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Prep Sports

North Central Jets zoom past Republic-Michigamme in Division 4 district, 82-46

POWERS — The North Central boys started quickly and Republic-Michigamme couldn’t keep pace here Monday night as the Jets rolled to an 82-46 basketball victory in an MHSAA Division 4 district tournament opener. North Central (15-6) visits North Dickinson (4-16) at 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The ...

Marquette rolls to 82-70 win over Petoskey to open Division 1 district

MARQUETTE — When Marquette met Petoskey on Dec. 14, it didn’t yet know it would square off with the Northmen again nearly three months later in the opening round of the districts. The Redmen narrowly won that regular-season contest by three points, meaning Monday night’s tourney game ...

Gwinn holds off Ishpeming Hematites, 61-53, to open Division 3 district

GWINN — In a game where defense ruled for most of the night, there was half a quarter where the shining sun of offense burned brightly. Then it was back to clamp-down defense again. In the end, though, it was a four-win Gwinn team that never trailed and registered a 61-53 win at home over ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 26-March 3

Boys hoops heats up this week of tournaments

MARQUETTE — Week 2 of high school basketball districts moves to the boys’ side this week, with high school girls basketball, hockey and gymnastics adding their own spice with just a few elite teams left. And Northern Michigan University will have a number of athletes traveling to NCAA ...

Negaunee girls put on clamps to smother Manistique in Division 3 district game

MANISTIQUE — The first quarter told the tale as Negaunee jumped out to a quick lead and didn’t let up in a 48-18 victory at Manistique in a MHSAA Division 3 girls basketball district semifinal Wednesday at Manistique. “Negaunee got a 7-0 lead in the first few minutes,” Emeralds coach ...

Munising girls win improbable 3rd straight district title

ST. NICHOLAS — Putting the basketball through the hoop was a difficult task for the Rapid River girls here Wednesday night in a 44-31 loss to the Munising Mustangs in a MHSAA Division 4 district championship game. This marked the third straight title for the Mustangs (8-13), who face ...

Marquette girls run past Alpena, 56-31, in Division 1 district tourney

ALPENA — There is no question that Alpena’s kryptonite on the basketball court is Marquette. Wednesday’s 56-31 loss marked the third time in the last five years that the Alpena girls basketball team’s season has ended at the hands of the Redettes. Despite having the luxury of ...