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Upper Peninsula high school composite football schedule

NOTE:?"(8)" signifies 8-player gameWEEK 1Thursday, August 27Alpena at Escanaba(8) Brimley at Engadine(8) Charleton Heston Academy at North Central(8) Pickford at Ewen-Trout CreekFriday, August 28Gladstone at GwinnWest DePere, Wis., at KingsfordMarquette at Traverse City St. FrancisIron Mountain ...

Stout defense, enough offense

ISHPEMING - It was far from easy, but the Ishpeming High School football team got what it wanted Friday night:A season-opening victory.Trailing 7-0 at the half, the Hematites used some key offensive and defensive plays in the final two quarters to come away with a 14-7 Mid-Peninsula Conference ...

Miners hit paydirt early and often in opener

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterNEGAUNEE - Teams always want to start the season off on the right foot and Negaunee definitely fulfilled that objective.The Miners football team scored early and often Friday night in a 54-0 blowout win at home over Manistique. Negaunee quarterback Brock Aho ...

MSHS gets thumped, 42-0, in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY - The point of emphasis during Traverse City St. Francis' preseason practices was to get a good start to the 2015 season.Point taken.St. Francis broke a string of three straight season-opening football losses when it pounded Marquette 42-0 on Friday at T.C.'s Thirlby Field.The St. ...

Mustangs avenge past losses to WIC, Modeltowners can’t keep 2nd-half lead

MUNISING - If might sound nearly impossible, but Munising is already ahead of last year's pace that saw the Mustangs reach the MHSAA Division 8 state championship game in Detroit.Munising defeated West Iron County 12-6 at home on Friday night for its first-ever win over the Wykons. It avenged ...

Depth helps Negaunee boys prevent Marquette sweep

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - Duos from Marquette carted off both individual victories, but Negaunee used good depth from its boys squad to prevent the host school from sweeping team titles at the Marquette Invitational Cross Country Relays on Friday.Held on a partly cloudy morning with ...

Sports briefs

Mishra collects second aceK.I. SAWYER - Kabindra Mishra, 75, of Jackson recorded his second career hole-in-one on a regulation hole at Red Fox Run on Thursday.He aced the 90-yard par-3 fourth hole using a pitching wedge.The feat was witnessed by Jeremiah Blaauw.Miners' netters down ...

Mendelin gets third ace

MARQUETTE - Anna Mendelin of Marquette recorded her third career hole-in-one on the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club on Thursday.Mendelin used a 9-iron on the 85-yard, par-3 sixth hole.Witnessing the shot were Sheila Grazulis and Lisa Leskanic.

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Pack eyes group effort to replace WR Nelson

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The task of finding receivers who will fill the void left by Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury has started in earnest in Green Bay.Coach Mike McCarthy said no one man can pick up the slack.Randall Cobb caught 91 passes last year from MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, second on ...

Plaisier takes another title

CHAMPION - Winning the Wawonowin Country Club Women's Championship is old hat for Karen Plaisier.On Sunday, she captured her 19th club title with a two-day 158 total on rounds of 77 and 81.Barb Lehtonen won the first flight with 105-103-208, while Cheryl Dix claimed the second flight crown, ...

Downs sinks ace in Munising

MUNISING - Bobby Downs of Munising picked an opportune time to post a hole-in-one at the Pictured Rocks Golf Club in Munising.Competing in the Alger Regional Community Foundation Youth Memorial Golf Tournament on Aug. 15, he aced the 128-yard, par-3 14th hole. Downs used a pitching ...

MTU football, SDC open for public

HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech University has several free athletics-related events open to the public for no charge during the next several days.The Huskies football team will scrimmage under the lights at 7 p.m. today at Sherman Field. The team began practice Aug. 13 and opens the season on ...

Micklow wins 12th ladies title

MARQUETTE - Sue Micklow successfully defended her title at the Ladies Club Championship on the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club on Sunday afternoon, defeating Jan Hruska in the finals for her 12th ladies title at the club.Hruska was the medalist during qualifying and is a five-time ...

Bowling leagues seek members

MARQUETTE - Marquette County's two bowling centers are accepting individuals and full and partial teams for fall leagues that are starting soon as most full-season leagues start just after Labor Day.Red Rock Lanes, the former Country Lanes, in Ishpeming has several types of weekly leagues - ...

Setting the foundation for a winning tradition

GWINN - Staying healthy is important for most high school football teams.For Gwinn High School, it's crucial this season."I'm very optimistic, but we don't have too many (players)," second-year Modeltowners head coach Dion Brown said in discussing his team's 2015 prospects."Avoiding injuries is ...

Micklow seeking MGC title repeat

MARQUETTE - Defending champion Sue Mcklow has made it to the title match of the Women's Club Championship at the Marquette Golf Club.The tourney's top seed, Micklow beat No. 5 seed Jenny Marietta Saturday in semifinal action for the right to face No. 2 seed Jan Hruska at 1 p.m. today on the ...

Sands season nearing end

SANDS - Fall is rapidly approaching and that means the racing year is coming to an end at Sands Speedway,However, there's still time for fans to come out and enjoy the fun before the checkered flag waves on the season."This is our fifth year and we've been doing our best to build up racing ...

Late surge lifts Negaunee Oldtimers past Marquette

MARQUETTE - Blowing the game wide open with a five-run seventh inning after Marquette had tied the score, the Negaunee Oldtimers posted a 12-8 victory over their hosts on Friday.With the win, Negaunee took the rubber game of the three-game summer series and holds a 22-17 all-time edge over ...

Busy day

NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee High School girls tennis team notched its second win of the season Friday with an 8-0 shutout over visiting West Iron County."Early in the year, you always want to improve on something from the previous match," Miners head coach Kyle Saari said. "One and two doubles did ...