Prep Sports

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 ...

Negaunee’s Nelson, Ishpeming’s Bleau named M-PC Co-Pitchers of the Year

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — To the victors go the spoils as the Negaunee High School softball proved in Mid-Peninsula Conference awards announced earlier this week. The tournament and regular-season champions won most of the major awards and placed a good share of players on ...

MHSAA Upper Peninsula Finals track & field listing

These are the top six finishers in each event from the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Upper Peninsula track and field finals held at Kingsford High School on Saturday. Members of relays are listed for first-place teams ---------------- This listing is a production of The ...

End of Redettes’ era

KINGSFORD — The Negaunee girls track and field team ended a dynasty by going the distance. By distance of course, that meant the long-distance running events that pushed the Miners over the top as they won their first Upper Peninsula Division 1 title since 2010, snapping Marquette’s ...

Ishpeming back atop D-2

KINGSFORD — The Ishpeming boys track and field team is back on top again. After getting knocked off the top of the mountain at last season’s Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals by Newberry, the Hematites scored 100 points to win the title by eight points over runner-up Iron Mountain. ...

Marquette boys remain the best

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer KINGSFORD — Their girls track and field team’s winning streak at the Upper Peninsula Division 1 Finals may have come to an end Saturday afternoon, but the Marquette Senior High School boys team continues to control its side of things. The Redmen ...

One more time on the course

HARRIS — Back-to-back U.P. Division I golf championships is a sweet payoff for the Escanaba boys golf team, The Eskymos were the top team again Thursday battling a difficult golf course (Sweetgrass Golf Club), an afternoon heavy downpour rain delay and besting the top boys’ U.P. golf ...

Johnson, Eskymos win third straight Division 1 U.P. title

ESCANABA — Two past Upper Peninsula golf champions went head-to-head here Thursday, and as play stopped for a heavy downpour, the momentum made a tremendous switch after play resumed to help decide the issue. Junior Paxton Johnson of Escanaba used the 30-minute rain delay to turn her ...

Singing the Bleau(s)

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer EBEN — Emma Bleau had quite the day. The Ishpeming High School softball senior hit a grand slam in a semifinal and struck out 12 batters in the championship game to propel the Hematites to the MHSAA Division 4 district tournament title at Superior ...

MSHS offense stymied in district opener

By Journal Sports Staff TRAVERSE CITY — Marquette was unable to solve the pitching of Brendan Pierce as Traverse City West ground out a six-inning, 10-0 victory over the Redmen in an MHSAA Division 1 baseball district tournament semifinal on Friday afternoon. With TC West as tourney ...