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Upper Peninsulaa golf fans enjoy Symetra Tour

Local Sports

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

Local Sports

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 ...

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 ...

Marquette Reds sweep Bark River-Harris Thursday

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Reds Junior Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader over Bark River-Harris Thursday evening and improved its record to 6-5. In the first game, the Reds used a strong second inning to earn a 13-2 victory. Marquette scored eight runs in ...

NMU men start new coaching era with new schedule

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The upcoming Northern Michigan University men’s basketball season will be a different one in more ways than one. First off, the Wildcats will have a new head coach after former coach Bill Sall moved downstate to be the bench boss at his alma ...

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 ...

Niemi named head coach for IHS boys hoops

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By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — George Niemi has been promoted to the varsity level again. After being promoted to Ishpeming High School varsity football head coach from the junior varsity level in May, Niemi will jump from the JV squad again, but this time on the basketball ...

A new man in charge

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Westwood High School will have a familiar face leading its varsity boys basketball program this winter. Scott Syrjala, Patriots head football coach, boys track and field coach, and boys junior varsity basketball coach, will take the reigns of the varsity squad as well, first ...

Looking to improve

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Last year was a rough one for the Northern Michigan University women's soccer team, but the Wildcats have embarked on a new journey as they recently announced this season's schedule. Unlike last year, NMU will open the year on the road as it will take on Minnesota Duluth on ...