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Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 17-22

15 area swimmers, divers named All-U.P.

By Journal Sports Staff GWINN — More than 40 percent of high school swimmers and divers honored as All-Upper Peninsula came from area teams. Fifteen of the 37 honorees were from the area, including 10 from Marquette Senior High School, which won the boys team title. There were also two ...

3 Redmen icers earn league honors

By Journal Sports Staff CALUMET — Marquette junior forward Joey Phillips, junior defenseman Aydin Frost and sophomore goaltender Tyler Bergwall have earned all-conference honors from the Great Lakes Hockey Conference. Phillips and Frost were named to the league’s Second Team, while ...

Gwinn, Newberry victorious

By Journal Sports Staff EBEN — Gwinn worked the ball inside early and often Friday night to build an early lead and take a 67-51 victory over Superior Central in a boys basketball game played Friday night. “We started out well with good energy and created some good opportunities for our ...

Calumet speed keeps Marquette Redmen hockey players on their heels

CALUMET — There was one simple difference Thursday night between Calumet Copper Kings and the Marquette Redmen that anyone in the Calumet Colosseum could see — the Copper Kings used their speed to take advantage of the Redmen en route to a 3-0 victory to close out the regular season. With ...

Marquette Senior High School girls win cross country skiing state title

TRAVERSE CITY — The Marquette Senior High School girls cross country ski team won the Michigan High School state championship at the VASA Trails last weekend. Freshman Ericka Asmus led the Redettes with an overall runner-up finish. Senior teammate Bethany Wright was fifth, junior Isabel ...

Comeback spurs Redmen to victory over Gladstone

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School boys basketball team overcame an early nine-point deficit Wednesday night to defeat the Gladstone Braves, 54-47, in a matchup of top-five Upper Peninsula Class ABC teams. The Redmen began their comeback in the second quarter after falling behind ...

Win keeps Negaunee alive in M-PC boys race

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee defeated Westwood 62-44 in a high school boys basketball game played Wednesday at Lakeview Memorial Gym that was crucial for the Miners. It kept Negaunee alive in its quest to gain at least a share of the Mid-Peninsula Conference title with just two games to go. The ...

Phillips nets 2 goals in MSHS win Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Sophomore Tanner Phillips scored twice and added an assist in Marquette’s 7-1 high school hockey victory over Negaunee at Lakeview Arena on Tuesday night. The Redmen’s special teams were clicking on this night. Including one by Phillips, the Redmen (14-8-2) scored on ...

Munising draws tough assignment

MUNISING — The Upper Peninsula’s lone representative in the MHSAA state team wrestling finals will have an uphill battle on its hands this weekend. Despite a 22-3 record, Munising was pegged as the No. 8 seed out of eight Division 4 schools competing at Central Michigan University in ...