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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 ...

Rangers, NMU benefit Pigs-N-Heat

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Iron Rangers will play the Northern Michigan University men's club hockey team Saturday night to help benefit the annual Pigs-N-Heat game.The game starts at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Arena in Marquette. Admission is $5 and kids ages 9 and under get in free. Fans with a ...

Figure skating competition set

MARQUETTE - The Berry Events Center will be the site of the Ron Carlson Marquette International Open in figure skating Friday and Saturday.The event is sponsored by the Marquette Figure Skating Club and runs from 1:30 to 6:45 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Saturday.In addition, high ...

Lakeview open skating curtailed

MARQUETTE - Open skating will be curtailed at times in Lakeview Arena in Marquette this weekend for the Beckman Memorial Mite Hockey Tournament.Those times are the open skate from 1 to 2:50 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.For more information, call the arena at 228-0490.

Basketball tourney set in Norway

NORWAY - The ninth annual Don Hill Memorial Adult Basketball Tournament takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, at Norway High School.Men's competition will be held in three divisions. A women's division will be played if there is enough interest.Tournament manager Matt McCarthy also ...

Junior ski qualifier this weekend

MARQUETTE - Marquette Mountain will host more than 150 skiers ages 12 to 16 from five Midwest states, including 10 from the Great Lakes Ski Academy based in Marquette, for a U.S. Ski Association Junior Championship qualifier meet Friday through Sunday.This is an Alpine - or downhill - event, ...

Free day at PEIF on Monday

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University will admit the general public to its PEIF recreation center for free on Monday as part of a national celebration for the 103rd anniversary of the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association.Among the activities available at no cost on ...

Sports briefs

Johnson leads GHS on matMUNISING - Ryan Johnson led a contingent of four Gwinn High School wrestlers who placed at the MHSAA Division 4 individual district tournament at Munising on Saturday.Johnson, a junior, claimed the 285-pound championship."He had a really good day," GHS head coach Dustin ...

Sports briefs

Varline leads Baraga past R-MBARAGA - Senior Brendan Varline sank a trio of 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to lead Baraga to a 38-19 victory over Republic-Michigamme in high school boys basketball action on Friday."Varline is a good player and he has a good jump shot," R-M coach Rob ...

Iron Range-Togo’s vies for berth

MARQUETTE - The Iron Range-Togo's youth hockey team from Marquette and Negaunee finished runner-up at its Upper Peninsula District 8 tournament in Iron River last weekend.While the team didn't earn the automatic berth to the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association's Midget BB state finals to be ...