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Prep Sports

Emotions in check: Negaunee girls tennis team rallies to top Marquette 5-3

"That was a pretty inspiring effort by all the girls here (Monday)." — Kyle Saari, head coach, Negaunee girls tennis ------------------- MARQUETTE — When the pressure is on and the team is counting on you, it can be difficult to keep your emotions under control anywhere, including on ...

5 area schools in initial Upper Peninsula high school football rankings

UPSSA High School Football Polls --------------------- This week’s U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association poll (with first-place votes, if any, record and total votes): ------------------------ Large Schools 1. Escanaba (5) 3-0 35 2. Calumet (2) ...

Westwood girls tennis team breezes past Escanaba, 8-0

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls tennis team faced an unscheduled, tough opponent here Monday as the Westwood Patriots overpowered the Eskymos 8-0. The Eskymos fell in each flight in two sets, with No. 1 doubles going to a seventh victory in both sets. However, Esky’s Maddy Ide and Alison ...

Ishpeming boys cross country team rules in Copper Country, too

CALUMET — Last week the Houghton girls welcomed a few new members to their varsity cross country team. They were helpful here Monday as the Gremlins earned top honors in the West PAC Confernence opener — the Calumet Invitational — with 39 points. They were followed by Chassell with 56 ...

Westwood Patriots, Munising Mustangs volleyball teams fall in 3 sets

ISHPEMING — Bark River-Harris won its fourth straight match by posting a three-set victory at Westwood in a nonconference high school volleyball meeting held Monday evening. The Broncos prevailed 25-20, 25-19, 25-10. “We knew this was going to be a big game for us in a string of three ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 6-12

Finishing the job

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer GWINN — Last week, the Lake Linden-Hubbell football team held a double-digit lead at the half against Ishpeming, but was unable to hang on to complete the victory. On Friday night, the Lakes finished the job as they once again held a considerable ...

Calumet prevails in defensive battle over Westwood, 14-8

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — It may have been one of the most anticipated games of the season among Upper Peninsula football fans. Calumet and Westwood had two defensive battles on the gridiron last season, the second game a playoff tilt that ended 6-0 in favor of ...

Redmen, Negaunee win

By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — Marquette collected its first win under new head coach Eric Mason, shutting out Sault Ste. Marie 31-0 Friday night at VanCitters Field. Marquette sophomore quarterback Austin Ridl passed for 108 yards and three touchdowns. The Redmen (1-2) put ...

Gladstone slides past Gwinn girls tennis team

GLADSTONE — It took a little while for Gladstone senior Olivia Saari and junior Marnnea LaFave to find their rhythm in a high school girls tennis meet on Thursday. They did just that in the second set as they rallied past Gwinn’s Raina Humphrey and Kadie LaRock 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 ...

Negaunee Miners sweep Ishpeming Hematites in high school volleyball

NEGAUNEE — Abbie Tollefson made eight kills and teammate Alexa Gravedoni served five aces to lead Negaunee to a three-set victory over Ishpeming in a high school volleyball match played at Lakeview Memorial Gym in Negaunee on Thursday evening. The Miners won 25-7, 25-14, 25-15 as Larissa ...

Negaunee wins, Gwinn falls in girls tennis matches

KINGSFORD — Negaunee needed three sets at several flights, but powered its way to a sweep of doubles in a 7-1 victory at Kingsford in a high school girls tennis meet held Monday. The Miners’ Shayla Williams and Maci Austin won 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 over Maggie Meneghini and Karlee Hulkkonen at ...

Manistique boys win own high school cross country meet

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique boys kept a championship trophy at home here Wednesday, earning top honors in their own invitational cross country meet. Manistique, placing four runners among the top eight, scored 30 points. The Emeralds were followed by Engadine 53 and Mid Peninsula ...

Taking down a rival

NEGAUNEE — The Marquette volleyball team earned a three-set win over Negaunee at Lakeview Memorial Gym on Tuesday night. The Redettes (11-2) topped the Miners (2-2) 25-19, 25-15, 25-14. MSHS head coach Ann Crandell-Williams said it was nice to earn a win over a rival, but still sees some ...

Munising spikers fall short in five-set loss with BR-H

HARRIS — Flip the script. That was the pregame message to the Bark River-Harris volleyball players from assistant coach Jason Lockwood before their match against Munising here Tuesday. Tired of losing to the Mustangs, the Broncos showed incredible fight and toughness to pull out a 3-2 ...

Marquette runners win Kingsford Invite

IRON MOUNTAIN — Will somebody please turn on the air conditioner? If it were possible to run cross country meets indoors, that request would have likely been granted here Tuesday. Since that’s not the case, runners had to be prepared to deal with the heat and humidity in the Kingsford ...