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Tennis night planned for Tuesday

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — A free youth tennis night is planned from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vandenboom Gymnasium for children 7-11 years. No prior experience is necessary, racquets are available to use. Registration is required by Sunday via email or text, with Josh Kitto at 906-373-7139 or email ...

There was no joy in coach’s firing

Local Sports

Several people asked me if, as a Green Bay Packers fan, I was happy with the firing of Packer coach Mike McCarthy. And the answer is no, happy isn’t the word. It just isn’t in me to be gleeful at the dismissal of a coach who gave so much and did well more often than not. He’s a human ...

NMU defenseman Bretzman returned to Notre Dame

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Many of us around the Upper Peninsula took the time over Thanksgiving week to spend time with some extended family. Tony Bretzman got a little late start on that as he didn’t see his “extended hockey family” until a couple days after the holiday weekend, but it didn’t ...

After 10 days off, NMU skaters face No. 20 Michigan Tech

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — When a team has a long layoff, its next game can go two ways. The team can either be well-rested and ready to go from the opening whistle, or it can be sluggish out of the gate and stay that way the rest of the game. On Friday night, fans will see which Northern Michigan ...

Lockdown goalie: NMU’s Tolvanen named WCHA Goalie of the Month

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Northern Michigan University goaltender Atte Tolvanen has had quite an impressive career in Marquette and on Wednesday, he racked up another award. Tolvanen was named WCHA Goaltender of the Month after the Wildcats finished 4-5 in November. ...

Martysz receives AP honorable mention

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School’s Ethan Martyz received Honorable Mention Honors from The Associated Press. Martysz is part of the 2018 Division 3-4 Associated Press All-State football team, selected by a panel of 11 Michigan sports writers and announced today.

Munising girls roll past Superior Central

Prep Sports

EBEN — Any time a program loses a lot of talented seniors to graduation, it can be tough to overcome that. However, in the case of the Munising girls basketball team, it seems to be doing just fine right now. The Mustangs outscored Superior Central 22-5 in the second quarter Wednesday ...

Sophomore Harnick keys Gwinn’s 67-58 victory over Munising

Prep Sports

GWINN — Sophomore guard James Harnick hit three consecutive triples in the second quarter which helped set the pace for the Gwinn High School boys varsity basketball team on Tuesday night. The Modeltowners, with the help of four double-digit scorers including Harnick, earned their first ...

Prep Basketball Roundup: Leece leads Patriots

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — It’s been said that clutch players step up at the biggest times and that’s what Westwood guard Tessa Leece did Tuesday night. After Menominee made a big run to take the lead in the fourth quarter, Leece took control and tied the game late from the ...

Redmen hockey falls to Copper Kings

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School varsity hockey team fell to Calumet 3-2 at Lakeview Arena on Tuesday night. Despite the loss, MSHS head coach Doug Garrow was pleased with certain aspects of the game. “I think it was just a really good high school ...

Redettes roll on the road, beat Braves

Prep Sports

By AUSTIN HEMMINGSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — A difficult second quarter proved to be the difference as the Gladstone girls’ basketball team kicked off its season by falling 50-31 to Marquette here Tuesday. The Braves and Redmen battled through a defensive struggle early, ending ...

Escanaba rallies to defeat Negaunee, 61-57

Prep Sports

By DENNIS GRALL Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — There is nothing like getting the job done at crunch time. Just ask the Escanaba Eskymos, who controlled the final four-and-a-half minutes here Tuesday night to shock Negaunee 61-57 in a non-conference boys basketball game. The Eskymos ...

Fink, Sundberg gain AP All-State honors

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Ishpeming High School’s Gavin Sundberg and Superior Central’s Roubens Fink both have gained recognition on the Associated Press All-State football teams. Monday, Fink was named to the Associated Press Eight-Player All-State team as a wide receiver. His coach, Sam Eggleston, ...

Escanaba edges Negaunee

Prep Sports

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press WELLS — It wasn’t the start the Escanaba Eskymos hoped for Monday night, but they recovered in time to rally past the Negaunee Miners 6-5 in a Great Lakes Conference hockey game at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. Negaunee opened the scoring ...

NMU swimmers have successful weekend

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff GRAND RAPIDS — The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving teams finished off a successful weekend with some strong performances at the Calvin College Invitational Saturday. The Northern men won the meet, finishing with 2,042 points, while the women took ...