Prep Sports

Munising volleyball team falls despite milestone night by Michaela Werner

CARNEY — Despite Michaela Werner’s seven blocks that put her total past 100, Munising fell in five sets in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball match at Carney-Nadeau on Tuesday evening. The Wolves prevailed, 25-27, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14, 15-13. Known as “Big Mike” on her team, ...

Manistique Emeralds volleyball team defeats Ishpeming Hematites in 3 sets

ISHPEMING — Despite five kills and eight digs by Hailey Smith, Ishpeming went down in three straight sets to visiting Manistique in a high school volleyball match held Monday evening. The Emeralds prevailed 25-17, 25-9, 25-15. The Hematites’ Korey Kaukola had 18 digs to go with three ...

Patriots grind Hancock down for 46-0 win

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Westwood head football coach Scott Syrjala couldn’t really pick which was more dominant, his offense or his defense, in a 46-0 drubbing of Hancock on Friday night. The Patriots rolled up 411 yards offense, 389 of it on the ground as quarterback Nathan ...

Back to the playoffs

Quote lift: “It’s nice to get it done this early and focus on some other things.” — JEFF OLSON, Ishpeming head coach, on clinching an MHSAA playoff spot By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer GWINN — The last time the Ishpeming High School football team made the MHSAA playoffs, they ...

Redmen pick up narrow win at Kingsford

By BURT ANGELI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Marquette stuffed in a two-point conversion during the final seconds of the first half and held on to edge Kingsford 21-20 in Great Northern Conference football Friday at Flivver Field. The Redmen (3-3, 2-0) produced a 21-7 halftime, ...

Miners pounce on Hornets’ mistakes for 40-6 win

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Early mistakes from the Purple Hornets, combined with a strong offensive performance from junior quarterback Jason Waterman and the Miners offense, propelled Negaunee to a 40-6 high school football victory over L’Anse at Miners Stadium on ...

Negaunee netters use strong performance to win M-PC title

NEGAUNEE — With Upper Peninsula Finals looming for high school girls varsity tennis teams next week, five Mid-Peninsula Conference teams had one final chance to better their seeds at the M-PC meet hosted at the Negaunee High School tennis complex on Wednesday afternoon. The Miners won the ...

Redettes win second straight GNC tennis title

GLADSTONE — The Marquette Redettes had to wait things out a bit, but they made it worth their while Wednesday by edging the Menominee Maroons 22-20 for their second straight Great Northern Conference tennis title West Iron County placed third with 15 points and Gladstone took fourth at nine ...

L’Anse volleyball team falls to Iron Mountain, Negaunee wins over Hancock

L’ANSE — Iron Mountain scored a four-set victory over L’Anse, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-17, in a high school volleyball match held at the Purple Hornets’ gym on Tuesday. In another match played Tuesday, Negaunee also prevailed over Hancock in four sets, though scores and other details ...

Ishpeming, Westwood hold spots in U.P. football rankings

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) 5-0 30 1 2. Escanaba ...

Manistique football forced to throw in the towel

MANISTIQUE — Manistique Area Schools has made the decision to cancel the remaining four games on its varsity football schedule, the school district announced late Monday morning. “It is not feasible to try to continue in that manner,” Manistique athletic director Rob Ryan said in a ...

Munising Mustangs volleyball team cruises, Marquette Redettes fall in 5 sets

MUNISING — Eight players had at least one kill, eight had at least one service ace and nine had a dig in Munising’s three-set high school volleyball sweep of Big Bay de Noc on Monday. “Tonight we got to experiment with some different things in our lineup,” MHS co-coach Ann ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 8-18

Bend but don’t break

MARQUETTE — Normally calling something related to football as being like rubber wouldn’t be much of a compliment. But if it’s a football defense touted for bending but not breaking, it might be the ultimate in flattery. Two teams showed that ability several times on the ...

Marquette defeats Modeltowners in finals of Redette Rumble

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Marquette captured the title at its own Redette Rumble high school volleyball tournament on Saturday, defeating Gwinn 25-21, 25-16 in the championship match. The first set was tight with each team going on runs, according to MSHS coach Mike ...