Ishpeming sweeps at Munising

Prep Sports

MUNISING — The Ishpeming boys made a statement in their cross country opener Tuesday, running away with the Larissa Varti Memorial Invitational hosted by Munising High School. Ishpeming, placing six runners in the top 10, won this meet for the third straight time with 29 points. The ...

Stephenson Eagles upend Munising in volleyball match

Prep Sports

STEPHENSON — Munising junior Daryn Johnson made seven kills, 13 digs and two service aces but it wasn’t enough to keep Stephenson from earning a three-set, 25-21, 25-19, 25-23 victory in a high school volleyball match played Tuesday night. Senior Kelsea Ackerman added five kills and 22 ...

Sue Micklow, Rob Carlson win Marquette Golf Club titles

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Sue Micklow defended her Ladies Club Championship title Sunday afternoon at the Marquette Golf Club. Playing on the Greywalls course, Micklow won 3 and 1 in the finals to capture her 14th club championship, most ever at the club. Other flight winners were Anna Mendelin in ...

Marquette girls tennis team eclipses Kingsford, 7-1

Prep Sports

Up next: • Marquette at West Iron County, 10 a.m. EDT today • Westwood at Marquette, 11 a.m. Wednesday --------------- KINGSFORD — Marquette swept the four flights of singles and carried doubles, too, in a 7-1 high school girls tennis victory at Kingsford on Monday ...

Dead River Derby wins

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The Dead River Derby of Marquette outscored the Kingsford Krush 371-88 in a roller derby bout at Lakeview Arena in Marquette on Saturday evening. Further details were not available.

Last comeback is best one

Local Sports

CHANNING — A third-inning rally by Channing gave the Railroaders the lead but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Marquette County Mavericks in the playoff championship game of the Superiorland Baseball League on Saturday evening. That’s because the Mavericks scored six runs total in the ...

Carrying the momentum

Prep Sports

There were many good storylines during the 2016 high school football season in the Upper Peninsula, but Gwinn was arguably the best one. For the first time in 17 years, the Modeltowners made the playoffs behind the strength of a good backfield and a big offensive line. Even though they ...

Set for second season

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team announced its 2018 schedule this week. The Wildcats will open 2018 with a home exhibition game against Albion Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Superior Dome. Northern then goes on the ...

Nowhere to go but up

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Last year was a difficult one, to say the least, for the Marquette Senior High School Redmen. After making the playoffs the previous five seasons, the Redmen were crippled in 2016 by both the injury bug and a brutal schedule that was stacked with playoff teams like Traverse ...

Learning experience applied

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — It took a while for things to get going for the Westwood football team last season. The Patriots were young and it showed in their first few games, but as it got later in the fall, they showed improvement. In looking back at his first year as head coach, Scott Syrjala described ...

Role models are up for debate

Sports Columns

Are athletes supposed to be role models? This is a debate that comes up every now and then, but it never gets settled. Some believe very strongly about this, almost demanding that athletes just quietly go about their business and play the game. Others are more lenient about it and would ...

Running in the dark

Local Sports

Participants started down the trail of the 100k race during the Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon at the NTN Forestville Trailhead Saturday morning. (Journal photos by Corey Kelly)