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Iron Rangers playing tonightMARQUETTE - Completing a weekend series, the Marquette Iron Rangers hockey team will host the Eagle River (Wisconsin) Falcons at 8 tonight in Lakeview Arena.Entering Friday night's game between the two, the Falcons were 3-9 in the North Division, with the Iron ...

Scott enjoying NHL moment

By TERESA M.WALKERAP Sports WriterNASHVILLE, Tenn. - John Scott sat back in his chair and took a cellphone photo of all the reporters crowded around him once the questions finally ended.It was a big moment for a big man, and it almost didn't happen. So the journeyman enforcer who admits he's an ...

Sherbinow named all-region

HOUGHTON - Former Marquette Senior High School running back Alex Sherbinow earned a collegiate football honor on Wednesday while playing at Michigan Tech.The sophomore fullback was named to the 2015 Don Hanson All-Super Region 4 team, joining linebacker teammate Paul Kuoppala of Iron ...

Snowshoer’s first name Ken

In Monday's Sports on Page 1B, the fifth-place finisher in the Noquemanon 10-kilometer snowshoe event should have been listed as Ken Rajala of Ishpeming.

Pickleball clinic scheduled

SANDS - A pickleball clinic will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Sands Township gym.Cost is $12 per person and preregistration is required.For more information or to register, call Josh Kitto at 250-0669 or email him at crossbone1976@gmail.

Locals show talent in Wild Side of the Noque action

MARQUETTE - A trio of Marquette residents were the top men's and women's finishers in two of the Wild Side of the Noque events held Sunday.All these races were headquartered at the Forestville Trailhead just west of Marquette.In the 10-kilometer snowshoe event with 33 entrants, Andrew Rickauer ...

Junior Team Tennis meeting set

MARQUETTE - An informational meeting on U.S. Tennis Association Junior Team Tennis will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lions Room of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.Established in 1991, Junior Team Tennis is for youths ages 11-18 and provides the benefits of tennis in a coed, ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal from the week of Jan. 15-21 Click on photos for details.

Noquemanon standouts

MARQUETTE On a sunny - but cold - Saturday morning, a local skier won the Noquemenon 50K Classic Marathon.Not surprisingly, it was a former Northern Michigan University star. Kyle Bratrud took the title with a time of 2:25:28.2, five minutes ahead of second place finisher Nick Power of ...

Area trio claims U.P. mat titles

MARQUETTE - Three area wrestlers won individual titles at the Upper Peninsula Championships high school wrestling meet held at Marquette Senior High School on Saturday.Junior Beau Caster of Marquette, senior Hunter Sadler of Munising and senior Landon Burton of Manistique were the winners as ...

NMU skier Martin wins race

CABLE, Wis. - The Northern Michigan University Nordic ski team swept the top three spots during the men's 10K at the Telemark Chase Saturday in Cable, Wisconsin.Adam Martin earned his first win of the season, finishing with a time of 26:14.6. Ian Torchia was just two seconds behind him to take ...

Wildcats’ track team wins events

UNIVERSITY CENTER - Northern Michigan University track athletes Jasmine Williams and Michelle Juergen won events at the Doug Hansen Open Friday at Saginaw Valley State.Williams won the weight throw on a toss of 58-feet, 1-inch, while Jurgen took the high jump title with a leap of 5-feet, 4.25 ...

Wildcats end skid

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak Saturday with a 70-64 home win over Hillsdale.Naba Echols led the Wildcats with 22 points, while Terry Nash had 13 and Donnell Cegers had 10.Hillsdale's Kyle Cooper led all scorers with 25.The ...

Gaspervich soars

MARQUETTE - Bre Gaspervich led four members of the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team in double figures scoring-wise Saturday in a 64-53 GLIAC win over visiting Hillsdale.Gaspervich scored 17 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds as coach Troy Mattson's Wildcats ...

Noquemanon hits full stride Saturday

MARQUETTE - One of the biggest recreational events in Marquette County is set to take place on Saturday - the Noquemanon Ski Marathon.The 50-kilometer races begin at the starting line of the 50K Classic Touring event at 8:10 a.m. near the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. This group is for ...

Adult tennis clinic slated

MARQUETTE - A five-session adult tennis clinic will be offered at the Superior Dome in Marquette from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays starting next week and running through Feb. 22.Cost is $60 per participant and includes a T-shirt. For more information or to register, call Josh Kitto at 250-0669 or ...

Inflatable game day set at NMU

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University will host its annual inflatable game day, Pump Up The Dome, on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Superior Dome.There will be 38 inflatables and an indoor sandbox available for children from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A number of NMU athletes will volunteer at the ...

Noble, Stern BMX district champs

MARQUETTE - Michael Noble and Ava Stern are among the 2015 District 7 champions in Michigan recently named by the American Bicycle Association, USA BMX.Noble earned the boys champion award, while top-10 jacket winners included Lucas Basal, Alex Niemi, Chase Waters, Andrew Niemi and Mason ...

Shooters Classic set for February

MARQUETTE - Boys and girls in grades 3 to 9 are invited to participate in the Marquette Magic Shooters Classic basketball tournament to be held in February.The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28, at the Vandament Arena at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Each team will ...