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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal at the 12th annual U.P. Football All-Star Game on June 29

Rev up the scoring

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The 12th annual Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game was a booming success that sent 87 seniors from around the U.P. off on a high note. It was Travis Ojala who sent his team to victory as well, with the Calumet linebacker notching a ...

Gwinn girls Brooke Mannor, Trisha McGuire to play basketball at Bay College

GWINN — Two former Gwinn High School girls basketball players will continue their playing careers at the next level as Bay College announced that Brooke Mannor and Trisha McGuire have joined its women’s basketball roster. Mannor was an All-West PAC honorable mention, All-Mid-Peninsula ...

UP Softball All-Star Games: Girls get another chance to shine on diamond

NEGAUNEE — One final time. One final time for power hitters to put the bat to the ball. One final time for pitcher’s to get that crucial strikeout. One final time for infielders to have dust kicked up in their face as they try to tag a sliding runner out. One final time for outfielders to ...

Niemi named head coach for IHS boys hoops

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — George Niemi has been promoted to the varsity level again. After being promoted to Ishpeming High School varsity football head coach from the junior varsity level in May, Niemi will jump from the JV squad again, but this time on the basketball ...

A new man in charge

ISHPEMING — Westwood High School will have a familiar face leading its varsity boys basketball program this winter. Scott Syrjala, Patriots head football coach, boys track and field coach, and boys junior varsity basketball coach, will take the reigns of the varsity squad as well, first ...

MSHS football camp starts Monday

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School football camp starts Monday. The camp dates are next Monday and Thursday; Monday July 9 and Thursday, July 11; Monday, July 15 and Thursday, July 18; Monday, July 22 and Thursday, July 25; and Monday, July 29 and Thursday, Aug. 1. The time for each ...

U.P. All-Star softball games set for Thursday

NEGAUNEE — State champions have been crowned and the official high school softball season has come to an end. However, you will have one more chance to see the star senior players of the Upper Peninsula on Thursday when Negaunee hosts the U.P. All-Star Softball games at LaCombe Field. 31 ...

Superior Central boys basketball coach resigns

EBEN JUNCTION — Branson Richard has resigned as Superior Central varsity boys basketball head coach according to a press release sent out Tuesday afternoon by district superintendent and K thru 12 principal Bill Valima. “Branson has a young family and we understand his reasons for ...

Escanaba girls win 2nd straight state championship

EAST LANSING — Back-to-back, baby. Escanaba was the more poised team, showing its veteran experience and continuing to make winning plays in capturing its second straight Division 2 softball state championship with a 7-3 win over Stevensville Lakeshore here Saturday. Esky ace Gabi Salo ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of June 5-13

Final showcase on the court

By ROB ROOS Sault News NEWBERRY — It was a final basketball showcase for the Upper Peninsula’s best recently-graduated seniors Saturday. The North prevailed twice, winning both the girls and boys’ games at the 34th annual All-Star Classic, held for the first time at Newberry High ...

Negaunee Miners, Westwood Patriots softball players honored

NEGAUNEE — After winning their district and regional tournaments, it’s not surprising that the Negaunee High School softball squad dominated the all-star teams from those events. In the regionals, in which the Miners posted a 14-1 win over Kingsley and 15-0 decision over Gladstone, ...