Prep Sports

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Dec. 2-7

Redmen boys lose in final second to Traverse City West, 52-50

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — The Marquette Senior High School boys almost pulled out a split of a tough test at the Petoskey Invitational over the weekend. On Saturday, the Redmen lost 52-50 to Traverse City West, a large Class A school that returned four of its five starters from a ...

Mat perfection

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Six Westwood athletes went 5-0 and the Patriots were the class of the field as they won the overall team title in their Westwood Super Duals meet on Saturday afternoon. Josh Bartle, Nathan Brewer, Wyatt Carlson, Joseph Derocha, Sam ...

I-N Gators swimmers sweep Pats

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — A trio of Ishpeming-Negaunee swimmers had a hand in four victories as the cooperative — known as the Gators — swept Westwood in a high school swimming and diving dual meet held Thursday. The I-N girls won nine of 12 events in a close 89-78 decision ...

Redmen finally catch, pass De La Salle in OT

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The only important lead is the last one. The Marquette Senior High School hockey team proved that Saturday afternoon as the Redmen’s only lead came when sophomore Gaetanno Cammarata ended the game with a power-play goal in overtime for a 3-2 victory ...

Racing on skates

MARQUETTE — The Marquette hockey team got off to a slow start Friday night and it couldn’t recover. Warren De La Salle was just a little too fast for MSHS and the Pilots used two first-period goals to help top the Redmen 3-0. MSHS goalie Dylan Sibilsky finished with 17 saves. The ...

Balanced Hematites boys hold off Westwood, 64-56

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Senior Hart Holmgren scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as Ishpeming got past Westwood 64-56 in a high school boys basketball game played Friday night. The Hematites grabbed a 15-12 lead after one quarter and nursed it to four-point ...

Braves light up Emeralds

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — It’s amazing nobody dispatched the fire department to Gladstone High School on Friday. The nets were on fire that night as Gladstone shot the lights out in an 89-34 Mid-Peninsula Conference contest. It was no five-alarm situation, ...

Marquette girls get by Escanaba, 56-44

By AVERY BUNDGAARD Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The Marquette girls basketball team got off to a fast start and was too much for Escanaba as the Redettes defeated the Eskymos 56-44 Thursday night in a Great Northern Conference matchup. “It was kind of a microcosm of what’s ...

Miners girls run by Houghton

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Negaunee scored a total of 49 points in the middle two quarters to take a surprisingly easy 74-44 victory over Houghton in a high school girls basketball game played Friday night. The Miners (4-0) broke open a game they led just 14-13 after one quarter, ...

Westwood sweeps pair of wrestling meets from Newberry, Gwinn

NEWBERRY — The Westwood wrestling team picked up two wins Wednesday night. The Patriots defeated host Newberry 42-36 and then beat Gwinn 50-8. No score was available from Gwinn-Newberry. “We had some first-time wrestlers really step it up and our sophomores had some tough matches ...

Shutdown defense

MENOMINEE — The Menominee girls basketball team dropped a defensive battle 44-30 in its home opener against the Westwood Patriots on Tuesday. The Maroons scored the game’s first five points, but Westwood went on a run and led 28-9 at one point in the second quarter. “I thought ...

Negaunee’s high-octane attack quickly wears down weary Eskymos

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls basketball team may have been running on empty Tuesday night against Negaunee. The host Eskymos — playing their third game in four days — started fast but finished on fumes in a 62-41 nonconference loss to unbeaten Negaunee. “We did get off to a good ...

Fast start propels Gladstone past Ishpeming

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys basketball team got off to a fast start in its opener and never looked back Tuesday as the Braves helped first-year coach Dane Quigley get a 77-67 victory in his debut. “It’s a load off my chest,” Quigley said about his varsity opener. “I would be ...

Munising boys barrel out of the gates

MUNISING — Munising pushed a fast pace early on its way to a 53-33 boys basketball victory over visiting Gwinn in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday night. Though the Modeltowners’ Tucker Taylor scored the game’s first basket, the Mustangs scored the remaining points of the ...

Kivi, Pliska lead Marquette girls in win over Gladstone

MARQUETTE — Sydney Kivi led the way with 13 points while Bridget Pliska scored 12 points as the Marquette girls basketball team defeated Gladstone 56-36 at the MSHS gym on Tuesday night. The Redettes improved to 3-0 as head coach Ben Smith was happy with Tuesday night’s ...

Mountaineers handle Manistique in opener

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain boys basketball team got off to a fast start to the season with a 71-29 Mid-Peninsula Conference win against Manistique on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers (1-0) opened on a 9-2 run and raced to a 43-17 halftime lead. “I thought it was a good first ...