Prep Sports

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 ...

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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 ...

Negaunee sweeps boys, girls titles at Mid-Peninsula Conference golf meet

CHAMPION — The Negaunee High School golf team will be riding high into next week’s MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 finals after taking both the boys and girls team crowns at the Mid-Peninsula Conference meet at Wawonowin Country Club on Thursday. The Miners boys compiled a team score of ...

Boddy leaves boys basketball job at Manistique

MANISTIQUE — Manistique boys basketball coach Bill Boddy has decided to move on after one year in charge of the program. Boddy has accepted a teaching position at Kingsford, two miles from his hometown of Iron Mountain. He will also help coach the varsity football and basketball teams ...

Westwood Patriots, Negaunee Miners score softball sweeps

NATIONAL MINE — The conditions weren’t ideal for softball Wednesday afternoon, but the Westwood Patriots still managed to put several runs on the scoreboard in a doubleheader sweep of L’Anse. Westwood won the first game 12-2, then took the second game 10-5 in five innings. Patriots ...

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 ...