Sports

Marquette’s Larson named MWC North Player of the Year

Local Sports

By Journal Sports Staff DE PERE, Wis. — Marquette native Hunter Larson was one of six St. Norbert College baseball players named to the All-Midwest Conference North Division Team announced Monday. Larson, a senior shortstop, was also named MWC North Division Player of the Year as ...

Battle to the end

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee boys tennis team might’ve had a losing record in championship matches Saturday, but that was the only thing that wasn’t a slam-dunk success for the Miners at their own Negaunee Invitational high school boys tennis ...

Look to the West for fun

Sports Columns

It’s getting closer to Memorial Day, but it’s still hockey season in North America. On the surface that might not sound so good, but it’s turned into a good thing this season as the NHL’s conference finals are offering some interesting scenarios. Looking at them all, it’s time ...

Making the grade

Prep Sports

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — High school track and field athletes from five Upper Peninsula high schools were running, throwing and jumping for glory on Friday at an MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 regional. Hosted by Marquette Senor High School, these athletes ...

MSHS, Mustangs win in Munising

Prep Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MUNISING — The Marquette boys and Munising girls carried the day at the Munising Invitational high school golf meet held at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in Munising on Friday. Led by medalist Tyler Bergwall, the Redmen won by a comfortable 45-stroke margin over ...

Ishpeming boys win, girls 2nd at D-2 regional at Manistique

Prep Sports

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press MANISTIQUE — Manistique’s Shelby Misniakiewicz wanted to place in at least one individual event in Friday’s MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional track meet. She got her wish on a sunny, breezy and seasonably cool day, taking fourh in the ...

Miller stars for Purple Hornets boys

Prep Sports

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain dominated at the Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional meet on Friday. The Mountaineers boys and girls swept the championship trophies with comfortable margins as their teams combined to win 17 events. The girls team ...

One foot in front of the other

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — The MSHAA track and field regionals are arguably the most important meet of the year as they determine who will be competing in the various events at the Upper Peninsula Finals in June and many local athletes moved one step closer Thursday toward achieving their ultimate goal of ...

Westwood netters top Marquette, Munising ties Gladstone

Prep Sports

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Finals are quickly approaching and the Westwood boys tennis team seems to be hitting its stride at the right time. The Patriots took down Marquette 7-1 Thursday and swept all four of the doubles matches as they improved their record to 7-2-1. In the ...

Munising boys, girls take second at Division 3 regionals

Prep Sports

MUNISING — None of the current Mid Peninsula High School girls are old enough to remember when their school last won a track regional. The Mid Pen girls were celebrating a Division 3 championship Thursday, however, which is believed to be their first in 30 years. Mid Pen scored 53 points ...

Gladstone baseball continues strong season with win over Redmen

Prep Sports

GLADSTONE — Parent’s Night for Gladstone Braves baseball was a success Thursday night all the way around with an impressive 12-6 win over the Marquette Redmen. Marquette’s Hunter Doucette hit a two run second inning home run for a short-lived 2-0 lead before the Braves erupted for five ...

NMU track athletes named all-region

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — The three women’s track and field athletes from Northern Michigan University headed to the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championship Meet have also been named to the All-Midwest Region team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. They are all seniors, ...

NMU golf-theater outing planned

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — Athletics and theater will make an uncommon combination at the inaugural Arts and Athletics golf outing to be held June 28 at the Marquette Golf Club. A benefit for the Northern Michigan University Theatre and Athletics departments, the outing will be held at the club’s ...

Bay College holds basketball camps

Local Sports

ESCANABA — The Bay College men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold a three-day skills camp for boys and girls entering grades 3 to 8 this fall at the end of July. Women’s head coach Rae Drake and men’s head coach Matt Johnson along with members of both teams will lead the camp, ...

Negaunee baseball team closing gap on powerhouse Gladstone

Prep Sports

NEGAUNEE — The Gladstone Braves are considered by many to be one of the best baseball teams in the Upper Peninsula and they showed it Wednesday afternoon in a doubleheader sweep of Negaunee. The Braves topped the Miners 6-2 in the opening game before getting their bats going in the ...

Rapid River Rockets softball team sweeps Marquette Redettes

Prep Sports

RAPID RIVER — Timely hitting helped Rapid River pull off a sweep of Class A Marquette in a high school softball doubleheader played at the Rockets’ field on Wednesday. RR, which improved to 20-7 with 3-1 and 6-1 victories, scored a run in each of the first three innings of the ...