Prep Sports

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 ...

In cruise control

MARQUETTE — It’s hard to find anything to gripe about right now if you’re a fan, player or coach of the Marquette Senior High School varsity hockey team. That’s because the Redmen extended their winning streak to 10 games after a 4-0 shutout of Kingsford at Lakeview Arena on Tuesday ...

Iron Mountain boys too much for Negaunee

IRON MOUNTAIN — If it’ll happen at all this season, an upset over Iron Mountain will have to wait another day. The UP’s Division 1-3 No. 1 Mountaineers (12-0) overcame a slow quarter, staked a big lead and held off a mild Negaunee comeback for a 54-42 win on Tuesday. The UP’s No. 3 ...

Grazulis, Redmen shut down Houghton offense

HOUGHTON — Houghton Gremlins boys basketball coach Jared Lawson knew that he and his team had their work cut out for them with the Marquette Redmen in town. While the Gremlins stayed close throughout the night, Lawson pointed out on that the game came down to two major issues for the Orange ...

Gladstone uses strong first quarter to top Ishpeming boys

GLADSTONE — Getting off to a fast start was the first thing the Gladstone boys wanted to do Tuesday night. They did just that in a 64-39 basketball victory over the Ishpeming Hematites. The fourth-ranked Braves, winners of six straight, led 22-7 after the first quarter of the ...