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Prep Sports

Cool hand Luke: Negaunee’s Luke reflects on tennis career

NEGAUNEE — During the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 boys tennis finals on June 2, players from the six competing schools duked it out long into the evening for the right to call themselves champions. While all that was going on, Negaunee’s Will Luke was shooting the breeze with some ...

Skyline Central Conference honors in baseball, softball

By Journal Sports Staff EBEN — The Skyline Central Conference handed out its baseball and softball awards recently and some local players were some of the honorees. For baseball, Superior Central was named co-champion of the SCC along with Norway. Kyle Frusti, Parker Maki, Mathew McLaury ...

Negaunee ends season with first loss, at regional finals

By DREW KOCHANNY Petoskey News and Journal staff BOYNE CITY — When asked about the 38-1 season put together by his Negaunee Miners girls’ softball team, the first word that Coach Randy Carlson used was “remarkable.” “I never dreamed we would go through the regular season ...

Hematites fall in Div. 4 regional softball finals

By JOHN VRANCIC For the Mining Journal RAPID RIVER — A strong post-season run came to an end for the Ishpeming Hematites here Saturday as they dropped a 6-1 softball decision to the Rudyard Bulldogs in a Division 4 regional final. The Hematites, who held off Hancock 6-5 in their opener, ...