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Adult tennis clinics starts Dec. 20

MARQUETTE - An adult tennis clinic will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Sundays from Dec. 20 through Jan. 17 at the Sportsplex in Marquette.In addition, another session will be available Mondays from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 21 through Jan. 18.To register, call Josh Kitto at (906) 250-0669, or email ...

MSHS hockey alumni game set

MARQUETTE - A Marquette Senior High School alumni hockey game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at Lakeview Arena.Any MSHS hockey alum interested in playing should contact Kevin Thomsen (906-236-3605), or call Perani's Hockey World in Marquette (906-273-1700).The players' cost is $20 ...

Drop-in hockey added on Monday

MARQUETTE - Drop-in hockey sessions will be added to the regular public skate schedule beginning Monday, Dec. 21, and continuing through the remainder of the ice season at Marquette's Lakeview Arena.Monday Adult Drop-In Hockey is scheduled from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission charges will be ...

Correction: Bowler was Negri

In the photo in Sunday's Sports on Page 1B, the Marquette Senior High School boys bowler shown should have been identified as Hunter Negri.

Sports briefs

Royales complete weekend sweepMARQUETTE - Jonathan Dunn scored with about five minutes left to break a 2-2 tie and send the Marquette Royales junior hockey team to a 3-2 victory and series sweep of the Traverse City Hounds at Lakeview Arena on Saturday night.Dunn followed up first-period goals ...

Smothering defense

By CRAIG REMSBURGSenior Sports WriterNEGAUNEE - Smothering, ball-hawking defense.The Negaunee High School girls basketball team guarded Manistique so closely Friday night the visiting Emeralds were nearly wearing Negaunee jerseys.The host Miners held the Emeralds to just 11 first-half points ...

Patriots fall a single point short in opener

By Journal Sports StaffISHPEMING - Westwood improved by 41 points from its result against Kingsford last year, but fell one point short in a season-opening 59-58 loss to the Flivvers at home on Friday night.Patriots junior guard Paige Rivard hit the final of her three 3-pointers with four ...

Sports briefs

Royales win in shootoutMARQUETTE?- Erich Walter scored the only goal of the shootout to lead the Marquette Royales to a 4-3 victory over the Traverse City Hounds at Lakeview Arena in Marquette on Friday night.The game got to overtime and then the shootout after teammate Tyler Boon scored the ...

Legion baseball board to meet

MARQUETTE - The board of directors for Marquette American Legion baseball will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Richard M. Jopling Post 44, located at 700 W. Bluff St. in Marquette. This meeting is open to new members.

Iron Rangers score 9 goals, but still swept in Wisconsin

MARQUETTE - A pair of losses at the Mosinee (Wisconsin) Papermakers last weekend has left the Marquette Iron Rangers hockey team with a 1-6 overall record.The Iron Rangers dropped 11-4 and 11-5 decisions."Some of these teams, their best players have been together five, six, seven years on the ...

Royales hold vets’ home benefit

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Royales Junior-level hockey team is holding a benefit for the Dominic Jacobetti Veterans' Home with all proceeds from one of its weekend games.The Royales play the Traverse City Hounds at 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday at Lakeview Arena, and the benefit game will ...

Luge to get its shot on sports cable TV

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Luge is the fastest sport on ice and breathtaking for fans watching the competitors whiz by face-up and feet-first on their fiberglass sleds.It's popular in Germany but rarely seen in the United States, except during the Winter Olympics.While it's not great news that ...

Negaunee hosts Elks Hoops Shoot

NEGAUNEE - The annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest will be conducted by Negaunee Elks Lodge 1116 at the Negaunee Middle School gymnasium at 4 p.m. Sunday.Competition is open to students in the Negaunee and Gwinn school districts ages 8-13 with categories of 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 determined by ...

New look for Purple Hornets

L'ANSE - The L'Anse High School boys basketball team will have a new look - and a new coach - for this upcoming season.The Purple Hornets will break in numerous new players under new coach Harry Miron. Mike Ostermeyer resigned the post he had held the past five years for health reasons.Miron, ...

Depth key to L’Anse girls success

L'ANSE - L'Anse High School girls basketball coach Scott Lloyd is hoping he has enough talent to at least contend in the highly competitive West PAC this season.But he said depth could be a big problem."We had a couple of players from last year who decided not to play this season," Lloyd said ...

Vikings start over

BARAGA - Minus four of his five starters from a year ago and all of the firepower they supplied, Baraga High School girls basketball coach Keith Willis knows he has his work cut out for him."It's going to be a case of taking it one day at a time," Willis said. "Patience is definitely going to ...

Baraga boys return solid nucleus

BARAGA - With a solid returning cast of veterans, Baraga High School boys basketball coach Daryl Putala is confident about a good season."We have some good basketball players coming back," the second-year Vikings coach said. "Now we have to put it together for a full season."Senior guard ...

Hundreds gather to honor state champion Hematites

Ishpeming High School head varsity football coach Jeff Olson addresses a crowd numbering in the hundreds that gathered Sunday evening in the school gym to honor the Hematites for winning the MHSAA?Division 7 state championship at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday. In a talk that drew applause ...

A family affair

ISHPEMING - For the fourth straight season and the fifth time in six years, the Ishpeming High School football team will be heading to the state finals in Detroit this weekend.Each of those years, some member of the Olson family has been involved.Ishpeming head coach Jeff Olson has gone to Ford ...

St. Norbert’s Finegan earns honor

ISHPEMING - Senior defensive lineman Jacob Finegan of St. Norbert College has been named to the Midwest Conference All-North Division football second team.The Ishpeming native and Republic-Michigamme High School graduate finished with 27 tackles this season.Finegan recorded 3 1/2 tackles for ...