Prep Sports

Wisconsin girls trio too much at Border Bash

IRONWOOD — Over half of the points for the Northern Wisconsin girls came from a trio of Clayton players who led the team to an 89-80 victory over Northern Michigan in the sixth annual Kiwanis Classic Border Bash Wednesday night. MVP Kailey Ketz had 23 points to lead Wisconsin and she was ...

Negaunee baseball season ends with loss to Gladstone in Division 3 regionals

GLADSTONE — If there’s one thing coach Kelly Shea has preached to his Gladstone baseball team, its that it needs to get off to faster starts. The Braves picked a good time to do that, jumping out to a 4-0 lead and riding it to a 6-0 shutout win over Negaunee in a Division 3 regional ...

Redmen’s Olivier, Miners boys named best in Division 1 tennis

KINGSFORD — To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Alexander “Alec” Olivier of Marquette has been named the Upper Peninsula Division 1 boys tennis Player of the Year. Also no surprise was that Negaunee was named the Team of the Year. Olivier completed a perfect — as in never a loss — ...

Border Bash popular

IRONWOOD — Four girls and one boy from Marquette County, along with a girls player from Baraga, will try to lift the Northern Michigan team to victories at the sixth annual Kiwanis Classic Border Bash being held in Ironwood this evening. With all-star teams from northern Wisconsin providing ...

Miners of gold: Emily Paupore, Chloe Norman lead Negaunee girls track team

"I knew all that hard work she put in earlier in the year would pay off." — Vickie Paupore, Negaunee girls track coach, on her daughter and Miners junior Emily Paupore --------------------- KINGSFORD — Typically it may be hard to find a strong one-two punch on a girls track and field ...

Negaunee Miners claim both sides of WIN golf meet

CHAMPION — While champions were crowned last week at the Upper Peninsula Finals in MHSAA high school golf, there was still one last grudge match to be settled on Monday afternoon between three western Marquette County schools. The annual WIN — Westwood, Ishpeming and Negaunee — meet ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of May 23-28

Marquette bows out in district baseball opener

ESCANABA — Marquette fell to Escanaba 5-4 in its opening game of the MHSAA Division 2 baseball district tournament played in Escanaba on Saturday afternoon. The Eskymos had reached the tourney semifinal after defeating Cheboygan 8-2 on Tuesday. Later Saturday, Petoskey won the district ...

Negaunee Miners capture Division 3 baseball district

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee needed extra innings against a surprisingly tough semifinal opponent, then breezed through the championship game to capture the MHSAA Division 3 district baseball championship at home on Saturday. Playing at its Iron Town Field, the Miners needed nine innings to fend off ...

Home course advantage

IRON RIVER — West Iron County defended its home turf, sweeping the boys and girls MHSAA Division 2 U.P. Finals on Thursday. The Wykons' boys carded a team score of 319 at George Young Resort, located 10 miles east of Iron River. Norway (366) took second place, followed by Hancock (362), St. ...

Ontonagon boys, girls repeat as D3 U.P. golf champions

GLADSTONE — North Central freshman Bryson Mercier made his first trip to the Upper Peninsula Division 3 Golf Finals a successful one here Thursday as he earned medalist honors with 74 strokes. “I played real good today,” he said. “I had been struggling the past week, but made it ...