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Kraemer, Ackerman lift Bay College women to victory

MASON CITY, Iowa — The Bay College women’s basketball team opened its season with a 61-47 victory over Ellsworth Community College Friday in its first game at the Konigsmark Klassic. Norway alum Jordan Kraemer and St. Ignace native Jordan Belleville tied for the team lead with 19 points, ...

Mustangs romp in district opener, Miners fall to Emeralds in D3

By Journal Sports Staff ROCK — The Munising volleyball team opened up postseason play with a bang Thursday night as the Mustangs swept Mid Peninsula 3-0 in a MHSAA Division 4 district semifinal match (25-8, 25-18, 25-20). “We passed outrageously well tonight,” Munising coach Ann ...

5-set THRILLER: Negaunee beat Gwinn to advance to district volleyball final

GWINN — It’s the painful reality of playoff sports. While one team basks in its glory, the other team’s season must come to an end. The Negaunee High School and Gwinn High School volleyball team battled through some close sets Wednesday night at the Modeltowners’ gym with the Miners ...

Patriot season ends with loss to Emeralds

Westwood's Livvie Wood dives for the ball with teammates Katie Wiljanen, left, and Matalynn Nurmi in action during the MHSAA Division 3 district tournament game against Manistique at Westwood High School Wednesday. The Manistique Emeralds were hitting on nearly all cylinders Wednesday night in ...

NMU men strikers close out year with loss in GLIAC Tournament

MIDLAND — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team recently completed the best regular season in program history and made the GLIAC Tournament for the second straight year. However, the Wildcats were unable to extend their season any further as they fell to Northwood 1-0 in the ...

Skyline Conference names volleyball award winners

MARQUETTE — The Skyline Central Conference volleyball award winners were announced Tuesday and a few local players were named to the First and Second Teams. Munising senior Emily Contreras was the lone local member of the SCC First Team, while teammate Michaela Werner and Superior ...

Redettes win district opener

GAYLORD — The Marquette volleyball team extended its season Tuesday night with a 3-1 set victory over Traverse City West. Marquette dropped the first set 19-25 to the Titans, but won the next three 25-14, 25-22, 25-21. Redettes head coach Mike Morgan was not at the match, but in a phone ...

Hematites continue playoff quest, host Wykons on Friday

ISHPEMING — The Motor City is the ultimate destination of the Ishpeming football team every season and right now, it looks like the Hematites are on the right path to getting there again this year as they’re running like a fine-oiled machine. The Hematites rolled into the MHSAA Division 8 ...

Spartans roll past Wildcats

EAST LANSING — Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is arguably Northern Michigan University’s most famous basketball alum and the legendary coach’s current squad pounded its way past his alma mater Tuesday night. In an exhibition game at the Breslin Center, the No. 10 Spartans held the ...

Gwinn beats Ishpeming, advances in districts

GWINN — District volleyball playoffs got underway on Monday night including a District 66 match between Ishpeming and Gwinn. The Modeltowners opened district play with a 3-1 victory over the Hematites and now advance to the district semi-final on Wednesday when they’ll host Negaunee at 7 ...

Season looks bright for Wildcat women

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team battled a lot of injuries last year, but still managed to fight its way to another GLIAC Tournament bid. The 2017-18 season may not have gone the way the Wildcats had hoped, but this season could end up being a big one. ...

Echols named preseason GLIAC Player of the Year, NMU men picked to finish 2nd

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University guard Naba Echols has definitely made a name for himself during his career with the Wildcats and his impressive skills were acknowledged recently as he was picked to be the GLIAC Preseason Player of the Year. Echols tied with teammate Isaiah Johnson ...

Hematites host Wykons Friday

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming will host West Iron County in the MHSAA Division 8 Football District Finals at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ishpeming Playgrounds. All tickets are $6 and no passes will be accepted.

West PAC honors several local players

By Journal Sports Staff L’ANSE — The West PAC girls volleyball All-Conference teams were recently announced and a few local athletes earned awards. Gwinn had two honorees as Brooke Mannor and Emily Curtice were named to the West PAC First Team and Second Team respectively. Negaunee’s ...

U.P. high school alignments remain in upheaval

ESCANABA — Filling high school football season schedules has always been difficult for Upper Peninsula schools, and it has been exacerbated by the development of the eight-player format. Over the years, U.P. schools have been forced to play teams from the Lower Peninsula, Wisconsin and even ...

Will it come to an end? NMU looks to end long losing streak against Tech

MARQUETTE — One losing streak is over for the Northern Michigan University football team, but the Wildcats still have another they want to end. Last week, NMU hammered NAIA foe Lawrence Tech 65-7 in a game where a lot of underclassmen got a chance to play. It ended Northern’s five-game ...

Dead River Derby 2nd

The Dead River Derby’s Rolling Riptide team from Marquette played in the eighth annual Mitten Kitten Championship downstate. On Oct. 6, DRD went up against Kalamazoo and won 251-102. A day later, DRD secured a spot in the finals after beating Traverse City, 169-149, despite DRD being the ...

Bowling leagues

River Rock Lanes Mon. Men & Women Seniors — Steve Swentik 245-702, Joleen North 169-439 Tues. Major — Tim Starrine 290, Justin Stephens 717, Glenn Ayotte 711, Jake Garceau 267, Greg Bisel 265, Josh Larson 257, Buck’s Restaurant 1259, Windahl Construction 3532 Wed. River Rock ...