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Best basketball of the U.P.

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NEWBERRY — Some of the Upper Peninsula’s best high school basketball players from the past season will be in Newberry on Saturday for the 34th annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Classic. It is the first time the game will be held in Newberry. Other games have been held at Marquette Senior ...

International stage demands top effort

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The United States is off and running in the Women’s World Cup soccer tournament after a 13-0 drubbing of Thailand on Tuesday. The Americans started their World Cup title defense in dominating fashion, while Thailand, appearing in only its second World Cup, received a rude awakening to begin ...

GNC softball awards announced

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ESCANABA — After dominating seasons on the softball diamond, Escanaba and Gladstone were heavily rewarded at the Great Northern Conference’s first coach’s meeting in Escanaba May 29. Six Eskymos and six Braves were selected to the All-Conference team, headlined by Esky ace pitcher Gabi ...

John Jackson notches 2nd career hole-in-one

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MARQUETTE — John Jackson made his second career hole-in-one on Saturday at the Marquette Golf Club’s Greywalls course. He used a 5-wood to ace the 15th hole from the white tees. Witnesses were Jim Jackson Sr. and Chris Jackson.

L’Anse bows out in MHSAA Division 4 softball regional

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NORWAY — The high school softball season drew to a close for L’Anse after the Purple Hornets fell 8-0 to Bark River-Harris in the MHSAA Division 4 regional semifinals on Saturday. L’Anse (9-15) appeared to have some jitters in the opening frame as the Broncos scored four times, taking ...

Striking regional gold

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NEGAUNEE — It took a while for the Negaunee softball team to find its groove Saturday afternoon, but once it did, the Miners wouldn’t let up. After pounding Kingsley 14-1 in their MHSAA Division 3 regional semifinal match a game earlier, the Miners faced a Gladstone ...

What would the Cup mean to St. Louis?

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Of all the great American sports cities, St. Louis is on the borderline. There are some who love the city and the passion of its fans, but there are also those who don’t necessarily hate it, but don’t understand the hype and can see the city for its flaws. I’m right on the borderline ...

MSHS’ Kurzawa top player in U.P.

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Marquette’s Lauren Kurzawa and Kingsford’s Erica Whittkopf topped the list of All-Upper Peninsula Girls Soccer Conference selections announced Friday. League coaches named Kurzawa the Offensive Player of the Year while Whittkopf was selected the Defensive Player of the ...

5 youngsters get milestone wins

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — A pair of Marquette youngsters reached milestones on Tuesday in Marquette BMX. Jacob Melka, 7, earned his 10th win in the Novice class, moving him up to Intermediate. And Ivan Proctor, 6, got his first win in the 6 Novice class. Here are ...

Cal’s/Marquette Fence posts 2 victories

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Cal’s/Marquette Fence picked up a pair of wins in the Marquette Men’s Fastpitch Softball League for the week ending June 7. Ryan Schmeltzer homered in C/MF’s 10-8 win over Champion Glass as the team also defeated McCabe’s 13-5. In other games, ...

Redettes’ Trombley all-district

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ESCANABA — Alexis Trombley of Marquette Senior High School was named to the all-tournament team after the MHSAA Division 2 district softball tournament held in Escanaba last weekend. She was named as the utility player. Marquette lost to Petoskey 9-2 in the opening round on May ...

5 players score for Team Daisy in U19 Coed

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Team Daisy had five goal scorers during Week 2 that ended June 7 in the Under-19 Coed Division of the Superiorland Soccer Association. Daisy’s scorers werer Chase Segar, Evan Kroll, Austin Ridl, Pablo Sanchez and Ansel Frost. These are other ...

Bertuccis lead their namesake team

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Kinsie Bertucci homered and Kayla Bertucci doubled twice to lead Bertucci Construction to a 23-22 win over U.P. Fabricating in Class C on May 29 in the Iron Range Women’s Softball League. Loghyn Danis tripled, while UPF’s Jessica Noskey hit a pair of ...