Prep Sports

Right down the middle

KINGSFORD - Prior to 2015, Westwood was enjoying a six-year championship run in the Upper Peninsula Division 2 Girls Tennis Finals.Then it was Munising's turn to celebrate its first championship a year ago.Both schools were able to celebrate this year on a mostly sunny and cool Wednesday as ...

Norway preps for biggest game of season vs. Negaunee

NORWAY - The Norway High School football team faces its biggest test of the season when it hosts Negaunee on Friday night.The Knights' homecoming game also has high stakes with the winner taking sole control of the Mid-Peninsula Conference and punching a ticket to the playoffs.Kickoff is 8 p.m. ...

Westwood, Negaunee volleyball teams net one game in losses

ISHPEMING - Westwood couldn't hold an early advantage as Manistique won a Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball match on Wednesday night, 16-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-16.The Patriots' offensive leader was Liz Farley with 12 kills, as she added three service aces, 19 digs and two blocks.Teammate Sarah ...

Paupore, Johnson, Yesney lead Negaunee at El Harger cross country

MUNISING - The race for the girls' individual title was nearly as tight as could be in Tuesday's El Harger Memorial Invitational cross country meet at Pictured Rocks Golf Club.Negaunee freshmen Emily Paupore splashed to victory on a cool and rainy day, covering the 3.1-mile course in 19 ...

Grid teams hold likely positions

EAST LANSING - The three area high school football teams with at least three wins held about the same position in the list of potential MHSAA playoff teams this week.The state high school sports organization didn't change the number of wins needed to make the list - three - so the number of ...

Full team effort

ISHPEMING - It took all nine players for Ishpeming to put together their best effort of the season in a high school volleyball sweep at home of Gwinn on Tuesday night.Hematites coach Briana Bancroft substituted more freely than she has all season, something she said led to a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 ...

IM pulls off volleyball sweep of Westwood

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Iron Mountain High School volleyball team rolled to a three-set sweep of visiting Westwood in a Mid-Peninsula Conference match played Tuesday."We've been working on being more competitive and trying to speed the game up a bit," IM coach Jeanne Newberry said. "Westwood is a ...

Miners knocked from No. 1 perch after just a week

MARQUETTE - The second installment of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association high school football poll is out, with a few shakeups seen across the peninsula from last week.Menominee moved into the No. 1 spot on the Big Schools list, switching spots with last week's ...

Lakes pull away in second half from Newberry for 44-29 win

NEWBERRY - The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes football team found themselves in a battle during the first half against Newberry on Friday night.That wasn't surprising, considering both host Newberry and the visiting Lakes were 4-0 entering the game.Trailing by five points at halftime, LL-H regrouped ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 15-21

Well-rested Eskymos zoom past Redettes

ESCANABA - The Escanaba volleyball team looked rested, focused and hungry Thursday night.It all added up to a 3-1 win for the Eskymos against visiting Marquette in Great Northern Conference action."When we won the first game, it was a confidence booster, and I knew we would take the match," ...

Modeltowners win 4th in a row, Vikings come roaring back

GWINN - The Gwinn Modeltowners volleyball team used a strong, senior-led attack Thursday night to defeat Negaunee in four sets, 25-22, 25-16, 16-25, 25-22, and extend their winning streak to four matches.Anna Cole and Taylor Ehnis led the Modeltowners (4-2) with eight kills apiece, while Trisha ...

Gwinn’s Bachman gets big TD run

In a Sports story on Page 1B of Sunday's Mining Journal, the Gwinn High School football player who ran for a 96-yard touchdown run against Bark River-Harris to start the fourth quarter should have been identified as Hunter Bachman.

Trio of area schools in 1st list released by MHSAA for football playoffs

MARQUETTE - Three area schools are on the Michigan High School Athletic Association's 11-man football list with three or more wins that was announced in an email from the MHSAA on Tuesday.The list, put in order of school enrollment from largest to smallest, is used as a weekly guide starting ...

Narrowest of margins

ISHPEMING - The Negaunee girls tennis team has rolled through its season with an 11-0 dual meet record heading into Tuesday.Then the Miners faced their biggest challenge of the season before outlasting Westwood by one point, 39-38, to win the Mid-Peninsula Conference meet held at their courts ...

Yesney sets record to lead Negaunee boys at WIN meet

NEGAUNEE - Junior Colton Yesney set a course record in leading his Negaunee High School boys cross country team to victory at the WIN meet held at the Negaunee Township Hall on Tuesday afternoon.Yesney clocked 16 minutes, 22 seconds to beat the field by more than a minute and win the boys ...

Gwinn, Munising volleyball teams shut out opposition

GWINN - The Gwinn High School volleyball team played the comeback game quite well on Tuesday night.The Modeltowners, who improved to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-Peninsula Conference, trailed early each game but managed to pull out a shutout of Westwood, 25-20, 25-19, 25-13."Give credit to ...

Munising’s Webber wins girls race

MARINETTE, Wisconsin - Munising's Alyssa Webber beat the field by nearly 30 seconds to win the girls individual title at the Border Battle high school cross country held Tuesday at Marinette High School.Webber clocked 20 minutes, 25 seconds on the 3.1-mile course to beat out runner Kim Carviou ...

Offensive onslaught

MARQUETTE - The Marquette boys soccer team definitely showed what it is capable of offensively Monday night.The Redmen (10-0-2) fired six second half goals into the net to blow out Sault Ste. Marie 8-1. Eli Pickard scored three goals, while Caleb Byma had two for Marquette."We pulled together ...

Miners show their might

MARQUETTE - The first U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association high school football poll has been released and not surprisingly, the Negaunee Miners take the top spot in the Big Five list for Week One.Negaunee, who is 4-0 and is coming off a huge win over Iron Mountain last week, picked ...