Prep Sports

Negaunee dominates to take district crown from Gwinn

By JOE ROWLESSpecial to the JournalGWINN - The Gwinn Modeltowners won the tipoff when Tierra Taylor outleaped Courtney Finnila, tossing the ball back to Kia Evans.From there it was all Miners, with a final score of 75-41 as they captured the Class C district tournament championship on Friday ...

Ogea heads group of 5 Marquette boys getting GNC honors

By Journal Sports StaffESCANABA - Five member of the Marquette Senior High School boys basketball team earned spots on Great Northern Conference teams announced Friday.Gaining a berth on the First Team was the Redmen junior guard Ian Ogea.Junior teammate Garrett Finkbeiner, a forward, made the ...

3 area wrestlers still alive at state finals tournament

By STEVE BROWNLEEJournal Sports EditorAUBURN HILLS - Thursday's three winners from the area all won a match Friday to stay alive in the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals that wrap up today at The Palace of Auburn Hills.The 10 other area wrestlers who made it to the finals were eliminated after ...

Ice cold shooting

MARQUETTE - For early March, the weather outside was fairly warm on Thursday, but Marquette and Houghton were ice cold inside the MSHS gymnasium.Both high school boys basketball teams had trouble scoring all night, but in the end, the Redmen (11-8) did just enough to defeat the Gremlins ...

3 area wrestlers advance at state finals at Palace

AUBURN HILLS - Three area high school wrestlers still have hopes of winning a state championship after the first day of the MHSAA individual wrestling finals held at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday.Those three - junior Beau Caster of Marquette, senior Hunter Sadler of Munising and junior ...

Redmen roar past Flivvers, 10-3

IRON MOUNTAIN - Marquette had an answer for host Kingsford in a 10-3 win in the MHSAA Division 2 hockey regional semifinals on Thursday."We responded well after they scored a goal," Marquette coach Doug Garrow said. "We answered right away."If you can respond like that, it swings the momentum ...

ROUNDUP: Gwinn, Ishpeming fall, WHS triumphs

GWINN - A 57-47 Mid-Peninsula Conference loss to visiting Manistique Thursday night left a sour taste with Gwinn High School boys basketball coach Darren Sinnaeve."We were totally outhustled," he said. "They got every rebound and loose ball. It was a lack of effort on our part."Gwinn led 32-31 ...

Miners moving on

ISHPEMING - In a close battle between rivals on Wednesday night, the road team emerged on top.Negaunee used a balanced scoring attack and knocked down 17 of 19 free throws to outlast Ishpeming 59-48 to advance in the Class C girls basketball district tournament hosted by Manistique.With the ...

Gwinn breaks game open with offense in 2nd half

MANISTIQUE - The Gwinn girls found the range in the second half of a Class C district basketball tournament opener on Wednesday night.Manistique was unable to do that and dropped a 43-29 decision to the Modeltowners.The victory enables tourney defending champion Gwinn (6-14) to host Negaunee ...

Redettes’ Ledy wraps up perfect career at home

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Redettes had never lost a home game during senior forward Terese Ledy's varsity career. Thanks to her clutch shooting, they never will.Ledy scored 14 points during a Redettes' 21-2 surge that covered most of the fourth quarter, pulling Marquette out of a tight game and ...

Patriots offense goes cold

IRON MOUNTAIN - Dickinson County and Mid-Peninsula Conference rivals will clash Friday to settle the Class C girls basketball district tournament championship.Norway (17-4) shook off West Iron County 62-34 while Iron Mountain (13-8) checked Westwood 44-27 in district semifinals Wednesday in the ...

Copper Kings dismantle L’Anse in district finale

CALUMET - Calumet added another banner in its small but growing list of girls district championships in its gym on Wednesday after dismantling L'Anse 67-19 at home.Junior Hailey Wickstrom led Calumet (22-0) with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while senior Clara Loukus chipped in with 11 ...

Newberry, Munising move on in Class D girls basketball districts

ENGADINE - The Newberry girls basketball team continued an outstanding season Wednesday night with a 62-42 win over Engadine in the Class D district tournament hosted by the Eagles.The first half was a bit of a scare for the Indians (20-1) as they trailed by one point at halftime, 25-24, but ...

Red hot Redettes

MARQUETTE - It is rare that the outcome of a playoff game is determined by halftime, but the Marquette Senior High School Redettes were just that good on Tuesday night.Marquette opened the game with a 12-0 run and later in the quarter put the contest away with a 22-0 surge that extended into ...

Double-OT heartbreaker

IRON MOUNTAIN - It took a game and a half for Iron Mountain and Negaunee to decide the Mid-Peninsula Conference champion in front of a standing room-only crowd on Tuesday.And all it did was slice the league title in half.Carson Wonders made sure the Miners had to share the conference title, ...

3rd time’s the charm for Redmen against Escanaba

WELLS - They say the third time is a charm, and that statement rang true for the Marquette Redmen hockey team as they skated against the Escanaba Eskymos for the third time this season in a Division 2 pre-regional game on Tuesday night.In a fast, aggressive, hard-hitting game from start to ...

Munising’s Mattsons cart off top Skyline Central awards

MUNISING - Like father, like daughter is what they should be saying in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball circles, particularly in Munising.Mustangs' junior Frankie Mattson was named the SCC's Player of the Year on Monday while her father, Matt Mattson, collected Coach of the Year ...

Miners-Hematites tickets on sale

NEGAUNEE - Advance sale of tickets for the Negaunee vs. Ishpeming game during the upcoming Class C high school boys basketball district tournament will be on sale beginning Thursday at each school.The Miners (19-1) and Ishpeming (14-5) play in a district where all games will be played at ...

Kingsford upends Negaunee icers

NEGAUNEE - Kingsford rallied from a 2-0 deficit to edge Negaunee 3-2 in an MHSAA Division 2 hockey pre-regional on Tuesday night at the Negaunee Ice Arena.At 6 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Ice Arena in Iron Mountain, the Flivvers (11-13) will meet Marquette, which won at Escanaba 2-1 on ...

Gladstone pulls away from scrappy Emeralds

GLADSTONE - At the beginning of the season, the Gladstone Braves were young and raw. On Tuesday night, they showed how much they've grown, capping the regular season with a 65-53 victory over Manistique.The ever-poised Braves (11-9) made 23 of 24 free throws and pulled away down the stretch, ...