Michigan Sports

Munising tennis gets second win

Mustangs sweep doubles matches to top Gladstone By Journal Sports Staff GLADSTONE — The Munising tennis team used some good performances from its doubles squads to defeat Gladstone 5-3. The Mustangs (2-3) swept all of the doubles matches and won the No. 4 competition by forfeit. The ...

Ishpeming dominates Division 2 regional

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Winning the meet was only secondary to Ishpeming track and field coach P.J. Pruett, but the dominance the Hematites showed at its MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional left him beaming. “I’m very proud of the effort our kids gave today,” he said ...

Miners continue to excel

Negaunee girls, Houghton boys win Division 1 regional meet By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Despite a weather delay, six high school track and field teams battled through the cold Friday evening at Westwood High School in the Division I regionals with the Negaunee girls ...

Rangers beat Tigers 5-3, extend winning streak to 10 games

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Mike Napoli and Joey Gallo hit homers, giving the Texas Rangers enough offense to help them hold on for a 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night, their 10th straight victory. Nick Martinez (1-2) gave up one unearned run and four hits over ...

Son of late Mike Illitch OK’d as Detroit Tigers’ controlling owner

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Ilitch has been unanimously approved as the new controlling owner of the Detroit Tigers. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Thursday following the vote during a quarterly owners’ meeting. Tigers owner Mike Ilitch died in February at age ...

Detroit Tigers waste comebacks in 13-inning loss to Baltimore, 13-11

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th. After the second one, the Baltimore Orioles finally held on. Davis’ two-run shot in the 13th put the Orioles ahead to stay, and they snapped a four-game losing streak by outlasting ...

Central Michigan University names athletic director

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Central Michigan has hired Michael Alford as its new athletic director. The school announced Monday that the senior associate athletic director for administration and development at Oklahoma is replacing Dave Heeke, who was hired as Arizona’s athletic director in ...

Trout, Meyer propel Angels past Verlander and Tigers, 4-1

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Six years after Alex Meyer was a first-round draft pick, the 6-foot-9 right-hander is still trying to realize his enormous potential as a big league pitcher. Meyer appears to be on his way after outpitching Justin Verlander in the ...

Angels shut out Tigers on Friday

By STEVE DILBECK Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Matt Shoemaker finally showed off his 2016 form. Shoemaker held the Detroit Tigers to three hits in six innings, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-0 victory late Friday on the West Coast. “That looks like Shoemaker when he’s ...

Pool, Lehtinen added to Potulny’s NMU hockey staff

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey program named a pair of coaches on Saturday to the staff of head hockey coach Grant Potulny. Byron Pool was named associate head coach, while Rob Lehtinen was named assistant coach. Pool spent the last seven ...

Jandron starring on mound at Northwood

By Journal Sports Staff MIDLAND — Northwood University junior Tyler Jandron of Negaunee proved why he was named the GLIAC Pitcher of the Year at the opening game of the league’s tournament on Thursday. Jandron threw a two-hit, complete-game shutout as the No. 1-seeded Timberwolves blanked ...

Marquette dominance

Redmen, Redettes sweep Negaunee Lions titles in convincing fashion By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Both Marquette and Negaunee continued to work on successful track and field seasons Saturday afternoon at the Negaunee Lions Invitational. Marquette swept both the girls ...

Lions sign draft picks, bring them to rookie minicamp

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Detroit coach Jim Caldwell was asked about positions that are supposed to be particularly tough to learn, like quarterback, tight end and middle linebacker. Caldwell then started adding some other spots to that category. “Offensive line, ...

Mattson, Ziegler named hall of fame scholars

By Escanaba Daily Press HARRIS — Two student-athletes from Marquette and Alger counties will be among five to be recognized Saturday night at the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame banquet to be held at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris. Four of the honorees, all who happen to be ...

Highway underpass receives support

Board schedules meeting on levy By RYAN JARVI Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board recently heard an update of progress made to the potential creation of an underpass beneath U.S. 41, and scheduled a public hearing to gather community input on a proposal to ...

Michigan sports doctor faces key hearing in assault case

MASON, Mich. (AP) — An outspoken former gymnast is expected to testify at a key hearing in a sexual assault case against a Michigan sports doctor. Dr. Larry Nassar is appearing in court near Lansing, Michigan, on Friday for a hearing that will determine if there's enough evidence to send him ...