Prep Sports

Miller stars for L’Anse track

IRON RIVER - Foster Miller starred for the L'Anse boys as he scored points in three individual events at the West PAC high school track and field meet held at West Iron County on Wednesday.Miller was third in the 110-meter high hurdles in 17.99 seconds, fifth in the 400 in 56.04 and fifth in ...

Dodging raindrops

NORWAY - The back nine was a smooth and easy ride for Negaunee's Carter Mason at the Mid-Peninsula Conference meet at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway on Tuesday.Despite moments when torrential rain fell in sheets, Mason shot a 1-under-par 35 on the back nine and finished with a 3-over 75 to ...

Storm forces Redettes to call off soccer game

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Redettes soccer team got off to a lightning-fast start in what was supposed to have been the season's final game on Tuesday afternoon against Marinette, Wisconsin.Unfortunately for the Redettes, an actual storm put an end to that and the game was called after a long ...

Offense on display

MARQUETTE - Jay Oberg collected two hits in each game and knocked in a total of six runs to lead Marquette to a big offensive day in a doubleheader sweep of Negaunee on Monday.The Redmen won 10-0 and 16-4, both games shortened to five innings due to the 10-run rule.MSHS' Hunter Doucette homered ...

Munising loses close one to IM

ESCANABA - A Munising High School tennis team came as close to a home meet as it ever has in the program's history on Monday afternoon.The Mustangs played Iron Mountain at a neutral site, Escanaba, since the Mountaineers later in the day played another match against the Eskymos.MHS has never ...

Hematites need extra innings to complete sweep of Negaunee

NEGAUNEE - Ishpeming's Ben McGuire might've been happier with his team's play in the opener, but the fans got a whale of a treat in a nightcap that went extra innings.In the end, the Hematites swept a pair of high school softball games at Negaunee, winning 13-1 in five innings, then 7-6 in ...

Bruce, McDonald win for Gwinn

IRON MOUNTAIN - Sophomores Brenna Bruce and Emily McDonald won events as the Gwinn girls scored 46 points to finish in third place at the Iron Mountain quadrangular high school track and field meet held Monday.Bruce won the shot put with a heave of 30 feet, 8 inches while McDonald took the long ...

Downs leads Munising girls

IRON RIVER - Bailey Downs shot 102 at the George Young Recreational Complex on Monday to finish as girls runner-up for medalist honors during the Skyline Central Conference high school golf meet.Hannah Starnes of Bark River-Harris carded 100 to earn medalist honors among the girls.The Mustangs' ...

Westwood girls, Negaunee boys take titles at WIN meet

CHAMPION - The Westwood girls and Negaunee boys had the top two individual scorers as they captured titles at the WIN meet high school golf tournament held at Wawonowin Country Club on Monday afternoon.With junior Lauren Farley claiming medalist honors with a nine-hole score of 49 and junior ...

Ishpeming, Negaunee reach M-PC semis

MANISTIQUE - Ishpeming and Negaunee each won a game before being stopped in the semifinals of the Mid-Peninsula Conference high school softball tournament on Saturday.The No. 6-seeded Hematites climbed over No. 3 Iron Mountain 6-1 before losing to No. 2 seeded and eventual tourney champion ...

Long-time Esky, Gladstone basketball coach stepping down

GLADSTONE - It's often debated whether players make the coach or the coach makes the players.There's solid arguments for both, but what can often be agreed upon is that great coaches get the most out of the talent they work with.Karl Dollhopf did just that during a remarkably consistent 23-year ...

Miners runners-up at Escanaba

ESCANABA - The Negaunee High School baseball team continued to show improvement on Saturday after the Miners reached the championship game of the Escanaba Coca-Cola Invitational tournament.Negaunee clobbered Bark River-Harris 11-2 before falling to the Kingsford American Legion Blues 12-0 in ...

Gremlins win nailbiter in Negaunee

NEGAUNEE - The weather was comfortable for Thursday's MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 regional track meet, but the ending was far from it.In the end, the Houghton girls won their meet by a half-point over Negaunee, 53.5 to 53. The Houghton boys, on the other hand, cruised to its title nearly ...

Munising girls win, boys runner-up at own regional

MUNISING - The Munising boys mounted a challenge, but Rapid River prevailed in Thursday's MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 3 regional track and field meet with 76 points.Rapid River, which earned its first title in three years, was followed by the two-time defending champ Munising with 58 and ...

Westwood, Negaunee tennis earn road wins

MARQUETTE - Marquette Senior High School carried the marquee matches at No. 1 singles and doubles, but visiting Westwood won every other flight as the Patriots prevailed 6-2 in a boys high school tennis meet on Thursday.MSHS freshman Alec Olivier won at No. 1 singles and Luke McCarthy and Noah ...

Ishpeming wins tune-up for M-PC tourney

MANISTIQUE - Ishpeming defeated Westwood in a single game while Negaunee was shut out twice by Escanaba on Thursday as Mid-Peninsula Conference teams ready for their league softball tournament in Manistique on Saturday.The single-elimination event will be held at two fields with the seven teams ...

Pattison leads L’Anse golfers

HOUGHTON - With all four of its scorers placing in the top 25, L'Anse used its depth to finish in a tie for third place at the eight-team Calumet Boys Invitational high school golf tournament on Thursday.The Purple Hornets totaled 367 strokes to trail only champion Houghton's 300 and runner-up ...

L’Anse hurdler wins at regional

IRON RIVER - L'Anse qualified a handful of its athletes for the Upper Peninsula Finals during the MHSAA U.P. Division 2 regional track and field meet held at West Iron County on Thursday.The Purple Hornets had one winner, sophomore Foster Miller winning the boys' 110-meter high hurdles in 18.09 ...

Hematite sweep

MANISTIQUE - Running as a pack can be an effective way for teams to contend in cross country.How about doing pack runs in track meets?That's what the Ishpeming boys did in the distance races Wednesday as they rolled to their third straight MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional title with 97 ...

Negaunee finds pitching phenom

NEGAUNEE - While the Negaunee offense and defense are still searching for consistency, the Miners may have found themselves another starting pitcher on Wednesday.Freshman Tylor Thiel-Robinson allowed just one hit in the nightcap but Gladstone managed to pull out a 4-2 victory to sweep a high ...