Sports

Hitting the books hard

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan recently released its Academic All-State lists and some local schools showed that they definitely excelled in the classroom. Both the Marquette and Negaunee girls teams made the list in Class A and C ...

Waterman out as Negaunee boys basketball coach

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — After four years at the helm, Dan Waterman’s time as Negaunee boys basketball coach has come to an end as he will not be returning next season according to a school press release Friday evening. “We appreciate Dan’s efforts during his four years as ...

Death toll rises to 16 in crash of Canadian hockey team bus

NMU Sports

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — The death toll in a bus crash involving a junior hockey team rose to 16 on Wednesday as a woman who worked as a trainer for the team died. The family of Dayna Brons said the 25-year-old died in a Saskatoon hospital from injuries sustained in last week’s ...

Carney-Nadeau hosts youth basketball tourneys

Local Sports

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau High School will host a pair of youth basketball tournaments on Saturdays over the next month. Each event is open to youths in grades 3 to 12 with boys’ and girls’ divisions that include two grades each — 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Proceeds from the ...

Marquette area supports Canadian bus crash victims

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The Friends of Lakeview Arena on its Facebook website page are encouraging people to show support for the Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Junior A Hockey Club by wearing sports-related jerseys of all kinds on Thursday. The Canadian hockey team lost 15 players and staff in a bus crash ...

Humboldt residents shocked by wrong ID in bus crash fatality

NMU Sports

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — Families and friends already stunned by the deaths of 15 players and team personnel for Humboldt’s youth hockey club got a new shock Monday when authorities announced that one of the dead had been misidentified. The Ministry of Justice for Saskatchewan ...

Sports Snapshots

Prep Sports

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal from March high school basketball tournaments

Epper named Ishpeming Men’s MVP

Local Sports

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Pete Epper of Jack’s 1 was named most valuable player in the Ishpeming Men’s Pool League after posting a 111-27 record for an .804 winning percentage. In tournament results from April 4, Jack’s 1 defeated Rainbow 17-7, Jack’s 2 took down ...

Gentz’s senior men’s golf league organizing

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The Senior Men’s League at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course is seeking three-man teams or individuals to play in its weekly Tuesday morning schedule at the course in Chocolay Township. Men at least 60 years old are invited to join and league participants do not have to be ...

Small town grieves for Canadian youth hockey bus crash victims

NMU Sports

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan — This shattered town mourned its revered local youth hockey team, trying to come to grips with a devastating highway accident that killed 15 players and team personnel and injured the other 14 people on their bus. People filed into the team’s home arena Sunday ...