Prep Sports

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 ...

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 ...