Prep Sports

Forest Park forfeits boys basketball game over ineligible player

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park High School has forfeited its season-opening boys basketball win over Mid Peninsula. Forest Park school officials announced Monday that an ineligible player participated in the Dec. 5 game, a 66-48 victory by the Trojans. Bill Santilli, Forest Park’s first-year ...

Houghton girls basketball team bounces Gwinn, 75-25

HOUGHTON — Houghton improved to a perfect 4-0 with a 75-25 defeat of Gwinn Monday in a high school girls basketball game. Kara Pietila led Houghton with 18 points; Sloane Zenner added 12 points, six steals and five assists. The Gremlins scored 29 points in the second quarter to break ...

Samppala nets game-tying goal for MSHS late in regulation

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Elliot Samppala slapped home a rebound with 46 seconds left in regulation to help lift Marquette to a 2-2 overtime tie with Warren De La Salle Collegiate in a high school hockey game played at Lakeview Arena in Marquette on Saturday afternoon. Already ...

Redmen beat Traverse City West with strong free-throw shooting

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — Marquette shot its free throws well in the fourth quarter to hang on for a 69-64 high school boys basketball victory over Traverse City West on Saturday afternoon. Playing at the Petoskey Invitational, the Redmen (1-1) sank 16 of 20 free throws in the ...

Gremlins pull out 48-46 win over Negaunee girls

By PAUL PETERSON For the Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Negaunee managed to keep it close most of the way Friday night against unbeaten Houghton in girls prep basketball play. But close didn’t count as the visiting Miners came up short by a 48-46 score. HHS coach Julie ...

Hematite boys pull out 1-point win at Westwood

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — While Ishpeming couldn’t score in the final 2 1/2 minutes, neither could Westwood. That allowed the Hematites to take a 36-35 high school boys basketball victory at the Patriots’ gym on Friday night. Westwood had built a 26-17 halftime lead before ...

Bryant sets school steals record in Newberry girls victory

By Journal Sports Staff NEWBERRY — Senior Taylor Bryant tied a school record with 12 steals while stuffing most of the rest of the stats sheet to lead Newberry to a 46-25 home victory over Cheboygan in high school girls basketball on Friday night. Bryant also scored 20 points, pulled down ...

Phillips nets OT winner for Redmen icers at home

MARQUETTE — They don’t get paid anything extra, but the Marquette Senior High School hockey team still has to like working overtime this season. The Redmen won in OT for the third time this season to even their record at 3-3 with a 1-0 victory over Warren De La Salle Collegiate at ...

Balance and depth

ISHPEMING — Balanced scoring by the Westwood High School girls basketball team helped the Patriots take advantage of key injuries to L’Anse Thursday night. The Patriots earned a 49-39 victory at the Westwood gym after the Purple Hornets were only left with six players, and for a time, ...

Gwinn loses heartbreaker, 61-59

IRON MOUNTAIN — A putback off a missed shot by Brianna Hoffman lifted Iron Mountain to a 61-59 victory over visiting Gwinn in a high school girls basketball game played Thursday night. The Mountaineers built a 33-25 halftime lead that expanded to 10 points by early in the fourth ...

Munising girls storm past Superior Central

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer EBEN JUNCTION — The Munising girls basketball team showed just how important experience can be Wednesday night with its trouncing 56-13 win over Superior Central. The Mustangs carry four seniors and six juniors, most of whom have conference and ...

Negaunee all-staters known as much for brains as for brawn

NEGAUNEE — Don’t think for a minute that the best football players are simply physical freaks of nature who can hardly chew gum and walk at the same time. A pair of Negaunee High School players who earned all-state mention over the weekend disprove the old “dumb jock” rule. Jacob ...

Redmen top squad at Westwood Relays

MARQUETTE — Though scores weren’t kept, the Marquette boys were the biggest winners at the Westwood Relays high school swim meet held at the Patriots’ pool on Saturday. In this all-relay event, the Redmen won three events — the 200-yard medley, 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley ...

Wallner, McLaughlin star for I-N

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ethan Wallner won a pair of individual events but it wasn’t quite enough to get a win for the Ishpeming-Negaunee boys at a high school swimming and diving meet against Kingsford on Tuesday. The Flivvers prevailed 74-69 while also taking the girls meet 85-70. Wallner won ...

Last-second victory

"At the line I was thinking ‘Please don’t miss this shot’ and when I made the first it was ... easy to make the second." — ALEC BLANK, Munising junior, on game-winning free throws ***************************** GWINN — A battle of ...

Manistique, Ishpeming boys basketball teams take season-opening losses

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Emeralds paid the price for failing to convert numerous opportunities Tuesday as they dropped their boys basketball season opener to Iron Mountain, 65-34. Iron Mountain controlled the boards as Carson Wonders and freshman Marcus Johnson combined for 44 points in ...