Prep Sports

Marquette Redmen boys win Marquette Invitational golf title

MARQUETTE — The Marquette boys golf team had to battle both the wind and a mist on Wednesday, but the Redmen still came out on top at the Marquette Invitational. MSHS dominated the field with a total of 318 strokes as Jordan Jurmu earned medalist honors after shooting 74. Marquette also ...

Westwood carts off boys title at West PAC track meet

HOUGHTON — The Houghton girls got scoring from many sources on a most cloudy and chilly Wednesday afternoon, earning the West PAC Conference track title with 133 points. They were followed by Negaunee with 107 and Westwood 97. “This was just a great team performance,” Houghton assistant ...

Rapid River boys, North Dickinson girls win Skyline Central track

HARRIS — The weight events helped tilt the scales in Rapid River’s favor here Tuesday as it captured the Skyline Central Conference boys’ track and field championship with 122 points. Rapid River was followed by defending champ Norway 119 and Stephenson 81 on this partly cloudy and ...

Houghton rolls up softball twinbill sweep of Ishpeming Hematites

LAKE LINDEN — The Houghton softball team swept a doubleheader from visiting Ishpeming, 5-2 and 12-4, at the Boneyard in Lake Linden on Tuesday. After Houghton built a 5-0 advantage in the opener, Ishpeming’s Willow LaChapelle got an RBI hit to bring Madison Pruett home for the ...

Marquette Redettes softball team splits with Bark River-Harris

MARQUETTE — The Marquette softball team had an afternoon of mixed results Tuesday in a doubleheader against visiting Bark River-Harris. The Redettes got a no-hitter from pitcher Amanda McIntire to help earn a 4-1 win over the Broncos in the first game played at Lions Field in Marquette ...

Hard-hitting Negaunee Miners softball team sweeps Houghton

HANCOCK — The visiting Negaunee Miners topped Houghton 8-1 and 14-2 in a high school softball doubleheader played at the Hancock Driving Park on Monday. The Gremlins had a more cohesive opening game, but errors in the bottom of the fifth inning caught up to the hosts. “Overall, ...

Hancock Bulldogs sweep L’Anse Purple Hornets in softball

L’ANSE— Hancock improved to 8-0 in the West PAC after sweeping the L’Anse Purple Hornets by scores of 7-6 and 10-4 in a high school softball doubleheader played Monday. In Game 1, Delaney Heinonen was the winning pitcher. She pitched a complete game, giving up seven hits, six walks, ...

Marquette boys win Great Northern Conference golf meet at Kingsford

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Marquette boys were joined by the Menominee girls in winning honors in a Great Northern Conference golf meet held Monday at Pine Grove Country Club. The Redmen were led by medalist Tyler Bergwall with 40 to post a team total of 171, beating out runner-up Escanaba by six ...

Negaunee wins, Westwood ties in boys tennis meets

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee boys tennis team hasn’t been tested much this season, but the Miners got a good battle from Marquette on Monday afternoon. However, the Miners used some strong doubles play to earn a 6-2 win over the Redmen and remained undefeated in dual meets at 12-0. “Our ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of May 8-16

Newberry boys dominant at St. Ignace regional

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press ST. IGNACE — Led by senior Jaylen James and four other multiple winners, Newberry dominated at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 track and field regional meet held Friday. The Indians scored 74 points, more than double the co-runners-up total of ...

Broberg-led Hematites

By Iron Mountain Daily News IRON RIVER — Ishpeming held off Mitchell LeGrave and Norway for the boys title while Hancock edged West Iron County for girls honors Thursday in the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional track and field meet at Nelson Field. The top four finishers in each ...

Rain shortens West PAC tourney to just Miners’ win at Ishpeming

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — The entire West PAC high school softball tournament may last just three innings this spring. That’s how many innings Negaunee needed to post a 15-0 mercy rule-shortened victory at Ishpeming in a preliminary round game played Friday ...

Just trying to qualify

NEGAUNEE — The goal for teams is to get as many athletes to qualify for the June 1 Upper Peninsula track and field finals when competing at MHSAA Upper Peninsula regional meets. It’s one of the rare occasions where winning a team title gets put to the side, but two local teams came out on ...