By Julie Goldberg
Journal Sports Writer
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School boys basketball team overcame an early nine-point deficit Wednesday night to defeat the Gladstone Braves, 54-47, in a matchup of top-five Upper Peninsula Class ABC teams.
The Redmen began their comeback ...
ESCANABA — It is time to pull a Brett Favre.
Retirement beckons once more from this cherished position, seven months after coming out of retirement to fill two openings on the sports desk.
Mike Mattson and Avery Bundgaard are ready to take over the reins, which means it is time to skidaddle ...
RAPID RIVER — The Stephenson girls’ basketball team got off to a fast start Wednesday and held off Rapid River to win 53-43.
It was a game of two halves as the Eagles (4-16) ran out to an early lead but the Rockets (7-12) scrapped back with a big second half.
“Overall, I thought we ...
By Paul Newberry
AP Sports Columnist
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed.
Unfortunately, those in charge of the game are going about it all the wrong way.
Extra inning gimmicks?
Automatic intentional ...
ESCANABA — The newly rejuvenated athleteic program at Bay de Noc Community College is
making a database of all former Bay athletes to keep alumni and athletes informed of the program. For details on helping compile the alum section, contact athletic director/men’s basketball coach Matt ...
ESCANABA — Tickets are available for the 34th annual Eskymo Fan Club Spring Fling. Th event is March 18 at Highland Golf Course, from 5 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $40 per person if purchased early and are $45 at the door. Tickets are available at the high school’s main office or from ...
ESCANABA — Students from Escanaba Upper Elementary and Gladstone’s James T. Jones Elementary recently participated in a Rally For School Health at Detroit’s Ford Field.
The program is part of Fuel Up to Play 60, which is sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football ...
Big Bay at Manistique, 7:30
Munising at RR, 7:30
Forest Park at BR-H, 7:30
Mid Pen at N Central, 7:30
Gladstone at I Mount, 7:45
C-N at N Dickinson, 8
Munising at Manistique, 6
Escanaba at ...
ESCANABA — Gavin Peacock provided an unexpected third scoring option for the Escanaba Eskymos Tuesday night.
Peacock came off the bench when Jared Nash got into early foul trouble and provided a first-quarter spark for the Eskymos, who used that ignition to romp past Gwinn 75-47 in a ...
RAPID RIVER — Memo to those not paying attention to local boys basketball happenings: Rapid River has won five of its last six games.
The hot Rockets added to their late-season surge Tuesday night with a 52-47 Skyline Conference win against visiting Big Bay de Noc.
Afterward, Rockets’ ...
By STEPHEN OMAN
MENOMINEE — The Escanaba girls’ basketball team played a strong second half Tuesday and beat Menominee 47-38.
Both offenses struggled early, but the Eskymos figured it out in the second half.
“I just think the girls came out a little ...
GLADSTONE — Gladstone’s Matt LeClaire and five Braves on the girls’ team were rewarded for their standout swim accomplishments by earning All-U.P. laurels.
LeClaire was named the Upper Peninsula Male Swimmer of the Year after winning two events Saturday at the U.P. Finals, setting a ...
GLADSTONE — The Kingsford girls basketball team got hot in the second quarter to spoil Gladstone’s senior night 72-63 Tuesday.
The Flivvers shot 26-of-48 for 54 percent to the Braves 21-of-53 (40 percent) in this Great Northern Conference game.
“I thought we did a good job sharing the ...
By Steve Brownlee
Journal Sports Writer
MUNISING — The traveling road show known as North Central boys basketball made its only appearance of the season in Alger County on Tuesday night.
The fans at Munising High School had to go home duly impressed, even if they weren’t pleased with ...
WAUSAU, Wis. — Northern Lights YMCA swimmers were among 10 teams that competed in the Iceberg Invitational here Saturday. Nearly 500 swimmers participated.
Anna Rouleau, 12, was NLY’s top finisher in 11-12 girls age group. She won the high points category, which included a first place ...
GLADSTONE — The Sixth Annual Bot Trot will take place March 11 at Gladstone High School.
Check-in and late registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K run/walk starting at 10 a.m. The pre-registration is $25 (with T-shirt) and $20 (without T-shirt). The cost is $25 after March 1 and on ...
CARNEY — The eighth annual March Madness 12-team men’s basketball tourney will be held March 10-12 at Carney-Nadeau High School. Two divisions will be conducted, with play-in games setting up classes A and B for a double-elimination process. Entry fee is $125 and cash prizes go to the top ...