Prep Sports

Burn up the track

GWINN - On the first warm day in a while, the Westwood boys and Norway girls track and field teams did a great job of showcasing their skills at Gwinn High School on Monday afternoon.The Patriots breezed to a victory on the boys side with 141.5 points, while the Knights picked up 74 points, ...

Redmen split with Houghton

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Redmen split a high school baseball doubleheader with Houghton on Monday.The Redmen dropped the opener 7-6, but rebounded to win the nightcap 11-7. The big statistic of the day, however, was fielding issues as the two teams combined for 20 errors over the two games.In ...

Copper Kings roll 7s in softball sweep of Baraga

BARAGA - For the Calumet High School softball team, seven was its lucky number. The Copper Kings recorded a seven-run inning in each game of its doubleheader against the Baraga Vikings to secure 13-8 and 19-10 victories Monday in Baraga. Calumet used the big inning in the opener to go up 10-2, ...

Manistique, Munising golfers win

MANISTIQUE - The Manistique boys and Munising girls won a three-team golf meet that kicked off the Emeralds' home season on Monday.Manistique shot 223 to beat out the Mustangs boys with 235 as Gwinn didn't field a full team. The Emeralds' Louis Berry was the medalist, shooting 40.Munising's ...

Marquette girls finish 2nd at Gladstone

GLADSTONE - It was a beautiful day to kick off golf in the month of May on Monday when the Gladstone boys and girls teams hosted Marquette, Escanaba and Kingsford in an 18-hole meet at the Terrace Bluff Golf & Country Club in Gladstone.In the girls meet, Escanaba won easily with 369, ...

Marquette wins, Miners tie on tennis courts

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Senior High School tennis team nabbed its first win of the season Monday afternoon.The Redmen defeated Ishpeming 6-2 by winning all four singles flights."I'm really pleased right now," Marquette head coach Charlie Drury said. "It was our first full match and we have a ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the spring season through April 26

Patriots power past Gwinn

TILDEN TOWNSHIP - On a sunny Saturday afternoon, it didn't take long for the Westwood Patriots' bats to warm up.The Patriots dominated Gwinn 16-1 and 17-2 to sweep a doubleheader."It was a beautiful day for softball at National Mine," Westwood head coach Libby Nelson said."We had a lot of ...

Redettes sharp at downstate tournament

GRAND BLANC - The Marquette Redettes took two out of three games Saturday at the Michigan Stars Softball Tournament.After dropping the first game, 9-5 to Anchor Bay, the Redettes bounced back to defeat Holly 12-2 in five innings and L'Anse Creuse North 4-2."I'm happy with the outcome today," ...

Redmen bested at Saginaw Heritage Tournament

SAGINAW - The Marquette Redmen baseball team dropped two games at the Saginaw Heritage Tournament Saturday afternoon.Marquette fell to DeWitt 9-1 in the opener and 9-5 to Traverse City Central in the nightcap.In the first game, the Redmen were only down 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth ...

Run for the Border

IRONWOOD - Three Marquette County players will represent the area at the third annual Kiwanis Classic Border Bash tournament for recently graduated high school basketball players.The tourney, which pits players from the Upper Peninsula against northern Wisconsin, features both boys and girls ...

Undefeated Saginaw Nouvel slips past Redmen hardballers

MARQUETTE - Marquette Senior High School lost a heartbreaking 7-6 baseball decision at Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central on Friday evening.That was in the first game of a doubleheader, which the host Panthers swept after no-hitting the Redmen 6-0 in the nightcap.In the opener, the Redmen scored ...

Redettes runners-up at girls golf scramble

GLADSTONE - The Escanaba girls cleaned up at Terrace Bluff Golf Club on Friday, placing all three of their pairings in the top five during a girls scramble-format meet.Esky's Paxton Johnson and Darby Beckon were medalists with a 78, with teammates Megan Dagenais and Sarah Carlson runners-up ...

Journal has hall of fame tickets

MARQUETTE - Tickets will be available at The Mining Journal office in Marquette from Monday through noon Friday for the 45th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet.The banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 14, at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, 15 ...

Westwood whitewashes Braves

ISHPEMING - No. 3 singles player Seth Smith had the toughest time but still only needed two sets to win as Westwood whitewashed Gladstone 8-0 in a high school tennis meet held at the Patriots' courts on Friday afternoon.The WHS junior defeated the Braves' Sam Hill 6-2, 7-5 as Gladstone didn't ...

MSHS dominant at Manistique Kiwanis

MANISTIQUE - This is what's known as dominating your opponents.The Marquette track teams left nothing to chance Friday as they swept both ends of the Manistique Kiwanis Invitational.Marquette's boys scored 244 1/3 points, followed by Munising with 84.The Marquette girls collected 213 points, ...

Confident netters

ISHPEMING - Thursday afternoon was a cool one in the Upper Peninsula, but the Ishpeming Hematites tennis team didn't let that affect them.Ishpeming evened its record at 1-1 by defeating Gwinn 7-1 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference match as the Hematites swept all four doubles flights."We played well ...

L’Anse puts up big numbers during rivalry with Baraga

BARAGA - Battling the elements on a cold and breezy afternoon, old rivals L'Anse and Baraga met for the first time on the softball diamond this season on Thursday.The Hornets swept the doubleheader by scores of 16-6 and 16-2."We hit the ball pretty well in both games," LHS coach Janet Rossi ...

Negaunee boys, girls finish runners-up at home to Gremlins

NEGAUNEE - It was a cold day to do some running, but four high school track and field teams put in the effort on Thursday afternoon at the Negaunee football field.In the end, Houghton came out on top in both the boys and girls meet. The Gremlins finished with 112 points on the boys side, 28 ...

Emeralds sweep Miners in softball

MANISTIQUE - The Manistique Emeralds swept Negaunee in a high school softball doubleheader on Thursday, winning 3-0 and 4-1 for their first-ever wins over the Miners.In the opener, the Emeralds' Bre Richey pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out five, walking two, and giving up three ...