Local Sports

NMU soccer team gets 1st win of season, 5-1

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's soccer team broke through into the win column for the first time this season at home on Friday afternoon.The Wildcats, who had been snakebit after losing several games late including two in overtime, defeated GLIAC foe Malone 5-1 at the NMU ...

Pitcher sets White Sox record at expense of Tigers

CHICAGO - Chris Sale allowed one run over seven-plus innings and set a White Sox season strikeout record as Chicago beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Friday night.By getting James McCann looking at a 3-2 breaking ball for the first out of the second inning, Sale struck out his 270th batter of the ...

Wildcat spikers felled

HILLSDALE - The Northern Michigan University women's volleyball team was downed by host Hillsdale 3-1 Friday night in GLIAC play"We played tough," Wildcat head coach Dominic Yoder said."We had a chance at winning set two. The team attacked and played floor defense really well."After the ...

Forest Park to go to 8-man football

CRYSTAL FALLS - Forest Park, featuring a rich history of 11-player football, will join the Western Eight Conference to compete in the eight-player game next season.In a special meeting Thursday, the Forest Park Board of Education voted to make the switch after lengthy discussion that involved ...

Dodgeball tourney planned

GWINN - A dodgeball tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Cave Fitness Center in Gwinn.The double-elimination event will begin at 11 a.m. and is for players no younger than 15 years old, with at least one adult. Teams may have between six and eight players.The entry fee is $50 ...

Youth tennis program set

SANDS - A Marquette County Junior Team Tennis League program for children in grades 2-5 will get underway Wednesday at the Sands Township Gym.The event will be held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 11. The cost is $50 per participant and no tennis experience is necessary.Youngsters will ...

Johnson runs wild

GWINN - If George Johnson hadn't been sidelined in the third quarter with what is believed to be a minor injury, the Negaunee High School back might still be running.Sprung loose by strong blocking from the Miners' offensive line, Johnson rushed for 287 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead ...

Munsing rehires Graves as coach

By Journal Sports StaffMUNISING - Munising High School has named its new boys varsity basketball coach, but the name should be familiar to fans of the Mustangs.Allen Graves will take over the program this fall after he served in the same position from 2001 until the end of the 2009-10 season.He ...

Redmen charge past Gladstone

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - The Marquette Redmen needed a win to keep their slim prep football playoff hopes alive Friday night and they had it wrapped up by halftime.Marquette quarterback Scott Tripp connected with wide receiver Patrick Burmeister for three touchdowns, one on ...

Mustangs, Hematites post road shutouts

MARQUETTE - Last year's area representatives in the MHSAA state football championship games, Ishpeming and Munising, posted shutouts on the road on Friday night.Meanwhile, Newberry lost at home to Forest Park 44-24.Munising 55, Manistique 0At Manistique, Mike Graves starred on both sides of the ...

Sports briefs

NMU spikers sweep Lake ErieMARQUETTE - Spurred by a tough defense, the Northern Michigan University women's volleyball team posted a 3-0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-17) win over Lake Erie At Vandament Arena in Marquette Friday evening."This was an outstanding defensive performance by our whole team," NMU ...

Mountaineers blank Westwood

By ADAM NIEMIIron Mountain Daily NewsIRON MOUNTAIN - Sometimes a game's key play happens in the first half.Iron Mountain (3-2, 2-2 Mid-Peninsula Conference) football coach Robin Marttila said one of the key plays of Iron Mountain's 28-0 homecoming win against Westwood was a late second-quarter ...

Little schools that could

MARQUETTE - At the Marquette Invitational high school volleyball tournament, most observers must have expected the Class A hosts, or one of the Class B entrants, Gladstone or Menominee, to take berths into the finals.Maybe even one of the Class C schools like Gwinn, Westwood or ...

Sports briefs

NMU runners finish secondST. PAUL, Minn. - The Northern Michigan University cross country team finished second in the Division II maroon race at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday out of 35 teams.NMU finished with 93 points, while Minnesota-Duluth won the meet with 83.The Wildcats were led by ...

Wildcats sunk on last-gasp blocked field goal

By Journal Sports StaffHOUGHTON - For the second straight year, a field goal attempt on the final play of the game decided the winner between the Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech football teams.While last year's MTU field goal broke a tie, this year on Saturday night NMU's Ryan ...

NMU netters fall in five sets to Ashland

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team dropped a close match to Ashland Saturday, 3-2 at Vandament Arena.The Wildcats took the first set 25-22, but lost the next two 27-25 and 25-16. NMU bounced back to win the fourth, 25-16 to force a fifth set, but ...

Area runners find success at Jackson Invitational

By Journal Sports StaffJACKSON - Three area runners placed in the top 10 in their respective divisions at a big high school cross country meet held downstate on Saturday.The Jackson Invitational featured 50 boys and 46 girls teams, nearly all of them from the Lower Peninsula.But the few Upper ...

MSHS grad Sherbinow now starring for MTU

HOUGHTON - Growing up as a kid in Marquette, Alex Sherbinow saw his share of Northern Michigan University football games. He went to the "big ones" as he called them - matchups that included GLIAC powers like Grand Valley State University.However, it was the Upper Peninsula rivalry between NMU ...

Skating classes planned

MARQUETTE - A five-week session of Learn to Skate classes will begin Thursday and Tuesday, Oct. 6.Hosted by the Marquette Skating Club, the classes are open to those ages 4 to adult. No experience is necessary, but pre-registration is required.For more information, contact Chris Gauthier at ...