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 ...

Ishpeming grabs first tennis victory of spring season

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — Ishpeming notched its first victory of the high school boys tennis season Monday as the Hematites took down Gladstone 5-3. The teams split the four singles matches with Ishpeming’s Hart Holmgren dispatching Sean Holm 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 and the Hematites’ Trevor Freeman ...

Dead River Derby team wins roller derby bout

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The Rolling Riptide, a Marquette Dead River Derby roller derby team, defeated their long-standing rival Chippewa Valley Roller Derby of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to open the season recently. DRD won 143-134.