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Prep Sports

Emeralds claim district volleyball title with 4-set win at Bark River-Harris

HARRIS — The Manistique High School volleyball team rallied from losing the first set Friday night to defeat Bark River-Harris in four sets, 19-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-19, and win an MHSAA Division 3 district championship in Harris. “I think we just had to remind them of the style of play ...

Gwinn works on creating a football playoff winning streak

GWINN — The drought finally ended for the Gwinn High School football team on Friday when the Modeltowners traveled downstate and defeated East Jordan to get their first playoff win since 1999. Even though the Modeltowners came out ahead in the MHSAA Division 8 first-round game, GHS head ...

Negaunee Miners get redemption from time off with opening playoff win

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee football team was at a disadvantage last Friday since it hadn’t been allowed to practice for awhile before traveling to Gladstone for the first round of the MHSAA Division 6 playoffs. The Braves were also a team that beat the Miners earlier in the ...

Negaunee, Gwinn advance in Modeltowners-hosted volleyball district

ISHPEMING — The Negaunee and Gwinn high school volleyball teams posted straight-sets shutouts of their local opposition on Tuesday evening in the semifinals of their MHSAA Division 3 district tournament that is hosted by Gwinn. While no information was available from the Modeltowners’ ...

Teen Titans triumph: Traverse City West ends Marquette’s volleyball season

MARQUETTE — The Traverse City West High School volleyball team was looking to play aggressively from start to finish heading into Wednesday’s MHSAA Division 1 district semifinal match. They definitely accomplished that goal, beating Marquette 18-25, 25-19, 25-12, 25-20. The Titans used ...

Manistique volleyball team impressive in district opening sweep of Norway

MANISTIQUE — Manistique’s volleyball season will continue after they beat the Norway Knights in three straight sets on Monday night in the first round of the MHSAA Division 3 district tournament at the Emeralds’ gym. Manistique prevailed 25-15, 25-7, 25-9. Helmed by Hannah Burklund, ...

SC’s Frusti top kicker in Great Lakes 8

By Journal Sports Staff ENGADINE — Superior Central senior Kyle Frusti was named the Kicker of the Year in the Great Lakes Eight Conference in recent voting among the league’s teams. Frusti was also named as a quarterback on the eight-player football league’s all-conference team along ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 16-22

Munising Mustangs’ 8-player football season ends downstate in 34-22 loss

INDIAN RIVER — Sometimes an Upper Peninsula football team’s season comes to an abrupt halt below the Mackinac Bridge. That’s what happened to the Munising Mustangs on Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs were plagued by turnovers and a slow start, then weren’t able to recover as they ...

Area volleyball teams open district play Monday, Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Seven of the area’s 11 high school volleyball teams will be in action on Monday evening, with the other four taking the court against each other on election night Tuesday. The Monday seven are spread around Divisions 1, 3 and 4, with the Tuesday four going at each other in a ...