Prep Sports

Hematites come up short in Norway

NORWAY - After a doubleheader sweep of Gwinn Tuesday, the Ishpeming Hematites dropped two games at Norway on Wednesday.The Knights won the first game 12-2 and the second game 9-5. Ishpeming struggled in the field, making seven errors in the twinbill."We were a little (off) defensively today," ...

Marquette sweeps in Esky

ESCANABA - Better late than never.Such was the case for Marquette senior Holly Blowers, who made her season debut Tuesday while helping the Redettes win a triangular track meet with 86 points. Host Escanaba scored 50 and Menominee had 38.The former Manistique resident, who had been nursing a ...

Warm up the bats

MARQUETTE - It took a little while for the Marquette bats to get going on a chilly Tuesday afternoon, but once they did, they didn't stop.The Redettes used their "warmed-up" sticks to rally past Gladstone 8-6 and complete a sweep of a doubleheader from the Braves. Marquette won the first game ...

Hematites double up Gwinn

GWINN - The Ishpeming Hematites high school softball team came out strong and didn't let up Tuesday in a doubleheader sweep at Gwinn.The Hematites won 19-5 in the first game and 22-3 in the second. Sinead Korvela had a big day for Ishpeming, finishing the afternoon 6 for 9 with a home run, two ...

Negaunee, Westwood post wins

ISHPEMING - The Negaunee Miners boys tennis team earned its first win of the season Tuesday in an 8-0 blanking of Ishpeming.Negaunee's Parker Bowman won the No. 1 singles match, while No. 2 Luke Skewis, No. 3 Dillon Tasson and No. 4 Thomas Sertich won the other three singles matches for the ...

Braves bounce back after spotting Negaunee 5-0 lead

GLADSTONE - Tyson Seymour knew he was going to have an increased role this season. The Gladstone Braves' junior infielder put in the work during the offseason, a training regimen that became all the more important following an offseason injury to teammate Hunter Garling.Seymour answered the ...

Negaunee 3rd at Norway golf

NORWAY - Houghton held off Iron Mountain for the team title and the defending Upper Peninsula medalists proved they're still among the best in Tuesday's Norway Invitational boys golf tournament at Oak Crest Golf Course.The Gremlins, behind 2015 U.P. Division 1 medalist Gunnar Stein's two-over ...

Small school showdown

MARQUETTE - During the first two days of the Superior Dome Classic, the defending U.P. Champs emerged on top.On Thursday, the Division 3 meet was a different story as the North Central boys and Ontonagon girls took the titles.North Central notched 58 points to finish first, a little more than ...

IHS turns in Superior effort

MARQUETTE - The Ishpeming Hematites' track and field team was strong last season as both the boys and girls' teams won the Division 2 Upper Peninsula Finals.Both teams continued to look good Wednesday at the Division 2 Superior Dome Classic as they won both sides of that meet, as well.The boys ...

Late Escanaba run sinks Redmen

ESCANABA - Escanaba used a little small ball to edge the visiting Marquette Senior High School baseball Redmen Wednesday night.The two rivals were tied at two when Parker LaMarch led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a single.CJ Barron laid down a sacrifice bunt that moved Parker to ...

Redettes roll over Miners

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Redettes softball team got their bats going early Wednesday afternoon as they swept Negaunee in a doubleheader.Marquette won the opener 10-0 in five innings, and the nightcap 10-0 in six innings. Chelsea Wiggins was the winning pitcher for the Redettes in both contests ...

Marquette kickers fall in 2OT

KINGSFORD - The Kingsford Flivvers and new coach Katie Mendina achieved a benchmark just two games into the girls soccer season Wednesday.They beat rival Marquette 2-1 in double overtime at Commemorative Field."It feels good," said Mendina, who claimed the coaching reins this spring from Todd ...

WHS suffers diamond sweep

KINGSFORD - The Westwood High School girls softball team has traveled to both Kingsford and Manistique for doubleheaders so far this week and ended up dropping all four games.On Tuesday, the Patriots lost to the Flivvers 16-6 in the opener and 18-12 in the nightcap.In the first game, Megan ...

Redettes pick up two wins in Wisconsin

KIMBERLY, Wis. - The Marquette Redettes soccer team finished off a three-match weekend with a Saturday split.Marquette dropped the first game to Kimberly (Wis.) 6-0, but bounced back to defeat Winneconne (Wis.) 2-1.Kayce Mullett and Erica Cousineau scored for the Redettes in the Winneconne ...

Fighting through the fatigue

MANISTIQUE - Darien Nichols goes through quite an ordeal every time he plays basketball, but he doesn't let that stop him from playing the game he loves most.The Manistique High School junior, an All-Upper Peninsula Class ABC Second Team selection, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 2 ...

Veteran radio man Peltola honored with Trethewey Award

ONTONAGON - Gymnasiums and many radios in Ontonagon County were far too quiet this winter with the passing of WUPY play-by-play man Bob Peltola.His booming radio voice combined with a passion for local sports and local kids had made him an institution for the better part of three decades when ...

Time to pull back

ISHPEMING - It's the end of an era for Ishpeming head coach Jeff Olson.Not with football, though. It's the end of his tenure as head boys' varsity basketball coach.Hematites athletic director Terry Roberts said that Olson had been talking about it for awhile and turned in his letter of ...

Hall of Famer visit highlights award for Iron Mountain senior

IRON MOUNTAIN - A half-hour before the ceremony started, Pro Football Hall of Fame member James Lofton stood near the center of the basketball court, wearing his gold jacket with his hands clasped and gaze fixed upward."There's a lot of names up there," he said of the various conference, ...

Olson steps down as coach of Hematites basketball

ISHPEMING - Jeff Olson has worn different coaching hats over the years at Ishpeming High School, but on Wednesday, he decided to take one of the them off.Olson, 52, stepped down as varsity boys' basketball coach after holding the job for the past three seasons. During his tenure, the Hematites ...

MHSAA seeks student advisers

EAST LANSING - The Michigan High School Athletic Association is seeking sophomores to serve on its Student Advisory Council for next school year.Four boys and four girls from the Class of 2018 will be selected for two-year terms to meet on matters related to maintaining and promoting a proper ...