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Negaunee, Westwood boys earn dominant wins

GWINN - Negaunee turned up the pressure late in the first quarter to bust open a tie game on Tuesday night.The result was a 63-34 victory for the Miners, who improved to a perfect 5-0 overall in their first Mid-Peninsula Conference game of the season. Gwinn slipped to 0-3 and 0-2."It was an 8-8 ...

Up to The Challenge

MARQUETTE - Nearly two dozen teams from all around the state - 11 from the Upper Peninsula and 12 from the Lower Peninsula - descended on Marquette Senior High School Saturday for the Marquette Challenge high school wrestling meet.Two wrestlers from the area shined on the mats at what is also ...

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OTS wrestlers make Olympic trialsMARQUETTE - The Greco-Roman team at the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site had eight of its wrestlers qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team trials Friday at the U.S. Open-Trials Qualifier.Those eight wrestlers all finished in the top seven of their ...

Patriots comes up short; Emeralds turn back Modeltowners

By Journal Sports StaffKINGSFORD - Westwood was unable to match Kingsford's physical play in the fourth quarter as the Flivvers ran off with a 59-48 high school boys basketball victory on Friday night.The Patriots led 38-35 after three quarters before the nonconference loss left them at 1-1."I ...

Drop-in hockey added

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

Bowling hall induction Sunday

ISHPEMING - The public and especially members of the Marquette County U.S. Bowling Congress Association are invited to group's inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held at Red Rock Banquet Center in Ishpeming on Sunday afternoon.Donations will be accepted at the door to fund future ...

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.

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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 ...

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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, ...