Prep Sports

Ishpeming boys runners win at MTU Trails

HOUGHTON — The Ishpeming boys and Chassell girls won team titles at the Houghton Invitational cross country meet held on the Michigan Tech Trails on a cold but sunny Thursday afternoon. The Hematites scored 51 points to 61 for the host Gremlins among five teams. Chassell scored 45 points in ...

Marquette sweeps Barnyard Invite titles

FLAT ROCK — Delaney Sall and Mathurin Gagnon led the Marquette Senior High School cross country teams to a sweep of the Barnyard Invitational hosted by Gladstone High School on Thursday. Sall and Gagnon each placed fourth in their respective girls and boys races as MSHS scored team ...

Hematites, Redettes spikers sweep on the road

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming and Marquette each scored straight-sets victories on the road in high school volleyball matches played Thursday night. Both those teams along with Gwinn, Munising, Superior Central and Manistique are scheduled to participate in the Northern Michigan University High ...

Newberry fills open football date for this Friday

NEWBERRY — One school’s misfortune has become another team’s opportunity on the Upper Peninsula high school football scene this fall. Newberry has filled an open date on its varsity schedule as it will host Bark River-Harris of the West PAC at 7 p.m. Friday. The Broncos were supposed ...

Manistique still gets a homecoming date

MANISTIQUE — While Manistique canceled the second half of its varsity football season about a week ago, the Emeralds will still have a home game on Friday night, Oct. 19, and celebrate Homecoming that day. The game will be between the Manistique junior varsity and Gladstone JV teams and ...

Munising volleyball team falls despite milestone night by Michaela Werner

CARNEY — Despite Michaela Werner’s seven blocks that put her total past 100, Munising fell in five sets in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball match at Carney-Nadeau on Tuesday evening. The Wolves prevailed, 25-27, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14, 15-13. Known as “Big Mike” on her team, ...

Manistique Emeralds volleyball team defeats Ishpeming Hematites in 3 sets

ISHPEMING — Despite five kills and eight digs by Hailey Smith, Ishpeming went down in three straight sets to visiting Manistique in a high school volleyball match held Monday evening. The Emeralds prevailed 25-17, 25-9, 25-15. The Hematites’ Korey Kaukola had 18 digs to go with three ...

Patriots grind Hancock down for 46-0 win

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Westwood head football coach Scott Syrjala couldn’t really pick which was more dominant, his offense or his defense, in a 46-0 drubbing of Hancock on Friday night. The Patriots rolled up 411 yards offense, 389 of it on the ground as quarterback Nathan ...

Back to the playoffs

Quote lift: “It’s nice to get it done this early and focus on some other things.” — JEFF OLSON, Ishpeming head coach, on clinching an MHSAA playoff spot By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer GWINN — The last time the Ishpeming High School football team made the MHSAA playoffs, they ...

Redmen pick up narrow win at Kingsford

By BURT ANGELI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Marquette stuffed in a two-point conversion during the final seconds of the first half and held on to edge Kingsford 21-20 in Great Northern Conference football Friday at Flivver Field. The Redmen (3-3, 2-0) produced a 21-7 halftime, ...

Miners pounce on Hornets’ mistakes for 40-6 win

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Early mistakes from the Purple Hornets, combined with a strong offensive performance from junior quarterback Jason Waterman and the Miners offense, propelled Negaunee to a 40-6 high school football victory over L’Anse at Miners Stadium on ...

Negaunee netters use strong performance to win M-PC title

NEGAUNEE — With Upper Peninsula Finals looming for high school girls varsity tennis teams next week, five Mid-Peninsula Conference teams had one final chance to better their seeds at the M-PC meet hosted at the Negaunee High School tennis complex on Wednesday afternoon. The Miners won the ...

Redettes win second straight GNC tennis title

GLADSTONE — The Marquette Redettes had to wait things out a bit, but they made it worth their while Wednesday by edging the Menominee Maroons 22-20 for their second straight Great Northern Conference tennis title West Iron County placed third with 15 points and Gladstone took fourth at nine ...

L’Anse volleyball team falls to Iron Mountain, Negaunee wins over Hancock

L’ANSE — Iron Mountain scored a four-set victory over L’Anse, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-17, in a high school volleyball match held at the Purple Hornets’ gym on Tuesday. In another match played Tuesday, Negaunee also prevailed over Hancock in four sets, though scores and other details ...