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Prep Sports

Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes grind out football win at home over Newberry Indians

LAKE LINDEN — On a day when great Lake Linden-Hubbell High athletes of the past were recognized, the current football team decided to write a chapter of its own. On an oppressively hot and humid day, the Lakes recorded their first win of the season with a 34-20 victory over the Newberry ...

Patriots end 25 years of frustration against Iron Mountain

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — It has been a long time coming for the Westwood football team, but they finally toppled the Mountaineers. The Patriots (4-1, 1-1 Mid-Peninsula Conference) ended their long losing streak to Iron Mountain with a 34-0 victory Friday ...

Marquette overcomes adversity for 2nd win

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — There were a lot of reasons for Marquette Senior High School to lose its football game at Petoskey on Friday night. But none stopped the Redmen from instead pulling out a 27-26 victory against the Northmen in a nonconference game. MSHS had struggled at ...

Gwinn volleyball team pulls out comeback

BNEGAUNEE — The Gwinn High School varsity volleyball team had to pull off a comeback to keep its dual meet record perfect with a five-set victory at Negaunee on Thursday night. The Modeltowners prevailed 25-21, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-7 to improve to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-Peninsula ...

Marquette sweeps at Stephenson cross country meet

BANAT — The Dale Fountain Memorial Course for cross country runners had lain dormant for nearly three years after fire destroyed a nearby home in 2014. That changed on a sunny and hot Thursday as the Stephenson Eagles took the first step toward reviving the Dale Fountain Invitational meet, ...

Singles carry Redettes to GNC tennis title

ESCANABA — Singles players carried the day for Marquette Senior High School as the Redettes won the Great Northern Conference girls tennis meet held at Escanaba on Wednesday. “The girls played well and I'm really proud of them,” Marquette coach Derek Sandstrom said of his team’s ...

MSHS boys hand Kingsford 1st loss of the season

KINGSFORD — Though Mother Nature tried to get in the way, Marquette found enough time to hand the Kingsford High School boys soccer team its first loss of the season in Kingsford on Wednesday. Trevor Salmon’s pair of second-half goals carried the Redmen to a 3-1 victory at Commemorative ...

Depth helps Munising sweep at Superior Central

EBEN — A group of area runners was introduced to a new cross country course at the Superior Central Invitational held Wednesday. Munising fared best on this sunny, warm and windy day, taking both girls and boys team titles. The Mustang girls placed five among the top nine and scored 26 ...

Gwinn pulls off comeback in volleyball match at Westwood

ISHPEMING — Gwinn came back from losing the opener to defeat Westwood in four sets during a Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball match on Tuesday evening. The Modeltowners prevailed 13-25, 25-13, 25-8, 25-21. Pacing Westwood was Liz Farley with eight kills and nine digs, while Allya Jones ...

Negaunee Miners cross-country runner Colton Yesney sets another course record

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee’s Colton Yesney broke his own course record and the Miners’ Emily Paupore took the individual girls crown at the annual WIN Meet in high school cross-country held at Negaunee Township Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Ishpeming captured the boys team title with 22 points, ...

Redettes, Miners, Patriots post sweeps

MARQUETTE — Seasonably mild conditions set up for a perfect day to play tennis, which five area schools did on Monday afternoon. Marquette swept Kingsford 8-0, as did Westwood over Gwinn and Negaunee over Escanaba, while Ishpeming fell to Gladstone ...

Shining on offense

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Jason Waterman and Drew DuShane each had big nights propelling the Negaunee Miners football team to its first win of the season over Iron Mountain 35-0 at Miners Stadium on Friday night. Negaunee improved to 1-3 while Iron Mountain ...

Patriots’ comeback falls short at Gladstone

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Westwood and Gladstone hooked up in a Mid-Peninsula Conference showdown between unbeaten teams Friday night that didn’t disappoint. The Braves relied on three big plays, slowed down Westwood’s potent ground attack and pulled off a ...

Camilli, Nofal pace Marquette

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Tauni Camilli was Marquette’s top finisher in 12th place in the girls varsity race at the Marinette, Wisconsin, Invitational held on Saturday. The Redmen and Redettes sent their “B” teams to Marinette, with their regular top runners having ...

Eskymos outscore Marquette

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Offensive fireworks were in full display at the Escanaba Athletic Field on Friday night as the Eskymos gained a 45-28 Great Northern Conference football victory over Marquette. The teams combined for 10 touchdowns, with seven covering ...

Miners’ Yesney medals at Spartan cross country

By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — One area runner earned top-30 medalist honors at the prestigious Spartan Invitational cross country meets held at Michigan State University on Saturday. Senior Colton Yesney of Negaunee placed 25th out of 288 runners in the boys high school Elite ...