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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the 2019 girls basketball postseason

Right down the middle

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MARQUETTE — The 30 area players drafted in the third annual Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game were almost evenly split between the Black and Red sqauds. Players were chosen in the draft, which was held March 16 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Marquette Township, by the 16 U.P. coaches ...

Will the thrill of Opening Day last?

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There’s something special about Opening Day. The Major League Baseball season begins around the same time every year, so it’s not a new concept. However, out of the four major professional sports leagues, it’s the only one that markets its season opener as a huge event. It really ...

All-UP Girls Basketball 2018-2019

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Westwood’s Leece expands her game, earns Divisions 1-2-3 Player of the Year MARQUETTE — Westwood junior guard Tessa Leece has always been known as a shooter. She’s deadly beyond the arc and clutch at the free throw line. Proof comes after she has competed for all three of her high ...

Big dreamers on the Dream Team

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MARQUETTE — It’s hard enough for a basketball program to land one player on the All-Upper Peninsula Dream Team, let alone two. However, two players is what the Westwood girls team did Tuesday at the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association annual basketball meeting held ...

Pair of Miners join Ishpeming player on 2nd Team

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MARQUETTE — Three area seniors closed out their high school careers by earning quality awards Tuesday at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association annual basketball meeting. Negaunee’s Kenzie Karki and Abby Nelson as well as Ishpeming’s Madison Pruett were ...

2018-19 All-U.P. Girls Basketball Teams

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Dream Team Player, School Ht. Yr. Emily Coveyou, St. Ignace 6-0 Sr. Eden Golliher, West Iron County 6-1 Jr. Madi Koski, Westwood 5-6 Jr. Avery Ledy, Marquette 5-11 Sr. Tessa Leece, Westwood 5-9 Jr. Divisions 1-3 First Team Megan Crow, Gladstone 6-3 Soph. Nicole ...

Patriots’ Corcoran, Vikings’ Goodreau earn coaching awards

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MARQUETTE — It takes a lot of work and a lot of time to be named one of the best basketball coaches in the Upper Peninsula, but Westwood girls head coach Kurt Corcoran almost made it look easy this season. Corcoran led the Patriots to a 24-2 record and a trip to the MHSAA Division 3 state ...

Westwood, Marquette named U.P. Teams of the Year

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MARQUETTE — Both the Westwood and Marquette girls teams had strong seasons with the Patriots (24-2) making it to the MHSAA Division 3 state quarterfinals and the Redettes (20-4) notching another Great Northern Conference title as well as a Division 1 district championship. Each was also ...

23 area girls earn U.P. special, honorable mention

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Twenty-three girls from the area were named Special Mention or Honorable Mention when All-Upper Peninsula basketball teams were named by the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association at its meeting held Tuesday in Marquette. Special Mention ...

Redmen’s Grazulis earns all-state honorable mention

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By RYAN ZUKE The Ann Arbor News YPSILANTI (AP) — Ypsilanti Lincoln boys basketball coach Jesse Davis had high expectations for Emoni Bates heading into his highly anticipated freshman season. With Bates, the top-ranked player in the 2022 class, scoring 32 points in his high school ...

Mighty Marius

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MARQUETTE — Marius Grazulis was a monster in the middle for the Marquette Senior High School boys basketball team. Almost every team the Redmen faced found the 6-foot-10 senior center too much to handle. He can easily drop in layups and grab rebounds away from opponents, but he can also ...

Division 1-2-3 First Team love spread out evenly

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MARQUETTE — The central Upper Peninsula may have landed only one player on the All-U.P. Dream Team — Marquette senior Marius Grazulis — but they had much better luck in First Team balloting. In the end, three area players were honored with spots on the squads with Gwinn’s Tucker ...

Modeltowners, Miners, Redmen, Patriots get All-U.P. Second Teamers

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MARQUETTE — Boys basketball teams from Marquette County may have gotten a player on the All-Upper Peninsula Dream Team and a couple more on the Division 1-2-3 First Team, but it was the Second Team where they really showed their depth of quality. Gwinn, Negaunee, Marquette and Westwood each ...