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Captain helms NMU ship

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MARQUETTE — Denver Pierce has taken over the helm at Northern Michigan University. Hailing from Sault Ste. Marie, home of the famous Soo Locks, it’s appropriate that he is now serving as captain of the Wildcats. Pierce is also the first native of the Upper Peninsula to lead the Wildcats ...

NMU men tie, women lose 1-0

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MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University played to a draw in the men’s game and lost in the women’s game as the Wildcats’ soccer teams played their final home matches of the regular season at the NMU Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon. The NMU men played two overtimes in a 2-2 tie with ...

Wildcats swim, dive teams pull off clean sweep at home

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MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving teams pulled off a clean sweep of their opposition in their first home meets of the season at the PEIF Pool on Friday and Saturday. The women, swimming in triple duals, defeated St. Cloud State (Minnesota) and Northern State ...

SVSU zips past ‘Cats, 30-10

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By Journal Sports Staff UNIVERSITY CENTER — Ryan Conklin completed three touchdown passes to Chad Gailliard as Saginaw Valley State built an early lead and defeated Northern Michigan University 30-10 in a GLIAC football game played at the Cardinals’ Wickes Stadium on Saturday ...

Volleyball ‘Cats sweep in Indianapolis

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By Journal Sports Staff INDIANAPOLIS — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team has now built a four-match winning streak after winning all three of its matches at the Midwest Region Conference Crossover. The Wildcats swept the Missouri University Science & Technology in three ...

NMU’s Craighead scores power-play winner

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By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — Northern Michigan University forward Darien Craighead might’ve emerged as the team’s clutch performer. The junior led the nation in game-winning goals last season and with his team in desperate need of a spark in the third period, Craighead ...

Redmen reign reaffirmed

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MARQUETTE — For a long time, the Marquette boys soccer team has had control of the Upper Peninsula, On Saturday at the Kaufman Sports Complex, the Redmen made it clear they weren’t going to let go anytime soon. After dispatching Kingsford 4-2 in the first round of the U.P. Tournament, ...

Who is the worst of the worst?

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We’ve all seen some truly awful athletic performances over the years. Whether it’s on the field, the court or the ice, there are some teams that are just mind-boggling to watch on television because of their sheer incompetence. Some teams may be cursed more than others with this issue, ...

Rolling Riptide wins pair of bouts

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The Dead River Derby’s Rolling Riptide of Marquette played and won back-to-back bouts in the Freshcoast Frenzy Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Tournament hosted by Traverse City Roller Derby this summer. DRD defeated Eerie Roller Girls of Erie, Pa., 365-36 and Hogtown Roller Derby of ...

Kamps among Junior Club champions at Marquette Golf Club

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Karsten Kamps won the 18-hole Boys Junior Club Championship at the Marquette Golf Club in late August. Playing on the Heritage course, Kamps shot 81 in his 14- to 17-year-old division. Joseph Luke was runner-up with 82, while Lincoln Sager came in third ...

Bjorne, Nygard, McCutcheon win Marquette Golf Club Fall Scramble

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The trio of K.C. Bjorne, Dan Nygard and Dan McCutcheon shot 59 on the final day to win the two-day Marquette Golf Club Fall 3-Man Scramble on Sept. 23. They and the other teams braved brisk September weather. Bjorne, Nygard and McCutcheon carded 61 ...

Bowling leagues

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River Rock Lanes Sun. Just For Fun — Eric Roberts 224-552, Jen Larson 168-478, Team #1 1286-3715; Eric Roberts 202-534, Jen Larson 172-460, Gutter Gang 1247-3605 Mon. Men & Women Seniors — Darrell Olson 235, Joe Duckworth 235-613, Lyn Rolain 176, Joleen North 464; Stan Uitto 241, Joe ...

Korpinen, Anderson win Red Fox Senior golf

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By Journal Sports Staff K.I. SAWYER — Gunnar Korpinen and Jim Anderson won the Red Fox Run 2-Man Senior Scramble golf tournament with a 5-under-par score of 66 in September. This score won the 70-and-over age division as well as the overall tournament itself. Grant Kierzek and Tim Ryan ...

Warrior Relief Golf helps good cause

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By Journal Sports Staff K.I. SAWYER — Thousands of dollars were raised for the Warrior Relief Fund through the seventh annual Warrior Relief Golf Fundraiser held at Red Fox Run Golf Course and at American Legion Post 349 of Little Lake on Aug. 25. Nearly 150 golfers participated in the ...

Gravedoni, Bykkonen net pair of break and runs in Negaunee

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Clark Gravedoni had a break and run during the Negaunee Men’s Pool League session on Oct. 10. His Pasquali’s 1 team doubled up Smarties 16-8, while Eagles 2 put a 20-4 hurting on Cascade 1, Pasquali’s 2 won the civil war 18-6 over Pasquali’s 4 ...