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Pierce OT goal lifts Wildcats to victory over No. 6 Badgers

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff GREEN BAY, Wisconsin — Denver Pierce scored with 17 seconds left in overtime to lift the Northern Michigan University hockey team to a 5-4 win over No. 6 Wisconsin at the Resch Center on Friday night. It was Pierce’s second goal of the game. Robbie Payne got ...

Wildcats soccer teams win, tie

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team played to a 3-3 double-overtime tie at Ashland University Friday afternoon in a game filled with offense that saw the lead change hands several times. The Wildcats’ women scored a 2-1 victory at ...

Gladstone beats Manistique

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone volleyball team showed resiliency Thursday as it put together big runs to come from behind in all three sets to take down Manistique 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-23). “To be honest this is probably one of the best games we played all season,” said Gladstone coach ...

Marquette, Munising tagged with losses

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Brendan Kaski passed for 206 yards but had three interceptions as Marquette lost to Menominee 34-17 in a Great Northern Conference high school football game that closed both teams’ regular seasons on Friday night. Marquette (4-5, 1-3 GNC) was left ...

Marquette, Westwood volleyball teams each win 5-setters

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — With district tournaments barely a week away, Marquette got a severe test that may help the Redettes down the road on Thursday night. MSHS beat Kingsford in five sets, 24-26, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10. “It was a great atmosphere on Kingsford’s ...

Cheryl Hosking gets 2nd career hole-in-one

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Cheryl Hosking recorded her second career hole-in-one on Oct. 8 on the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf Club. The club member used a 6-hybrid to ace the 85-yard sixth hole. Witnesses were her fellow playing partners and club members Cheryl Bollero Oberstar, Karen ...

Tonight’s Ishpeming-Gwinn football game canceled

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming has canceled its second varsity football game in three weeks, a home game scheduled against Gwinn tonight. Hematites athletic director Terry Roberts cited low numbers, reportedly down to 12 or 13 players, because of injuries and illnesses. The team canceled its game ...

Green Bay Packers staring at lean times

Sports Columns

The less said the better about a 4-10 picking record last week. So onto today’s real topic — the Green Bay Packers. I was looking at several things to comment on, including a time when it might’ve been good to go for a two-point conversion in the third quarter, or the New England-New ...

Marquette Senior High School football tailgate party Friday

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools will host its second annual football tailgate party before the Redmen’s varsity football game against Menominee on Friday night at Marquette Senior High School. The public is invited to the party that starts at 5:30 p.m. at the MSHS practice ...

Wildcats move on to Wisconsin

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Last weekend, the Northern Michigan University hockey team picked up its first sweep of the season, something that took until late January to happen last year. Now after getting two road wins at Ferris State, the Wildcats will face their toughest opponent so far in No. 6 ...

Guaranteed title

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gwinn battled from two sets down to edge Iron Mountain in five sets in a Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball match played at Iron Mountain on Tuesday night. Gwinn won 17-25, 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-13 to guarantee themselves at least a share of the league title. Gwinn held ...

Majority of M-PC files to join West PAC

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — The recent influx of eight-player football teams across the Upper Peninsula has created a dilemma for the 24 U.P. schools still playing the traditional 11-player game.  Athletic directors have been left scrambling to find enough opponents to fill a nine-game schedule. One ...

Westwood spikers split at WIN meet

Local Sports

ISHPEMING — Westwood split a pair of matches at the WIN volleyball meet held at Ishpeming High School on Tuesday. The Patriots defeated the Hematites 25-20, 25-13, 23-25, 25-15, while Negaunee posted a 25-15, 17-25, 23-25, 25-23, 16-14 win over Westwood. No information was available about ...

Westwood solid in Division 7

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Five 11-player high school football teams seem to be well entrenched in the divisions they expect to participate in if they make the playoffs after this week’s games. Westwood, at 7-1, is solidly in the field and according to a listing of the state’s four-or-more-win teams, ...

Summing up US soccer failure: ‘Heartbreak’

Sports Columns

Editor’s note: Ryan Spitza is a part-time sports writer at The Mining Journal, graduate of Marquette Senior High School and student at Northern Michigan University. ------------------ U.S. soccer, you failed. You failed yourselves, your fans and an entire nation. I’m absolutely ...