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NMU announces 2019-20 swimming and diving schedule

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Four home events and conference and national meets at the end of the season are featured in the 2019-20 men’s and women’s swimming and diving schedule as released by Northern Michigan University this week. The longest season of any of the ...

A busy man with a busy job

NMU Sports

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Carolina Hurricanes GM and former NMU defenseman Don Waddell. Part 1 was in Saturday’s paper. MARQUETTE — For Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager, and former Northern Michigan University hockey player, Don Waddell, ...

Upper Peninsula great for sports

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It’s summertime and that can be a time for mixed feelings for sports writers. On the plus side, the weather is nice and you have more free time to relax. The negative side is that there’s not a lot going on in the world of sports and you can get stuck coming up with topics for feature ...

Bowling leagues

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River Rock Lanes Mon. Men & Women Seniors — Glenn Hintsala 223-611, Nellie Elenbaas 219-543; Glenn Hintsala 238, Stan Uitto 602, Nellie Elenbaas 183-520; Stan Uitto 218, Darrell Olson 566, Nellie Elenbaas 209-519; Glenn Hintsala 210-579, Nellie Elenbaas 179-489; Glenn Hintsala 257-666, ...

Thexton, Trego lead River Rock to 1st win

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By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Kris Thexton went 3 for 4 and Nichol Trego tripled to lead River Rock Lanes to its first win of the season, 12-5 over U.P. Fabricating in Class C of the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June 26. Val Prusi homered for U.P. Fabricating. Also in ...

Marquette Blues win Mid Pen League baseball title

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — After coming up short in the Mid Pen League Tournament last season, the Marquette Legion baseball team redeemed itself Saturday evening. The Blues got a strong pitching outing from Jon Jason and held on late to top Copper Country 3-1 and claim the ...

Thexton, Trego lead River Rock to 1st win

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By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Kris Thexton went 3 for 4 and Nichol Trego tripled to lead River Rock Lanes to its first win of the season, 12-5 over U.P. Fabricating in Class C of the Iron Range Women’s Softball League on June 26. Val Prusi homered for U.P. Fabricating. Also in ...

Moore, LaBelle pace Marquette County golfers

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township hosted Week 3 of the Marquette County Junior Golf season on June 26, while the Marquette Golf Club hosted on July 9. Top shooter on June 26 was Jace Moore, who carded 41 over nine holes to win the ...

Waterman, Williams support Blue Sox pitcher Speaker

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Keira Waterman and Layla Williams each went 2 for 3 to support winning pitcher Maijah Speaker as the Blue Sox of Negaunee defeated Marquette Red 5-1 in a Little League Minors softball game played the week of June 23. Waterman included a double in her ...

Marquette United U17 girls win again

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The Marquette United Soccer Club Under-17 girls team won its second consecutive tournament championship at the Summer Shootout held in Appleton, Wis., June 22-23. These girls opened the first day with a 2-1 win over Marshfield, Wis., Inferno before shutting out Ashwaubenon, Wis., 2-0. On day ...

Hetrick, Sutherland lead Marquette Oldtimers’ insurance rally

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Three insurance runs scored in the top of the final inning proved decisive as the Marquette Oldtimers defeated Negaunee 6-5 in a softball game played Wednesday afternoon at LaCombe Field. Marquette has won six in a row in the twice-a-year series, ...

A man who starts new things

NMU Sports

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 in a two-part series on Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell. Sunday’s article will involve a closer look at his duties with the Hurricanes. MARQUETTE — If there’s something that appeals to Don Waddell, it’s starting ...

Young U.P. bowlers off to national tourney in Detroit

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ByJournal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — A half-dozen youth bowlers from the Upper Peninsula will travel to Detroit starting Monday to compete at the 22nd annual Junior Gold Championships. They include Westwood student, Evan Rae, and three other Marquette County bowlers qualified, but will be ...

Northern Michigan University hockey team’s golf outing planned

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MARQUETTE — The hockey Wildcats at Northern Michigan University will host their NMU Hockey Friends and Family golf outing in September. Using a four-plus-one format, the outing will be held using a shotgun start at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, on the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf ...