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Corey Harman gets 1st hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — Corey Harman recorded a pair of firsts with his hole-in-one at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course on Tuesday — it was his first ace and also the first of the season at the Chocolay Township course. Using a pitching wedge, he aced the 112-yard 14th hole. Witness was ...

Marquette, Baraga bow out in Little League Minors baseball tourney

SOUTH RANGE — After a busy weekend that saw Minor Division teams open the Little League District 11 baseball tournament, play resumed Monday at Veterans Field in South Range with two consolation bracket games involving teams that needed wins to stay alive. Keweenaw faced Baraga and ...

Escanaba High School names Tony Perino as athletic director

ESCANABA — Tony Perino is returning to his alma mater to become the athletic director at Escanaba High School. The 1982 EHS graduate, a three-sport athlete at the school, was named AD at a school board meeting held July 15. Perino was AD last school year at Rapid River High School, where ...

Outdoors expert Ken Luedtke to present on trapping

ESCANABA — Felch resident and outdoor expert Ken Luedtke will conduct a demonstration on winter beaver trapping at the Trappers Convention and Outdoor Expo to be held at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba next weekend. His demo, to emphasize under-ice beaver harvest using ...

A good day for racing

SANDS TOWNSHIP — If you're a racing fan in the Upper Peninsula, things really didn't go your way for the first part of the weekend. On Friday night, racing at Norway Speedway was cut short due to severe thunderstorms, and the Upper Peninsula International Raceway in Escanaba was a washout on ...

Blues earn state tourney bid despite Zone Championship loss to Gladstone

GLADSTONE — Gladstone took an early lead and hung on against the Marquette Blues 9-3 on Sunday to clinch the Zone 5 American Legion baseball championship and continue its quest for a state championship three-peat. “It’s exciting, and it’s great for all the kids to experience it,” ...

Brand spanking new

By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor ISHPEMING — Imagine your very own set of wooden counter-type furniture — a dining set, maybe a nice coffee table. Or even just a deluxe picnic table that you bring in the garage every fall so it’s not ruined by winter. Now let your kids — ...

Blues get what they need with Zone 5 semifinal win

By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — The weather prevented the playing of the championship game, but it didn’t stop the Marquette Blues from reaching their No. 1 goal. Making the American Legion baseball state Class A tournament. Blake Henriksen twirled a complete-game three-hitter as ...

Blues open Zone Tournament with win

ESCANABA — The Marquette Blues Legion baseball team opened up the Upper Peninsula Zone Tournament Thursday with a win as it defeated Escanaba 4-0. Brendan Kaski picked up the win for the Blues on the mound and Marquette manager Derek Swajanen praised his pitcher’s performance. ...

Henriksen Golf Scramble set for Aug. 1

MARQUETTE — The seventh annual Grant Henriksen Memorial Golf Scramble to benefit the U.P. Children’s Fund is planned for Thursday, Aug. 1 at Marquette Golf Club. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $60 per player or $240 per team. Registration includes nine holes of golf, two ...

Greens capture Marquette Best Ball

MARQUETTE — The Greens of Texas captured the Marquette Two-Man Best Ball tournament title at the Marquette Golf Club last weekend. Brett Green and Karsten Green of Dallas-Fort Worth shot a round of 63 on Saturday on the Heritage Course and 67 on Sunday on the Greywalls course to total 130, ...

Blues a win away from state tourney

By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — The Marquette Blues are one win away from a trip to the American Legion Class A state tournament. And that’s even though the Blues will have to win two games today to capture the Zone 5 title. Marquette breezed into the zone semifinals with a pair of ...

Gladstone wins state Little League Majors softball title

TECUMSEH — State champions. That’s the most accurate way to describe what the Gladstone Major Girls’ All-Stars became on Wednesday, using a 10-run fifth inning to spill Vicksburg 13-4 in a Little League softball state championship game. “It’s just been an amazing ride with a special ...

John Baldwin nets first career hole-in-one

MARQUETTE — John Baldwin scored his first career hole-in-one on Wednesday morning on the Heritage course at the Marquette Golf Club. Using a 7-iron, Baldwin aced the 100-yard seventh hole. Witnesses were Cliff Fitzpatrick, Mike Crowley and Gordy Leduc.

Marquette Oldtimers outslug Gwinn, 18-8

GWINN — Marquette put on a hitting clinic to the tune of 25 hits to post an 18-8 victory at Gwinn in an oldtimers softball game played Monday afternoon. It follows a narrow 6-5 victory posted by Marquette in a game played in Negaunee last Wednesday. Gwinn is scheduled to travel to LaCombe ...