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Shot-blocking star

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — If there’s one word that sums up Northern Michigan University senior Myles Howard, it’s defense, specifically shot blocking. That’s how he made a name for himself as a high school basketball player in Chicago and that’s what stands out to everyone who’s watched him ...

Brady’s time had come to go

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Twenty years ago, Tom Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots and began a long and successful run that included nine appearances and six wins in the ultimate NFL game, the Super Bowl. On St. Patrick’s Day, a day used to celebrate Irish heritage, or for most people, just an excuse to ...

Trappers to meet at Escanaba outdoor expo in July

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ESCANABA — The annual Upper Peninsula Trappers Convention and Outdoor Expo is scheduled for two days in mid-July at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Put on by the U.P. Trappers Association, the event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 10, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on ...

Norway track projects late May start

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NORWAY — Despite the recent coronavirus outbreak and pandemic, officials remain hopeful that the first green flag will still fly as planned at the season-opening race on May 22 at the Norway Speedway located at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway. One thing that the outbreak has ...

Finlandia University sports raffle final sale of tickets extended

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HANCOCK — The deadline has been extended to buy tickets for the Finlandia Lions All-Sports Raffle. Originally selling was to end last week but it has been extended to Friday, April 10. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25 with a number of prizes available. Proceeds benefit the Finlandia ...

Already looking ahead

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — A devastating loss can be hard to recover from, but the Northern Michigan University hockey team is doing the best it can. Two weeks ago, the Wildcats’ season came to an end in a triple-overtime loss to rival Michigan Tech on the ice of the Berry Events Center to open the WCHA ...

Sports team owners need to step up

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People all over the country are stepping up. Whether it’s to the plate, the faceoff circle, center court or whatever venue they choose, citizens all over the country are doing whatever they can to help each other through a very difficult time in this world. They’re checking in on ...