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Something to prove

NMU Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Junior guards Isaiah Johnson and Naba Echols combined to score 50 points to help the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team pull off an 86-69 victory over Saginaw Valley State at the Berry Events Center on Saturday ...

Former star Summers takes in his special day

NMU Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University men’s basketball legend was honored at halftime of the team’s game against Saginaw Valley State on Saturday. Gene Summers returned to Marquette and took in a game which the Wildcats won with ease, ...

NMU women hit FTs to win

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Despite missing their scoring leader, the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team withstood what appeared to be an aggressive opponent and posted a 60-52 victory over winless Saginaw Valley State on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals made ...

Inconsistent NMU icers lose 3-2

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — One word can describe the Northern Michigan University hockey team right now — inconsistent. The Wildcats came out roaring and emerged with a 3-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Friday. But they Saturday was a different story. Tied 2-2 after the first period, NMU struggled to ...

Upper Peninsula boys basketball composite schedule

Prep Sports

Monday, Dec. 4 Kingsford at Houghton West Iron County at Westwood Bessemer at Jeffers Watersmeet at Chassell Lake Linden-Hubbell at Baraga Wakefield-Marenisco at Republic-Michigamme Ontonagon at Ewen-Trout Creek Ironwood at Solon Springs, Wis. Stephenson at North ...

Hail to those faltering heroes

Sports Columns

Hail to the what? That was my wife’s Facebook status minutes after Michigan fell to Ohio State for the sixth year in a row and the 13th time in 14 years. A diehard Buckeyes fan, she had to be one of the few people in the Upper Peninsula, let alone the state, thrilled with the result last ...

Northwood Timberwolves’ Hunter Viitala happy to return home

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Thursday night’s Northern Michigan University women’s basketball game had a very Marquette feel to it. That may be due to Marquette Senior High School alumnae Terese Ledy and Amber Huebner playing for the Wildcats. But there was another MSHS alumna present last night as ...

Friday night special

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — After a long two-week stretch on the road, the Northern Michigan University hockey team returned home Friday and the Wildcats decided to make it a special night. “Special” as in special teams as all of the Wildcats goals came either from its power play or penalty kill units. ...

Wendt’s 2nd straight double-double paces Munising

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MUNISING — Kianne Wendt registered game highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Munising to a 59-44 victory over Stephenson in a high school girls basketball game played Friday night. The Mustangs (2-0) built a lead of 30 points in the second half before ...

Wildcats back at the Berry

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Thanksgiving weekend can wear you out with the large amounts of food, the long hours of preparation and the stress of hosting family members. The Northern Michigan University hockey team looked as if it was dealing with a Thanksgiving hangover of its own last weekend as the ...

NMU men prepare for very different Northwood, Saginaw squads

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MARQUETTE — So far this year, it's been a season of mixed results for the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team. After opening with two wins at the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge in Houghton, the Wildcats dropped two games out in Minnesota before splitting two contests in the Gary Miller ...

Wildcat women set for GLIAC opener

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team is finally back at the Berry Events Center. After starting their season with seven straight road games, the Wildcats (4-3) will play their home opener tonight against Northwood and then tangle with Saginaw Valley State on ...

Green Bay best off to pack it in

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I’m sure it would’ve been of little comfort on Sunday night, but this swoon by the Green Bay Packers since quarterback Aaron Rodgers was injured could prove to be a blessing in disguise. The good thing that a bunch of wins by Brett Hundley would’ve provided was that the Packers have a ...

Prunick resigns as SC boys coach

Prep Sports

EBEN — Superior Central boys basketball coach Chris Prunick has resigned from his position after being hired earlier this fall. Prunick cited medical reasons as the cause for his resignation and first year junior varsity coach Branson Richard will now take over both the varsity and JV ...

Open with a bang

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Mariah Austin scored 27 points by shooting 9 of 18 from the field to start Ishpeming’s girls basketball season with a bang in a 78-40 victory over Bark River-Harris on Tuesday night. It was the opener for both teams and Hematites head coach Ryan Reichel said he couldn’t be ...

Bartle leads Negaunee girls past Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls’ basketball team couldn't quite get the job done Tuesday night against Negaunee despite a fourth-quarter surge by the Braves as the Miners hung on to win 61-45. "We learned a lot," said Gladstone coach Andy Cretens. "We would have liked to get the W, but I ...