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Prep Sports

Redmen defeat Eskymos on road

ESCANABA — The Marquette baseball team took down Escanaba 4-1 Wednesday night behind a two-hit night from Hunter Doucette and the pitching of Garrett Finkbeiner. Doucette had a double, single and knocked in a run, while Finkbeiner struck out seven to earn the win on the mound. John Thomson ...

Marquette runners open with a bang

The Division I prep track and field teams of the Upper Peninsula got their first taste of large competition at the Superior Dome Classic Tuesday afternoon. Both Marquette teams finished first in total points, with the boys earning 153 points and the girls totaling 73 points. Negaunee's ...

Westwood Patriots softball sweeps doubleheader against Manistique Monday

MANISTIQUE — The Westwood Patriots softball team swept Manistique Monday afternoon, 9-7 in the opener and 10-1 in the nightcap. In the first game, the Patriots were led offensively by Shae Blewett, who went 4 for 4. Raija Stille had three hits for Westwood, while Kimmy Collins had two. ...

Cougars feeling superior

MARQUETTE — The Superior Central Cougars track and field team began a new era under head coach Ryan Kleven Monday afternoon at the Division III Dome Invitational in Marquette. Kleven, who’s beginning his first season with the Cougars, said the indoor competition was a good way to start ...

Marquette Senior High School baseball Redmen open season with road split

HARRIS — Garrett Finkbeiner and Blake Henriksen combined on a three-hitter as Marquette defeated Bark River-Harris 10-3 to open the Redmen’s high school baseball season on Thursday. The host Broncos came back in the nightcap to post a 6-3 win. Finkbeiner started the opener and allowed ...

Rapid River sweeps Superior Central Cougars in softball season-opener

EBEN — The Superior Central High School softball team had a tough opening date against Class D power Rapid River on Thursday, falling 19-0 and 11-1 at home. Brittany Schwartz didn’t allow a Cougar runner to reach base in the opener over the game’s three innings as teammate Richelle ...

MHSAA seeks student advisers

EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association is seeking sophomores to serve on its Student Advisory Council for the next two school years. Four boys and four girls from the Class of 2019 will be selected for two-year terms to meet on matters related to maintaining and ...

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the fall high school sports season

Marquette Senior High School Redettes blanked twice in soccer games

KIMBERLY, Wisconsin — The Marquette Senior High School girls soccer team opened the spring sports season on Saturday with a pair of shutout losses on a windy day in Wisconsin. MSHS fell to the No. 5-ranked team in Wisconsin, host Kimberly, 7-0, in the morning, holding the game close at 2-0 ...

Michaela Peramaki sets Munising pole vault record

HOUGHTON — Munising senior Michaela Peramaki set a school record by clearing 11 feet in the girls pole vault at the Michigan Tech Indoor Invitational high school track and field meet Thursday. That beat her old mark of 10-7 she set at the Mustangs’ previous meet, also an indoor meet at ...

Mustang tough

MUNISING — Some basketball teams can only hit opponents with a quick jab, but for the past couple of seasons, the Munising Mustangs girls squad has pummeled teams with their 1-2 punch. Seniors Frankie Mattson and Marissa Immel have played ball with each other since grade school and they’ve ...

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for March 15-31

All-UP Boys Basketball 2016-2017

MARQUETTE — The Negaunee boys basketball team has made three trips to the Class C quarterfinals in the past five seasons, including one trek just a few weeks ago. A lot of this year’s success came from the Miners’ 1-2 senior punch of Trent Bell and Dre Tuominen. The tandem were ...

All-UP Boys Basketball 2016-2017

MARQUETTE — Awards were spread out all over at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association meeting Wednesday afternoon with four area players picking up honors in Class A-B-C. Ishpeming junior Hart Holmgren was Marquette County’s only representative on the Class ...