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NMU track and field team hosts only meet of season today

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MARQUETTE — Today is the day for the Northern Michigan University women’s track team to host its only meet of the season when the Wildcats hold the Northern Challenge in the Superior Dome. Field events begin at 12:30 p.m. and races on the track commence at 1:30 p.m. NMU opened its indoor ...

Battle of the Fans semifinalists named

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EAST LANSING — Nine schools’ student cheering sections have been selected for the semifinal round in the Battle of the Fans IX contest sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. All nine are Lower Peninsula schools — Traverse City West, Saginaw Heritage and Zeeland East ...

Balanced attack helps Westwood girls roll past Houghton

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HOUGHTON — The U.P. Division 1-3 No. 2 Westwood Patriots girls proved to be a handful for the Houghton Gremlins on Friday in a 67-33 victory. The Patriots (8-1) had an impressive five girls in double figures. According to their coach Kurt Corcoran, this was their best game yet this ...

Negaunee boys basketball team smothers Ishpeming 62-27

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NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee boys varsity basketball team used a big second quarter to top rival Ishpeming 62-27 at Lakeview Memorial Gym on Wednesday night. The Upper Peninsula No. 2-ranked Miners, who improved to 8-0, outscored the Hematites 26-8 in the second quarter to take a commanding ...

Stepping up when needed

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MARQUETTE — Great players step up when their teams need them to the most. That player for the Marquette girls varsity basketball team on Tuesday night was Maddie Carter. The Redettes senior threw up 21 points, including a go-ahead and-1 play late in the fourth, en route to a 55-48 home ...

Back at the Berry

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MARQUETTE — Highs and lows are a good way to describe how last week went for the Northern Michigan University basketball programs. Both the women and men secured fairly easy road wins at Purdue Northwest in Westville, Indiana, on Thursday before being dealt disappointing defeats at ...

Patriots too much for Gladstone girls

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GLADSTONE — They hung with them for as long as they could, but in the end the shorthanded Gladstone Braves just didn’t have enough in a 49-29 home loss to second-ranked Westwood Tuesday evening. The Braves lost 6-foot-3 center and Grand Valley State commit Megan Crow just under three ...

Bad 2nd quarter dooms Munising girls in Bark River

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HARRIS — A second-quarter explosion propelled the Bark River-Harris girls basketball team past the Munising Mustangs 50-31 at Bark River Tuesday evening in a Skyline Central Conference matchup. Despite going just 1 for 7 from the free-throw line in the first quarter, the Broncos (5-3, 4-2 ...

Ishpeming, Negaunee, Baraga girls all earn victories

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GWINN — The Ishpeming girls varsity basketball team ended its four-game skid by picking up a big road victory at Gwinn at Tuesday night. The Hematites (2-5) earned their second win of the season by a score of 54-44 which was backed by a 21-point night from senior guard Emma Poirier. "This ...

Westwood boys prevail, Manistique falls to Rapid River

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ISHPEMING — A strong start wasn’t enough for the Gladstone boys here Tuesday night in a 69-51 basketball loss to the Westwood Patriots. “I thought we played a real nice first quarter,” Braves’ coach Dane Quigley said. “We scored 22-23 points, which is right where we wanted to be, ...

Houghton icers squeeze out 6-2 win over Miners

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HOUGHTON — It is not often that when two teams play to a 6-2 score in a high school hockey game, both coaches feel the opposite way of how conventional wisdom says they should feel. That is exactly what happened Tuesday evening at Dee Stadium. The Division 3 No. 5 Houghton Gremlins ...

Marquette Redmen pick up hockey win

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TRAVERSE CITY — A quick mid-game outburst was enough to propel the Marquette Senior High School hockey team to a 4-1 victory at Macomb Dakota on Saturday. The Redmen broke a scoreless tie with three goals in 126 seconds in the middle of the second period, while a fourth goal in the final ...