Prep Sports

Miners runners-up at Escanaba

ESCANABA - The Negaunee High School baseball team continued to show improvement on Saturday after the Miners reached the championship game of the Escanaba Coca-Cola Invitational tournament.Negaunee clobbered Bark River-Harris 11-2 before falling to the Kingsford American Legion Blues 12-0 in ...

Gremlins win nailbiter in Negaunee

NEGAUNEE - The weather was comfortable for Thursday's MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 regional track meet, but the ending was far from it.In the end, the Houghton girls won their meet by a half-point over Negaunee, 53.5 to 53. The Houghton boys, on the other hand, cruised to its title nearly ...

Munising girls win, boys runner-up at own regional

MUNISING - The Munising boys mounted a challenge, but Rapid River prevailed in Thursday's MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 3 regional track and field meet with 76 points.Rapid River, which earned its first title in three years, was followed by the two-time defending champ Munising with 58 and ...

Westwood, Negaunee tennis earn road wins

MARQUETTE - Marquette Senior High School carried the marquee matches at No. 1 singles and doubles, but visiting Westwood won every other flight as the Patriots prevailed 6-2 in a boys high school tennis meet on Thursday.MSHS freshman Alec Olivier won at No. 1 singles and Luke McCarthy and Noah ...

Ishpeming wins tune-up for M-PC tourney

MANISTIQUE - Ishpeming defeated Westwood in a single game while Negaunee was shut out twice by Escanaba on Thursday as Mid-Peninsula Conference teams ready for their league softball tournament in Manistique on Saturday.The single-elimination event will be held at two fields with the seven teams ...

Pattison leads L’Anse golfers

HOUGHTON - With all four of its scorers placing in the top 25, L'Anse used its depth to finish in a tie for third place at the eight-team Calumet Boys Invitational high school golf tournament on Thursday.The Purple Hornets totaled 367 strokes to trail only champion Houghton's 300 and runner-up ...

L’Anse hurdler wins at regional

IRON RIVER - L'Anse qualified a handful of its athletes for the Upper Peninsula Finals during the MHSAA U.P. Division 2 regional track and field meet held at West Iron County on Thursday.The Purple Hornets had one winner, sophomore Foster Miller winning the boys' 110-meter high hurdles in 18.09 ...

Hematite sweep

MANISTIQUE - Running as a pack can be an effective way for teams to contend in cross country.How about doing pack runs in track meets?That's what the Ishpeming boys did in the distance races Wednesday as they rolled to their third straight MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional title with 97 ...

Negaunee finds pitching phenom

NEGAUNEE - While the Negaunee offense and defense are still searching for consistency, the Miners may have found themselves another starting pitcher on Wednesday.Freshman Tylor Thiel-Robinson allowed just one hit in the nightcap but Gladstone managed to pull out a 4-2 victory to sweep a high ...

Gladstone to join M-PC in 2017-18 season

GLADSTONE - Gladstone High School had sensed a shift in recent years in the sporting competitive balance of the Great Northern Conference due to its declining enrollment.Meanwhile, the Mid-Peninsula Conference faced an adjustment with the departure of Norway on the horizon.So a seemingly ...

Redettes take it on the chin twice at Rapid River

RAPID RIVER - Marquette couldn't make its only lead of the day hold up for long as Rapid River erased a 2-1 deficit in the opener for a 6-2 victory.Then Rockets' pitcher Erika Schwartz proved dominant in the nightcap as RR completed the high school softball sweep with a 7-0 shutout.In the ...

Shorthanded Redmen nearly pull out victory

IRON RIVER - With some of his best players unavailable, Marquette Senior High School boys tennis coach Charlie Drury had to juggle his lineup on Wednesday afternoon.The Redmen pulled out three singles victories but couldn't make a dent in doubles as West Iron County prevailed 5-3.MSHS, which ...

Munising girls 2nd to Rapid River at Bark River-Harris invite

HARRIS - Six years had passed since a Rapid River girls' track team brought home a championship trophy.The Rockets, however, made it happen Tuesday by earning top honors in the Bark River-Harris Invitational with 110 1/2 points. They were followed by Munising 99, Stephenson 93 and BR-H 84."This ...

Hicks only girl to break 100 to lead Redettes to Range Bank Invite golf title

CHAMPION - Ellie Hicks was the only girl to break 100 and it helped her Marquette team win the team title at the Range Bank Invitational high school golf meet on Tuesday.The sophomore shot 97 to lead the Redettes to a 428 total, 21 strokes better than runner-up Gladstone.In the boys meet, the ...

West End teams garner softball splits

ISHPEMING - Pitcher Sinead Korvela kept Ishpeming in the game until her teammates - and actually herself, too - could catch up in the opening game of a high school softball doubleheader at home on Tuesday.The Hematites erupted for eight runs in the sixth inning to erase a 9-4 deficit and take a ...

Carlson propels Redettes to soccer win over Soo, 2-1

MARQUETTE - Junior Sierra Carlson scored in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and help Marquette post a 2-1 victory over Sault Ste. Marie in a girls high school soccer game played at the Kaufman Sports Complex on Tuesday.Carlson took a through ball from fellow junior Emily Burbey, who booted ...

Westwood, Ishpeming, Negaunee tennis teams cruise

ISHPEMING - Westwood cruised through the singles flights but Munising put up a battle in doubles before falling 7-1 in a boys high school tennis match held at the Patriots' courts on Tuesday.The lone three-set match of the meet was won by the Mustangs, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 by the No. 1 doubles team of ...

Richards, Pattison lead L’Anse

HOUGHTON - The L'Anse boys finished third out of nine full teams at the Hancock Invitational high school golf meet held at the Portage Lake Golf Course near Houghton on Tuesday.Led by Andre Richards and Ethan Pattison each tied overall for sixth with 83, the Purple Hornets totaled 340. Calumet ...

Hornets lose pair of 1-run games

HANCOCK - L'Anse lost a pair of one-run high school baseball decisions at Hancock on Tuesday, falling 4-3 and 3-2.It was a big difference after their high-scoring doubleheader earlier in the season.This time in the opener, L'Anse scored three runs in the first inning of Game 1 off Hancock ...

In-county training

ISHPEMING - Monday afternoon was a cold and windy one at the Ishpeming Playgrounds and it was obvious seeing the various athletes wrapped up in blankets trying to stay warm.Marquette, on the other hand, didn't seem to mind the cold as it breezed to wins in both boys and girls sides of the ...