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Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-2 for 7th straight win

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CHICAGO — Dominik Kahun has turned into a dangerous scoring option for the Chicago Blackhawks. Playing with Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat sure helps. Kahun had two goals and an assist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Sunday for their seventh ...

Head to the stretch

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By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team celebrated Senior Day and wrapped up its regular season at home with a 54-43 victory over Northwood at the Berry Events Center on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats finished with a ...

Echols, Johnson lead NMU men to victory

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team picked up a home GLIAC victory Saturday afternoon, topping Northwood 72-60. Seniors Naba Echols and Isaiah Johnson combined to score 43 points — Echols getting 25, Johnson 18 — helping improve ...

Bretzman, Lee score key goals in Wildcats’ win

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By Journal Sports Staff HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Tony Bretzman scored the go-ahead goal and Jarrett Lee put in what proved to be the game-winner less than three minutes later as the Northern Michigan University hockey team upended Alabama-Huntsville 6-3 on Saturday afternoon. The win salvaged a ...

Big second quarter lifts Mustangs

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By JUSTIN ST. OURS Escanaba Daily Press HARRIS — The Munising boys basketball team outran the Bark River-Harris Broncos here Saturday 64-50 in a Skyline Central Conference game. The Mustangs trailed 15-12 after one quarter, but were able to regroup and find a rhythm in the second ...

U.P. No. 1 Mountaineers cruise past Modeltowners’ boys, 76-37

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By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain settled into its prolific offense early and cruised to a 76-37 win over Gwinn to clinch the Mid-Peninsula Conference on Friday. The Mountaineers at not only undefeated at 15-0, but ranked at the No. 1 team in the Upper ...

Was that the worst-ever Super Bowl?

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My generation is spoiled. That’s a common sentiment among older generations in this country and almost all of it is unjustified. I know the thing to do as you get older is to hate the generations that come after you, but the Millennials seem to be despised more than all others. Even ...

Clutch at the charity stripe

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MARQUETTE — When it gets down to crunch time late in the second half, teams need their star players to step up at the free throw line and knock down their shots. Naba Echols and Isaiah Johnson did that for the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team Thursday night. After Saginaw ...

‘Cats maul Cardinals

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MARQUETTE — In the school’s weekly press conference Tuesday, Northern Michigan University women's basketball coach Troy Mattson said his team wasn't "stepping up" when it needed to, but on Thursday, that's exactly what the Wildcats did. Up by 10 at the half, NMU held Saginaw Valley State ...

Wildcats head down to Huntsville

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MARQUETTE — Normally, a hockey game played in early February isn’t that big a deal since there’s still quite a few games left to play in the season. A case can be made, though, for the Northern Michigan University squad that Saturday night’s game against Bowling Green State was the ...

A triple triple threat

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By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Thirty points from beyond the arc accounted for more than half of the Negaunee boys varsity basketball team’s points on Friday night. Junior guard Drew Lindberg nailing five of the Miners’ 10 triples to help his team top Ishpeming for ...

Darr stars for Redmen in win over Kingsford

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Probably the smallest player on the floor, senior guard Liam Darr showed up huge for the Marquette Senior High School boys basketball team on Friday night. Playing the first game of a boys-girls varsity doubleheader at the Barb Crill Gymnasium against ...