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Still striking gold this spring

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE - It was a breezy 45 degree day forcing athletes and spectators alike to bundle up, but that didn't stop the Negaunee High School boys tennis team from earning an 8-0 sweep of Escanaba on Thursday afternoon at the Negaunee Tennis Complex. The Miners are now 8-0-1 on the season, with ...

Negaunee girls, boys win home track meet

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — Four teams competed in a track and field meet hosted by Negaunee High School on Thursday afternoon and the host Miners finished at the top of the podium. Negaunee won team titles on both the boys and girls side with the boys earning a team score of 130 followed by Ishpeming with ...

Marquette boys tennis ties Kingsford, Gwinn falls to IM

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School boys tennis team earned a 4-4 tie with Kingsford in a home meet on Thursday afternoon. Marquette is now 4-1-1 on the season after the split matches. The Redmen took three out of four singles victories on the day which came from Alex Olivier, ...

Jandron does it again

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — A Negaunee native is on the list of honorees for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s 2018 All-GLIAC Baseball Teams and Postseason Awards. Negaunee alumnus Tyler Jandron of Northwood University in Midland was named GLIAC Pitcher of the Year for the second ...

Negaunee softball splits twinbill with Gladstone

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE— The Negaunee High School softball team split a road doubleheader at Gladstone on Thursday. The Miners fell to the Braves 7-5 in game one before rebounding for a 6-2 victory in game two. Negaunee is now 16-5 on the season after the doubleheader split and head coach Randy ...

Marquette boys, girls track wins Gladstone Invite

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — The Marquette Senior High School boys and girls track and field teams each took first place in the Gladstone Invitational meet on Thursday. Four teams competed and Marquette captured the boys title with a team score of 106 followed by Gladstone with 53, Escanaba with 51 and ...

Marquette, Negaunee, Munising golfers compete in Escanaba

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — Three local teams participated in the Escanaba Golf Invitational on Thursday. Marquette, Negaunee and Munising all competed at the meet held at the Escanaba Country Club and took 4th, 5th and 6th place respectively. Gladstone took first place in the boys tournament with a ...

Broncos sweep Superior Central on Thursday

Local Sports

By Escanaba Daily Press EBEN — The elements and Superior Central furnished stiff competiton Thursday, but the Bark River-Harris Broncos prevailed with 6-0 and 6-5 victories in a baseball doubleheader. BR-H scored the game winner in the nightcap on Adam Cappaert’s single along the ...

Hewer leads NMU at GLIACs, Guthrie makes all-league First Team

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff BIG RAPIDS — Junior Haley Hewer finished as the top golfer for Northern Michigan University at the NCAA Division II East Super Regional, but it wasn’t enough for the Wildcats to qualify for the upcoming NCAA Championships. NMU slipped from third place after the ...

Munising, SC win several events at Rapid River

Prep Sports

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River boys continued to dominate their own track invitational Thursday, winning for at least the third straight time with 175 points. Munising edged Stephenson 68-66 for the runner-up spot. Superior Central did not score in ...

Looking forward to the challenge

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team is eager to get going in the 2018-19 season after its schedule was announced Wednesday. That’s especially true after a successful season under first-year head coach Grant Potulny that included a second-place finish in the WCHA and a ...

Former NMU icer Matt Thurber dies

NMU Sports

OMAHA, Neb. — A former Northern Michigan University hockey player died Tuesday morning. Matt Thurber passed away at age 28 in Omaha, Nebraska. According to a Wednesday article in the Bakersfield Californian, where he played a year of minor-league professional hockey, the nature of his ...

Krazy Kurzawa kick

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — There were many cancellations Wednesday around Marquette County, but the Marquette girls soccer team toughed it out in the rain at the Kaufman Sports Complex. The game against Sault Ste. Marie was a frustrating one for the Redettes as they had to not only battle the elements, but ...

Negaunee toughs out baseball DH sweep

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — Superior Central needed a game to get its legs under it, but Negaunee was still able to prevail for a high school baseball doubleheader sweep on Wednesday. Playing on what Miners’ coach Jason Siik called “a moist field,” NHS prevailed 11-1 in four innings and 13-12 in ...

MSHS boys 2nd, girls 5th at Gladstone golf

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — The Marquette boys finished runners-up and the girls fifth at the second Great Northern Conference meet of the season on Tuesday at Terrace Bluff. The Redmen had 166 total strokes with each competitor playing nine holes while the host Braves had 160. Escanaba was third with 171, ...

Newberry boys runners-up at Manistique Invite

Prep Sports

MANISTIQUE — Newberry made a run at Sault Ste. Marie in the boys meet, but ultimately the Blue Devils swept both titles at the Manistique Invitational held Tuesday. The Indians boys scored 109 points, just a dozen points behind the victorious Soo. That was despite Newberry winning three ...