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College softball set for tonight, Sunday in Superior Dome

MARQUETTE — The 17th annual Finlandia Dome Classic softball tournament will be held this weekend in Marquette. The Northern Michigan University club team will be joined in the Superior Dome by seven collegiate teams — host Finlandia and Bay College from the Upper Peninsula; and Northland, ...

Michigan Tech’s Dawson Bilski named top GLIAC player last week

HOUGHTON — North Central High School graduate Dawson Bilski was named the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week in men’s basketball after the junior guard helped lead Michigan Tech to a pair of wins last week. Bilski made 11 3-pointers and finished with 49 points total in home victories ...

Bailey Froberg a key off Finlandia women’s basketball bench in win

HANCOCK — L’Anse junior Bailey Froberg played a key role off the bench in the Finlandia women’s basketball team scoring its seventh straight victory, a 65-47 decision over visiting Mount Mary on Saturday. Froberg scored eight points, making a pair of 3-pointers, and had two rebounds and ...

Luke Mattson scores in Bay men’s basketball loss

ESCANABA — Negaunee sophomore Luke Mattson started and scored three points as the Bay College men’s basketball team lost a 95-64 decision at home to Bryant & Stratton College on Saturday. Mattson played 17 minutes and added a rebound and an assist. Ishpeming sophomore Dondre Yohe ...

Marissa Ackerman scores for Bay women’s basketball in loss

ESCANABA — Munising sophomore Marissa Ackerman scored one point while pulling in four rebounds as the Bay College women’s basketball team lost 84-39 to Bryant & Stratton College on Saturday. Gwinn freshmen Trish McGuire and Brooke Mannor didn’t score for the Norse (14-10), but ...

Heinonen helps Finlandia men break long losing streak

HANCOCK — Superior Central graduate Joe Heinonen played a key role in Finlandia’s 91-77 men’s basketball victory over Gogebic Community College on Wednesday that snapped the Lions’ 47-game losing streak. Heinonen, a Finlandia sophomore, scored 15 points, making two 3-pointers, while ...

6 area students to play football at other universities outside of NMU

MARQUETTE — Sometimes when Marquette County athletes graduate, they consider leaving the area to extend their careers and six of them decided to do just that on NCAA National Signing Day Wednesday. Four football players decided to go to Michigan Tech, while one decided to leave the state ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 21-28

Brooke Mannor not enough for Bay College Norse women’s basketball

WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Gwinn freshman Brooke Mannor sank three 3-pointers and scored 11 points but it wasn’t enough for the Bay College women’s basketball team to avert a 78-59 loss at Bryant & Stratton College on Saturday. Mannor came off the bench and played just 15 minutes, but it was ...

Luke Mattson, Dondre Yohe help Bay men in losing cause

WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Bryant & Stratton College used a 24-5 run to end the first half and held on down the stretch to defeat Bay College 90-80 in a college men’s basketball game played Saturday. The Norse (16-8) trailed just 23-20 after Negaunee sophomore Luke Mattson followed up an ...

Area racers fare well in numerous Noquemanon Ski Marathon events

MARQUETTE — Area residents made plenty of noise at the top of the standings in some of the less well-known races at the 22nd annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon held Friday through Sunday. While the attention grabber was the 50-kilometer and 24K ski races, the 12K classic and freestyle also drew ...

Gwinn mourns loss: Modeltowners football coach Dion Brown dies Wednesday

GWINN — The Gwinn Area Community Schools and the greater Forsyth Township community is in mourning after the death of Modeltowners varsity head football coach Dion Brown on Wednesday evening. The GACS, through Superintendent Sandra Petrovich, released a short statement about the ...