Local Sports

Free tennis clinic scheduled

SANDS - Reservations are being taken for a one-day free tennis play event to be led by a Professionial Tennis Registry pro at the Sands Township courts on Wednesday.The courts are located on M-553 just south of the crossroads with County Road 480. The rain location will be at the next-door ...

Free skating lessons offered

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Figure Skating Club will conduct a free learn to skate clinic from 6 to 6:50 p.m. Wednesday on the Olson rink at Lakeview Arena in Marquette.Skaters ages 4 years old to adult are invited to participate in the free lesson, with no experience necessary.Helmets are ...

Multidimensional

ISHPEMING - Head coach Jeff Olson wanted his Ishpeming High School football team to show some diversification on offense against visiting Westwood Friday night.The Hematites still gained 206 yards with its vaunted ground game, but Olson went to the air more than usual and the move worked to the ...

Tripp leads Redmen to first win

ESCANABA - Senior quarterback Scott Tripp provided valuable leadership in the fourth quarter Friday night as the Marquette Redmen rallied for a 28-21 football triumph over the Escanaba Eskymos.Tripp ran for a pair of touchdowns in the final 10 minutes, 14 seconds of the Great Northern ...

Miners strike gold in big win over Iron Mountain

NEGAUNEE - In football, the momentum of a game can turn in a matter of seconds and that was the case Friday night for the Negaunee Miners.After Iron Mountain tied the game 7-7 with under a minute remaining before halftime, Negaunee retook the lead just 35 seconds later and never looked back, ...

Grant records first ace

MARQUETTE - Gerald Grant of Negaunee recorded his first career hole-in-one at Gentz's Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township on Monday.He aced the par-3, 160-yard fourth hole using a 5-iron.Witnessing the feat was Mike Roy.

Northwood upends NMU

MARQUETTE - Northwood University recorded a four-set victory, 25-20, 16-25, 25-23, 25-14, over Northern Michigan University in the Wildcats' opening GLIAC match of the season at Vandament Arena on Friday evening."The team executed our defensive game plan," Northern head coach Dominic Yoder ...

Beaudoin sinks another ace

MARQUETTE - Don Beaudoin of Marquette no doubt enjoys playing the seventh hole at the Marquette Golf Club's Heritage Course.On Wednesday morning, Beaudoin recorded his third hole-in-one on the hole among his four aces overall.He used a 7-wood on the 128-yard, par-3 hole.Witnessing the feat were ...

Senior trio takes golf title

MARQUETTE - George Trujillo, Geoff Weston and Garrett Leffler combined forces Thursday to take top honors in the Marquette Golf Club's annual Senior Scramble.The trio posted a 59 on the Greywalls course to nip the team of Jim Acocks, Mike L'Huillier and Marvin Meyers, who posted 60.Placing ...

Koski earns first hole-in-one

MARQUETTE - Fifteen was the theme for Bill Koski of Mehl Lake, which is suburban Little Lake, with what is thought to be his first-ever hole-in-one on Tuesday.Koski notched his ace on the Red Fox Run's 15th hole on the 15th day of September in the year 2015 at just about 1500 hours, or 3 p.m. ...

Packer Kick-Off Kids to be chosen

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - Children ages 6 to 12 can enter a contest to be the lucky fan who is the "Kick-Off Kid" for the opening kickoff of a Green Bay Packers game.In this ShopKo contest, winners are chosen for each game and win four free tickets to the game and the chance to run onto the field ...

Trewhella collects first ace

MARQUETTE - Bob Trewhella recorded his first hole-in-one Saturday at the Marquette Golf Club's Heritage Course.Trewhella aced the 162-yard, par-3 14th hole using a 7-iron. Bob went on to shoot 83 for his 18-hole round.Witnessing the feat was Steve St. Onge and Don Palmer.

Sports briefs

Huskies eke out 1-point winHOUGHTON - Michigan Tech overcame a 13-point second-quarter deficit to pull out a 28-27 football victory over Malone at Sherman Field in Houghton on Saturday afternoon.The Huskies (2-0) tied the game 27-27 with just over six minutes to go when David Walter caught a ...

Bark River-Harris outscores Newberry, 56-34

By DENNIS GRALLEscanaba Daily PressHARRIS - Befitting their nickname, the Bark River-Harris Broncos love to pound it on the ground.But just when the Newberry defense realized that scheme, Bryce Sundquist quietly became the airborne executioner to provide precision and finesse to complement the ...

Patriots take the sting out

ISHPEMING - On a chilly Friday night, the Westwood Patriots' running game burned up the gridiron.The Patriots pounded the ball for 286 yards with running back Brandon Benda and quarterback Luke Gray both breaking the 100-yard mark in a 20-12 victory over L'Anse.A hoarse Scott Syrjala was proud ...

Negaunee shuts down Braves’ running game

By JOHN VRANCICEscanaba Daily PressGLADSTONE - The Gladstone Braves experienced a great deal of difficulty moving the football on the ground Friday night, dropping a 41-17 decision to Negaunee.Gladstone rushed for just 19 yards in this nonconference match-up, including 17 in the second half."We ...

Hematites find another weapon in Isaac Olson

By BRYCE DEROUINHoughton DailyMining GazetteCALUMET - Ishpeming head coach Jeff Olson was looking to diversify his offense before Friday's matchup against Calumet.And after three carries to junior running back Isaac Olson, the Ishpeming Hematites had discovered another weapon.On Isaac Olson's ...

Sports briefs

Webber, Hannah lead MustangsESCANABA - Munising sophomore Alyssa Webber and senior Brett Hannah won their races at the Golden K Kiwanis Invitational high school cross country meet in Escanaba on Thursday.Webber, who clocked 20 minutes, 23 seconds at Beauchamp's Grove in Flat Rock, helped the ...

Wrong game listed in photo

MARQUETTE - In Monday's Mining Journal on page 1B, the Northern Michigan University football action photo from the 1975 championship year identified it as the wrong game.The contest pictured with quarterback Steve Mariucci dropping back to pass was the NCAA Division II quarterfinal game against ...

U-M dismisses OL from team

ANN ARBOR (AP) - Michigan has dismissed offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman from the football team for what coach Jim Harbaugh called "conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete."The school released a one-sentence statement from Harbaugh on Thursday announcing Tuley-Tillman's ...