Prep Sports

Redmen hockey falls to Copper Kings

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School varsity hockey team fell to Calumet 3-2 at Lakeview Arena on Tuesday night. Despite the loss, MSHS head coach Doug Garrow was pleased with certain aspects of the game. “I think it was just a really good high school ...

Redettes roll on the road, beat Braves

By AUSTIN HEMMINGSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — A difficult second quarter proved to be the difference as the Gladstone girls’ basketball team kicked off its season by falling 50-31 to Marquette here Tuesday. The Braves and Redmen battled through a defensive struggle early, ending ...

Escanaba rallies to defeat Negaunee, 61-57

By DENNIS GRALL Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — There is nothing like getting the job done at crunch time. Just ask the Escanaba Eskymos, who controlled the final four-and-a-half minutes here Tuesday night to shock Negaunee 61-57 in a non-conference boys basketball game. The Eskymos ...

Westwood’s Gilles makes 1st team All-State, Hewitt gains Honorable Mention

By PATRICK NOTHAFT Kalamazoo Gazette KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Before the season, Kalamazoo United quarterback Eric Wenzel laid out a list of goals for his senior football campaign. An undefeated regular season, the program’s first district title and a state championship were toward the top, ...

Prep basketball roundup: Mustang girls win big, Patriot boys victorious

By Journal Sports Staff MUNISING — The Munising High School girls varsity basketball team opened its season with a win Monday night behind a 26-point performance from senior Michaela Werner, sending the Mustangs over Engadine 55-24. Munising head coach Matt Mattson said it took a while ...

Allen, Kriegl score combined 32 as Flivver girls defeat Hematites, 56-45

ISHPEMING — Kingsford High School senior Olivia Allen and junior Brooke Kriegl combined for 32 points while a cold-shooting and foul-laded second quarter for the Ishpeming High School varsity girls basketball team propelled the Flivvers passed the Hematites 56-45 in a season-opening ...

Fink, Sundberg gain AP All-State honors

MARQUETTE — Ishpeming High School’s Gavin Sundberg and Superior Central’s Roubens Fink both have gained recognition on the Associated Press All-State football teams. Monday, Fink was named to the Associated Press Eight-Player All-State team as a wide receiver. His coach, Sam Eggleston, ...

Escanaba edges Negaunee

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press WELLS — It wasn’t the start the Escanaba Eskymos hoped for Monday night, but they recovered in time to rally past the Negaunee Miners 6-5 in a Great Lakes Conference hockey game at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. Negaunee opened the scoring ...

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Nov. 18-30

Pickford’s Storey named AP 8-player football Player of Year

By LEE THOMPSON The Bay City Times BAY CITY, Mich. — Even break time is no time to rest for Jimmy Storey. He’s an all-go, all-the-time kind of athlete. “His motor doesn’t stop. Even on water breaks, he sprints to the water and back — and that’s not an exaggeration,” ...

Manistique girls young, but ready

Manistique girls 2018-19 schedule All times Eastern Monday — at Newberry, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 — Rudyard, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 — at Engadine, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 — Westwood, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 — at Gwinn., 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 — at Negaunee, 7:15 p.m. Jan. 5 — at Big Bay DN, ...

Redmen dominate on road

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — The Marquette boys basketball team needed a furious rally to come out on top in its season opener Friday at the Petoskey Invitational. In Saturday’s championship game, things went much smoother for the Redmen as they cruised past Petoskey 53-31. ...

Emerald boys have new coach, veteran team

Manistique boys 2018-19 schedule All times Eastern Nov. 29 — at Gladstone Tuesday — at Iron Mount., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 — Gladstone., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 — at Gwinn, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 — at Engadine, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 — Negaunee, 6 p.m. Jan. 4 — Ishpeming, 7:30 ...

Newberry girls look balanced this winter

Newberry girls 2018-19 schedule All times Eastern Monday — Manistique, 730 p.m. Dec. 7 — Rudyard, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 — St. Ignace, 5:45 p.m. Dec. 14 — DeTour, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 — Munising, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 — at Pickford, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 — Brimley, 7:30 ...

L’Anse boys armed with depth

2018-19 schedule All times Eastern Nov. 27 — at Westwood Dec. 3 — Hancock, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 6 — Houghton, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 10 — at Negaunee, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 13 — West Iron Co., 7:15 p.m. Dec. 17 — at Baraga, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 20 — Iron Mountain, 7:15 p.m. Jan. 3 — ...

Coming up short

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — With just six points at halftime, Iron Mountain sophomore guard Foster Wonders put up 13 more in the second half, and that combined with 22 points from junior point guard Marcus Johnson, lifted the Mountaineers over ...

L’Anse girls feeling optimistic this year

L’Anse girls 2018-19 schedule All times Eastern Dec. 4 — Houghton, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 6 — at Westwood, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 11 — Iron Mountain, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 14 — Baraga, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 18 — at Negaunee, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 20 — at Calumet, 7:15 p.m. Jan. 3 — at Ewen-TC, ...

Baraga boys young, but experienced

By JAMIE GLENN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette BARAGA — Despite losing much of last year’s team to graduation with only one underclassman remaining, Baraga Vikings coach Chris Loonsfoot, who took over the boys basketball team a year ago, is excited to grow as a coach and ...

Baraga girls look to improve this winter

By JAMIE GLENN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette BARAGA — With two senior players and a 10-10 record to surpass, the Baraga Vikings Varsity Basketball team is setting out to prove that they can be successful during the 2018-19 season despite a veteran roster the Vikings are ready to meet ...

Redmen come back to beat Brighton in overtime

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — Teams always want to open up their season on the right foot and the Marquette boys basketball team did that Friday night in their first game at the Petoskey Invitational. Down by eight heading into the fourth quarter, the Redmen rallied to force the ...