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Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Superior Central Cougars football team blanked 46-0 at Rudyard

RUDYARD — Friday night started with two eight-player football teams looking to get back to the .500 mark as the Superior Central Cougars paid a visit to the Rudyard Bulldogs in a Great Lakes 8 Conference game. When the mud settled, the Bulldogs hung a 46-0 shutout on the Cougars and reached ...

Working OT for a win

ISHPEMING — Overtime football games aren’t a common occurrence in Marquette County or anywhere else in the Upper Peninsula. However, on Friday night, an area contest went into the extra session for the second time this fall. This time, it happened on the west end as Ishpeming ...

Redmen tagged with heatbreaking 28-25 loss to Alpena

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Heartbreak is something all teams, players and fans will deal with every now and again. The Marquette Senior High School football team experienced heartbreak on Friday, unable to complete a late rally as the Redmen fell to ...

Manistique picks up 2nd win at Munising’s expense

By Escanaba Daily Press MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Emeralds picked up a victory for homecoming on Friday, taking down Munising 29-7 in a West PAC Iron Division contest. The Emeralds (2-4) got another big performance from Schyler Andersen, who accounted for all four of their ...

Gwinn Modeltowners, Manistique Emeralds prevail over rivals

GWINN — Gwinn prevailed over Gladstone in four sets at a high school volleyball match held Thursday evening. The Modeltowners won 20-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-18 as Gwinn improved to 15-7-2 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-Peninsula Conference. GHS is also 4-0 in the West PAC. Gwinn coach Toni ...

Marquette boys win, girls 2nd at Gladstone Barnyard Classic cross-country meet

FLAT ROCK — The outcome of a girls cross country race was decided by a matter of inches here Thursday as Kingsford junior Melanie Wenzel squeezed past Menominee sophomore Hayden Buck for top individual honors in the Gladstone Barnyard Classic. Each girl covered the 3.1-mile course in 20 ...

Area high school football teams falling into expected divisions

EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association came out Tuesday with a list of high school football teams with three or more wins through Week 5 of the season, and area teams making the list are firmly entrenched in the division they’ve traditionally been in. The MHSAA ...

Westwood runs away with MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 tennis title

KINGSFORD — The Westwood Patriots continued their stranglehold at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals in girls tennis here Wednesday, winning their fourth straight title with 22 points. Westwood, which gained at least a share of title for the 10th time in 11 years, was followed by ...

Marquette runs away for boys soccer mercy-rule 8-0 win over Sault Ste. Marie

MARQUETTE — Fall weather officially arrived in the Upper Peninsula Wednesday afternoon as temperatures fell below 50 degrees and an icy wind blew across the soccer field at the Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette. But the cold didn’t seem to bother the Marquette boys team at all as the ...

Westwood volleyball team falls to motivated Gladstone Braves

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves had a little extra motivation in their volleyball match against Westwood here Tuesday. “I told them if they won by a sizable margin in the first two sets, they could do their crazy rotation they wanted to do (in the third set),” Braves’ coach Bill ...

Superior Central volleyball team falls in 3 sets at Carney-Nadeau

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau dominated Superior Central in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball match on Tuesday, sweeping the match in three sets, 25-13, 25-6, 25-13. SC led early in the first set, but after a serving error into the net, the Wolves found the momentum to stay ahead for good. ...