Prep Sports

Flivvers’ Kriegl too much for Hematite girls

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Brooke Kriegl scored 20 points to lead Kingsford to a 56-36 nonconference win over Ishpeming on Thursday. The Flivvers (10-7) spread the floor to help pace the offense. “We were able to get our transition game going tonight, which ...

3-year streak snapped

NEGAUNEE — The Marquette Senior High School girls varsity basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak to rival Negaunee on Tuesday night. With the Redettes’ last win in the “neighborhood” series dating back nearly three years — 1,092 days to be exact — to Feb. 23, 2016, the ...

Johnson’s 34 points too much to handle for Ishpeming boys

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marcus Johnson took over in the third quarter to lead Iron Mountain in a 69-51 win over Ishpeming on Tuesday. Johnson scored 29 of his 34 points in the second half, including 13 in the third quarter. Johnson hit three consecutive 3-pointers midway through the third to give ...

Eskymos’ defense stymies Gwinn boys, 71-53

ESCANABA — Escanaba clamped down defensively on Gwinn in a decisive third quarter to win 71-53 in a high school boys basketball game played Tuesday night. The Eskymos had built a 36-29 lead at halftime after the Modeltowners had erased an eight-point deficit during the second period. ...

Bark River-Harris boys come back to top Manistique

HARRIS — Finally. That was the feeling for Bark River-Harris boys’ basketball coach Marc Zawacki and the rest of the Broncos’ team here Tuesday night. After losing eight games by five points or less this season, the Broncos finally got over the hump with a come from behind 62-57 triumph ...

Gwinn girls use strong second half to defeat IM; Ishpeming tops Emeralds

GWINN — After a slow start on offense, Gwinn scored 41 second-half points to pull away from Iron Mountain for a 63-53 girls basketball victory at the Modeltowners gym on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers led just 6-5 after one quarter and still held a 23-22 advantage at halftime. Gwinn then ...

Mattson hits from long range in Munising’s win

MUNISING — Senior Anthony Mattson pumped in four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 21 points in Munising’s 60-48 boys basketball victory against North Central on Tuesday night. The Mustangs completed an 11-1 slate in the Skyline Central Conference and are 13-3 overall, while the Jets ...

Redmen icers pepper Negaunee in 8-0 victory

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School hockey team needed about a period to rebuild the momentum its lost in a blowout loss at Houghton last week. With the loss snapping a 16-game unbeaten streak, the Redmen regrouped on Tuesday, rolling up 47 shots over the final two periods to ...

Marquette Redmen boys basketball team closes strong for 58-49 win at Escanaba

ESCANABA — The chance was there for the taking. The Escanaba boys’ basketball team had second-ranked Marquette right where it wanted them here Monday night. But then the Redmen found a way to do what they do best — win. The Redmen closed the game on an 11-2 run to upend the Eskymos ...

Calumet boys basketball team stymies Ishpeming Hematites, 66-50

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming boys basketball team dropped its sixth straight contest Monday night, a 66-50 decision to Calumet at the Hematites’ gym. Calumet’s Matt Ojala went off with 11 field goals and four free throws for 27 points while Travis Ojala added 11 points to help the Copper ...

Westwood girls ease back into Upper Peninsula’s No. 1 spot in basketball poll

MARQUETTE — Though several teams moved a single spot, the Westwood girls becoming the No. 1 team in Divisions 1-3 overshadowed them all in the weekly Upper Peninsula high school basketball polls. Conducted by the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, today’s poll features the ...

Superior Central Cougars boys basketball team falls at home to Norway

EBEN — Norway held off Superior Central 39-36 in Skyline Central Conference action Monday. The Knights (8-10, 5-5) were led by 11 points apiece from Mitchell LeGrave and Trey Doda. “It wasn’t one of our better performances, but glad to get out of there with a win,” Norway head coach ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 8-13

Back on top again

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — It’s been four years, but the Marquette girls swimming and diving team is back on top in the Upper Peninsula in a big way. In a dominant performance, the Redettes scored 352 points at the MHSAA U.P. Finals on Saturday, finishing a ...

Houghton boys repeat, MSHS 2nd

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — It’s not easy to repeat as Upper Peninsula champions, but the Houghton boys swimming and diving team sure made it look that way. The Gremlins finished as U.P. Finals champs for the second year in a row with 313 points, 110 points ahead ...