NMU Sports

NMU hands out Wildcat awards

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University athletic department presented its Inaugural Wildcat Awards Thursday night and there weren’t many surprises. The NMU women’s basketball team earned Team of the Year after a very impressive season. The ...

NMU women golfers finish fifth at GLIACs, on bubble for NCAA Regionals

AUGUSTA — The Northern Michigan University women's golf team had a strong performance last weekend as it took fifth overall at the GLIAC Championships. Junior Caro Els finished fifth overall after shooting a 152, while senior Karissa Guthrie took 14th place with a 159. Seniors Haley Hewer ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the month of March 17-April 17

NMU track shines at Classic

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team had an impressive day Saturday at the Al Owens Classic. The Wildcats set three school records and earned two NCAA provisional marks as they head into the final stretch of the season. ...

Off to an early start

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — For the first time in roughly 200 days, the temperature reached 60 degrees in Marquette. As the temperature gets warmer, it hints at signs of spring and summer, and slowly hints at football season. The Northern Michigan University football ...

Wildcats lacrosse clinches first ever GLIAC Tournament bid

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Win and get in. That was the implication going into Saturday’s lacrosse game between Northern Michigan University and Ashland at the Superior Dome. Fighting for the sixth and final seed in the GLIAC Tournament, the Wildcats prevailed, ...

Northern Michigan University volleyball camps to be held in July

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team has moved its summer camps to July. The Wildcats’ Youth All-Skills Camp will be held July 8-9, Elite All-Skills Camp on July 10-11 and High School Team Camp from July 12-14. Each camp takes place at the NMU volleyball gym, ...

Northern Michigan University club baseball team to play at Bay College

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Community College baseball team has added a date against the Northern Michigan University club team to its schedule for this weekend. The teams will meet to play a doubleheader at the Wells Sports Complex just north of Escanaba at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Caro Els lead Northern Michigan University women golfers at Ohio meet

CANTON, Ohio — Caro Els again led the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team at a tournament here over the weekend. The Wildcats junior was fourth overall as NMU finished third at the Cav Classic hosted by Walsh University on Saturday and Sunday at Glenmoor Country Club. Els, ...

Northern Michigan University lacrosse drops 16-3 decision at Davenport

GRAND RAPIDS — Freshman Cam Stilson made nine saves but it wasn’t enough as the Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team lost at Davenport 16-3 in a GLIAC match on Sunday morning. The Wildcats (3-10, 2-7 GLIAC) were outshot 22-1 in the first half as the Panthers build a 12-0 ...

Just one more time

MARQUETTE — A handful of former Northern Michigan University volleyball players got a chance to step on the court one last time Saturday afternoon at Vandament Arena. Those alumni took on the current Wildcats in an exhibition three-set match that benefited both sides as the ex-players ...

Wildcats’ Loggins named All-American

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the second straight season, the Northern Michigan University hockey team has an All-American, and just like last year, this one wasn’t a surprise. Former Wildcats forward Troy Loggins earned a spot on the CCM/American Hockey Coaches Association All-American West ...

Huebner shines on and off track

BAY CITY — Senior Shayla Huebner of the Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team has been named a Commissioner’s Award recipient from the GLIAC for the winter season. The Marquette Senior High School graduate was one of six female student-athletes at conference member ...

Caro Els, Austin Elsner lead Northern Michigan University golfers

MARQUETTE — Junior Caro Els was named to the all-tournament team as she led the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team at the NC4K College Classic in Blacklick, Ohio, on Monday and Tuesday. Senior Austin Elsner paced the Wildcats men at the three-day Greyhound Invitational that ...