Prep Sports

Speedy Knights slip past Westwood girls

NORWAY - Jordyn Kraemer scored 27 points and Bobbi Hulce steered the attack as Norway swamped Westwood 68-35 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Monday.Kraemer netted 14 third-quarter points and Hulce handed out six assists for the Knights (14-4 overall, 9-2 M-PC)."Bobbi knows exactly ...

One bad quarter dooms Ishpeming against Mountaineers

ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming Hematites had a chance to get a big win Monday night against Iron Mountain, but one bad quarter did them in.Ishpeming held tight with the Mountaineers through the first half, but was outscored 15-8 in the third quarter that led to a 57-49 loss. The Hematites (11-5) ...

Kingsford upends Negaunee icers

HOUGHTON - Kingsford scored twice in the third period to break a 4-4 tie and defeat Negaunee 6-4 to capture the Lake Superior Conference hockey tournament championship Saturday at Michigan Tech University.The Flivvers (10-12), paced by two goals and two assists from Jacob Stoner, trailed in the ...

Esky boys race past Manistique

ESCANABA - It didn't take very long for the Escanaba boys to gain the upper hand Monday night as they rolled to their third straight basketball victory in a 64-33 conquest of Manistique.Esky (7-9) led 15-4 after the first quarter and extended its lead to 24-6 on a 21-foot jump shot from the ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 12-18

Marquette boys build upon swim dynasty

MARQUETTE - There's a swimming dynasty brewing in the Upper Peninsula.For the third year in a row, the Marquette Senior High School boys team won the U.P. title Saturday, dominating the competition with 326 points.The Redmen finished 121 points ahead of Houghton, which beat out Sault Ste. Marie ...

Redmen’s Caster leads 13 area wrestlers to The Palace

MARQUETTE - Thirteen Superiorland high school wrestlers will be among the 896 scheduled to participate at the MHSAA Individual Finals to be held at The Palace of Auburn Hills from March 3-5.The baker's dozen, coming from Marquette, Ishpeming, Gwinn, Westwood, Munising, Newberry and Manistique ...

Negaunee icers defy odds to advance in league tournament

HOUGHTON - The Negaunee High School hockey team had everything going against it at the Lake Superior Conference tournament at Michigan Tech on Friday night.And yet the Miners emerged victorious to advance to Saturday's league championship game.Negaunee was the tournament's lowest seed and had ...

Patriots’ LaChapelle wins diving

MARQUETTE - Senior Valerie LaChapelle of Westwood High School won a close four-girl race for the diving event at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving Finals held at Marquette Senior High School on Friday afternoon.LaChapelle was joined by senior Kevin Boucher of Sault Ste. Marie on the ...

Basketball tourney set in Norway

NORWAY - The ninth annual Don Hill Memorial Adult Basketball Tournament takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, at Norway High School.Men's competition will be held in three divisions. A women's division will be played if there is enough interest.Tournament manager Matt McCarthy also ...

Miners clamp down on defense to clinch M-PC

NEGAUNEE - Defense propelled the Negaunee girls to an early lead as the Miners clinched the outright title in the Mid-Peninsula Conference with a 49-21 victory over Westwood on Friday night.The Miners sprung out to a 10-1 lead after one quarter and 23-5 at halftime."Our defense, they were ...

Munising boys jump all over Cougars; Hematites pull away from Manistique

EBEN - Munising High School built a big early lead, then shut down Superior Central's offense in the final stretch to take a 60-28 boys basketball victory on Friday night.The Mustangs improved to 10-6 overall and 6-5 in the East Division of the Skyline Central Conference, while the Cougars ...

Too close for comfort

MARQUETTE - It appeared early in Thursday night's high school basketball game that Negaunee was going to blow past Marquette easily, but that didn't turn out to be the case.The Redmen made a nice comeback in the second half to turn the game into a close contest, but the Miners withstood the ...

Moyle, Cole lead Redmen to OT victory

HOUGHTON - The Houghton Gremlins hockey team celebrated Senior Night Thursday by playing host to a perennially tough Marquette Senior High School team.Despite the return of assistant captain Chad Dunstan to the lineup, Houghton managed just a single goal in the Redmen's 2-1 triumph at Dee ...

Ishpeming triumphs; Newberry takes conference

ISHPEMING - Outscoring visiting Escanaba 17-8 in the fourth quarter, the Ishpeming High School girls basketball team beat the Eskymos 62-53 in a nonconference game Thursday night."We spread the floor and attacked them," IHS head coach Ryan Reichel said. "Hitting 7 of 8 free throws (in the ...

Patriots finish 3-day marathon on high note

NORWAY - The Westwood Patriots boys basketball team finished up a midweek marathon of games on a strong note Thursday, beating Norway 54-46.It marked the third Mid-Peninsula Conference game in three days for the Patriots, who defeated Gwinn at home on Tuesday before losing at Manistique on ...

Redettes get hard-fought win in Houghton, 42-37

HOUGHTON - Two girls basketball teams who are nearly mirror images of each other met Thursday night at Alumni Gym in Houghton.When the smoke had cleared, the Marquette Redettes walked away with a hard-fought 42-37 win over the Houghton Gremlins.MSHS coach Ben Smith said he wasn't surprised by ...

U.P. swim finals today, Saturday

MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving Championships for high school athletes will be held today and Saturday at Marquette Senior High School's six-lane pool.Today's events are exclusively the diving, starting at 2:35 p.m. for girls preliminary and final rounds. After a short ...

NHS gymnasts cruise

ESCANABA - The Negaunee High School gymnastics team scored 123.6 points to capture top honors at the Escanaba Elks Invitational on Wednesday night.Esky finished with 115 and Marquette had 70.3.Negaunee's Kylar Kallioinen earned top all-around honors with 31.3 points, followed by teammates Kalli ...

Slopes dominance

BELLAIRE - There was Marquette.Then there was everybody else.That's how the MHSAA Division 1 boys ski regional at Schuss Mountain went on Wednesday as the Redmen cruised to the regional title, winning both slalom and giant slalom to score 26 points, far ahead of runner-up Traverse City ...