Prep Sports

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 ...

Negaunee girls, Ishpeming boys claim WIN track crowns

ISHPEMING — It was a beautiful day at the Ishpeming Playgrounds to get the annual WIN — Westwood, Ishpeming and Negaunee — track meet in on Tuesday afternoon. Hosted by the Hematites, Negaunee claimed the girls team title with 86 points, followed by Westwood with 58 and Ishpeming with ...

Negaunee softball team wins 3 games in 2 days

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee softball team improved to 13-3 with a doubleheader sweep of Calumet at home on Tuesday following a split at Westwood a day earlier. The Miners took the first game Tuesday 6-2 before exploding in Game 2 for an 11-1 mercy-rule victory decided in five ...

Norway boys, West Iron County girls win Negaunee Kiwanis Invite golf

CHAMPION — Ten varsity high school golf teams competed under sunny skies and temperatures in the low 50s at Wawonowin Country Club on Tuesday. It was just the second day the course has been open for the season, just in time for the annual Negaunee Kiwanis Invitational. Norway topped the ...

Westwood, Negaunee boys tennis teams post shutouts

ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School varsity boys tennis team got back into the win column Tuesday afternoon with an 8-0 home sweep of Iron Mountain. The Patriots are 4-1 after Monday’s home loss to Negaunee. Westwood head coach Chris Jackson was most impressed with the play at No. 2 ...

Stepping down: Chad Hewitt resigns as Westwood boys basketball head coach

ISHPEMING — Chad Hewitt has resigned from his position as the boys varsity basketball head coach at Westwood High School, according to NICE Community School athletic director Jon Beckman. Hewitt spent the last five seasons at the helm of the Patriots, being promoted from the junior varsity ...

Escanaba boys golf team wins showdown with Marquette

MARQUETTE — In the first two Great Northern Conference matches of the season last week, the Marquette Senior High School boys golf team prevailed over runner-up Escanaba at the Escanaba Country Club on Thursday before the Eskymos edged Marquette at the Gladstone GNC match at Terrace Bluff on ...

Negaunee, Marquette win boys tennis meets

ISHPEMING — The Negaunee High School boys varsity tennis team improved to 5-0 on the season after defeating Westwood 7-1 at the Patriots’ courts on Monday. It wasn’t an easy win by any means for the Miners, with three of the eight matches going three sets. Each of those matches went ...

Ishpeming softball team sweeps, Marquette Redettes gain split

By Journal Sports Staff MANISTIQUE — The Ishpeming High School varsity softball team picked up a doubleheader road sweep with 13-3 and 14-0 victories over Manistique on Monday night. The Hematites’ one-two punch on the mound of Hailey Hytinen and Tia Mattila combined for 18 strikeouts to ...

Big rally lifts Marquette Redmen baseball team to sweep of Negaunee

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School varsity baseball team was finally able to play a pair of home games on Monday afternoon, earning 5-0 and 8-7 victories over rival Negaunee at Haley Memorial Field. All five Redmen runs in the opener came in the second inning, while a ...

Superior Central girls, Republic-Michigamme boys win events at Norway track

NORWAY — Danica Walters of Superior Central won two girls events while the Republic-Michigamme boys 3,200-meter relay was also a winner at the Norway Invitational high school track and field meet held Monday. Walters, a junior, took the 800 in a personal best 2 minutes, 34.81 seconds while ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the period of April 18-29