Prep Sports

Hematites’ Olson cited as state’s best football coach

DETROIT — Ishpeming High School varsity football coach Jeff Olson received a prestigious award on Tuesday. The Hematites’ long-time head coach was named the Michigan High School Football Coach of the Week by the Detroit Lions and Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. He’s the Week 7 ...

Westwood football opponent forfeits again

ISHPEMING — For the second time in four weeks, the opponent of the Westwood High School’s varsity football team has forfeited to the Patriots. This week it will be Gogebic, the cooperative program between Ironwood, Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco. The western Upper Peninsula team was ...

Munising gets votes for 1st time in U.P. football poll

UPSSA High School Football Polls ------------------ This week’s U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association poll (with first-place votes, if any, record, total votes and last week’s poll position): ------------------ Large Schools 1. Calumet (6) 7-0 30 1 2. ...

Taylor Downs leads Munising volleyball

MUNISING — Led by the serving of Taylor Downs, Munising made quick work of North Central in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball match on Monday night, 25-7, 25-9, 25-13. Downs made 18 service aces, well over half her team’s total, while adding five digs. “The girls were ...

Marquette boys soccer sweeps downstate foes

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School boys soccer team posted a pair of three-goal victories in a downstate trip over the past weekend. The Redmen blanked Traverse City Central 3-0 on Friday and downed Gaylord 4-1 on Saturday. In Friday’s game, junior Trevor Salmon scored a pair ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Ishpeming, Munising grind out wins

By Journal Sports Staff IRON RIVER — Ishpeming has gotten back to its smashmouth tradition of high school football this season, and the Hematites needed it in a 14-0 victory at West Iron County on Saturday afternoon. In a battle of the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the Upper Peninsula Little ...

Negaunee runs roughshod on winless Gogebic

By PAT KRAUSE Ironwood Daily Globe BESSEMER — Negaunee scored 50 unanswered points in the first half as the Gogebic Miners fell to the another set of Miners from the central Upper Peninsula 50-8 in their Homecoming game at Massie Field on Friday night. After starting the season 0-2, ...

Patriots shut down L’Anse, Marquette falls inches short of victory

By Journal Sports Staff L’ANSE — Westwood overcame three turnovers with a dominating performance on both sides of the ball in a 22-0 shutout at L’Anse on Friday in a West PAC high school football game. The Patriots outgained the Purple Hornets 364-86, all of WHS’ yards coming on the ...

Taylor leads gigantic Gwinn comeback

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — It may have been Norway’s Homecoming and Parents Night on Friday. It was also the night for Tucker Taylor of Gwinn. Taylor caught three passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. His first score swung momentum in the Modeltowners’ ...

Fighting through the cold

ISHPEMING — The conditions weren’t exactly pleasant at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals in girls tennis on Thursday at Westwood High School. A frigid wind blew across the courts throughout the morning, making it feel more like November than early October and forcing players to ...

Negaunee girls netters win fifth D1 U.P. title in a row

KINGSFORD — This is a habit the Negaunee girls wouldn’t mind keeping. The Miners collected their fifth straight Upper Peninsula Division 1 tennis title Thursday, edging Marquette 15-13. Third-place Menominee scored nine points, followed by Kingsford eight, Gladstone six and Escanaba ...

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 ...