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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 ...

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 ...