By Journal Sports Staff
MARQUETTE — The 35th edition of the Upper Peninsula All-Star Basketball games scheduled for Marquette Senior High School in June has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Marquette athletic director Alex Tiseo informed the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of ...
Carlos “Scooby” Johnson longed for the opportunity to add another state championship to his already glittering resume as a four-year Benton Harbor basketball standout.
But when the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced it was canceling the remainder of the 2019-20 sports ...
By STEVE BROWNLEE
Journal Sports Editor
MARQUETTE — There were a number of area teams, players and coaches nominated for special awards when it came time for All-Upper Peninsula girls basketball honors, but just one actually took home the trophy.
And that was the Westwood ...
FLINT — Flint Beecher coach Mike Williams is certain the Mr. Basketball Award would be residing on the east side of Michigan rather than the west had Jalen Terry not missed seven games with foot and ankle injuries.
The Beecher guard finished second in the Mr. Basketball race behind Benton ...
Da’Jion Humphrey knew the importance of being a senior at Southfield Christian.
The Eagles have created a legacy of being a power over the last 10 years and the 2019-20 season was his chance to be a captain and lead Southfield Christian toward another championship.
“Coming into this ...
2019-20 All-U.P. Girls
Player, School Ht. Yr.
Emma Anderson, Menominee 6-3 Jr.
Elise Besonen, Ewen-Trout Creek 5-3 Jr.
Nicole Kamin, Escanaba 5-11 Jr.
Tessa Leece, Westwood 5-10 Sr.
"We held out some hopes that the winter tournaments could be finished, but
with school not returning now, those plans kind of went out the window." — Alex Tiseo, Marquette Senior High School athletic director, U.P. representative on MHSAA Representative Council
MARQUETTE — It was a ...
The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal at the MHSAA Division 1 ski finals on Feb. 24
MARQUETTE — Marquette and Negaunee vied with Iron Mountain for earning the distinction of best high school boys basketball team in the Upper Peninsula this season.
In the end, those three schools each earned special honors when the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association decided ...
2019-20 All-U.P. Boys
Player, School Ht. Yr.
Ashton Janke, Dollar Bay 6-3 Sr.
Marcus Johnson, Iron Mountain 5-9 Sr.
Kameron Karp, Marquette 6-0 Jr.
Brad Simonsen, Houghton 6-6 Sr.
Jason Waterman, ...
ESCANABA — Matt Johnson has been coaching alongside Matt Gregory for the last three seasons.
The Bay College men’s basketball coach and athletic director has had an opportunity to see first-hand the coach and person Gregory is, so when the women’s basketball coaching job opened up, ...
Aaliyah Nye didn’t have any specific aspirations when she arrived in the East Lansing girls basketball program as a freshman.
All she cared about then was just being on the court and playing.
But a sophomore year when Nye emerged as a standout while helping the Trojans to a state ...
KINROSS — Munising Baptist and Grand Marais each placed two players on the boys basketball all-conference teams as named by coaches in the Northern Lights League and announced earlier this week.
Earning top honors among the two Alger County schools was senior Jaron LaFlamme of Munising ...
During her four prep years at Detroit Edison Public School Academy, Gabrielle Elliott helped the Pioneers win three state championships and go 95-7 overall.
Elliott, a 5-foot-10 senior wing, also had the Pioneers primed to make another run at the Division 2 state title in 2020. They were ...
Before her arrival in high school, Hannah Spitzley used to spend her time at the top of the bleachers as part of the film crew for the Pewamo-Westphalia girls basketball program.
Spitzley knew then, while closely watching her older sister and teammates having success and fun, that she wanted ...
It was clear from the moment Bree Salenbien played her first high school basketball game that she was a phenom in the making.
Now, the question is where Salenbien will rank among the state’s all-time great players when she graduates.
As of now, the Adrian Lenawee Christian star’s ...
MARQUETTE — By this time next week, two years ago a tragedy occurred in Saskatchewan that rocked Canada as well as the hockey world.
Later that summer, Northern Michigan University junior Joseph Nardi tried to help people heal and it was by doing what he loved, playing hockey.
On April 6, ...
The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the high school swimming and diving season
Yes, it’s been awhile, but finally, my bowling column, which I’d almost forgotten was titled “Splits, Spares and Strikes,” returns to this space today.
I’ve got some catching up to do, but then again, time — and sports page space — is a luxury I have to share with you as this ...
MARQUETTE — If there’s one word that sums up Northern Michigan University senior Myles Howard, it’s defense, specifically shot blocking.
That’s how he made a name for himself as a high school basketball player in Chicago and that’s what stands out to everyone who’s watched him ...