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NMU volleyball opens GLIAC season on road today, Saturday

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team opens GLIAC play this weekend with a pair of matches in the Grand Rapids area. The Wildcats travel to Allendale to play Grand Valley State at 7 p.m. today, then go to Grand Rapids to face Davenport at 2 ...

Lions’ superfan ‘Yooperman’ dies

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions honored one of its most devout fans at the first home game since the death of Donnie “Yooperman” Stefanski. For more than 25 years, Stefanski would drive more than 300 miles from the small eastern Upper Peninsula community of Goetzville to tailgate and ...

Teal Lake hosts 14th annual Iron Oars Regatta rowing races on Sunday morning

The 14th annual Iron Oars Regatta was held Sunday morning on Teal Lake in Ishpeming and Negaunee. Two-mile races began on lake's western shore near the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming and ended in Negaunee. Teen, adult and college races were held, the latter invovling Northern ...

Area players make contributions to Finlandia football team

HANCOCK — Finlandia sophomore and Newberry native Dave Carlson made eight tackles, including two solo, in the Lions’ 45-12 home loss to Ripon (Wisconsin) College at home on Saturday. Senior teammate and Westwood product Addison Martin had two assisted tackles in the game. In ...

Overtime ties may proliferate like weeds in the NFL

Fellow Detroit Lions fans, I hope you weren’t surprised. I know I sure wasn’t. About what? Sunday’s tie at the Arizona Cardinals. No so much because the Lions blew an 18-point lead against a Cardinals’ offense that couldn’t move the ball for the first three quarters, ...

Duos win Red Fox senior scramble

K.I. SAWYER — Three duos were named champions in Red Fox Run’s annual 2-Man Senior Scramble on Thursday. Golfers were flighted based on the youngest of each pair. Kurt Hedstrom and Martin Ghiardi won the 70 years-and-over group, with John Erickson and Dennis Erickson finishing as ...