One pivotal play

Local Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Most sports are games of inches. And baseball is no exception. One wrong move can cost a team a game, and a wrong move is what cost the Channing Railroaders on Saturday evening. A fifth-inning error on an overthrow ...

Is this heaven? Yep, it’s Iowa

Sports Columns

Where is your field of dreams? For some, it’s a classic ballpark like Wrigley Field or Fenway Park. Others, it’s maybe a newer, modern stadium like Target Field, Miller Park or Camden Yards. As great as all those facilities are, especially Wrigley and Target since I grew up a fan of the ...

Hruska advances in MGC Ladies Championship

Local Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Medalist Jan Hruska and three other women advanced in the first round of match play Friday in the Marquette Golf Club’s Ladies Club Championship tournament. Playing on the club’s Greywalls course, the four matches held were all in the championship ...

Marquette pulls out Oldtimers win

Local Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Marquette scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to not only avert a shutout, but pull out a 4-3 victory over Gwinn in an Oldtimers softball game played at Hurley Field in Marquette on Thursday afternoon. Following a double by Ralph Beauchamp and ...

Local Sports Briefs

Local Sports

Meet the Hematites Thursday ISHPEMING — The fall season’s Meet the Hematites for fall high school sports athletes and teams at Ishpeming High School will be held next week. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the high school’s new gym. Fall teams and coaches will be ...

Lifesaving day at beach

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — A relaxing, routine visit to Presque Isle Park in Marquette last weekend turned into a life-and-death situation for a sophomore football player at Northern Michigan University. Cornerback Ratavian Rinkines of Lansing sprung into action at the park’s Black Rocks area on Sunday, ...

Glimpse at the big time

NMU Sports

By DENNIS GRALL Escanaba Daily Press HARRIS — A new golf course and a new golf tournament. That combination comes together Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1-2, when Sage Run Golf Course will be the site of its first NCAA men’s collegiate invitational. Ten teams will participate in the Upper ...

Meet the Negaunee Miners to be held Monday

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee High School will host its seasonal Meet the Miners Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the high school auditorium. All fall sports athletes are expected to attend with a parent or guardian, as team introductions and team meetings will take place, as well as sign-up for booster ...

Phelps, Wisconsin, hosts Twin Triathlon later this month

Local Sports

PHELPS, Wisconsin — The fifth annual Twin Triathlon will be held in Phelps, Wisconsin, on Aug. 24. This event combines kayaking with the traditional triathlon disciplines of running and bicycling. Individuals, teams and entire families can sign up with the eight-kilometer paddle on North ...

North Central High School names athletic director

Prep Sports

POWERS — North Central Schools have seen athletic directors come and go for multiple reasons in recent years. Randall McLeod, a former North Central student, is taking the reins this fall in an attempt to stabilize and improve the athletics program. “We’re going to hit the ground ...

Marquette Redmen golfers Upper Peninsula runners-up


The Marquette boys were runners-up at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 golf finals held at the Escanaba Country Club on May 29. From left are Joseph Luke, Tyler Bergwall, Jordan Jurmu, Karsten Kamps, Ethan Sellers and head coach Ben Smith. (Photo courtesy Cara Kamps)

Knights of Columbus names free throw winners in district contest


These are district winners among boys and girls ages 9-14 in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest held at Father Marquette Catholic Academy on Feb. 16. From left are Nathan Voss, Liliana Saunders, Logan Matt, Brayden Gleason, Parker Gleason, Kole Bancroft, Taylor Longtine, Eben Wagner, ...

Just one stroke short

Local Sports

GLADSTONE — Nearly everything fell into place at the right time for Bryce Douglas here Saturday as he earned his first Upper Peninsula Golf Association men’s championship at the Terrace Bluff Golf & Country Club. The nearby Gladstone Golf Club member sank at least three birdie putts in ...