Sports

Manistique Emeralds’ Joslyn Muth a MHSAA Scholar-Athlete finalist

Prep Sports

EAST LANSING — Joslyn Muth of Manistique was the lone area student named a finalist for Scholar-Athlete Awards presented by the Michigan High School Athletic Association and Farm Bureau Insurance. Statewide, 120 finalists were named proportionally by class so that Class A will have the most ...

Northern Michigan University swim teams recognized for academics

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been named Scholar All-America teams by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. Teams were selected by the CSCAA’s Scholar All-America committee on the basis of their ...

New England Patriots, yawn, again reach Super Bowl

Sports Columns

The New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl again. That’s three straight appearances and four of the last five. Now this Super Bowl very well could have been the New Orleans Saints vs. the Kansas City Chiefs if not for some questionable calls in both NFC and AFC Championship games. ...

In cruise control

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — It’s hard to find anything to gripe about right now if you’re a fan, player or coach of the Marquette Senior High School varsity hockey team. That’s because the Redmen extended their winning streak to 10 games after a 4-0 shutout of Kingsford at Lakeview Arena on Tuesday ...

Iron Mountain boys too much for Negaunee

Prep Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — If it’ll happen at all this season, an upset over Iron Mountain will have to wait another day. The UP’s Division 1-3 No. 1 Mountaineers (12-0) overcame a slow quarter, staked a big lead and held off a mild Negaunee comeback for a 54-42 win on Tuesday. The UP’s No. 3 ...

Grazulis, Redmen shut down Houghton offense

Prep Sports

HOUGHTON — Houghton Gremlins boys basketball coach Jared Lawson knew that he and his team had their work cut out for them with the Marquette Redmen in town. While the Gremlins stayed close throughout the night, Lawson pointed out on that the game came down to two major issues for the Orange ...

Gladstone uses strong first quarter to top Ishpeming boys

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — Getting off to a fast start was the first thing the Gladstone boys wanted to do Tuesday night. They did just that in a 64-39 basketball victory over the Ishpeming Hematites. The fourth-ranked Braves, winners of six straight, led 22-7 after the first quarter of the ...

Westwood girls bounce back with win over Gwinn

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — Last week, the Westwood girls basketball team was dealt its first loss of the season. And for the first half on Tuesday night, it looked as if the Patriots would be handed their second setback by Gwinn. However, the No. 3 team in the Upper Peninsula in Divisions 1-3 pulled ...

Carney boys get back on track with win over Superior Central

Prep Sports

EBEN — The Carney-Nadeau boys got back into the win column Tuesday night, posting a 56-48 basketball victory over the Superior Central Cougars. C-N, which dropped two straight, led 19-11 after the first quarter of the Skyline Central Conference match-up. The score was tied at 24 at ...

Ishpeming-Negaunee, Westwood split in the pool

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — The Upper Peninsula Finals are approaching as swimming and diving teams all over the peninsula try to shave off their times and hone their skills before the big day comes in less than month. Ishpeming-Negaunee and Westwood tried to do that Monday afternoon as their squads split ...

Kingsford High School hockey coach Dennis Murvich resigns

Prep Sports

KINGSFORD — Kingsford High School hockey coach Dennis Murvich resigned his position last week. Longtime assistant Greg Wadge will assume head coaching duties for the rest of the season after Murvich stepped down on Thursday. “It’s not even so much about me,” Murvich said in a photo ...

Kyle Maki on historic run on the lanes in Ishpeming

Local Sports

There have been several perfect 300 games and their companion U.S. Bowling Congress honor series, 800 or better, bowled at River Rock Lanes in Ishpeming in the first 4 1/2 months of the season. But only one bowler has one of each. And that’s Ishpeming resident and Baraga-area native Kyle ...