Prep Sports

Datsyuk expected to announce plans

DETROIT (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk is expected to address his future today when he'll be available to reporters at his youth hockey camp in the Detroit area.Datsyuk, 37, revealed plans in April to leave the Detroit Red Wings with a year left on his contract to reunite with his teenage daughter and ...

Packers sign first-round pick Clark

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers signed first-round pick Kenny Clark on Friday.The 6-foot-3, 314-pound former UCLA defensive tackle was selected 27th overall in April.Clark played three years at UCLA, starting all 13 games in 2015. A team captain, he had 75 tackles and six sacks ...

Blues make hits count

MENOMINEE - Timely hitting and quality pitching propelled the Marquette Blues past the Menominee Red Wave in an American Legion baseball game Tuesday at Spies Field.The Blues only had three hits, but it was enough for a 5-3 win.On Wednesday, the Blues needed extra innings to defeat the ...

Westwood runner misidentified

In Monday's Sports Snapshots on Page 6B, in a photo of a Westwood High School boys track and field relay team, one of the runners was misidentified.The correct information was Nathan Beckman handing the baton off to Connor Hanlon.

7 players, 2 coaches

MARQUETTE - Gage Kreski, who became the career boys basketball scoring leader in the Upper Peninsula this past season, headlines a contingent of his recent high school graduates for the 31st annual U.P. All-Star Classic.The boys and girls games will be played at Marquette Senior High School on ...

Game rosters

North girlsClara Loukus and Leah Kiilunen, Calumet; Brenna James, Sault Ste. Marie; Hannah May, Kinross Maplewood Baptist; Lori Wardynski, Ontonagon; Carli Daavettila, Dollar Bay; Terese Ledy, Marquette; Tori Lauren, Gwinn; Bridget Stoetzer, Newberry; Taylor Pertile, Hancock. Coach, Ben Smith, ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal at the Upper Peninsula track finals in Kingsford on June 4

Best birthday gift

MARQUETTE - A birthday present arriving two days late and 300 miles away from home wouldn't bother Marquette Senior High School softball coach Paul Seibert one little bit.That would mean the Redettes win a pair of games Saturday morning and capture the MHSAA Division 1 regional championship at ...

A roundball clash at the border

IRONWOOD - Adam Vandenberghe and Northern Wisconsin put on a show in the first half.But the Northern Michigan all-stars weathered the storm and came back for a 105-104 win in a thrilling Kiwanis Classic Border Bash held Thursday night at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood.The comeback was ...

A roundball clash at the border

IRONWOOD - Just five days after helping the Ontonagon Gladiators win an Upper Peninsula track and field title, Lori Wardynski added another trophy to her collection Thursday.Wardynski was named the MVP of the Kiwanis Classic Border Bash after leading Northern Michigan to an 88-70 victory over ...

Making a big racket

MARQUETTE - A phenomenal athlete can be made at a young age and that has been the case with Marquette Senior High School tennis player Alec Olivier.Olivier started training at an age when most kids were fascinated by bright lights and colors, and as a result of that early start, he has become ...

Olivier carts off most, biggest hardware in U.P. Division 1

NEGAUNEE - Freshman Alec Olivier of Marquette carted off the most and the biggest honors when Upper Peninsula Division 1 high school tennis awards were announced earlier this week.Olivier was named Player of the Year for athletes from the U.P.'s biggest schools that play tennis, along with ...

End of the line?

GWINN - It's looking like Gwinn High School varsity boys basketball head coach Darren Sinnaeve's time on the bench has come to an end.In a phone interview Tuesday, Gwinn athletic director Rob Soyring said Sinnaeve was told of the decision last Thursday."Tom Jayne, our superintendent, and I did ...

Buck’s Football Camp next week

GWINN - Carl "Buck" Nystrom will hold his 25th annual Coach Buck's Football Camp next week at Gwinn High School.The camp runs for three days, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and is specifically designed for lineman and 7-on-7 skill players for students entering grades 9 through 12 ...

One last time around

KINGSFORD - The first thing you notice about Marquette Senior High School senior runner Lindsey Rudden is her bright smile.When she's on the track or the cross country course, she looks comfortable in her element and seems to enjoy herself.Not much changed at her last high school competition - ...

Hannah, Beaulieu run away from the pack

KINGSFORD - Munising senior Brett Hannah has built up a reputation for crushing the competition and he did just that at Saturday's MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 3 track and field finals.Hannah won all three distance events - the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs - to give the Mustangs their ...

CMU football camp returns

KINGSFORD - The Central Michigan University football camp will return to Flivver Field on Saturday, June 18. Chippewas head coach John Bonamego and his staff, along with several players, hosted the camp last year in Kingsford.Described as a one-day prospect camp, athletes who will enter grades ...

MHSAA Upper Peninsula Finals track & field listing

These are the top six finishers in each event from the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Upper Peninsula track and field finals held at Kingsford High School on Saturday. Members of relays are listed for first-place teams and other teams from The Mining Journal primary coverage ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of May 27-June 3

Maroons, Miners tie it up

NEGAUNEE - A tale of two strategies worked out about as well as possible for the Negaunee and Menominee high school tennis teams on Thursday afternoon.In the end, each team won its final match of the day to forge a tie for the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 boys tennis title at the Miners' ...