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Prep Sports

The Patriot games

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — For the first time, the Westwood Patriots captured the Mid-Peninsula Conference softball tournament championship Saturday afternoon, mercying Norway 15-0 in just four innings in Negaunee. Westwood, which entered the tournament as the No. ...

Negaunee wins its own invite

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — It looks like another Upper Peninsula Finals championship could be on the horizon for the Negaunee High School boys tennis team. The Miners won their own tournament, the Negaunee Invitational, Saturday in impressive fashion by taking six of ...

Redettes cruise to regional track win

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The Marquette girls are starting to hit their stride just at the right time. That was apparent Friday at Escanaba High School as the Redettes captured the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 regional track and field title with 75 points. They ...

Marquette boys run away from pack

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The Marquette boys continued their winning ways Friday as they dominated the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 track and field regional meet at Escanaba High School with 93 points. They were followed by Gladstone with 39, Sault Ste. ...

Trevor Uren leads Negaunee boys at Kingsford golf meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — Trevor Uren shared medalist honors and a pair of teammates finished within two strokes of the top spot to lead the Negaunee boys to the title at the three-team Kingsford high school golf meet held at TimberStone Golf Course in Iron Mountain on Thursday. Uren shot a ...

Mid-Peninsula Conference softball tourney Saturday in Negaunee, Ishpeming

NEGAUNEE — The format for Saturday’s Mid-Peninsula Conference softball single-elimination tournament was announced Thursday afternoon with games in Negaunee and Ishpeming. Westwood received a bye as the No. 1 seeded team, with the other six conference members playing quarterfinal games. ...

Marquette Redettes post girls soccer shutout at Houghton

HOUGHTON — The Marquette Senior High School girls soccer team had to battle cold and rain Thursday afternoon, but the Redettes fought their way through it and took out Houghton 2-0. Marquette senior Deni Peterson stepped up big, scoring both of the Redettes’ goals in the first half off ...

Miners continue to excel

ISHPEMING — Despite a weather delay, six high school track and field teams battled through the cold Friday evening at Westwood High School in the Division I regionals with the Negaunee girls and Houghton boys coming out victorious in overall points. The Negaunee girls’ first place finish ...

Ishpeming dominates Division 2 regional

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Winning the meet was only secondary to Ishpeming track and field coach P.J. Pruett, but the dominance the Hematites showed at its MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional left him beaming. “I’m very proud of the effort our kids gave today,” he ...

Munising tennis gets second win

By Journal Sports Staff GLADSTONE — The Munising tennis team used some good performances from its doubles squads to defeat Gladstone 5-3. The Mustangs (2-3) swept all of the doubles matches and won the No. 4 competition by forfeit. The best match was at No. 1 doubles where the Munising ...

Quigley named Gladstone boys basketball coach

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Dane Quigley was named boys varsity basketball coach at Gladstone High School on Wednesday, according to athletic director Andy Jacques. Quigley has served as the Braves’ junior varsity coach the past seven years and currently is head ...

Norway’s Leiker resigns as basketball coach

By LINDA LOBECK Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — Longtime Norway High School boys basketball coach Ben Leiker submitted his resignation this week. Leiker coached Norway to 12 district titles in 18 years. He also won three Mid-Peninsula Conference titles. Last year, the Knights were ...

Gladstone beats storm, Negaunee in high school baseball action

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee baseball team had to literally try to ride out the storm Wednesday afternoon as it tried to play a home doubleheader against Gladstone. But the Miners couldn’t outlast either the weather or the Braves offense as Gladstone rallied for an 11-5 win. The second game ...

Negaunee Miners boys tennis team blanks Iron Mountain to remain undefeated

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Negaunee tennis team kept its undefeated season alive Wednesday by defeating Iron Mountain 7-0. The Miners (9-0-1) won every flight except No. 1 singles, which was called a draw with Negaunee’s Eric Hurst and IM’s Tysen Wadge tied at deuce in the second set. Hurst ...

Norway Knights sweep Ishpeming in high school softball doubleheader

NORWAY — Norway recovered from early deficits to sweep Ishpeming in a Mid-Peninsula Conference softball doubleheader played Tuesday. In the opener, Norway trailed 1-0 in the first inning and 3-2 in the fourth before pulling away for a 9-4 win. Ishpeming opened the second game with four ...

Escanaba sweeps Marquette Redettes in high school softball

MARQUETTE — Escanaba swept a pair of three-run decisions from Marquette in a high school doubleheader hosted by the Redettes on Monday afternoon. Escanaba posted a 3-0 shutout in the opener before winning 4-1 in the nightcap. In another doubleheader played in Gwinn, Negaunee also swept ...