Prep Sports

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 ...

Marquette netters post another decisive victory over Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls were unable to win any flights in an shutout high school girls tennis loss at Marquette last month. Sophomore Jacey Moreau broke through for the Eskymos this time, enabling them to avoid a shutout in a 7-1 loss to the Redettes Tuesday. “Marquette is a very ...

Asmus leads Marquette runners to Kingsford Invite title

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ericka Asmus led a Marquette blitz of the girls team title and Gladstone’s Adam Bruce tuned up for bigger boys events in Tuesday’s Kingsford Invitational cross country meet at City Park. Asmus, one of four Marquette girls in the top 10, covered the 3.1-mile course in 21 ...

Gwinn, Ishpeming, Negaunee girls volleyball all drop matches

MANISTIQUE — Senior outside hitter Brooke Mannor had 13 kills while junior setter Marissa Delmont added 12 to go with 16 assists but it wasn’t enough as the Gwinn High School varsity volleyball team fell to Manistique 3-1 on Tuesday night. Manistique won the match 25-23, 26-24, 22-25, ...

Making adjustments

MARQUETTE — A late first-half goal from junior Drew Wyble propelled the Marquette Senior High School varsity boys soccer team to a 3-0 victory over the Escanaba-Bayside club team at the Kaufman Sports Complex on Monday evening. The Redmen have only one loss as the season moves ...

Unanimous decision

MARQUETTE — With a 3-0 start and plenty of success on the state level over the past decade, it shouldn’t be surprising that Ishpeming is the only unanimous No. 1 team in the first Upper Peninsula high school football poll of the season. Released this morning by the U.P. Sportswriters and ...

MSHS soccer wins pair over the weekend

EAGLE RIVER, Wisconsin — Senior Evan Phillips and junior Trevor Salmon each scored three goals as the Marquette Senior High School boys soccer team swept a pair of games at the Northland Pines Soccer Quad on Saturday. The Redmen opened against host Northland Pines and won 2-1. MSHS junior ...

Negaunee, Westwood netters earn victories

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School varsity girls tennis team improved to 9-0 in dual match play with a 5-3 victory over Marquette at the Miners’ tennis complex Monday. NHS head coach Kyle Saari said the meet was a good tune-up for both sides as the season moves forward. “Today was ...

Manistique football forfeits again

NEGAUNEE — For the second time in three weeks, Manistique High School will have to forfeit a varsity football game due to a lack of healthy players. Manistique athletic director Rob Ryan and his Negaunee counterpart, Andrew Brunette, announced separately Monday that the Miners-Emeralds game ...

Gwinn, Marquette runners-up at high school volleyball tourneys

MARQUETTE — Gwinn reached the championship match of The Rock high school volleyball tournament on Saturday before falling to host Gladstone in three sets. The Modeltowners were 6-2 in pool play to advance to the semifinals. “Overall we had a great day,” GHS coach Toni Roberts said. ...

Aho leads Modeltowners’ 2nd-half charge

By PAUL PETERSON Houghton Daily Mining Gazette LAKE LINDEN — Senior tailback Seth Aho led the Gwinn Modeltowners in their second-half charge that broke a halftime deadlock in a 36-22 victory over Lake Linden-Hubbell on Saturday afternoon. With the two teams knotted 14-14 at ...

Kick of a lifetime

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — It’s every kicker’s dream. Time winding down, game on the line, hit the clutch kick. Negaunee High School’s Erik Salminen did just that, booting a 27-yard field goal as the clock struck zero to send the Miners football team past ...

Redmen’s Martysz torches Soo for 4 TDs

MARQUETTE — The Marquette football team limped home last weekend with an 0-2 record and was in desperate need of a spark to ignite a potentially potent offense. On Friday, Redmen senior receiver Ethan Martysz provided that spark early in the first half and once he got hot, Marquette’s ...

Mistakes cost Patriots in loss

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings moved to 3-0 on the season after winning a 14-12 defensive battle Friday night against the Westwood Patriots. It was the first-ever official meeting between the two schools on the gridiron. “I’m ...

Mustangs join Hematites in rolling up points

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Jeff Olson knows about the value of quality play in the trenches. So his compliments for the Ishpeming offensive and defensive lines were high praise indeed as the Hematites prevailed over Norway 46-19 in a high school football game played Friday ...