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Prep Sports

Sidelined? 3 high school sports await Whitmer’s final ruling on seasons

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— The leader of the Michigan High School Athletic Association said Monday the decision rests with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on whether there are soccer games, volleyball matches, and swimming and diving meets this fall. Mark Uyl said while the ...

Marquette Redettes battle to high school girls tennis tie with Escanaba

MARQUETTE — Marquette and Escanaba showed how evenly matched they are while playing to a 4-4 high school girls tennis tie at the Redettes’ courts on Thursday. Marquette’s Campbell Kallio and Julianna Golisek picked up wins at Nos. 1 and 3 singles, respectively, with Golisek taking a ...

Munising High School girls tennis team drops season opener at Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves are in the win column. Facing their fourth opponent in the last seven days, the Braves dominated most matches on their way to a 7-1 home tennis victory over Munising on Thursday morning. “It felt great to get that first win of the season,” Braves coach ...

Negaunee Miners girls tennis team slides past Ishpeming, 8-0

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee had little trouble slipping past Ishpeming 8-0 on Tuesday to move to 3-0 for the high school girls tennis season. The Miners lost just four games in the eight flights. “As we string meets together, (the) girls are getting more and more comfortable with their flight ...

Negaunee, Marquette breeze to high school girls tennis victories on Monday

IRON RIVER — The road show for the Negaunee High School girls tennis is proving to be every bit as good as the home version should be after the Miners swept their second straight road match 8-0 at West Iron County on Monday. Negaunee (2-0) won every match in straight sets, not losing more ...

Westwood girls tennis team gets off to 2-1 start

ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School girls tennis team didn’t let a shutout in defeat to Negaunee on Wednesday affect their play on Thursday, posting an 8-0 win over Ishpeming and 6-2 victory over Iron Mountain on the second day of the season. “Our girls had a long day (Thursday) with a ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the month of July

7 local players to play in U.P. all-star softball games on Friday

ESCANABA — A select few recently graduated high school softball players will get a chance to play a pair of games on Friday. After the coronavirus pandemic wiped out spring sports in the past five months, Escanaba High School softball coach Gary Salo took the idea of an Upper Peninsula ...