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Perfectly good Miners

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — So far so good for the Negaunee High School girls tennis team. The defending U.P. Division 1 champions chalked up their second straight 7-1 victory over a quality opponent on Friday, beating West Iron County at home. Their two wins have come against ...

Meet the Modeltowners Friday

Prep Sports

GWINN — Gwinn High School will host its seasonal Meet the Modeltowners event at the school on Friday, Aug. 25, preceding Gwinn’s opening varsity football game of the season. The event starts at 5 p.m. with introduction of athletes to take place at halfitme of the football game, which ...

Turner lifting heavy in Taiwan

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University student and U.S. Olympic Training Site athlete will be competing at the University Worlds event later this month. Taylor Turner, a sophomore from St. Augustine, Florida, is a weightlifter at the NMU-OTS. She began lifting weights as a freshman in ...

Redmen introduce new logos

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — On Thursday, the Marquette Senior High School decided to add a little flash to their logos. The Redmen now have an updated main logo as well as new sports-specific secondary logos and tertiary marks. They even added a new font style for the logos that adds a sharper quality to ...

NMU lands North Dakota hockey recruit

NMU Sports

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Northern Michigan University hockey team landed a big recruit Thursday afternoon. Grand Forks native Grant Johnson announced his commitment to the Wildcats on Twitter and could bring a much-needed scoring boost to the offense next season. Johnson, who was named ...

Rebuilding for success

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — After making it to the MHSAA Division 7 state championship four years in a row and winning it three times, most recently in 2015, some people thought the playoffs were a lock once again for the Ishpeming Hematites in 2016. Instead, Ishpeming was hammered with injuries all year ...

Ishpeming High School’s Meet the Hematites on Tuesday

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming High School will host its seasonal Meet the Hematites program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s new gym. Fall sports coaches and teams will be introduced and team meetings will be held. The school’s booster club will have sign-up sheets available for ...

Ishpeming Little League seeks nominations for board

Local Sports

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Little League board of directors is accepting nominations for officers through Sept. 1 to be elected at its September board meeting. These positions are open — president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, safety officer, umpire in chief, player agent, ...

Just like starting over

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Last fall, the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team struggled for the first time in quite awhile. After the Wildcats won their first game in a blowout over Finlandia, they went on a 10-game winless streak and were promptly dismissed from the GLIAC tournament by ...

Congress advances in playoff

Local Sports

NEGAUNEE — Congress Pizza defeated the Negaunee Blasters 13-0 in a first-round playoff game in the Superiorland Baseball League on Monday night, advancing Congress to the semifinals. The other two games scheduled for Monday were final games of the regular season. The 906 Sports Bar & ...

Phelps hosts softball tourney

Local Sports

PHELPS, Wisconsin — The Phelps Old-Timers Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament will be held Aug. 25-27 in Phelps, Wisconsin. Up to 16 teams will play from 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday afternoon at Wavering Park in Phelps. Entry fee is $175 with first place scheduled to pay $800, second $300 ...