Prep Sports

Kingsford topples Westwood 45-41

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — The Westwood High School girls basketball team just never found a foothold to overcome Kingsford in a 45-41 loss on Friday. The Patriots (0-1) held within a few points of Kingsford’s lead for most of the game but a three-pointer by ...

Gladstone softball coach steps down

By DENNIS GRALL Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Life takes all kind of different twists and turns that require a variety of adjustments to the plan. Ashley Hughes is going through that adjustment, and in her case it is a particularly painful experience from the tragic death of her ...

Redmen icers rally to beat Romeo 3-2 in overtime

By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — The Marquette Redmen hockey team came out of this weekend’s Sault Ste. Marie Showcase with a split. The Redmen (2-2) fell to Utica Eisenhower 5-2 Friday, but bounced back to defeat Romeo 3-2 in overtime Saturday. Junior forward Joe Philips ...

Redettes win Petoskey Invite

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — The Marquette Redettes basketball team won the Petoskey Invitational Saturday with a 39-38 win over Brighton. Marquette defeated Manton 54-34 on Friday. Amber Huebner was named tournament MVP. Chloe and Claudia Hale were also named to the All-Tournament ...

Hunter delivers win to Gladstone at home

By Mike Mattson Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Coach Eric Lundin had a chat Friday night with Taylor Hunter before the Gladstone girls basketball home opener against Gwinn. What did Lundin tell his junior forward? “He told me to come out and give it all I had and that’s what ...

Miner girls crush Manistique

By Journal Sports Staff MANISTIQUE — The Negaunee Miners put forth another dominant performance on the court Friday as they rolled past Manistique 63-21. Aleda Johnson had 16 points to lead Negaunee’s balanced scoring attack, while Hailey Fezatt chipped in 10. The Miners (2-0) ...

MSHS swim teams sweep

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School dominated a dual swimming and diving meet against Kingsford on Thursday, winning the boys meet 100-50 and the girls 118-48. The Redmen and Redettes won all the relays and most of the individual events. Double individual winners for the MSHS girls ...

Vikings win home opener

BARAGA — The Baraga girls basketball team built a 23-16 halftime lead and held off Ewen-Trout Creek 45-36 in the Vikings’ home opener on Thursday night. Casey Mleko led the way for the Vikings with 17 points, but she spent much of the game in foul trouble. “When she was in the game, ...

Negaunee’s Trevor Borlace comes up big

"I love it here and it’s my last season, so I want to make it a good one." — TREVOR BORLACE, senior, Negaunee High School hockey NEGAUNEE — Last season was a rough one for the Negaunee High School hockey team, but after Thursday’s game against L’Anse, it’s clear that ...

Slow start hurts

"We threw everything we could at their goalie, but he played really well." — Doug Garrow, head coach, Marquette Redmen   MARQUETTE — A slow start can hurt you in hockey and the Marquette Redmen got burnt early against Escanaba on Tuesday. The Eskymos (1-3) ...

L’Anse pulls off upset at Chassell

CHASSELL — Bailey Froberg had all the right answers for the L’Anse High School girls basketball team in Tuesday night’s opener at Chassell. Froberg, a senior guard, tallied 10 of her game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a 48-43 Purple Hornets’ upset win. LHS coach ...

Negaunee girls basketball team looking to improve on last year’s success

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School varsity girls basketball team brings back most of its key players while trying to defend its Mid-Peninsula Conference championship — and more. The Miners breezed through an undefeated 12-0 conference record last season in capturing the title, then ...

Negaunee boys basketball team wants to close the deal this time around

NEGAUNEE — After a disappointing end to their 2015-16 season, the Negaunee High School varsity boys basketball team is hungry for a chance to regain their dominance in the Mid-Peninsula Conference. Negaunee had high hopes last year after a 19-0 start, but ended their regular season ...

Baraga Vikings boys basketball team to take it to the inside

BARAGA — Minus past firepower, the Baraga High School varsity boys basketball team will now rely on a combination of veterans and newcomers. Brendan Varline was among the scoring leaders in the Copper Country with a nearly 20-point average. He, Austin Smith and several others were ...