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Wildcats fall to Irish in OT, 2-1

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By Journal Sports Staff SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Northern Michigan University hockey team caught some lucky breaks over the course of its game Tuesday night against No. 8-ranked Notre Dame, but eventually, the Wildcats’ luck ran out. Tied 1-1 in the third period, the Wildcats (6-9, 5-3 ...

Patriots open with win: Beat L’Anse 47-19 in 1st game of year

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ISHPEMING — Junior Ty Alderton and seniors Nathan Beckman and Zach Niemi each had 10-point nights to lead the Westwood High School boys basketball team to a 47-19 season opening victory over L’Anse at the Patriots’ gym on Tuesday night. The Patriots are now 1-0 on the season after ...

Redmen outscore Eskymos, 5-2

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WELLS — The Escanaba Eskymos were anxious to get their hockey season underway. They got their chance Tuesday night, but opened with a 5-2 loss to the Marquette Redmen at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. “We needed to play a game and learned that we need to improve in all three ...

Meet the Hematites tonight

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ISHPEMING — Ishpeming High School will be hosting its “Meet the Hematites” event tonight at 7 p.m. in the new gymnasium. All the winter sports teams and coaches will be introduced and team meetings will also take place. All winter sports athletes are expected to attend with at least ...

NMU’s Johnson honored by GLIAC

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By Journal Sports Staff BAY CITY — Northern Michigan University men’s basketball player Isaiah Johnson has been on a roll since the season opener and he isn’t showing signs of slowing down. As a result, the senior earned Great Lakes Intercolliage athletic Conference North Player of ...

Negaunee girls bring back good athletes

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NEGAUNEE — Last season was definitely one of mixed results for the Negaunee girls basketball program/ The Miners rolled through the regular season, finishing undefeated at 20-0, but then they got to the district tournament where they were upset by Westwood, derailing what could’ve been a ...

Miner boys return experienced group

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NEGAUNEE — After finishing with an 8-13 record last season, it can be easy to say the Negaunee High School boys varsity basketball team had a down year. Despite the losing season though, the Miners were down, but never really out of games. Slow starts hurt the team before cutting its ...

Grazulis GVSU bound

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MARQUETTE — Marius Grazulis will continue his academic and basketball careers at Grand Valley State University next fall. The 6-foot-10 senior center for Marquette Senior High School signed his National Letter of Intent Monday afternoon in a ceremony at the MSHS Barb Crill Gymnasium with ...

Patriot boys have good chemistry

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ISHPEMING — If there’s one thing Westwood head coach Chad Hewitt wants his boys basketball team to do this season, it’s to win games before the final buzzer sounds. The Patriots return the talent to do just that after a 12-10 record last season and a dramatic Blake Hewitt buzzer-beater ...

Westwood girls primed for success

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ISHPEMING — Last year, the Westwood girls basketball team’s season was highlighted by the play of two talented guards and an upset of undefeated Negaunee in the first round of the Class C district tournament. Those two guards (Madi Koski and Tessa Leece) are back this year and that’s ...

NMU women top NAIA foe Jamestown

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By Journal Sports Staff ST. PAUL, Minn. — After getting dealt a close loss by Concordia St. Paul Friday, the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team bounced back Saturday as it defeated NAIA foe Jamestown (N.D.) 54-45 to close out the Radisson Hotel Classic. Jessica ...

Ishpeming girls look to reload

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ISHPEMING — Last year was one to remember for the Ishpeming girls basketball team. The Hematites won a district title and made it to the regional final along with some other accolades. They also had two girls make Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association teams as Madigan ...

Something to prove

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By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Head coach Anthony Katona and the Ishpeming High School boys varsity basketball team have a lot to prove this season. After a 15-7 record last year, which included a signature win over undefeated Iron Mountain, the Hematites’ season ...

Thanksgiving a time for family and pies

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Thanksgiving is the one of the few days of the year where images pop into our minds. There’s terrible football, potatoes, both sweet and mashed, leaves crunching underneath your feet (or in the case of the Upper Midwest, mounds of snow), turkey, cranberries that flow beautifully out of the ...

Wildcat women hit the road

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MARQUETTE — Some of us in the Upper Peninsula will be traveling out of town on Thanksgiving weekend and the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team is doing the same. The Wildcats (4-1) will be competing in the Radisson Hotel Classic at Concordia St. Paul and are coming in on ...