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Marquette County Bowling Hall of Fame induction on Sunday

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Four area bowlers will be inducted into the Marquette County Bowling Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon in Ishpeming. Festivities kick off at 2 p.m. at River Rock Lanes, located just west of Blimpie’s Subs, just down the turnoff for McDonald’s along U.S. 41. There’s no charge and finger ...

Smith leads NMU, but Wildcats women fall in 2 OTs

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — Freshman Lexi Smith scored the final two of her game-high 29 points on a jump shot with 2 seconds left in the first overtime to force another period. But she was unable to score in the second extra period as Grand Valley State escaped with a 66-59 ...

Echols leads Wildcats’ late charge in 71-63 OT win

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — That Northern Michigan University guard Naba Echols led all scorers Saturday afternoon with 21 points only begins to tell the story. What the numbers don’t explain is that the junior scored 18 of the last 21 points for the Wildcat men’s basketball ...

Redmen boys lose in final second to Traverse City West, 52-50

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — The Marquette Senior High School boys almost pulled out a split of a tough test at the Petoskey Invitational over the weekend. On Saturday, the Redmen lost 52-50 to Traverse City West, a large Class A school that returned four of its five starters from a ...

Mat perfection

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Six Westwood athletes went 5-0 and the Patriots were the class of the field as they won the overall team title in their Westwood Super Duals meet on Saturday afternoon. Josh Bartle, Nathan Brewer, Wyatt Carlson, Joseph Derocha, Sam ...

Colleges still can’t get football right

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College football has failed once again. After stumbling its way for decades in attempting to crown a national champion at the end of the season, it looked as if the sport had figured it out by creating the College Football Playoff four years ago. However, last weekend, it showed that it still ...

Wildcats’ gridder Mayon win another award

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Junior running back Jake Mayon of the Northern Michigan University football team was named to the All-Midwest Region Football Second Team last week by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association. Mayon is the first Wildcats football player to ...

I-N Gators swimmers sweep Pats

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — A trio of Ishpeming-Negaunee swimmers had a hand in four victories as the cooperative — known as the Gators — swept Westwood in a high school swimming and diving dual meet held Thursday. The I-N girls won nine of 12 events in a close 89-78 decision ...

Redmen finally catch, pass De La Salle in OT

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The only important lead is the last one. The Marquette Senior High School hockey team proved that Saturday afternoon as the Redmen’s only lead came when sophomore Gaetanno Cammarata ended the game with a power-play goal in overtime for a 3-2 victory ...

Wildcat icers settle for true tie

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff BEMIDJI, Minnesota — After getting an overtime win that officially was a tie on Friday, the Northern Michigan University hockey team had to settle for a garden-variety, plain old tie on Saturday. The Wildcats and Bemidji State played through two overtime periods ...

Wildcats skate by Bemidji

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff BEMIDJI, Minnesota — The Northern Michigan University hockey team picked up two needed points as they tied Bemidji State 1-1. Even though the game is officially a draw, NMU got an extra point thanks to a shorthanded goal by defenseman Jordan Klimek in the second ...

Racing on skates

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The Marquette hockey team got off to a slow start Friday night and it couldn’t recover. Warren De La Salle was just a little too fast for MSHS and the Pilots used two first-period goals to help top the Redmen 3-0. MSHS goalie Dylan Sibilsky finished with 17 saves. The ...

Balanced Hematites boys hold off Westwood, 64-56

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Senior Hart Holmgren scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as Ishpeming got past Westwood 64-56 in a high school boys basketball game played Friday night. The Hematites grabbed a 15-12 lead after one quarter and nursed it to four-point ...

Braves light up Emeralds

Prep Sports

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — It’s amazing nobody dispatched the fire department to Gladstone High School on Friday. The nets were on fire that night as Gladstone shot the lights out in an 89-34 Mid-Peninsula Conference contest. It was no five-alarm situation, ...

Marquette girls get by Escanaba, 56-44

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By AVERY BUNDGAARD Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The Marquette girls basketball team got off to a fast start and was too much for Escanaba as the Redettes defeated the Eskymos 56-44 Thursday night in a Great Northern Conference matchup. “It was kind of a microcosm of what’s ...

Miners girls run by Houghton

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Negaunee scored a total of 49 points in the middle two quarters to take a surprisingly easy 74-44 victory over Houghton in a high school girls basketball game played Friday night. The Miners (4-0) broke open a game they led just 14-13 after one quarter, ...