Sports Snapshots

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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal from March high school basketball tournaments

Epper named Ishpeming Men’s MVP

Local Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Pete Epper of Jack’s 1 was named most valuable player in the Ishpeming Men’s Pool League after posting a 111-27 record for an .804 winning percentage. In tournament results from April 4, Jack’s 1 defeated Rainbow 17-7, Jack’s 2 took down ...

Gentz’s senior men’s golf league organizing

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MARQUETTE — The Senior Men’s League at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course is seeking three-man teams or individuals to play in its weekly Tuesday morning schedule at the course in Chocolay Township. Men at least 60 years old are invited to join and league participants do not have to be ...

Small town grieves for Canadian youth hockey bus crash victims

NMU Sports

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan — This shattered town mourned its revered local youth hockey team, trying to come to grips with a devastating highway accident that killed 15 players and team personnel and injured the other 14 people on their bus. People filed into the team’s home arena Sunday ...

Marquette Mountain hosts snowmobile races

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Terry Lynch, left, and Stephanie Lesko take off from the start line and head up the hill in the Stock 800 race at the MASTERS Racing Circuit Snow Drags Championships & Hill-Cross held at Marquette Mountain on Saturday. Three kinds of racing were held in the final event of the season for ...

Women’s basketball is worth it

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The word is that women’s basketball is boring. That’s a common thought every March when the NCAA Tournament rolls around and it’s usually blared all over social media from the opening tip of the women’s tourney to the final horn of the title game. The typical complaints out ...

Bowling leagues

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River Rock Lanes Mon. Industrial Road Machinery Supply — Paul LaCombe 252, Glenn Ayotte 664, Johnson & Berry 1166, CTS/BMF 3373 Tues. T&T Ladies — Paulette Kordish 185-490, Tino’s 753, U.P. Propane 753, Venice 2209; Nancy Spencer 197, Rhonda Bennett 474, U.P. Propane 780, ...

Wildcats lacrosse bounced, 27-3

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INDIANAPOLIS — Freshmen Tess Kostelec, Bianca Kinder and Emily Dvorak scored goals but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Northern Michigan University lacrosse team fell to No. 15 Indianapolis 27-3 on Friday. Indy jumped out to a 9-0 lead before Kostelec notched her eight goal about 13 1/2 ...

Iron Range softball meets Monday

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ISHPEMING — The Iron Range Women’s Softball League will hold its organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ishpeming Township Hall on U.S. 41 in Ishpeming Township. All teams must send a representative to the meeting and new teams are welcome. Sponsor fee is $135. For more ...

Eagle Mine wins Cabin Fever tourney title

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Marquette Junior Hockey's Eagle Mine Bantam 14-and-under youth team won the championship at the Cabin Fever Tournament hosted by the Soo Michigan Hockey Association from Jan. 19-21. Eagle Mine won all five of its games, defeating the Mount Pleasant Patriots 8-2, Traverse City K&H Blades ...

Academic excellence

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — A total of 68 student-athletes from Northern Michigan University were named to the GLIAC All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams for the winter semester. That represented a nearly 40 percent increase from the 49 who were honored for the same ...

Escanaba Football Clinic set

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — A number of high school head coaches and a collegiate assistant coach headline the lineup at the 2018 Escanaba Football Clinic to be held Friday, April 20. Set for the Terrace Bay Inn, the presenters include high school head coaches Dave Howes of Escanaba, Josh Rader of Pickford, ...