Local Sports

3 Bay College basketball players named all-region

ESCANABA — Three Bay College basketball players were selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association all-region team. Alfonzo Fields was selected for the Region 13 men’s team and Jordan Kraemer of Norway and Paige Welch of Bark River-Harris were selected to the women’s ...

Negaunee Invitational Tournament completes re-emergence this weekend

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Invitational Tournament is back in full swing after the Class D and women’s divisions played their games last weekend with Classes B and C starting this evening and running through Sunday. It’s the 51st annual edition of the tournament, after being discontinued ...

Familiar name grace NIT

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Some familiar names are popping up on the basketball court at Lakeview Memorial Gymnasium during the second weekend of the two-weekend-long Negaunee Invitational Tournament. Three now-former Northern Michigan University men’s basketball players led ...

Finns, Smarty’s capture 1st NIT titles

NEGAUNEE — The Finns and Smarty’s Saloon emerged Sunday afternoon as the first champions of the new edition of the Negaunee Invitational Tournament. With games played at Lakeview Memorial Gymnasium, The Finns capped off the opening two-day weekend of the event by capturing the Class D ...

20 Killer Whales swimmers qualify for state championships

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Killer Whales of the YMCA of Marquette County will send 20 swimmers to the three-day YMCA Wisconsin-Upper Peninsula State Championships to be held in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, starting Friday. Each of the swimmers, ages 8 to 18, met time standards ...

NIT returns with busy Saturday

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Like a phoenix from the ashes, the Negaunee Invitational Tournament has returned. The 50th annual edition of the NIT was held in 2014, then put in mothballs for five years before being revived by the Negaunee High School girls softball program this ...

5th-grade Hematites win at Westwood

The fifth-grade Ishpeming Hematites boys basketball team won their second tournament of the season in a six-team event held at Westwood High School on Feb. 17. The Hematites won all three of their games. Front row from left are Caiden Helsel, Izaac Williams, Connor Helsel and Kole Bancroft. Top ...

Superior Jr. Wildcats win Pee Wee AA state crown

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Superior Hockey Junior Wildcats of Marquette Junior Hockey won the Pee Wee AA Under-12 state championship in downstate Fraser last Sunday. The team reported this was Marquette’s first Michigan Amateur Hockey Association state title at this ...

Mongiat, Dudo win at Keto

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Dan Mongiat and Jack Dudo of Venice won the John Keto Memorial Doubles Tournament held Feb. 16 at the Wayside as part of the Ishpeming Men’s Pool League. Dan Carlson and Gordy Stone of Wonder Bar were runners-up, while third place went to Mike and ...

Skyline Central recognizes Alger County girls

By Journal Sports Staff FELCH — Five players from Alger County schools were recognized when honored were recently announced in girls basketball for the Skyline Central Conference. Four of the players were from Munising while one Superior Central player earned two awards. Mustangs senior ...

Regional champs: Redmen post 2nd straight shutout in Division 2 tournament

MARQUETTE — Doug Garrow earned his 100th career win as head coach of the Marquette varsity hockey team on Tuesday night. Win No. 101 proved to be even sweeter, as the Redmen prevailed 5-0 over Escanaba in the MHSAA Division 2 regional tournament championship game at Lakeview Arena on ...

Westwood counters Kingsford with good shooting to get win

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Westwood answered a second-half rally by Kingsford and held on for a 60-48 nonconference win on Thursday. The Patriots (19-1) led by 11 at halftime before the Flivvers pulled within three points early in the fourth quarter. A 3-pointer ...

Gwinn falls to Gladstone, 38-33

By AUSTIN HEMMINGSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls basketball team found its offense just in time to pull away from Gwinn for a 38-33 victory to end the regular season on Thursday night. Trailing 24-14 entering the fourth quarter, the Modeltowners cut their ...

Gymnastics classes scheduled in Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — Youth gymnastics classes are set to be held at Negaunee High School in March that will be conducted by Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools. On Saturday, March 16, parent-tot gymnastics will be held from 9 to 9:55 a.m. and tot gymnastics from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Registration ...

Sports briefs

Hosking skiing finishes today MARQUETTE — Racing will wrap up today at the Bob Hosking Jr. Memorial Championship alpine ski race at Marquette Mountain that began on Friday. The event serves as a qualifying race for the Junior Championships for regions 1-4 in the Central U.S. Ski and ...

Hematite 5th-graders win Iron Mountain tournament

The fifth-grade Ishpeming Hemetite travel basketball team won the Iron Mountain tournament on Dec. 1. The Ishpeming team won all three of their games, including wins against Escanaba and Gladstone. (Submitted photo)