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Loss to Bulldogs ends Northern’s hockey season

By Journal Sports StaffBIG RAPIDS - In need of a win to its season alive, the Northern Michigan University hockey team couldn't get it done.Up 2-1 late in the third period, the Wildcats were whistled for a five-minute major penalty that led to two Ferris State goals. The Bulldogs then picked up ...

NMU Nordic skiers shine

By Journal Sports StaffSTEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - Nordic skiers Ian Torchia and Adam Martin of Northern Michigan University raced to All-American finishes in their second-straight event Saturday at the NCAA National Championships in Steamboat Spring, Colorado.Torchia clocked in at 50:22.1 in ...

Valentine powers No. 2 Spartans

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports WriterINDIANAPOLIS - Denzel Valentine keeps finding new ways to bail out No. 2 Michigan State.Even when he's cleaning up his own mistakes.After missing the front end of a one-and-one with 10.2 seconds to play, Valentine grabbed a defensive rebound, drew a foul and made ...

Tigers closer makes debut

By JEFF BERLINCKEAssociated PressLAKELAND, Fla. - Francisco Rodriguez made his spring debut for Detroit and pitched an inning in relief of Mike Pelfrey, helping the Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.Rodriguez was acquired in a trade with Milwaukee in November and ...

Helm OT goal boosts Wings

By NOAH TRISTERAP Sports WriterDETROIT - For nearly 59 1/2 minutes, the Detroit Red Wings were on the wrong end of one of Henrik Lundqvist's superb performances.Then the puck bounced right to Brad Richards, with the net open."He's a great goalie, a lot of big saves tonight. It was fortunate to ...

Second half surge lifts Pistons

By ANTHONYSANFILIPPOAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 23 points, Tobias Harris added 21 and the Detroit Pistons used a big second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 125-111 on Saturday night.Trailing 57-52 at halftime, the Pistons shot 15 for 20 in a 38-point ...

Northern skaters drop WCHA playoff opener to Ferris State, 3-2

By Journal Sports StaffBIG RAPIDS - The Northern Michigan University hockey team stumbled into the first round of the WCHA playoffs after getting swept at home by rival Michigan Tech last weekend.The Wildcats' bad fortune continued Friday as they fell to Ferris State, 3-2, in the first game of ...

Wildcats’ cross country skiers shine at nationals

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - Thursday was a banner day for the Northern Michigan University cross country ski team in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.Not only did the Wildcats place first in the 10-kilometer freestyle competition at the NCAA National Championships, but three NMU skiers captured ...

Wildcats icers open WCHA playoffs at Ferris

MARQUETTE - The second season has begun for the Northern Michigan University hockey team.Starting tonight, the Wildcats will try to keep their season alive as they travel to Ferris State for the best-of-three first round of the WCHA playoffs.The Wildcats had a chance to earn home ice during the ...

Wildcat trio earns All-WCHA accolades

EDINA, Minn. - A trio of Northern Michigan University players made the All-WCHA honors list for the 2015-16 season, the league announced on Thursday.Junior Dominik Shine and senior Darren Nowick gained Second Team berths, while freshman Atte Tolvanen picked up the goaltender nod for the ...

Knox-Leonard All-American again

INDIANAPOLIS - Northern Michigan University swimmer Ryan Knox-Leonard picked up his second All-American finish at the NCAA Championships on Thursday.He finished fourth in the 400-yard individual medley and set a school record with a time of 3:50.23. A day earlier, he earned All-American status ...

NMU nets 2 All-Americans

INDIANAPOLIS - Ryan Knox-Leonard and Molly Kearney earned All-American honors Wednesday at the NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.Knox-Leonard finished seventh in the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 48.08 seconds to earn All-American honors. In the ...

Pair of NMU divers advance

MARQUETTE - Divers Molly Kearney and Angela Probstfeld of the Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team advanced Tuesday to the NCAA National Championships in 3-meter and 1-meter diving at a prequalifier at Indianapolis.Kearney placed first in the 1-meter with a score of 279.5 ...

Huskies clinch MacNaughton Cup

MARQUETTE - While Michigan Tech's sweep of Northern Michigan University knocked the Wildcats out of a home playoff berth in the first round of the WCHA playoffs, it also clinched the McNaughton Cup for the Huskies.The cup is awarded for winning the WCHA, which MTU did after former leader ...

Wildcats’ Elsner wins golf title

MURRELLS INLET, S.C - Austin Elsner of Northern Michigan University won his first career individual title at the Battle at the Beach after shooting a two-round total of 146 (75-71) at the par-72 Beach course at Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.Elsner bested the ...

Freefall into 5th place

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - Heading into Saturday night's game against Michigan Tech, the Northern Michigan University hockey team's chances to clinch home ice in the WCHA playoffs were slim.Those chances dropped to zero after the Wildcats lost to the Huskies 5-1. For the ...

Husky shutdown

HOUGHTON - The No. 13 Michigan Tech hockey Huskies used strong efforts from some of their seniors and a career night from a freshman to win their final home game of the regular season over rival Northern Michigan Friday night, 4-0, at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena.With the shutout, senior ...

Wildcats, Huskies fighting for playoff position in end-of-season showdown

MARQUETTE - Just like last year, Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech will face off to close out the regular season.But this year, there's more than bragging rights on the line.Every team wants to sweep its archrival, but in the case of these two teams, a sweep means better ...

NMU volleyball opens spring sked

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team will open its six-week-long spring season on Monday with its first practice since the fall season concluded.The Wildcats, who will have four competitions during this period, open at Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday, March 19. Others will ...

NMU women’s season ends at Ashland, 68-54

ASHLAND, Ohio - After grinding out four straight wins in February to earn a spot in the GLIAC postseason tournament, the Northern Michigan University women's basketball season ended on the first day of March.The Wildcats fell to top-seeded Ashland Tuesday 68-54 to finish their season at 13-15 ...