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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 2-7

Nowick scores twice, NMU icers upset Mavs

MANKATO, Minn. - After picking up a big win over Michigan State at the GLI last week, the Northern Michigan University hockey team was hoping to use it as a springboard for the second half of the season.They got off to a good start Friday as the Wildcats upset No. 18 and WCHA leader Minnesota ...

NMU skiers have fun, success at U.S. Championships

HOUGHTON - Sometimes when a team is hot, it carries over from one group to the next within that team.On Thursday afternoon, Northern Michigan University opened its day at the U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships with a win in the junior men's 10-kilometer classic freestyle, and that set the ...

Wildcats push Ashland to OT before falling, 81-75

ASHLAND, Ohio - Coach Bill Sall's visiting Northern Michigan University men's basketball team fell just shy of upsetting No. 21-ranked Ashland Thursday night, dropping an 81-75 GLIAC decision in overtime.In the extra session, the teams traded baskets to tie the game at 70 with 3:29 left.A Kenny ...

NMU women unable to solve undefeated Eagles in 75-49 loss

ASHLAND, Ohio - Northern Michigan University's women's basketball team discovered Thursday night why Ashland (Ohio) University is ranked No. 7 in the country.The host Eagles got 23 points and 12 rebounds from Laina Snyder in a 75-49 GLIAC win over the Wildcats of head coach Troy Mattson.Julie ...

Showdown in Mankato

MARQUETTE - After picking up an exciting win over Michigan State to wrap up the Great Lakes Invitational last week, the Northern Michigan University hockey team is looking to build upon that success this weekend at Minnesota State.The No. 18 Mavericks sit atop the WCHA and haven't lost since ...

Wildcats’ Shine named WCHA top December player

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University junior forward Dominik Shine has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Month for December, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.Shine led the league alone in three major offensive categories during the month: goals ...

Trio of NMU skiers do well at cross country nationals

HOUGHTON - Junior Fredrik Schwencke of Northern Michigan University placed fourth overall in the men's freestyle sprint at the U.S. Cross Country Championships on Monday that is being hosted by Michigan Tech University.On the women's side, Wildcats freshman Sarah Bezdicek and sophomore teammate ...

Hanging in balance

MARQUETTE - After suffering a tough last-second loss Saturday against Tiffin, the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team almost had to deal with another one on Sunday.The Wildcats opened on an 8-0 run and held a 23-point advantage during the first half against Ohio Dominican. The ...

NMU women outlast Ohio Dominican, 70-62

MARQUETTE - After snapping a four-game losing streak on Saturday, the Northern Michigan University began building a winning streak with their second win in two days by defeating visiting Ohio Dominican 70-62 at the Berry Events Center.Northern got 17 points from Darby Youngstrom, including two ...

NMU’s Martin 3rd at U.S. Cross Country Championships skiing

HOUGHTON - Adam Martin of Northern Michigan University placed third overall, and second among American skiers, in the 15-kilometer classic race at the opening day of the U.S. Cross Country Championships held in Houghton on Sunday."We're super excited for Adam," head coach Sten Fjeldheim said. ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal from the week of Dec. 28-Jan. 1

2 Swedes and a Finn

DETROIT - Goaltenders are a special breed of hockey players.You have to have a certain mindset to be one and each has their own routine and personality.Northern Michigan University has a triple threat with Scandinavian netminders Atte Tolvanen, Mathias Israelsson and Mathias Dahlstrom. Each is ...

Wildcat women top Tiffin

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - Placing four players in double figures scoring-wise, the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team beat GLIAC foe Tiffin (Ohio) 65-60 Saturday at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.Chloe Tompkins led the way with 16 points. Bre Gaspervich netted ...

Northern men lose at buzzer

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE- A last-second layup by Korab Imami lifted Tiffin (Ohio) to a 57-56 GLIAC victory over the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.A pair of Terry Nash free throws with 24 seconds left gave ...

A great opportunity

DETROIT - Earlier this week, the Northern Michigan University hockey team took part in the prestigious Great Lakes Invitational tournament and fans, alumni and members of the administration took part in the festivities in and around Detroit.NMU athletic director Forrest Karr was also at the ...

Special teams just that

DETROIT - After its power play unit struggled Tuesday in a loss to Michigan, the Northern Michigan University special teams came through when it counted Wednesday against Michigan State.Down 1-0 late in the third period, forward Dominik Shine put in the game-tying goal with the man advantage ...

Bounce-back plan works

Editor's note: Mining Journal sports writer Ryan Stieg accompanied the Northern Michigan University hockey team on its trip to the Great Lakes Invitational in Detroit where the Wildcats played games Tuesday and Wednesdday. Today is his report on the final day, preparing for playing against ...

Momentum buster

DETROIT - The Northern Michigan University hockey team rode into the Great Lakes Invitational off of an overtime victory against Ferris State 2 weeks earlier in Marquette.The Wildcats weren't able to keep that momentum going Tuesday night against No. 10 Michigan as they fell by the same score, ...

Northern goalie has intricate pre-game routine

Editor's note: Mining Journal sports writer Ryan Stieg is accompanying the Northern Michigan University hockey team on its trip to the Great Lakes Invitational in Detroit where the Wildcats play games Tuesday evening and today. Today is his report from some of the pregame routines through game ...