Prep Sports

Blues go 2-1 at Escanaba Tournament

ESCANABA — The Marquette Blues American Legion baseball team won two of three games at the rain-shortened Escanaba Tournament over the weekend, defeating the host Cubs and Detroit-area team Milford while dropping a decision to the Eastern Upper Peninsula Travelers. “After struggling ...

Better late than never

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — It took a while for things to get exciting at the annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Football Game. Once they did, it created a memorable experience for both the players and the fans on Saturday afternoon at the Superior Dome in ...

Mustangs playing musical chairs

Munising may be left without football conference in 2018 MUNISING — It looks something like the game of musical chairs with Munising the school left without a good place to sit for the time being. Members of the Mid-Eastern Football Conference — there will be five including the ...

West PAC to add three football teams in 2018, Newberry to join NMFL

By BURT ANGELI Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — The Western Peninsula Athletic Conference will have additional football teams in 2018. West PAC officials meeting Wednesday in Watersmeet approved Norway, Bark River-Harris and Lake Linden-Hubbell of the Mid-Eastern Football ...

South sweeps North at Upper Peninsula Senior All-Star softball doubleheader

GLADSTONE — The South team swept the North 8-7 and 14-4 in an Upper Peninsula Senior Softball All-Star doubleheader Wednesday at Gladstone High School. It was a great day to play softball, especially a game where the players and coaches could relax and have fun. “It’s a blast,” said ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal at the Upper Peninsula track finals in Kingsford on June 3

End of their era

We had the best players in the U.P. playing each other, so it was a really great game. — dawson bilski, former North Central player, South boys team member in U.P. All-Star Classic MARQUETTE — North Central’s Dawson Bilski earned another basketball award for his trophy case ...

Newberry’s Bryant, Munising’s Mattson lead teams in girls Classic

MARQUETTE — Taylor Bryant of Newberry put on a performance befitting a basketball MVP to lead the North to victory at the Upper Peninsula All Star Classic at Marquette Senior High School on Saturday afternoon. Bryant led the North in scoring with 13 points in the North’s 63-50 ...

Marquette golfers dominate Jrs.

MARQUETTE — Marquette golfers nearly swept the top finishes at the first stop of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Junior Tour that was held at the Marquette Golf Club on Tuesday. Breaking the Marquette spell was Mika Jalkanen of Houghton, who won the boys 10- and 11-year-old boys ...

Golf outing benefits Alger youth

MUNISING — The Alger Regional Community Foundation will hold its 15th annual Youth Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday at the Pictured Rocks Golf Course just outside Munising. Registration deadline is Thursday for both divisions of four-person teams, men’s and coed, where each team must ...

Racking up the wins

NEGAUNEE — For the second time in less than a week, the Marquette Blues downed the Negaunee Diamonds in an American Legion baseball game on Thursday night, this time by a 6-1 score at Irontown Field in Negaunee. Pitcher Blake Henriksen was the winner for the Blues, giving up one run on ...

Just one run short

By Journal Sports Staff RUDYARD — After a stellar postseason run, the Ishpeming softball team’s season came to an end Saturday. The Hematites, who recently captured their first district title, couldn’t get past the Division 4 Regional semifinal as they fell to Rudyard 6-5. ...

Local tennis players earn All-U.P. Division 2 honors

By Journal Sports Staff IRON MOUNTAIN — Just like Negaunee did in Division 1, Upper Peninsula Division 2 champion Westwood had nine of its players earn All-U.P. D-2 boys tennis honors in a recent announcement of the honorees. The Patriots also had their coach, Chris Jackson, named ...

A family, friendly rivalry

MARQUETTE — Sometimes it isn’t easy for siblings to compete in sports. Rivalries can erupt, favoritism can occur and relationships can be strained because of it. However, for some families, this isn’t really a problem and that is the case for the Peramaki sisters, Michaela and ...

Blues split doubleheader with Copper Country

By Journal Sports Staff HANCOCK — One day after picking up a comeback win at home, the Marquette Blues were dealt a split in a doubleheader Saturday. The Blues dropped the opener 5-2 to the Copper Country Flames, but bounced back to win the nightcap 15-4 in six innings. In the second ...