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NMU Sports

NMU women win 4th straight game

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University improved its chances for a GLIAC women's basketball playoff berth with a 73-57 win over visiting Lake Superior State University on Thursday night.Taylor Hodell posted a career-high 18 points and team-best five assists as the Wildcats (13-13 overall, 12-8 ...

Wildcat men bow to Lakers

MARQUETTE - Despite four players scoring in double figures, the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team dropped an 83-74 GLIAC decision to visiting Lake Superior State University Thursday night.Donnell Cegers scored 20 points for the Wildcats and was joined in double figures by ...

Must-win weekend for Wildcats in chase for playoff home ice

MARQUETTE - Every series is important for in a tight WCHA race, but this weekend ratchets it up to a "must-win" weekend for the Northern Michigan University hockey team.Thanks to last week's split at Ferris State, the Wildcats (13-11-6, 10-8-4 WCHA) are still in fifth place and four points ...

Torchia named CCSA’s top skier

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's Ian Torchia received his second Skier of the Week award this season from the Central Collegiate Ski Association after leading the Wildcat men to its league title over the weekend.On Sunday, Torchia won the 10-kilometer freestyle cross country event to ...

NMU lacrosse hires ass’t coach

MARQUETTE - With its first season coming up in just over a year, Northern Michigan University has hired an assistant coach for its women's lacrosse team.Ashley Glenn has been hired to work with head coach Emilia Ward, the university announced Monday, with the team's first season beginning in ...

NMU’s Kearney, Voigt honored at GLIAC swim finals

WATERFORD - Northern Michigan University diver Molly Kearney and coach Heidi Voigt earned conference awards at the four-day GLIAC Championships that concluded Saturday in Waterford.Kearney was named the women's Diver of the Year after she won the one-meter and placed third in the three-meter ...

Wildcats sweep CCSA Championships ski titles

ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Northern Michigan University swept the men's and women's cross country skiing titles at the Central Collegiate Ski Association Championships conference meet on Sunday.Led by individual winner Ian Torchia, the NMU men won the two-day meet with 172 points as the Wildcats ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 5-11

Late Nowick goal gives Wildcats win

By Journal Sports StaffBIG RAPIDS - Rallying from a two-goal deficit, the Northern Michigan University hockey team beat host Ferris State 3-2 Saturday night.Darren Nowick's 11th goal of the season completed the comeback at 15:26 of the third.Goaltender Mathias Dahlstrom made 15 of his 36 saves ...

Northern skiers dominate on trails

By Journal Sports StaffST. PAUL, Minn. - Adam Martin of the Northern Michigan University Nordic ski team captured the 15K mass start title at the CCSA Championships during the Mayor's Cross Country Challenge Saturday at Wirth Park, Minnesota.Martin, who clocked in at 36:56.4, was one of two ...

NMU men fall to Hillsdale

By Journal Sports StaffHILLSDALE - Unable to contain Kyle Cooper, the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team dropped an 85-70 GLIAC decision to host Hillsdale on Saturday.Cooper poured in 40 points, which included 4 of 5 from 3-point range and 10 of 12 from the free throw ...

Late Weatherly basket lifts NMU to win

By Journal Sports StaffHILLSDALE - Capping a fourth quarter rally, Tess Weatherly sank a layup with six seconds left in regulation to give the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team a 58-57 GLIAC win over host Hillsdale on Saturday.A Sarah Theut layup gave the Chargers a late ...

Wildcat women, men win multiple events at GLIAC swimming finals

By Journal Sports StaffWATERFORD - Ryan Knox-Leonard made history Thursday during the second day of the GLIAC Swimming & Diving Championships, setting a school and meet record in the 400-yard individual medley to become the first Wildcat to win a men's title.Knox-Leonard clocked in at 3 ...

Northern icers miss chance to get closer to home playoff berth

By JournalSports StaffBIG RAPIDS - In need of a win to gain ground in the WCHA standings, the Northern Michigan University hockey team fell flat Friday night at Ferris State.The Wildcats (12-12-6, 9-8-4 WCHA) gave up four goals in the second period and lost 5-1 to the Bulldogs. Robbie Payne had ...

Victorious

UNIVERSITY CENTER - Bre Gaspervich continued her torrid scoring pace and Northern Michigan University pulled away in the final quarter for a 67-61 upset at Saginaw Valley State in a women's basketball game played Thursday evening.The junior guard scored 24 points, the third time in the past ...

Wildcats just miss upset at SVSU

UNIVERSITY CENTER - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team gave up a big halftime lead before getting into a dogfight with Saginaw Valley State down the stretch on Thursday night.In the end, the Cardinals sank a 3-point shot with 4 seconds left while the Wildcats missed one at ...

Important weekend

MARQUETTE - Last weekend, the Northern Michigan University hockey team notched their first sweep of the season. Two victories over Alaska-Anchorage left the Wildcats alone in fifth place with their sights now set on fourth-place Ferris State, which is ahead of Northern by four points.This ...

NMU women hitting road

MARQUETTE - A two-game GLIAC road trip for the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team begins tonight at Saginaw Valley State.Coach Troy Mattson's Wildcats take a 10-13 overall and 9-8 GLIAC marks into the 6 p.m. contest. SVSU is 16-6 and 13-4, respectively.Junior NMU guard Bre ...

Wildcat men facing GLIAC foe

MARQUETTE - Naba Echols will lead the Northern Michigan University men in a two-game GLIAC road trip beginning tonight at Saginaw Valley State.The 8 p.m. basketball game will see Echols, a freshman guard, take a 12.8-point scoring average into the game for NMU, which is 6-15 overall and 4-13 in ...

NMU swimmers, divers medal at GLIAC meet

WATERFORD - Northern Michigan University individual swimmers and divers along with a relay team took home medals on the first day of the 2016 GLIAC Swimming & Diving Championships in Waterford on Wednesday.With nine events in the books, both Northern men's and women's teams are in third ...