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Escanaba’s Segorski

joins NMU wrestling

Marquette Mining Journal

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has named an assistant coach for its Greco-Roman wrestling program at its National Training Site.

Head coach Andy Bisek announced Monday that James “Jamie” Segorski will join the coaching staff after a successful high school career in the Upper Peninsula.

Segorski previously served as head wrestling coach at Escanaba High School for 14 years, spending a total of two decades with the program. He led the Eskymos varsity wrestling team to 11 district tournament titles and four U.P. team titles.

Outside of wrestling, he also coached with the EHS high school softball JV and varsity teams for a total of nine years.

Michigan Tech men split doubleheader

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies (1-1) men’s basketball team opened its season this weekend splitting (68-59, 52-76) with Purdue Northwest in Houghton.

Despite holding a one-point lead at the end of the first half Saturday, Tech was unable to hold off the Pride who put up 47 points to the Huskies 22 in the second half to win 52-76. Eric Carl led the Huskies in scoring with 14 points. Trent Bell had 11 rebounds and scored 11 points for Tech.

He and Isaac Appleby each had three assists to lead the team.

On Saturday, the Huskies took the win 68-59 in large part thanks to Dawson Bilski putting up 24 points. Appleby, Bell and Tyler Robarge each nabbed five rebounds. Bell led the team in assists with eight.

Tech women sweep Purdue Northwest

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies (2-0) women’s basketball team opened its season by sweeping (67-44, 58-56) Purdue Northwest (0-2) this weekend in Houghton.

Saturday, the Huskies trailed the Pride by nine points at the start of the fourth quarter. However, Tech put up 18 points to Purdue NW’s seven to sneak past the Pride 58-56 when the buzzer rang.

Leading the Huskies in scoring was Jordan Ludescher with 15 points. Cassidy Trotter had six rebounds and Bailie McGirk three assists to lead the team in those categories.

On Friday, Tech opened up with a 19 point first-quarter while holding the Pride to just three points. The Huskies never looked back after taking the win 67-44. Ellie Mackay had 17 points to lead MTU in scoring. Ludescher led in rebounds with seven. Mckay and McGirk had four assists apiece.

Wildcats women sweep Parkside

KENOSHA, WIS. — The Northern Michigan University (2-0) women’s basketball team swept (77-74, 77-76) the Parkside Rangers (0-2)this weekend in Kenosha.

Sunday, NMU went on a 19-4 run to take the lead 76-66 with three minutes remaining in the game. NMU held on to win 77-76. Makaylee Kuhn led the cats scoring with 38 points, a career-high. Emily Mueller grabbed nine rebounds.

The Cats and Rangers entered halftime of Saturday’s game tied at 41 but it was the Cats taking the win 77-74.Ana Rhude shot for 20 points with three assists for NMU. Samantha Potter led the Cats in rebounds with 14.

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