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Marquette Blues salvage weekend split by sweeping Sunday

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ANTIGO, Wis. — The Marquette Legion Blues baseball team wrapped up its second straight weekend tournament by salvaging a split with two wins in Antigo, Wisconsin. After taking two losses on Saturday against Wisconsin teams Ashwaubenon and host Antigo, the Blues rebounded with a pair of wins ...

Marquette Blues open Antigo Tournament with two losses

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By Journal Sports Staff ANTIGO, Wis. — The Marquette Legion baseball team traveled west across the state border for the Antigo Tournament Saturday and the Blues didn’t get off to great start Marquette was handed a 4-2 loss by Ashwaubenon (Wis.) in its opener, and then a 5-0 defeat by ...

Looking to build on good spring

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — After earning its first GLIAC Tournament appearance ever this past spring, the Northern Michigan University lacrosse team will look to build on that next year as the Wildcats recently released their 2020 schedule. The season opens with three ...

Finding a way into Lambeau

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Two years ago, I went on an amazing journey. Like Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings, I embarked to a place that was unappealing and intimidating, but it was necessary that I completed my adventure. That place was Green Bay, Wisconsin. As I said in my column back in 2017, growing up ...

Negaunee alumni take the field

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NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Alumni Softball Tournament got off to an exciting start Saturday as the Negaunee Public Schools staff defeated the 2019 Miners 6-5 in extra innings. Luke Anderson went 3 for 3 at the plate for the staff and drove in the winning run. Jake Skewis went 2 for 3 with a ...

Wildcats women runners release schedule

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University cross country team’s streak of NCAA Division II National Championships bids came to an end last fall, but the Wildcats return a solid core of runners this year and they got a head start recently as they announced this ...

Lakes’ Ben Wilson named Gil Heard Courageous Athlete

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By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette LAKE LINDEN — A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at the age of 8 was not going to stop Ben Wilson from doing what he loved to do: play sports. On the contrary, it was athletics that has kept him healthy and positive over the past ...

Excelling in the classroom

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Thirty-nine student-athletes at Northern Michigan University were named to the All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams by the GLIAC recently. Women’s outdoor track and field led the Wildcats’ varsity programs with 19 honorees among both ...

Marquette Reds earn Fourth of July win

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Reds Junior Legion baseball team celebrated its Independence Day in a big way as it earned a 19-4 win over the Marquette Little League All-Stars Thursday. Skylar Robertson was the Reds’ star at the plate as he went 3 for 4 with six RBI. ...

NMU women golfers announce 2019-20 schedule

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE – After another strong season in 2018-19, the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team got a head start on this year as it recently announced its 2019-2020 schedule. This season, the Wildcats will compete in nine meets in five different states. ...

Wildcats men golfers reveal their schedule

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The 2018-19 season wasn’t an easy one for the Northern Michigan University men’s golf team, but the Wildcats look to improve this year and their schedule opens up with a meet in the Upper Peninsula. NMU starts off the season with the Island Resort ...

Flexing their muscles

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MARQUETTE — There may not have been any fireworks over the outfield fence at Haley Memorial Field on Thursday morning, but the Marquette Blues Legion baseball team had just enough offense in the first inning to pretty much seal the deal for the rest of the game. A four-run first, combined ...

Bay to host softball pitching clinic

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ESCANABA — The Bay College softball team will conduct a pitching clinic for girls between ages 7 and 17 in late July on campus in Escanaba. Norse softball team pitching coach Lesley Delvaux will head instruction, according to Bay head softball coacha Heidi Charon. Delvaux, an all-state ...

40th edition of Ishpeming Alumni Tournament begins

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ISHPEMING — The 40th edition of the Ishpeming High School alumni softball tournament kicked off Tuesday evening with a team comprised of classes from the 1960s and 70s going up against the Classes of 1998-01 at the Ishpeming Playgrounds. The “old-timers” team topped the team from the ...

Heikkila notches 2nd hole-in-one

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MARQUETTE — Club member Rick Heikkila recorded his second career hole-in-one last Tuesday at the Marquette Golf Club’s Greywalls course. Heikkila used an 8-iron to ace the 121-yard 17th hole. Witnesses were playing partners Ron Maki, Steve Danek and Henry Powers.

Highland to host 3-woman scramble

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HYDE — The Highland Golf Club is accepting entries for its three-woman scramble to be held on Wednesday, July 10. The course is located near Hyde, about seven miles west of Escanaba on U.S. 2 and 41. The event includes a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. EDT. With an entry deadline of July 5, ...

NMU swimmers earn academic honors

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MARQUETTE — The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at Northern Michigan University have been earned Scholar All-America mentions for the spring semester from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America. The Wildcat men had a cumulative grade-point average ...