Westwood boys tennis team dispatches Iron Mountain, 8-0

Prep Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Four-time defending Upper Peninsula Finals Division 2 champion Westwood downed Iron Mountain 8-0 in a boys tennis meet held Wednesday at Amos Marston Eastside Courts. Forced inside by the cold spring, both teams were playing for the first time outside. “We had a tough ...

Marquette softball improves in Game 2 at Gladstone

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — The Marquette softball team made its outdoor debut as Gladstone made its home debut on Tuesday. Twelve innings later, the Braves earned 15-1 and 7-4 wins to improve to 7-1 on the young season. “I think the first game, Marquette might have had a little jitters there being ...

Marquette Youth Team Tennis forming

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette Youth Team Tennis will hold sessions in June and July. This is part of the U.S. Team Association’s Midwest Team Tennis, which is designed for children ages 5 to 10 that uses concepts of fun, friends and play to build a foundation of future tennis and life ...

Sports Snapshots

Prep Sports

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the fall 2017 high school sports season

NMU women golfers in second after Day 2 at GLIACs

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff NASHPORT, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University women’s golf team continued its strong performance from Friday again on Saturday at the GLIAC Championships. After finishing first on Day 1, the Wildcats dropped into second place on Day 2 after earning a score ...

Terrible twosome

Prep Sports

] MUNISING — It’s been said that it can be difficult to tell twins apart, but once the Ackerman sisters enter a game, it’s fairly easy to spot the differences. The twins, Kelsea and Marissa, have been playing various sports together in Munising for years, but they go in opposite ways ...

Moxley’s moxie reminds us of what’s important

Sports Columns

Sometimes we lose sight of what is important in sports. It’s the little things that can matter the most. We can get caught up in the emotions of the playoffs and we can take things too seriously as sports fans, sometimes lashing out at people in public or online. However, earlier in ...

Bringing down the thunder

Local Sports

MUNISING — Munising senior Kianne Wendt has been a force to be reckoned with during her high school athletic career. The multi-sport athlete is well-known for pummeling the ball into the court during volleyball season and powering her way through the paint with the basketball during the ...

NMU women golfers lead GLIAC Championships

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff NASHPORT, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University women’s golf team got off to a fantastic start Friday at the GLIAC Championships. After Day 1 of the competition, the Wildcats are in first place out of 11 teams with 309 points and senior Haley Hewer is in ...