Prep Sports

District tourney tuneup

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Seven Upper Peninsula varsity wrestling teams looked to get in one final tuneup before team and individual districts coming up this week during the Mid-Peninsula Conference meet at Westwood High School on Saturday. Iron Mountain ...

Redmen shoot lights out in win at Menominee

By BRIAN BELL Marinette, Wis., Eagle-Herald MENOMINEE — Marquette came out of the gates hot and Menominee couldn’t keep up as the Redmen coasted to an 80-32 Great Northern Conference boys basketball victory Friday. The Maroons struggled on the boards from the start. Marquette missed ...

Hematites’ late rally falls short vs. Gwinn

By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — Ishpeming’s big fourth-quarter rally fell just short as the Gwinn girls held on for a 40-39 home victory in high school basketball action on Friday night. The Modeltowners extended their lead to 12 points in the second half after holding leads of 11-9 and ...

Sundberg, Yohe not enough for Ishpeming to stop IM

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Ishpeming’s Gavin Sundberg and Darius Yohe each pumped in 16 points but it wasn’t enough to avert Iron Mountain from taking a 62-52 high school boys basketball victory at the Hematites’ gym on Friday night. The Mountaineers held a slim 40-38 lead ...

Quick start propels L’Anse

By JAMIE GLENN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HANCOCK — One team’s struggle becomes another team’s victory. Hancock, down a key player due to injury, faced a tough opponent in the L’Anse, which came into the night on a five-game hot streak Friday. The Purple Hornets played ...

Mattson can’t carry L’Anse

By Journal Sports Staff L’ANSE — L’Anse’s Addison Mattson sank a trio of 3-pointers and scored a game-high 13 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep Calumet from posting a 66-47 high school girls basketball victory at the Purple Hornets’ gym on Thursday night. The Copper Kings ...

Making huge stops

MARQUETTE — Despite several postponements and cancellations across the frigid Upper Peninsula on Tuesday night, one intra-county game still went on as scheduled. That game featured the Marquette boys basketball team topping Westwood 47-39 at the MSHS Barb Crill Gymnasium. The Redmen, ...

Gladstone girls come back to upset No. 2 Negaunee

GLADSTONE — The longer you let an underdog hang around the neighborhood, the more dangerous that dog becomes. The Gladstone girls showed just how true that can be Tuesday night as they upset the second-ranked Negaunee Miners 43-39 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference basketball contest. Although ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 17-22

Pats roar back to beat Ishpeming

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Westwood quickly erased a fast start by Ishpeming to take control in the second quarter for a 55-37 high school girls basketball victory at the Hematites’ gym on Friday night. Ishpeming jumped out to a 10-0 lead as the Patriots didn’t score until ...

Baraga turns things around quickly vs. L’Anse

By Journal Sports Staff BARAGA — L’Anse girls basketball coach Scott Lloyd worried that his players may have thought his team wasn’t playing Thursday night. The Purple Hornets started out hot but lost their offensive touch before first quarter as Baraga coasted to a 66-44 victory in ...

Redmen icers post another shutout

By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — You just about will never lose when you don’t allow the other team to score. That’s a formula that the Marquette Senior High School hockey team has helped turn into an 11-game winning streak after the Redmen shut out Port Huron Northern 4-0 ...

Redettes come back in 4th quarter to win

By BRIAN BELL Marinette Eagle-Herald MENOMINEE — A few breakdowns on defense late in the game and a bad rebounding night allowed Marquette to come back from a six-point fourth quarter deficit and get a 52-49 Great Northern Conference girls basketball win over Menominee on Friday ...

Hawks, Purple Hornets, Miners post victories

By Journal Sports Staff BARAGA — Watch out for the Hawks — the Republic-Michigamme boys basketball team matched its girls counterpart by putting together a two-game winning streak on Friday night. The R-M had a two-game win streak last week. The Hawks outdueled Baraga 54-39 as Eli ...

Manistique Emeralds’ Joslyn Muth a MHSAA Scholar-Athlete finalist

EAST LANSING — Joslyn Muth of Manistique was the lone area student named a finalist for Scholar-Athlete Awards presented by the Michigan High School Athletic Association and Farm Bureau Insurance. Statewide, 120 finalists were named proportionally by class so that Class A will have the most ...

Avery Ledy leads Marquette to fast start in girls basketball game vs. Calumet

MARQUETTE — Avery Ledy scored 18 of her game-high 21 points in the first half as Marquette cruised to a 68-35 victory over Calumet in an nonconference girls basketball game played at the Redettes’ gym on Wednesday. The Redettes shot almost 45 percent from the field and grabbed 49 ...