Prep Sports

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 ...

Four MSHS baseball players honored

ESCANABA — Four Marquette Senior High School players earned baseball all-league honors when Great Northern Conference coaches voted earlier this week. The Redmen honored were senior Brendan Kaski at pitcher, junior Jakob Peterson at first base, sophomore Peter VandenAvond in the infield and ...

Ishpeming, L’Anse split in softball

L’ANSE — Ishpeming erupted for 11 runs in the fourth inning of the nightcap to pull out a high school softball doubleheader split on Tuesday. L’Anse won the opener 8-1 before the Hematites came back for a 21-9 victory in Game 2. Ishpeming trailed 9-4 entering the fourth in the ...

Marquette Redmen runners-up at Upper Peninsula Division 1 boys golf finals

ESCANABA — Gladstone senior Rudy Peterson sizzled on the front nine here Wednesday, retaining his MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 boys golf title with an even-par 71. Peterson fired a 2-under-par 34 on the front nine, then overcame bogeys on Nos. 15 and 16 to shoot 37 on the back nine at ...

Westwood bats erupt in high school softball doubleheader sweep of Houghton

NATIONAL MINE — Westwood ended its softball regular season on a high note after a doubleheader sweep of visiting Houghton on Tuesday. The Patriots won the afternoon game 14-0 in five innings before an 11-1 six-inning decision in the nightcap. Westwood ends the regular season with a 19-4 ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of May 17-22

Westwood softball sweeps twinbill with Hancock

HANCOCK — By this point in the softball season, coaches want their teams to be reaching their peak at the plate and the Westwood Patriots are definitely getting close to that point. The Patriots scored 30 total runs over the course of Friday’s doubleheader with Hancock as they swept the ...

Cranking out the hits

MARQUETTE — Junior pitcher Amanda McIntire fanned 15 Menominee hitters and the Marquette Senior High School varsity softball team’s offense cranked out 22 hits Friday afternoon, but the Redettes were forced to settle for a doubleheader split after the Maroons made a seventh inning comeback ...

Negaunee Miners pitch, defend solidly for pair of shutouts vs. Hancock

NEGAUNEE — The hot Negaunee Miners softball team cruised to a pair of victories over the visiting Hancock at LaCombe Field in Negaunee on Thursday, 11-0 and 15-0. Katelyn Lammi of Negaunee started things off with a two-run hit. Abby Nelson hit to the outfield for a double and the Miners ...