Prep Sports

Negaunee’s Voskuhl earns all-state honor

NEGAUNEE — Junior shortstop Hannah Voskuhl of Negaunee was the lone area player to receive all-state recognition by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association. Voskuhl was an all-state honorable mention selection in Division 3. Not surprisingly, she was one of several Miners ...

Paying tribute to coach

NEGAUNEE — The formative years of high school shape many lives, especially when good influences are involved. That’s a major part of the impetus by some Negaunee-area residents in paying tribute to longtime Negaunee High School varsity football coach Dick Koski this weekend. “He ...

Just one last hurrah

MARQUETTE — When it’s the last game of your career, you want to make it close and competitive till the end and that’s just what Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game was. It was tight, but it could’ve been more exciting as the game was marred by penalties and turnovers. ...

Motorcycle hill climb set for return to Copper Country

By Journal Sports Staff SOUTH RANGE — A snowmobile racing circuit is trying to bring motorcycle hill climbing back to the Copper Country next weekend. The Ojibwa Casino Motorcycle Hillclimb will be held on Saturday in South Range despite the recent devastation of flooding in the area. ...

19 area players on U.P. Football All-Star rosters

These 19 area players will be suiting up in the Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game to be played at 1 p.m. today at the Superior Dome. Front row from left, Daniel Johnson of Gwinn, Wade Krysiak of Superior Central, Alec Blank of Munising, Robby Williams of Negaunee, Foster Miller of ...

Speed, strength and skills

MARQUETTE — It's All-Star week in the Upper Peninsula with football players from all over descending on the Superior Dome in preparation for Saturday's big game. However, the game isn't the only event going on as the players took part it in various competitions Wednesday, in kind of a U.P. ...

Several local athletes compete in U.P. All-Star softball doubleheader

NORWAY — Team Nord and Team Bal split the softball UP All-Star doubleheader on Wednesday at Marion Park. Team Nord took the first game 13-9 before Team Bal took the second game 15-7. Team Bal was coach by Norway High School head coach Bob Bal while Team Nord was coached by Manistique head ...

Different paths, same passion

NEGAUNEE — Like mother, like daughter is a well-known cliché, but for the Paupore family, it’s a perfect description of their track and field careers. Mother and Negaunee head girls coach Vickie Paupore was a star three-sport athlete both at her Wisconsin high school and at Lawrence ...

Friends beyond high school

ISHPEMING — He’s a 6-foot-5 guy who can hit 3-pointers with ease but also throw down some impressive dunks on the basketball court. She’s a guard who can drive the lane effectively but prefers to put up a nice jumper. Each played for their own team at Ishpeming High School, but recent ...

Last of high school

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The senior stars of the recently finished high school basketball season had the opportunity to don their varsity uniforms one final time. They gathered at the Bothwell Middle School gym in Marquette on Saturday afternoon for the 33rd ...

Escanaba softball moves on to MHSAA Division 2 title game

EAST LANSING — This year's trip to the Division 2 semifinals was not like the others for the Escanaba softball team. "Our last two teams were great teams and we suffered some bad hops," Eskymos’ coach Jamie Segorski said. "Today we got good hops. We benefited from those hops." And, as ...

3 on the First Team

By Journal Sports Staff IRON MOUNTAIN — Senior Bridget Pliska and juniors Sophia Bartlett and Lauren Kurzawa were the Marquette Senior High School players who earned First Team honors in the Central Upper Peninsula Soccer Conference this spring. Pliska and Kurzawa earned their honors as ...