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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 1

Northern Michigan University soccer players honored

MARQUETTE — One player each from the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Northern Michigan University earned honorable mention status when GLIAC award were announced Thursday. With voting conducted by the league’s head coaches in each sport, NMU senior defender Allyssa Milam for the ...

Northern Michigan University Wildcats win 3 of 4 away swim meets

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had a busy weekend, traveling around the Lower Peninsula for a pair of dual meets at GLIAC schools. The trip was worth it as the women swept both, beating Grand Valley State 181-116 on Saturday and ...

Special teams propel Wildcats

MARQUETTE — Robbie Payne has scored some sharp-looking goals during his career at Northern Michigan University, but Saturday night’s tally was definitely most unique. With NMU killing a penalty at the 14:55 mark of the second period, the Wildcats brought the puck into the Minnesota State ...

NMU loses 5-set thriller to Huskies

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Madison Whitehead had 15 kills but it wasn’t enough as the Northern Michigan volleyball team fell to Michigan Tech in five sets at a packed Vandament Arena in Marquette on Saturday. The Huskies won 25-21, 23-25, 19-25, 25-23, ...

NMU has to wait on cross country nationals berth

By Journal Sports Staff CEDARVILLE, Ohio — The nationally ranked Northern Michigan University women’s cross country team has to play the waiting game until Monday to see if it will get a bid to the NCAA Division II Championships. That’s because the 17th-ranked Wildcats just missed a ...

NMU gridders look to road for 2nd win

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University football team appears to be making progress in each of its games during the past few weeks. But that improvement isn’t resulting in any victories as the Wildcats dropped another game last weekend to nationally ranked Grand Valley State. The ...

Shut down at home

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team knew that it had a tough task on its hands this weekend facing an aggressive and offensively sound Minnesota State squad. However, the Wildcats couldn’t match the No. 9-ranked Mavericks’ intensity for three periods Friday night and ...

NMU men’s soccer season ends in GLIAC semifinals

By Journal Sports Staff MIDLAND — The season ended for the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team with a 1-0 loss to Saginaw Valley State in the semifinals of the GLIAC Tournament on Friday morning. NMU’s season ended at 6-11-2 overall and 2-9-1 in GLIAC regular-season league ...

Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team hosts Alma in scrimmage

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will host NCAA Division III Alma College in a men’s basketball scrimmage game at 1 p.m. Saturday. This game will be played at the basketball practice gym inside the PEIF building next to Vandament Arena. Admission is free. This will be the ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 20-26

Big win over Big Ten squad

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has gotten off to a solid start to this hockey season and now the rest of the country has taken notice. After split a nonconference sereis with now No. 5 Wisconsin in Green Bay, Wisconsin, last weekend, the Wildcats (4-2, 2-0 WCHA) received votes ...

Wildcat spikers win fifth straight match, earn third straight sweep

By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team extended its winning streak to five games Friday and picked up its third straight sweep as well with a 3-0 win over Lake Superior State (25-13, 25-13, 25-18). Kayla Chosa led the Wildcats (17-6, ...

NMU women strikers top Tech in 2 OT

By Journal Sports Staff HOUGHTON — The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team closed out its regular season with a solid 1-0 double-overtime victory over rival Michigan Tech Friday. The game was scoreless until the 103 minute mark when Wildcats freshman forward Jenna Halonen ...

Hot Northern Michigan University volleyball team hits the road

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University hits the road for a pair of GLIAC volleyball matches while looking to extend a four-match winning streak. The Wildcats (16-6, 8-3 GLIAC) play at Lake Superior State at 7 p.m. today before going to Saginaw Valley State at 1 p.m. Saturday. Live stats ...