Prep Sports

Timely momentum — Gwinn breaks losing streak just in time for districts

ISHPEMING - Gwinn not only snapped a seven-match high school volleyball losing streak on Wednesday night, but ended its regular season on a high note heading into a Class C district tournament the Modeltowners are hosting next week.Gwinn defeated Westwood in three sets, 25-23, 25-23, ...

Trio of area seniors earn top M-PC grid honors

NEGAUNEE - A trio of area seniors earned player of the year awards in the Mid-Peninsula Conference in voting done by the league's coaches on Wednesday.Two came from league champion Negaunee, which heads to the playoffs on Friday night with an unblemished 9-0 record.The Miners' Shane Ring of ...

7 Redmen recognized

ESCANABA - Seven Marquette Senior High School football players earned honors on the Great Northern Conference all-league teams in voting by league coaches conducted Sunday in Escanaba.Three of the honorees were named All-GNC on offense with the others making the honorable mention list, two each ...

MEFC recognizes players from Newberry, Munising

FELCH - Newberry was rewarded for its sterling 7-2 campaign with nine players being recognized by the Mid-Eastern Football Conference in its postseason honors.Munising also had two players honored, and both the Indians and Mustangs had one player earn one of the league's special overall ...

Negaunee, Ishpeming cruise to wins

GLADSTONE - As the girls volleyball regular season winds down, Negaunee coach Sarah MacDonald had three goals for Tuesday night's match at Gladstone."To have the girls play to their ability, execute and do the little things right," MacDonald said. "That's what I've been saying all year ...

Picking up the pieces

ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming High School volleyball team nearly landed with a thud after blowing a 2-0 sets lead.But the Hematites picked themselves off the mat, to borrow a wrestling metaphor, and pulled out a fifth-set victory over Iron Mountain in a Mid-Peninsula Conference match on Monday ...

Little wiggle room for top U.P. teams in final poll

MARQUETTE - There was just a little wiggle room in each Upper Peninsula high school football poll conducted by the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and released today.Three ranked teams each lost to another ranked team over the weekend so that a pair of teams in the Big Five, ...

Western 8 names area players

RAPID RIVER - Seven players in all from Superior Central and Baraga earned Western Eight Conference honors by their football coaches when they met Monday.Earning all-conference honors were SC quarterback Beau Rondeau and linebacker AJ Triplett along with Baraga offensive lineman Matthew ...

Gwinn joins playoff party

MARQUETTE - Nobody is looking past the first round of the high school football postseason, not even the head coach of the undefeated and No. 1 Class C team in the state, Negaunee."The biggest thing is we're happy to be in the playoffs," the Miners' Paul Jacobson said. "Now it's time to focus on ...

Munising, L’Anse fall in finales

LAKE LINDEN - Munising High football coach Jeff Seaberg found out a little about the Lake Linden-Hubbell gridiron prowess Saturday afternoon.In the first-ever meeting of the two schools, the Lakes scored a 28-6 win and earned Seaberg's respect."They (the Lakes) are a very solid team," he said. ...

Football playoff info announced

MARQUETTE - Information has already been released about high school football playoffs games this weekend involving Negaunee and Gwinn.The 9-0 Miners host Charlevoix (7-2) at 7 p.m. Friday in the Division 6 playoffs at Miner Stadium. Meanwhile in Division 7, fans of Gwinn (6-3) will have to ...

Newberry outscored in football finale

NEWBERRY - Quarterback John Paramski threw three touchdowns passes but Newberry couldn't slow St. Ignace in a 62-20 loss at the Saints' field that ended the high school football regular season for both teams Friday night.Both advanced to MHSAA Division 8 playoffs, host downstate teams this ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 14-19

Ishpeming, Mustangs’ Webber reach pinnacle in Division 2

By JOHN VRANCICSpecial to the JournalFLAT ROCK - Some of the Ishpeming girls' cross country runners were feeling under the weather last week.The Hematites, however, recovered in time to earn their third straight Upper Peninsula Division 2 cross country title with 62 points.They were followed by ...

Save the best for last

By JOHN VRANCICSpecial to the JournalFLAT ROCK - Negaunee's Colton Yesney had been shooting for a sub-16-minute time on a five-kilometer course throughout this high school cross country season.The junior runner accomplished that mission in Saturday's Upper Pennsula Division 1 Boys Finals, ...

Rondeau ignites Cougars in 62-8 win

By Escanaba Daily PressBARAGA - Beau Rondeau helped the Superior Central Cougars get off on the right foot in a big way on the road Friday night.Rondeau returned the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown, igniting the Cougars to a 62-8 conquest of Baraga in a Western Eight Conference ...

Maroons reel off big plays to hold back MSHS, 61-35

By STEPHEN OMANMarinette, Wis., Eagle-HeraldMENOMINEE - Keifer Rasner must have been eager to get back on the field for the Menominee Maroons.Rasner missed the last two games with an injury, but he rushed for 365 yards on 15 carries in a 61-35 win over Marquette Friday at Walton Blesch Field. ...

Streaks come to end

GWINN - For the first time in 17 years, the Gwinn Modeltowners are playoff bound.By defeating defending Division 7 state champion Ishpeming 38-6 on Thursday night, the Modeltowners earned their sixth victory and punched their ticket to the postseason.After the game, Gwinn head coach Dion Brown ...

Negaunee completes perfect regular season at 9-0

NEGAUNEE - Negaunee clinched the high school football title outright in the Mid-Peninsula Conference along with its first undefeated regular season in a dozen years on Thursday night, taking a 28-0 shutout against visiting Westwood.Miners' head coach Paul Jacobson said the shutout was a ...

Munising girls sweep Stephenson

MUNISING - The Munising High School volleyball team took a step into a bigger conference and came out successfully Thursday night, defeating Stephenson in three straight sets at home.The Mustangs prevailed 25-22, 25-18, 25-13 to improve to 13-1 this season.The Eagles, despite being a Class D ...