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Gwinn girls basketball looks to climb

Prep Sports

GWINN — Last season was a rebuilding one for the Gwinn girls basketball team, but head coach Ben Olsen knew that going in and felt his team improved as the year went on. “I knew we were going to take our lumps last year,” he said. “Our schedule last year, and I think every team’s in ...

Women bowlers vie for titles, Hall of Fame ceremony set

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Three bowlers won titles at the annual women’s association tournament conducted by the Marquette County U.S. Bowling Congress on Nov. 11 at River Rock Lanes in Ishpeming. This was a two-division tournament with both singles and doubles. The wealth was spread around well, as nobody came to ...

Burmeister leads NMU women to 13th at nationals

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff EVANSVILLE, Indiana — Kameron Burmeister of Northern Michigan University earned her second consecutive All-America award at the women’s cross country NCAA Championships at Angel Mounds State Historic Site on Saturday morning. The senior from Menominee finished ...

Winning at each level

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — A decade ago, Forest Park won its last state championship in 11-player football. On Saturday afternoon in the Superior Dome, the Trojans earned their first in the eight-player game. Leading by 10 points after the first quarter, Forest Park broke the game open with three ...

Central Lake wins 8-player barnburner

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Gavin Mortenson threw for 127 yards while teammate Grant Papineau had 181 on the ground as Central Lake came from behind in the second half to defeat Deckerville 32-30 in a thrilling state championship football game played Saturday at the ...

A chip on their shoulders

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — After a 20-game win streak ended in a disappointing loss to Traverse City Central in the semifinals of the Class A district tournament, Marquette boys basketball players return this season with a chip on their shoulders. Marquette ...

Looking at another long run

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — After a successful regular season and winning the Class A district tournament for the third year in a row last spring, head coach Ben Smith hopes to take the Marquette girls basketball team even further this season. The Redettes ...

Lions no longer the turkeys on Thanksgiving

Sports Columns

Thanksgiving is a special occasion for Michigan sports fans. It’s a day when people around the state gather together to overeat and watch the Detroit Lions look terrible in front of a national audience. You have to admit, that’s a hard tradition to top. However, this year things will ...