Prep Sports

Westwood boys tennis team dispatches Iron Mountain, 8-0

IRON MOUNTAIN — Four-time defending Upper Peninsula Finals Division 2 champion Westwood downed Iron Mountain 8-0 in a boys tennis meet held Wednesday at Amos Marston Eastside Courts. Forced inside by the cold spring, both teams were playing for the first time outside. “We had a tough ...

Marquette sweeps to titles in 1st chance outdoors of track and field season

ESCANABA — A week ago many people may have had their doubts about any outdoor track and field meets taking place in the Upper Peninsula before the end of this month. Even the Superior Dome Division 1 Invitational, scheduled for April 17 indoors, was canceled due to poor weather and road ...

Marquette softball improves in Game 2 at Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Marquette softball team made its outdoor debut as Gladstone made its home debut on Tuesday. Twelve innings later, the Braves earned 15-1 and 7-4 wins to improve to 7-1 on the young season. “I think the first game, Marquette might have had a little jitters there being ...

Ishpeming Hematites overcome homer to earn softball split at Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — An inside-the-park home run by the home team’s Saylor Swartout wasn’t enough to hold off visiting Ishpeming as Iron Mountain and the Hematites split a doubleheader to open outdoor play in the high school softball season on Monday. Swartout swung on a 1-2 pitch to ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the fall 2017 high school sports season

Terrible twosome

] MUNISING — It’s been said that it can be difficult to tell twins apart, but once the Ackerman sisters enter a game, it’s fairly easy to spot the differences. The twins, Kelsea and Marissa, have been playing various sports together in Munising for years, but they go in opposite ways ...

Bringing down the thunder

MUNISING — Munising senior Kianne Wendt has been a force to be reckoned with during her high school athletic career. The multi-sport athlete is well-known for pummeling the ball into the court during volleyball season and powering her way through the paint with the basketball during the ...

Finally getting on the track

MARQUETTE — Mother Nature hasn't quite cooperated with the spring sports season in the Upper Peninsula thus far, but that wasn't a problem on Wednesday as 10 high school track & field teams took to the Superior Dome for a Division 2 meet. The meet, hosted by Ishpeming, was the first of ...

Back on the basketball court

MARQUETTE — The 2017-18 high school basketball season may have concluded, but that won’t stop a basketball game from being played at Marquette Senior High School on Thursday. Marquette Breakfast Rotary in conjunction with MSHS Athletics will be hosting Rebounds for Rotary, a charity ...

Hitting the books hard

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan recently released its Academic All-State lists and some local schools showed that they definitely excelled in the classroom. Both the Marquette and Negaunee girls teams made the list in Class A and C ...

Waterman out as Negaunee boys basketball coach

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — After four years at the helm, Dan Waterman’s time as Negaunee boys basketball coach has come to an end as he will not be returning next season according to a school press release Friday evening. “We appreciate Dan’s efforts during his four years as ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal from March high school basketball tournaments

Escanaba Football Clinic set

ESCANABA — A number of high school head coaches and a collegiate assistant coach headline the lineup at the 2018 Escanaba Football Clinic to be held Friday, April 20. Set for the Terrace Bay Inn, the presenters include high school head coaches Dave Howes of Escanaba, Josh Rader of Pickford, ...