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Prep Sports

Marquette gymnast Haddie Ketzenberger makes Last Chance her best one

MARQUETTE — If this really was her last chance, Marquette gymnast Haddie Ketzenberger made the most of it. Ketzenberger not only won the all-around, but recorded the top score on all four apparatuses during the Last Chance high school meet held at Marquette Senior High School on ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 13-18

Marquette Senior High School skiers try to defend state titles today

HARBOR SPRINGS — The Marquette Senior High School ski teams will put some pretty amazing streaks on the line today at the MHSAA Division 1 state finals at Nub’s Nob near Harbor Springs. The Redettes are looking for their fifth straight girls state championship, while the Redmen have an ...

10 area wrestlers advance out of regionals to state finals in Detroit

MARQUETTE — Ten wrestlers from seven area schools will be making a third visit to the MHSAA individual wrestling tournament after their good finishes in regionals held Saturday. Those 10, including two regional champions from Ishpeming, will make the long but certainly worthwhile trip to ...

Gwinn, Republic-Michigamme boys basketball teams fall

CALUMET — Gwinn pulled out their snow shovels to dig out of a big snowbank, but much like the city they were in, it proved too much as Calumet posted a 57-45 high school boys basketball victory on Friday night. The Modeltowners fell into a deficit that reached 27 points during the first ...

Gladstone defense clamps down on Gwinn girls basketball team in 43-27 win

GLADSTONE — There was a feeling of joy, happiness and relief in the Gladstone Braves gym Thursday night. Stuck in the midst of a six-game losing streak and down three key players, the Gladstone girls basketball team put together probably its best performance of the season in a convincing ...

Marquette spreads out scoring in girls basketball win vs. Houghton

HOUGHTON — The Marquette Senior High School varsity girls basketball team had four players score in double figures on Thursday night as it topped Houghton for the second time in nine days. The Redettes picked up their third straight win, topping the Gremlins 70-41 as Aspen Michelin led the ...

Westwood, Newberry bow out in MHSAA Division 4 team wrestling regional

ONAWAY — The last two area schools standing in the MHSAA team wrestling tournament saw their seasons end in the regionals downstate on Wednesday. Westwood defeated Newberry 42-36 in a Division 4 regional semifinal held in Onaway, then the Patriots fell to the host Cardinals 48-28 in the ...

Coming short on Senior Night

NEGAUNEE — The winter sports season for high schools across the Upper Peninsula will soon be nearing its end with several teams hosting their senior nights and preparing for postseason tournaments. The Negaunee co-op varsity hockey team honored its seven seniors before its game with Jeffers ...

Gwinn girls bounce back, take down No. 5 Negaunee

After suffering a heartbreaking loss to the Upper Peninsula’s No. 2-ranked girls team in Westwood roughly 24 hours earlier, the Gwinn girls varsity basketball team quickly regrouped and found itself back in the win column the next night, picking up a 39-27 victory over No. 5 Negaunee. The ...

Westwood boys defeat Gwinn, Munising improves to 16-1

ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School varsity boys basketball team collected its 10th win of the season on Tuesday night, topping Gwinn 54-35 at home. The Patriots built up a 29-18 lead at halftime and limited the Modeltowners to five points in the fourth quarter, pulling away and improving ...

Westwood Patriots hang on against game Modeltowners girls basketball team

GWINN — Westwood made up a fourth-quarter deficit and hung on in the end to post a 38-37 victory at Gwinn in a high school girls basketball game played Monday night. The Modeltowners led 30-25 entering the final quarter before the Patriots’ Tessa Leece hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at ...

Negaunee Miners wrestlers Leo Helppi, Joseph McCollum make regionals

GRAYLING — Two Negaunee wrestlers will continue their seasons after top-four finishes at the MHSAA Division 3 wrestling individual district tournament held in Grayling on Saturday. Senior Leo Helppi won the 189-pound division and freshman Joseph McCollum placed fourth at 125 to qualify for ...