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Prep Sports

Gwinn mourns loss: Modeltowners football coach Dion Brown dies Wednesday

GWINN — The Gwinn Area Community Schools and the greater Forsyth Township community is in mourning after the death of Modeltowners varsity head football coach Dion Brown on Wednesday evening. The GACS, through Superintendent Sandra Petrovich, released a short statement about the ...

Republic-Michigamme Hawks boys basketball falls at Watersmeet, 79-55

WATERSMEET — Kolin Conklin hit six baskets in the third quarter but it wasn’t enough to turn around the fortunes of the Republic-Michigamme boys basketball team in a 79-55 loss at Watersmeet on Thursday night. Conklin finished with a team-high 19 points in this Copper Mountain Conference ...

Foster Wonders leads Iron Mountain boys basketball past Manistique, 81-41

IRON MOUNTAIN — Foster Wonders scored 26 points and Iron Mountain’s offense continued to hum along on high octane, dropping Manistique 81-41 in a Mid Peninsula Conference boys basketball game played Thursday. The state-ranked No. 2 Mountaineers (9-0) have outscored their opponents 245-119 ...

Republic-Michigamme boys basketball team falls 70-53 at Ewen-Trout Creek

EWEN — The Republic-Michigamme boys basketball team was in a tight battle early with Ewen-Trout Creek Tuesday, but a rough second quarter caused the Hawks to fall behind and they were handed a 70-53 loss. Eli Luokkala led R-M with 16 points, while Derek Koski had 11. Eric Abramson was ...

Redmen domination: Marquette hockey team blanks Kingsford 7-0 at home Tuesday

"We haven’t played that game yet and I’ll tell you on March 14 if we’ve played that game. If we win the state title, I’ll be happy." — Doug Garrow, Marquette head hockey coach, on whether the Redmen have achieved perfection ----------------- MARQUETTE — When the Marquette and ...

Marquette Redmen boys rock Ishpeming; Gwinn, Westwood fall at home

MARQUETTE — It took a little while for the Marquette boys basketball team to get rolling, but once it started, the Redmen didn’t look back as they defeated Ishpeming 80-46. Kameron Karp led a balanced Marquette attack with 13 points, while Gavin Argall had 14 for the Hematites. Leading ...

Manistique Emeralds girls beat Munising in overtime, 54-53; R-M falls

MUNISING — Manistique outlasted Munising 54-53 in overtime after playing a close girls basketball game throughout on Tuesday night. Megan Matson led the Mustangs with 24 points, while Crystal Murdock had 12. Emilee McDaniel was Manistique’s offensive leader with 18 points and Brooke ...

Charge to wins: Westwood swimmers sweep Ishpeming-Negaunee

"It’s a good neighborhood rivalry." — Milton Braga, head coach, Westwood boys and girls swimming and diving -------------------- ISHPEMING — The Upper Peninsula Finals are less than a month away and right now, swimming and diving programs around the peninsula are trying their best ...

Negaunee boys basketball team coasts to big 70-31 victory at Hancock

HANCOCK — The Negaunee boys came to town on Monday and did what they do best — win basketball games. The Miners defeated Hancock handily in a 70-31 win. It was their ninth win in a so-far perfect season. Negaunee quickly jumped out to a 8-0 lead as it dominated inside, including ...

Superior Central, Munising boys basketball teams win

EBEN — The Superior Central boys survived major foul trouble at home Monday night as they hung on for a 47-43 basketball triumph over Republic-Michigamme. The Cougars led 25-15 at halftime and 28-27 after the third quarter of this nonconference contest. “We were real patient on ...

Rapid River defends well vs. Superior Central boys basketball in 53-34 win

RAPID RIVER — Rapid River got defensive in a 53-34 home win over Skyline Central Conference foe Superior Central Friday night in a boys basketball game. The Rockets (5-2, 4-2 SC) forced the Cougars into 25 turnovers and held them to 12-of-51 shooting from the field. Rapid River also won the ...

Carney-Nadeau’s size too tough for Munising girls

MUNISING — The Munising girls basketball team had a rough night Friday against Carney-Nadeau. The Mustangs struggled to handle the Wolves’ size and couldn’t generate much offense as they were dealt a 45-17 loss. Sandra Boulton led C-N with 16 points, while Tessa Wagner had 12. Megan ...