Sports

Halonens fill up scorebook in NMU women’s win

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff HAMMOND, Ind. — Jenna Halonen scored two goals and sister Caroline Halonen added an assist in Northern Michigan University’s 3-0 victory at Purdue Northwest in women’s soccer action on Friday afternoon. Jenna Halonen, a sophomore forward, scored the Wildcats’ ...

Olpin notches goal, assist in NMU men’s soccer 2-1 win

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Junior midfielder Callum Olpin assisted on the first goal and scored the second one as the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team defeated Davenport 2-1 on Friday afternoon. Winners of their third straight, the Wildcats improved to 4-1 overall ...

Marquette Oldtimers softball team wins again, this time over Gwinn

Local Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Marquette made it a perfect 3-0 so far this summer with a 9-6 Oldtimers softball victory over Gwinn in a game played at Lions Field in Marquette Township last Friday. Already with two wins over Negaunee earlier this season, Marquette opened the scoring ...

Houghton wins 4-set volleybal match at home vs. Negaunee

Prep Sports

HOUGHTON — It was a back-and-forth battle on the volleyball court Thursday night at the Houghton High School gym as the Gremlins defeated the Negaunee Miners in four sets. Houghton had to fight hard for two of their three set victories as they won, 25-12, 25-22, 15-25, 25-23. “I liked ...

Bay College cross country runners set schedule

Local Sports

ESCANABA — With a meet at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing today, the Bay Community College cross country teams have finalized their schedule for this fall with six meets, including a home meet later this month. Under the direction of second year head coach Jim Murtha, the Norse are ...

U.P. Baseball Championship set for Sunday in Gwinn

Local Sports

By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — The second annual Upper Peninsula Baseball Championship game shifts to Marquette County with the contest pitting the champions of two U.P. leagues to be played this weekend in Gwinn. The game was conceived as a way to decide U.P. bragging rights in ...

Pressure cooker win

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette head coach Dave L’Huillier had an important question on his mind Friday night at the end of his team’s game with rival Escanaba. Do we kick it or go for two? The Redmen had just pulled within a point of rival Escanaba with a touchdown in overtime and the usual ...

Gwinn hangs on after halftime for 1-point win

Prep Sports

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HANCOCK — It was a heartbreaker for the Hancock football faithful Friday night under the lights at McAfee Field. Their beloved Bulldogs went down 22-21 to the visiting Gwinn Modeltowners. “This one is on me,” said Bulldogs head ...

Hematites pull out wild and woolly win over Patriots

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Despite a slow start out of the gates and finding themselves down two scores early, the Ishpeming High School football team didn’t give in. Instead, the Hematites found their legs and topped Westwood High School 44-36 in a battle of ...

Bruce Strand notches hole-in-one at Pictured Rocks Golf Club

Local Sports

MUNISING — Bruce Strand recorded a hole-in-one at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in Munising on Aug. 30. Golfing in the Thursday Men’s League, he used a 3-hybrid to ace the par-3, 185-yard eighth hole. Witnesses were Steve Trombly, Scott Prunick, Kelly Reynolds, Jerimiha LaFlamme and Jason ...