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Westwood Patriots boys bowl to big win in Marinette, Wis.

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School boys bowling team ran its record to 5-0 this season with a 38-2 thumping of Iron Mountain on Saturday at a meet held in Marinette, Wisconsin. The Patriots powered their way to victory with a top five-person team game of 1,020 scratch. Among the top ...

10th annual SISU Ski Fest set for Ironwood this weekend

Local Sports

IRONWOOD — The 10th annual SISU Ski Fest takes place near Ironwood this weekend. The event’s centerpiece are the 31-kilometer SISU and 15K Heikki Lunta point-to-point cross country ski races held Saturday between the ABR Trails north to downtown Ironwood. A noncompetitive 5K Hauska ...

Marquette Redettes girls basketball super-sizes Escanaba, 64-36

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — Matching up with Marquette proved difficult for the Escanaba girls Tuesday night as they dropped a 64-36 basketball decision to the Upper Peninsula’s No. 3 team in Divisions 1-3. Marquette, with an overall height advantage, worked the ball inside early and often in this Great ...

Westwood boys basketball team comes out ‘flat’ at Gladstone

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — After a rough beginning to the season, the Gladstone boys’ basketball team has appeared to figure something out. The Braves dominated for the second game in a row to start the new year, blowing out Westwood 62-35 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference game here Tuesday. While Reece ...

Putting on a show up north

NMU Sports

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — On Saturday night, in the heart of the Last Frontier, Northern Michigan University defenseman Phil Beaulieu put on a show. With the Wildcats trailing 1-0 in the third period, Beaulieu scored three straight power play goals in the span of three minutes to lift NMU to a ...

Johnson’s 30 points not enough as NMU men drop fourth straight

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team went into the holiday break on a low note with back-to-back losses and that streak has now extended into the new year. The Wildcats’ skid hit four games Saturday as their upset bid fell ...

Time to free up rules on transfers

Sports Columns

The new year has begun and things need to change again in college football. No, it has nothing to do with the College Football Playoff, which I’ve already written about. And no, it doesn’t have to do with a coaching change in Ann Arbor. Jim Harbaugh is there to stay at Michigan for ...

No. 8 Ashland hands NMU women their first GLIAC loss

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team had a tough task on its hands Saturday afternoon as the Wildcats faced No. 8 Ashland, who was the NCAA runner-up last season. Even though they held the Eagles to their second-lowest point ...

Tolvanen ties school record

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Northern Michigan University goaltender Atte Tolvanen continued to climb the school record books Friday night as he tied the career shutout mark in the Wildcats’ 4-0 win over Alaska. Heading into Saturday night’s game, Tolvanen had 12 ...

Westwood wrestlers finish 3rd

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — The Westwood wrestling team finished in third place out of 15 teams at the Escanaba Elks Tournament Saturday. Sam Gilles (215 lbs.) and Wyatt Carlson (119) both took first place in their respective weight classes, while Joseph Derocha took second at 112, Rocco Carlson finished ...

Miners smash Emeralds

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School girls basketball team continued its winning ways on Friday night at Lakeview Memorial Gym, rolling to a 60-17 victory over visiting Manistique. The Miners received 17 points from senior forward Abby Nelson and ...