Prep Sports

Ishpeming, Marquette, Munising girls all earn victories

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming girls basketball jumped out to an early lead Friday night and didn’t look back as the Hematites defeated Manistique 56-42. Madison Pruett led Ishpeming with 17 points, while Emma Poirier had 13. Emma Swanson was Manistique’s offensive ...

Getting some revenge

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — The girls basketball matchup between Westwood and Negaunee was arguably the biggest game in the Upper Peninsula on Friday night. It was the first time the two teams squared off since their Class C district ...

Ishpeming boys basketball team outlasts Gwinn; Negaunee, Manistique fall

GWINN — For the second straight game, the Ishpeming boys basketball team had a game go down to the wire, and once again, the Hematites came out on top. Ishpeming was in a seesaw affair with Gwinn throughout before taking the lead in the fourth quarter. The Modeltowners had a chance to tie ...

Marquette Redmen icers whitewash Escanaba, 6-0

MARQUETTE — Fast and efficient are two words that describe the Marquette hockey team’s performance Thursday night. The Redmen blitzed Escanaba for two goals within the first two minutes of the game and added two shorthanded tallies along the way as they blew out the Eskymos 6-0. ...

Munising boys, Republic-Michigamme girls pick up basketball victories

MUNISING — Grit is a word often used by coaches to describe the kind of effort they expect from their players and the Munising boys basketball team showed how gritty it could be Wednesday night against Manistique. The Mustangs were already missing one key player, Jesse Matson, at tipoff and ...

Gwinn boys’ basketball comeback falls just short at Gladstone

GLADSTONE — Gwinn put a scare into Gladstone before the Braves’ boys regrouped in time to post a 69-60 basketball triumph here over the Gwinn Modeltowners on Tuesday night. Gladstone led by as many as 20 points in the third quarter of this Mid-Peninsula Conference contest before the ...

Munising Mustangs pull off big road upset at U.P. No. 2 Carney-Nadeau, 73-48

CARNEY — The Munising boys basketball team’s 1-2 punch came through once again on Monday night. Anthony Mattson and Jesse Matson both dropped in 24 points as the Mustangs used a strong first quarter to upset Carney-Nadeau 73-48. The result is sure to shake up their part of the Upper ...

Emily Nelson leads West Iron County girls past Ishpeming, 49-39

IRON RIVER — Emily Nelson made 10 of 11 free throws and scored 20 points to lead West Iron County to a 49-39 victory over a shorthanded Ishpeming girls basketball team on Monday night. The Hematites missed their center, sophomore Rebekah Loman, which hurts a lineup that is otherwise listed ...

Dave L’Huillier steps down as Marquette Redmen head football coach

MARQUETTE — Dave L’Huillier has stepped down as varsity football coach at Marquette Senior High School. L’Huillier spent nine seasons at the Redmen helm, compiling a 44-40 record, two Great Northern Conference championships, five consecutive MHSAA playoff appearances and one playoff ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 5-10

Defense doesn’t rest

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Sometimes you just need to find a way. Despite shooting just 29 percent from the field, the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team put together another win on Saturday afternoon with a 53-42 victory over Ferris State at ...

Ishpeming girls rally to top Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ishpeming rallied late to overcome a 10-point deficit and beat Iron Mountain 42-39 on Thursday. The Hematites (2-5) started off slow, scoring 17 points in the first half before erupting with 18 in the fourth quarter to end a two-game losing streak. “It was nerve-wracking ...