Sports

Escanaba girls basketball team catches, passes Gwinn

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — A late-game surge made a world of difference for the Escanaba girls Wednesday night as they earned a 69-55 basketball victory over the visiting Gwinn Modeltowners. The nonconference victory snapped a three-game losing steak for the Eskymos, who improved to 3-3. Gwinn is ...

Westwood Patriots, Munising Mustangs break things open for wins

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Sophomore guard Tessa Leece nearly attained a triple-double in Westwood’s 53-28 victory over visiting Gladstone in a high school girls basketball game played Tuesday night. Leece scored a game-high 17 points while grabbing team highs of 10 rebounds and eight steals. “Tessa ...

Superior Central girls basketball team wins, boys lose vs. Brimley

Prep Sports

EBEN — The Superior Central girls haven’t had the luxury of playing with a lead too many times this basketball season. They were able to achieve that Saturday afternoon, however, in a 43-28 conquest of the Brimley Bays. This marked the first victory this season for the Cougars, who ...

Marquette swims to triangular sweep

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School swept a triangular swimming and diving meet at home against two of the other traditional powerhouses in the Upper Peninsula on Saturday. The Redettes scored 150 points in the girls meet as Houghton accumulated 109 points and Sault Ste. Marie 68. For ...

Muffin Runners set Santa Run on Wednesday morning in Marquette

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The seventh annual Muffin Runners Santa Run will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday starting at the Marquette Commons on South Third Street. Runners will wear Santa and various holiday running apparel, Santa hats, antlers and elf costumes to help spread the holiday spirit. All are ...

22 schools from far and wide converge for Marquette Challenge

Local Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Nearly two dozen teams gathered at Marquette Senior High School Saturday for the annual Marquette Challenge wrestling meet. A total of 22 teams from both the Upper and Lower peninsulas along with Wisconsin made the annual trek to ...

22 schools from far and wide converge for Marquette Challenge

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — It isn’t easy to sweep a team twice in a season, but the Northern Michigan University hockey team made it look that way Saturday night. Northern sophomore Darien Craighead pumped in three goals for his second hat trick of the season as the Wildcats took down Ferris State 4-2. ...

Hi ho Silverdome away

Sports Columns

The Pontiac Silverdome is no more. What was once the largest stadium in the NFL, the structure finally crumbled to the ground a couple of weeks ago. It didn’t go without a fight, though, as it withstood the first demolition blast before finally succumbing the following day to a second ...