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Prep Sports

Westwood boys prevail, Manistique falls to Rapid River

ISHPEMING — A strong start wasn’t enough for the Gladstone boys here Tuesday night in a 69-51 basketball loss to the Westwood Patriots. “I thought we played a real nice first quarter,” Braves’ coach Dane Quigley said. “We scored 22-23 points, which is right where we wanted to be, ...

Houghton icers squeeze out 6-2 win over Miners

HOUGHTON — It is not often that when two teams play to a 6-2 score in a high school hockey game, both coaches feel the opposite way of how conventional wisdom says they should feel. That is exactly what happened Tuesday evening at Dee Stadium. The Division 3 No. 5 Houghton Gremlins ...

Marquette Redmen pick up hockey win

TRAVERSE CITY — A quick mid-game outburst was enough to propel the Marquette Senior High School hockey team to a 4-1 victory at Macomb Dakota on Saturday. The Redmen broke a scoreless tie with three goals in 126 seconds in the middle of the second period, while a fourth goal in the final ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 4-9

Marquette swimmers, Westwood divers win at Splash-n-Dash

MARQUETTE — Marquette won three events and Westwood two at the annual Splash-n-Dash high school swimming and diving meet held at Marquette Senior High School on Saturday. Though team scores weren’t kept, Sault Ste. Marie had the most success winning, taking five girls and three boys ...

Gwinn, Ishpeming wrestlers win at Escanaba Elks

ESCANABA — Two area wrestlers won championships at the Escanaba Elks Invitational held Jan. 4. Gwinn freshman Xander Luoma pinned Ishpeming senior Christian Carello at 1:43 to capture the 130-pound title, while another Hematites senior, Alaric Martin, won the title at 189 with a pin at 1:25 ...

Gladstone Braves fend off Gwinn boys’ surge to win

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys basketball team pulled ahead and held on against a Gwinn surge here Friday to win 75-56 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference game. The Braves finished the last two minutes of the first quarter on a 9-3 run to pull even at 17-17 going into the second. Despite a ...

Iron Mountain boys escape Westwood Patriots’ gym with 53-35 win

ISHPEMING — Guarding Iron Mountain’s Foster Wonders and Marcus Johnson is a tall task. At least one of those All-Upper Peninsula Dream Teamers from last season, Johnson, was kept in check thanks to the work of Westwood sophomore Marcus Boase. Boase limited Johnson to just 10 points, his ...