Prep Sports

L’Anse Purple Hornets girls basketball upended by Chassell, 36-30

CHASSELL — Chassell avenged a regular-season loss just last week to L’Anse in a girls basketball Division 3 district tournament game played Monday night. “They (Purple Hornets) took it to us last week,” Chassell coach Bill Sleeman said after his team’s 36-30 victory on Monday at Ed ...

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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 21-27

Westwood Patriots dominate West PAC girls basketball awards

CALUMET — Westwood junior Tessa Leece and her coach hauled off the major hardware when West PAC high school girls basketball awards were announced recently. Leece won both the league’s Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors, while her coach, Kurt Corcoran, was named ...

Area wrestlers eliminated on 1st day of state finals

By Journal Sports Staff DETROIT — Each of the seven area wrestlers participating at the MHSAA Wrestling Individual Finals in Detroit lost a pair of matches Friday and was eliminated from further competition. With more than 900 wrestlers gathered at Ford Field, the event takes two days to ...

Regional champs: Redmen post 2nd straight shutout in Division 2 tournament

MARQUETTE — Doug Garrow earned his 100th career win as head coach of the Marquette varsity hockey team on Tuesday night. Win No. 101 proved to be even sweeter, as the Redmen prevailed 5-0 over Escanaba in the MHSAA Division 2 regional tournament championship game at Lakeview Arena on ...

Westwood counters Kingsford with good shooting to get win

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Westwood answered a second-half rally by Kingsford and held on for a 60-48 nonconference win on Thursday. The Patriots (19-1) led by 11 at halftime before the Flivvers pulled within three points early in the fourth quarter. A 3-pointer ...

Gwinn falls to Gladstone, 38-33

By AUSTIN HEMMINGSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls basketball team found its offense just in time to pull away from Gwinn for a 38-33 victory to end the regular season on Thursday night. Trailing 24-14 entering the fourth quarter, the Modeltowners cut their ...

13 area boys earns West PAC hoops honors

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — A baker’s dozen selection of area boys basketball players earned honors as the Western Peninsula Athletic Conference — the West PAC — recently named its all-conference teams. Two area players led the way as Dream Team selections — junior guard ...

Munising boys top Rapid River to win district title

By JUSTIN ST. OURS Escanaba Daily Press GARDEN CORNERS — The Munising boys’ basketball team refused to be held down here tonight. In a comeback win, the Mustangs overtook the Rapid River Rockets 53-38 to become Division 4 district champions. The third-ranked Rockets led 25-17 at the ...

Four Redmen earn GNC honors; Nelson earns Coach of the Year

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Four Marquette boys basketball players earned Great Northern Conference awards Friday afternoon and head coach Brad Nelson was named Coach of the Year. Seniors Marius Grazulis and Bryce Brazeau were named to the All-GNC First Team, fellow senior Raffy ...

Marquette boys win 1st district hoops title since ‘13

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — It’s been a long time coming for the Marquette boys basketball team, but on Friday night, the Redmen ended their drought. Marquette used a balanced scoring attack and hit its free throws down the stretch to defeat Gaylord 52-40 for the ...

Gwinn doesn’t go down vs. Miners without a fight

By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor NEGAUNEE — Head coach Jim Finkbeiner wanted to put out notice that the Gwinn boys basketball team could be a force to be reckoned with. The message was received loud and clear by his fellow coach, Dan Waterman, and his Negaunee Miners. While ...

Anything but easy for Gwinn in boys basketball victory over Ishpeming

GWINN — It sounds like it might’ve been an easy win for Gwinn boys basketball team — only trailing for a total of about 90 seconds all game and expanding its lead into double digits on several occasions. But it turned out to be anything but easy as the Modeltowners hung on in the waning ...