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Wildcats upset No. 1 Duluth

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team might find it difficult to come up with a fitting encore today after Friday’s opening day of the Wildcat Open. After starting the day with a three-set sweep of Minnesota-Crookston in the afternoon, ...

Twin backs grind it out

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Early mistakes on special teams combined with a strong offense led by seniors Nathan Beckman and Ashton Bergman propelled the Westwood football team Friday night. The Patriots posted a 34-7 victory over Iron Mountain at the Patriots’ ...

Hematites punish Lakes in 38-12 victory

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Wham! Wham! Wham! Those were the kinds of crushing blocks that the Ishpeming football team hit Lake Linden-Hubbell with Friday night. As a result of those blocks, the Hematites running game had a fun evening, racking up 416 yards as Ishpeming romped over the Lakes 38-12. ...

Hematites punish Lakes in 38-12 victory

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Wham! Wham! Wham! Those were the kinds of crushing blocks that the Ishpeming football team hit Lake Linden-Hubbell with Friday night. As a result of those blocks, the Hematites running game had a fun evening, racking up 416 yards as Ishpeming romped over the Lakes 38-12. ...

Superior Central can’t get momentum going its way

Prep Sports

By Escanaba Daily Press CEDARVILLE — An early 65-yard touchdown nullified by a penalty was a bad omen for the Superior Central football team on Thursday night. Cedarville went on to post a 36-12 victory over the Cougars in a Great Lakes Eight Conference East Division football game. ...

Norway springs to life late, tops Munising 34-8

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By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountian Daily News NORWAY — Norway broke a stalemate in the third quarter in a 34-8 win against Munising on Friday. Munising’s Mason Schieding returned a kickoff 82 yards to give the Mustangs an 8-7 lead in the first quarter. Both teams matched each other ...

Calumet fends off Negaunee Miners, 30-8, in high school football

Prep Sports

CALUMET — Calumet knew that Thursday’s high school football opponent was an important measuring stick in the new-look 16-team West PAC. The Copper Kings passed with flying colors with a 30-8 victory at Agassiz Field over the visiting Negaunee Miners. For Calumet head coach John Croze, ...

Marquette Marathon counts 1,000-plus registered

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Online registration is available through 9 p.m. today for the three adult races of the Marquette Marathon. Already just over 1,000 people are listed as signed up in advance. The full marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. in Ishpeming at West Euclid Street near the Cliffs Shaft Mine ...

Jeremy Hudson earns first hole-in-one at Gentz’s

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Jeremy Hudson of Marquette recorded his first hole-in-one at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township on Aug. 23. He used a 6-iron to ace the fourth hole. Witnesses were Brandon Knopp, Brian Wojan, Dave Bradley, Bob Fassbender and Tim Smith.

Marquette Redmen post 2nd straight boys soccer shutout

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette scored all it needed in the first half to post a 3-0 shutout of Iron Mountain in a high school boys soccer game played at the Kaufman Sports Complex on Thursday. First-half goalkeeper Kyle Michelson, a senior, faced four shots on goal and sophomore second-half keeper ...

Marquette Redettes volleyball wins in 4 sets

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — After a tight opening two sets, Marquette found a second wind and finished with a four-set high school volleyball victory over visiting Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday night. The Redettes prevailed 24-26, 28-26, 25-14, 25-16. “Both teams played well to their strengths,” MSHS ...

Negaunee High School sports boosters holding raffle

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee All-Sports Booster Club is in the midst of an autumn cash raffle with a winner to be drawn during halftime of the Miners’ Oct. 18 varsity football game against Westwood. Tickets are available for $10 from all Negaunee High School athletes. They will also be ...

Negaunee Men’s Pool League to meet

Local Sports

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Men’s Pool League will hold its organizational meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Pasquali’s in Negaunee. All teams should have a representative present and league play is set to begin on Sept. 26. For more information, call Clark at 475-4466.

Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team shut out in opener

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Despite an edge in shots and corner kicks, the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team was unable to get a ball into Mercyhurst’s net and lost 2-0 in the season opener for both teams. The Wildcats, who won 5-0 in an exhibition against Wisconsin-Superior a week ago, ...