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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 ...

Wildcat spikers make playoffs

MIDLAND - A sweep of host Northwood University Saturday enabled the Northern Michigan University women's volleyball team to clinch a spot in the GLIAC tournament."I'm proud of our team's performance today," Northern head coach Dominic Yoder said. "We had a very good game plan going into the ...

NMU swimmers, divers breeze

STEVENS POINT, Wis. - The Northern Michigan University men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept the competition at a meet hosted by Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday.The Wildcat men topped Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 162.5-136.5, while the women bested Minnesota State, 180-116, and ...

A Tiger’s tale

Editor's note: James Larsen II is a Gwinn resident, fourth-generation Detroit Tigers fan and player-manager of the Tri-City North Stars baseball club of the Wishigan League.This is part of an interview with former Tigers star Denny McLain, who attended the Upper Midwest Sports Collectors Club ...

Middle school tennis set

MARQUETTE - A middle school tennis program will be offered in Marquette.The five-week program will cost $60 per participant.For more details, call Josh Kitto at 250-0669 or email him at crossbone1976@gmail.com.

Dedicated Vrancic earns U.P. writing honor

ESCANABA - Attend a cross country or track event in or around Delta County, and you're likely to see a seasoned sportswriter standing near the finish line, stopwatch in hand.Come watch your son or daughter run in one of the many weekend five-kilometer events during the summer, and you'll ...

Noque network offers discount

MARQUETTE - The Noquemanon Trails Network is offering a 10 percent discount on all memberships through Dec. 4. The network includes well over 100 miles of nonmotorized trails in Marquette County for various recreational pursuits.The trails include more than 60 miles of Nordic ski trails at ...

Spartans pull away from MTU

EAST LANSING - The Michigan Tech women's basketball team battled the Michigan State Spartans close until the middle of the final quarter before falling 74-43 at the Breslin Center on Sunday.The Huskies were within 51-40 with eight minutes to go on Danielle Blake's 3-point play. Tech got a ...

Sports briefs

NMU women nab exhibition winMARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team opened up the 2015-16 season with an exhibition win over Wisconsin-Superior on Saturday afternoon.Redshirt freshman Chloe Tompkins led NMU with 17 points, while Bre Gaspervich chipped in 14 and ...

Sports briefs

St. Norbert honors Gwinn's WellsGWINN - Gwinn High School graduate Jacob Wells of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, has been saluted for his academics.The senior linebacker has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Football Academic ...

Hematite defense rules

ISHPEMING - In a game in which they scored two dozen points, the Ishpeming High School football Hematites were carried by their defensive play Friday night.Coach Jeff Olson's club made a defensive stop at the 1-yard line, recorded two key sacks and intercepted two passes in a 24-14 victory over ...

Old-time hockey tonight

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - "Hello out there, we're on the air, it's 'Hockey Night' tonight. Tension grows, the whistle blows, and the puck goes down the ice. The goalie jumps, and the players bump, and the fans all go insane "The first set of words out of Stompin' Tom ...

Iron Rangers ready to roll

MARQUETTE - The wait is finally over for Marquette hockey fans.The Marquette Iron Rangers will reintroduce some old-time hockey to the community when they hold their home opener with special events this weekend.Iron Rangers owner Bob Airaudi says that the organization is looking forward to ...

Iron Rangers host events

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Iron Rangers adult hockey team will hold several events related to its kickoff weekend at home and a visit by the Hanson brothers who appeared in the 1970s cult hockey film "Slap Shot."The trio, actor David Hanson and ex-Iron Rangers players Steve Carlson and Jeff ...

Cross country ski swap Saturday

MARQUETTE - The annual Superiorland Cross Country Ski Swap will be held Saturday at the Holiday Inn of Marquette.This is an opportunity to sell used cross country ski gear and buy "new to you" equipment at a discounted price.Drop-off for used gear and clothing takes place that morning from 9 to ...

2nd-half surge propels Hematites

ISHPEMING - Ozzy Corp showed Friday night why he's the all-class Upper Peninsula quarterback.The 6-foot-5 Ishpeming High School senior rushed for 133 yards - 98 in a decisive second half - and scored a touchdown as the Hematites posted a 26-6 Division 7 predistrict win over a stubborn Westwood ...

Calumet powers past Negaunee

NEGAUNEE - The first time that Negaunee and Calumet met on the gridiron this season, the Miners eked out a close victory.Friday's rematch was another story. On a cold and windy evening, the Copper Kings stayed hot, pounding the ball through the Negaunee defense en route to a 24-14 win. Calumet ...

Newberry falls in St. Ignace

ST. IGNACE - It was a rematch of last season's playoff opener and a similar result.St. Ignace advanced past Newberry 50-20 in a Division 8 pre-district football game Friday night. St. Ignace (9-1) will go on the road to play Johannesburg-Lewiston (9-1) for the district championship. The Saints ...

Munising not able to get untracked vs. Broncos

MUNISING - The Broncos of Bark River-Harris had a score to settle Friday night with the Munising Mustangs after dropping a match-up against them earlier in the season.BR-H head coach Al Stenberg attributed that loss in large part to seven turnovers the Broncos committed.This time, under the ...