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FTs allow Miners to hold off Ishpeming charge

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Negaunee made 8 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off a charge by Ishpeming as the Miners scored a 57-50 high school boys basketball victory on Friday night at the Hematites’ gym. Sophomore Jakson Sager was a perfect 4 for 4 at the line ...

Ledy triggers key OT run by Redettes

By BURT ANGELI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Avery Ledy scored seven of her game-high 22 points to start overtime and Marquette downed Kingsford 53-44 in Great Northern Conference girls basketball on Friday. Both teams hit layups in the final seconds of regulation for a 42-42 ...

Redmen pull off quicker comeback at Showcase

By Journal Sports Staff CHELSEA — Junior Kobie Guidebeck and senior Hunter Doucette each scored two goals to lead Marquette to a 4-2 come-from-behind victory over host Chelsea in a game at the Michigan Public Schools High School Hockey Showcase on Friday afternoon. The Redmen are ...

Westwood, Ishpeming-Negaunee split swim meets

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Westwood and Ishpeming-Negaunee split a pair of high school swimming and diving meets held Thursday at the Patriots’ pool. I-N ran off with the boys met 116-55, taking 10 of the 12 events, while Westwood won a close girls meet, 94-79, though winning ...

Westwood girls get lineup back in win

By Journal Sports Staff MANISTIQUE — It sounded like the Westwood girls could be excused if they did all their hand-shaking after reintroducing themselves to each other on Friday night at Manistique. Getting his whole team back together after suffering the effects of illnesses for two ...

Westwood boys use inside game to take down Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — Junior guard Nathan Beckman scored 17 points to help the Westwood High School boys basketball team earn a 58-49 victory over Mid-Peninsula Conference foe Negaunee at Lakeview Memorial Gym on Wednesday night. The Patriots improved to 5-7 on the season while the Miners dropped to ...

Local gridders sign letters of intent

MARQUETTE — Wednesday was the day that the 2018 college football season unofficially began as high school seniors from around the country signed their letters of intent for the upcoming year. Finlandia landed 15 players, 11 of which came from the Upper Peninsula, including Munising ...

Taylor, Forbes lead Gwinn boys past Mid Peninsula

GWINN — Juniors Tucker Taylor and Austin Forbes combined for 35 points to propel the Gwinn High School boys basketball team to a victory over Mid Peninsula 66-51 on Wednesday night. The Modeltowners improved to 3-13 on the season with the victory. Gwinn head coach Jim Finkbeiner said a ...

Fast start propels Hematites past Gladstone

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School girls basketball team used 23 first-quarter points to set the tempo and earn its 13th win of the season, 59-39 over Gladstone on Tuesday night. The Class A-B-C No. 4 team as voted on by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association is ...

IM girls overcome 1st-half deficit to defeat flu-ridden Patriots

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain overcame a first-half deficit and piled on 23 points in the third quarter to beat Westwood 60-51 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball game played Tuesday. The teams traded points in the first quarter before the Patriots took control early in the ...

Gladstone boys pull away late to top Marquette

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys' basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter to get a huge Great Northern Conference win Tuesday night over Marquette 66-55. The Braves (9-4, 3-2 GNC) find themselves in a tight race with Marquette (8-5, 4-2 GNC) and Kingsford (7-5, 2-3 GNC) as they ...

Ball’s 21 not enough for R-M boys

LAKE LINDEN — Carter Crouch scored 20 points to help Lake Linden-Hubbell defeat Republic-Michigamme 61-47 on Tuesday night. R-M was led by senior Kasey Ball with 21 points, while senior River Shumate added 12. The Lakes raced out to a 16-3 lead after one quarter before the Hawks scored ...

Mid Peninsula jumps out early on Superior Central girls basketball team, 56-44

ST. NICHOLAS — Mid Peninsula wasted little time gaining the upper hand in a 56-44 basketball victory over the Superior Central Cougars in a girls basketball game played Monday night. Mid Pen led 22-12 after the first quarter of the Skyline Central Conference contest. “The big thing is ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 25-31

Set up for postseason

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Gladstone dominated the day at Lakeview Memorial Gym in Negaunee, winning the overall team title at the Mid-Peninsula Conference Championship high school wrestling meet by accumulating 212.5 points on Saturday. Westwood took second with ...

Mustangs win 2nd game in 24 hours

By Journal Sports Staff MUNISING — At this rate, the Munising High School girls basketball team could easily win 100 games in a season. But that won’t happen, despite the Mustangs winning for the second time in less than 24 hours on Saturday afternoon, a 56-25 shellacking of fellow ...

Patriots, Redmen run away early for easy wins

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Westwood jumped out early with a strong defense and defeated Manistique 41-25 in a high school boys basketball game played Friday night. The Patriots (4-7, 2-4 Mid-Peninsula Conference) took a 13-2 lead after one quarter and 27-6 at halftime, limiting ...

Bartle vs. Modeltowners

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Negaunee senior Natalie Bartle not only outscored Gwinn all by herself, but she made a run at a triple-double, too. Bartle finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals as the Miners’ girls basketball team remained undefeated with a 52-18 ...