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Westwood Patriots dominate West PAC girls basketball awards

Prep Sports

CALUMET — Westwood junior Tessa Leece and her coach hauled off the major hardware when West PAC high school girls basketball awards were announced recently. Leece won both the league’s Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors, while her coach, Kurt Corcoran, was named ...

Caging the Huskies

NMU Sports

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Earlier this week, Northern Michigan University forward Troy Loggins and goaltender Atte Tolvanen each earned WCHA weekly awards. Now there’s an excellent chance they’ll keep those same honors for a second straight week as the pair of ...

The best in sports cinema

Sports Columns

Last Sunday night, the Oscars were on television and like always, there were some intense debates after the awards were handed out. The best performances didn’t win and the Best Picture winner was, let’s just say, controversial. Some have even called it worst winner in years, which says a ...

Area wrestlers eliminated on 1st day of state finals

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff DETROIT — Each of the seven area wrestlers participating at the MHSAA Wrestling Individual Finals in Detroit lost a pair of matches Friday and was eliminated from further competition. With more than 900 wrestlers gathered at Ford Field, the event takes two days to ...

Westwood counters Kingsford with good shooting to get win

Local Sports

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Westwood answered a second-half rally by Kingsford and held on for a 60-48 nonconference win on Thursday. The Patriots (19-1) led by 11 at halftime before the Flivvers pulled within three points early in the fourth quarter. A 3-pointer ...

Gwinn falls to Gladstone, 38-33

Local Sports

By AUSTIN HEMMINGSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls basketball team found its offense just in time to pull away from Gwinn for a 38-33 victory to end the regular season on Thursday night. Trailing 24-14 entering the fourth quarter, the Modeltowners cut their ...

NMU hockey can clinch home ice

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — It’s all come down to this weekend for the Northern Michigan University hockey team. Before last weekend, Northern needed a sweep of now-No. 19 Lake Superior State to keep its hopes alive for hosting a first-round WCHA playoff series. The Wildcats accomplished that task, but ...

Wildcat Rockwood named WCHA Forward of the Month

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A couple days after teammates Troy Loggins and Atte Tolvanen picked up weekly awards, Northern Michigan University senior forward Adam Rockwood notched a different one Thursday as he was named WCHA Forward of the Month. He led the conference ...

Wildcat men roar past Huskies

NMU Sports

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech men’s basketball coach Kevin Luke has had to say it time and time again this season. “It is not for effort that we have lost this game,” he said. “Our guys never give up.” Unfortunately he had to ...

Huskies knock off NMU in showdown for GLIAC North women’s title

NMU Sports

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — With a big smile on her face, Michigan Tech women’s basketball coach Sam Hoyt stood at the top of the ladder and gingerly snipped though the last two strands on net at the south end basket at the Wood Gym. The first-year ...

Senior leadership

NMU Sports

By JAMIE GLENN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — As college hockey teams get to the end of the season, they look to seniors for leadership. The Northern Michigan University Wildcats got just that Friday night on the road at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena as the Wildcats got a ...