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Spartans hold on

EAST LANSING- Arjen Colquhoun thought he'd sealed a win for Michigan State after defending a fourth-down pass late in the final quarter. Then his brief celebration was halted by a penalty flag: holding on Colquhoun.Moments later, it was fourth down again, and Purdue threw another pass ...

Iowa upends Badgers

By JOE DiGIOVANNIAssociated PressMADISON, Wis. - Jordan Canzeri ran for 125 yards and Iowa took advantage of four turnovers by Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave to upset the 19th-ranked Badgers 10-6 on Saturday.Tight end George Kittle caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard in the ...

Patriots find their offense

ISHPEMING - Head coach Scott Syrjala liked what he saw of his Westwood High School football team Friday night.And why wouldn't he?The Patriots played error-free ball, picked off two Gwinn passes and ended an offensive drought in a 39-22 Mid-Peninsula Conference win over the Modeltowners."We ...

Full of misfortune

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Senior High School football team got off to a rough start, then things got even worse during the first half of their Homecoming football game against Kingsford at William R. Hart Stadium on Friday night.After giving up a touchdown on game's first possession, Marquette ...

Miners, Mustangs use punishing run games for big victories

NEGAUNEE - With a pair of quarterbacks sidelined, the Negaunee Miners are back to relying on the ground game to power to victories.Senior George Johnson sounds like he's happy to shoulder the burden.The 5-foot-9, 165-pound running back pounded out 185 yards in 24 carries, scoring four ...

Wolverines open Big 10 slate today

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - One of the most memorable moments of Maryland's inaugural Big Ten football season came against Michigan.The Terrapins went to the Big House last November and came away with a 23-16 victory. For Maryland, it didn't matter that its first win against the Wolverines came ...

Mountaineers jump all over Emeralds early for big football win

IRON MOUNTAIN - A 35-point first quarter by Iron Mountain sealed the game against Manistique in a 61-0 prep football win on Friday in a Mid-Peninsula Conference game.The Mountaineers faced a unique offense in the Emeralds' spread system.Iron Mountain (4-2, 3-2 M-PC) shut it down, surrendering ...

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 ...