Prep Sports

IHS girls win on road; Bryant lifts Indians

MANISTIQUE - A 17-4 surge in the second quarter lifted the Ishpeming High School girls basketball team to a 43-29 Mid-Peninsula Conference victory over host Manistique Friday night."We got the ball rolling and got some momentum (in the quarter)," IHS head coach Ryan Reichel said. "Madigan Johns ...

Phillips nets hat trick for Marquette skaters

SAULT STE. MARIE - For one game at least, the Marquette Senior High School hockey line of brothers Jake and Joe Phillips, together with Jacob Patterson, was dominant Friday night.At the Sault Ste. Marie Showcase, the threesome combined for eight of Marquette's 11 total points in a 6-3 victory ...

Mustangs drop Emeralds

MUNISING - The Munising Mustangs used a strong second half to rally past Manistique, 57-52, Friday night in boys' prep basketball.Munising (5-3) was down by seven points at the half, but outscored the Emeralds 38-28 in the second half to earn a home win.Cade Contreras led the Mustangs with 16 ...

MSHS swimmers split

MARQUETTE - In a dual meet Thursday, the Marquette Senior High School boys and girls swim teams split with visiting Gladstone.The MSHS boys won, 108-62, while the Redettes dropped a 96-80 decision to the Braves.Sam Williams paced the Redmen, taking the 200 IM (2:05.80) and 100 free (49.29). He ...

Ishpeming boys win, Manistique loses to undefeated IM

GWINN - A 17-4 Ishpeming surge in the second quarter spelled doom for the Gwinn High School boys basketball team Thursday night.The Modeltowners fell to the visiting Hematites, 59-39, in a Mid-Peninsula Conference contest."They just attacked the basket and we couldn't put the ball in the hoop," ...

Hawks girls fall to Watersmeet

REPUBLIC - Outscored 26-13 in the first half, the Republic-Michigamme High School girls basketball team played visiting Watersmeet even in the second half as the Hawks lost 43-30 on Thursday night.Shawn DuMoulin scored 16 points and Elizabeth Koski grabbed 12 rebounds, but the Hawks fell to ...

Gremlins sweep Pats’ swimmers

ISHPEMING - It was a tough day Thursday for the Westwood High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams.Coach Justin Vasseau's WHS boys dropped a 135-40 decision to visiting Houghton, while the girls lost to the Gremlins 123-35.Westwood got wins from Joe Boburka and Hunter Roose in the ...

MHSAA attacks specialization

EAST LANSING - Noting growing concerns for the health risks to young people who specialize too early and narrowly on a single sport, the Michigan High School Athletic Association is creating a task force to work throughout this year on promoting the benefits of multi-sport participation.The ...

Defense props up undefeated Negaunee with points hard to come by in Norway gym

NORWAY - Unbeaten Negaunee relied on defense to dispatch host Norway, 46-33, in a Mid-Peninsula Conference boys basketball game played Thursday night.The Miners (10-0 overall, 4-0 M-PC) shot a solid 48 percent from the floor. But the Knights (5-4, 2-3) came up with 11 steals among Negaunee's ...

Tough to compete

NEGAUNEE - It's tough enough when a high school team doesn't have enough wrestlers to fill every weight class in a meet.It's even tougher when you have to face perennial Upper Peninsula power Escanaba without a full lineup.Just ask Negaunee High School coach Ed Champion."Everyone knows we don't ...

Redette gymnasts fall to Escanaba

ESCANABA - The Escanaba gymnasts were provided with an opportunity to get back into the flow of things Wednesday night and they responded with a 115.625-103.15 victory over the Marquette Redettes.Esky shined in vault where it grabbed four of the top five places. Junior Morgan Heidt and ...

Tight to the end

MARQUETTE - The outcome not surprisingly came down to the closing seconds when two well matched Marquette County teams took to the court on Tuesday night.A driving layup by Marquette's Alex DuVall put the Redmen up by six points and four free throws by Ian Ogea and Garrett Finkbeiner down the ...

Fast start propels Redettes

GLADSTONE - Give a team that plays great defense a 10-point lead, and it will feast.Before the Gladstone girls could blink Tuesday night, the Marquette Redettes had a 12-2 lead. Though the Braves would mount a few short-burst attempts at rallies, it was a lead the Redettes were never in doubt ...

Patriot boys use big 3rd quarter to defeat Esky

ISHPEMING - Outscoring visiting Escanaba 13-4 in the third quarter, the Westwood High School boys basketball team went on to post a 43-39 nonconference victory over the Eskymos."The kids responded to a pep talk at the half," Patriots' coach Chad Hewitt said. "We sagged (on defense) and stopped ...

Norway takes 50-38 win from Gwinn

NORWAY - Jordan Kraemer scored 15 points and 11 rebounds and seven steals to lead Norway to a quiet 50-38 victory over Gwinn in a Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball game on Tuesday."It was just a dull, boring game," Norway Coach Carli Kelly said. "We came out and pressured and did what ...

Munising sweeps pair of matches

HARRIS - The Bark River-Harris wrestlers won a majority of their individual matches, but came up short on the scoreboard against Munising and Menominee on Parents' Night Tuesday.BR-H fell to Munising 45-21 and dropped a 24-18 decision to Menominee, despite taking five of eight bouts from its ...

Eskymos shut out Redmen, 2-0

MARQUETTE - Escanaba scored goals barely a minute apart to deal the Marquette Senior High School hockey team a 2-0 loss at Lakeview Arena on Tuesday night.After a scoreless first period, Escanaba's Garth Wickham put one past Marquette goalie Travis Cameron on the power play with 5:37 remaining ...

Munising, Baraga score runaways

MUNISING - Defense carried the Munising High School girls basketball team to a 55-18 nonconference win over visiting Manistique Tuesday night.The Class D No. 5-ranked Mustangs held the Emeralds to just seven baskets to improve to 7-2 this season."Our defense was fantastic," Munising head coach ...

Last-second loss

ISHPEMING - Westwood couldn't get a floor-length pass and quick shot to fall before the final buzzer as Iron Mountain prevailed 55-52 in a high school girls basketball game played at the Patriots' gym on Monday night.Westwood junior guard Lauren Farley threw the long pass to senior teammate ...

Negaunee leads 7 area schools in U.P. rankings

IRONWOOD - Negaunee remains a unanimous No. 1 in this week's Class A-B-C high school boys basketball poll released this morning by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.The 9-0 Miners are one of seven area schools making the top five in the second week of voting for ...