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Finishing the job

NMU Sports

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Over the past few seasons, the Northern Michigan University football team had built a reputation for blowing leads or coming up short with the game on the line. But on Saturday, that status may have come to an end at the school’s ...

Fellas, it’s time to get over it

Sports Columns

Over the last few weeks, whenever I see certain types of sports stories online, these are the typical comments I tend to find attached to them. “Get that chick off the air.” “I don’t need to hear this.” “It’s like my girlfriend is watching with me.” “My ears are ...

Patriots end 25 years of frustration against Iron Mountain

Prep Sports

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — It has been a long time coming for the Westwood football team, but they finally toppled the Mountaineers. The Patriots (4-1, 1-1 Mid-Peninsula Conference) ended their long losing streak to Iron Mountain with a 34-0 victory Friday ...

Marquette overcomes adversity for 2nd win

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — There were a lot of reasons for Marquette Senior High School to lose its football game at Petoskey on Friday night. But none stopped the Redmen from instead pulling out a 27-26 victory against the Northmen in a nonconference game. MSHS had struggled at ...

Negaunee native Dan Ellis wins state golf title

Local Sports

By Golf Association of Michigan LANSING — Golf coaches Dan Ellis of East Lansing and Jimmy Dewling of Bloomfield Hills worked their strengths to perfection in winning the fourth Golf Association of Michigan Four-Ball Championship at the Country Club of Lansing on Wednesday. The former ...

Gwinn volleyball team pulls out comeback

Prep Sports

BNEGAUNEE — The Gwinn High School varsity volleyball team had to pull off a comeback to keep its dual meet record perfect with a five-set victory at Negaunee on Thursday night. The Modeltowners prevailed 25-21, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-7 to improve to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-Peninsula ...

WCHA.tv video packages available

NMU Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — The WCHA is making several paid packages available for watching games via WCHA.tv, the league’s official online streaming platform. In partnership with Stretch Internet, WCHA.tv provides high-definition broadcasts when available on several platforms, including new ...

Let one get away

Local Sports

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — During every football season, it seems like most teams will have a loss that got away. For Ishpeming, that game happened Friday night against Gladstone as the Hematites basically beat themselves. Ishpeming held the undefeated Braves ...

Williams runs Negaunee to victory at Gwinn

Local Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer GWINN — Robbie Williams had three rushing touchdowns and rushed for 140 yards to lead Negaunee to a 34-6 Mid-Peninsula Conference road victory at Gwinn on Friday night. Both teams now stand at 2-3 overall after the game played at McCormick ...

Marquette sweeps at Stephenson cross country meet

Prep Sports

BANAT — The Dale Fountain Memorial Course for cross country runners had lain dormant for nearly three years after fire destroyed a nearby home in 2014. That changed on a sunny and hot Thursday as the Stephenson Eagles took the first step toward reviving the Dale Fountain Invitational meet, ...

Wildcats looking for first win

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The first couple of weeks haven’t been easy for the Northern Michigan University football team. Northern has been blown out in both games and the same defensive issues that plagued the Wildcats last season seem to have carried over to this year. In the opener against Angelo ...

Singles carry Redettes to GNC tennis title

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Singles players carried the day for Marquette Senior High School as the Redettes won the Great Northern Conference girls tennis meet held at Escanaba on Wednesday. “The girls played well and I'm really proud of them,” Marquette coach Derek Sandstrom said of his team’s ...

MSHS boys hand Kingsford 1st loss of the season

Local Sports

KINGSFORD — Though Mother Nature tried to get in the way, Marquette found enough time to hand the Kingsford High School boys soccer team its first loss of the season in Kingsford on Wednesday. Trevor Salmon’s pair of second-half goals carried the Redmen to a 3-1 victory at Commemorative ...

Depth helps Munising sweep at Superior Central

Local Sports

EBEN — A group of area runners was introduced to a new cross country course at the Superior Central Invitational held Wednesday. Munising fared best on this sunny, warm and windy day, taking both girls and boys team titles. The Mustang girls placed five among the top nine and scored 26 ...

NMU women look to build on win

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The women’s soccer team at Northern Michigan University hopes to build a winning streak as it hits the road for its first GLIAC matches of the season over the next three days. The Wildcats, who won for the first time on Sunday, travel to Hammond, Indiana, to play ...