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CLAWING TO THE FINISH—NMU midfielder #12 Madeline Bittell rifles a pass to a teammate during the Wildcats 13-10 loss to Concordia St Paul on Wednesday, April 13. NMU closes out the regular season this weekend against Davenport and Grand Valley State. Travis Nelson/NW

Lacrosse plays for GLIAC seeding in final regular season weekend

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 22, 2022

The Northern Michigan University lacrosse team wraps up its regular season this weekend on the road to take on Davenport and #8 Grand Valley State with clear GLIAC Tournament implications. The Wildcats...

A FUN ENDING—NMU swimmers look ready for an event earlier in the season. Both teams had good seasons, and finished the year with a team scrimmage. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Swim and Dive ends successful season with fun team scrimmage

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 20, 2022

The Northern Michigan University Swim and Dive Team faces plenty of pressure to perform at their best when it counts. However, after a successful season for both the men’s and women’s teams, the Wildcats...

FF—NMU midfielder #30 Maddi Bast runs with the ball while being heavily pursued by Concordia St. Paul #4 midfielder Katie Moynihan. The Wildcats have dropped their third straight game, all at home. Travis Nelson/NW

Laxers ousted by Concordia St. Paul, 13-10

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 15, 2022

The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team (8-5, 2-3 GLIAC) tried to earn the season sweep of the Concordia University, St. Paul Golden Bears, and despite six goals from midfielder Madeline...

TOUGH SLEDDING—Freshman midfielder Maddi Bast controls the ball during Fridays loss to Grand Valley State. Travis Nelson/NW

Lacrosse battered by No. 9 Grand Valley State

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 5, 2022

The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team was out to prove that their incredible start was for real, but the Wildcats were met with a tough challenge hosting No. 9 Grand Valley State University,...

SPRING CLEANING—Running back Tyshon King carries the ball against the Wildcats defense in white during the spring game on Saturday. The offense and King had a productive day. Travis Nelson/NW

Football gears up for 2022 season with spring game

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 4, 2022

The Northern Michigan University football team divided in half on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd to scrimmage in their spring game to cap off spring practice. The offense wore green, while the...

CHAMPION CATS—Ondrej Zach poses after winning the National Championship in the 1650-yard freestyle. The Wildcats had a solid go at it at Nationals with 13 All-American recipients. Photo courtesy of Ondrej Zach.

Swim and Dive cherishes postseason accomplishments

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

Coming home with a first place title and 13 All-American awards, the NMU Swim and Dive team returns from the NCAA DII Championship held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Senior Ondrej Zach took first place...

DREAM CHASERS—Brady Hanson, Dustin Brancheau, Payton Muljo and Michigan Techs Nate LaJoie pose after completing drills at the NFL pro day hosted by Saginaw Valley State last week. Photo courtesy of Payton Muljo

Football’s Payton Muljo, Brady Hanson participate in NFL pro day

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

Football players ending their career at the college level is very common, but it is the dream of most to make it to the National Football League (NFL) ranks someday. For Northern Michigan University football...

FINISHING STRONG—NMU guard Max Bjorklund chases after a loose ball during the Wildcats 91-79 win over Davenport on January 20. NMU came up short against Davenport in the GLIAC Tournament title game, but had won nine games in a row heading into that game. The Cats reached the GLIAC finals for the first time since 2000, and that should be remembered. Travis Nelson/NW

A lot to remember about this Men’s Basketball season despite tough ending

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 14, 2022

The Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball team had a rollercoaster season that resulted in arguably the program’s best season since 2000. The Wildcats won nine games in a row and were in the...

CATS PULL THE UPSET—NMU sophomore guard Makaylee Kuhn drives to the rim during the Wildcats 62-56 win over Wisconsin-Parkside. Travis Nelson/NW

Makaylee Kuhn’s 28 points guides Women’s basketball to win over Wisconsin-Parkside

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 22, 2022

Playing their third game in four days and the fourth game in a week, sophomore guard Makaylee Kuhn put the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team on her back with 28 points, 13 rebounds...

GLIAC CHAMPIONS—The NMU womens swim and dive team celebrates its GLIAC title win last week. Photo courtesy of Izzy McCabe.

Women’s swim and dive captures GLIAC title, men come in second

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer February 16, 2022

The Northern Michigan University women’s swim and dive team won its second GLIAC Championship in three years last week after not having won the meet since 2002. The men came up just short with a runner-up...

FALLING SHORT IN SAGINAW—NMU runners at a previous meet this season. After coming up short in the W-C-W Tri Meet this past weekend, the Wildcats head back downstate this weekend to the GVSU Big Meet. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Track and field sets two program records in loss at W-C-W Tri Meet

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 8, 2022

The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team came up short in the W-C-W Tri Meet to host Saginaw Valley State and Wayne State down in University Center, Michigan this past weekend. NMU...

RIVALRY BATTLE—NMU guard Justin Brookens surveys the Michigan Tech defense during the 64-62 rivalry loss on Monday night. Travis Nelson/NW

Men’s basketball fights until final buzzer in 64-62 defeat to Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 3, 2022

The fans at the Berry Events Center were treated to a back-and-forth rivalry barnburner on Monday evening, where the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team hosted Michigan Tech. It was the...

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