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Joe Heinonen, River Shumate help Finlandia Lions but still remain winless

HANCOCK — Area players Joe Heinonen and River Shumate combined to score 19 points but it wasn’t enough for the Finlandia men’s basketball team to get its first victory of the season at home against Alma on Saturday. The Scots prevailed 97-89 as the Lions fell to 0-14 despite FU holding ...

Area players help Finlandia women’s basketball team win

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Four area players lent support to sophomore teammate Katie Lundeen’s massive 32-point output in the Finlandia women’s basketball team’s 66-58 victory over St. Scholastica on the second day of the Wisconsin-Superior Holiday Shootout on Monday. Lundeen, who made 10 ...

Skating lessons begin next week in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Learn to Skate classes offered by the Marquette Figure Skating Club begin next week with the session running through the first week of February. Open from ages 4 years old and up, including adults, classes are held at Lakeview Arena in Marquette on consecutive Tuesdays and/or ...

Kelsea Ackerman leads Bay women’s basketball

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — All four players from the area took part for the Bay College women’s basketball team in its two games at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Holiday Classic over the weekend. The top scoring performance was turned in by sophomore Kelsea Ackerman of Munising as she ...

Negaunee’s Luke Mattson starts for Bay Norse men’s basketball

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — Negaunee sophomore Luke Mattson started in both contests as the Bay College men’s basketball team split a pair of games at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Holiday Classic over the weekend. Mattson scored eight points, hitting both his shots from the field and 4 of ...

River Shumate paces Finlandia men’s basketball team in loss in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sophomore River Shumate of Republic-Michigamme scored 10 points as the Finlandia men’s basketball team lost 98-79 to Carleton College at the Orlando Classic played in Florida on Thursday night. Shumate made a pair of 3-pointers while grabbing four rebounds and making an ...

Escanaba hosts youth basketball camp between Christmas and New Year’s

ESCANABA — A two-day camp conducted by Great Northern Basketball will be held for boys and girls in grades 1-8 just after Christmas at Escanaba High School. Held on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27-28, campers in grades 1-4 will be in session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with those in grades 5-8 going ...

MSHS cruises to victory

MARQUETTE — Have four players score in double figures and your team is bound to have a good night on the basketball court. Juniors Ty Lotterman and Kam Karp, along with senior teammates John Thomson and Drew Wyble, combined for 67 points to help the Marquette Senior High School boys ...

Prep Girls Basketball: Marquette, Munising, Manistique post tight victories

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Balanced scoring and much more production at the free-throw line spelled the difference in Marquette’s 35-32 girls basketball victory at Lakeview Memorial Gymnasium in Negaunee on Tuesday night. No Redette broke into double figures in scoring, though ...

Marquette’s Ketzenberger, Negaunee’s Waters top all-around in Esky

By JUSTIN ST. OURS Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The Escanaba gymnastics team took another step toward qualifying for regional competition after winning its Elks Invitational tournament on Saturday, totaling 122.05 points as Marquette had 119.6 and Negaunee 98.55. “(I’m) very ...

Wildcat men finish month with 2 home games

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team plays its only nonconference games since starting its GLIAC schedule with home contests in the next several days at the Berry Events Center. The Wildcats host former league member Hillsdale at ...