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Bad streak continues

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MARQUETTE — The last time the Northern Michigan University hockey team went to overtime with Bowling Green State, it was in the decisive third game of their WCHA semifinal series last March. It resulted in a thrilling win for the Wildcats. On Friday night, NMU wasn’t as fortunate. ...

Redmen shoot lights out in win at Menominee

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By BRIAN BELL Marinette, Wis., Eagle-Herald MENOMINEE — Marquette came out of the gates hot and Menominee couldn’t keep up as the Redmen coasted to an 80-32 Great Northern Conference boys basketball victory Friday. The Maroons struggled on the boards from the start. Marquette missed ...

Hematites’ late rally falls short vs. Gwinn

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By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — Ishpeming’s big fourth-quarter rally fell just short as the Gwinn girls held on for a 40-39 home victory in high school basketball action on Friday night. The Modeltowners extended their lead to 12 points in the second half after holding leads of 11-9 and ...

Sundberg, Yohe not enough for Ishpeming to stop IM

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By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Ishpeming’s Gavin Sundberg and Darius Yohe each pumped in 16 points but it wasn’t enough to avert Iron Mountain from taking a 62-52 high school boys basketball victory at the Hematites’ gym on Friday night. The Mountaineers held a slim 40-38 lead ...

Quick start propels L’Anse

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By JAMIE GLENN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HANCOCK — One team’s struggle becomes another team’s victory. Hancock, down a key player due to injury, faced a tough opponent in the L’Anse, which came into the night on a five-game hot streak Friday. The Purple Hornets played ...

NMU men fall to Parkside in OT

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By Journal Sports Staff KENOSHA, Wis. — Heading into Thursday’s game against Wisconsin Parkside, the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team was on a three-game winning streak and a win over the Rangers would put the Wildcats in a tie with them for second place in the GLIAC ...

Rangers capture Wildcat women

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By Journal Sports Staff KENOSHA, Wis. — At his weekly press conference Tuesday, Northern Michigan University head women’s basketball coach Troy Mattson said he thought the Wildcats were in for a “tough, tough game” with Wisconsin-Parkside on Thursday night. Despite the Rangers ...

Mattson can’t carry L’Anse

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By Journal Sports Staff L’ANSE — L’Anse’s Addison Mattson sank a trio of 3-pointers and scored a game-high 13 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep Calumet from posting a 66-47 high school girls basketball victory at the Purple Hornets’ gym on Thursday night. The Copper Kings ...

Prop bets give you something to root for

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Maybe this year the Super Bowl prop — short for “proposition” — bets will capture your attention if you find it hard to root for either team. I mean, the New England Patriots aren’t exactly lovable or cuddly after winning so many times, being accused on multiple occasions of ...

Making huge stops

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MARQUETTE — Despite several postponements and cancellations across the frigid Upper Peninsula on Tuesday night, one intra-county game still went on as scheduled. That game featured the Marquette boys basketball team topping Westwood 47-39 at the MSHS Barb Crill Gymnasium. The Redmen, ...

Gladstone girls come back to upset No. 2 Negaunee

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GLADSTONE — The longer you let an underdog hang around the neighborhood, the more dangerous that dog becomes. The Gladstone girls showed just how true that can be Tuesday night as they upset the second-ranked Negaunee Miners 43-39 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference basketball contest. Although ...

Huebner accounts for 2 NMU track win at SVSU

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UNIVERSITY CENTER — The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team won six events and had 16 top-five finishes at the Jet’s Pizza Invitational indoor meet held at Saginaw Valley State on Friday and Saturday. Marquette Senior High School graduate and NMU senior Shayla ...