Prep Sports

Marquette runners sweep GNC meet

ESCANABA — Then there were four. Four is the number of schools, which sponsor cross country, remaining in the Great Northern Conference. Marquette swept both ends of the title, with the girls winning for the 18th consecutive year and the boys taking their fifth straight ...

Wendt leads Munising spikers to sweep of SC

MUNISING — Kianne Wendt was an offensive machine, making 20 kills to lead Munising over Superior Central in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball match on Thursday. The Mustangs scored a three-set sweep, 25-11, 25-17, 25-19, to improve to 9-1 in the Skyline and 19-5-4 overall. “The ...

Munising Mustangs thrilled to be back in a football conference

MUNISING — The Munising football program has finally punched its ticket to a new destination — the West PAC. After having their application rejected earlier this year by the conference, Munising was recently accepted and will begin playing football in the league next year, joining current ...

Finishing strong: Gladstone spikers outlast Ishpeming in 5-set match

"I’m not upset with the early losses (this season) because now when it really matters, the girls are where they need to be." — Katt Beerling, head coach, Ishpeming volleyball --------------- ISHPEMING — The volleyball match between Gladstone and Ishpeming Tuesday night had ...

Conference shake-ups? Iron Mountain, Munising may be most directly affected

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School could be playing athletic events as far away as Ironwood after the school applied to join the West PAC. A decision could come by next Wednesday, IM athletic director Joe Pontbriand said. Pontbriand said the West PAC will be meeting Monday to ...

Manistique upsets Gwinn in high school volleyball

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Emeralds earned a big volleyball victory Tuesday night, outlasting the Gwinn Modeltowners in five sets, 10-25, 25-16, 25-15, 24-26, 17-15. Manistique rallied from 10-7 and 14-12 deficits in the final set to improve to 6-4 in the Mid-Peninsula Conference, ...

Every Negaunee regular earns All-Upper Peninsula girls tennis honors

KINGSFORD — To what should be no one’s surprise, Negaunee was selected as Team of the Year when Upper Peninsula Division 1 girls high school tennis honors were announced. Selected by coaches of the six D-1 schools, Escanaba’s Taylor Gauthier was named Player of the Year. Negaunee won ...

Kianne Wendt leads Munising Mustangs volleyball to Skyline Central win

MUNISING — Kianne Wendt clobbered the volleyball to the tune of eight kills to lead Munising to a three-set sweep of North Central in a home match on Monday night. The Mustangs prevailed 25-15, 25-13, 15-14 to improved to 8-1 in the Skyline Central Conference and 18-5-4 overall. Wendt ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Superior Central Cougars football team runs wild vs. North Dickinson Nordics

EBEN — Superior Central went back to the basics on a rainy Saturday and rolled to a 62-6 Western Eight Conference football victory against visiting North Dickinson. Roubens Fink carried six times for 157 yards and three touchdowns and Beau Rondeau totaled 229 yards rushing and two scores on ...

Copper Kings roll past Purple Hornets

By BRYCE DEROUIN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette L’ANSE — Calumet used a trademark of its past two successful seasons on Friday night against L’Anse — a dominant power-running game between the tackles, matched by a swarming physical defense. That hard-nosed brand of football garnered ...

Redettes celebrate Senior Night

MARQUETTE — Lauren Wilkinson helped celebrate for herself and fellow 12th-graders on Senior Night Thursday as the Marquette volleyball team swept Menominee 25-14, 25-21, 25-17. “It was an emotional night for the team, especially seniors Lauren Wilkinson, Chloe Hale, Ellie Hicks, Peyton ...

Consistent high level

GWINN — It’s been a few years since the Gwinn volleyball team has had a strong level of consistency, and on Thursday night, the Modeltowners showed just how good they can be this season. Gwinn took control quickly in all three sets and emerged victorious over Negaunee. The win kept ...