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Prep Sports

Gwinn volleyball team downs Ishpeming Hematites in 4 sets

ISHPEMING — Gwinn finished off a successful regular season by defeating Ishpeming in four sets, 25-18, 25-14, 23-25, 25-23, on Tuesday. The Modeltowners stand 25-12-2 overall, 7-1 in the West PAC and 5-1 in the Mid-Peninsula Conference. Gwinn ended up as runner-up in both ...

High school football playoff game times set for this weekend

MARQUETTE — Game times for four Marquette County high school football teams have been set for first-round MHSAA playoff games this weekend. Two predistrict game will be played at 7 p.m. Friday and two at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Friday night games are Negaunee at Calumet in Division 6 and Bark ...

Rapid River Rockets football team pulls away from Superior Central

RAPID RIVER — Rapid River pulled away starting late in the second for a 58-14 eight-player football triumph over Superior Central on Friday night. Many players contributed for the Rockets (4-5), who substituted freely. “We’re happy we got to play on our home field and end on this ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 18-23

Marquette Redettes volleyball runners-up at Leland tournament

LELAND — The Marquette volleyball team was perfect all day except when it came to the hosts at the Leland Varsity Tournament on Saturday. The Redettes lost to the Comets during pool play then again in the tournament championship match to finish as runners-up in the downstate event. “It ...

‘Undersized’ Westwood Patriots roll past Negaunee, 42-14

WESTWOOD — There were some expectations going into Friday night’s matchup between Westwood and Negaunee. One was that the outcome would determine which team gained home field advantage in a playoff game next weekend when the two teams are likely to square off again. Secondly, the size ...

Gwinn Modeltowners football team gets off schneid with 34-7 win over Munising

GWINN — There wasn’t much on the line going into Friday night’s varsity football tilt between Munising and Gwinn. With both the Mustangs and Modeltowners sitting at 0-8 going into the final week of the regular season, the contest was solely about playing for pride. While one of those ...

Marquette Redettes, Manistique Emeralds volleyball teams each win in 3 sets

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School volleyball team mostly kept Kingsford’s big hitters at bay to pull off a three-sweep in a Great Northern Conference matchup on Thursday. The Redettes prevailed 25-11, 25-22, 25-11 to improve to 34-2-3 overall and 7-0 in the GNC. “Kingsford ...

State high school football playoffs TV show to air Sunday night

EAST LANSING — The MHSAA’s announcement of high school football playoff pairings will be made on its annual Selection Sunday Show to be televised by Fox Sports Detroit-Plus at 7 p.m. Sunday. This is on Channel 88 for Charter cable subscribers. The MHSAA also reports the show can be ...

It’s a seniors’ night

GWINN — Senior leadership was evident in Gwinn’s volleyball match against Iron Mountain on Tuesday night. Emily Curtice took charge of the Modeltowners’ offense with 11 kills and two aces, while Megan Ruokolainen and Marissa Delmont were strong defensively with 19 digs apiece. That ...

Munising pulls away for 4-set win over RR

RAPID RIVER — After back-to-back sets that went down to the wire, Munising appeared to wear down Rapid River in their Skyline Central Conference volleyball match on Tuesday. The Mustangs prevailed in four sets, 26-24, 25-27, 25-17, 25-13. With the match tied 1-1, the Rockets took an ...

Redmen capture 12th straight U.P. soccer title

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School captured its 12th consecutive U.P. Finals title in boys soccer at the Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette on Saturday. The Redmen won the Red Division for varsity teams. MSHS finished its 12-5-1 season with a 6-2 victory over Kingsford in the ...