Local Sports

UPLGA championship down to four golfers

ESCANABA — Three local women and one from Iron Mountain have advanced to the semifinals of the UPLGA championship at Escanaba Country Club after turning in impressive performances in the quarterfinals here Monday. Escanaba’s Paxton Johnson, Gladstone’s Lori Shea, Rapid River’s Mary ...

Marquette County Mavericks roll to mercy-rule victory over CBCH

GWINN — The Marquette County Mavericks put on an offensive show Monday night during their Superiorland baseball game. The Mavs led from start to finish as they mercy-ruled Coldwell Banker Craig Heinonen 12-1 at Forsyth Township Ball Field. MC got on the board with two runs in the top of ...

Summertime skiing

ISHPEMING — The Upper Peninsula was hit with some beautiful sunny weather this weekend, making for a perfect weekend of summertime ski jumping. The Ishpeming Ski Club hosted an estimated 25 kids over the weekend, ages ranging from 5 to 17, in the club's third annual Ski Jumping and Nordic ...

UPLGA whittles field down to eight

ESCANABA — The field of 40 women playing for the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association (UPLGA) championship at Escanaba Country Club has been cut to eight. 16 women advanced from Saturday’s qualifying round to Sunday’s match play championship flight, where that number was cut in half, ...

Beck, Bernard, Erickson lead Mean Greens to win

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Brooke Beck, Anna Bernard and Cora Erickson scored as the Mean Greens defeated the Navy Nightmares 6-3 in a game played in the Under-10 Girls Division of the Superiorland Soccer Association on June 24. Tia Pelto and Mia Rowe were scorers for ...

Bowling leagues

River Rock Lanes Mon. Men & Women Seniors — Glenn Hintsala 223-611, Nellie Elenbaas 219-543; Glenn Hintsala 238, Stan Uitto 602, Nellie Elenbaas 183-520; Stan Uitto 218, Darrell Olson 566, Nellie Elenbaas 209-519; Glenn Hintsala 210-579, Nellie Elenbaas 179-489; Glenn Hintsala 257-666, ...

Thexton, Trego lead River Rock to 1st win

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Kris Thexton went 3 for 4 and Nichol Trego tripled to lead River Rock Lanes to its first win of the season, 12-5 over U.P. Fabricating in Class C of the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June 26. Val Prusi homered for U.P. Fabricating. Also in ...

Marquette Blues win Mid Pen League baseball title

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — After coming up short in the Mid Pen League Tournament last season, the Marquette Legion baseball team redeemed itself Saturday evening. The Blues got a strong pitching outing from Jon Jason and held on late to top Copper Country 3-1 and claim the ...

Thexton, Trego lead River Rock to 1st win

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Kris Thexton went 3 for 4 and Nichol Trego tripled to lead River Rock Lanes to its first win of the season, 12-5 over U.P. Fabricating in Class C of the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June 26. Val Prusi homered for U.P. Fabricating. Also in ...

Moore, LaBelle pace Marquette County golfers

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township hosted Week 3 of the Marquette County Junior Golf season on June 26, while the Marquette Golf Club hosted on July 9. Top shooter on June 26 was Jace Moore, who carded 41 over nine holes to win the ...

Waterman, Williams support Blue Sox pitcher Speaker

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Keira Waterman and Layla Williams each went 2 for 3 to support winning pitcher Maijah Speaker as the Blue Sox of Negaunee defeated Marquette Red 5-1 in a Little League Minors softball game played the week of June 23. Waterman included a double in her ...

Marquette United U17 girls win again

The Marquette United Soccer Club Under-17 girls team won its second consecutive tournament championship at the Summer Shootout held in Appleton, Wis., June 22-23. These girls opened the first day with a 2-1 win over Marshfield, Wis., Inferno before shutting out Ashwaubenon, Wis., 2-0. On day ...

Hetrick, Sutherland lead Marquette Oldtimers’ insurance rally

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Three insurance runs scored in the top of the final inning proved decisive as the Marquette Oldtimers defeated Negaunee 6-5 in a softball game played Wednesday afternoon at LaCombe Field. Marquette has won six in a row in the twice-a-year series, ...

Young U.P. bowlers off to national tourney in Detroit

ByJournal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — A half-dozen youth bowlers from the Upper Peninsula will travel to Detroit starting Monday to compete at the 22nd annual Junior Gold Championships. They include Westwood student, Evan Rae, and three other Marquette County bowlers qualified, but will be ...

Steve Wakkuri earns 3rd career ace with hole-in-one at Red Fox Run

K.I. SAWYER — Steve Wakkuri recorded his third career hole-in-one at the Red Fox Run Golf Club on Wednesday. Using a 19-degree hybrid club, he aced the fourth hole off the gold tees and shot 54 for his nine-hole round. Witnessing the feat was Greg Mantyla.

Northern Michigan University hockey team’s golf outing planned

MARQUETTE — The hockey Wildcats at Northern Michigan University will host their NMU Hockey Friends and Family golf outing in September. Using a four-plus-one format, the outing will be held using a shotgun start at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, on the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf ...