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MSHS shows dominance, wins Redette Rumble Tournament

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette County’s five high school varsity volleyball-playing teams were joined by five more squads at the annual Redette Rumble tournament held at Marquette Senior High School on Saturday. The host Redettes, Gwinn, Ishpeming, Negaunee and Westwood were joined by Marquette’s ...

Wildcats drop pair of volleyball matches

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team lost four- and five-set GLIAC North Division matches at Vandament Arena over the weekend to fall to 5-8 overall and 2-3 in the conference. On Friday in the Wildcats’ season opener at home, Lake Superior State prevailed in four ...

No. 2 Ferris State sprints past NMU gridders, 38-10

NMU Sports

BIG RAPIDS — The odds were stacked against the Northern Michigan University football team Saturday against No. 2 Ferris State, so the Wildcats traveled downstate knowing they had nothing to lose. And lose they did, falling 38-10 and giving up 350 rushing yards to arguably the best team in ...

Wildcats’ Smith 6th at Griak Invite

NMU Sports

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Led by a sixth-place finish from senior Katelyn Smith, the Northern Michigan University women’s cross country team finished seventh at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota on Saturday morning. The big field included 32 teams and 375 runners as ...

Salmon nets winner for Redmen

Prep Sports

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Freshman Max Dawson and senior Trevor Salmon scored for Marquette as the Redmen boys soccer team won at Northland Pines 2-1 on Saturday. The hosts opened the scoring on an unlucky bounce as Marquette’s clearing attempt bounced off the referee to NP’s Trevor Romatoski, ...

NMU men’s soccer loses 1-0 again

NMU Sports

GRAND RAPIDS — The men’s soccer team at Northern Michigan University lost its second 1-0 GLIAC contest of the weekend at Davenport on Sunday afternoon. After falling by the same score at Ashland, Ohio, on Friday, the Wildcats (3-5, 2-2 GLIAC) took a dozen shots Sunday, six on goal to five ...

Els, Boozer lead NMU golfers

NMU Sports

BIG RAPIDS — Senior Caro Els and freshman Abigail Boozer led the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team to a seventh-place finish at the rain-shortened Lady Bulldog Invitational at Ferris State on Saturday. Sunday’s round was canceled. Els and Boozer each shot 83 to tie for 19th ...

NMU women end skid with 2-1 win

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team ended a weekend homestand with a victory on Sunday that ended a four-game losing streak. The Wildcats scored twice in the second half to upend Purdue Northwest 2-1 at the NMU Soccer Field in a nonconference game against a ...

Gremlins hold off Gwinn 28-24 for first win

Prep Sports

HOUGHTON — Houghton survived a second-half shootout to beat Gwinn 28-24 in a West PAC high school football matchup on Friday night. The Gremlins (1-4) and Modeltowners (0-5) combined for 32 points in the third quarter. The lead changed hands four times in the second half before a 55-yard ...

Redmen, Mustangs, Indians fall on Friday night

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PETOSKEY — Petoskey kept its offense close to the ground while rainy weather seemed to stymie Marquette’s aerial attack as the Northmen won 19-14 in a high school football game played Friday night in Petoskey. The Redmen fell to 2-3 this season while Petoskey is now 1-4. “They were ...

Parkside edges NMU by a single goal for 2nd time in a week

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto gave up just one goal for the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team while stopping eight shots, but it was enough to give visiting Wisconsin-Parkside a 1-0 victory on Friday afternoon. It marked the second time ...

Making the big hit

Prep Sports

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Not many high school quarterbacks could take a massive hit before halftime, then manage to play better in the second half. But Negaunee’s Jason Waterman accomplished that Friday night against Ishpeming. With the Miners holding a slim ...

Patriots rack up yards, points on Emeralds for 52-19 win

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — It was an explosive Homecoming for the Westwood football team. The Patriots had four players find the end zone while racking up 514 yards of total offense, topping Manistique 52-19 on Friday night. Of those yards, 332 came on the ...

Salmon notches another hat trick for soccer Redmen

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Senior captain Trevor Salmon recorded his second three-goal hat trick this month as the Marquette Senior High School boys soccer team held off a second-half charge to defeat Kingsford 4-2 on Thursday evening at the Kaufman Sports Complex in ...

Baseball so hard to predict

Sports Columns

Preseason playoff predictions rarely turn out to be entirely correct and Major League Baseball is proving that right now. At the start of the year, many saw the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros as favorites in the American League, and they’re both in the playoffs. However, few, if ...