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Prep Sports

Newberry flies past Carney-Nadeau, 55-8

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press POWERS — Newberry raced out to a 34-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 55-8 victory over Carney-Nadeau in an eight-player high school football game played at North Central’s field on Friday night. The visiting Indians rolled up the big halftime lead ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the period from Sept. 21-Oct. 3

Ishpeming’s Lola Korpi earns top cross country honor in West PAC

NEGAUNEE — Despite not being able to attend the conference meet on Friday, Ishpeming did well when it came to high school cross country honors in the West PAC. Honors were determined on Friday during the conference meet held at the Negaunee Township Hall trails, but it was also the first ...

Westwood football team romps; Gwinn, Munising take losses

ISHPEMING — The high school football playoffs are quickly approaching and the Westwood Patriots seems to be hitting their stride after dominating Gogebic 42-8 Friday. Westwood was led offensively by Garrett Mann, who had 18 carries for 146 yards and three touchdowns. Zach Carlson also ...

Houghton Gremlins upset Negaunee Miners football team in overtime

HOUGHTON — A powerful Negaunee High School football team got all it wanted from the Houghton Gremlins on Friday night. And a little more. The “more” came when Gremlins stunned the favored Miners in overtime, 15-13. An ecstatic first-year coach Micah Stipech wasn’t sure if the win ...

Copper Country Christian takes Upper Peninsula Division 2 soccer title

NEGAUNEE — The little school that could really did. A team made up of the Copper Country Christian School and homeschoolers from that area won its first championship at the Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals in boys soccer held at Peter Waara Park in Negaunee Township on Saturday. The ...

Marquette, Negaunee high school volleyball teams each win in 4 sets

MARQUETTE — Marquette stayed at home and pulled off a victory in a battle of high school volleyball titans on Thursday night. The Redettes defeated Houghton in a nonconference match in four sets, 25-15, 25-18, 24-26, 25-13, to improve to 10-1 overall, which includes a perfect 4-0 record in ...

Ishpeming Public Schools halts sports for time being

ISHPEMING — All athletic events in the Ishpeming Public Schools have been postponed or canceled until further notice, the school district announced in a brief news release on Thursday. That is part of the school district canceling in-person learning for two weeks, starting today and lasting ...

Ishpeming Hematites, Negaunee Miners fall in high school volleyball matches

IRON RIVER — The hard-luck Ishpeming Hematites volleyball team lost another five-set match at West Iron County on Tuesday after suffering a similar fate twice last week. The Wykons prevailed 25-15, 21-25, 22-25, 25-20, 15-11 as Ishpeming fell to 2-9. Last week, the Hematites also lost at ...

Upper Peninsula Soccer Championships set for Saturday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Fans will be admitted to the Upper Peninsula Soccer Championships to be held at the Kaufman Sports Complex in north Marquette on Saturday. This boys high school tournament will feature the host Redmen, Iron Mountain, Kingsford and Houghton playing a round-robin format with a ...

Key plays propel Gwinn

By MATT “SWEETS” McCARTHY Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — Gwinn converted two key offensive plays in the second quarter, but it was a pair of stout defensive stands in the final period that lifted the Modeltowners to a 14-12 victory at Norway at the Knights’ Ronberg Field on ...

Prep Football Roundup: Patriots, Miners, Redmen all victorious

By Journal Sports Staff L’ANSE — Zach Carlson and Garrett Mann combined to run for nearly 350 yards as each also completed a pass in Westwood’s 55-15 high school football victory at L’Anse on Friday night. Carlson ran for 192 yards in 17 carries, including runs of 57, 32 and 27 ...

Ely named boys hoops coach at Superior Central High School

By Journal Sports Staff EBEN — A Gwinn High School basketball coach has been hired as the head coach for the varsity boys basketball program at Superior Central High School in Eben. Adam Ely is a 2002 graduate of Marquette Senior High School who most recently spent four years as boys ...

Marquette tops 11-player high school football poll

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School Redmen have shot to the top of the 11-player poll from the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. MSHS (3-1) is the leader with 20 total points, including one vote for first. Sault Ste. Marie (3-1) was right behind in ...