Sports snapshots

Michigan Tech’s Matt Roy, right, and Denver’s Tyson McLellan collide along the boards during the third period in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional semifinals on March 25 in Cincinnati. Denver won 5-2. (AP photo)
Northern Michigan University assistant football coach Alex ‘Buddy’ Mitchell, right, leads a drill during a Wildcats’ spring football practice in the Superior Dome in Marquette on March 22. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)
The Marquette Mutineers’ Hayden Rajala crosses sticks with a Mosinee, Wis., defenseman on March 24 at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)
Jason Whitens of North Central, right, takes the ball to the hoop against Hillman’s Brandon Banks during the Class D boys basketball quarterfinals played at Sault Ste. Marie on March 21. (Sault Evening News photo by Rob Roos)
North Central’s Lucas Dombrowski, bottom, fights for a loose ball with Buckley’s Austin Harris, top left, during the Class D championship game played at the Breslin Center at Michigan State University in East Lansing on March 25. (Photo courtesy Joel Bissell, Muskegon Chronicle)
Rapid River’s Tyler Sundling dribbles the ball in the Class D regional championship game against North Central on March 15 at Lakeview Memorial Gymnasium in Negaunee. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for March 15-31