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The less said the better with last week’s NFL prognostications

Sports Columns

Yikes, I don’t know if I talked myself out of some obvious picks or what, but a 3-10 record last week doesn’t exactly make me a persuasive pigskin prognosticator, does it? So back to the drawing board with these picks. As I’m spending so much time on research, there won’t be a long ...

Bay College to hold softball camp

Local Sports

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Community College softball team will hold five sessions at its Prospect Camp on Sunday, Nov. 24, in Wells. Sessions start at 9 a.m. for players in grades 9-12 at the Wells Sports Complex. They include ones that stress skills and drills for catchers, hitters, ...

Needing to defend better

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The old cliche says that defense wins championships. To pull off that goal, the Northern Michigan University hockey team will have to be better in that facet of the game. Offense is definitely not an issue as the No. 18-ranked Wildcats are firing in nearly four goals — 3.90 to ...

Emeralds refuse to lose against Calumet, move on to regional final

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — The Manistique Emeralds simply refused to lose. After blowing an 18-11 lead in the third set to fall behind 2-1, the Emeralds flexed their muscle in Set 4 and then rallied from an early 4-0 hole in Set 5 to outlast the Calumet Copper Kings 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 21-25, 25-11, 15-13) ...

Mighty Wolves end Mid Peninsula’s Cinderella run

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — It was quite the season for that little school in Rock. Not only did Mid Peninsula defeat three opponents for the first time in program history, but the Wolverines also claimed their first district volleyball title with a straight-set win over Rapid River. The most impressive ...

Jets exact measure of revenge on Wakefield-Marenisco

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Being that Tuesday night’s volleyball match between Wakefield-Marenisco and Jeffers was a rematch of last year’s five-set thriller in the district semifinals, things were bound to be just as entertaining this time around. Especially since the stakes were even higher, the two ...

Ishpeming to play at 1 p.m. Saturday

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming High School will play Beal City in a Division 8 regional championship football game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Community Field, located about 10 miles from the Aggies’ home. Beal City is 10-1 and has 68.000 playoff points, giving it the right to host this ...

Etelamaki makes NCAA nationals

Local Sports

BIG RAPIDS — Westwood High School graduate Katie Etelamaki, a senior cross country runner at Ferris State University, has been selected to compete at the NCAA Division II national championship meet. This will be her second consecutive year at the nationals after she earned All-American ...

Heinonen, Shumate lead Lions

Local Sports

HANCOCK — The area’s two representatives on the Finlandia men’s basketball team both scored in double figures but it wasn’t enough to avert a 90-74 loss to visiting Lakeland on Tuesday night at the Paavo Nurmi Center. Sophomore Joe Heinonen of Superior Central registered a ...

Northern Michigan University swimmers, divers, sweep Stevens Point

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University used the friendly waters of the PEIF pool to defeat Wisconsin-Stevens Point by decisive margins Saturday in both men’s and women’s meets. The NMU teams are off until Thursday, Dec. 5, when they travel to Grand Rapids for the three-day Calvin ...