Prep Sports

19 area players on U.P. Football All-Star rosters

These 19 area players will be suiting up in the Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game to be played at 1 p.m. today at the Superior Dome. Front row from left, Daniel Johnson of Gwinn, Wade Krysiak of Superior Central, Alec Blank of Munising, Robby Williams of Negaunee, Foster Miller of ...

Speed, strength and skills

MARQUETTE — It's All-Star week in the Upper Peninsula with football players from all over descending on the Superior Dome in preparation for Saturday's big game. However, the game isn't the only event going on as the players took part it in various competitions Wednesday, in kind of a U.P. ...

Several local athletes compete in U.P. All-Star softball doubleheader

NORWAY — Team Nord and Team Bal split the softball UP All-Star doubleheader on Wednesday at Marion Park. Team Nord took the first game 13-9 before Team Bal took the second game 15-7. Team Bal was coach by Norway High School head coach Bob Bal while Team Nord was coached by Manistique head ...

Different paths, same passion

NEGAUNEE — Like mother, like daughter is a well-known cliché, but for the Paupore family, it’s a perfect description of their track and field careers. Mother and Negaunee head girls coach Vickie Paupore was a star three-sport athlete both at her Wisconsin high school and at Lawrence ...

Friends beyond high school

ISHPEMING — He’s a 6-foot-5 guy who can hit 3-pointers with ease but also throw down some impressive dunks on the basketball court. She’s a guard who can drive the lane effectively but prefers to put up a nice jumper. Each played for their own team at Ishpeming High School, but recent ...

Last of high school

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The senior stars of the recently finished high school basketball season had the opportunity to don their varsity uniforms one final time. They gathered at the Bothwell Middle School gym in Marquette on Saturday afternoon for the 33rd ...

Escanaba softball moves on to MHSAA Division 2 title game

EAST LANSING — This year's trip to the Division 2 semifinals was not like the others for the Escanaba softball team. "Our last two teams were great teams and we suffered some bad hops," Eskymos’ coach Jamie Segorski said. "Today we got good hops. We benefited from those hops." And, as ...

3 on the First Team

By Journal Sports Staff IRON MOUNTAIN — Senior Bridget Pliska and juniors Sophia Bartlett and Lauren Kurzawa were the Marquette Senior High School players who earned First Team honors in the Central Upper Peninsula Soccer Conference this spring. Pliska and Kurzawa earned their honors as ...

Tough way to go out for Miners

PETOSKEY — It was new territory for the Negaunee Miners softball team. The Miners ran into some tough competition, falling 10-1 against the Sanford Meridian Mustangs in an MHSAA Division 3 quarterfinal game at the Petoskey High School field Tuesday afternoon. This marked the first time in ...

Negaunee softball notches first ever regional title

By Journal Sports Staff CHARLEVOIX — One week after earning the first district title in program history, the Negaunee softball team topped that feat Saturday. The Miners defeated Traverse City St. Francis 5-1 in the Division 3 regional semifinal and then sophomore pitcher Skylar Hall ...

Hematites run out of gas

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press NORWAY — The Ishpeming Hematites appeared to have some momentum heading into Saturday’s Division 4 regional championship softball game. Rudyard, however, changed that in a hurry as it handed the Hematites a 14-2 loss in the title ...

Area teams each earn multiple U.P. D-2 tennis awards

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — All four area teams garnered multiple award winners, but it was finals champion West Iron County that swept the major awards when the Upper Peninsula Division 2 boys tennis honors were announced last week. WIC edged out Westwood by two points at the ...

Sapphire posts 2 U12 girls wins during week

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Ella Marie Henning, Seere Helms-Gleason, Ellie Duke, Sophia Henning and Giana Rowe scored for Sapphire in its 8-1 victory over Navy in an Under-12 girls game of the Superiorland Soccer Association on Monday. In Red’s 3-2 win over the Gold Goal ...