River Shumate, Joe Heinonen lead Finlandia men’s basketball

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Republic-Michigamme graduate River Shumate and Superior Central grad Joe Heinonen shared scoring honors for Finlandia University with nine points each as the Lions fell to 0-2 this season with a 112-49 loss at Wisconsin-Platteville in a college men’s basketball game ...

Area players help Finlandia women’s basketball team

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HANCOCK — Sophomore Carsyn Osterman of Baraga scored 10 points for the Finlandia University women’s basketball team as the Lions lost at Dubuque, Iowa, 84-71 in their season opener on Saturday. Osterman, who made a 3-pointer, also grabbed four rebounds and made a steal in just 14 minutes ...

Ackermans pace Bay College women’s basketball team

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LA CROSSE, Wis. — Kelsea Ackerman led Bay College with 14 points as the Norse women’s basketball team lost at Western Technical College 74-45 on Saturday. Ackerman, a Bay sophomore from Munising, made 3 of 5 on 3-pointers to go with four steals, a rebound and an assist in 20 minutes of ...

Bay basketball updates schedules

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ESCANABA — Bay College has announced changes to its men’s and women’s basketball schedules since the season started last weekend. The Norse added a home game with the Lake Superior State JV team on Sunday, the women’s game at 1 p.m. and men’s at 3 p.m. Bay will make the return ...

‘Cats come up short

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MARQUETTE — It's been said before, but if there's one word to describe the Northern Michigan University hockey team this year, it's resilient. After rallying for three goals in the third period to force a tie with St. Cloud State Friday, the No. 16-ranked Wildcats did it again Saturday, and ...

Things can only get worse for fans of bad teams

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From a young age, we’re taught that when times are tough, or things are just not going our way, that it won’t last and it’ll get better soon. However, if you’re a fan of certain teams, you start to wonder if you’ve been lied to your whole life and you get mad at yourself for ...