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Negaunee hosts Elks Hoops Shoot

NEGAUNEE - The annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest will be conducted by Negaunee Elks Lodge 1116 at the Negaunee Middle School gymnasium at 4 p.m. Sunday.Competition is open to students in the Negaunee and Gwinn school districts ages 8-13 with categories of 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 determined by ...

New look for Purple Hornets

L'ANSE - The L'Anse High School boys basketball team will have a new look - and a new coach - for this upcoming season.The Purple Hornets will break in numerous new players under new coach Harry Miron. Mike Ostermeyer resigned the post he had held the past five years for health reasons.Miron, ...

Depth key to L’Anse girls success

L'ANSE - L'Anse High School girls basketball coach Scott Lloyd is hoping he has enough talent to at least contend in the highly competitive West PAC this season.But he said depth could be a big problem."We had a couple of players from last year who decided not to play this season," Lloyd said ...

Vikings start over

BARAGA - Minus four of his five starters from a year ago and all of the firepower they supplied, Baraga High School girls basketball coach Keith Willis knows he has his work cut out for him."It's going to be a case of taking it one day at a time," Willis said. "Patience is definitely going to ...

Baraga boys return solid nucleus

BARAGA - With a solid returning cast of veterans, Baraga High School boys basketball coach Daryl Putala is confident about a good season."We have some good basketball players coming back," the second-year Vikings coach said. "Now we have to put it together for a full season."Senior guard ...

Hundreds gather to honor state champion Hematites

Ishpeming High School head varsity football coach Jeff Olson addresses a crowd numbering in the hundreds that gathered Sunday evening in the school gym to honor the Hematites for winning the MHSAA?Division 7 state championship at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday. In a talk that drew applause ...

A family affair

ISHPEMING - For the fourth straight season and the fifth time in six years, the Ishpeming High School football team will be heading to the state finals in Detroit this weekend.Each of those years, some member of the Olson family has been involved.Ishpeming head coach Jeff Olson has gone to Ford ...

St. Norbert’s Finegan earns honor

ISHPEMING - Senior defensive lineman Jacob Finegan of St. Norbert College has been named to the Midwest Conference All-North Division football second team.The Ishpeming native and Republic-Michigamme High School graduate finished with 27 tackles this season.Finegan recorded 3 1/2 tackles for ...

FU’s Wickstrom gets 2 assists

HANCOCK - Cody Wickstrom of Marquette recorded a pair of assists in Finlandia University's 4-3 overtime victory over Lawrence University on Friday.It was the Lions first win this season, though with a 7-2 win by Lawrence Saturday, Finlandia is now 1-4-3 overall and 1-3-2 in the Northern ...

Hebert, Rajala lead Finlandia

HANCOCK - A pair of former area high school players were the leading scorers for the Finlandia University at a women's college basketball tournament held in Milwaukee over the weekend.The Lions lost twice, 68-40 to Wisconsin Lutheran on Friday and 82-65 to Martin Luther on Saturday, as part of ...

No place like Ford Field

By CRAIG REMSBURGSenior Sports WriterISHPEMING - If it wasn't official before, it is now - Ford Field in Detroit has become the Ishpeming High School football players' second home.For the fourth straight season and fifth time in six years, the Hematites have qualified for the Division 7 state ...

State finals tickets, fan bus spots to go on sale

By Journal Sports StaffISHPEMING - Tickets for Ishpeming High School's Division 7 state championship football game at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday will be available for presale on Monday and Tuesday at Ishpeming High School.IHS athletic director Terry Roberts said tickets that cost $10 per ...

Sports briefs

Negaunee sets athlete introsNEGAUNEE - A Meet the Miners program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Negaunee High School Auditorium.All winter sports athletes are expected to attend with at least one parent or guardian.Team introductions and team meetings will take place, as well as a ...

Sports briefs

MSHS?grad Davis skates to 3rdSALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov broke the world 500-meter record for the second time in a week Friday, finishing in 33.98 seconds in a World Cup speedskating event.Kulizhnikov set the previous mark of 34.00 on Sunday in Calgary, Alberta, breaking ...

Big Wolverines’ basketball fan gets surprise gift

MARQUETTE - Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan may be a long trip from the middle of the Upper Peninsula, but one of the Wolverines basketball team's biggest fans is located right here.Brad Ruperd was rewarded for his loyal following of the Big Ten team on Wednesday morning when he was ...

Legion baseball board to meet

MARQUETTE - The board of directors for Marquette American Legion baseball will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at American Legion Post 44, located at 700 W. Bluff St. in Marquette.This meeting is open to new members.

Wildcats suffer season-ending heartbreak with 45-42 football loss

FINDLAY, Ohio - The Northern Michigan University football team was hoping to finish its season on a high note, but instead got dealt another disappointing loss.Findlay (6-5) kicked a 30-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the Wildcats 45-42. NMU (5-6) led by a touchdown early in the ...

Domination

ISHPEMING - Throughout this season, the Ishpeming High School football team had to grind out some close wins to remain undefeated.Saturday's game, on the other hand, was over by halftime.The Hematites got a gift of an early turnover and they never looked back in a 40-2 rout of McBain in a ...

U-M hangs on for double OT victory

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports WriterBLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock kept taking advantage of his opportunities Saturday.Six times he threw for touchdowns. Twice he saved the Wolverines' conference title hopes.And when he finally saw Michigan's usually stout defense make a ...

Cook hurt, MSU still tops Terps

EAST LANSING - With Connor Cook on the sideline wearing a headset, Michigan State eased its way through the second half against Maryland.The Spartans didn't really need their star quarterback on this day. Next weekend is a different story."Connor will be all right," coach Mark Dantonio said. "I ...