Local Sports

YMCA Killer Whales swimmers earn state championships

MARQUETTE — The Killer Whales of the Marquette County YMCA brought 25 swimmers to the YMCA Wisconsin-Upper Peninsula State Championships in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, last weekend and finished 12th out of 23 teams. To qualify, these swimmers ages 8 to 17 had to meet specific times prior to the ...

Michigan Tech, Minnesota State represent WCHA in NCAA hockey tournament

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The WCHA will be represented by two schools — Minnesota State and Michigan Tech — in the 16-team NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship that begins this weekend in four locations. Minnesota State was the league’s regular-season champion and received an ...

Team Copper Country advances to today’s state Midget semifinals

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Team Copper Country, which includes Joe Phillips of the Marquette Senior High School hockey team, clinched a berth into today’s semifinals after nothing but lopsided wins during pool play games in the state 18-under AA Tier 2 youth tournament. Playing ...

Iron Range, Marquette teams advance

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The two local teams entered in a pair of Midget state youth hockey tournaments appear to have advanced to today’s semifinal round. In the Midget 18-under BB event held at the Negaunee Ice Arena, the Negaunee-based Iron Range team completed a ...

State youth hockey titles to be decided this weekend in Marquette County

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Berry Events Center won’t be the only place playoff hockey is conducted this weekend in Marquette County. Far from it. While the Wildcats are hosting Bowling Green in a WCHA playoff series, Lakeview Arena right across the street will be ...

Longtime Michigan Tech hockey broadcaster Bob Olson dies at 87

HOUGHTON — The original voice of Michigan Tech hockey, radio announcer Bob Olson, died Saturday in Middletown, Connecticut, at age 87. The MTU Sports Hall of Famer began broadcasting Tech events in 1969 when he purchased radio stations WMPL-AM and -FM and moved to the Copper Country from ...

HISTORIC NIGHT

By AVERY BUNDGAARD Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The Ishpeming boys basketball team used a big fourth quarter and an historic night by senior Hart Holmgren to fly past Escanaba 66-60 on Thursday in a battle of top-five Upper Peninsula teams. The Hematites, ranked fourth in Class ...

Mustangs’ Wendt, Mattson sweep major Skyline Conference basketball awards

By Journal Sports Staff MUNISING — Senior Kianne Wendt and coach Matt Mattson carted off the major awards when Skyline Central Conference coaches came up with their girls basketball honors recently. Wendt was named Player of the Year after earning the same honor for Skyline volleyball in ...

Delarye, Dellangelo lead Patriots at L’Anse; Mustangs top Indians

By Journal Sports Staff L’ANSE — Senior David Delarye took on his regular role while JV callup Taylor Dellangelo provided a spark in Westwood’s 54-42 boys basketball victory at L’Anse on Thursday night. Delarye led the Patriots (10-9) with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Dellangelo ...

Wildcat women hit road to play in Missouri, Ohio

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team has a two-game, four-day road trip to Ohio and Missouri starting this weekend. The Wildcats travel to just outside of St. Louis in St. Charles, Missouri, to face Lindenwood at 2 p.m. EST Saturday. They head northeast ...

Tyler Jandron named GLIAC Pitcher of the Week at Northwood

BAY CITY — Negaunee High School graduate and Northwood University senior baseball player Tyler Jandron was named the GLIAC Pitcher of the Week after his performance in a game Sunday. Pitching against Lewis University, Jandron threw a complete-game, two-hit shutout in the Timberwolves’ 6-0 ...