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Teal Lake Swim draws good turnout

MARQUETTE - On a warm Saturday morning, 63 swimmers decided to cool off with a long swim to help raise money for the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network.The 2.25-mile Teal Lake swim from Negaunee to Ishpeming drew competitors from all over the state, parts of Wisconsin and as far away as Chicago and ...

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MGC tourney play opensMARQUETTE - Leaders were determined Saturday in two divisions in the annul Marquette Golf Club Presidents Cup held on the Heritage Course.George Trujillo heads the Handicap Division with a 66. Dan Nygard (70) and Tom Robinson (71) follow.Jon Kamps, Curt Marder, Rich ...

Escanaba wins U.P. battle

NEGAUNEE - It was an exciting Friday night for the Escanaba 10- and 11-year-old softball team as it notched its second win of the day to open Little League softball state finals, 2-1 over North Central Upper Peninsula in the evening."That was an exciting game," Esky head coach Jamie Segorski ...

Escanaba girls win 2 at nationals

By Escanaba Daily PressESCANABA - Three divisions of Escanaba Little League baseball and softball had mixed results on the first day of their state and national tournaments on Friday.The ages 15 and 16 Escanaba Senior softball girls won twice at the Central Regional Tournament in South Bend, ...

WWE cuts ties with Hulk Hogan

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.The company deleted most references to Hogan on its website and ...

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On the AirTodaySubject to changePro baseball- Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox, 7 p.m., FS Detroit (TV) and WDMJ 1320 AM, WIAN 1240 AM, WCCY 99.3 FM and 1400 AM, WDBC 680 AM, WNBY 1450 AM and WMIQ 1450 AM (radio)Sports lookSubject to changeTodayAmerican Legion baseballZone 5 tournament, at ...

WJZ wins Swamper title

CURTIS - A Germfask-based team that included a number of eastern Upper Peninsula players put together a successful run to the championship at the 40th annual Swamper Softball Tournament held in Curtis on July 18-19.WJZ Harvesting recaptured the top trophy for a U.P. team by coming through the ...

Sharkey posts ace

MARQUETTE - After some 30 years of golfing, Ray Sharkey of Marquette Thursday recorded his first-ever hole-in-one.He aced the Marquette Golf Club's sixth hole on the Greywalls course. Sharkey used a 7-iron on the par-3, 151-yard layout.Witnessing the feat were his golfing partners Ron Maki, ...

Blues suffer pounding in Zones

MENOMINEE - The Escanaba Cubs couldn't have had a more impressive start to the postseason.With an offensive explosion, the Cubs beat Kingsford 7-1 and Marquette 21-3 at the American Legion Zone 5 Tournament at Spies Field in Menominee on Thursday."I don't know how to explain it," assistant ...

Negaunee Oldtimers rip Gwinn

GWINN - With four new players added to the team, the Negaunee Oldtimers (62 years of age and older) were dominant in all phases of the game in thumping host Gwinn on Thursday, 13-1.Two of the newest members of the team - cacher Don Williams and shortstop Fred Van Luven - joined Fred Sterk, ...

WHS grid coach resigns

ISHPEMING - Westwood High School head varsity football coach John Jessen has officially resigned his position with the Patriots.According to the NICE Community School District Facebook page, Jessen submitted his letter to resignation to Superintendent Bryan DeAugustine on Thursday.In the letter ...

Backyard state finals

NEGAUNEE - He doesn't know what to expect in this weekend's Little League softball 10- and 11-year-old state tournament scheduled for LaCombe Field in Negaunee.But that's OK with North Central Upper Peninsula coach Patrick Thomson."We won't know much until the teams come here," he said in ...

Cool off for a good cause on Saturday

NEGAUNEE - The temperature has been rising in the Upper Peninsula lately and a cold swim in a lake is seen as a great way to cool off.For the last 12 years, the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network have been using that idea to help raise money and awareness for their cause with a race across Teal ...

Robie sinks another ace

GWINN - Ken Robie of Gwinn is getting into a habit of recording a golf hole-in-one.On Tuesday, he posted his second career ace - both coming this season - at the Red Fox Run Golf Club in Gwinn.Whereas the first ace came on the course's big cups, this time Robie recorded a hole-in-one while ...

Rochester ties for 3rd at GAM

OWOSSO - Avery Rochester finished in a tie for third place in a field of 79 golfers at the two-day Golf Association of Michigan's Championship held at the Owosso Country Club in downstate Owosso west of Flint.Rochester carded a 1-over-par 72 for the second straight day on Wednesday to finish at ...

Tennis night set Friday

MARQUETTE - A Youth Tennis Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Marquette Senior High School tennis courts for children ages 6-12 years.The cost is $10 per participant or $15 per family.Pizza will be provided, but each netter must bring his or her own beverage.To register, call Josh ...

Golf champs crowned

CHAMPION - The threesome of Mark Clements, Jared Koski and KC Bjorne captured top honors in the Wawonowin Country Club 3-Man Scramble held July 18-19.They came in with a 115 score on rounds of 54 and 61.Dan Viitala, Matt Argall and Scott Macauley placed second with a 58-60-118; Brandon Skytta, ...

U.P. champion!

GLADSTONE - Karen Plaisier of Ishpeming proved that it's never too late to accomplish a lifelong goal.Plaisier, 65, so badly coveted an Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association title in a tournament where she has finished as the runner-up on five occasions. But now Plaisier has ditched the role ...

Hansen returns to coach football in Gladstone

GLADSTONE - Jeff Hansen may have left the Gladstone High School coaching ranks for a few years for the opportunity to coach with his brother Jim Hansen at Escanaba, but he never left Gladstone.Continuing to keep close ties with the Gladstone community and its athletes, Jeff Hansen is now coming ...