Prep Sports

Trethewey award

CRYSTAL FALLS - Bill Santilli, a major influence on Forest Park High School sports and the Crystal Falls area for many years, has been named the recipient of the James E. Trethewey Distinguished Service Award that is awarded by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters & Sportscasters ...

Mustangs’ Wendt named top player in Skyline Central

ESCANABA - Junior Kianne Wendt of Munising was selected volleyball Player of the Year in the Skyline Central Conference on Monday by league coaches.In addition, Mustangs coach Josh Cole was named Coach of the Year for guiding MHS to a perfect 9-0 record in league games.And Munising was also ...

Miners grid tickets to go on sale

NEGAUNEE - Tickets will be available for presale later this week for Negaunee's second-round game in the MHSAA Division 6 playoffs to be played at Miners Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday.The Miners will face Calumet in the Region 1, District 1 finals.Tickets will be sold at the high school office from ...

Hall of Famer Groleau dies

ESCANABA - Pat Groleau, a standout basketball player at Nahma High School and Lake Superior State University, died on Friday.Groleau, 70, was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. He was a two-time all-state basketball player at Nahma, an NAIA All-American at LSSU in ...

Game to resume after rule mistake

TROY (AP) - Two high school soccer teams will return to the field for a playoff game after officials misapplied a rule and gave a victory to Troy Athens.Athens and Macomb Dakota will meet again today. The Michigan High School Athletic Association says the game will be resumed as a shootout tied ...

Phillips hangs up clipboard

MARQUETTE - After 44 years of coaching runners in cross country and track, Marquette Senior High School coach Dale Phillips has decided to retire.Phillips started coaching JV football at Marquette in 1965, doing that for five seasons. He was head cross country coach for 40 years and coached ...

Munising, Marquette end regular seasons with wins

MUNISING - Munising completed a perfect high school volleyball season in the Skyline Central Conference with a three-set victory at home over Superior Central on Thursday evening.The Mustangs prevailed 25-13, 25-6, 25-14, to improve to 14-1 overall and 9-0 in league.Marissa Immel led Munising ...

BIG dreams

MARQUETTE - The Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs didn't begin until Friday night, but postseason awards were decided two days earlier on Wednesday morning and afternoon at the annual Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association gridiron meeting.The ...

Newberry’s Paramski, Ishpeming’s Ravindran earn Player of Year nods

MARQUETTE - High school football players from around the Upper Peninsula were thoroughly researched, reviewed and debated at Wednesday's annual meeting of the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.In the end, only a handful of athletes stood above all the others to be named the best ...

Miners named Team of the Year in Class C

MARQUETTE - After a season of hard work and dedication, the Negaunee Miners headed into the MHSAA Division 6 playoffs undefeated at 9-0.As a result, they were named Class C Team of the Year by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association at their Wednesday meeting."This is a ...

Gwinn’s Brown named top coach

MARQUETTE - Gwinn head football coach Dion Brown has been given the nickname "Neon Dion" as he has brought flash and excitement to the Modeltowners' program.Through Brown's guidance, GHS compiled a 6-3 record and earned its first playoff bid in 17 years in a way that has energized the ...

2016 All-U.P. teams All-Class Offensive Team

Position/Player/SchoolYr.Ht.Wt.Center - Blake Borski, Menominee Sr.6-2216Guard - Jake Paquet, Negaunee Sr.5-11245Marcus Maraccini, Kingsford Sr.5-9225Tackle - Ryan Johnson, Gwinn Sr.6-0270Mike McParlan, HancockSr.6-3225Quarterback - Jason Whitens, North Central Sr.6-5205Back - Chris Bosworth, ...

Spartans motivated to spoil Michigan’s excellent start

EAST LANSING - Jim Harbaugh has Michigan marching toward a special season, winning its first seven games and climbing to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in a decade.Michigan State, meanwhile, has lost five straight for the first time since 1991.The ...

Rock and Hammer

NEGAUNEE - All season long, the Negaunee Miners were known for having a huge offensive line and a power-running attack that was hard to stop.On Friday night, the Miners (10-0) used both of those assets to their advantage as they rolled past Charlevoix 28-7 in the first round of the MHSAA ...

Mountaineers pound out 46-32 win over Gwinn

IRON MOUNTAIN - Iron Mountain rolled up nearly 450 yards of offense almost equally divided on the ground and through the air to upend Gwinn 46-32 in an MHSAA Division 7 first-round playoff game on Friday night at Mountaineer Stadium.IM's 449 yards included 236 rushing and 213 passing. ...

4th-quarter safety wins game for Newberry

NEWBERRY - The old adage goes that there's safety in numbers, but for the Newberry High School football team on Friday night, there were numbers in the safety.Just enough numbers for the Indians to pull out a 16-14 victory over Gaylord St. Mary in the first round of the MHSAA Division 8 ...

Michigan Tech shuts downs Wildcat icers to open U.P. rivalry weekend

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team returned home Friday night for a key home matchup with its rival from just down the road, the Northern Michigan Wildcats. Playing in front of a capacity crowd, the Huskies (2-5-2 overall, 2-2-1-1 WCHA) did the things they needed to do to be ...

It’s nice to share

NEGAUNEE - With the Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball title on the line, Negaunee defended its home court Thursday night over Norway with a gritty four-set victory.The Miners won 26-28, 25-20, 25-20 and 25-22 to share the championship with the Knights.Negaunee head coach Sarah MacDonald said ...

Negaunee’s Yesney overcomes slow start to become U.P.’s best

ISHPEMING - Colton Yesney's cross country season got delayed until mid-September due to a concussion.Once he recovered and received doctor's approval, the Negaunee junior quickly made up for lost time and was rewarded for his efforts during the annual fall meeting of the Upper Peninsula Cross ...

Hematites’ Smith leads M-PC picks in volleyball

NEGAUNEE - Senior Hannah Smith of Ishpeming was named the Player of the Year in Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball as chosen by the league's coaches earlier this week.She was among five Hematites to receive honors as the M-PC recognized six players on the First Team, six on the Second Team, ...