-0 defeat by ...

Negaunee alumni take the field

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Alumni Softball Tournament got off to an exciting start Saturday as the Negaunee Public Schools staff defeated the 2019 Miners 6-5 in extra innings. Luke Anderson went 3 for 3 at the plate for the staff and drove in the winning run. Jake Skewis went 2 for 3 with a ...

Lakes’ Ben Wilson named Gil Heard Courageous Athlete

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette LAKE LINDEN — A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at the age of 8 was not going to stop Ben Wilson from doing what he loved to do: play sports. On the contrary, it was athletics that has kept him healthy and positive over the past ...

Marquette Reds earn Fourth of July win

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Reds Junior Legion baseball team celebrated its Independence Day in a big way as it earned a 19-4 win over the Marquette Little League All-Stars Thursday. Skylar Robertson was the Reds’ star at the plate as he went 3 for 4 with six RBI. ...

Flexing their muscles

MARQUETTE — There may not have been any fireworks over the outfield fence at Haley Memorial Field on Thursday morning, but the Marquette Blues Legion baseball team had just enough offense in the first inning to pretty much seal the deal for the rest of the game. A four-run first, combined ...

Bay to host softball pitching clinic

ESCANABA — The Bay College softball team will conduct a pitching clinic for girls between ages 7 and 17 in late July on campus in Escanaba. Norse softball team pitching coach Lesley Delvaux will head instruction, according to Bay head softball coacha Heidi Charon. Delvaux, an all-state ...

USBC Bowling Association meeting to take place Tuesday

ISHPEMING — A pre-organizational meeting for the Marquette County USBC Bowling Association is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at River Rock Lanes, 1101 N. Road, Ishpeming. All sanctioned bowlers are welcome.

40th edition of Ishpeming Alumni Tournament begins

ISHPEMING — The 40th edition of the Ishpeming High School alumni softball tournament kicked off Tuesday evening with a team comprised of classes from the 1960s and 70s going up against the Classes of 1998-01 at the Ishpeming Playgrounds. The “old-timers” team topped the team from the ...