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Just trying to qualify

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — The goal for teams is to get as many athletes to qualify for the June 1 Upper Peninsula track and field finals when competing at MHSAA Upper Peninsula regional meets. It’s one of the rare occasions where winning a team title gets put to the side, but two local teams came out on ...

Marquette girls return to full strength, win D1 Regionals

Prep Sports

ESCANABA — It was a dominating performance in the running events by the Gladstone boys here Thursday as they captured the Division 1 regional track title with 79 1/2 points. The Braves, who won 8 of 12 events on the track, were followed by Marquette 55 1/2 and Escanaba 28. Gladstone’s ...

Rapid River boys, Mid Pen girls win D3 Regionals

Prep Sports

RAPID RIVER — As sure as the warm May sun beat down on the track and field athletes here Thursday, the Rapid River boys collected their fourth straight Division 3 regional championship. The Rockets scored 105 points, followed by Republic-Michigamme 28 and Engadine 23. “Everybody showed ...

Westwood softball plows past Ishpeming

Prep Sports

NATIONAL MINE — Westwood got in the tune-up it needed for Saturday’s West PAC softball tournament by easily sweeping a doubleheader from Ishpeming on Thursday. Playing at their home field in National Mine, the Patriots won 11-1 and 16-1, the latter game going just four innings, though ...

Redmen, Patriots netters tied 4-4

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Everybody got a bit of satisfaction Thursday afternoon at the Westwood boys tennis meet against Marquette after the teams tied 4-4. The host Patriots won at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles and Nos. 3 and 4 singles, including a default victory at No. 4 singles. Marquette winners included ...

Munising tennis tops Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — The Munising boys tennis team had a strong performance Thursday as they dispatched Gladstone 7-1. The Mustangs won three of the four singles flights and all four doubles matches. Mason Schieding (No. 1), Mitchell Coyne (No. 2) and Lucas Westcomb (No. 3) all earned two set ...

NMU’s Caro Els ties for 36th at nationals

NMU Sports

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Northern Michigan University junior women’s golfer Caro Els is the first player in program history to compete at the NCAA Division II National Championships and she finished stroke play Thursday tied for 36th out of 95 golfers. She started the tournament by ...

Marana new R-M athletic director

Prep Sports

REPUBLIC — Mario Marana has been named athletic director at Republic-Michigamme School, according to district superintendent and school prinicipal Kevin Luokkala. Marana has stepped down as varsity boys basketball coach, though he may remain in basketball coaching at a different position in ...

Busy week seems to be catching up to Negaunee baseball team

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NEGAUNEE — It was a long day for what has been a successful Negaunee High School baseball team, running up against one of the best teams in the Upper Peninsula on Wednesday. Gladstone swept the Miners 14-2 and 11-2 in Negaunee’s seventh and eighth games in the last five days. “No ...

Westwood 3rd at George Young girls golf meet

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IRON RIVER — Westwood finished third among five scoring teams at the George Young Invitational high school girls golf tournament held at the George Young Golf Course on Wednesday. Led by Laci Moffatt’s 108, the seventh best score of the day, the Patriots totaled 472. Ontonagon and West ...

Negaunee baseball team dominates in sweep of Calumet

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KEARSARGE — The Negaunee High School baseball team has been working hard in the batting cages over the last few weeks, honing their skills at the plate. The Miners’ hard work paid off on Tuesday as they slugged their way to a sweep of Calumet at Wolverine Field. They won the first game, ...