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Area players make contributions to Finlandia football team

Local Sports

HANCOCK — Finlandia sophomore and Newberry native Dave Carlson made eight tackles, including two solo, in the Lions’ 45-12 home loss to Ripon (Wisconsin) College at home on Saturday. Senior teammate and Westwood product Addison Martin had two assisted tackles in the game. In ...

NMU runners 6th overall at Spartan Invite

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — Northern Michigan University finished sixth overall and second among NCAA Division II teams at the Spartan Invitational women’s cross country meet held at Michigan State’s Forest Akers East Golf Course on Friday. Senior Katelyn Smith led the ...

Wildcats volleyball drops pair of matches at Indy

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff INDIANAPOLIS — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team lost both its matches on the first day of the University of Indianapolis Invitational. Fellow GLIAC member Davenport defeated the Wildcats in three sets, 25-21, 26-24, 25-19, while Minnesota ...

NMU women’s soccer falls despite late rally

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team scored twice in the final 15 minutes but it wasn’t enough to avert a 3-2 loss to Winona (Minnesota) State in the Wildcats’ home opener at the NMU Soccer Field on Friday afternoon. The Warriors ...

Finishing the job

Prep Sports

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer GWINN — Last week, the Lake Linden-Hubbell football team held a double-digit lead at the half against Ishpeming, but was unable to hang on to complete the victory. On Friday night, the Lakes finished the job as they once again held a considerable ...

Calumet prevails in defensive battle over Westwood, 14-8

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — It may have been one of the most anticipated games of the season among Upper Peninsula football fans. Calumet and Westwood had two defensive battles on the gridiron last season, the second game a playoff tilt that ended 6-0 in favor of ...

Redmen, Negaunee win

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — Marquette collected its first win under new head coach Eric Mason, shutting out Sault Ste. Marie 31-0 Friday night at VanCitters Field. Marquette sophomore quarterback Austin Ridl passed for 108 yards and three touchdowns. The Redmen (1-2) put ...

Academies should be high in our thoughts

Sports Columns

Focus is a big thing when it comes to football, as well as life. If you lose it on the gridiron, chances are you’re going to lose on the scoreboard. Last weekend, now-No. 10 Michigan lost its focus, but in the end, the Wolverines got lucky and improved their record to 2-0. Almost ...

Academies should be high in our thoughts

Sports Columns

Focus is a big thing when it comes to football, as well as life. If you lose it on the gridiron, chances are you’re going to lose on the scoreboard. Last weekend, now-No. 10 Michigan lost its focus, but in the end, the Wolverines got lucky and improved their record to 2-0. Almost ...

Gladstone slides past Gwinn girls tennis team

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — It took a little while for Gladstone senior Olivia Saari and junior Marnnea LaFave to find their rhythm in a high school girls tennis meet on Thursday. They did just that in the second set as they rallied past Gwinn’s Raina Humphrey and Kadie LaRock 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 ...

Negaunee Miners sweep Ishpeming Hematites in high school volleyball

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — Abbie Tollefson made eight kills and teammate Alexa Gravedoni served five aces to lead Negaunee to a three-set victory over Ishpeming in a high school volleyball match played at Lakeview Memorial Gym in Negaunee on Thursday evening. The Miners won 25-7, 25-14, 25-15 as Larissa ...

Overtime ties may proliferate like weeds in the NFL

Local Sports

Fellow Detroit Lions fans, I hope you weren’t surprised. I know I sure wasn’t. About what? Sunday’s tie at the Arizona Cardinals. No so much because the Lions blew an 18-point lead against a Cardinals’ offense that couldn’t move the ball for the first three quarters, ...

Negaunee wins, Gwinn falls in girls tennis matches

Prep Sports

KINGSFORD — Negaunee needed three sets at several flights, but powered its way to a sweep of doubles in a 7-1 victory at Kingsford in a high school girls tennis meet held Monday. The Miners’ Shayla Williams and Maci Austin won 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 over Maggie Meneghini and Karlee Hulkkonen at ...