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Looking to muzzle the Bulldogs

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Finals week has begun for the Northern Michigan University hockey team and perhaps appropriately, this weekend will be the Wildcats' last home series in 2017. After picking up four points last weekend at Bemidji State, NMU will now try to earn its second sweep of the season. The ...

Ishpeming boys use balanced attack to defeat Gwinn

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GWINN — Gavin Sundberg, Hart Holmgren and Jaden Tucker all reached double digits to help the Ishpeming boys’ basketball team defeat Gwinn 67-39 Wednesday night. Ishpeming improved to 2-1 on the season while Gwinn dropped to 0-3. Ishpeming head coach Anthony Katona said ball movement was ...

Looking for a Thursday alternative

Sports Columns

In honor of today having the last Thursday game of the NFL season, let’s find a way of getting rid of this tradition that began in 2006. Lots of players say they haven’t healed since Sunday and it leads to more injuries, a no-no now that we know what head injuries do to players when they ...

1st Munising girls basketball team from 1970s to be honored

Local Sports

MUNISING — Munising High School will honor its first high school varsity girls basketball team from the 1974-75 season on Friday evening at the school gym. A ceremony will be held during halftime of the Mustangs’ varsity girls game against North Central that has a scheduled starting time ...

Al Quaal Recreation Area opens youth cross country skiing series

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ISHPEMING — The Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming will host the first race of the Marquette County Cup Nordic skiing race series at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Members of the Ishpeming Ski Club Nordic ski team and the Marquette Senior High School Nordic ski team will compete on the Al Quaal ski ...

Westwood Patriots boys smother L’Anse Purple Hornets, 57-6

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Blake Hewitt dropped 16 points while Cameron Mason added 11 as the Westwood boys basketball team defeated L’Anse 57-6 at Westwood High School on Monday night. The Patriots are 1-1 on the season after keeping the Purple Hornets in single digits in this nonconference ...

Marquette County Bowling Hall of Fame induction on Sunday

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Four area bowlers will be inducted into the Marquette County Bowling Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon in Ishpeming. Festivities kick off at 2 p.m. at River Rock Lanes, located just west of Blimpie’s Subs, just down the turnoff for McDonald’s along U.S. 41. There’s no charge and finger ...

Smith leads NMU, but Wildcats women fall in 2 OTs

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — Freshman Lexi Smith scored the final two of her game-high 29 points on a jump shot with 2 seconds left in the first overtime to force another period. But she was unable to score in the second extra period as Grand Valley State escaped with a 66-59 ...

Echols leads Wildcats’ late charge in 71-63 OT win

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — That Northern Michigan University guard Naba Echols led all scorers Saturday afternoon with 21 points only begins to tell the story. What the numbers don’t explain is that the junior scored 18 of the last 21 points for the Wildcat men’s basketball ...

Redmen boys lose in final second to Traverse City West, 52-50

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — The Marquette Senior High School boys almost pulled out a split of a tough test at the Petoskey Invitational over the weekend. On Saturday, the Redmen lost 52-50 to Traverse City West, a large Class A school that returned four of its five starters from a ...

Mat perfection

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Six Westwood athletes went 5-0 and the Patriots were the class of the field as they won the overall team title in their Westwood Super Duals meet on Saturday afternoon. Josh Bartle, Nathan Brewer, Wyatt Carlson, Joseph Derocha, Sam ...

Colleges still can’t get football right

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College football has failed once again. After stumbling its way for decades in attempting to crown a national champion at the end of the season, it looked as if the sport had figured it out by creating the College Football Playoff four years ago. However, last weekend, it showed that it still ...