Tom Petroff gets patriotic hole-in-one

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MARQUETTE — Club member Tom Petroff made his first hole-in-one memorable by getting his ace on the Fourth of July at the Marquette Golf Club. Petroff, who has golfed for more than 30 years, used a 9-iron to ace the 125-yard 17th hole on the Greywalls course on Thursday. Witnesses were ...

Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open set for August in Escanaba

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ESCANABA — The 72nd annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open takes place Aug. 3-4 at Ludington Park in Escanaba. All singles matches will be played Saturday and doubles Sunday. Cost — which includes a T-shirt — is $18 for singles and $22 for doubles. Checks should be made payable to Esky ...

Sports Snapshots

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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal at the 12th annual U.P. Football All-Star Game on June 29

Marquette Blues salvage weekend split by sweeping Sunday

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ANTIGO, Wis. — The Marquette Legion Blues baseball team wrapped up its second straight weekend tournament by salvaging a split with two wins in Antigo, Wisconsin. After taking two losses on Saturday against Wisconsin teams Ashwaubenon and host Antigo, the Blues rebounded with a pair of wins ...

Marquette Blues open Antigo Tournament with two losses

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By Journal Sports Staff ANTIGO, Wis. — The Marquette Legion baseball team traveled west across the state border for the Antigo Tournament Saturday and the Blues didn’t get off to great start Marquette was handed a 4-2 loss by Ashwaubenon (Wis.) in its opener, and then a 5-0 defeat by ...

Looking to build on good spring

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — After earning its first GLIAC Tournament appearance ever this past spring, the Northern Michigan University lacrosse team will look to build on that next year as the Wildcats recently released their 2020 schedule. The season opens with three ...

Finding a way into Lambeau

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Two years ago, I went on an amazing journey. Like Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings, I embarked to a place that was unappealing and intimidating, but it was necessary that I completed my adventure. That place was Green Bay, Wisconsin. As I said in my column back in 2017, growing up ...

Negaunee alumni take the field

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NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Alumni Softball Tournament got off to an exciting start Saturday as the Negaunee Public Schools staff defeated the 2019 Miners 6-5 in extra innings. Luke Anderson went 3 for 3 at the plate for the staff and drove in the winning run. Jake Skewis went 2 for 3 with a ...

Wildcats women runners release schedule

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University cross country team’s streak of NCAA Division II National Championships bids came to an end last fall, but the Wildcats return a solid core of runners this year and they got a head start recently as they announced this ...

Lakes’ Ben Wilson named Gil Heard Courageous Athlete

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By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette LAKE LINDEN — A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at the age of 8 was not going to stop Ben Wilson from doing what he loved to do: play sports. On the contrary, it was athletics that has kept him healthy and positive over the past ...

Excelling in the classroom

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Thirty-nine student-athletes at Northern Michigan University were named to the All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams by the GLIAC recently. Women’s outdoor track and field led the Wildcats’ varsity programs with 19 honorees among both ...

Marquette Reds earn Fourth of July win

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Reds Junior Legion baseball team celebrated its Independence Day in a big way as it earned a 19-4 win over the Marquette Little League All-Stars Thursday. Skylar Robertson was the Reds’ star at the plate as he went 3 for 4 with six RBI. ...

NMU women golfers announce 2019-20 schedule

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE – After another strong season in 2018-19, the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team got a head start on this year as it recently announced its 2019-2020 schedule. This season, the Wildcats will compete in nine meets in five different states. ...