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GLIAC honors NMU’s Johnson

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University senior Isaiah Johnson (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) was named the first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week of the 2018-19 season, according to a release from NMU Sports Information. Johnson scored a career-high 33 points and ...

NMU spikers land awards

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By Journal Sports Staff Two Northern Michigan University volleyball players earned All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference awards Friday evening after some solid seasons. Junior Sarah Kuehn made the All-GLIAC Second Team and senior Maggie Liebeck got a spot on the Honorable ...

Johnson reaches 1,000 points, NMU men roll over Lewis

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MARQUETTE — Senior Isaiah Johnson (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) scored a career-high 33 points to achieve 1,000 points in his career and guided the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team to a 77-59 home victory over Lewis University Sunday. Johnson entered the game just four points ...

Cornell cruises past Wildcats for weekend sweep

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team came into this weekend’s series with Cornell on a good note. The Wildcats had just shut out a ranked Bowling Green State team and caused the powerful Falcons to go 0 for 12 on the power play in two games. ...

Struggling in the snow

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Defense wins championships. That was evident under cold temperatures and snowy skies at the Ishpeming Playgrounds Saturday afternoon. Both Ishpeming and Breckenridge struggled for field position all game ...

The story of the Matts in the hats

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There are two smart guys on the Detroit Lions roster and both are named Matt. One was drafted, one was hired, but during games, they wear hats. At times this year, they’ve looked sharp and made you say ‘look at that.’ But last week in Minnesota, the Matts in the hats fell flat. This ...

NMU women upset No. 25 Lewis 62-56

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By Journal Sports Staff HILLSDALE — Taking down a ranked foe is a great way to start a season and that’s what the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team did Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats upset No. 25 Lewis 62-56 to open up the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge at Hillsdale ...

NMU men open year with home win over McKendree

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — It’s always good to open up the season with a win, but the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball did even better than that as the Wildcats mauled McKendree 93-70 in their home opener at the Berry Events Center. Isaiah Johnson led the ...

SC’s Fink, Groulx nab UPSSA 8-Player awards

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The majority of the football programs around the Central U.P. play at the 11-player level, so sometimes 8-player teams like Superior Central can sometimes get disregarded. However, two Cougars did get recognized for their accomplishments at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and ...

Hematites earn UPSSA Division 8 Team of the Year

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — West PAC Iron Division champions. Undefeated regular season. A playoff run that is still going on. The Ishpeming Hematites have accomplished quite a lot this year and they added another achievement to their list Wednesday when they were named Division 8 Team of the Year by the ...

Dreaming BIG

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula has a blue-collar reputation where football players go in, give it their all on the field and don’t make the game about themselves. If you look at this year’s Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-U.P. Dream Team, the majority ...

Standing above the rest

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — To make the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-U.P. Dream Team is a huge accomplishment for a lot of local football players. To be named Offensive or Defensive Player of the Year is a completely different level of success and three players from ...

Cornell chews up NMU icers

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By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team seemed to have everything but offense on Friday night. The Wildcats were outshot 22-12 by Cornell and the Big Red used a three-power play, two-goal second period to power past NMU 3-1 at ...

Ishpeming coach Olson named UPSSA Small School Coach of the Year

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — It’s been a pretty stellar year for Ishpeming head coach Jeff Olson. The Hematites are currently undefeated heading into today’s game against Breckenridge in the MHSAA Division 8 playoffs and have blown out their previous two opponents. Olson was also named the Detroit ...

2018 All-U.P. teams

Prep Sports

All-Class Offensive Team Position/Player/School Yr. Ht. Wt. Center — Jacob Kugler, Ishpeming Jr. 6-2 240 Guard — Eddie Chapman, Gwinn Sr. 5-10 250 Noah Tourangeau, Escanaba Sr. 6-0 185 Tackle — Blake Hewitt, Westwood Sr. 6-0 240 Devon Nyman, ...

Marquette, Negaunee, Westwood all earn Large School awards

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Making the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-U.P. Dream Team is a huge accomplishment for any football player, but sometimes, there’s just not enough spots for everyone. However, making the All-U.P. Large School Team is still an achievement ...

NMU football closes out year visiting Ashland

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MARQUETTE — For the last few years now, the Northern Michigan University football team has struggled to finish the job in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats have had difficulties maintaining leads or rallies have come up just short in the closing minutes as was the case two weeks ago against ...