Prep Sports

Ishpeming Hematites volleyball team falls to undefeated Houghton

HOUGHTON — Houghton moved to 5-0 in dual meets this volleyball season on Thursday with an impressive win over the Ishpeming Hematites. The Gremlins swept the match, 25-17, 25-18 and 25-18. Houghton dominated all three sets from the first serve to the last kill. The Hematites were only ...

Munising Mustangs volleyball team prevails in 4 sets over North Dickinson

MUNISING — Michaela Werner made 13 kills while teammate Emily Contreras contributed 17 digs as Munising won a four-set high school volleyball match against visiting North Dickinson on Thursday night. The Mustangs prevailed 25-22, 25-27, 25-22, 25-20 as Contreras also had 26 sets, three ...

Negaunee, Marquette breeze

NEGAUNEE — Singles player Maci Aho was pushed to the limit in one set, but otherwise Negaunee breezed to an 8-0 high school girls tennis victory over visiting Escanaba on Monday afternoon. Aho won 7-6 (8-6), 6-0 at No. 2 over Jacey Moreau, but in the other seven matches, the Miners (12-0) ...

Houghton wins 4-set volleybal match at home vs. Negaunee

HOUGHTON — It was a back-and-forth battle on the volleyball court Thursday night at the Houghton High School gym as the Gremlins defeated the Negaunee Miners in four sets. Houghton had to fight hard for two of their three set victories as they won, 25-12, 25-22, 15-25, 25-23. “I liked ...

Pressure cooker win

MARQUETTE — Marquette head coach Dave L’Huillier had an important question on his mind Friday night at the end of his team’s game with rival Escanaba. Do we kick it or go for two? The Redmen had just pulled within a point of rival Escanaba with a touchdown in overtime and the usual ...

Gwinn hangs on after halftime for 1-point win

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HANCOCK — It was a heartbreaker for the Hancock football faithful Friday night under the lights at McAfee Field. Their beloved Bulldogs went down 22-21 to the visiting Gwinn Modeltowners. “This one is on me,” said Bulldogs head ...

Hematites pull out wild and woolly win over Patriots

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Despite a slow start out of the gates and finding themselves down two scores early, the Ishpeming High School football team didn’t give in. Instead, the Hematites found their legs and topped Westwood High School 44-36 in a battle of ...

U.P. Baseball Championship set for Sunday in Gwinn

By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — The second annual Upper Peninsula Baseball Championship game shifts to Marquette County with the contest pitting the champions of two U.P. leagues to be played this weekend in Gwinn. The game was conceived as a way to decide U.P. bragging rights in ...

Marquette netters post another decisive victory over Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls were unable to win any flights in an shutout high school girls tennis loss at Marquette last month. Sophomore Jacey Moreau broke through for the Eskymos this time, enabling them to avoid a shutout in a 7-1 loss to the Redettes Tuesday. “Marquette is a very ...

Asmus leads Marquette runners to Kingsford Invite title

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ericka Asmus led a Marquette blitz of the girls team title and Gladstone’s Adam Bruce tuned up for bigger boys events in Tuesday’s Kingsford Invitational cross country meet at City Park. Asmus, one of four Marquette girls in the top 10, covered the 3.1-mile course in 21 ...

Gwinn, Ishpeming, Negaunee girls volleyball all drop matches

MANISTIQUE — Senior outside hitter Brooke Mannor had 13 kills while junior setter Marissa Delmont added 12 to go with 16 assists but it wasn’t enough as the Gwinn High School varsity volleyball team fell to Manistique 3-1 on Tuesday night. Manistique won the match 25-23, 26-24, 22-25, ...