NMU Sports

Trying to relax: NMU women, men get time to recuperate from 1st half of season

MARQUETTE — With the holidays approaching, many of us in the Upper Peninsula will be looking for some much-needed rest and relaxation. The Northern Michigan University basketball teams aren’t any different. Both the Northern men and women have had great starts to their seasons, but the ...

Nordic skiers start season with a bang

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — The Northern Michigan University Nordic skiing teams opened up their seasons with a bang over the weekend as the Wildcats won all four races as a team, including a perfect score in the men’s 15K classic race. NMU also won individual titles in both ...

Goalie Tolvanen honored

By Journal Sports Staff BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — In probably the least surprising award so far in the college hockey season, Northern Michigan University goalie Atte Tolvanen was named WCHA Goaltender of the Week Monday afternoon. Over the course of last weekend’s split with rival Michigan ...

Echols earns GLIAC award

By Journal Sports Staff BAY CITY — It’s still early in the season, but the GLIAC might want to consider just handing its Player of the Week award to the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team for the rest of the season as on Monday, a Wildcat claimed the award for the fourth ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Dec. 1-7

Indoors season starts well for Wildcats

By Journal Sports Staff DULUTH, Minn. — It may not look like it outside, but track and field season has begun for the Northern Michigan University women’s team. The indoor season that is, and the Wildcats got off to a solid start winning three events Saturday at the Opener at the ...

NMU men take down Wisconsin-Parkside

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Getting two easy victories in a weekend isn’t a common feat in the always competitive GLIAC, but the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team completed that task Saturday. After crushing Purdue Northwest Thursday in a game where the ...

Taking down a rival

By KURT MENSCHING For the Mining Journal MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University goaltender Atte Tolvanen had a night he’s never going to forget Friday and Wildcat fans won’t forget it either. Tolvanen, who was recently named the WCHA Goaltender of the Month for November, made ...

Youngstrom sets pace as Wildcat women roar

MARQUETTE — Darby Youngstrom set the tempo early for the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team on Thursday night. The Wildcats’ senior guard scored 16 points going 6 of 7 from the field and hitting 3 of 4 from 3-point range, all three of those in the first quarter, as NMU ...

Squashing the Pride

MARQUETTE — Heading into Thursday’s game against a struggling Purdue University Northwest squad, the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team had a great chance to win its GLIAC home opener. However, the Wildcats probably didn’t think it would be as easy as it was as they ...

It’s great to be back home: Wildcat men, women return for 2 GLIAC games

MARQUETTE — After a long road trip, it’s nice to finally get back home and the Northern Michigan University basketball teams will finally get to play on their own court again. The Wildcats have spent the last two weeks traveling and to night, both the men’s and women’s programs will ...

NMU defenseman Bretzman returned to Notre Dame

MARQUETTE — Many of us around the Upper Peninsula took the time over Thanksgiving week to spend time with some extended family. Tony Bretzman got a little late start on that as he didn’t see his “extended hockey family” until a couple days after the holiday weekend, but it didn’t ...

After 10 days off, NMU skaters face No. 20 Michigan Tech

MARQUETTE — When a team has a long layoff, its next game can go two ways. The team can either be well-rested and ready to go from the opening whistle, or it can be sluggish out of the gate and stay that way the rest of the game. On Friday night, fans will see which Northern Michigan ...

Lockdown goalie: NMU’s Tolvanen named WCHA Goalie of the Month

By Journal Sports Staff BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Northern Michigan University goaltender Atte Tolvanen has had quite an impressive career in Marquette and on Wednesday, he racked up another award. Tolvanen was named WCHA Goaltender of the Month after the Wildcats finished 4-5 in November. ...

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Nov. 18-30

NMU swimmers have successful weekend

By Journal Sports Staff GRAND RAPIDS — The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving teams finished off a successful weekend with some strong performances at the Calvin College Invitational Saturday. The Northern men won the meet, finishing with 2,042 points, while the women took ...

OTS coach has new title

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University-Olympic Training Site recently bestowed a new title on one of its coaches. Andy Bisek was named the associate head coach of the NMU-OTS Greco-Roman wrestling program. During the two years Bisek has been with the team, ...

NMU women use tight defense to beat Saginaw Valley State

By Journal Sports Staff UNIVERSITY CENTER — In its GLIAC opener on Thursday, the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team used some tight defense to prevail with a victory. On Saturday, the Wildcats did an even better job on defense as they held Saginaw Valley State to only ...

Johnson scores 31 points, Northern men top SVSU

By Journal Sports Staff UNIVERSITY CENTER — Northern Michigan University senior Isaiah Johnson has been dominant so far this season for the Wildcats men’s basketball team. Heading into this weekend, Johnson was leading the GLIAC in points per game and had already earned GLIAC North ...

NMU’s Mayon makes DII CCA All-Region First Team

By Journal Sports Staff RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — Northern Michigan University running back Jake Mayon picked up another award Friday as he was named to the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-Region First Team. Mayon led the GLIAC in rushing with 1,505 rushing yards, ...