Local Sports

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 ...

Bowling leagues

River Rock Lanes Sun. Just For Fun — Bob Salisbury 198-551, Abbie Salisbury 190-476, Jambas 1310-3847; Bob Salisbury 231-626, Liz Yelland 152-420, Weather Willey’s 1320-3756; Bob Salisbury 202, Dan Willey 545, Megan Miljour 16 4, Susie Crawford 429, Strikers 1248, Gutter Gang 3686; Jason ...

Bicycle leaders come to Marquette

MARQUETTE — Kids across the Upper Peninsula will get a chance to experience a summer of adventure thanks to 906 Adventure Team and a growing network of volunteer coaches committed to the organization’s mission. Adventure Bike Club, a program designed to introduce kids 5-17 to outdoor ...

Sports briefs

Negaunee LL marks opening days NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Little League will hold a pair of opening ceremonies for various baseball and softball program. Ceremonies will be held at the Negaunee Township Ball Field Complex on M-35. The Minor, Major and Junior divisions will have their event ...

Carney-Nadeau’s Hunter Eichhorn in NCAA Division I golf regionals

ESCANABA — Former Upper Peninsula high school golf standout Hunter Eichhorn and his Marquette University golf teammates will play in the NCAA regional tournament May 13-15 in Austin, Texas. Marquette qualified for its fourth regional appearance by winning the Big East Conference ...

Bay College golf outing aids scholarship funding

ESCANABA — An annual golf outing that raises funds for Bay de Noc Community College scholarships will be held in mid-July at the Escanaba Country Club. The 29th Bay College Swing for Scholarships will be held on Thursday, July 18, with registration at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the period of April 18-29

Gentz’s senior women to meet

MARQUETTE — The Thursday Morning Senior Women’s Golf League at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township has openings for teams for its spring and summer season. This league has been in existence for nearly a decade and has a minimum age of 55 years old, playing on Thursday ...

Negaunee Miners baseball takes two from Escanaba

By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — It appears as if the Negaunee baseball team can’t be stopped right now. After picking up doubleheader sweeps over Gladstone and Iron Mountain, the Miners took both games of a twinbill with Escanaba Thursday, 3-0 in the opener and 15-11 in the ...

Westwood boys, Houghton girls shine at Negaunee Quad

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The Westwood boys track and field look like it’ll be a force to be reckoned with after the first couple of meets of the season. After a strong showing at the Superior Dome Division 1 meet earlier this week, the Patriots won the Negaunee Quadrangular ...

NHS netters stay unbeaten

By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — The Negaunee boys tennis team has been one of the best programs in the Upper Peninsula the past few seasons and the Miners are already off to a hot start this season. After opening the year with an 8-0 win over Ishpeming earlier this week, the Miners ...

Miners pound out hits in sweep of Manistique

By Journal Sports Staff PALMER — After getting dealt a couple of tough defeats at the hands of Escanaba, the Negaunee softball team got back on the right track Thursday afternoon and the Miners did it with their bats. Negaunee plated 30 runs over the course of two games as it swept ...

Bay College rallies to split with Finlandia

WELLS — The weather was cooling down but the Bay College softball team was warming up as it split with the Finlandia Lions here Monday, dropping the opener 9-6 and rallying for a 7-6 win in the nightcap. The first game was tied at three coming into the top of the fourth. After a single and ...