Prep Sports

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, ...

Ishpeming, Baraga boys earn home basketball victories

ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming Hematites had a tough battle during the first half of Tuesday's contest against West Iron County, but in the third quarter, things started to click.Up by only three points at the break, the Hematites (14-5) outscored the Wykons 25-8 in the third period and rolled to a ...

Sweet slope sweep

MARQUETTE - With a brisk winter wind whipping across their faces, skiers took to the slopes at Marquette Mountain in hopes of bringing home a state title.As the sun set behind them, it was the two host teams who happily hoisted the trophies with frozen fingers as the Marquette boys won their ...

Postponements complicate girls district basketball

MARQUETTE - While L'Anse and Baraga were able to get their MHSAA district tournament girls basketball games in on Monday, two other games had to be postponed until tonight.In Class D at Munising, Superior Central and Rapid River were unable to play and will make up the game at the scheduled ...

Munising bounced from boys rankings

By Journal Sports StaffIRONWOOD - With the regular season winding down, there was little movement this week in the high school basketball polls conducted by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.The major move among area teams was an exit - the Munising boys, fifth ...

Purple Hornets, Vikings take first steps in girls districts

L'ANSE - On paper, the L'Anse Purple Hornets appeared to have their work cut out for them in the opening round of the MHSAA Class C district tournament in girls basketball on Monday.After all, the visiting Ironwood Red Devils were 12-8 coming in with a player in senior center Emily DeGiorgio ...

Looking to make noise

MARQUETTE - What could prove to be a wide-open MHSAA hockey regional tournament opens play on Tuesday at three sites spread hundreds of miles apart.The eight-team Division 2 district is hosted by Gaylord by doesn't include the northern Lower Peninsula school.Instead, it's something of a ...

Redettes sweep top GNC girls honors

MARQUETTE - Marquette swept all three player and coach of the year honors in girls basketball for the Great Northern Conference in recent voting by the league's coaches.Senior forward Terese Ledy was named Player of the Year, junior guard Amber Huebner earned Defensive Player of the Year, and ...

MSHS game time at 6 p.m. today

The correct starting time of today's Class A girls basketball district tournament game will be 6 p.m. at Marquette Senior High School, according to MSHS athletic director Blaise Zimmer.The game pits Marquette against Alpena.If the Redettes win that game, they will host Traverse City Central in ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 19-25

Senior celebration

MARQUETTE - Senior Night is always a special occasion and Marquette's Kristian Jackson made his final home game a memorable one.With just 56.8 seconds left in overtime, Jackson's shot trickled through the legs of Calumet goalie Ian Carroll and gave Marquette a thrilling 3-2 victory Thursday at ...

Negaunee completes perfect M-PC season

NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee girls got off to a fast start and defeated Ishpeming 57-44 Thursday night to wrap up a perfect season in the Mid-Peninsula Conference.The Miners finished the regular season with 15-5 overall and 12-0 M-PC records.But they're not even close to being done with Ishpeming, ...

Maroons pull out win against visiting Marquette boys

MENOMINEE - Down by one point with less than 30 seconds left, Menominee coach Pete Pericolosi called a play that proved to be the game-winner in the Maroons' 49-47 win over Marquette on Wednesday night.Tanner Mathias started the play by setting a screen for Adam Nolde to come up to the wing, ...

Marquette sweeps U.P. Championships ski titles

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Marquette boys and girls ski teams swept the Upper Peninsula Championships at Pine Mountain on Tuesday.It was also a day when Marquette chose to stay low-key."Last U.P. race of the year, so it was very laid back," MSHS coach Marty Paulsen said. "We all just came off of ...

Team wrestling quarters today

MOUNT PLEASANT - Munising has the unenviable task of taking on the state's No. 1 ranked team to open the MHSAA Division 4 team wrestling finals this afternoon.The Mustangs, with a 19-5 dual meet record, drew the short straw as the No. 8 ranked team out of the eight teams in the D4 finals. That ...

MHSAA holds bowling regionals

MARQUETTE - Four area high schools will send bowling teams to MHSAA regionals in three locations in the Lower Peninsula today and Saturday.Team bowling will take place today and singles on Saturday for boys and girls.Top qualifiers - which in the past has been three teams and 10 individuals - ...