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Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Nov. 2-9

Escanaba marches onto Division 4 semis

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Senior fullback and linebacker Cody Vandermissen didn’t mind temperatures in the low 20s and snow flurries on Friday night at Escanaba Athletic Field. It was just the kind of November Upper Peninsula weather best suited for the ...

Catch-up works

ISHPEMING — Things looked bleak for the Munising volleyball team during the MHSAA Class D regional championship match on Friday night. The Mustangs dropped the first two sets to Carney-Nadeau and needed to make a huge comeback to keep their season alive. With the help of some ...

Class D volleyball regional final tonight at Westwood High School

ISHPEMING — Due to harsh winter weather conditions on Thursday, the MHSAA Class D volleyball regional championship game has been moved back to tonight at Westwood High School. The match between Munising and Carney-Nadeau will now be played at 6 p.m., according to Westwood athletic director ...

Lead Mustang for a reason

ISHPEMING — Skyline Central Conference Player of the Year Kianne Wendt had a stellar night, posting 19 kills and 11 aces to lead Munising past Lake Linden-Hubbell in three sets to advance to the Class D regional championship game on Thursday night at Westwood High School. The Mustangs won ...

Fast start propels Wykons past Westwood spikers

GLADSTONE — West Iron County reaped the benefits of a fast start against Westwood in a Class C regional volleyball semifinal on Tuesday night. The Wykons ended the Patriots’ season with a 25-13, 25-15, 25-23 victory at Gladstone High School. Senior Megan Strom got the Wykons started ...

C-N sweeps to regional finals

ISHPEMING — Breane Bedgood tallied 11 kills and three aces to propel the Carney-Nadeau volleyball team into the regional finals with a three-set sweep of Forest Park in the Class D tournament held at Westwood High School on Tuesday night. The Wolves won 25-12, 25-16, 25-15. C-N head coach ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 1

Dreams come to end

By MARC VIEAU Special to the Journal LAKE CITY — Slowly, the tide is turning for Westwood football. Two trips to the playoffs in three seasons with a large number of players coming back in 2018. Scott Syrjala’s plans are coming to fruition. It’s just going to take more ...

Westwood’s Syrjala earns coaching honor

MARQUETTE — When he took over the Westwood football program two years ago, Westwood head coach Scott Syrjala had a big goal in mind. He wanted to not just build a good team, but to change the culture around the program. It wasn’t an easy task, but things all came together this season ...

2017 All-U.P. teams

All-Class Offensive Team Position/Player/School Yr. Ht. Wt. Center — Zack Albright, Marquette Sr. 5-10 210 Guard — Johnathan Schlenvogt, Escanaba Sr. 5-11 215 John Sturm, Kingsford Sr. 5-9 230 Tackle — Jake Patchin, Hancock Sr. 6-3 225 Bryant Schram, West Iron ...

Patriots named Team of the Year in Class C

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — After achieving the best season in school history, it was no surprise Wednesday when the Westwood Patriots were named Class C Team of the Year at the annual Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association meeting. The Patriots ...

Newberry’s Rahilly racks up Small School Offensive Player of the Year award

MARQUETTE — Newberry wide receiver Jeff Rahilly has had a solid football career and now he’s capped it off with a huge award. After helping lead the Indians to another playoff berth, Rahilly was named Small School Offensive Player of the Year at the annual Upper Peninsula Sportswriters ...

Area players receive honorable mentions

MARQUETTE — It’s impossible for every local nominee to earn a spot on the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association teams. There’s just too many players and not enough spots. However, the ones that didn’t make it still got acknowledged by the group at its annual ...

Gilles just misses out on Player of the Year honor

MARQUETTE — Westwood defensive end Sam Gilles has been a force all season long, stuffing opposing running backs and frequently pressuring quarterbacks. As a result of his play, Gilles earned two Mid-Peninsula Conference honors, and on Wednesday, he was named to the Upper Peninsula ...

Munising cruises into Class D district volleyball final

RAPID RIVER — The Munising Mustangs and the Rapid River Rockets cruised into the Class D volleyball district final tonight with dominant performances Wednesday as they swept their opposition away in the semifinals. Munising defeated Mid Peninsula while Rapid River took down Big Bay de Noc ...