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Munising’s Kianne Wendt tops in Skyline Central Conference volleyball

MARQUETTE — Led by Player of the Year Kianne Wendt, co-champion Munising placed five players and Superior Central had two on the Skyline Central Conference honors teams released by the league on Monday. Both Alger County schools had a member of the First Team and Second Team, with Munising ...

Marquette Senior High School Redettes bow out in district volleyball opener

PETOSKEY — Marquette Senior High School bowed out of the MHSAA postseason tournament in its opening match on Tuesday night, falling in the Class A district that is being hosted by Alpena. The Redettes traveled to Petoskey in this nontraditional-format district, where the first round matches ...

Kyle Hemminger leads Superior Central football all-league honors

RAPID RIVER — Kyle Hemminger was Superior Central’s top award winner in the Western Eight Conference football awards recently handed out. The senior was named conference Individual Sportsmanship Award winner in polling conducted by the league’s coaches. Earning all-conference honors ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 20-26

High school volleyball districts open tonight

MARQUETTE — Just over half of area teams — six of 11 — begin the high school volleyball postseason tonight. The other five kick off their district tournaments on Tuesday night. Munising faces Superior Central at 7 p.m. today in Rapid River to kick off that Class D district. Newberry ...

Patriots charge forward

By BRENDAN QUEALY Traverse City Record-Eagle ELK RAPIDS — The first offensive plays from scrimmage for both Elk Rapids and Westwood set the tone for the game in Saturday’s MHSAA Division-7 playoff contest. The Elks’ starting quarterback, Skyler Spangler, went down hard and hit ...

Munising falls in first round of Division 8 playoffs

By BEN MURPHY For the Journal GAYLORD — Munising has now become the latest victim of Gaylord St. Mary star running back Cal Gilling. The workhorse Snowbird torched the Mustangs for four touchdowns and 250 yards on Saturday, handing Munising a 28-14 Division 8 pre-district loss. ...

Newberry gridders fall in first round to Frankfort

By Sault Ste. Marie Evening News Staff FRANKFORT - Newberry had no answers to contain Frankfort in a Division 8 pre-district football playoff game Friday night. Frankfort’s Griffin Kelly ran for 268 yards and four touchdowns as the Panthers rolled past Newberry 48-6. Newberry’s lone ...

Munising, Superior Central volleyball squads team up for Dig For a Cure

Members of the Munising and Superior Central high school JV and varsity volleyball teams pose during the Alger County schools' cooperative Dig For a Cure night on Oct. 12 to raise money to battle cancer awareness and for research. Each team wore pink jerseys as a show of support. (Submitted photo)

Marquette Senior High School boys wins Upper Peninsula Soccer Finals

The Marquette Senior High School boys varsity soccer team won the championship of the Upper Peninsula Soccer Finals held at Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette on Oct. 14. Behind the goalkeeping of Ben Noble, the Redmen won both of their games with shutouts. In the first game, a 2-0 win over ...

Negaunee cross country teams sweep U.P. Runner of the Year honors

ISHPEMING — Colton Yesney was enjoying a successful cross country season until two weeks ago when he suffered a season-ending ankle injury. The Negaunee senior, however, received his due during Thursday’s meeting of Upper Peninsula cross country coaches. Yesney, who was undefeated prior ...

Munising football team takes to the road

MUNISING — After missing out last season, the Munising football team is back in the MHSAA Division 8 playoffs. But the Mustangs will not have an easy journey ahead of them as they will have to spend it all on the road if they want to make a trip to Ford Field like they did in 2014. All ...

Munising stays in hunt for Skyline volleyball crown

NORWAY — Munising continued its bid for the Skyline Central Conference volleyball title on Wednesday with a three-set sweep of Norway. The once-beaten Mustangs (22-5-4, 9-1 Skyline) need to win at Superior Central tonight to share the league championship with Carney-Nadeau. The two Alger ...