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Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 19-25

White-hot NMU shooters cool off, lose at MTU

HOUGHTON - In the hallway behind the SDC gym on Thursday night, the Michigan Tech men's coaches were congratulated by other members of the school's athletic department following Tech's 85-75 win over Northern Michigan University. Huskies women's assistant coach Maria Kasza gave men's assistant ...

Wildcats on cusp of clinching home ice in WCHA playoffs

MARQUETTE - The playoff race in the WCHA is heating up and Northern Michigan University is right in the thick of it.NMU (15-11-6 overall, 12-8-4 WCHA) is tied for fourth place with Ferris State as teams jostle for position in an attempt to gain one of the four home ice berths in the first round ...

NMU women dominated by Huskies, 80-38

HOUGHTON - There may not be enough superlatives to describe how dominant Michigan Tech was in a 80-38 win over Northern Michigan University, so a simple phrase can sum it up: conference champions. The Huskies (19-7, 17-5) clinched a share of the GLIAC North Division women's regular season title ...

Paying for their success

MARQUETTE - Onward and upward goes the Northern Michigan University women's hockey team.But as a club sport, money may be a bigger issue than most of its opposition on the ice.After the Wildcats swept through and won the Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association playoffs last weekend, team ...

NMU assistant coach hired at Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. - Former Nebraska standout John Parrella will return to Lincoln as an assistant coach and former NFL general manager Billy Devaney will join Mike Riley's staff in an administrative position.Riley announced Wednesday that Parrella would replace defensive line coach Hank Hughes, who ...

NMU dominates CCSA awards

MARQUETTE - All-Central Collegiate Ski Association awards went out to a dozen Northern Michigan University skiers, six men and six women. Eight of those occupy the 10 possible spots on the conference first team.The Wildcats took all five spots on the men's first team with Adam Martin, Ian ...

9 Wildcats go to NCAA swim finals

MARQUETTE - Nine Northern Michigan University swimmers and divers are set to compete at the NCAA Division II National Championships from March 8-12 in Indianapolis.Six women and three men have been chosen to compete. Rachel Borchardt and Ryan Knox-Leonard will both compete in four events. ...

WCHA Final Five tickets on sale

GRAND RAPIDS - Single-session tickets are now available for the WCHA Final Five tournament to be held at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19.Tickets cost $34.50 for each lower-bowl seat that are available either for Friday's two semifinal games or Saturday's ...

NMU football sets spring schedule

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University spring football game in early April will culminate four weeks of practice for the Wildcats that begin in about 2 1/2 weeks.All practice sessions, which begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, are open to the public. Each practice takes place indoors ...

NMU women face Tech

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's women's basketball team will be looking for a key win Thursday afternoon in its final regular season contest.Coach Troy Mattson's Wildcats (13-14 overall, 12-9 GLIAC) will take on Michigan Tech University at 5:30 p.m. in Houghton.NMU, which has ...

Tech up next for NMU men

MARQUETTE - In its final game of the season, the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team will take on Michigan Tech University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Houghton.NMU carries a 7-18 overall and a 5-16 GLIAC marks into the contest; Tech is 10-15 and 9-12, respectively. MTU beat Northern ...

Wildcats earn pair of WCHA weekly honors

MARQUETTE - Two Northern Michigan University hockey players earned WCHA honors after last weekend's sweep of Alabama-Huntsville.Senior goaltender Mathias Dahlstrom was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman defenseman James Vermeulen earned Rookie of the Week honors after NMU ...

Wildcats sweep NCAA regional ski titles at Al Quaal

ISHPEMING - Northern Michigan University swept the men's and women's titles at the two-day NCAA Central Regional Championships in cross country skiing that was completed on Sunday at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.Each Wildcat team rolled up 122 points, with the men beating runner-up ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 12-18

Sweeping for home ice

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey team had a prime opportunity to gain ground in the WCHA standings Saturday and capitalized on it.The Wildcats defeated Alabama-Huntsville 3-1 to earn their second home sweep of the year. The victory ties NMU with Ferris State for fourth place ...

Northern men upset Northwood’s playoff plans

MARQUETTE - Naba Echols scored Northern Michigan University's final half-dozen points as the Wildcats held on to defeat Northwood 73-70 in men's basketball action at the Berry Events Center on Saturday afternoon.With NMU leading 67-64, Echols made a pair of free throws with a minute remaining, ...

Wildcat women get lending hand from new ‘friend’ in Ohio

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team could've dealt itself a near-fatal blow in their quest for a GLIAC Tournament bid on Saturday.But they got a little help from their new friends in Ohio and instead locked up a playoff berth with one game to go.The Wildcats ...

NMU skiers Brown, Schimpl win

ISHPEMING - Jake Brown and Sophie Schimpl of the Northern Michigan University ski teams won titles on the first day of the NCAA Central Regional Championships held at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming on Saturday.Brown and Schimpl each scored their victories in commanding fashion.Brown ...

NMU cross country runners lauded

MARQUETTE - National all-academic honors have gone out to five members of the women's cross country team at Northern Michigan University.On Friday, it was announced that the quintet earned NCAA Division II All-Academic mention by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches ...