Michigan Sports

Marisnick homers in 8th to lift Astros past Tigers, 7-6

By JORDAN GODWIN Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Jake Marisnick wouldn't acknowledge whether he thought his tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth inning had ended the game. His teammates, however, were teasing him in the clubhouse after the game about a nearly humiliating ...

Role player again helps Houston beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON — For the second straight night the Houston Astros got a big contribution from a role player filling in for one of their injured stars. Juan Centeno homered to help the Astros to a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night after Brad ...

No expulsions in Michigan State University football players’ sexual assault

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State officials say they have concluded a Title IX investigation into an alleged sexual assault and haven’t taken any action to remove three football players from the university. The Detroit Free Press reports Michigan State spokesman Jason Cody would not ...

Houston Astros limit Detroit Tigers to one hit in 1-0 win

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros used a group effort to make up for what they hope is the one start ace Dallas Keuchel will miss with a pinched nerve in his neck. Brad Peacock and three relievers combined for a one-hitter and Jose Altuve provided the offense with an RBI double to lead the Astros ...

Tigers end Rangers’ win streak at 10

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat Texas 9-3 on Saturday night, ending the Rangers’ 10-game winning streak. Nicholas Castellanos added a three-run homer in ...

Negaunee wins its own invite

Miners wins 6 of 8 championships to easily hold off Westwood By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — It looks like another Upper Peninsula Finals championship could be on the horizon for the Negaunee High School boys tennis team. The Miners won their own tournament, the Negaunee ...

The Patriot games

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — For the first time, the Westwood Patriots captured the Mid-Peninsula Conference softball tournament championship Saturday afternoon, mercying Norway 15-0 in just four innings in Negaunee. Westwood, which entered the tournament as the No. 1 ...

Norway’s Leiker resigns as basketball coach

By LINDA LOBECK Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — Longtime Norway High School boys basketball coach Ben Leiker submitted his resignation this week. Leiker coached Norway to 12 district titles in 18 years. He also won three Mid-Peninsula Conference titles. Last year, the Knights were ...

Quigley named Gladstone boys basketball coach

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Dane Quigley was named boys varsity basketball coach at Gladstone High School on Wednesday, according to athletic director Andy Jacques. Quigley has served as the Braves’ junior varsity coach the past seven years and currently is head ...

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 ...