Local Sports

Ultra in marathons

MARQUETTE - Running a marathon can be hard enough, but some people are going to push themselves even further this weekend.The seventh annual Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon will take place Saturday at the Forestville trailhead of the Noquemanon Trail Network in Marquette Township. Race ...

Higgins top Senior qualifier

MARQUETTE - Defending champion George Trujillo and top qualifier Jim Higgins will take on six other golfers Saturday and Sunday in the final match-play rounds of the Men's Senior Club Championship at the Marquette Golf Club.Higgins lapped the field by shooting 72 in qualifying at the Greywalls ...

Negaunee hoops tryouts set

NEGAUNEE - Negaunee Middle School will be holding its seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball tryouts on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 24-25.The eighth-grade tryout is from 3-5 p.m. and seventh-grade from 5-7 p.m. in the Negaunee Middle School gymnasium.

State title celebration

MARQUETTE - After 44 years of waiting, the Marquette Blues baseball team brought home an American Legion state title a week and a half ago and on Wednesday night, the celebration continued.Marquette Blues players and coaches were recognized by Legion Post 44 with a banquet for their Class A ...

Aspen Ridge athletes to report

ISHPEMING - Reporting dates for Aspen Ridge Middle School fall athletes are as follows: Seventh and eighth grade Junior Patriots football: All students interested in playing middle school football should report for equipment handout at 3 p.m. Monday. Seventh and eighth grade girls basketball: ...

Midget tryout times corrected

In a The Mining Journal story on page 1B Tuesday, an incorrect time was listed for tryouts for one of the split-season Midget hockey teams being sponsored by the Marquette Junior Hockey Corporation.The actual tryout times for the 16-and-under team are 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday at ...

Big dreams, Big House

ISHPEMING - The lights shine down on a stadium full of 100,000 people, including college students dressed in maize and blue who cheer wildly in the stands.On the field, men in winged helmets stand on the sidelines preparing to fight for one of the most successful football programs in college ...

Fleury records first ace

MARQUETTE - Bob Fleury of Marquette carded his first hole-in-one at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course on Monday.He aced the third hole using an 8-iron from 106 yards.Witnessing his achievement was his daughter Elizabeth.

Marquette split-season Midget hockey tryouts set

MARQUETTE - Players from all over the Upper Peninsula are being invited by the Marquette Junior Hockey Corporation to try out for its Midget 16-and-under and 18-and-under Tier II split-season teams.The split season allows high school-age players to compete for a team that can qualify for ...

World runners-up return to Escanaba like champions

ESCANABA - The Escanaba Senior girls All-Stars came home Sunday evening to a heroes' welcome.Second in the world, the Escanaba Iron Nine - really Ten, the number of players the team had - rode into Lemerand Field in their hometown with their heads held high. They are the most successful Little ...

Packers make early move to keep veteran punter

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Tim Masthay said nothing was out of the ordinary Monday morning, when the veteran Green Bay Packers punter and his young challenger, Cody Mandell, reported for work."He was in meetings, and I lifted weights with him," Masthay said. "But I did not see him after that."That's ...

Missoula dominates with 10-0 win in title game

ROXANA, Delaware - The overall achievement outweighed the final outcome for the Escanaba Senior girls on Sunday at the Senior League World Series championship game against Missoula, Montana.Despite playing a better game than the first time they faced the undefeated Garden City Little League ...

4th-place finish

MARINETE, Wisconsin - Mark Clements matched the lowest round of the day, but it wasn't enough to make up ground to the eventual winner of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Championship held at Little River Country Club in northern Wisconsin on Sunday.The Wawonowin Country Club golfer from ...

Biking domination

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - Saturday's Ore to Shore bike race took place on a pleasant, sunny day, but most of the racers came across the finish line caked in mud thanks to rain the night before.Nevertheless, smiles were all over the finish line as racers seemed to enjoy the ...

Sports briefs

Markell takes UPGA leadMARINETTE, Wis. - Jim Markell of Iron Mountain has moved into the lead of the UPGA Men's Championship being held at the Little River Country Club in Marinette, Wis.He shot a 66 Saturday for a two-day score of 136 (70-66), three shots better than opening round leader ...