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Redmen game suspended

Escanaba’s Josh Bruntjens, left, stiff arms Marquette’s Desmond Mullen during the first half of their Great Northern Conference game at Escanaba on Friday night. The game was suspended at halftime due to a power failure with the Redmen leading 10-7. It will resume at 11 a.m. today back ...

MSHS volleyball sweeps Flivvers

MARQUETTE — Seiler Hruska made 12 kills and Maria Millado 10 as Marquette Senior High School swept visiting Kingsford 25-15, 25-19, 25-21 in a Great Northern Conference volleyball match held Thursday. Hruska also had two service aces, five digs and two blocks, while Millado contributed 11 ...

PATs provide Negaunee with margin of victory over Emeralds

By Journal Sports Staff MANISTIQUE — Points after touchdowns made the difference as Negaunee survived a 24-22 scare by Manistique in a high school football game played Friday night. Nash Hillier scored two points after all three of the Miners’ touchdowns, while the Emeralds were just as ...

Homecoming of sorts for Redmen when they visit Escanaba

ESCANABA — Familiar faces in new places. That will be the story at 7 p.m. today when Escanaba welcomes Marquette for its Great Northern Conference opener and annual homecoming football game. Eric Mason, a native of Escanaba and a former captain on the Escanaba football team, is in his first ...

Cross Country Roundup: All 3 WIN schools claim cross country titles

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — While Ishpeming was dominating the boys meet, Westwood and Negaunee split titles among the girls at the WIN high school cross country meet held Thursday afternoon at the Negaunee Township Trails. The Hematites easily defended their boys title with 17 ...

Miners breeze past Mustangs

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School girls tennis team improved its dual match record to 8-1 with an 8-0 blanking of Munising at the Miners’ courts on Thursday. Negaunee lost just five games in the eight flights, highlighted by a quartet of 6-0, 6-0 matches — at ...

Negaunee volleyball falls in 5 sets

NEGAUNEE — Houghton pulled off a big comeback to defeat Negaunee in five sets in a high school volleyball match played at Lakeview Memorial Gym in Negaunee on Thursday evening. The Gremlins dropped the first two sets before recovering, 19-25, 23-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-13. Chloe Norman made ...

Negaunee, Marquette breeze to home girls tennis victories

NEGAUNEE — The high-flying Negaunee High School girls tennis team split the two matches that went three sets and won the only tiebreaker it was involved in to post a 7-1 victory over visiting Menominee on Wednesday afternoon. Despite a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win posted by the Maroons’ Jenna Nolde ...

Possible district preview

GWINN — The Manistique High School volleyball team prevailed in what could be an early district tournament preview at Gwinn on Tuesday night. The Emeralds won in four sets, 23-25, 25-12, 25-19, 25-15. Modeltowners coach Toni Roberts reported that the MHSAA Division 3 district tourney draw ...

Esky’s Kamin too powerful for Negaunee to overcome

ESCANABA — Every time the Negaunee Miners tried to hit the ball away from Nicole Kamin, it still ended up back in her sights. The Miners volleyball team was competitive, but in the end Kamin was too much to overcome as Escanaba took a three-set sweep, 25-16, 25-20, 25-20, here ...

Ishpeming extends Gladstone to 5 sets before falling

GLADSTONE — Ishpeming got a second chance in less than week to go for a victory against Gladstone on Tuesday night. The Hematites almost pulled off the victory, with the Braves at home prevailing in five sets, 25-12, 23-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-12. The final set was tied 7-7 with Ishpeming ...

Marquette, Westwood netters breeze to wins

MARQUETTE — The first time this year’s Marquette Senior High School varsity girls tennis team faced Escanaba, the Redettes won a 7-1 road decision to open the season in August. History repeated itself on Tuesday afternoon, with MSHS again earning a 7-1 win, this time at home. The Redettes ...

Wildcats spikers salvage split on final day in Indianapolis

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team split a pair of matches Saturday to salvage a 1-3 weekend at the University of Indianapolis Invitational. The Wildcats took on a pair of teams that received votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll in Saint ...

Redmen soccer blanks Bayside

ESCANABA — Goalkeeper Harrison Anthos only faced three shots, but he made sure to keep each one of them out of his net as Marquette blanked the Bayside club team 3-0 in Escanaba on Tuesday. Trevor Salmon scored the only goal of the first half off a pass from Joe Lagrou. In the second ...

Marquette, Paupore place at MSU

EAST LANSING — Negaunee High School’s Emily Paupore had the reported highest area finish among high school runners at the Spartan Invitational cross country meet held at Michigan State University on Friday. Paupore, running as an individual, placed 24th in 18 minutes, 55.3 seconds on what ...

Emotions in check: Negaunee girls tennis team rallies to top Marquette 5-3

"That was a pretty inspiring effort by all the girls here (Monday)." — Kyle Saari, head coach, Negaunee girls tennis ------------------- MARQUETTE — When the pressure is on and the team is counting on you, it can be difficult to keep your emotions under control anywhere, including on ...

5 area schools in initial Upper Peninsula high school football rankings

UPSSA High School Football Polls --------------------- This week’s U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association poll (with first-place votes, if any, record and total votes): ------------------------ Large Schools 1. Escanaba (5) 3-0 35 2. Calumet (2) ...

Westwood girls tennis team breezes past Escanaba, 8-0

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls tennis team faced an unscheduled, tough opponent here Monday as the Westwood Patriots overpowered the Eskymos 8-0. The Eskymos fell in each flight in two sets, with No. 1 doubles going to a seventh victory in both sets. However, Esky’s Maddy Ide and Alison ...