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Rangers unravel

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - Late in the third period Saturday, it appeared as if the Marquette Iron Rangers were going to get a big hockey win at home.Despite being heavily outshot, the Iron Rangers were up 6-3 on the GLHL's top team, the West Bend Bombers. However, things ...

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Pickleball clinic slatedSANDS - An introductory pickleball clinic will be offered from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Sands Township Gym.Equipment is provided and the cost is $12 per player.For more information, or to register, contact P.T.R Professional Josh Kitto by noon the day of the event at ...

‘C’ district hoops upset

ISHPEMING - With time running out in the district final and the game on the line, Westwood High School senior Connor Hanlon had the ball in his hands.Hanlon had come through for the Patriots all game, racking up 26 points on the night to that point. As the seconds ticked down, he leaned back ...

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NMU diver shinesINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Northern Michigan University diver Molly Kearney earned her second All-American finish Friday at the NCAA National Championships.Kearney finished in fifth place with a final score of 459.70 in the 1-meter dive.Rachel Borchardt clocked a time of 4:57.79 and a ...

Games to benefit McIntosh

MARQUETTE - A pair of benefit hockey games to help long-time Marquette Junior Hockey Corporation director Tim McIntosh are scheduled for Saturday at Lakeview Arena in Marquette.The Marquette Electricians vs. Marquette Senior High School contest involving former players from 1979-2000 is set for ...

Lucy Hill hosts Grand Prix luge

Tammy Wills of Marquette, not pictured, totaled 61.6 seconds over two runs to win the Grand Prix luge race at Lucy Hill in Negaunee on Saturday. From left are third-place Dakota Smith of Marquette, runner-up Michael Brown of Ishpeming, fifth-place Derek Rogers of Negaunee, eighth-place Tristen ...

Marquette LL registering players

MARQUETTE - Registration for the upcoming season in the Marquette Little League closes on March 22.Registration is being conducted online by visiting the group's website at www.marquettelittleleague.com and following the registration link, or by liking it on Facebook and clicking on that ...

Sadler gets to finals, making wrestling history in Munising

By STEVE BROWNLEEJournal Sports EditorAUBURN HILLS - Hunter Sadler came within a few minutes of winning Munising High School's first-ever wrestling championship on Saturday.But the Mustangs senior was pinned 1 minute, 49 seconds into his state championship match against Nick Cooper of ...

3rd-period frenzy carries Redmen to regional title

By Journal Sports StaffGAYLORD - Doug Garrow was happy his Marquette Senior High School skaters made their coach's prediction come true."I told the guys that once we got the first (goal), we would build some momentum and the next one would come easier," Garrow said after the hockey Redmen ...

Royales look for 2nd playoff series win

MARQUETTE - The second season is proving more fruitful for the Marquette Royales Junior A hockey team.After a 16-32-0 regular season that included a 5-17 start, the Royales pulled off an upset in their first playoff series and look to pull off another on the road this weekend.The Royales, made ...

Legion baseball meeting set

MARQUETTE - The board of directors for American Legion baseball in Marquette will hold an open meeting at 6 p.m. next Thursday at the Richard Jopling Legion Post No. 44, located at 700 W. Bluff St. in Marquette.

Jake Phillips leads 4 Marquette skaters in conference honors

MARQUETTE - Led by senior forward Jake Phillips, four Marquette Senior High School Redmen earned Great Lakes Hockey Conference honors, the league announced on Friday.Phillips was one of six skaters named to the league's First Team as he was joined by two Hancock, two Escanaba and one Houghton ...

Miners clinch title share

NEGAUNEE - Clinching a share of the Mid-Peninsula Conference title in the process, the host Negaunee High School boys basketball team remained undefeated Friday night with a 57-37 win over Norway.Dre Tuominen and Jay Lori scored 15 points apiece as the Miners improved to 19-0 overall and 11-0 ...

Patriots bow to Gremlins

HOUGHTON - Two students of the Irv Dieterle school of basketball met up when Houghton hosted Westwood Friday night in boys basketball play.Houghton coach Jared Lawson got the best of former teammate Chad Hewitt of WHS at Alumni Gym, taking a 51-40 decision."That was a typical Irv (Dieterle) ...

Westwood girls clean up vs. Gwinn

ISHPEMING - Westwood girls basketball coach Kurt Corcoran got what he's been looking for this season - a "clean" game by his Patriots.And it paid off with a 40-37 victory over visiting Gwinn on Friday night.In the final game of the regular season, the win improved Westwood to 5-15 overall and ...

NHS icers fall on road

WELLS - Every Eskymo got to touch the puck in the regular season finale for the Escanaba prep hockey team Thursday against visiting Negaunee in an 8-3 victory.The Eskymos (15-6-4) outshot Negaunee 57-17.Esky senior defenseman Calvin Pinar scored two goals and had an assist, while senior ...

Northwood taps Jandron

NEGAUNEE - Tony Jandron has been named an assistant baseball/head junior varsity coach at downstate Northwood University.The Negaunee native has spent the last two years as an assistant at the College of DuPage, a junior college in Illinois. At DuPage, he worked primarily with hitters and ...

NMU women at GLIAC Indoors

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's track and field team will try to add to its three NCAA provisional qualifying meet achievements at the GLIAC Indoor Championships on today and Sunday in Tiffin, Ohio.The Wildcats' indoor season has included provisional qualifying by Jasmine ...

Marquette Mtn. to host ski finals

MARQUETTE - Marquette Mountain on Monday would be the perfect setting for Marquette Senior High School to pull off its first sweep of MHSAA Division 1 downhill skiing titles since 2009.The Redmen and Redettes are among nine schools in each meet being held in their backyard.The MSHS boys are the ...

NMU can’t stop LSSU

SAULT STE. MARIE - Lake Superior State scored once in each period and kept Northern Michigan University out of its net until the final few seconds of the second period to take a 3-1 victory at Taffy Abel Arena on Friday night.With the win, LSSU (12-19-4 overall, 9-12-4 WCHA) took a 2-1 lead in ...