Blues pile up runs in comeback

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By Journal Sports Staff STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The Marquette Blues piled up the runs while they could to complete a big comeback at the Firecracker Tournament in American Legion baseball on Friday. Trailing 5-1 entering the fifth inning, the Blues scored a dozen runs in their next two ...

Breaking away?

NMU Sports

By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor MARQUETTE — School officials at Northern Michigan University and six other WCHA institutions intend to be tight-lipped about their exploration into leaving the league in the next two years. A news release was posted Friday on the NMU athletics ...

Alumni softball tournaments start Friday

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GWINN — Now with four Marquette County high schools offering alumni coed softball tournaments, the Fourth of July should be the busiest time this summer on area diamonds. Gwinn kicks off the action on Friday, with its second annual extravaganza taking place on two fields at the Forsyth ...

Upper Peninsulaa golf fans enjoy Symetra Tour

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HARRIS — Another year of the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club In Harris has come and gone with Sunday’s final round. The championship, which is part of the ninth annual Symetra Tour, brought in a good crowd of local people excited to see women’s professional golfers ...

Revving their engines

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SANDS TOWNSHIP — The precipitation held off just long enough to get a full program and some bonus racing in at Sands Speedway on Sunday afternoon. The quarter-mile track completed its second week of racing and hosted Veterans Day, honoring military veterans who made their out to the track ...

Russel sinks 4th ace

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GWINN — Doug Russel hit the fourth hole in one of his career on June 14 during the Superior Health Foundation Outing at Red Fox Run Golf Course. The ace occurred on hole number 4 and Russel used a gap wedge to hit the 91-yard shot. The hole in one was witnessed by Scott Sampeer.

Marquette Blues fall twice at Escanaba Tournament

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By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — Things didn’t go the Marquette Blues’ way Friday afternoon at the Escanaba Tournament and they didn’t improve on Saturday. In its first game of the afternoon, Marquette was dealt a tough 1-0 loss at the hands of De Pere (Wis.), who scored the ...

New roster, new schedule

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball season may still be a few months away, but the wait for the upcoming schedule is over as the Wildcats released it earlier this week. Last season was one to remember as NMU was in contention ...

Celebrating the Blues

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — If you’re looking to find a guy who stands out on the Northern Michigan University hockey roster, defenseman Adam Roeder definitely fills that role. It’s not due to his size, or how he plays the game, it’s where he’s from. The Wildcats roster is stacked with players ...

It’s time to give U.S. women’s soccer what it deserves

Sports Columns

One of the most common complaints once summer arrives is that there’s nothing to watch on TV. The NBA and NHL seasons are over and now, the only thing to tune into is Major League Baseball and that season lasts for months. As much as I love baseball, I’ll admit that the games don’t ...