Prep Sports

Houghton slams door on Modeltowners, 38-0

By Houghton Daily Mining Gazette GWINN — After starting the season 0-3, the Houghton Gremlins have now won two straight contests after topping the Gwinn Modeltowners on the road Friday night, 38-0. The Gremlins made life difficult for the Modeltowners, who were playing without one of ...

Sundberg kind of day

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — If you’ve played the Ishpeming football team, you know by now that it’s hard to stop the Sundbergs. That’s Gavin and Drake Sundberg, who combined for 196 yards rushing to help the Hematites earn a Homecoming victory over Negaunee ...

Mattson leads Mustangs to comeback win

By Journal Sports Staff MUNISING — Anthony Mattson did a little of everything and just about all of it quite well to help Munising pull off a 24-21 comeback victory over visiting Hancock on Friday night. Hancock outgained the Mustangs (2-3) 404-293, but five turnovers hurt the Bulldogs ...

Ishpeming Hematites volleyball team falls to undefeated Houghton

HOUGHTON — Houghton moved to 5-0 in dual meets this volleyball season on Thursday with an impressive win over the Ishpeming Hematites. The Gremlins swept the match, 25-17, 25-18 and 25-18. Houghton dominated all three sets from the first serve to the last kill. The Hematites were only ...

Munising Mustangs volleyball team prevails in 4 sets over North Dickinson

MUNISING — Michaela Werner made 13 kills while teammate Emily Contreras contributed 17 digs as Munising won a four-set high school volleyball match against visiting North Dickinson on Thursday night. The Mustangs prevailed 25-22, 25-27, 25-22, 25-20 as Contreras also had 26 sets, three ...

Negaunee, Marquette breeze

NEGAUNEE — Singles player Maci Aho was pushed to the limit in one set, but otherwise Negaunee breezed to an 8-0 high school girls tennis victory over visiting Escanaba on Monday afternoon. Aho won 7-6 (8-6), 6-0 at No. 2 over Jacey Moreau, but in the other seven matches, the Miners (12-0) ...

Houghton wins 4-set volleybal match at home vs. Negaunee

HOUGHTON — It was a back-and-forth battle on the volleyball court Thursday night at the Houghton High School gym as the Gremlins defeated the Negaunee Miners in four sets. Houghton had to fight hard for two of their three set victories as they won, 25-12, 25-22, 15-25, 25-23. “I liked ...

Pressure cooker win

MARQUETTE — Marquette head coach Dave L’Huillier had an important question on his mind Friday night at the end of his team’s game with rival Escanaba. Do we kick it or go for two? The Redmen had just pulled within a point of rival Escanaba with a touchdown in overtime and the usual ...

Gwinn hangs on after halftime for 1-point win

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HANCOCK — It was a heartbreaker for the Hancock football faithful Friday night under the lights at McAfee Field. Their beloved Bulldogs went down 22-21 to the visiting Gwinn Modeltowners. “This one is on me,” said Bulldogs head ...

Hematites pull out wild and woolly win over Patriots

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Despite a slow start out of the gates and finding themselves down two scores early, the Ishpeming High School football team didn’t give in. Instead, the Hematites found their legs and topped Westwood High School 44-36 in a battle of ...

U.P. Baseball Championship set for Sunday in Gwinn

By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — The second annual Upper Peninsula Baseball Championship game shifts to Marquette County with the contest pitting the champions of two U.P. leagues to be played this weekend in Gwinn. The game was conceived as a way to decide U.P. bragging rights in ...