Prep Sports

Purple Hornets looking for a strong finish

At midseason a year ago, the L’Anse High School varsity football team stood at 4-0 and seemed almost assured of a playoff spot. But the roof caved in for coach Mark Leaf after the Purple Hornets were dealt five straight defeats to end the season. “Not to make excuses, but we had some ...

Marquette, West Iron County girls tennis teams tie, 4-4

MARQUETTE — The Marquette and West Iron County girls tennis teams divided just about everything right down the middle, including their final score of 4-4 at the MSHS courts on Tuesday. Six of the eight matches went three sets with each team winning three, and the schools each won two ...

2018 Upper Peninsula high school football schedules

(8) — deontes 8-player game ------------- Thursday, Aug. 23 (8) Rudyard at North Dickinson (8) Engadine at North Central ------------- Friday, Aug. 24 Escanaba at Alpena Gwinn at Bark River-Harris Calumet at Gogebic Sault Ste. Marie at Cheboygan St. Ignace at ...

Negaunee Miners girls tennis team nearly meets their match at West Iron County

IRON RIVER — The Negaunee High School girls tennis team may have met their matches, but they’ve come from Division 2 teams in the Upper Peninsula. Keyed by a pair of three-set victories, the Miners pulled out a 5-3 win at West Iron County on Monday, their second straight victory over a ...

Hard to top best season ever

ISHPEMING — “One game at a time” is the No. 1 theme and emphasis for the Westwood High School varsity football team entering this fall season. Admitting it may be a cliche statement, head coach Scott Syrjala still believes that’s what it will take for his team to build on a successful ...

Seeking to repeat success

2018 schedule (* West PAC “B” game) Friday, Aug. 24 — * at Bark River-Harris, 7 p.m. ET Thursday, Aug. 30 — * MANISTIQUE, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 — * at Lake Linden-Hubbell, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 — at Hancock, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 — HOUGHTON, 7 ...

Redettes runner-up at Sault Ste. Marie Invite

By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — The Marquette girls volleyball team had a good afternoon Saturday as it made it to the finals at the Sault Ste. Marie Invitational. The Redettes bounced back from an earlier loss to the Soo by taking down the host Blue Devils in the semifinals in ...

Mustang spikers take second at Munising Invitational

By Journal Sports Staff EBEN JUNCTION — The Munising Mustangs volleyball team had a solid performance Saturday afternoon as it took second at the Munising Invitational, which was held at Superior Central High School. “We had some moments of phenomenal play, especially in our win over ...

Westwood girls netters tie for first at Kingsford Invitational

By Journal Sports Staff KINGSFORD — The Westwood girls tennis team continued its strong start to the season as it tied for first place at the six-team Kingsford Invitational Friday. The Patriots tied West Iron County with 41 points, well ahead of the rest of the teams. Kingsford took ...

Marquette Area Public School football tailgate party on Aug. 24

MARQUETTE — The third annual Marquette Area Public Schools tailgate party will be held on the opening day of football season, Friday, Aug. 24, near the high school football field. The Redmen host Traverse City St. Francis in a JV game at 3:30 p.m. and in a varsity game at 7 p.m. at the ...

Negaunee High sets fall practice schedules

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee High School has set its fall practice start times for the 2018 season. Football practice will begin on Monday, Aug. 6 with the varsity reporting to Miners Dry at 8 am. and the junior varsity to follow at 8:15 am. Cross country, volleyball and girls tennis practices ...