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SISU Ski Fest set for Ironwood

Local Sports

IRONWOOD — The 11th annual SISU Ski Fest will be held this weekend in and around downtown Ironwood. The two biggest events are the SISU 30-kilometer and Heikki Lunta 15K point-to-point cross country ski races on Saturday. The festival beings Friday with the Depot Dash for children ages 10 ...

Modeltowners girls dial long distance to thump Munising

Prep Sports

GWINN — For their grandparents, the Gwinn girls basketball team would’ve needed the telephone operator a number of times on Tuesday night. But with modern technology, the Modeltowners needed no assistance in dialing long distance during their 63-19 home wipeout of Munising. Gwinn (5-0) ...

Redmen lose for 1st time in a decade to Escanaba

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos boys basketball team did something for the first time in a decade at home on Tuesday night — defeat Great Northern Conference rival Marquette. Behind a career night from junior point guard Brandon Frazer, the Upper Peninsula’s No. 4-ranked Eskymos did all ...

Westwood boys basketball team falls at West Iron County

Prep Sports

STAMBAUGH — West Iron County won its boys basketball home opener with a 50-42 victory over Westwood on Monday night. The game was a makeup from one that was postponed due to weather on Dec. 9. The Wykons never trailed and were led in scoring by Nathan Thomson with 16 points. Peyton ...

Marquette swims to pair of wins

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School swimming and diving teams combined to win all but one event in a home sweep of Rudyard on Friday. The Redettes won the girls meet 135-20 and the Redmen 140-23. “Rudyard had very small numbers and were left at a big disadvantage, but Rudyard ...

Luke Mattson helps Bay Norse men’s basketball team sweep

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Negaunee sophomore Luke Mattson totaled 13 points over two games as the Bay College men’s basketball team swept its two games at its own Quality Inn & Suites New Year’s Tournament held over the weekend. Mattson scored six points in the Norse’s 81-77 victory over Sault ...

Going home can be an adventure

Sports Columns

Going home never seemed like an adventure to me. When I went home to Minneapolis in college my freshman year, it was cool the first time because I was living away from home and I was attempting to be an adult. The jury is still out if I’ve actually become one. Over the years though, it ...

NMU icers take down No. 11 Bowling Green

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Heading into this weekend’s series against No. 11 Bowling Green State, the big question surrounding the Northern Michigan University hockey team was if it would be rusty after not playing a game since a Dec. 14 win over now-No. 3 Minnesota ...

Delmont leads Gwinn girls past Manistique

Prep Sports

MANISTIQUE — Senior Marissa Delmont scored 25 points in just the first three quarters to lead Gwinn to a 55-38 victory at Manistique in a high school girls basketball game played Friday night. Delmont, who didn’t play in the fourth quarter, made five 3-pointers and five 2-pointers. “She ...