Prep Sports

Big dreamers on the Dream Team

MARQUETTE — It’s hard enough for a basketball program to land one player on the All-Upper Peninsula Dream Team, let alone two. However, two players is what the Westwood girls team did Tuesday at the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association annual basketball meeting held ...

Pair of Miners join Ishpeming player on 2nd Team

MARQUETTE — Three area seniors closed out their high school careers by earning quality awards Tuesday at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association annual basketball meeting. Negaunee’s Kenzie Karki and Abby Nelson as well as Ishpeming’s Madison Pruett were ...

2018-19 All-U.P. Girls Basketball Teams

Dream Team Player, School Ht. Yr. Emily Coveyou, St. Ignace 6-0 Sr. Eden Golliher, West Iron County 6-1 Jr. Madi Koski, Westwood 5-6 Jr. Avery Ledy, Marquette 5-11 Sr. Tessa Leece, Westwood 5-9 Jr. Divisions 1-3 First Team Megan Crow, Gladstone 6-3 Soph. Nicole ...

Patriots’ Corcoran, Vikings’ Goodreau earn coaching awards

MARQUETTE — It takes a lot of work and a lot of time to be named one of the best basketball coaches in the Upper Peninsula, but Westwood girls head coach Kurt Corcoran almost made it look easy this season. Corcoran led the Patriots to a 24-2 record and a trip to the MHSAA Division 3 state ...

Marquette’s Kivi, Munising’s Werner earn All-U.P. First Team honors

MARQUETTE — After getting three All-Upper Peninsula Dream Team awards for area players from the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, central U.P. teams picked up two more big awards as Marquette’s Sydney Kivi and Munising’s Michaela Werner earned spots on a First ...

Westwood, Marquette named U.P. Teams of the Year

MARQUETTE — Both the Westwood and Marquette girls teams had strong seasons with the Patriots (24-2) making it to the MHSAA Division 3 state quarterfinals and the Redettes (20-4) notching another Great Northern Conference title as well as a Division 1 district championship. Each was also ...

23 area girls earn U.P. special, honorable mention

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Twenty-three girls from the area were named Special Mention or Honorable Mention when All-Upper Peninsula basketball teams were named by the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association at its meeting held Tuesday in Marquette. Special Mention ...

Redmen’s Grazulis earns all-state honorable mention

By RYAN ZUKE The Ann Arbor News YPSILANTI (AP) — Ypsilanti Lincoln boys basketball coach Jesse Davis had high expectations for Emoni Bates heading into his highly anticipated freshman season. With Bates, the top-ranked player in the 2022 class, scoring 32 points in his high school ...

Mighty Marius

MARQUETTE — Marius Grazulis was a monster in the middle for the Marquette Senior High School boys basketball team. Almost every team the Redmen faced found the 6-foot-10 senior center too much to handle. He can easily drop in layups and grab rebounds away from opponents, but he can also ...

Division 1-2-3 First Team love spread out evenly

MARQUETTE — The central Upper Peninsula may have landed only one player on the All-U.P. Dream Team — Marquette senior Marius Grazulis — but they had much better luck in First Team balloting. In the end, three area players were honored with spots on the squads with Gwinn’s Tucker ...

Modeltowners, Miners, Redmen, Patriots get All-U.P. Second Teamers

MARQUETTE — Boys basketball teams from Marquette County may have gotten a player on the All-Upper Peninsula Dream Team and a couple more on the Division 1-2-3 First Team, but it was the Second Team where they really showed their depth of quality. Gwinn, Negaunee, Marquette and Westwood each ...

Redmen tops in Divisions 1-2

MARQUETTE — The Marquette boys basketball team had quite a 2018-19 season. It’s been fairly common for MSHS’ Brad Nelson to take the Great Northern Conference title like they did with an 8-0 record this year — his teams have won the title more often than not in his 11 years at the ...

16 area players earns special, honorable mention

MARQUETTE — Sixteen area high school boys basketball players earned Special Mention and Honorable Mention when awards were voted on Tuesday in Marquette by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Here are the area players honored: SPECIAL MENTION Divisions 1-3 ...

MHSAA hockey schedules adjusted

EAST LANSING — High school hockey teams may feel a bit of a squeeze in their regular-season schedules even as the postseason will be stretched out beginning next winter. The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association decided to spread out the hockey tournament ...

5 Redmen honored after impressive season

MARQUETTE — Five Marquette Senior High School hockey players from the Redmen’s MHSAA Division 2 semifinalists were named all-state by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association recently. Top honors went to a pair of seniors — goaltender Tyler Bergwall and forward Sean ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of March 12-16