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Hruska, Higgins top MGC club qualifiers

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MARQUETTE — Qualifying was held in two club championship tournaments at the Marquette Golf Club on Sunday. Eight golfers now advance to match play this weekend in both the Ladies Club Championship and Senior Club Championship. Sunday’s highlight was the hole-in-one achieved by ladies ...

A tire at the wire

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By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Last year’s Ore to Shore Hard Rock race was a close one for Cole House as he won the 48-mile bike race by just three seconds. However, on Saturday, the event came down to the wire, or tire to be more accurate, as House repeated as ...

Could be a long year for Packers fans

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When you grow up like I did as a Minnesota Vikings fan, you get used to heartbreaking defeat. At this point, I’ve grown almost numb to them as it’s happened so often over the years. In fact, even if my team were predicted to win the Super Bowl in February, I’d chuckle and I wouldn’t ...

Receiving its due

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By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — There’s been an abundance of awards for the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club since its opening in 2005. The pristine 18-hole course that offers stunning vistas of Lake Superior and Marquette’s surrounding woodlands has ...

Clements in middle of contenders for UPGA title

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By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Bryce Douglas of the Gladstone Golf Club gained sole possession of first place on Friday, shooting a 2-under-par 70 on the third day of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association men’s championship tournament held at Terrace Bluff Golf & ...

Milestone edition

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MARQUETTE — Twenty years is a long time for anything. If you can get something to last for 20 years, it’s a safe bet to call it a success. The Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic has been nothing short of successful, and race organizers have several things planned to commemorate the 20th ...

Clements falls 2 back of leaders at UPGA

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GLADSTONE — There wasn’t much room for error for golfers Thursday at the top of the leaderboard after Day 2 of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association men’s championship tournament at Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club. Brian Robinette of Escanaba and Rudy Peterson of Gladstone share the ...

Marquette Oldtimers shut out Negaunee

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MARQUETTE — The wind must’ve been blowing in the favor of the pitching and defense as Marquette put together a 3-0 victory over Negaunee in an Oldtimers softball game played at Hurley Field in south Marquette on Thursday afternoon. It marked the seventh straight victory for Marquette in ...

Michigan Tech honors ex-head football coach Tom Kearly

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OUGHTON — Former Michigan Tech football coach Tom Kearly received the university’s 2019 Honorary Alumni Award, presented during the school’s annual alumni weekend. This award honors individuals who have provided service and support of the university characteristic of dedicated alumni. ...

Marquette-Negaunee Oldtimers to play Thursday in Marquette

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MARQUETTE — The Negaunee Oldtimers softball team will make its return engagement to Marquette at 3 p.m. Thursday in a game to be played at Hurley Field. Marquette won their first game this summer, 6-5 in Negaunee on July 10, for its sixth straight win in the series to take a 24-22 overall ...

Negaunee High School announces opening fall sports practices

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NEGAUNEE — The first practices for fall sports at Negaunee High School will be next week. Football, cross country and girls tennis will open practice on Monday morning, while volleyball kicks off on Wednesday. On Monday, football players should report to Miners Dry at 8 a.m., cross country ...

Association bowling meeting scheduled

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ISHPEMING — The annual meeting is scheduled for next week for the Marquette County U.S. Bowling Congress Association. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Red Rock Lanes in Ishpeming. This is for the organization that sanctions bowlers in the two centers in Marquette County, Red ...