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1st HS football poll of 2020 out: 3 Superiorland teams gain votes

MARQUETTE — The first high school football poll of the abbreviated 2020 season is out, with Gladstone and Pickford at the top in 11-player and 8-player voting, respectively. The 2-0 Braves received all five first-place votes in 11-player from the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and ...

Back on top again: Negaunee girls win U.P. Division 1 tennis title

NEGAUNEE — Last year, the Negaunee girls tennis dynasty came to an end at the Division 1 Upper Peninsula Finals. On Monday, the Miners began what could be a new dynasty as they avenged last year’s loss with a convincing victory at this year’s D1 final. Negaunee finished with 21 points ...

Finlandia joins new league in football

HANCOCK — Finlandia University has been accepted as an associate football member of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference effective next fall. The league’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors approved the Lions’ application on Friday. Finlandia started playing football in 2015 as an ...

Russell attains 2nd hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Club member Shirley Russell earned her second career hole-in-one at the Marquette Golf Club last weekend. On Sunday, Russell used a punch driver to ace the par-3, 127-yard fifth hole at the Heritage course. Witnesses were playing partners Cheryl Hosking and Sally Carlson.

Red Fox Run Golf Course records pair of holes-in-one on same day, same hole

K.I. SAWYER — It may be getting rather late in an Upper Peninsula golf season, but it wasn’t too late for a rather unusual feat to be pulled off at the Red Fox Run Golf Course over the weekend. The course recorded not one, but two holes-in-one on the same day at the same hole. Both ...

U.P. Tennis finals highlight MHSAA.TV week ahead

EAST LANSING — For the first time, action from the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals will have live streaming video on the NFHS Network and MHSAA.TV, with the School Broadcast Program crew from Negaunee High School providing the coverage at the Division 1 event. According to an ...

Carter Mason, Lowell Anderson take Wawonowin Country Club titles

CHAMPION — Carter Mason and Lowell Anderson were crowned champions following play in club championship tournament at Wawonowin Country Club in Champion. Mason won the Men’s Club Championship tournament, defeating veteran golfer Scott Saari on the 16th hole of their finals ...

Mikael Leppaluoto shoots age at Red Fox — for the 2nd time

K.I. SAWYER — Mikael Leppaluoto shot his age — currently 75 — in an 18-hole round for the second time at the Red Fox Run Golf Course at K.I. Sawyer on Wednesday. The Red Fox Run member’s round of 75 followed by two years a round of 73 that he previously shot, according to Red Fox ...

Mike Mayhew earns first hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Mike Mayhew recorded his first hole-in-one Tuesday on the Greywalls course of the Marquette Golf Club. Using a 7-iron and playing from the red tees, Mayhew aced the 109-yard sixth hole. The feat was witnessed by Bob Maurovich.

Munising runs past Rudyard in 8-player inaugural

By Journal Sports Staff RUDYARD — Chad Trepczyk rushed for 265 yards and three touchdowns as Munising used a punishing run attack to upend Rudyard 30-26 in its premiere 8-player football game played Friday night. But the Mustangs, who finished with 321 yards on the ground, didn’t clinch ...

IM trio captures Marquette Senior 3-Man Scramble

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — A trio of golfers based out of Iron Mountain’s Pine Grove Country Club won the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Senior 3-Man Scramble held at the Marquette Golf Club on Thursday. The threesome of Paul Bujold, Paul Menghini and Tom Lavigne competed in ...

Negaunee tennis rolls to 8-0 victory over Escanaba

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School girls tennis team moved to 15-0 on the season by beating the visiting Escanaba Eskymos, 8-0, on a sunny but windy Monday afternoon. “Monday’s are always a good test of focus and it’s great to see how we responded again,” said NHS coach Kyle Saari ...

Marquette Jr. Golf holds pair of special events to end season

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Junior Golf Association held a pair of special events to complete its season on Aug. 5 at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township. The association’s finals were held that day along with its Drive, Chip and Putt ...

Dan Hintsala earns ace at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course

MARQUETTE — Dan Hintsala of Negaunee achieved his first hole-in-one at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township on Sept. 8. Hintsala used a wedge to ace the 130-yard, par-3 second hole, earning the course’s third hole-in-one this summer. The feat was witnessed by George ...

Dennis Hruska wins Marquette Golf Club men’s club title

MARQUETTE — Sixteen golfers participated in match play during the Labor Day weekend to whittle the field to one champion, Dennis Hruska, during the second part of the Men’s Club Championship at the Marquette Golf Club. Playing on the club’s Greywalls course, Hruska won his record 14th ...

George Trujillo records 4th career hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — George Trujillo achieved his fourth career hole-in-one at the Marquette Golf Club on Aug. 27. Playing the Greywalls course, he used an 8-iron to ace the 146-yard, par-3 third hole, shooting an 18-hole score of 74. Witnesses were Pete Lacombe, Jim Acocks, Ed Grimes Jr. and Mike ...

Steve Whelan notches first hole-in-one at Marquette Golf Club

MARQUETTE — Club member Steve Whelan recorded his first hole-in-one at the Marquette Golf Club on Aug. 25. Whelan used a pitching wedge to ace the 121-yard, par-3 17th hole at the Greywalls course on his way to a nine-hole round of 42. Witnesses were playing partners Scott Salminen, Nate ...