Local Sports

Bicycle leaders come to Marquette

MARQUETTE — Kids across the Upper Peninsula will get a chance to experience a summer of adventure thanks to 906 Adventure Team and a growing network of volunteer coaches committed to the organization’s mission. Adventure Bike Club, a program designed to introduce kids 5-17 to outdoor ...

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Negaunee LL marks opening days NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Little League will hold a pair of opening ceremonies for various baseball and softball program. Ceremonies will be held at the Negaunee Township Ball Field Complex on M-35. The Minor, Major and Junior divisions will have their event ...

Carney-Nadeau’s Hunter Eichhorn in NCAA Division I golf regionals

ESCANABA — Former Upper Peninsula high school golf standout Hunter Eichhorn and his Marquette University golf teammates will play in the NCAA regional tournament May 13-15 in Austin, Texas. Marquette qualified for its fourth regional appearance by winning the Big East Conference ...

Bay College golf outing aids scholarship funding

ESCANABA — An annual golf outing that raises funds for Bay de Noc Community College scholarships will be held in mid-July at the Escanaba Country Club. The 29th Bay College Swing for Scholarships will be held on Thursday, July 18, with registration at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the period of April 18-29

Gentz’s senior women to meet

MARQUETTE — The Thursday Morning Senior Women’s Golf League at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township has openings for teams for its spring and summer season. This league has been in existence for nearly a decade and has a minimum age of 55 years old, playing on Thursday ...

Negaunee Miners baseball takes two from Escanaba

By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — It appears as if the Negaunee baseball team can’t be stopped right now. After picking up doubleheader sweeps over Gladstone and Iron Mountain, the Miners took both games of a twinbill with Escanaba Thursday, 3-0 in the opener and 15-11 in the ...

Westwood boys, Houghton girls shine at Negaunee Quad

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The Westwood boys track and field look like it’ll be a force to be reckoned with after the first couple of meets of the season. After a strong showing at the Superior Dome Division 1 meet earlier this week, the Patriots won the Negaunee Quadrangular ...

NHS netters stay unbeaten

By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — The Negaunee boys tennis team has been one of the best programs in the Upper Peninsula the past few seasons and the Miners are already off to a hot start this season. After opening the year with an 8-0 win over Ishpeming earlier this week, the Miners ...

Miners pound out hits in sweep of Manistique

By Journal Sports Staff PALMER — After getting dealt a couple of tough defeats at the hands of Escanaba, the Negaunee softball team got back on the right track Thursday afternoon and the Miners did it with their bats. Negaunee plated 30 runs over the course of two games as it swept ...

Bay College rallies to split with Finlandia

WELLS — The weather was cooling down but the Bay College softball team was warming up as it split with the Finlandia Lions here Monday, dropping the opener 9-6 and rallying for a 7-6 win in the nightcap. The first game was tied at three coming into the top of the fourth. After a single and ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the month of March 17-April 17

Carney-Nadeau hosts 4-on-4 youth hoops in early May

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau Public School will host a one-day, four-on-four basketball tournament for youth players on Saturday, May 4. Students in grades 3 to 12 are invited to participate in 10 divisions, five each for boys and for girls in grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Proceeds go ...

U.P. Sports Hall of Fame ticket deadline nears for induction ceremony

ESCANABA — The deadline is nearing to purchase tickets for the 48th annual induction banquet of the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, April 29, for the Saturday, May 11, event at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, located about 15 miles west of ...

Tyler Quinnell, 12, of Marquette the youth pool runner-up in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Tyler Quinnell, 12, of Marquette finished runner-up in the 8-12-year-old division of the 31st annual Great Lakes Youth Pool tournament held Saturday at Crazy Joe’s Pool Hall. Kaden Hillman, 10, of New London, Wisconsin, captured the youngest of three divisions at the tourney, ...

Iron Range Women’s Softball League sets organizational meeting

ISHPEMING — The Iron Range Women’s Softball League will hold its annual organizational meeting at the Ishpeming Township Hall at 6 p.m. Monday. All teams must have a representative attend the meeting and new teams are welcome. Sponsor fee this season will be $135. For more information, ...

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Ishpeming, Marquette 1-2 in track EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Ishpeming and Marquette boys high school track and field teams finished 1-2 at the nine-school Northland Pines Indoor Invitational held Saturday in northern Wisconsin. The Hematites scored 140 points with the Redmen close behind ...

Marquette Fastpitch softball league sets organizational meeting

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Men’s Fastpitch Softball League will hold an organizational meeting next week. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson’s Pit in Negaunee. Those interested in playing, umpiring or sponsoring are encouraged to attend as the league is looking to ...