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Marquette spikers top Gwinn in four sets Thursday

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By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — The Gwinn Modeltowners volleyball team was looking to come out on top in its home regular season match, but fell to Marquette in four sets (22-25, 17-25, 25-21, 12-25) Thursday night. Emily Curtice and Brooke Mannor led the Modeltowners with eight kills ...

Best of the West PAC

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Up to seven area schools still had at least faint hopes of making the MHSAA football playoffs at this time last week, but Friday — or technically in one case, Sunday — dashed the hopes of four of them. Those four were Marquette, Negaunee, Munising and eight-player team ...

NMU looks at adding more sports

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Over the past few years, numerous universities and colleges across the country have eliminated certain men’s and women’s sports as a way to cut costs. But four years ago, Northern Michigan University bucked that trend by adding four new teams to its lineup. And now NMU is ...

Playoff teams also earn West PAC top awards

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — The area’s three high school football playoff teams — Ishpeming, Westwood and Gwinn — captured numerous special awards while garnering their fair share of all-conference nods when the West PAC announced honors this week. Each eight-school group — the larger schools’ ...

Downs, Werner lead Munising volleyball over Superior Central

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MUNISING — Taylor Downs had 12 service aces and Michaela Werner 11 kills to lead Munising to a three-set sweep of Superior Central in the final high school volleyball match of the regular season played Wednesday evening. The Mustangs improved to 11-3 overall and 9-2 in the Skyline Central ...

Hey coaches, take your chances in OT next time

Sports Columns

At the beginning of this month, I commented in this space about coaches going for two-point conversions to win games when they could settle for a single extra point and keep games going. There was an example on Sunday morning in London that’s too irresistible to talk about. But I promise ...

Superior Central volleyball team falls in 4 sets at Rapid River

Prep Sports

RAPID RIVER — It was a successful volleyball Senior Night for Rapid River’s five seniors as they defeated Superior Central 3-1 on Tuesday. In their final home match, Rocket seniors Cassidy Berg, Ellie Moberg, Jenna Rubick, Brittany Schwartz and Emily Thibault all were key contributors in ...

Gwinn sweeps Ishpeming in volleyball

Prep Sports

GWINN — Gwinn took a straight-sets victory over Ishpeming, 25-17, 25-14, 25-20, in a high school volleyball match played Tuesday night. In another match, Iron Mountain also swept Westwood in three sets, but no other information was available from that match. Ishpeming’s Madison Pruett ...

A dozen Marquette Redmen football players, head coach honored

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ESCANABA — A dozen Marquette Senior High School football players plus their head coach garnered Great Northern Conference awards after league coaches met in Escanaba on Saturday. Alex Cannoot, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound senior, double-dipped for the league co-champion Redmen, winning Lineman of ...

Munising Mustangs volleyball team zips past Bark River-Harris

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MUNISING — Daryn Johnson recorded a double-double of 16 kills and 11 digs to lead Munising to a three-set sweep of Bark River-Harris in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball match played Monday evening. The Mustangs prevailed 25-10, 25-16, 25-15 in the first of three home matches in three ...