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Northern spikers beat Ohio team, now 2-0 in tourney

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's women's volleyball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-16, 25-19) victory Friday over Cedarville (Ohio) in the Wildcat Open tournament being held at Vandament Arena in Marquette."I'm very proud of the team, and especially ...

Trojans rip MSHS ‘D’

MARQUETTE - After getting blown out last weekend at Traverse City St. Francis, the Marquette Redmen made another try against a Traverse City team on Friday night, Traverse City Central.While the Redmen fared better offensively than in their opening 42-0 loss, they couldn't stop the potent ...

NMU women runners dominate

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's women's team had little trouble Friday winning the Upper Peninsula Cross Country Championships.Led by Menominee sophomore Kameron Burmeister, the Wildcat women took top honors in the three team meet with 15 points.Michigan Tech University placed second ...

NMU women runners dominate

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's women's team had little trouble Friday winning the Upper Peninsula Cross Country Championships.Led by Menominee sophomore Kameron Burmeister, the Wildcat women took top honors in the three team meet with 15 points.Michigan Tech University placed second ...

Munising, Newberry L’Anse triumph

MENOMINEE - Thomas Hyde gave the Munising High School football team a lift when it needed it the most Friday night.Hyde rushed for 234 yards on 46 carries and scored three touchdowns - all in the second half - to lead the Mustangs to a 28-6 non-conference win over Algoma (Wis.) in a game played ...

No. 5 MSU corrals Broncos

KALAMAZOO - Michigan State looked like it needed a tuneup before playing Oregon.Madre London ran for two touchdowns in the first several minutes of his college career to help the fifth-ranked Spartans build a big lead they needed to hold off Western Michigan for a 37-24 victory Friday night.The ...

Serena rallies in US Open

NEW YORK - Even if her latest troublesome first set had finished only an hour earlier, it seemed a distant memory by the time Serena Williams smacked a cross-court forehand passing winner on the run and wound up doing the splits behind the baseline.She leaned forward, yelled and shook both ...

Tigers ripped again

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers aren't used to being in the position of only playing for pride.They aren't good at it, either.Friday, after a road trip where they gave up 61 runs in six games, the Tigers returned to Comerica Park and were routed 8-1 by the Cleveland Indians.Instead of playing for ...

Brewers-Reds game postponed by rain

CINCINNATI - This was a new and unexpected experience for Craig Counsell: Sitting through the rain.Storms moved into the Cincinnati area shortly before the start of the Milwaukee Brewers' scheduled game against the Reds on Friday night, prompting the third postponement this season at Great ...

Gwinn football game forfeited

GWINN - Friday night's Mid-Peninsula Conference high school football game between Iron Mountain and host Gwinn was canceled.Gwinn High School athletic director Rob Soyring confirmed the cancellation in an email, but referred questions about the situation to Superintendent Tom Jayne when school ...

Cougars beat Big Bay in 4 sets

COOKS - Superior Central broke open a close match in the third set and coasted to a 3-1 high school volleyball victory at Big Bay de Noc on Friday, 25-23, 22-25, 25-14, 25-21.SC trailed 13-3 in the opening set before tying it 17-17 on eight straight service points by Caitlin Fisk and winning it ...

De Jonge has Deutsche Bank lead

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Brendon de Jonge described his opening round Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship as coming out of nowhere. Jordan Spieth's start - his third straight round over par - was becoming far too familiar for him.De Jonge ran off seven birdies in calming conditions at the TPC ...

Heating up the course

MARQUETTE - Marathon runners have to prepare for all kinds of weather conditions, considering that even the most elite will spend well over two hours outside with virtually nothing to protect them from the elements.The sixth annual Marquette Marathon shows the contrasts possible with this ...

Negaunee’s Mason posts ace

CHAMPION - Carter Mason of Negaunee recorded his first hole-in-one while golfing Tuesday at the Wawonowin Country Club in Champion.Mason aced the 173-yard, par-3 fourth hole. He used a 7-iron.Witnessing the shot was his cousin, Connor Mason.

Early Bird swim to begin

MARQUETTE - The pool at Marquette Senior High School pool will be open to the public for the Early Bird lap swim program beginning Wednesday.Sessions are scheduled for 6 to 7:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Micklow, Plaisier place at state golf

HARBOR SPRINGS - Sue Micklow of Marquette finished in an 11th-place tie at the 19th Golf Association of Michigan Women's Senior Championship tournament held at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club near Harbor Springs.Micklow shot a pair of 84s on Monday and Tuesday for a 168 total, 15 ...

Jurmu, L’Huillier win junior titles

MARQUETTE - Jordan Jurmu and Lexi L'Huillier captured their respective boys and girls titles at the Marquette Golf Club's Junior Club Championship on Tuesday.Jurmu, 14, shot nines of 38 and 43 for an 81 total as Colin Hicks, 14, was runner-up with 47-43-90 and Tyler Bergwall, 13, came in third ...

West end dominance

By Journal Sports StaffGWINN - Ishpeming was dominant in the flights it won, dropping just five games in total in a 6-2 high school girls tennis victory at Gwinn on Monday.The Modeltowners fought hard for a pair of three-set victories at two of the singles flights, however.Gwinn's Lorraine ...

Getman, McManis capture golf titles

MARQUETTE - Tom Getman and Carolyn McManis took the top honors in the Northern Michigan University Golf Course's annual club championship over the weekend.Getman claimed the men's title while McManis captured the women's crown.Getman posted a two-day 162 total (77-85) to beat runner-up Nick ...

Pairings set for Marquette Golf Club championship

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Golf Club held two days of qualifying for its club championship on the Greywalls course over the weekend.Defending champion KC Bjorne receives an automatic No. 1 seed in the field of 16 for the match-play rounds that begin Saturday to whittle the field down to a ...