Emily Nelson leads West Iron County girls past Ishpeming, 49-39

Prep Sports

IRON RIVER — Emily Nelson made 10 of 11 free throws and scored 20 points to lead West Iron County to a 49-39 victory over a shorthanded Ishpeming girls basketball team on Monday night. The Hematites missed their center, sophomore Rebekah Loman, which hurts a lineup that is otherwise listed ...

NMU icers extend win streak to 5 Friday

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The big question going into the Northern Michigan University hockey team’s long trip to Alaska was whether fatigue would catch up with the Wildcats at some point. On Friday night, it looked that it might be the night it would happen, but NMU ...

Johnson’s heroics not enough for NMU men

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Senior Isaiah Johnson tied the game twice in the final three minutes to culminate Northern Michigan University’s comeback from an 11-point deficit at the Berry Events Center on Saturday afternoon. But Ferris State’s DeShaun Thrower was able to ...

Defense doesn’t rest

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Sometimes you just need to find a way. Despite shooting just 29 percent from the field, the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team put together another win on Saturday afternoon with a 53-42 victory over Ferris State at ...

Time to give kickers a break

Sports Columns

Kickers don’t get any respect. Seriously, name any other position in the four major sports that gets forgotten and ridiculed more than place-kickers. If they’re effective, people just say they’re doing their jobs. If they win a game, they’re praised for maybe 24 hours, then quickly ...

American Legion Wildcats win Grand Traverse tourney


By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette American Legion Junior Wildcat 14-and-under hockey team continued to roll after winning the Grand Traverse Hockey Tournament in Traverse City the weekend of Dec. 7-9. After defating the host squad in the championship game 3-1, the Junior ...

Bowling leagues


River Rock Lanes Sun. Just For Fun — Dan Willey 215-580, Darcey Lucas 143, Susie Crawford 143, Megan Miljour 360, Gutter Gang 1310-3764; Eric Roberts 197, Floyd Crawford 517, Pamela Busser 199-482, Team #2 1259-3654; Brian McRae 228-602, Jen Larson 197-544, Strikers 1239, The Gentle Strokes ...

Hematites perfect as U.P. champs


The Ishpeming Hematites capped off an undefeated season by winning the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals in boys cross country on Oct. 20 at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in Munising. (Photo courtesy Cara Kamps)