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NMU icers extend win streak to 5 Friday

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

Looking for answers

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team is looking for answers right now. After getting off to a great start this season, the Wildcats have now lost their fifth straight game, 86-66 to Lake Superior State Thursday night. The game was reasonably close during the ...

NMU women roar past Lakers in dominant victory

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MARQUETTE — It’s rare that the outcome of a college basketball game is determined by halftime, but on Thursday night at the Berry Events Center, it was blatantly obvious how things would turn out. The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team opened up the game on a 10-0 run ...

Ishpeming girls rally to top Iron Mountain

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Ishpeming rallied late to overcome a 10-point deficit and beat Iron Mountain 42-39 on Thursday. The Hematites (2-5) started off slow, scoring 17 points in the first half before erupting with 18 in the fourth quarter to end a two-game losing streak. “It was nerve-wracking ...

Find some experienced quarterbacks

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Let’s just say the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs was a cruel mistress, hopefully forgiving any possible misogynistic overtones that might have. Saturday’s games, which I felt less sure about, went just the way I thought and hoped they would, only to watch my predictions crash and ...

Munising boys use strong second half to beat Forest Park

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CRYSTAL FALLS — A game of momentum shifts in scoring ultimately saw the Munising boys basketball team come out with a 77-63 victory over Forest Park in a back and forth contest. Munising (7-2) took a 23-13 lead after one quarter of play before the Trojans (4-4) swung momentum with a ...

Gwinn girls use hot 3-point shooting to beat L’Anse

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Sometimes in basketball, the old saying is "live by the three or die by the three." The Gwinn High School girls varsity basketball team certainly did the former, shooting nine first half triples to help the Modeltowners roll over visiting L'Anse 75-39 on Thursday night. Gwinn is now 7-1 on ...

Marquette icers blow past Grand Haven at Traverse City Showcase

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TRAVERSE CITY - The Marquette Senior High School hockey team rolled to its seventh straight victory after a five-goal first period propelled the Redmen to a 7-3 win over Grand Haven on night one of the Traverse City North/South Showcase Thursday. Marquette head coach Doug Garrow said he was ...

Westwood captures county wrestling title

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ISHPEMING — Westwood captured the Marquette County Wrestling Meet for high school teams on Wednesday evening on its home mats. Seeded No. 1, the Patriots defeated Ishpeming in the semifinals 70-6 before dispatching Marquette 51-24 in the championship match. In the other semi, the No. 2 ...

Miners hockey holds dinner

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NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School hockey team will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, Jan. 18. The event will be held at the Negaunee Elks Club at 107. N. Pioneer St. from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and includes spaghetti, garlic bread, a drink and dessert. There ...