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Carney-Nadeau’s size too tough for Munising girls

Prep Sports

MUNISING — The Munising girls basketball team had a rough night Friday against Carney-Nadeau. The Mustangs struggled to handle the Wolves’ size and couldn’t generate much offense as they were dealt a 45-17 loss. Sandra Boulton led C-N with 16 points, while Tessa Wagner had 12. Megan ...

Marquette boys power past Menominee on the road

Prep Sports

MENOMINEE — The Marquette boys basketball team definitely took care of business Friday night as the Redmen dominated Menominee 64-29. Ty Lotterman led Marquette with 22 points, while Kameron Karp had 12. Keagan Monroe was the Maroons’ offensive leader as he finished with 11. Marquette ...

Area players help Bay men win

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Four area players made contributions in limited playing time in an 83-58 victory by the Bay College men’s basketball team over Gogebic Community College on Wednesday. Munising sophomore Cade Contreras hit a 3-pointer on his only shot attempt to score three points in just three ...

McGuire, Mannor help Bay women

Local Sports

ESCANABA — A pair of Gwinn freshman each scored seven points to help the Bay women’s basketball team score a 64-52 win over Gogebic Community College on Wednesday. Trish McGuire started and made 5 of 6 free throws, adding a game-high nine rebounds to go with two assists and a steal, while ...

SC’s Heinonen scored 13 for FU men

Local Sports

HANCOCK — Despite solid contributions from a pair of area high school graduates, the Finlandia men’s basketball team fell to 0-17 with a 116-70 loss to Wisconsin-Superior on Wednesday at the Paavo Nurmi Center. Superior Central sophomore Joe Heinonen started and scored 13 points with a ...

McFarren, Whaley lead MSHS swimmers

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Freshman Liam McFarren and senior Paige Whaley each had a hand in four victories as the Marquette swimming and diving teams swept Gladstone in a home meet on Wednesday afternoon. With the teams together winning 22 of 24 events, the Redmen won the boys meet 144-23 and Redettes ...

NMU swimmers host intrasquad meet

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving teams remain at home today at the PEIF pool for its annual Wildcats Intrasquad and Skins meet. Last weekend, the Wildcats lost a pair of dual meet to NCAA Division I Wisconsin-Green Bay, the women losing 174-25 and men ...

Norway to host basketball tourney

Local Sports

NORWAY — The 13th annual Don Hill Memorial Scholarship Basketball Tournament will be held Feb. 29 and March 1 at Norway High School. This event for adult players includes three men’s and a women’s division. The men’s Gold and Silver divisions include a two-game guarantee, a $120 ...

Patriots sweep their rival

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Zachary Carlson may only be a sophomore at Westwood High School but he can certainly put a game on his back. He did just that on Friday night, notching 12 of the Patriots' 15 fourth quarter points to negate any chance at a comeback for crosstown rival Ishpeming in a 60-48 home ...

Green Bay Packers-San Francisco 49ers a storied playoff rivalry

Sports Columns

This week’s Packers-49ers playoff rivalry goes back quite a ways, as I’m sure most of you with a least one or two gray hairs can attest. In fact, I found several websites showing these teams have met seven previous times in the playoffs — in 1996, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2002, ’13 and ...

Some ways to deal with cheaters

Sports Columns

Cheating is wrong. We’re told this from a very young age. From the time we’re able to walk and talk, our elders emphasize that you shouldn’t cheat. Whether it be at board games, tests at school or the sports you play. Yet for some people, those types of morals go out the window when ...

Iron Mountain’s Wonders, Johnson too much for Gwinn boys

Prep Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN -- Talent and athleticism, when one team has more of those two things than the other, the one without is usually at a disadvantage from the get go. Behind a combined 49 points for Foster Wonders and Marcus Johnson, the Iron Mountain Mountaineers cruised past the Gwinn Modeltowners ...

No. 17 NMU icers tie No. 1 Cornell

NMU Sports

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Northern Michigan University hockey team had a big opportunity Friday night as they faced a No. 1-ranked team for the second time this season and had a good chance to pull an upset. The first time it faced a top-ranked team, it was then-No. 1 Minnesota State in ...

Marquette Redmen score early and often to whip Escanaba 7-1

Prep Sports

WELLS — Efficiency was the name of the game for the Marquette hockey team in the first period as an avalanche of early goals proved too much for Escanba to overcome in the Redmen’s 7-1 victory on Thursday. Ansel Frost put Marquette (12-3) on the board just a dozen seconds into the ...

Munising boys basketball team falls to Forest Park Trojans 35-20

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MUNISING — Thursday was a rough night for the Munising boys basketball team. The Mustangs struggled on both ends of the floor and were dealt a 35-20 loss by Forest Park. Josh Huotari led Munising with seven points, while the Trojans’ Tommy Showers led all scorers with nine. The second ...