Prep Sports

Westwood ties for first place in boys golf meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford and Westwood shared boys team honors Monday in a high school golf triangular at Pine Grove Country Club. The Flivvers and Patriots each shot 201. Medalist Matt Solda shot a five-over-par 41 to lead Kingsford while Colin Bjorne paced Westwood with a 43 as freshman ...

Negaunee Miners, Marquette Redmen rally for baseball twinbill sweeps

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee scored early and often in the nightcap and withstood committing five errors to complete a sweep of L’Anse in a high school doubleheader held at Irontown Field on Monday. The Miners put together a six-run rally in the bottom of the sixth and final inning in the opener ...

Negaunee, Marquette roll to boys tennis wins

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee boys tennis team continued to roll Monday following its big victory at the Kingsford Invitational on Saturday. The Miners blanked Westwood 8-0 Monday, not dropping a set the entire meet, to improve its dual meet record to 8-0. “Coming off a strong weekend, it was ...

West PAC softball tourney set

ISHPEMING — In what will be an otherwise all Houghton County-hosted tournament, Negaunee plays at Ishpeming to kick off the West PAC high school softball tournament on Friday afternoon. In what amounts to a play-in game, the Miners and Hematites square off at 4 p.m. to whittle the field ...

MHSAA basketball, football playoff rules to change

LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association has made some important changes to the playoff rules in its high school postseason football and basketball tournaments. Both sports will see changes in the way teams are seeded or selected. The changes were approved at the spring ...

Redmen baseball earns split at Petoskey Invite

PETOSKEY — The Marquette Senior High School baseball team split a pair of games against downstate competition at the Petoskey Invitational on Saturday. The Redmen are back in action a 4 this afternoon with a home doubleheader against Kingsford at Gerard Haley Memorial Field. On Saturday, ...

Redettes runners-up at Wisconsin soccer tourney

WAUPACA, Wis. — Marquette won a pair of games before falling in the championship of the Comet Varsity Invitational to finish as runner-up among eight teams on Saturday. The Redettes opened with a 5-1 victory over Marinette, Wisconsin, as senior captain Lauren Kurzawa and sophomore Paige ...

Miners golden at the plate

By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — The weather hasn’t exactly been accommodating to baseball teams around the Upper Peninsula this spring, but on Saturday afternoon, the clouds parted and the temperature warmed up just in time for the Negaunee Invitational tournament. Not only ...

Negaunee netters win Kingsford Invitational

By Journal Sports Staff KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Invitational tennis meet operated under an interesting format Saturday morning, but that didn’t faze the Negaunee boys. The meet was a five-team round robin with each match consisting of two short sets, starting at 2-2, with no third ...

Negaunee girls fall three times in Petoskey

By Journal Sports Staff PETOSKEY — The Negaunee softball team wanted to assess where it was as a team Saturday at the Petoskey Invitational and the Miners found out that they have room for improvement. The Miners faced some of the best teams in the state and came up short in all three ...

Records fall at Lions Invitational

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press NEGAUNEE — The weather was sometimes a bit chilly, but track and field action was hot and heavy during the Negaunee Lions Invitational Friday. A school record and at least seven meet records were established in a variety of conditions, ...

Marquette Redmen’s Raphael Millado wins high jump at Marinette meet

MARINETTE, Wisconsin — The Marquette girls finished fifth and Redmen boys seventh at the competitive Marinette, Wisconsin, Invitational high school track and field meet held Monday afternoon. The Redettes scored 76.7 points in the seven-school girls field and the MSHS boys 47 points in the ...

Negaunee Miners, Westwood Patriots roll to high school softball sweeps

MARQUETTE — The Negaunee softball team may have had to deal with a soggy field Wednesday, but didn’t have much of an effect on the Miners. Negaunee caught fire quickly in both of games of its doubleheader with Marquette and its hot bats were never extinguished as the Miners swept the ...

Anthony Katona steps down as boys basketball coach at Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — After three years at the helm of the Ishpeming boys basketball program, head coach Anthony Katona has stepped down. In an interview Tuesday, Hematites athletic director Terry Roberts said that it was Katona’s “personal decision” to resign. During his time with the ...

Escanaba Eskymos down Munising 7-1 in a boys tennis meet

ESCANABA — The Escanaba tennis team took care of business here Wednesday, defeating Munising 7-1. Escanaba’s Christer Carne earned a hard-fought victory at No. 1 singles, outlasting Munising’s Mitch Coyne 6-3, 6-2. Esky’s other three singles players also earned wins, with Shaun ...

Negaunee Miners baseball team takes two from Superior Central

EBEN JUNCTION — The weather wasn’t exactly fit for high school baseball, but the Negaunee Miners powered their way through rough conditions Wednesday as they swept Superior Central in a doubleheader 5-2 in the opener and 10-2 in the five-inning nightcap. “We got two nice wins,” ...

L’Anse Purple Hornets pull out baseball split with Houghton

STANTON — L’Anse salvaged a split of a high school baseball doubleheader with Houghton on Monday afternoon at the Gremlins’ home field. The Purple Hornets hit their way to a 5-3 victory in the nightcap after dropping the opener 10-1. In the opener, hits by Will Romano and Kevin ...