Prep Sports

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 ...

Marquette girls return to full strength, win D1 Regionals

ESCANABA — It was a dominating performance in the running events by the Gladstone boys here Thursday as they captured the Division 1 regional track title with 79 1/2 points. The Braves, who won 8 of 12 events on the track, were followed by Marquette 55 1/2 and Escanaba 28. Gladstone’s ...

Rapid River boys, Mid Pen girls win D3 Regionals

RAPID RIVER — As sure as the warm May sun beat down on the track and field athletes here Thursday, the Rapid River boys collected their fourth straight Division 3 regional championship. The Rockets scored 105 points, followed by Republic-Michigamme 28 and Engadine 23. “Everybody showed ...

Westwood softball plows past Ishpeming

NATIONAL MINE — Westwood got in the tune-up it needed for Saturday’s West PAC softball tournament by easily sweeping a doubleheader from Ishpeming on Thursday. Playing at their home field in National Mine, the Patriots won 11-1 and 16-1, the latter game going just four innings, though ...

Redmen, Patriots netters tied 4-4

ISHPEMING — Everybody got a bit of satisfaction Thursday afternoon at the Westwood boys tennis meet against Marquette after the teams tied 4-4. The host Patriots won at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles and Nos. 3 and 4 singles, including a default victory at No. 4 singles. Marquette winners included ...

Munising tennis tops Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Munising boys tennis team had a strong performance Thursday as they dispatched Gladstone 7-1. The Mustangs won three of the four singles flights and all four doubles matches. Mason Schieding (No. 1), Mitchell Coyne (No. 2) and Lucas Westcomb (No. 3) all earned two set ...

Marana new R-M athletic director

REPUBLIC — Mario Marana has been named athletic director at Republic-Michigamme School, according to district superintendent and school prinicipal Kevin Luokkala. Marana has stepped down as varsity boys basketball coach, though he may remain in basketball coaching at a different position in ...

Marquette softball team doubles win total with sweep of Rapid River

MARQUETTE — Marquette doubled its win total in one day after sweeping a high school softball doubleheader against Rapid River on Wednesday. Playing at Lions Field in Marquette Township, the Redettes opened with a 3-1 victory before pulling off a pair of stirring comebacks for an 8-7, ...

Busy week seems to be catching up to Negaunee baseball team

NEGAUNEE — It was a long day for what has been a successful Negaunee High School baseball team, running up against one of the best teams in the Upper Peninsula on Wednesday. Gladstone swept the Miners 14-2 and 11-2 in Negaunee’s seventh and eighth games in the last five days. “No ...

Munising upends Ishpeming Hematites, Marquette ties West Iron County

ISHPEMING — The competition was fiercest at the No. 4 flights as Munising pulled off a 7-1 high school boys tennis victory at Ishpeming on Wednesday afternoon. The Hematites (0-5-1) won their only match at No. 4 doubles, where Preston Collette and Fisher Skoglund gutted out a 6-4, 6-4 ...

Westwood 3rd at George Young girls golf meet

IRON RIVER — Westwood finished third among five scoring teams at the George Young Invitational high school girls golf tournament held at the George Young Golf Course on Wednesday. Led by Laci Moffatt’s 108, the seventh best score of the day, the Patriots totaled 472. Ontonagon and West ...

Negaunee baseball team dominates in sweep of Calumet

KEARSARGE — The Negaunee High School baseball team has been working hard in the batting cages over the last few weeks, honing their skills at the plate. The Miners’ hard work paid off on Tuesday as they slugged their way to a sweep of Calumet at Wolverine Field. They won the first game, ...

Marquette boys win, Negaunee girls 2nd at Range Bank Invite golf meet

CHAMPION — The Marquette boys golf team had a solid day on the course Tuesday afternoon and took home the title at the Negaunee Range Bank Invitational played at Wawonowin Country Club. The Redmen finished with a score of 320, while Norway was runner-up with 343. “The boys played ...

Negaunee sweeps, Westwood splits on softball diamond

L’ANSE — After a tough outing at the Petoskey Invitational on Saturday, the Negaunee softball team found its groove again Monday in a doubleheader sweep of Gwinn. The Miners took that offensive momentum with them into Tuesday as they swept another twinbill over L’Anse 11-1 and 16-1. ...

Ishpeming, L’Anse split in hastily scheduled softball doubleheader

ISHPEMING — It was a nice day to play softball, so the L’Anse High School team made the drive to Ishpeming for a doubleheader on Monday afternoon. The games were scheduled over the weekend after a scheduling mix-up left the Hematites high and dry after Kingsford had to cancel its Monday ...