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Prep Girls Basketball Roundup: Patriots now 4-0; Emeralds victorious

By Journal Sports Staff IRON RIVER — The Westwood High School girls varsity basketball team had three double-digit scorers on Tuesday night, sending the Patriots past West Iron County 49-34 behind a 15-point performance from junior guard Tessa Leece, 13 points from junior forward Karlie ...

Starting off hot: Koski, Leece lift Westwood girls over Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — When Westwood guard Madi Koski has the ball in her hands, the Patriots know that things are under control. Not only does she control the ball well, she also took control of Monday night’s game against Ishpeming early on as the junior scored 11 of her 13 points in the first ...

Prep Boys Basketball: Miners notch first victory

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — It took longer than it would’ve liked it to, but the Negaunee boys basketball team finally got its first win of the season. The Miners (1-3) took down L’Anse 76-43 Monday night behind the combined efforts of Jason Waterman and Drew Lindberg, who ...

Brunch benefits IHS basketball

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming VFW is hosting a brunch to benefit the Ishpeming boys basketball team. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the VFW, 310 Bank St., Ishpeming. The price for brunch — which includes pancakes, eggs and bacon — is $7 for adults with children’s ...

Martysz earns AP Honorable Mention

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School’s Ethan Martysz received Honorable Mention Honors from The Associated Press. Martysz is part of the 2018 Division 3-4 Associated Press All-State football team, selected by a panel of 11 Michigan sports writers and announced Thursday.

Patriot girls roll by L’Anse, 63-35

ISHPEMING — Coach Kurt Corcoran could easily put a scare into this Westwood High School girls basketball team on Thursday evening. It worked as the Patriots raced to a 35-14 halftime lead in a 63-35 decision over the visiting Purple Hornets. The scare came from L’Anse having recently ...

Escanaba edges Negaunee in dual

ESCANABA — The Escanaba gymnasts enjoyed the sweet taste of success Wednesday night, edging the Negaunee Miners 117.65-114.8 in a dual meet. Negaunee placed first in all four events, but Esky displayed enough depth to compensate for that. The Eskymos secured their victory by taking 3-of-5 ...

Beckman comes through for Westwood boys

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Nathan Beckman made 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter to lead Westwood to a 47-44 comeback boys basketball win over visiting Ishpeming on Friday night. The Patriots (3-1) established a solid 24-15 halftime lead before the Hematites roared back in ...

Mutineers start off strong

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Mutineers are off to a fast start in Great Lake Hockey League action, sitting tied for first early in the 2018-19 season. Following a pair of wins last weekend at home, the Mutineers have six points with three wins and a single loss. The GLHL is a full-contact, ...

Tennis night planned for Tuesday

MARQUETTE — A free youth tennis night is planned from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vandenboom Gymnasium for children 7-11 years. No prior experience is necessary, racquets are available to use. Registration is required by Sunday via email or text, with Josh Kitto at 906-373-7139 or email ...

There was no joy in coach’s firing

Several people asked me if, as a Green Bay Packers fan, I was happy with the firing of Packer coach Mike McCarthy. And the answer is no, happy isn’t the word. It just isn’t in me to be gleeful at the dismissal of a coach who gave so much and did well more often than not. He’s a human ...

Football picks have led to renewed NFL jones-ing

The weeks fly by sometimes, don’t they? It’s crazy that December is just about here and the NFL season is in week 13 and it’s time to pick this week’s games already. It had been quite a few years since Armchair Quarterback was part of my weekly work. With our reigning ACQB Steve ...

Sports briefs

MSHS to help diabetes awareness MARQUETTE — November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network is teaming up with Marquette Senior High School Athletics, the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan to raise ...

Special stop: FSD tour visits Jacobetti Home

A statewide tour made a special stop at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette on Veterans Day. Former Lion Herman Moore and FOX Sports Detroit are traveling the state on the Football Week in Michigan Tour, presented by Kroger. The travelers visited with veterans and then stayed to attend ...

Sometimes picks are quick, sometimes they receive much consideration

It’s awesome to be able to report that Steve Brownlee, the actual Armchair Quarterback, is recuperating nicely from his triple bypass surgery. In fact, when he provided his picks this week, he was talking while taking a mile long walk. It was chilly, he said, but it felt good to get outside ...

These players were honored, too

MARQUETTE — The names of players chosen by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association for Honorable Mention and Special Mention on the All-U.P. honors list were not published as yet. Here are the winners: Large school Special mention: Jarrod Stackey, Brendan Harris, ...

Tourney in Carney

MARQUETTE — The Carney-Nadeau Invitational “Early Bird” Men’s Basketball Tournament is planned for Dec. 1-2 at the Carney-Nadeau High School Gym. Entry deadline is Nov. 27. This year’s tournament will be double elimination with a limit of 12 teams. The winning team will be awarded a ...

Bowling

Rock River Lanes T and T Ladies League Nov. 6 High IND Game: Nellie Elenbaas 217 High IND Series: Nellie Elenbaas 554 High Team HCP Game: U P Propane 822 High Team HCP Series: U P Propane 2259 Bowler of the Week this week is Noreen Maki. Her average is 119. She bowled a 101, 190, ...

Pool

Negaunee Men’s Pool League Results from Nov. 7: Cascade II (7) - Cascade I (17); Pasquali’s I (19)- Pasquali’s III (5); Pasquali’s II (7) - Eagles II (17); Pasquali’s IV (4)- Smarties (20) Kerry Sorenson (Pasquali’s 1) had a “break and run” Results from Oct. ...

Tourney champs

Coach Jon Nebel’s Marquette Bantam AA Legion Jr Wildcats are off to a hot start this hockey season. The Legion took home the gold recently competing in the Boo in the Soo Tourney held in St Ignace. Legion defeated the Soo GreyHounds in the Championship Game by the score of 7-0. Cole Ranta ...