Prep Sports

MSHS football camp starts Monday

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School football camp starts Monday. The camp dates are next Monday and Thursday; Monday July 9 and Thursday, July 11; Monday, July 15 and Thursday, July 18; Monday, July 22 and Thursday, July 25; and Monday, July 29 and Thursday, Aug. 1. The time for each ...

U.P. All-Star softball games set for Thursday

NEGAUNEE — State champions have been crowned and the official high school softball season has come to an end. However, you will have one more chance to see the star senior players of the Upper Peninsula on Thursday when Negaunee hosts the U.P. All-Star Softball games at LaCombe Field. 31 ...

Superior Central boys basketball coach resigns

EBEN JUNCTION — Branson Richard has resigned as Superior Central varsity boys basketball head coach according to a press release sent out Tuesday afternoon by district superintendent and K thru 12 principal Bill Valima. “Branson has a young family and we understand his reasons for ...

Escanaba girls win 2nd straight state championship

EAST LANSING — Back-to-back, baby. Escanaba was the more poised team, showing its veteran experience and continuing to make winning plays in capturing its second straight Division 2 softball state championship with a 7-3 win over Stevensville Lakeshore here Saturday. Esky ace Gabi Salo ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of June 5-13

Final showcase on the court

By ROB ROOS Sault News NEWBERRY — It was a final basketball showcase for the Upper Peninsula’s best recently-graduated seniors Saturday. The North prevailed twice, winning both the girls and boys’ games at the 34th annual All-Star Classic, held for the first time at Newberry High ...

Negaunee Miners, Westwood Patriots softball players honored

NEGAUNEE — After winning their district and regional tournaments, it’s not surprising that the Negaunee High School softball squad dominated the all-star teams from those events. In the regionals, in which the Miners posted a 14-1 win over Kingsley and 15-0 decision over Gladstone, ...

Best basketball of the U.P.

NEWBERRY — Some of the Upper Peninsula’s best high school basketball players from the past season will be in Newberry on Saturday for the 34th annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Classic. It is the first time the game will be held in Newberry. Other games have been held at Marquette Senior ...

GNC softball awards announced

ESCANABA — After dominating seasons on the softball diamond, Escanaba and Gladstone were heavily rewarded at the Great Northern Conference’s first coach’s meeting in Escanaba May 29. Six Eskymos and six Braves were selected to the All-Conference team, headlined by Esky ace pitcher Gabi ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the period from May 29 to June 1

L’Anse bows out in MHSAA Division 4 softball regional

NORWAY — The high school softball season drew to a close for L’Anse after the Purple Hornets fell 8-0 to Bark River-Harris in the MHSAA Division 4 regional semifinals on Saturday. L’Anse (9-15) appeared to have some jitters in the opening frame as the Broncos scored four times, taking ...

Striking regional gold

NEGAUNEE — It took a while for the Negaunee softball team to find its groove Saturday afternoon, but once it did, the Miners wouldn’t let up. After pounding Kingsley 14-1 in their MHSAA Division 3 regional semifinal match a game earlier, the Miners faced a Gladstone ...

MSHS’ Kurzawa top player in U.P.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marquette’s Lauren Kurzawa and Kingsford’s Erica Whittkopf topped the list of All-Upper Peninsula Girls Soccer Conference selections announced Friday. League coaches named Kurzawa the Offensive Player of the Year while Whittkopf was selected the Defensive Player of the ...

Redettes’ Trombley all-district

ESCANABA — Alexis Trombley of Marquette Senior High School was named to the all-tournament team after the MHSAA Division 2 district softball tournament held in Escanaba last weekend. She was named as the utility player. Marquette lost to Petoskey 9-2 in the opening round on May ...

Go out with a bang

KINGSFORD — If someone was trying to name the leader of the Westwood boys track and field team, they’d probably look first to Nathan Beckman. The senior sprinter set a school record in the 200-meter dash at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 Finals last Saturday and was the anchor ...

Negaunee’s Carter Richardson named baseball MVP in West PAC

NEGAUNEE — Eight members of the Negaunee High School baseball team and four players from L’Anse earned honors as the West PAC named all-league awards this week. The Miners, winners of the league championship, also won two of the top three awards — senior Carter Richardson was named ...

Coach Buck Nystrom’s football camp set for Monday in Gwinn

GWINN — Coach Buck Nystrom’s annual three-day football camp for linemen and seven-on-seven skill players will be held Monday through Wednesday at Gwinn High School. For players in grades 8 to 12, sessions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. each day. Open registration will be held from 4 to 5 ...