Westwood girls tennis team gets off to 2-1 start

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School girls tennis team didn’t let a shutout in defeat to Negaunee on Wednesday affect their play on Thursday, posting an 8-0 win over Ishpeming and 6-2 victory over Iron Mountain on the second day of the season. “Our girls had a long day (Thursday) with a ...

WCHA member Alaska-Anchorage to drop hockey, skiing

NMU Sports

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska-Anchorage is dropping its men’s hockey, men’s and women’s skiing and women’s gymnastics programs because of significant reductions in state funding. The programs will shut down in the 2021-22 academic year. The Seawolves play with the Northern ...

Mike Devine ready to defend Marquette Golf Club senior golf title

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Fifteen men made it through qualifying rounds last weekend and will join defending champion Mike Devine for two divisions of the Marquette Golf Club’s Men’s Senior Club Championship this weekend. Eight will engage in match play in the “regular” Senior Division with the ...

Finlandia hockey players named national Academic All-Stars

Local Sports

HANCOCK — Fifteen Finlandia hockey players from its men’s and women’s teams were named Krampade/American Hockey Coaches Association Academic All-Stars, the university announced this week. Student-athletes were required to attain a 3.75 grade-point average for the fall semester and ...

Jerry Sherman scores first hole-in-one at Gentz’s

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Jerry Sherman of Big Bay accomplished making his first hole-in-one on Wednesday at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township. He aced the 120-yard No. 2 hole using a driver. His feat was witnessed by Mark Tallio and Nick Cartier.

7 local players to play in U.P. all-star softball games on Friday

Local Sports

ESCANABA — A select few recently graduated high school softball players will get a chance to play a pair of games on Friday. After the coronavirus pandemic wiped out spring sports in the past five months, Escanaba High School softball coach Gary Salo took the idea of an Upper Peninsula ...