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Newberry posts 1st 8-man football win on the field

Prep Sports

NEWBERRY — The Newberry football team continued its solid start to the season Saturday afternoon. After picking up a forfeit win last week, the Indians got their first actual victory ever in eight-player football as they ran past Stephenson 32-6. Two Newberry players finished with more ...

Marquette Redettes reach volleyball tournament semifinals

Prep Sports

BAY CITY — Marquette advanced to the semifinals before bowing out of the 16-team Mitten Bay Classic on Saturday. The Redettes went 5-1 in pool play, splitting with 2018 MHSAA Division 3 state champion Bronson and sweeping Saginaw Heritage and Hemlock in two-game matches. Finishing in ...

Marquette Redmen make it a 2-0 boys soccer weekend

Prep Sports

TRAVERSE CITY — The Marquette boys soccer team made it a weekend sweep downstate after defeating winning Saturday. Senior captain Trevor Salmon registered a three-goal hat trick and freshman teammate Max Dawson scored twice in the Redmen’s 5-2 victory at Traverse City Central, which ...

Wildcats spikers win 1 of 3 at Keweenaw Classic

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff HOUGHTON — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Friday after winning its season opener on Thursday at the Keweenaw Classic hosted by Michigan Tech. The Wildcats pulled out a five-set victory Thursday vs. the University of Mary, ...

Starting with a bang

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The drought has come to an end in Marquette. For the first time in three years, the Northern Michigan University football team opened its season with a victory, and it did so in convincing fashion Saturday, smashing McKendree 30-9. The NMU defense picked off two Bearcats ...

Kings on the gridiron

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — The last few times Calumet and Negaunee tangled on the field, they were tight, low-scoring games. Friday’s contest started out that way with the Copper Kings holding a slim lead at halftime, but then Calumet caught fire in the second half and emerged with a 30-6 victory. ...

Black Hole growing rapidly

Sports Columns

The Black Hole continues to grow larger. That’s what a fan section of the Oakland Coliseum (now RingCentral Coliseum) where the Raiders play is called. It’s also commonly used to describe the Raiders’ usually rabid fans. Nowadays, it’s not just a way to describe Oakland fans, but ...

Redmen fade in 2nd half in loss to TC Central

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School varsity football team fell to Traverse City Central 37-28 at William R. Hart Stadium on Friday night. It was a strong first half for the Redmen (0-2), who managed to gain the lead three times before ...

IM breaks game open in 3rd quarter to get past Westwood

Prep Sports

By RON DEUTER Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Three quick strikes in the third quarter allowed Iron Mountain to break open a one-score game and pull away from Westwood in a 44-22 West PAC Copper Division football game Friday evening at Mountaineer Stadium. The Mountaineers ...

Munising’s Peters leads Bay

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — Sophomore Lauren Peters of Munising will be the leader of the Bay de Noc Community College women’s cross country team this fall. Led by third-year coach Jim Murtha, the Norse men and women open their seasons today at Concordia College in Mequon, Wisconsin, with their next event ...

Dawson knocks in game winner for Redmen soccer

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — The Marquette Senior High School boys soccer team evened its season record at 3-3 with a 4-3 victory at Petoskey on Friday afternoon. The Northmen tied the game twice before Redmen freshman Max Dawson knocked home the game-winner off an assist from ...

Redettes sweep Manistique

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Manistique kept creeping closer each set, but Marquette still hung in for a three-set high school volleyball victory over the Emeralds on Thursday night. The Redettes won 25-16, 25-22, 27-25 to improve to 7-1-1. “Manistique has a strong program and ... we knew they had a ...