Prep Sports

L’Anse falls to Jeffers in high school hockey, 9-3

HOUGHTON — L’Anse tied the game three times, but eventually Jeffers was able to pull away for a 9-3 high school hockey victory at Michigan Tech’s MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Monday night. The Purple Hornets’ Foster Miller tied the game 1-1 just 4:47 after it started, Ethan Pattison ...

Doing splits in the pool

NEGAUNEE — The weather may have still been cold on Monday night, but the Ishpeming-Negaunee and Manistique swimming and diving teams blistered the pool with fast times at Negaunee High School. The teams split a dual meet with the I-N boys winning 85-45 and the Manistique girls coming out on ...

Westwood girls finish with 12-0 flourish to win at Bark River-Harris

HARRIS — The Westwood girls basketball team used a big fourth quarter to overcome Bark River-Harris on Monday night. The Patriots came back from a six-point deficit to defeat the Broncos 58-50 in a nonconference game. “I really think we gutted this thing out,” said coach Kurt Corcoran ...

Redettes’ shut-down defense leads to win

KINGSFORD — Marquette shut down Kingsford for the final six minutes and emerged with a 43-31 Great Northern Conference girls basketball victory on Monday. The Flivvers (6-2, 1-1) closed to 35-29 with 6:31 left. But the Redettes (9-1, 2-0) halted the comeback by allowing just two points the ...

Negaunee boys, Baraga girls top first U.P. polls of season

IRONWOOD — Five area teams broke into the top five and two others received votes in the first high school basketball polls of the season conducted by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. The tallies were announced today and will be released on Tuesdays throughout ...

Munising boys pull away late from Manistique

MUNISING — A lack of long-range shooting kept scoring down, but Munising still had enough to keep its record perfect after a 52-34 victory over visiting Manistique in high school boys basketball action on Monday. Just five players for the 7-0 Mustangs scored, but four of them reached double ...

Bryant outscores Brimley in Newberry’s easy win

NEWBERRY — Only for fans of Taylor Bryant could Monday look like a disappointing night for the Newberry High School girls basketball star. The senior two-time all-stater scored 35 points to lead the Indians to an easy 71-26 victory over visiting Brimley in a game moved up from Wednesday on ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 2-6

Seaborg, Gencheff, Kirk lead MSHS skiers

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Three Marquette Senior High School skiers picked up individual victories as their school swept to boys and girls titles at the Marquette Invitational downhill meet held at Marquette Mountain on Friday. Brad Seaborg had a more than four-second victory in ...

Johnson times 2

NEGAUNEE — Manistique had no answer for Negaunee’s Johnson sisters on Friday night. The Miners duo helped their team defend home court with an easy 79-25 win over the Emeralds in a Mid-Peninsula Conference game. The Johnsons combined for 41 points, with junior Aleda tallying 24 while ...

Cougars can’t get go-ahead shot to fall at Rapid River

By DENNIS GRALL Escanaba Daily Press RAPID RIVER — Rachel Bintner played about a third of the game Friday night. And she didn’t attempt a shot until it mattered most. The Rapid River junior guard found herself in the right spot at the right time and banked a 3-point shot off the ...

Bryant gets 3rd triple-double of season in Newberry win

By Journal Sports Staff RUDYARD — Senior Taylor Bryant recorded her second consecutive triple-double and third of the season in Newberry’s easy 71-32 victory at Rudyard in girls basketball action on Friday night. Bryant, a senior who has been named Class D all-state the past two ...

Redmen roll early

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Redmen jumped out early on Kingsford at home Thursday night, holding off the Flivvers 51-32 for a Great North Conference win. Marquette opened with a commanding 17-2 run, nine points coming from freshman guard Joe Ostrowsky, who led all scorers with 14 points while ...

Wonders leads IM past Westwood boys

IRON MOUNTAIN — Westwood’s offense failed to ignite effectively against Iron Mountain’s defense on Thursday night in a Mid-Peninsula Conference game as the Mountaineers prevailed 62-41. The Mountaineers were led by Carson Wonders, who broke the 1,000-point barrier on Monday against ...

Kraemer’s late bucket lifts Norway girls over Ishpeming

NORWAY — Norway outlasted Ishpeming 44-42 in a battle of Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball unbeatens Thursday. Jordan Kraemer’s bucket with 56 seconds left in the game proved to be the difference. The reigning Mid-Peninsula Conference Player of the Year scored 19 points in the ...

R-M boys build winning streak

REPUBLIC — The Republic-Michigamme High School boys basketball team not only equaled its win total of last season, but the Hawks now sport a winning streak. Junior Dylan Hanninen scored 20 points to lead R-M to a 54-48 victory over Bessemer on Thursday night. With a win at Lake ...