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Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. to speak on diabetes

MARQUETTE — Three-time Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. will help kick off November as National Diabetes Awareness Month by speaking at Northern Michigan University on Friday. The event takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 1100 of Jamrich Hall on the NMU campus. There is no charge for ...

Joe Negrinelli wins Marquette Golf Club’s end-of-season Shoot Out

MARQUETTE — Joe Negrinelli won a 10-man competition on Saturday at the end-of-season Shoot Out held at the Marquette Golf Club. The event included the top 10 gift certificate winners from the summer in a group competition where one player is eliminated at each hole until the last man ...

Northern Michigan University tennis courts to close for season

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University outdoor tennis courts will close for the season on Sunday, according to a release from the university. The courts are located near the intramural field off Wright Street in Marquette.

Get in the groove

GLADSTONE — The Marquette Redettes volleyball team continued its stranglehold on the Great Northern Conference here Saturday, capturing the GNC tournament with a 25-18, 25-23 win over Escanaba in the championship match. The Redettes (32-2-3), who have yet to drop a conference game this ...

Westwood, L’Anse drop a spot in latest rankings

MARQUETTE — A pair of area teams made a small move down in the polls as things remain largely unchanged from last week in the Upper Peninsula high school football polls released today by the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. With voting conducted by a select group of the ...

Newberry product Dave Carlson makes 8 tackles in Finlandia football loss

HANCOCK — Sophomore defensive lineman Dave Carlson of Newberry made eight tackles in Finlandia’s 79-12 loss to Hope College in a college football game played Saturday at McAfee Field in Hancock. The Lions dropped to 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic ...

Area school officials elected to MHSAA boards

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School athletic director Alex Tiseo was elected to represent Class A and B schools from the Upper Peninsula on the Representative Council, the legislative body of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. He is among five new members elected. ...

Lake Superior Performance Rally wraps up today in Baraga, Houghton counties

L’ANSE — The 25th anniversary Lake Superior Performance Rally concludes today in Baraga and Houghton counties. Automobile rallies date back 70 years to the Press On Regardless Series that evolved into the current event. Action begins at 9 a.m. with first car out for the Parc Expose on ...

Yellow Dog Dash set for Saturday in Big Bay

BIG BAY — The inaugural Yellow Dog Dash will be held Saturday morning in Big Bay. Put on by the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, the event can be run or walked over five kilometers or 10K starting at 11 a.m. A children’s half-mile dash starts at 10:30 a.m. Registration is available at the ...

Potulny Pasta Party on Oct. 27

MARQUETTE — The third annual Potulny Pasta Party will be held later this month on the Rick Comley Rink at the Berry Events Center at Northern Michigan University. Scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, this community event will be hosted by NMU head hockey coach Grant Potulny ...

Ray DesJardins gets 2nd ace of season at Marquette Golf Club

MARQUETTE — Ray DesJardins is having a career year at the Marquette Golf Club, at least on par-3 holes. The club member recorded his second hole-in-one in six weeks and fourth of his career on Thursday at the Greywalls course. DesJardins used a 9-iron to ace the 94-yard third hole and ...

Negaunee breezes after quick start

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Quarterback Jason Waterman accounted for three touchdowns and teammate Nash Hillier ran for 166 yards as Negaunee slid past Gogebic 42-16 in a high school football game played at the Miners’ field in Negaunee on Friday night. The Negaunee Miners (5-2) ...

Miners of all kinds honored tonight at Negaunee football game

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee High School will honor its long-time varsity football coach Dick Koski at its home game against a team that shares its nickname, the Gogebic Miners, at 7 p.m. today. “What makes this game even more unique is the history behind the nickname,” a post on the NHS website ...

U.P. Sports Hall of Famer Fred DeVuono of Sault Ste. Marie dies

MARQUETTE — Former hockey standout and coach Fred DeVuono of Sault Ste. Marie has died, marking the fourth inductee of the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame to pass away in the past month. DeVuono, 84, died Tuesday in a Petoskey hospital of an apparent heart attack. He played for ...

Mike Marietta notches 3rd career hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Mike Marietta recorded his third career hole-in-one on Sunday at the Greywalls course of the Marquette Golf Club. He used a 7-iron on the 145-yard 17th hole. Witnesses were Chad Wester, Rich Koskey, Mark Revord, Erik Revord and Matt Adamaczyk.

Waara, Carlson star for Finlandia

HANCOCK — L’Anse graduate Reese Waara scored a long touchdown pass and finished with four reception for Finlandia, which lost a college football game at home on Saturday 23-12 to Concordia-Chicago. In the latter stages of the second quarter and the Lions trailing 14-0, Waara was part of a ...

Marquette County Mavericks defend Upper Peninsula baseball title

LIMINGA — Steve Hintsala and Riley Lynch combined on the mound to lead the Marquette County Mavericks to an 8-2 victory over State Farm-Dean Kangas and the Upper Peninsula Baseball Championship on Saturday afternoon. In this matchup of the playoff champions from the Superiorland Baseball ...