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Prep Sports

Marquette Redettes volleyball team falls to Calumet in 3 sets

MARQUETTE — With MHSAA district tournaments opening on Monday evening, Marquette won’t have to worry about seeing Calumet again. They might say good riddance to the Copper Kings as Calumet handed the Redettes their only two losses of the regular season. Playing at the Barb Crill ...

Negaunee footbal team jumps into playoffs straight out of quarantine shutdown

NEGAUNEE — The last few days have been tough on the Negaunee football team. Last week, all Negaunee athletic events were announced to be canceled through today, which included the cross country teams not being allowed to compete in the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 Finals last Saturday. ...

Munising Mustangs just miss home berth, open playoffs downstate on Saturday

MUNISING — It’s been quite a turnaround this fall for the Munising High School football team as the Mustangs have gone from a winless 2019 campaign to a 4-2 record and MHSAA playoff spot in their first year as a eight-player program. The only downside is that Munising closed out its ...

Gwinn Modeltowners taking long trip downstate to open MHSAA football playoffs

GWINN — It’s been an up-and-down season for the Gwinn High School football team, one filled with successes and disappointments. On the latter side, the Modeltowners’ last true game was a heartbreaking overtime loss in their only home contest, but on the positive side, Gwinn finished the ...

Marquette Redettes finish volleyball sweep of Escanaba

MARQUETTE — Marquette defeated Escanaba on Tuesday night in a high school volleyball match to complete a sweep in a week’s time of their Great Northern Conference rivals. Playing at the Barb Crill Gymnasium in Marquette, the Redettes downed the Eskymos in four sets on Tuesday after ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the period from Oct. 3-16

Defense rules as Munising Mustangs fall to Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes, 6-2

MUNISING — Eight-player football games tend to be high-scoring shootouts, but Friday night’s contest between Munising and Lake Linden-Hubbell was a defensive struggle with the Lakes coming out on top 6-2. In another game scheduled for Friday, Gwinn won by forfeit over the Gogebic ...

Ishpeming boys, Munising girls win U.P. cross country titles

MARQUETTE — The only surprise about Ishpeming winning the boys title Saturday morning in Iron River is that the Hematites were even there. Ishpeming got the OK to return to playing sports in time for its cross country teams to appear at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 finals held at ...

MSHS finishes football season as No. 1 team in U.P.

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Marquette finished at the top of the final 11-player weekly high school football poll that was released Tuesday by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. They received all five first-place votes. MSHS (5-1) had the maximum ...

Locals gain West-Pac Copper Division honors

MARQUETTE — Several local players took top honors on the 2020 West-Pac Football Copper Division All Conference team. Westwood’s Garrett Mann, a 6-0, 195 pound senior, was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year along with Calumet’s Chet Hyrkas, a 6-1, 180 pound senior. Negaunee’s Nash ...

High school football playoff matchups set

MARQUETTE — Seven of the area’s nine playing high school football teams will be in action this weekend for the first round of the expanded MHSAA playoffs. That was good news for one of the idle teams and bad news for the other. It’s good news for Westwood, which received a first-round ...

Marquette Redmen battle cold to defend Upper Peninsula cross country title

MARQUETTE — The weather was far from pleasant Saturday morning at Presque Isle Park with a bitterly cold wind whipping off of Lake Superior before the race, but that didn’t seem to bother the Marquette boys cross country team. For the second straight year, the Redmen stood atop Division 1 ...