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Redettes runners-up at Wisconsin soccer tourney

Prep Sports

WAUPACA, Wis. — Marquette won a pair of games before falling in the championship of the Comet Varsity Invitational to finish as runner-up among eight teams on Saturday. The Redettes opened with a 5-1 victory over Marinette, Wisconsin, as senior captain Lauren Kurzawa and sophomore Paige ...

Miners golden at the plate

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The weather hasn’t exactly been accommodating to baseball teams around the Upper Peninsula this spring, but on Saturday afternoon, the clouds parted and the temperature warmed up just in time for the Negaunee Invitational tournament. Not only ...

Mothers find a way to connect

Sports Columns

Today is Mother’s Day and that’s always a special occasion for me. Last year, I wrote about how more than 30 years ago, my dad set me on my path toward becoming a sports fan and later, a sports writer even before I could talk. He and I have always had a special bond that still goes on ...

Negaunee netters win Kingsford Invitational

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Invitational tennis meet operated under an interesting format Saturday morning, but that didn’t faze the Negaunee boys. The meet was a five-team round robin with each match consisting of two short sets, starting at 2-2, with no third ...

Bowling leagues

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River Rock Lanes Sun. Just For Fun — Bob Salisbury 198-551, Abbie Salisbury 190-476, Jambas 1310-3847; Bob Salisbury 231-626, Liz Yelland 152-420, Weather Willey’s 1320-3756; Bob Salisbury 202, Dan Willey 545, Megan Miljour 16 4, Susie Crawford 429, Strikers 1248, Gutter Gang 3686; Jason ...

Negaunee girls fall three times in Petoskey

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By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — The Negaunee softball team wanted to assess where it was as a team Saturday at the Petoskey Invitational and the Miners found out that they have room for improvement. The Miners faced some of the best teams in the state and came up short in all three ...

Bicycle leaders come to Marquette

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MARQUETTE — Kids across the Upper Peninsula will get a chance to experience a summer of adventure thanks to 906 Adventure Team and a growing network of volunteer coaches committed to the organization’s mission. Adventure Bike Club, a program designed to introduce kids 5-17 to outdoor ...

Records fall at Lions Invitational

Prep Sports

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press NEGAUNEE — The weather was sometimes a bit chilly, but track and field action was hot and heavy during the Negaunee Lions Invitational Friday. A school record and at least seven meet records were established in a variety of conditions, ...

Sports briefs

Local Sports

Negaunee LL marks opening days NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Little League will hold a pair of opening ceremonies for various baseball and softball program. Ceremonies will be held at the Negaunee Township Ball Field Complex on M-35. The Minor, Major and Junior divisions will have their event ...

Bay College golf outing aids scholarship funding

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ESCANABA — An annual golf outing that raises funds for Bay de Noc Community College scholarships will be held in mid-July at the Escanaba Country Club. The 29th Bay College Swing for Scholarships will be held on Thursday, July 18, with registration at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at ...

Anthony Katona steps down as boys basketball coach at Ishpeming

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ISHPEMING — After three years at the helm of the Ishpeming boys basketball program, head coach Anthony Katona has stepped down. In an interview Tuesday, Hematites athletic director Terry Roberts said that it was Katona’s “personal decision” to resign. During his time with the ...

Escanaba Eskymos down Munising 7-1 in a boys tennis meet

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba tennis team took care of business here Wednesday, defeating Munising 7-1. Escanaba’s Christer Carne earned a hard-fought victory at No. 1 singles, outlasting Munising’s Mitch Coyne 6-3, 6-2. Esky’s other three singles players also earned wins, with Shaun ...