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NMU Sports

Big city, Big opportunity

MARQUETTE - The first half of the 2015-16 college hockey season is coming to a close and the Northern Michigan University squad will end it on a big stage.The Wildcats will play in the Great Lakes Invitational down Dec. 29-30 in Detroit. The GLI is one of the more famous college tournaments and ...

More collegiate ski races canceled

HOUGHTON (AP) - A continued lack of snow has forced the rare cancellation of more ski races.Michigan Tech University announced it canceled U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association regional qualifying events set for Saturday and Sunday in Houghton.Michigan Tech says it will make a decision later on ...

Shine goal in overtime lifts NMU

MARQUETTE - Before the season started, Northern Michigan University head hockey coach Walt Kyle said he was looking for winger Dominik Shine to be a key scorer this season.The junior rose to the occasion Saturday night.Early in overtime, Shine skated in and beat Ferris State goalie Darren Smith ...

NMU women can’t stop host Findlay

FINDLAY, Ohio - Haley Kershner and Emily Schramek combined for 25 points Saturday, but it wasn't enough to keep the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team from losing to host Findlay (Ohio), 60-42.Kershner scored 13 points and Schramek 12 - both career highs - off the bench for ...

Wildcat men rally, but still fall short

FINDLAY, Ohio - Once trailing by 16 points, the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team rallied to make a game of it against the host Findlay (Ohio) Oilers on Saturday.But though Jordan Perez knocked down a career-high 28 points, the Wildcats came up short, 73-71, in a GLIAC ...

Fluke goal sinks Wildcats

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University goalie Atte Tolvanen has had a spectacular season so far and on Friday against Ferris State, he made some good saves to keep the Wildcats in their game against Ferris State.But despite another strong performance, Tolvanen got burned by a bad break late ...

NMU to offers 2016 sports camps

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Sports Department has announced its 2016 summer camp schedule.Fourteen camps in seven sports start in April. The full schedule, including links to registration pages, is online at ...

Noque ski registration open

MARQUETTE - Though winter might still seem far off, organizers of the 18th annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon are accepting advance registraton for the event.Representatives from the Noquemanon Trail Network are confident the trail will be prepped and ready to go for events taking place Jan. 22-24. ...

Adult tennis program slated

MARQUETTE - A Start-Restart adult tennis program is scheduled to be held Sundays this weekend through Jan. 3 at the U.P. Sportsplex in Marquette.Sessions for beginners and intermediate players will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Classes will consist of stroke mechanics, drills and game-base ...

NMU names lacrosse coach

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's lacrosse team doesn't begin play for more than a year, but the program already has its first piece in place.Emilia Ward was named head coach of the Wildcats team this week, coming most recently from Pfeiffer University, a Division II program ...

NMU men fall at Wayne State

DETROIT - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team had its three-game winning streak snapped Thursday when Wayne State defeated the Wildcats 58-52. Terry Nash led NMU with 11 points.During a tight first half, Northern (2-4, 1-2 GLIAC) went on a 10-point run topped off by a Nash ...

Wildcat women lose by 2

DETROIT - Center Taylor Hodell recorded her second straight double-double but it wasn't enough for the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team to pull out a victory at Wayne State Thursday night.Hodell had 13 points and 13 rebounds but the Warriors came back late in the fourth ...

Wildcat earns All-American mention

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's Madison Whitehead has become the first Wildcat to earn American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American accolades since 2007.Whitehead made the honorable mention list."She is very deserving of it given all that she accomplished this season," NMU ...

Wildcats hockey team has chance to make big move

MARQUETTE - If the Northern Michigan University hockey team wants to jump up in the WCHA standings, this weekend would be the perfect time.NMU sits in fifth place, two points behind their opponent this weekend, Ferris State, and four behind both Michigan Tech and Bowling Green.If the Wildcats ...

NMU skiing event canceled

MARQUETTE - The NMU Wildcat Open nordic skiing event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday has been canceled because of a lack of snow.Northern's season will start the following weekend, Dec. 19-20, at the USSA Regional Opener in Houghton.

WCHA salutes NMU’s Shine

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University junior forward Dominik Shine was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.Shine gave the Wildcats' hockey team the lead with each of his hat trick-worth of goals in NMU's 4-3 victory on Friday at ...

NMU swimmers set records, finals qualifying times

BIG RAPIDS - Northern Michigan University's swimming and diving teams placed second and third after the three-day Calvin College Invitational.The NMU women were runners-up to Grand Valley State, scoring 1,306 points to GV's 2,035. The Northern men were third in their meet with 1,181.5 after ...

Free-throw finale

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - Freshman guard Naba Echols drained two free throws with seven seconds to go to complete a big second-half comeback as Northern Michigan University posted a 68-67 men's basketball victory over visiting Malone on Saturday afternoon.The Wildcats (2-3 overall, 1-1 ...

Liewen, Hodell pace NMU women to win

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - Anna Liewen and Taylor Hodell each posted a double-double to lead the Northern Michigan women's basketball team to a 61-59 victory over Malone.Liewen posted team highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds while Hodell was just one behind in both categories with 15 ...

Late penalty shot lifts Wildcats

By Journal Sports StaffHUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Dominik Shine capped his first career hat trick with a shorthanded penalty shot goal with 17 seconds left to give the Northern Michigan University hockey team a 4-3 victory over host Alabama-Huntsville Friday nigh.The Wildcats' win, their first when ...