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Skyline Conference names volleyball award winners

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MARQUETTE — The Skyline Central Conference volleyball award winners were announced Tuesday and a few local players were named to the First and Second Teams. Munising senior Emily Contreras was the lone local member of the SCC First Team, while teammate Michaela Werner and Superior ...

Redettes win district opener

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GAYLORD — The Marquette volleyball team extended its season Tuesday night with a 3-1 set victory over Traverse City West. Marquette dropped the first set 19-25 to the Titans, but won the next three 25-14, 25-22, 25-21. Redettes head coach Mike Morgan was not at the match, but in a phone ...

Hematites continue playoff quest, host Wykons on Friday

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ISHPEMING — The Motor City is the ultimate destination of the Ishpeming football team every season and right now, it looks like the Hematites are on the right path to getting there again this year as they’re running like a fine-oiled machine. The Hematites rolled into the MHSAA Division 8 ...

Spartans roll past Wildcats

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EAST LANSING — Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is arguably Northern Michigan University’s most famous basketball alum and the legendary coach’s current squad pounded its way past his alma mater Tuesday night. In an exhibition game at the Breslin Center, the No. 10 Spartans held the ...

Gwinn beats Ishpeming, advances in districts

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GWINN — District volleyball playoffs got underway on Monday night including a District 66 match between Ishpeming and Gwinn. The Modeltowners opened district play with a 3-1 victory over the Hematites and now advance to the district semi-final on Wednesday when they’ll host Negaunee at 7 ...

Season looks bright for Wildcat women

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MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team battled a lot of injuries last year, but still managed to fight its way to another GLIAC Tournament bid. The 2017-18 season may not have gone the way the Wildcats had hoped, but this season could end up being a big one. ...

Hematites host Wykons Friday

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ISHPEMING — Ishpeming will host West Iron County in the MHSAA Division 8 Football District Finals at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ishpeming Playgrounds. All tickets are $6 and no passes will be accepted.

West PAC honors several local players

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By Journal Sports Staff L’ANSE — The West PAC girls volleyball All-Conference teams were recently announced and a few local athletes earned awards. Gwinn had two honorees as Brooke Mannor and Emily Curtice were named to the West PAC First Team and Second Team respectively. Negaunee’s ...

U.P. high school alignments remain in upheaval

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ESCANABA — Filling high school football season schedules has always been difficult for Upper Peninsula schools, and it has been exacerbated by the development of the eight-player format. Over the years, U.P. schools have been forced to play teams from the Lower Peninsula, Wisconsin and even ...

Another heartbreaker

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By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Nine in a row. That’s how many games Northern Michigan University has now lost to rival Michigan Tech as it was dealt another heartbreaking 35-33 defeat Saturday afternoon in the Superior Dome. The game came down to the wire as it ...

Bemidji stuns NMU icers 2-1 on buzzer-beating goal

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By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — In the fast-paced world of college hockey, things can turn in an instant. That’s exactly what happened to the Northern Michigan University hockey team on Saturday night. For a short moment, the score was 2-1 in favor of the Wildcats ...

Tech spikers take fourth straight match from Wildcats, 3-1

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By DAVER KARNOSKY Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON - For the No. 24 Michigan Tech Huskies’ outside hitter Mariah Sherman, Friday night’s volleyball match against her team’s biggest rival, the Northern Michigan Wildcats, closed with an a near-fairy tale ending. The senior ...

NMU strikers close out year with loss to rival Huskies

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By JAMIE GLENN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech Huskies women’s soccer team, needing a win to have a shot at a GLIAC Tournament bid, picked up a key victory over the visiting Northern Michigan Wildcats, 3-1, at Sherman Field on Friday. The Huskies closed ...

NMU men’s soccer falls to Northwood

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By Journal Sports Staff MIDLAND — It was a day of mixed results for the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team Friday afternoon. On one hand, the Wildcats (6-5-5, 3-4-5 GLIAC) fell on the road to Northwood 2-1 in their regular season finale. However, despite that defeat, NMU ...

High school sports worth writing about

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There’s something special about prep sports. When reporters head to journalism school, they usually have ideas in mind on where they want to end up and what sports they want to cover. Most want to cover the professional teams and that’s understandable. NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB reporters ...

High school sports worth writing about

Sports Columns

There’s something special about prep sports. When reporters head to journalism school, they usually have ideas in mind on where they want to end up and what sports they want to cover. Most want to cover the professional teams and that’s understandable. NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB reporters ...

NMU to continue pursuing idea of adding Division I women’s hockey

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MARQUETTE — Two days ago, the Northern Michigan University athletic department floated the idea of adding more sports with the biggest potential idea being Division I women’s hockey. There were a lot of questions heading into Friday’s on-campus press conference and there were still some ...

From start to finish

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By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School varsity football team opened the playoffs with a bang Friday night. The Hematites had six different players find the end zone, cruising to a 52-6 victory over Gwinn to open the MHSAA Division 8 Pre-District round ...

Costly mistakes hurt Westwood in playoff loss to Calumet

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By Journal Sports Staff CALUMET — Despite having its chances, things came to a quick halt for the Westwood High School varsity football team in the opening round of the MHSAA playoffs. The Patriots fell to Calumet 6-0 in a Division 6 Pre-District game played at the Copper Kings’ field on ...