Ishpeming, Marquette 1-2 in track
EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Ishpeming and Marquette boys high school track and field teams finished 1-2 at the nine-school Northland Pines Indoor Invitational held Saturday in northern Wisconsin.
The Hematites scored 140 points with the Redmen close behind with 137 1/2. L’Anse was seventh with 20 1/2 in a field filled out by Wisconsin teams. Tomahawk was third with 117.
For Marquette, Julien Malherbe was a three-time winner, taking the 400-meter run in 55.83 seconds and joining the victorious 1,600 and 3,200 relays.
Those relays included Peyton Osborne, Hogan Nemetz and Moses Waite in the 3,200 in 9:13.75 and Sam Markey, Nathan Garwood and Tanner Judd in the 1,600 in 3:57.10.
The Redmen’s Mathurin Gagnon also won the 800 in 2:13.64 and Matthew Pillifant took the pole vault, clearing 10-feet-0.
Information wasn’t available on Ishpeming, nor from the girls meet, though the Redmen also won the boys JV meet with 144 points.
Lakers beat NMU lacrosse 21-3
ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State showed why it’s nationally ranked in a 21-3 women’s lacrosse victory over Northern Michigan University on Friday evening.
The No. 22-ranked Lakers held a 33-7 advantage in shots on goal to improve to 10-3 overall and 7-1 in the GLIAC. NMU slipped to 3-9 and 2-6.
Wildcats freshman goalie Cam Stilson made 12 saves while fellow freshman Emily Renfrew scored her 20th goal of the season for Northern’s lone first-half score.
Junior Graison Ringlever, with a team-high 32 goals, and sophomore Tess Kostelec scored less than four minutes apart in the second half for NMU, while sophomore teammate Bianca Kinder had an assist on Ringlever’s goal.
Ringlever, who now has 93 goals in her collegiate career, totaled three ground balls while Kinder added two.
Carly Shisler paced the Lakers with five goals, while teammate Kelley Fitzgerald added six assists to go with a goal.
The Wildcats complete their weekend road trip in the Grand Rapids area with a GLIAC game at Davenport at 10 a.m. today.
They return home for their final two regular season games in the Superior Dome against Indianapolis at 7 p.m. Thursday and Ashland at 11 a.m. Saturday.
RRN to carry Lions games
MARQUETTE — The Detroit Lions’ new radio home in the central Upper Peninsula includes a pair of Radio Results Network stations.
WUPT 100.3 FM The Point of Marquette County and WCMM 102.5 FM The Country Music Moose of Schoolcraft County will broadcast games of the NFL team during the late summer through early winter of the regular season.
“We are pleased to build upon an already strong relationship with the Detroit Lions organization,” RRN general manager Jesse Huff said. “It’s exciting to know that Lions fans will enjoy the expanded coverage that will come along with the additional coverage we’ll be able to provide on our two 100,000-watt radio stations.
“We are proud to already have Upper Michigan’s most popular college and professional teams. (Green Bay) Packers, (Detroit) Red Wings, NASCAR, Detroit Pistons, Northern Michigan University and Bay College already call Radio Results Network home on our network stations.”
The RRN network includes 10 stations in the U.P.