Prep Sports

Nelson leads Miners to win

MARQUETTE — Senior forward Abigail Nelson put up 19 points and made sure rival Marquette wasn’t going anywhere with a lead, hitting a critical 3-pointer late in the third to lead the Negaunee High School girls varsity basketball team passed the Redettes 56-51 at the newly-dedicated MSHS ...

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup: Patriots now 4-0; Emeralds victorious

By Journal Sports Staff IRON RIVER — The Westwood High School girls varsity basketball team had three double-digit scorers on Tuesday night, sending the Patriots past West Iron County 49-34 behind a 15-point performance from junior guard Tessa Leece, 13 points from junior forward Karlie ...

Starting off hot: Koski, Leece lift Westwood girls over Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — When Westwood guard Madi Koski has the ball in her hands, the Patriots know that things are under control. Not only does she control the ball well, she also took control of Monday night’s game against Ishpeming early on as the junior scored 11 of her 13 points in the first ...

Prep Boys Basketball: Miners notch first victory

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — It took longer than it would’ve liked it to, but the Negaunee boys basketball team finally got its first win of the season. The Miners (1-3) took down L’Anse 76-43 Monday night behind the combined efforts of Jason Waterman and Drew Lindberg, who ...

Brunch benefits IHS basketball

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming VFW is hosting a brunch to benefit the Ishpeming boys basketball team. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the VFW, 310 Bank St., Ishpeming. The price for brunch — which includes pancakes, eggs and bacon — is $7 for adults with children’s ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Dec. 1-7

Patriots power on display

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — The Westwood wrestling program has been growing in strength the last couple of years and on Saturday, the Patriots put on that power on display at the Westwood Super Duals. Westwood finished 5-0 as a team at the meet, defeating second place Iron ...

Redettes bounce back in big way

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — After getting dealt a tough loss on a late shot by Brighton Friday, the Marquette girls basketball team got back on the right track Saturday afternoon as the Redettes topped Petoskey 46-14 at the Petoskey Invitational. Avery Ledy led Marquette with 17 ...

Gwinn girls use good second quarter to top Iron Mountain

By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Gwinn closed out the first half with eight straight points and downed Iron Mountain 59-40 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Friday. Deadlocked at 13 with six minutes left in the second quarter, Gwinn held a 17-15 advantage after ...

Martysz receives AP honorable mention

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School’s Ethan Martyz received Honorable Mention Honors from The Associated Press. Martysz is part of the 2018 Division 3-4 Associated Press All-State football team, selected by a panel of 11 Michigan sports writers and announced today.

Munising girls roll past Superior Central

EBEN — Any time a program loses a lot of talented seniors to graduation, it can be tough to overcome that. However, in the case of the Munising girls basketball team, it seems to be doing just fine right now. The Mustangs outscored Superior Central 22-5 in the second quarter Wednesday ...

Sophomore Harnick keys Gwinn’s 67-58 victory over Munising

GWINN — Sophomore guard James Harnick hit three consecutive triples in the second quarter which helped set the pace for the Gwinn High School boys varsity basketball team on Tuesday night. The Modeltowners, with the help of four double-digit scorers including Harnick, earned their first ...

Prep Basketball Roundup: Leece leads Patriots

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — It’s been said that clutch players step up at the biggest times and that’s what Westwood guard Tessa Leece did Tuesday night. After Menominee made a big run to take the lead in the fourth quarter, Leece took control and tied the game late from the ...

Redmen hockey falls to Copper Kings

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School varsity hockey team fell to Calumet 3-2 at Lakeview Arena on Tuesday night. Despite the loss, MSHS head coach Doug Garrow was pleased with certain aspects of the game. “I think it was just a really good high school ...

Redettes roll on the road, beat Braves

By AUSTIN HEMMINGSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — A difficult second quarter proved to be the difference as the Gladstone girls’ basketball team kicked off its season by falling 50-31 to Marquette here Tuesday. The Braves and Redmen battled through a defensive struggle early, ending ...

Escanaba rallies to defeat Negaunee, 61-57

By DENNIS GRALL Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — There is nothing like getting the job done at crunch time. Just ask the Escanaba Eskymos, who controlled the final four-and-a-half minutes here Tuesday night to shock Negaunee 61-57 in a non-conference boys basketball game. The Eskymos ...

Westwood’s Gilles makes 1st team All-State, Hewitt gains Honorable Mention

By PATRICK NOTHAFT Kalamazoo Gazette KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Before the season, Kalamazoo United quarterback Eric Wenzel laid out a list of goals for his senior football campaign. An undefeated regular season, the program’s first district title and a state championship were toward the top, ...

Prep basketball roundup: Mustang girls win big, Patriot boys victorious

By Journal Sports Staff MUNISING — The Munising High School girls varsity basketball team opened its season with a win Monday night behind a 26-point performance from senior Michaela Werner, sending the Mustangs over Engadine 55-24. Munising head coach Matt Mattson said it took a while ...

Allen, Kriegl score combined 32 as Flivver girls defeat Hematites, 56-45

ISHPEMING — Kingsford High School senior Olivia Allen and junior Brooke Kriegl combined for 32 points while a cold-shooting and foul-laded second quarter for the Ishpeming High School varsity girls basketball team propelled the Flivvers passed the Hematites 56-45 in a season-opening ...