NMU Sports

NMU-OTS puts 6 on U23 Greco world team

AKRON, Ohio — Greco-Roman wrestling teammates Randon Miranda and Dalton Roberts of the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Center duked it out in the finals at the Cadet and Under-23 World Team Trials on Friday. Miranda came out on top in the best-of-three championship round at 60 ...

Paralyzed in bus crash, Canadian hockey teen to get treatment in Philadelphia

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A young hockey player who was paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is coming to the U.S. for specialized treatment. Ryan Straschnitzki, who has been getting physiotherapy twice a day at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre, is scheduled to board a medical ...

Strong with the Force

MARQUETTE — There’s several words that can describe Griffin Loughran. Tenacious, spirited, scrappy and pesky are just a few that help paint a picture of the talented Fargo Force forward. However, two words might be uttered fairly soon in Marquette and those are fan favorite. After ...

Burmeister closes out career with 15th place in 5,000 meter run

By Journal Sports Staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NMU senior Kameron Burmeister’s career came to an end Saturday night, but she went out with a solid performance at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships. Burmeister finished 15th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:17.28. She ...

NMU’s Mylie takes 14th place in triple jump at NCAA Championships

By Journal Sports Staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ine Mylie has had an outstanding career competing for the Northern Michigan University track and field team and she closed out it out Friday with a 14th place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships Friday. ...

NMU track athletes named all-region

MARQUETTE — The three women’s track and field athletes from Northern Michigan University headed to the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championship Meet have also been named to the All-Midwest Region team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. They are all seniors, ...

NMU golf-theater outing planned

MARQUETTE — Athletics and theater will make an uncommon combination at the inaugural Arts and Athletics golf outing to be held June 28 at the Marquette Golf Club. A benefit for the Northern Michigan University Theatre and Athletics departments, the outing will be held at the club’s ...

Hewer leads NMU at GLIACs, Guthrie makes all-league First Team

By Journal Sports Staff BIG RAPIDS — Junior Haley Hewer finished as the top golfer for Northern Michigan University at the NCAA Division II East Super Regional, but it wasn’t enough for the Wildcats to qualify for the upcoming NCAA Championships. NMU slipped from third place after the ...

Looking forward to the challenge

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team is eager to get going in the 2018-19 season after its schedule was announced Wednesday. That’s especially true after a successful season under first-year head coach Grant Potulny that included a second-place finish in the WCHA and a ...

Former NMU icer Matt Thurber dies

OMAHA, Neb. — A former Northern Michigan University hockey player died Tuesday morning. Matt Thurber passed away at age 28 in Omaha, Nebraska. According to a Wednesday article in the Bakersfield Californian, where he played a year of minor-league professional hockey, the nature of his ...

Northern Michigan University women 3rd after 1st day of NCAA golf regional

BIG RAPIDS — The Northern Michigan University women’s golf team is in third place among 12 teams after the first day of the three-day-long NCAA East Super Regional. The Wildcats posted a score of 301 strokes through the first 18 holes and are four strokes ahead of fourth place. NMU ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of April 27-May 2