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Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Dec. 2-7

Northern Michigan University sweeps top spots at Michigan Tech ski races

HOUGHTON — Not too surprisingly after a winter storm last week, Michigan Tech was able to hold a collegiate cross-country ski event on Sunday afternoon attended by Northern Michigan University. The Wildcats had to cancel their NMU Open on Saturday due to a lack of snow almost up until race ...

Smith leads NMU, but Wildcats women fall in 2 OTs

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — Freshman Lexi Smith scored the final two of her game-high 29 points on a jump shot with 2 seconds left in the first overtime to force another period. But she was unable to score in the second extra period as Grand Valley State escaped with a 66-59 ...

Echols leads Wildcats’ late charge in 71-63 OT win

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — That Northern Michigan University guard Naba Echols led all scorers Saturday afternoon with 21 points only begins to tell the story. What the numbers don’t explain is that the junior scored 18 of the last 21 points for the Wildcat men’s basketball ...

Wildcats’ gridder Mayon win another award

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Junior running back Jake Mayon of the Northern Michigan University football team was named to the All-Midwest Region Football Second Team last week by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. Mayon is the first Wildcats football player to ...

Wildcat icers settle for true tie

By Journal Sports Staff BEMIDJI, Minnesota — After getting an overtime win that officially was a tie on Friday, the Northern Michigan University hockey team had to settle for a garden-variety, plain old tie on Saturday. The Wildcats and Bemidji State played through two overtime periods ...

Wildcats skate by Bemidji

By Journal Sports Staff BEMIDJI, Minnesota — The Northern Michigan University hockey team picked up two needed points as they tied Bemidji State 1-1. Even though the game is officially a draw, NMU got an extra point thanks to a shorthanded goal by defenseman Jordan Klimek in the second ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Northern Michigan University men, women swimmers runners-up at Calvin Invite

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each finished as runners-up at the Calvin College Winter Invitational held Thursday through Saturday in Grand Rapids. The Wildcats set a number of team records, pool records and NCAA Division II ...

Something to prove

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Junior guards Isaiah Johnson and Naba Echols combined to score 50 points to help the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team pull off an 86-69 victory over Saginaw Valley State at the Berry Events Center on Saturday ...

Former star Summers takes in his special day

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University men’s basketball legend was honored at halftime of the team’s game against Saginaw Valley State on Saturday. Gene Summers returned to Marquette and took in a game which the Wildcats won with ease, ...

NMU women hit FTs to win

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Despite missing their scoring leader, the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team withstood what appeared to be an aggressive opponent and posted a 60-52 victory over winless Saginaw Valley State on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals made ...

Inconsistent NMU icers lose 3-2

MARQUETTE — One word can describe the Northern Michigan University hockey team right now — inconsistent. The Wildcats came out roaring and emerged with a 3-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Friday. But they Saturday was a different story. Tied 2-2 after the first period, NMU struggled to ...