Prep Sports

Game 1 rally leads to Westwood softball doubleheader sweep

IRON MOUNTAIN — A pivotal sixth inning swung momentum in Westwood’s favor en route to a softball doubleheader sweep over Iron Mountain on Tuesday. Westwood won the first game 15-6 and the second 18-3. The Patriots (4-1) trailed 6-2 in the sixth inning of the opener before Iron Mountain ...

Iron Mountain, Kingsford coaching legend Rex Terwilliger dies

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rex Terwilliger, who molded championship teams in both Iron Mountain and Kingsford, died Sunday at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was 83. Coach of football’s Flivvers from 1966 to 1978, he guided Kingsford to a share of the 1969 Great Northern ...

Marquette girls strikers finish second at Ogemaw Heights Tournament

WEST BRANCH — The Marquette girls soccer team put forth a good performance over the weekend as it finished second out of five teams, with a record of 3-1, at the Ogemaw Heights Varsity Soccer Tournament Saturday. In the opening game, the Redettes took down Tawas 3-1 with senior Lauren ...

Redmen baseball has mixed results over weekend

CARROLLTON — The last few games have had some mixed results for the Marquette baseball team. The Redmen headed downstate for a stretch of games this weekend, starting off with a doubleheader against Carrollton Friday and they ended up splitting it with the Cavaliers. Marquette lost the ...

Hematites sweep softball twinbill against Manistique

By Journal Sports Staff MANISTIQUE — It may have been cool outside, but the Ishpeming softball team’s bats were hot Saturday afternoon. The Hematites scored 31 runs over the course of their doubleheader with Manistique and Ishpeming swept the twinbill 12-8 and 19-6. “It was a very ...

Throwing smoke

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer EBEN JUNCTION — It’s safe to say Superior Central pitcher Clayton Smith is having a pretty good season thus far. After throwing a no-hitter and hitting for the cycle in a game against North Central last week, the senior out of Munising, but ...

Negaunee girls rack up runs in sweep of Norway

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — It just wasn’t Norway’s day. Negaunee rolled with a 26-run day to sweep Norway in a non-conference doubleheader on Friday. The Miners (6-2) won the first game 14-1 and the second 12-5. Norway made 11 errors on the ...

Hematites split softball twinbill with St. Ignace

By Journal Sports Staff ST. IGNACE — It was all about the offense in the doubleheader between Ishpeming and St. Ignace Friday afternoon. The two teams combined for 54 runs and split the twinbill with the Saints taking the opener 18-15 and the Hematites winning the nightcap 11-10 in four ...

Bessemer boys, Lake Linden girls take first at Division 3 Dome Meet Thursday

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — At the Superior Dome Division 3 Meet Thursday afternoon, two teams finished well ahead of the competition. The Bessemer boys and Lake Linden-Hubbell girls easily took their respective meets in convincing fashion with Bessemer finishing with 146 points, ...

Westwood doubles teams lift Patriots to win over Escanaba

By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — The Westwood boys tennis team notched another victory Friday afternoon as it defeated Escanaba 5-3. The Patriots’ strength came from the doubles side as the teams of Jacob Adriano and Zach Niemi (No. 1), Hudson Uren and Connor Traver (No. 2) ...

Negaunee Miners baseball takes two from Escanaba

By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — It appears as if the Negaunee baseball team can’t be stopped right now. After picking up doubleheader sweeps over Gladstone and Iron Mountain, the Miners took both games of a twinbill with Escanaba Thursday, 3-0 in the opener and 15-11 in the ...

Westwood boys, Houghton girls shine at Negaunee Quad

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The Westwood boys track and field look like it’ll be a force to be reckoned with after the first couple of meets of the season. After a strong showing at the Superior Dome Division 1 meet earlier this week, the Patriots won the Negaunee Quadrangular ...

NHS netters stay unbeaten

By Journal Sports Staff ESCANABA — The Negaunee boys tennis team has been one of the best programs in the Upper Peninsula the past few seasons and the Miners are already off to a hot start this season. After opening the year with an 8-0 win over Ishpeming earlier this week, the Miners ...

Miners pound out hits in sweep of Manistique

By Journal Sports Staff PALMER — After getting dealt a couple of tough defeats at the hands of Escanaba, the Negaunee softball team got back on the right track Thursday afternoon and the Miners did it with their bats. Negaunee plated 30 runs over the course of two games as it swept ...

Hematites stay solid in Superior Dome

MARQUETTE — Three full days of high school track meets taking place at the Superior Dome continued Wednesday afternoon with 11 teams competing in the Division 2 meet. Ishpeming won the boys team title for the fifth consecutive season with 139 points, backed by three event wins from Jonah ...

Miners continue hot start with sweep of Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Negaunee held off a late rally in the first game and romped through the second game of a doubleheader sweep against Iron Mountain on Wednesday. The Miners (4-0) edged the Mountaineers 4-3 in the first game and won 13-5 in the nightcap. "Played pretty clean baseball. ...

Feeling comfortable in the Dome

MARQUETTE — Seven Upper Peninsula high school track and field teams took to the Superior Dome for the annual Division 1 Dome meet on Tuesday afternoon. Marquette claimed both team titles, with the Redmen accumulating 127 points and the Redettes earning 120 points. Following Marquette on the ...

Redettes too fast for Kingsford strikers

KINGSFORD — Marquette's speed was too much for Kingsford in a 3-1 loss for the Flivvers Tuesday. Kingsford (0-1) had scoring chances and a goal in the first half by Bailey Johnson. But the offensive momentum in the game was mostly created by Marquette, who employed a new formation against ...

Gladstone girls sweep Marquette

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone softball team scored early and often in a doubleheader sweep over Marquette in Great Northern Conference action here Tuesday afternoon. The Braves won the opener 17-2 in four innings behind four RBIs and a home run from Jenna Tardiff, then won the nightcap 17-7 in ...

Eskymos handle Negaunee softball in twinbill

ESCANABA — The Escanaba softball team took down the Negaunee Miners here Tuesday in a doubleheader. The Eskymos won the first game 9-0, but the final score doesn’t tell the tale of the game well. “It was a tight game,” Esky coach Gary Salo said. “We were only up by three after the ...