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Tonight’s L’Anse-Baraga girls basketball game moved to Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON — Tonight’s MHSAA Division 4 girls basketball regional championship game has been moved from Kingsford High School to Michigan Tech. The move made sense as the teams battling for the regional title are both from Baraga County, L’Anse and Baraga. The game is schedule for 7 p.m. ...

Baraga Vikings edge Munising in Division 4 girls basketball regionals

KINGSFORD — Baraga used a swarming and disruptive full-court press for most of the game to edge Munising 51-49 Tuesday in an MHSAA Division 4 regional semifinal game at Kingsford Middle School. Mustangs senior Megan Matson led all scorers with 23 points, with she and her teammates attacking ...

Marquette Redmen sweep Great Northern Conference boys hoops’ top awards

ESCANABA — Five Marquette Senior High School players and their coach not only won seven honors, but swept the major awards when the Great Northern Conference held its boys basketball coaches’ postseason meeting on Friday in Escanaba. Brad Nelson was named Coach of the Year for leading the ...

Midland Dow hits 9 triples to end Marquette’s girls basketball season

GAYLORD — Coach Ben Smith must be wondering what he has to do to lead his Marquette girls basketball team to a regional championship. Not facing Midland Dow or Saginaw Heritage would probably be a good start. While the Redettes were coming off their sixth straight MHSAA Division 1 or ...

Westwood Patriots’ Tessa Leece tops Mid-Peninsula Conference girls hoops

NEGAUNEE — Led by senior guard Tessa Leece being named Player of the Year, four Westwood players landed five girls basketball honors when the Mid-Peninsula Conference named its award winners recently. The Patriots were also winners of the conference with an 11-1 record, a game ahead of ...

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