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NMU men outlast Wayne State, women fall by 2 points

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DETROIT — In a back-and-forth game featuring eight ties and 15 lead changes, the Northern Michigan men's basketball team held off Wayne State, 75-71, Saturday afternoon at the Matthaei Center. Four Wildcat starters scored in the double digits, led by Naba Echols, who posted a season-best ...

MSHS ski teams earn victories

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NORWAY — The Marquette boys and girls Alpine ski teams picked up victories at a competition at Norway Mountain. The Redmen finished first in the giant slalom with 15 points, 10 in front of second place Ironwood and also won the slalom with 15 points. Marquette swept the first three ...

Pump Up the Dome fun day Feb. 4

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MARQUETTE — The seventh annual Pump Up the Dome inflatable game day for children and youths will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, inside the Superior Dome on the Northern Michigan University campus. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the dome will include more than 40 activities, including the Upper ...

C-N to host hoops tournament

Prep Sports

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Invitational Basketball Tournament will be held Jan. 28-29 at Carney-Nadeau High School with proceeds going to the Wolves’ basketball programs. Organizers plan on two classes at the event’s start, then dividing into a total of four after first-round games. ...

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MSHS ski teams earn victories NORWAY — The Marquette boys and girls Alpine ski teams picked up victories at a competition at Norway Mountain. The Redmen finished first in the giant slalom with 15 points, 10 in front of second place Ironwood and also won the slalom with 15 points. ...

Wildcats tie Lake State, win shootout and Cappo Cup

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By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — In a repeat performance of last night’s contest, the Northern Michigan University hockey team tied Lake Superior State 1-1 again Saturday night. However, unlike Friday’s game, it was the Wildcats who earned the extra point in the WCHA ...

Splashing and Dashing

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The 17th annual Splash and Dash meet gathered teams from across the U.P. to the Marquette Senior High pool Saturday afternoon to showcase their talents to hundreds of swimmers and fans. For Marquette head coach Nathan McFarren and other teams hoping for a run at the U.P. Finals, ...

U.P. All-Star rosters in place

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — More than a quarter of the players in the Upper Peinsula Football All-Star Game will be coming from area high schools. Rosters were announced earlier this week for this summer’s event, annually held at the Superior Dome in Marquette and this year ...

U.P. grapplers do battle in Mariucci Invitational

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By Journal Sports Staff KINGSFORD — Wrestling teams from all over the Upper Peninsula participated in the Ray Mariucci Invitational Saturday afternoon. Gladstone won the meet in convincing fashion, picking up 221 points, while Westwood and Marquette tied for second with 114. Central ...

Redmen icers get two victories downstate at North-South Showdown

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By Journal Sports Staff TRAVERSE CITY — The Marquette Senior High School hockey team picked up two big wins this weekend at the North-South Showdown. The Redmen took down Big Rapids 5-1 Saturday and Grandville 5-1 Friday. Hunter Doucette had a stellar game for Marquette in Saturday’s ...

Unsung hero gets his chance

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There are a lot of people who help a team become successful. The players and coaches may get the glory, but people behind the scenes also contribute to every win a team may earn. Equipment managers have one of these positions. They sit quietly in the bowels of stadiums and arenas, unnoticed ...

Splashing and Dashing

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The 17th annual Splash and Dash meet gathered teams from across the U.P. to the Marquette Senior High pool Saturday afternoon to showcase their talents to hundreds of swimmers and fans. For Marquette head coach Nathan McFarren and other teams hoping for a run at the U.P. Finals, ...

U.P. All-Star rosters in place

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — More than a quarter of the players in the Upper Peinsula Football All-Star Game will be coming from area high schools. Rosters were announced earlier this week for this summer’s event, annually held at the Superior Dome in Marquette and this year celebrating its 10th ...

U.P. grapplers do battle in Mariucci Invitational

Prep Sports

KINGSFORD — Wrestling teams from all over the Upper Peninsula participated in the Ray Mariucci Invitational Saturday afternoon. Gladstone won the meet in convincing fashion, picking up 221 points, while Westwood and Marquette tied for second with 114. Central U.P. teams notched three ...

Unsung hero gets his chance

Sports Columns

There are a lot of people who help a team become successful. The players and coaches may get the glory, but people behind the scenes also contribute to every win a team may earn. Equipment managers have one of these positions. They sit quietly in the bowels of stadiums and ...

Redmen icers get two victories downstate at North-South Showdown

Prep Sports

TRAVERSE CITY — The Marquette Senior High School hockey team picked up two big wins this weekend at the North-South Showdown. The Redmen took down Big Rapids 5-1 Saturday and Grandville 5-1 Friday. Hunter Doucette had a stellar game for Marquette in Saturday’s game as he notched a hat ...

Wildcats tie Lake State, win shootout and Cappo Cup

NMU Sports

SAULT STE. MARIE — In a repeat performance of last night’s contest, the Northern Michigan University hockey team tied Lake Superior State 1-1 again Saturday night. However, unlike Friday’s game, it was the Wildcats who earned the extra point in the WCHA standings. That was thanks to ...

Sports briefs

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Mutineers back home tonight MARQUETTE — The Marquette Mutineers complete a home-and-home series with the Portage Lake Pioneers at Lakeview Arena in Marquette at 8 p.m. today. The teams were set to square off in the opener in Houghton on Friday evening. PL won their only previous ...

Ex-NMU coach Comley honored with MacInnes Award

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By Journal Sports Staff GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Northern Michigan University’s original hockey coach, Rick Comley, has been named the recipient of the John MacInnes Award, the American Hockey Coaches Association announced on Thursday. Comley launched the Wildcat hockey program in 1976 and ...

Texans join contenders in Playoffs, Part 2

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Well, now that the NFL playoffs have weeded out all the pretenders — wait a minute, what are the Houston Texans doing here? — it’s time for the survivors to put on a few classic shows for us this weekend. It’s pretty difficult to ask for four out of four sensational contests, though ...