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Seniors lead West Iron County to volleyball sweep of Ishpeming

Prep Sports

IRON RIVER — West Iron County relied on strong leadership from its two senior players and a couple of scoring runs in the final two sets to sweep visiting Ishpeming in three sets in a West PAC volleyball match on Wednesday. The Wykons won 25-13, 25-19, 25-14. The WIC seniors were Mya Grubbs ...

Marquette Redmen earn first boys soccer win of season

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School won its home opener for the high school boys soccer season on Tuesday, winning 4-1 over Northland Pines of Eagle River, Wisconsin. Senior Trevor Salmon scored the Redmen’s two second-half goals after he assisted on his team’s second of two ...

Houghton Gremlins overpower Ishpeming Hematites in volleyball match

Prep Sports

ISHPEMING — The traditionally powerful Houghton Gremlins swept Ishpeming in three sets in a high school volleyball match played at the Hematites gym on Monday night. The Gremlins prevailed 25-16, 25-18, 25-19, despite Olivia Corp making seven kills with just one error and serving two aces. ...

2019 Upper Peninsula composite high school football schedule

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Compiled by the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association As of Aug. 24 ------------ (8) — deontes 8-player game ------------ Thursday, Aug. 29 Alpena at Escanaba Bark River-Harris at Gwinn Gladstone at St. Ignace Gogebic at Calumet Houghton at Westwood L’Anse ...

A new home for Newhouse

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Ben Newhouse has found a new home. Technically, the Edina, Minnesota, native found it last year with the Northern Michigan University hockey team, but after transferring from Union College in Schenectady, New York, the defenseman was forced to sit out the 2018-19 season due to ...

Qualifier sets field at MGC’s Men’s Club Championship

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Thirty-six holes of qualifying were held over the weekend to determine the championship flight in the Men’s Club Championship at the Marquette Golf Club. Four rounds of match play will whittle a field of 15 qualifiers and defending champion Chad Wester down to this year’s ...

New regime retooling for playoffs

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School varsity football fans are looking for something to cheer about this season and new head coach Eric Mason hopes he can help their cause. The Redmen gave their supporters a lot of moments to cheer about during the past season — a big downfield ...

Northern’s new guy in net

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — It’s not easy to replace one of the all-time greats at your school, but that’s what Nolan Kent has the chance to do this fall for the Northern Michigan University hockey team. After playing backup to two-time WCHA Goaltender of the Year Atte Tolvanen, Kent is now the ...

Progress means more playoffs

Prep Sports

2019 schedule (* West PAC Iron Division game) Thurs., Aug. 29 — * BARK RIVER-HARRIS, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 6 — * at Manistique, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 — * LAKE LINDEN-HUBBELL, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 20 — HANCOCK, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27 — at Houghton, 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 — ...

Baseball made up of dreams and nightmares

Sports Columns

When I look at baseball right now, it seems to be full of dreams and nightmares. Not much in between. If you’re a Detroit Tigers fan, it is the nightmares. The Tigers are awful, potentially legendarily awful. What makes it worse, though, is that players who have left the franchise have ...

Redmen strikers stumble at Heritage Soccer Showcase

Prep Sports

Above, Marquette’s Connor Johnson advances the ball against Huron High School Saturday in Saginaw. (Photo submitted). The Redmen boys soccer team traveled downstate for the Heritage Soccer Showcase Tournament and was dealt three losses. Marquette fell to Heritage 1-0, Huron 2-1 and ...

Close no longer close enough

Prep Sports

2019 schedule (* West PAC Copper Division game) Thurs., Aug. 29 — * at Iron Mountain, 7 p.m. ET Fri., Sept. 6 — * CALUMET, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 — * at Hancock, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 20 — at Manisitque, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27 — ISHPEMING, 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 — ...

Beautiful day at the Park

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Temperatures hung around in the 50s, while the morning sun shone down on Lake Superior and over Presque Isle Park. It made for a perfect setting to end the first week of the high school cross country season for seven teams ...