Prep Sports

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 ...

Deep Marquette teams sweep at Gladstone

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Thursday was a good day for cross country for high school runners at Beauchamp’s Grove in Flat Rock. The day featured cool temperatures and overcast skies. It was, as Marquette coach Kyle Detmers said, “A good day to be a Redmen ... ...

Deep Marquette cross country teams sweep at Gladstone

ESCANABA — Thursday was a good day for cross country for high school runners at Beauchamp’s Grove in Flat Rock. The day featured cool temperatures and overcast skies. It was, as Marquette coach Kyle Detmers said, “A good day to be a Redmen ... and Redette.” Much to Detmers’ ...

Bring the hammer

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee football team had an opportunity to move one step closer to a playoff bid Friday night and made sure to take advantage of it. The Miners led 20-0 after one quarter and continued to pile it on for a 42-8 blowout win over Manistique. Negaunee receiver Drew DuShane ...

Salani passes Hancock to win at Gwinn

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer GWINN — Colton Salani accounted for six touchdowns, five passing and one rushing, and Gwinn couldn’t hang with Hancock’s quick-strike offense as the Bulldogs defeated the Modeltowners 56-32 at McCormick Field on Friday night. Salani completed ...

Newberry upsets No. 1-ranked Norway, 28-14

By BURT ANGELI Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — Top-ranked Norway suffered its first loss of the season Friday, falling to Newberry 28-14 in a Mid-Eastern Conference football game Friday night at Ronberg Field. George Sevarns threw a pair of touchdown passes and Jeff Rahilly ran for ...

Gwinn volleyball team exacts revenge on Marquette Redettes

MARQUETTE — Gwinn exacted a certain amount of revenge Tuesday after Marquette defeated the Modeltowners in the championship match of the Redette Rumble on Sept. 23. Gwinn returned to Marquette Senior High School for a nonconference match and defeated the Redettes, 28-26, 27-25, ...

Hematites-Patriots football game called off on Friday night

ISHPEMING — Due to the death of an Ishpeming High School student in the past several days, the school has postponed or canceled all of its varsity sporting events for the rest of this week. That includes the Hematites’ home football game against Westwood that was scheduled for 7 p.m. ...

Munising Mustangs sweep Carney-Nadeau on volleyball court

MUNISING — Munising improved to 7-1 in the Skyline Central Conference volleyball race with a three-set home sweep of Carney-Nadeau on Tuesday. The Mustangs won 25-21, 25-23, 25-20 to move their record to 17-5-4 overall. “We had our usual strong contributions from out outside hitters, ...

Indians off-week on target

NEGAUNEE — Without playing last weekend, Newberry re-entered the Little Five rankings today in the weekly high school football poll conducted by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and released this morning. The Indians (3-2) had been in the others receiving ...

Westwood rolls past Gwinn, 42-0

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Westwood took advantage of a shorthanded Gwinn team and rolled to a 42-0 Mid-Peninsula Conference football victory on Friday night. The Patriots celebrated as it was Homecoming and Pink Party night to open Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “We ...

Miners finish strong

ISHPEMING — There’s always a lot riding on the annual Negaunee-Ishpeming rivalry game, but this year, it felt a little different. Instead of the playoffs being a foregone conclusion for both teams, the Miners and Hematites both came in at 2-3 and heading into Friday’s game, they were ...

Kingsford breaks loose on key plays to blank Redmen, 21-0

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Trevor Povolo had two touchdowns on the evening as the Kingsford Flivvers marched into William R. Hart Stadium and stole a homecoming victory from the Marquette Redmen 21-0 on Friday night. Povolo led the way with two rushing ...

Munising, Gwinn get hard-fought volleyball victories

MUNISING — Munising and Forest Park fought to the very end before the Mustangs prevailed in five sets in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball match played in Munising on Thursday night. Munising improved to 16-5-4 overall and 6-1 in the SCC with a 25-19, 24-26, 27-25, 14-25, 19-17 ...