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Taylor, Forbes lead Gwinn boys past Mid Peninsula

Prep Sports

GWINN — Juniors Tucker Taylor and Austin Forbes combined for 35 points to propel the Gwinn High School boys basketball team to a victory over Mid Peninsula 66-51 on Wednesday night. The Modeltowners improved to 3-13 on the season with the victory. Gwinn head coach Jim Finkbeiner said a ...

Wildcats head back downstate

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — After a brief homestand, the Northern Michigan University basketball teams are heading back on the road again this week. Though they playing the same opponents, the NMU men and women seem to be heading in different directions. The Northern men (13-8, 10-4 GLIAC) are looking ...

Fast start propels Hematites past Gladstone

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School girls basketball team used 23 first-quarter points to set the tempo and earn its 13th win of the season, 59-39 over Gladstone on Tuesday night. The Class A-B-C No. 4 team as voted on by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association is ...

IM girls overcome 1st-half deficit to defeat flu-ridden Patriots

Prep Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain overcame a first-half deficit and piled on 23 points in the third quarter to beat Westwood 60-51 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball game played Tuesday. The teams traded points in the first quarter before the Patriots took control early in the ...

Gladstone boys pull away late to top Marquette

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys' basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter to get a huge Great Northern Conference win Tuesday night over Marquette 66-55. The Braves (9-4, 3-2 GNC) find themselves in a tight race with Marquette (8-5, 4-2 GNC) and Kingsford (7-5, 2-3 GNC) as they ...

Ball’s 21 not enough for R-M boys

Prep Sports

LAKE LINDEN — Carter Crouch scored 20 points to help Lake Linden-Hubbell defeat Republic-Michigamme 61-47 on Tuesday night. R-M was led by senior Kasey Ball with 21 points, while senior River Shumate added 12. The Lakes raced out to a 16-3 lead after one quarter before the Hawks scored ...

Speedskater Shani Davis ready to get back on Olympic medal stand

Local Sports

As a kid, Shani Davis always wanted to be the fastest skater on the ice. He didn’t care about ribbons or trophies or medals. He’s picked up quite a few of those during his stellar speedskating career, although the ensuing acclaim and hoopla never appealed to him either. Now 35, Davis is ...

Participation in big bowling tourney a nice reward

Local Sports

I’ve watched it and even described the action on the radio before, but I have to admit actually participating in the Eagle Radio All-Star Bowling Tournament on Jan. 26 and 28 really got me pumped. This was the 26th annual edition of a scratch — no handicap — event started and mainly ...

NMU lauds wrestler Morrow

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Greco-Roman wrestler Austin Morrow of the U.S. Olympic Training Site was named Scholar-Athlete in January at Northern Michigan University. Morrow is from Wenatchee, Washington, and is majoring in secondary special education cognitive impairment studies while pursuing a minor in ...

NMU punches ticket for WCHA 1st-round home series

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Northern Michigan University is wasting no time selling tickets for the first round of the WCHA playoffs. The Wildcats ensured themselves of a top-four finish and home berth in the first round of the league tournament with a 4-3 victory at ...