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Munising girls basketball team sprints past Superior Central, 68-31

MUNISING — The Munising girls basketball team has been struggling to get a good start in each game this season. It happened again Wednesday night against Superior Central. However, the Mustangs recovered quickly and got good games from the Matson sisters, Megan and Jenna, for a 68-31 win. ...

Making the star work

MARQUETTE — One of the keys to victory for the Marquette girls basketball team on Tuesday night was containing Gladstone’s top player, Megan Crow. The Redettes did just that, limiting last year’s All-Great Northern Conference and All-Upper Peninsula First Teamer to just five ...

Esky hits buzzer-beater to defeat Negaunee girls

ESCANABA — Nicole Kamin could only be held down so long. After being held to just six points through three quarters, Escanaba’s star junior forward came alive in the fourth, scoring nine points, including a game-winning floater at the buzzer, to lift the Eskymos to a 50-48 ...

Hematites take down Flivvers

KINGSFORD -- On Tuesday night, the Kingsford Flivvers Girls Basketball team welcomed the Ishpeming Hematites to the Kingsford Middle School Gymnasium for a non-conference matchup. Ishpeming and head coach Ryan Reichel came away with a 48-31 victory. The key to the game Tuesday night for the ...

Gladstone boys hold on to top Ishpeming in opener

GLADSTONE — After a raucous first half, the Gladstone boys’ basketball team held on to earn a 65-53 season-opening win against the Ishpeming Hematites here Tuesday. After a half dominated by Gladstone’s defense, the Braves led 27-14 entering the third quarter of this Mid-Peninsula ...

Negaunee, Munising, Manistique boys all earn wins

NEGAUNEE — Tuesday night was the season opener for several boys basketball teams around the Upper Peninsula and the Negaunee Miners got off to a fantastic start as they got a big night from senior Jason Waterman and took down Escanaba 52-43. Waterman led all scorers with 26 points, while ...

Calumet tops Redmen icers in OT

MARQUETTE — Through 34 minutes of play, it appeared that the Calumet Copper Kings hockey team was well on its way to a win over the visiting Marquette Redmen. In the final 17 minutes, the Redmen struck twice, forcing overtime. The Copper Kings struck just 1:02 into the extra session to earn ...

R-M girls, boys basketball fall

FELCH — It was a rough night for the Republic-Michigamme girls basketball team Tuesday as it fell to North Dickinson 73-14. The Nordics held a big 23-2 lead after the first quarter, were up 48-11 at the half and continued rolling from there. Three ND players finished in double figures ...

I-N swimmers lose to Houghton

NEGAUNEE — Senior Owen Morton and junior Annika Tervo were the winners for the Ishpeming-Negaunee swimming and diving teams in a dual meet against powerful Houghton at Negaunee High School on Tuesday. Morton won the boys’ 50-yard freestyle in 27.37 seconds, while Tervo took the girls’ ...

Bowling hall induction on Sunday

ISHPEMING — The fifth annual induction ceremony for the Marquette County Bowling Hall of Fame will be held Sunday afternoon at River Rock Lanes in Ishpeming. Socializing and hors d’oeuvres will be available before and after the ceremony set to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the center’s banquet ...

Newberry girls basketball team outlasts Manistique Emeralds in overtime

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique girls had trouble putting the ball through the hoop in overtime here Monday night in a 55-51 basketball loss to the Newberry Indians. Manistique led 38-32 after the third quarter of the nonconference contest. “It was kind of a back-and-forth game,” Emeralds ...

Marquette Senior High School swimmers dominate Westwood Relays

ISHPEMING — Marquette proved its superior depth with a dominating performance at the Westwood Relays high school swimming and diving meet held at the Patriots’ pool on Saturday. The Redmen and Redettes won 14 of the 17 events staged in boys, girls and mixed four-person relays. Marquette ...

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Dec. 1-6

Marquette Redettes girls basketball team gets into win column

PETOSKEY — It took a little longer than many may have expected, but the Marquette girls basketball team got into the win column Saturday in the consolation game of Petoskey Invitational by defeating the host Northmen 63-30. Maria Millado and Aspen Michelin each had 19 points for the ...

Powerful Patriots pummel Flivvers

ISHPEMING — Every sports team will have some jitters going into its first game of the season, no matter how much experience that team brings to the table. It didn't take long for the Westwood girls basketball team to find its groove on Friday night though. Despite a slow start in the first ...

Westwood swimmers sweep Ishpeming-Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — It didn’t take long into this season for a school record to fall during a high school swimming and diving meet held at Negaunee High School on Thursday. Westwood’s Brock Sundberg scored a Patriots-record 230.2 points in the diving to help WHS defeat Ishpeming-Negaunee 86-27 ...

Negaunee girls hold off Gladstone

GLADSTONE — It came down to the final minute as the Negaunee girls’ basketball team held on with an iron grip to get its second win in as many games against the Gladstone Braves here Friday. The Miners held off the Braves 54-48 in Mid-Peninsula Conference action. With 1:48 left in the ...

Marquette dominates Kingsford in the pool

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School freshman Quinn Kerekes dueled with Kingsford’s Kolbe Raiche in a pair of boys events and finished in a 1-1 draw during a high school swimming and diving meet held at the MSHS pool on Thursday. Kerekes touched out Raiche in the 100-yard backstroke ...