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It’s time to give U.S. women’s soccer what it deserves

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One of the most common complaints once summer arrives is that there’s nothing to watch on TV. The NBA and NHL seasons are over and now, the only thing to tune into is Major League Baseball and that season lasts for months. As much as I love baseball, I’ll admit that the games don’t ...

Celebrating the Blues

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — If you’re looking to find a guy who stands out on the Northern Michigan University hockey roster, defenseman Adam Roeder definitely fills that role. It’s not due to his size, or how he plays the game, it’s where he’s from. The Wildcats roster is stacked with players ...

Marquette Reds sweep Bark River-Harris Thursday

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Reds Junior Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader over Bark River-Harris Thursday evening and improved its record to 6-5. In the first game, the Reds used a strong second inning to earn a 13-2 victory. Marquette scored eight runs in ...

NMU men start new coaching era with new schedule

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The upcoming Northern Michigan University men’s basketball season will be a different one in more ways than one. First off, the Wildcats will have a new head coach after former coach Bill Sall moved downstate to be the bench boss at his alma ...

It’s time to give U.S. women’s soccer what it deserves

Sports Columns

One of the most common complaints once summer arrives is that there’s nothing to watch on TV. The NBA and NHL seasons are over and now, the only thing to tune into is Major League Baseball and that season lasts for months. As much as I love baseball, I’ll admit that the games don’t ...

Niemi named head coach for IHS boys hoops

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By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — George Niemi has been promoted to the varsity level again. After being promoted to Ishpeming High School varsity football head coach from the junior varsity level in May, Niemi will jump from the JV squad again, but this time on the basketball ...

A new man in charge

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Westwood High School will have a familiar face leading its varsity boys basketball program this winter. Scott Syrjala, Patriots head football coach, boys track and field coach, and boys junior varsity basketball coach, will take the reigns of the varsity squad as well, first ...

Looking to improve

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Last year was a rough one for the Northern Michigan University women's soccer team, but the Wildcats have embarked on a new journey as they recently announced this season's schedule. Unlike last year, NMU will open the year on the road as it will take on Minnesota Duluth on ...

NMU men strikers release their fall slate

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MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men's soccer team is a program on the rise and it's looking to continue that success this fall as the Wildcats recently released their upcoming schedule. Just like last year, NMU will open the year at home as it hosts NCAA Tournament participant ...

Marquette Blues rebound with shutout win over Menominee

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MARQUETTE — On Tuesday night, the Marquette Blues had one bad inning out in the field and it helped cause them to fall to Negaunee by two runs. Wednesday night was a different story. This time, the Blues were on the opposite side of the outcome as they scratched across a run in the bottom ...

NFW wrestling at Lakeview Saturday

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MARQUETTE — Professional wrestling will return to Marquette for the first time in quite a while this weekend as the National Federation of Wrestling will be holding its Melee in Marquette event Saturday at Lakeview Arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. EDT and the first match is scheduled for 7 p.m. ...

MSHS football camp starts Monday

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School football camp starts Monday. The camp dates are next Monday and Thursday; Monday July 9 and Thursday, July 11; Monday, July 15 and Thursday, July 18; Monday, July 22 and Thursday, July 25; and Monday, July 29 and Thursday, Aug. 1. The time for each ...

Finding a way to win

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — If there's one word to describe Tuesday's game between the Negaunee Diamonds and Marquette Blues, it was efficient. The game went remarkably fast and, in the end, the outcome came down to just one team catching a couple of breaks that put them over the top. It was Negaunee who ...

U.P. All-Star softball games set for Thursday

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — State champions have been crowned and the official high school softball season has come to an end. However, you will have one more chance to see the star senior players of the Upper Peninsula on Thursday when Negaunee hosts the U.P. All-Star Softball games at LaCombe Field. 31 ...

Ray wins in playoff to earn first U.P. Senior Golf Championship

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Mark Ray celebrated a birthday Monday and wondered how many opportunities he would have to win the U.P. Senior Championship. The retired school teacher from Bark River didn’t have to wait long. Ray banged home an eight-foot putt on the first playoff hole Tuesday and downed ...

Superior Central boys basketball coach resigns

Prep Sports

EBEN JUNCTION — Branson Richard has resigned as Superior Central varsity boys basketball head coach according to a press release sent out Tuesday afternoon by district superintendent and K thru 12 principal Bill Valima. “Branson has a young family and we understand his reasons for ...

Mavericks bash the ball

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GWINN — Home runs were aplenty in Monday’s Superiorland Baseball League game between the Marquette County Mavericks and Jill Leonard-State Farm. There were three of them in the Mavericks’ win, including one from their bottom-of-the-order hitter Jake Spear in the game played at the ...

Solda holds lead after first day of U.P. Senior Championship

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Norway’s Mike Solda, playing in the first group of the day, fired a two-under par 70 Monday to lead the 15th annual UP Senior Championship at Pine Grove Country Club. Solda collected three of his four birdies on the back nine to shoot a 34 in the tournament’s opening ...