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Wildcat men’s soccer take unbeaten streak on road

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The men’s soccer team at Northern Michigan University will try to use all the momentum it’s gathered this month for a road trip downstate and to Ohio against GLIAC foes this weekend. Working on a six-game unbeaten streak, the Wildcats travel to Ashland, Ohio, for a 7 p.m. ...

NMU men’s soccer extends scoreless streak in win

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team posted its fourth straight shutout while extending its unbeaten streak to seven games with a 1-0 victory at Ashland on Friday evening. The game’s only goal came in the 29th minute when sophomore ...

Patriots grind Hancock down for 46-0 win

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Westwood head football coach Scott Syrjala couldn’t really pick which was more dominant, his offense or his defense, in a 46-0 drubbing of Hancock on Friday night. The Patriots rolled up 411 yards offense, 389 of it on the ground as quarterback Nathan ...

Back to the playoffs

Prep Sports

Quote lift: “It’s nice to get it done this early and focus on some other things.” — JEFF OLSON, Ishpeming head coach, on clinching an MHSAA playoff spot By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer GWINN — The last time the Ishpeming High School football team made the MHSAA playoffs, they ...

Redmen pick up narrow win at Kingsford

Prep Sports

By BURT ANGELI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Marquette stuffed in a two-point conversion during the final seconds of the first half and held on to edge Kingsford 21-20 in Great Northern Conference football Friday at Flivver Field. The Redmen (3-3, 2-0) produced a 21-7 halftime, ...

Miners pounce on Hornets’ mistakes for 40-6 win

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Early mistakes from the Purple Hornets, combined with a strong offensive performance from junior quarterback Jason Waterman and the Miners offense, propelled Negaunee to a 40-6 high school football victory over L’Anse at Miners Stadium on ...

Rocky road continues

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The last two Saturdays haven’t been easy for the Northern Michigan University football team at the Superior Dome as the Wildcats have had to battle national powerhouses Grand Valley State and Ferris State. NMU couldn’t pull off a gigantic upset against either of those top-10 ...

Negaunee netters use strong performance to win M-PC title

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — With Upper Peninsula Finals looming for high school girls varsity tennis teams next week, five Mid-Peninsula Conference teams had one final chance to better their seeds at the M-PC meet hosted at the Negaunee High School tennis complex on Wednesday afternoon. The Miners won the ...

Parade, start of Oldtimers hockey tourney tonight

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — It’s been nine years of hockey and nine parades in the making. Today marks the start of the 10th anniversary of the Marquette Oldtimers Hockey Tournament, which includes its annual Hockey on Third Parade near the Lakeview Arena and Berry Events Center venues. The parade, ...

Redettes win second straight GNC tennis title

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — The Marquette Redettes had to wait things out a bit, but they made it worth their while Wednesday by edging the Menominee Maroons 22-20 for their second straight Great Northern Conference tennis title West Iron County placed third with 15 points and Gladstone took fourth at nine ...

Even the pros ride emotional roller coasters

Sports Columns

I heard what sounded like a “throwaway” line by a former NFL player — didn’t catch at the time who it was — on Sunday making comments on one of that day’s upsets: “It’s just about impossible to get ‘up’ for every game,” he said. A simple line, but got me thinking ...

NCAA hockey rules changes discussed at WCHA teleconference

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Every college hockey season, there are changes to rules. This year isn’t any different as WCHA director of officials Greg Shepherd shared insights into several new rules on the league conference call with the media on Monday afternoon. Shepherd said that the NCAA Rules ...

Ishpeming, Westwood hold spots in U.P. football rankings

Prep Sports

UPSSA High School Football Polls ----------- This week’s U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association poll (with first-place votes, if any, record, total votes and last week’s poll position): ----------- Large Schools 1. Calumet (6) 5-0 30 1 2. Escanaba ...