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Mighty Marius

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Marius Grazulis was a monster in the middle for the Marquette Senior High School boys basketball team. Almost every team the Redmen faced found the 6-foot-10 senior center too much to handle. He can easily drop in layups and grab rebounds away from opponents, but he can also ...

Division 1-2-3 First Team love spread out evenly

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The central Upper Peninsula may have landed only one player on the All-U.P. Dream Team — Marquette senior Marius Grazulis — but they had much better luck in First Team balloting. In the end, three area players were honored with spots on the squads with Gwinn’s Tucker ...

Modeltowners, Miners, Redmen, Patriots get All-U.P. Second Teamers

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Boys basketball teams from Marquette County may have gotten a player on the All-Upper Peninsula Dream Team and a couple more on the Division 1-2-3 First Team, but it was the Second Team where they really showed their depth of quality. Gwinn, Negaunee, Marquette and Westwood each ...

Redmen tops in Divisions 1-2

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The Marquette boys basketball team had quite a 2018-19 season. It’s been fairly common for MSHS’ Brad Nelson to take the Great Northern Conference title like they did with an 8-0 record this year — his teams have won the title more often than not in his 11 years at the ...

16 area players earns special, honorable mention

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Sixteen area high school boys basketball players earned Special Mention and Honorable Mention when awards were voted on Tuesday in Marquette by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Here are the area players honored: SPECIAL MENTION Divisions 1-3 ...

MHSAA hockey schedules adjusted

Prep Sports

EAST LANSING — High school hockey teams may feel a bit of a squeeze in their regular-season schedules even as the postseason will be stretched out beginning next winter. The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association decided to spread out the hockey tournament ...

5 Redmen honored after impressive season

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Five Marquette Senior High School hockey players from the Redmen’s MHSAA Division 2 semifinalists were named all-state by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association recently. Top honors went to a pair of seniors — goaltender Tyler Bergwall and forward Sean ...

Beyer leads NMU men golfers

NMU Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Senior Owen Beyer shot a 7-over-par 151 over two days to lead the Northern Michigan University men’s golf team at the Findlay Spring Invitational that wrapped up Tuesday at the University Club of Kentucky. Beyer shot rounds of 74 and 77 as he tied for 41st place while ...

Ex-Northern Michigan University hockey players debut in pros

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Two of three former Northern Michigan University hockey players who recently signed professional deals in the American Hockey League debuted for their new teams this past weekend. Goaltender Atte Tolvanen made 26 saves Sunday in his debut with the Syracuse Crunch, a Tampa Bay ...

Looking to the future

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — With the Northern Michigan University hockey season over, it’s time to start looking toward next year. On paper, it appears that the Wildcats are bringing in a solid recruiting class. The most obvious changes to fans will be on the back end of the ice as longtime ...

March is a magical time for sports

Sports Columns

There are only two truly special times during the sports season. These are times when the four major sports in the country are going on at the same time, some of which are in the postseason. The first is October where the excitement of the Major League Baseball playoffs and the World ...

NMU goalie Tolvanen signs AHL deal with Syracuse

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Two Northern Michigan University seniors have landed professional hockey opportunities this week and a third got his chance on Saturday. Goaltender Atte Tolvanen has now followed teammates Troy Loggins and Adam Rockwood to the American Hockey ...