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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of March 25-April 2

Back on the field

MARQUETTE - The 2016 football season may be a few months away, but Northern Michigan University is already preparing as the Wildcats are in the middle of spring practice.After a handful of days into the four weeks worth of sessions, NMU head coach Chris Ostrowsky is happy with his team."We are ...

NMU athletes vying for inaugural award

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - Numerous Northern Michigan University student-athletes turned in memorable individual performances during the 2015-16 season.School records were set. Games were won in the final seconds. And individual titles were captured.For the first time, NMU will present ...

Something to build on

MARQUETTE - It's been two weeks since the season came to a disappointing end for the Northern Michigan University hockey team.First, a late-season swoon meant the Wildcats lost home ice in the first round of the WCHA playoffs to Ferris State.Secondly, Northern then traveled to Ferris and lost ...

NMU relay skiers place 6th

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's mixed relay Nordic ski team of Ian Torchia, Vivian Hett, Jake Brown and Felicia Gesior finished in sixth place at the U.S. Long Distance National Championships in Craftsbury, Vermont, on Thursday morning."The podium was in sight the entire race," ...

NFL assistant joins Wildcats coaching staff

MARQUETTE - A recent NFL coach has been hired as the new defensive coordinator for the Northern Michigan University football team, Wildcats head coach Chris Ostrowsky announced Wednesday.David Corrao spent the last eight seasons with the Miami Dolphins, including six as assistant linebackers ...

Not just a dream

MARQUETTE - The legacy of boxing at the U.S. Olympic Education Center will continue this summer at the Olympics in Brazil.Former USOEC boxer Mikaela Mayer clinched her spot in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics at an Americas Qualifier that ended last weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Most casual ...

NMU’s Martin finishes 10th

MARQUETTE - Junior Adam Martin of the Northern Michigan University Nordic ski team raced to his second top-10 finish in as many days on Tuesday at the U.S. Long Distance National Championships at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, Vermont.Martin reached the semifinal round in the ...

NMU’s Martin top collegian at nationals

CRAFTSBURY, Vermont - Junior Nordic skier Adam Martin of Northern Michigan University raced to a top-10 finish in the 15-kilometer freestyle race at the U.S. Long Distance National Championships on Monday afternoon at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.Martin clocked 31 minutes, 41.2 seconds to ...

Dunmire, Guthrie pace NMU

PERRY PARK, Kentucky - The Northern Michigan University women's golf team finished 25th with a three-round score of 1,088 at the weather-delayed Perry Park Spring Fling that wrapped up Sunday afternoon.Baylee Dunmire led the Wildcats in 105th place by totaling 259 on rounds of 89, 87 and ...

Making their pitch

MARQUETTE - With a 2016 schedule listing nine home games, Northern Michigan University women's soccer coach Matt Granstrand is looking for a successful campaign."We're looking forward to the fall," Granstrand said. "We're expecting to really make an impact in both the GLIAC and our ...

NMU men’s soccer adds recruits

MARQUETTE - The inaugural men's soccer team at Northern Michigan University has gained three more recruits, head coach David Poggi announced Thursday.The three are Ivar Arnason of Akureyri, Iceland, Leighton Lommel of Waite Park, Minnesota, and Sam Popp of downstate Northville."Each brings ...

Nowick goes pro

MARQUETTE - Darren Nowick has joined a pair of former Northern Michigan University hockey players after signing an amateur tryout contract with the ECHL's Missouri Mavericks.The professional minor league club announced the deal on Wednesday afternoon.Former Wildcats CJ Ludwig and Reed Seckel ...

Wildcats cited for academics

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's hockey team is well represented on the WCHA All-Academic team announced Tuesday.A dozen players made the list - five seniors, two juniors and five sophomores - for recording at least a 3.0 grade-point average. The seven upperclassmen are repeat ...

NMU spikers open spring season

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team opens its spring schedule at Duluth, Minnesota, Saturday at the UMD Spring Tourney.The Wildcats play host Minnesota-Duluth at 9 a.m., Winona State at 11:30 a.m. and the UMD alumni team at 2 p.m. Times are tentative based on the length ...

Wildcat men’s soccer slate set

MARQUETTE - The schedule for Northern Michigan University's inaugural men's soccer season has been released and features 17 games, including eight home matches against GLIAC opponents."We'll have an opportunity to see how well we did recruiting and how quickly we can come together as a team," ...

Volleyball ‘Cats travel widely early in season

MARQUETTE - Though Northern Michigan University will get its full complement of home matches during the GLIAC season, the Wildcats volleyball team may feel like road warriors next fall.NMU will take part in tournaments in Texas and Wisconsin along with the annual Midwest Region Crossover ...

NMU’s Williams an All-American

NEW ORLEANS - Junior Jasmine Williams of Northern Michigan University earned second team All-American accolades in the weight throw, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday."It's very exciting for Jasmine to be honored as an All-American," NMU head ...

Saunders an NMU All-American

INDIANAPOLIS - Freshman Savanna Saunders swam to an All-American finish Saturday at the fourth and final day of competition at the NCAA Division II National Championships.Saunders finished in fourth place in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1 minute, 58.06 seconds, also setting an NMU ...

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