Local Sports

Cal’s/Marquette Fence posts 2 victories

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Cal’s/Marquette Fence picked up a pair of wins in the Marquette Men’s Fastpitch Softball League for the week ending June 7. Ryan Schmeltzer homered in C/MF’s 10-8 win over Champion Glass as the team also defeated McCabe’s 13-5. In other games, ...

5 players score for Team Daisy in U19 Coed

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Team Daisy had five goal scorers during Week 2 that ended June 7 in the Under-19 Coed Division of the Superiorland Soccer Association. Daisy’s scorers werer Chase Segar, Evan Kroll, Austin Ridl, Pablo Sanchez and Ansel Frost. These are other ...

Bertuccis lead their namesake team

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Kinsie Bertucci homered and Kayla Bertucci doubled twice to lead Bertucci Construction to a 23-22 win over U.P. Fabricating in Class C on May 29 in the Iron Range Women’s Softball League. Loghyn Danis tripled, while UPF’s Jessica Noskey hit a pair of ...

Lindberg stars as pitcher, fielder for Marquette Red

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Keira Lindberg pitched four strong innings, striking out six, and made a big line-drive catch while working on the rubber in Marquette Red’s 21-19 victory over Gwinn in a Major Division softball game of the Marquette County Little League during the week ...

Summer means racing: Sands Speedway opens season series on Sunday afternoon

"We feel that there’s so many great causes out there. We want to bring the community into our track." — Kim LeTourneau, Sands Speedway publicist, about the track’s theme days devoted to charitable causes ---------------------- SANDS — It appears as if summer is finally upon ...

Coach Buck Nystrom’s football camp set for Monday in Gwinn

GWINN — Coach Buck Nystrom’s annual three-day football camp for linemen and seven-on-seven skill players will be held Monday through Wednesday at Gwinn High School. For players in grades 8 to 12, sessions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. each day. Open registration will be held from 4 to 5 ...

Marquette Blues sweep doubleheader with Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Marquette Blues swept a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon with a help of a big day from Blake Henriksen. Henriksen threw a one-hitter on the mound in the opener to help the Blues get a 4-0 victory over Iron Mountain, and in the nightcap, he went 3 for 3 at the plate with ...

Marquette Men’s Fastpitch Softball League starts this week

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Men’s Fastpitch Softball League will start play this week. Games will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:15 and 8 p.m. at Hurley Field in south Marquette. League play continues until mid-August.

Third time’s a charm

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The third season of the Superiorland Baseball League begins Monday and will feature a full-time set of six teams competing for the league title when playoffs are held in mid-August. This adult baseball league with teams in Marquette and Dickinson ...

Fun In Tennis Camp free for kids on June 8

MARQUETTE — The 34th annual Fun In Tennis Camp will be held on Saturday, June 8, at the Marquette Senior High School tennis courts located adjacent to the school on Fair Avenue in Marquette. This free camp, provided by the Marquette Tennis Association, is an introduction to intermediate ...

Cranking out the hits

MARQUETTE — Junior pitcher Amanda McIntire fanned 15 Menominee hitters and the Marquette Senior High School varsity softball team’s offense cranked out 22 hits Friday afternoon, but the Redettes were forced to settle for a doubleheader split after the Maroons made a seventh inning comeback ...

Red, White and Blue run-walk set in Ishpeming in mid-June

ISHPEMING — The family-themed Run/Walk for the Red, White and Blue will be held in mid-June in Ishpeming. This event, a fundraiser for the Ishpeming VFW and its veterans’ programs, will be held the morning of Saturday, June 15, commencing on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail at Third Street and ...

Nimrod golf tournament set for late June in Watersmeet

WATERSMEET — The Nimrod National Golf Tournament will be held in Watersmeet in late June. This four-person scramble will be held at the 18-hole Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course on Saturday, June 22. The shotgun start is scheduled for 10 a.m. EDT. Proceeds go to the Boys/Girls Basketball Camp ...

Memories of the greats

By AUSTIN HEMMINGSON Escanaba Daily Press HARRIS — The late Marmaduke “Duke” Christie of Escanaba was one of 10 new honorees inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame at the 48th annual banquet Saturday evening in Harris. Also inducted were Jerry Bugni of L’Anse, Fran DesArmo ...

VanderSchaaf leads Killer Whales at YMCA Wisconsin-U.P. meet

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Erin VanderSchaaf, 15, represented the Killer Whales swim team of the Marquette County YMCA well by winning a state title at the YMCA Wisconsin-Upper Peninsula state championships held in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, from March 15-17. VanderSchaaf, who won ...

Royal 1, Wonder Bar win Ishpeming semis

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Royal 1 and Wonder Bar won semifinal matches to move onto the championship round in the Upper Division of the Ishpeming Men’s Pool League on April 3. In the Lower Division, Jack’s 3 and Tilden Club advanced. Royal 1, which won the regular ...

Grzelak wins national ski title

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Aaron Grzelak of Marquette won the male overall title at the Eastern High School Championships downhill ski meet held at Attitash Mountain in Bartlett, New Hampshire in March. This is listed as the nation’s most noted high school championship ski ...

Marquette BMX track to host open house

MARQUETTE — The Marquette BMX track at the Kaufman Sports Complex in north Marquette will host an open house on Saturday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to all, especially those who want to participate in BMX bicycle riding and racing to try out the track and find out ...