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Prep Sports

Marquette starts fast in 37-14 win at Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone football team stumbled out of the gate against the Marquette Redmen here Friday and couldn’t find the momentum to overcome it as the Braves fell 37-14 in a Great Northern Conference contest. The Braves trailed 17-0 at the half, but earned their first touchdown on ...

Hematites swept aside

ISHPEMING — The West Iron County High School varsity volleyball team rolled through Ishpeming with ease at the Hematites' gym on Tuesday night. The Wykons won in straight sets 25-18, 25-13 and 25-17, completing the season sweep of Ishpeming in dual match play. The performance was backed ...

Emeralds too much for Modeltowners

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Emeralds continue to show their dominance. Facing a good Gwinn team for the second time this year, the Emeralds controlled most of the match to complete a 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-22) volleyball sweep here Tuesday. Trailing 9-8 in the opening set, Manistique’s ...

Superior Central spikers outlast North Central in five sets

POWERS — The Superior Central volleyball team grounded the North Central Jets in a nip-and-tuck five-setter (15-25, 26-24, 20-25, 25-13, 15-13) here Tuesday as the Jets fell short of getting their first win of the season. It all came down to the fifth set. North Central came out quick with a ...

Munising Mustangs volleyball team sweeps North Central Jets after slow start

POWERS — Sometimes in volleyball all you need is a little bit of momentum. That proved to be the case here Monday as Munising overcame a sluggish start to win the first set and carry that momentum to a three-set sweep of North Central. The Mustangs won 26-24, 25-19, 25-17. MHS (3-8) ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 3-10

Bark River-Harris Broncos ease past Manistique Emeralds in football, 20-6

HARRIS — After an explosive and muddy first half, a waterlogged defensive duel decided the outcome as Bark River-Harris held down Manistique to win 20-6 on Friday in a West PAC Iron Division contest. The Broncos were first on the board with a breakout 60-yard rush from Clayton Eichhorn with ...

Westwood starts fast, cruises past L’Anse

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Some might call it football weather, but conditions weren’t the most ideal around the Upper Peninsula on Friday night. With hail coming down at kickoff, along with piercing winds and blistering 40-degree temperatures, the winner of ...

Area well represented with All-West PAC cross country honors

NEGAUNEE — Fifteen boys and the same number of girls have been named All-West PAC in cross country, the league announced Thursday. Runners of the Year were also the winners of Thursday’s final West PAC meet held in Negaunee, the Miners’ Emily Paupore for the girls and Houghton’s Joe ...

Rapid River tames Superior Central in volleyball in 3 sets

RAPID RIVER — Rapid River tamed Superior Central for a three-set sweep in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball match on Thursday. The Rockets prevailed 25-21, 25-22, 25-17. In the first set, Superior Central led early before RR built momentum as Rapid River’s Myah Pearson aced it to ...

Marquette Redettes sweep Menominee on volleyball court

MARQUETTE — On the color wheel, it’s well-known that red shines much brighter than maroon. On Thursday night, the Marquette volleyball team definitely outshone Menominee as the Redettes swept the Maroons in three sets. Marquette came back to win the first set 25-16, dominated the second ...

Miners of all kinds honored tonight at Negaunee football game

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee High School will honor its long-time varsity football coach Dick Koski at its home game against a team that shares its nickname, the Gogebic Miners, at 7 p.m. today. “What makes this game even more unique is the history behind the nickname,” a post on the NHS website ...

Marquette sweeps Great Northern Conference cross country titles

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marquette overwhelms even the largest schools in the Upper Peninsula with its numbers at cross country meets this season. MSHS placed all seven of its runners in the top 10 to score 27 points and earn its seventh straight boys title at the Great Northern Conference meet ...

1982 Negaunee cross country record still stands

In Monday’s Sports on Page 2B with a stand-alone photo of Negaunee cross country runner Emily Paupore, her time at the downstate Portage Invitational of 18:31.1 was reported as a school-record time. Since then, it’s been discovered that the Miners’ Beth Collins ran a 3.1-mile course in ...