Prep Sports

Marquette boys, Kingsford girls rule Great Northern Conference track meet

MARQUETTE — Four teams had one final opportunity to tune up for the Upper Peninsula Finals at the Great Northern Conference track and field meet hosted by Marquette Senior High School on Thursday afternoon. On a cloudy and humid 70-degree day, Marquette claimed the boys GNC crown with 121 ...

Cooper LaPlante 2nd for L’Anse track at West PAC meet

HANCOCK — Cooper LaPlante’s second place in the boys 800-meter run was the highest finish for L’Anse High School at the West PAC conference track and field meet held in Hancock on Wednesday. The Purple Hornets scored 16 points in each meet to finish fifth of the five teams for both boys ...

Kurzawa does it again

By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — Marquette junior soccer forward Lauren Kurzawa broke Sault Ste. Marie’s hearts once already this season and two nights ago, she did it again. After scoring the game-winning goal in the closing seconds earlier this month to beat the Blue ...

Westwood Patriots boys tennis team rolls past Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — With the Mid-Peninsula Conference meet moved up to this morning, the Westwood and Ishpeming boys tennis teams used their match Tuesday as a tuneup for the big event. The Patriots prevailed 8-0. Even though his team ended up on the short end, Ishpeming head coach Erl Langness ...

Gwinn, Ishpeming boys tennis teams duel to a tie, 4-4

ISHPEMING — Gwinn won four of the five contested matches, but a shortage of players forced the Modeltowners into three defaults as Gwinn and Ishpeming finished in a 4-4 high school boys tennis tie on Monday. “The match came down to No. 1 doubles,” Hematites coach Erl Langness said. ...

Munising boys tennis team splits pair of matches played in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Boys tennis teams are building toward the Upper Peninsula Finals taking place later next week. Teams like Escanaba and Munising are preparing mentally and physically with hopes of being at the top of their games. “The whole season revolves around trying to get better so you ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of May 10-15

Battle to the end

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee boys tennis team might’ve had a losing record in championship matches Saturday, but that was the only thing that wasn’t a slam-dunk success for the Miners at their own Negaunee Invitational high school boys tennis ...

Making the grade

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — High school track and field athletes from five Upper Peninsula high schools were running, throwing and jumping for glory on Friday at an MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 regional. Hosted by Marquette Senor High School, these athletes ...