Prep Sports

Munising upends Ishpeming Hematites, Marquette ties West Iron County

ISHPEMING — The competition was fiercest at the No. 4 flights as Munising pulled off a 7-1 high school boys tennis victory at Ishpeming on Wednesday afternoon. The Hematites (0-5-1) won their only match at No. 4 doubles, where Preston Collette and Fisher Skoglund gutted out a 6-4, 6-4 ...

Westwood 3rd at George Young girls golf meet

IRON RIVER — Westwood finished third among five scoring teams at the George Young Invitational high school girls golf tournament held at the George Young Golf Course on Wednesday. Led by Laci Moffatt’s 108, the seventh best score of the day, the Patriots totaled 472. Ontonagon and West ...

Negaunee baseball team dominates in sweep of Calumet

KEARSARGE — The Negaunee High School baseball team has been working hard in the batting cages over the last few weeks, honing their skills at the plate. The Miners’ hard work paid off on Tuesday as they slugged their way to a sweep of Calumet at Wolverine Field. They won the first game, ...

Marquette boys win, Negaunee girls 2nd at Range Bank Invite golf meet

CHAMPION — The Marquette boys golf team had a solid day on the course Tuesday afternoon and took home the title at the Negaunee Range Bank Invitational played at Wawonowin Country Club. The Redmen finished with a score of 320, while Norway was runner-up with 343. “The boys played ...

Negaunee sweeps, Westwood splits on softball diamond

L’ANSE — After a tough outing at the Petoskey Invitational on Saturday, the Negaunee softball team found its groove again Monday in a doubleheader sweep of Gwinn. The Miners took that offensive momentum with them into Tuesday as they swept another twinbill over L’Anse 11-1 and 16-1. ...

Ishpeming, L’Anse split in hastily scheduled softball doubleheader

ISHPEMING — It was a nice day to play softball, so the L’Anse High School team made the drive to Ishpeming for a doubleheader on Monday afternoon. The games were scheduled over the weekend after a scheduling mix-up left the Hematites high and dry after Kingsford had to cancel its Monday ...

Westwood ties for first place in boys golf meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford and Westwood shared boys team honors Monday in a high school golf triangular at Pine Grove Country Club. The Flivvers and Patriots each shot 201. Medalist Matt Solda shot a five-over-par 41 to lead Kingsford while Colin Bjorne paced Westwood with a 43 as freshman ...

Negaunee Miners, Marquette Redmen rally for baseball twinbill sweeps

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee scored early and often in the nightcap and withstood committing five errors to complete a sweep of L’Anse in a high school doubleheader held at Irontown Field on Monday. The Miners put together a six-run rally in the bottom of the sixth and final inning in the opener ...

Negaunee, Marquette roll to boys tennis wins

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee boys tennis team continued to roll Monday following its big victory at the Kingsford Invitational on Saturday. The Miners blanked Westwood 8-0 Monday, not dropping a set the entire meet, to improve its dual meet record to 8-0. “Coming off a strong weekend, it was ...

West PAC softball tourney set

ISHPEMING — In what will be an otherwise all Houghton County-hosted tournament, Negaunee plays at Ishpeming to kick off the West PAC high school softball tournament on Friday afternoon. In what amounts to a play-in game, the Miners and Hematites square off at 4 p.m. to whittle the field ...

MHSAA basketball, football playoff rules to change

LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association has made some important changes to the playoff rules in its high school postseason football and basketball tournaments. Both sports will see changes in the way teams are seeded or selected. The changes were approved at the spring ...

Redmen baseball earns split at Petoskey Invite

PETOSKEY — The Marquette Senior High School baseball team split a pair of games against downstate competition at the Petoskey Invitational on Saturday. The Redmen are back in action a 4 this afternoon with a home doubleheader against Kingsford at Gerard Haley Memorial Field. On Saturday, ...

Redettes runners-up at Wisconsin soccer tourney

WAUPACA, Wis. — Marquette won a pair of games before falling in the championship of the Comet Varsity Invitational to finish as runner-up among eight teams on Saturday. The Redettes opened with a 5-1 victory over Marinette, Wisconsin, as senior captain Lauren Kurzawa and sophomore Paige ...

Miners golden at the plate

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The weather hasn’t exactly been accommodating to baseball teams around the Upper Peninsula this spring, but on Saturday afternoon, the clouds parted and the temperature warmed up just in time for the Negaunee Invitational tournament. Not only ...

Negaunee netters win Kingsford Invitational

By Journal Sports Staff KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Invitational tennis meet operated under an interesting format Saturday morning, but that didn’t faze the Negaunee boys. The meet was a five-team round robin with each match consisting of two short sets, starting at 2-2, with no third ...

Negaunee girls fall three times in Petoskey

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — The Negaunee softball team wanted to assess where it was as a team Saturday at the Petoskey Invitational and the Miners found out that they have room for improvement. The Miners faced some of the best teams in the state and came up short in all three ...