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5 earn all-GLIAC as NMU runner-up at finals

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Five members of nationally 17th-ranked Northern Michigan University earned all-league honors following the GLIAC Cross Country Championships women’s race held at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township on Saturday. The Wildcats finished a ...

Johnson not enough to get NMU football a win

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Freshman quarterback Ryan Johnson threw for 363 yards in only 30 pass attempts but it wasn’t quite enough as Northern Michigan University fell 20-12 Saturday to Saginaw Valley State at the Superior Dome. Johnson started NMU’s final drive at his own ...

Wildcats settle for split after tumbling 4-0 to Badgers

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff GREEN BAY, Wisconsin — Northern Michigan University had to settle for a split in its nonconference hockey series against No. 6 Wisconsin after falling 4-0 at the Resch Center on Saturday evening. NMU (4-2) gave up only a late first-period goal to Ryan Wagner ...

Giroux a champion

Prep Sports

By JOHN VRANCIC Special to the Journal MUNISING — Junior Spencer Giroux turned in a dominating performance, but it wasn’t enough for the Ishpeming boys to retain their Upper Peninsula Division 2 cross country title Saturday. Gogebic placed five in the top seven and won for the first ...

Marquette recaptures U.P. cross country crown

Prep Sports

By JOHN VRANCIC Special to the Journal MUNISING — After settling for runner-up honors a year ago, the Marquette girls decided they were ready to regain their MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 cross country title on Saturday. The Redettes scored 47 points on this sunny, breezy and warm ...

MSHS’ Asmus, Gale honored

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Superiorland Kiwanis has honored a pair of Marquette Senior High School students as its athletes of the month for September. Sophomore Ericka Asmus is a sophomore on the girls cross country team, while junior Drew Gale is a member of the varsity ...

Ishpeming wins M-PC boys crown

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The Ishpeming High School boys cross country team won the Mid-Peninsula Conference title at the league championship meet on Oct. 12 at the Negaunee Township trails. In front is Spencer Giroux, left, and Kyle Pruett. Middle row from left, Azreal Vollmar, Silas Broberg, Devin Tasson, Coulton ...

906 Adventure Team earns podium spots

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Members of the 906 Adventure Team bikers picked up a number of spots on the podium at the first two races of the season in the Wisconsin High School Cycling League. The Marquette-based group that includes students from several area high schools brought ...

Marquette boys capture GNC title

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The Marquette Senior High School boys cross country team won the Great Northern Conference team title on Oct. 12 in Escanaba. Participating in the event were, front row from left, Nathan Zika, Garrett Zueger and Mathurin Gagnon. Top row from left, Drew Thomas, Moses Waite, Luke Rambo and Hogan ...

Negaunee girls win conference

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The Negaunee HIgh School girls cross country team won the Mid-Peninsula Conference title at the league championship meet held on the Negaunee Township trails on Oct. 12. In the front row from left are Rachel Schouten, Allie Mahoski and Mariah Kleckner. Top row from left, Talon Prusi, Abigail ...

Big home meet

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — For the first time in more than a decade, the GLIAC Championships in cross country are returning to Northern Michigan University. The women’s and men’s meets take place Saturday morning at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township, a change from the originally ...

Wildcats host Purdue NW, Davenport for first time

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MARQUETTE — The volleyball team at Northern Michigan University returns to Marquette for a short two-match homestand this weekend. The Wildcats’ Vandament Arena will host the GLIAC’s two newest members, Purdue University-Northwest at 7 p.m. today and Davenport University at 4:30 p.m. ...

Caudill notches first hole-in-one

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MARQUETTE — Rick Caudill recorded his first hole-in-one on Oct. 8 while playing at the Greywalls course of the Marquette Golf Club. The club member used a gap wedge to ace the 137-yard 17th hole as he shot 80 for his 18-hole round. Witnesses were playing partners Nick Johnson, Jim Todd ...

NMU women’s soccer at home

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MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team plays its final two home games this fall this weekend at the NMU Soccer Field. The Wildcats (2-9-2, 1-4-2 GLIAC) host GLIAC foes Ferris State (9-6, 5-2) at 4 p.m. today and No. 3 Grand Valley State (13-2, 7-0) at 1 p.m. ...

NMU men’s soccer hits road

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MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team travels to Ohio to conclude its GLIAC season this weekend. The Wildcats (4-9-1, 2-8 GLIAC) go to Ashland (6-7, 2-7) at 4:40 p.m. today before traveling to Tiffin (6-5-3, 4-3-2) at noon Saturday. NMU also has a nonconference ...

Hopes dashed

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By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Nathan Beckman and Ashton Bergman combined to run for nearly 300 yards, dashing Negaunee’s playoff hopes as the Westwood Patriots defeated the Miners 30-14 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference matchup at Westwood on Friday. Westwood improved ...

Pierce OT goal lifts Wildcats to victory over No. 6 Badgers

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff GREEN BAY, Wisconsin — Denver Pierce scored with 17 seconds left in overtime to lift the Northern Michigan University hockey team to a 5-4 win over No. 6 Wisconsin at the Resch Center on Friday night. It was Pierce’s second goal of the game. Robbie Payne got ...

Wildcats soccer teams win, tie

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By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team played to a 3-3 double-overtime tie at Ashland University Friday afternoon in a game filled with offense that saw the lead change hands several times. The Wildcats’ women scored a 2-1 victory at ...

Gladstone beats Manistique

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone volleyball team showed resiliency Thursday as it put together big runs to come from behind in all three sets to take down Manistique 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-23). “To be honest this is probably one of the best games we played all season,” said Gladstone coach ...

Marquette, Munising tagged with losses

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Brendan Kaski passed for 206 yards but had three interceptions as Marquette lost to Menominee 34-17 in a Great Northern Conference high school football game that closed both teams’ regular seasons on Friday night. Marquette (4-5, 1-3 GNC) was left ...