Prep Sports

Olson steps down as coach of Hematites basketball

ISHPEMING - Jeff Olson has worn different coaching hats over the years at Ishpeming High School, but on Wednesday, he decided to take one of the them off.Olson, 52, stepped down as varsity boys' basketball coach after holding the job for the past three seasons. During his tenure, the Hematites ...

MHSAA seeks student advisers

EAST LANSING - The Michigan High School Athletic Association is seeking sophomores to serve on its Student Advisory Council for next school year.Four boys and four girls from the Class of 2018 will be selected for two-year terms to meet on matters related to maintaining and promoting a proper ...

Area teams earn Academic All-State honors

UTICA - A dozen area high school basketball teams have been honored on the Academic All-State teams named by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan.Four boys and eight girls teams were named either to the top-10 or honorable mention Academic All-State lists by class.Three made the top ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal from high school girls basketball tournaments

State champion

MARQUETTE - Marquette Senior High School always faces an uphill battle venturing far into the MHSAA basketball tournaments as the only Class A team in the Upper Peninsula.But a player from the Redettes team made it all the way to the finals on the floor of the Breslin Center at Michigan State ...

National Y finalist

GREENSBORO, North Carolina - Marquette Senior High School senior Sam Williams picked up the highest finish ever by a Marquette-area swimmer at the National YMCA Short Course Championships on Tuesday night.Earlier in the day, Williams qualified 12th in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2 minutes, ...

Meet the Patriots on Monday

ISHPEMING - Westwood High School will hold a Meet the Patriots night for the spring sports season at 6 p.m. Monday in the school auditorium.Each spring athlete and at least one parent or guardian should attend.

Start of a dynasty

CHASSELL - The feats of the Chassell High School basketball teams of more than a half-century ago are legendary.The accomplishments of those Panthers can be found all over Michigan high school sports record books.There were the three straight Class D state championships won between 1956 and ...

Munising students saluted at state basketball finals

These 10 Munising High School student-athletes represented their school when it was recognized as one of five state finalists in the annual Michigan High School Athletic Association's Battle of the Fans. The students came onto the floor of the Breslin Center at Michigan State University in East ...

Miners’ Tuominen cited

NEGAUNEE - Drew Tuominen of Negaunee High School has received recognition for his 2015-16 basketball exploits by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan.The junior guard earned a Class C honorable mention berth in the BCAM's listing of the state's best players.Individuals are considered ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of March 25-April 2

Mining for honors

MARQUETTE - In a large field, eight boys basketball players from the area earned spots on the All-U.P. teams as voted by the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association at its annual basketball meeting held Wednesday.Negaunee's Jay Lori and Dre Tuominen were the only First Team members ...

A class by themselves

MARQUETTE - In most years, it's a tight contest when it comes time to decide on the Upper Peninsula Player of the Year by the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.This year, both recipients were all but predetermined in boys basketball as Gage Kreski of St. Ignace in Class ABC and ...

2015-16 All-U.P. Boys Basketball Teams

Dream TeamPlayer, SchoolHt.Yr.Derrick Edington, Pickford 6-7 Jr.Gage Kreski, St. Ignace6-3Sr.Arthur Lyons, Lake Linden-Hubbell6-1 Sr.Jason Whitens, North Central6-4Jr.Carson Wonders, Iron Mountain6-4 Jr.Class ABC First TeamTanner Huotari, Iron Mountain ...

Westwood playoff run nets Hewitt top coach honor

MARQUETTE - He guided Westwood High School to its best tournament run since the 2003 season.On Wednesday in Marquette, Patriots' head coach Chad Hewitt was officially recognized for that accomplishment.Hewitt was named the Class ABC Coach of the Year by members of the Upper Peninsula ...

Area players earn Special, Honorable Mention

MARQUETTE - Some Superiorland players gained honorable mention honors Wednesday at the annual boys' All-Upper Peninsula meeting of the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association in Marquette.To pick up special mention laurels, a player had to collect at least two votes in balloting among ...

Best of the best contribute to team success

MARQUETTE - Several central Upper Peninsula players picked up awards at the All-Upper Peninsula meeting of the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Associations held Wednesday at Northern Michigan University.Newberry's Taylor Bryant led the way, winning U.P. Class D Player of the Year and a ...

Bryant at top of her game

MARQUETTE - Taylor Bryant has been blossoming into one of the best girls basketball players in the state the last couple of years, and on Wednesday, she added another award to her growing trophy case.Bryant was named Class D Player of the Year at the All-Upper Peninsula meeting of the U.P. ...

Marquette named top Class AB team for 6th time since 2007-08

MARQUETTE - Marquette Senior High School and St. Ignace are no strangers to being honored by members of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.Wednesday was no exception.Both the Redettes and Saints were named the Class AB and C Teams of the Year, respectively. In Class ...

2015-16 All-U.P. Girls Basketball Teams

Dream TeamPlayer, School Ht. Yr.Taylor Bryant, Newberry 5-6 Jr.Jordan Kraemer, Norway 5-8 Jr.Clara Loukus, Calumet 5-1 Sr.Abbey Ostman, St. Ignace 5-9 Sr.Maria Stankewicz, Forest Park5-5 Sr.Class ...