Sports

SC’s Fink, Groulx nab UPSSA 8-Player awards

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The majority of the football programs around the Central U.P. play at the 11-player level, so sometimes 8-player teams like Superior Central can sometimes get disregarded. However, two Cougars did get recognized for their accomplishments at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and ...

Hematites earn UPSSA Division 8 Team of the Year

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — West PAC Iron Division champions. Undefeated regular season. A playoff run that is still going on. The Ishpeming Hematites have accomplished quite a lot this year and they added another achievement to their list Wednesday when they were named Division 8 Team of the Year by the ...

Dreaming BIG

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula has a blue-collar reputation where football players go in, give it their all on the field and don’t make the game about themselves. If you look at this year’s Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-U.P. Dream Team, the majority ...

Standing above the rest

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — To make the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-U.P. Dream Team is a huge accomplishment for a lot of local football players. To be named Offensive or Defensive Player of the Year is a completely different level of success and three players from ...

Cornell chews up NMU icers

NMU Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team seemed to have everything but offense on Friday night. The Wildcats were outshot 22-12 by Cornell and the Big Red used a three-power play, two-goal second period to power past NMU 3-1 at ...

Ishpeming coach Olson named UPSSA Small School Coach of the Year

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — It’s been a pretty stellar year for Ishpeming head coach Jeff Olson. The Hematites are currently undefeated heading into today’s game against Breckenridge in the MHSAA Division 8 playoffs and have blown out their previous two opponents. Olson was also named the Detroit ...

2018 All-U.P. teams

Prep Sports

All-Class Offensive Team Position/Player/School Yr. Ht. Wt. Center — Jacob Kugler, Ishpeming Jr. 6-2 240 Guard — Eddie Chapman, Gwinn Sr. 5-10 250 Noah Tourangeau, Escanaba Sr. 6-0 185 Tackle — Blake Hewitt, Westwood Sr. 6-0 240 Devon Nyman, ...

Marquette, Negaunee, Westwood all earn Large School awards

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Making the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-U.P. Dream Team is a huge accomplishment for any football player, but sometimes, there’s just not enough spots for everyone. However, making the All-U.P. Large School Team is still an achievement ...

NMU football closes out year visiting Ashland

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — For the last few years now, the Northern Michigan University football team has struggled to finish the job in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats have had difficulties maintaining leads or rallies have come up just short in the closing minutes as was the case two weeks ago against ...

Wolves get revenge: Carney-Nadeau tops Munising for regional crown

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — 364 days ago, the Munising volleyball team topped Carney-Nadeau in a five-set comeback to win the MHSAA Division 4 regional championship and advance to the state quarterfinals. 363 days later, the Wolves got their revenge, topping the Mustangs 3-1 to claim the trophy they’ve ...

NMU men, women to start regular seasons this weekend

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — It’s finally time for the Northern Michigan University basketball teams to tip off their seasons. Technically, they’ve already started by playing a couple of exhibition games and scrimmages, but this weekend is when the year really heats up as both the men and women will be ...

Manistique earns victory over Calumet

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — It was nothing short of intense. It was as intense and energized as a neutral gym could possibly get, making for an exciting battle between the Calumet and Manistique volleyball teams on Tuesday night. The Emeralds earned a 3-1 match victory over the Copper Kings in front of ...

Mustangs, Emeralds in regional action

Local Sports

Munising’s Kaila Cotey and Taylor Downs compete for a Rapid River dig in the third set of the District Championship Game Saturday. District champ Munising plays tonight in the MHSAA Division 4 regional tournament at Westwood. In the first semifinal, Carney-Nadeau takes on Wakefield-Marenisco ...

Ladd earns GLIAC honors: Defensive Player of the Week

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University football earned a comeback win Saturday on the road against Wayne State, but it needed a huge defensive play to seal the victory. After Wildcats quarterback Latrell Giles scores the go-ahead touchdown with 1:28 left in ...