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NMU women bounce back, defeat Concordia St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After getting dealt its first loss of the season Sunday, the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team bounced back Thursday night. With the score tied in the third quarter, the Wildcats got back-to-back treys from Sydney Dillinger and Darby Youngstrom to ...

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NMU women’s race starts earlier today EVANSVILLE, Indiana — The possibility of threatening weather has prompted organizers to move up the start of the NCAA Division II Championships races in cross country this morning. Northern Michigan University will participate in the women’s race ...

Mustang stampede

MANISTIQUE — The Munising Mustangs and Rudyard Bulldogs took a journey into uncharted territory Tuesday night as their volleyball teams reached the state quarterfinals for the first time. Munising’s journey will continue following a hard-fought four-set victory, 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, ...

NMU’s Mayon named GLIAC top back

BAY CITY — Northern Michigan University junior running back Jake Mayon was named the GLIAC Offensive Back of the Year by the league in its release of conference awards on Tuesday. Mayon was joined by two teammates earning All-GLIAC awards — sophomore punter John Kwiecinski was named to ...

Legion Bantam icers still undefeated

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette American Legion Under-14 Bantam AA youth hockey team improved its season record to 10-0-3 after three wins and a tie on a road trip to the Copper Country the weekend of Oct. 21. The weekend before that, the Legion team played in the Grand ...

Bowling leagues

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Bay College women’s basketball team breezes to victory

ESCANABA — Bay College won the war of attrition with an 82-57 victory over Alpena Community College in women’s basketball Wednesday night. The teams combined to have only a dozen players available, seven for the Norse and just five for Alpena. Bay, which dropped a pair of games in Iowa ...

Ranked and ready for rivals

MARQUETTE — Mark it down on your calendar. The Northern Michigan University hockey team is now ranked for the first time in three years. After earning a home split with No. 10/11 Minnesota State last weekend, the Wildcats are now No. 20 in this week’s USCHO poll and received votes in the ...

NMU men, women open up year with Challenge

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s and men’s basketball teams have finished their exhibition schedules, so now the real work begins. Both Wildcats’ squads will open their respective seasons this weekend with the GLIAC/Great Lakes Valley Conference Challenge. But ...

NMU-OTS wrestlers lead US contingent in Sweden

MARQUETTE — Four Greco-Roman wrestlers from the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site earned medals at a tournament held over the weekend in Sweden. In addition, eight other NMU-OTS athletes placed in the top 10 at the Malar Cup conducted in Vasteras, according to a news ...

Lead Mustang for a reason

ISHPEMING — Skyline Central Conference Player of the Year Kianne Wendt had a stellar night, posting 19 kills and 11 aces to lead Munising past Lake Linden-Hubbell in three sets to advance to the Class D regional championship game on Thursday night at Westwood High School. The Mustangs won ...

Fast start propels Wykons past Westwood spikers

GLADSTONE — West Iron County reaped the benefits of a fast start against Westwood in a Class C regional volleyball semifinal on Tuesday night. The Wykons ended the Patriots’ season with a 25-13, 25-15, 25-23 victory at Gladstone High School. Senior Megan Strom got the Wykons started ...

C-N sweeps to regional finals

ISHPEMING — Breane Bedgood tallied 11 kills and three aces to propel the Carney-Nadeau volleyball team into the regional finals with a three-set sweep of Forest Park in the Class D tournament held at Westwood High School on Tuesday night. The Wolves won 25-12, 25-16, 25-15. C-N head coach ...

Dreaming BIG

MARQUETTE — Can you say dominant? The small schools in the central Upper Peninsula definitely made some strong cases for postseason awards at Wednesday’s Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association meeting. As a result, a dozen football players from The Mining Journal ...

Central Michigan Chippewas pull off comeback vs. Western Michigan, 35-28

KALAMAZOO (AP) — Shane Morris threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to Corey Willis with 2:37 remaining, and Central Michigan rallied to beat defending Mid-American Conference champion Western Michigan 35-28 on a rainy Wednesday night to win the Cannon Trophy in their 88th meeting. At halftime, ...

Bay College Norse women’s basketball team records historic 1st victory

ESCANABA — The Bay College women made quite an impression in their basketball debut Wednesday night as they romped past Wisconsin-Marinette 95-35 and earned a standing ovation from a near capacity crowd. Bay wasted little time taking charge in its first matchup of the program’s history, ...

Bay College men’s basketball falls in overtime in return of program

ESCANABA — There was plenty of excitement in the gym at Bay College Wednesday night as its men’s basketball team played its first regular-season game in four decades. The outcome wasn’t what the Norse wanted, however, as they dropped a 97-92 overtime decision to Wisconsin-Marinette in ...

Caudill notches first hole-in-one

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 ...