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Prep Sports

Redmen, Mustangs, Indians fall on Friday night

PETOSKEY — Petoskey kept its offense close to the ground while rainy weather seemed to stymie Marquette’s aerial attack as the Northmen won 19-14 in a high school football game played Friday night in Petoskey. The Redmen fell to 2-3 this season while Petoskey is now 1-4. “They were ...

Making the big hit

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — Not many high school quarterbacks could take a massive hit before halftime, then manage to play better in the second half. But Negaunee’s Jason Waterman accomplished that Friday night against Ishpeming. With the Miners holding a slim ...

Patriots rack up yards, points on Emeralds for 52-19 win

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — It was an explosive Homecoming for the Westwood football team. The Patriots had four players find the end zone while racking up 514 yards of total offense, topping Manistique 52-19 on Friday night. Of those yards, 332 came on the ...

Salmon notches another hat trick for soccer Redmen

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Senior captain Trevor Salmon recorded his second three-goal hat trick this month as the Marquette Senior High School boys soccer team held off a second-half charge to defeat Kingsford 4-2 on Thursday evening at the Kaufman Sports Complex in ...

Marquette Redettes blow through Great Northern Conference girls tennis meet

KINGSFORD — Marquette swept through the Great Northern Conference high school girls tennis meet like the strong wind did at times on Wednesday at the Kingsford High School tennis facility. The Redettes won the team titles by a wide margin of 10 points, scoring 24. “As a team, I thought ...

Negaunee Miners post pair of 8-0 girls tennis shutouts vs. Ishpeming, Gwinn

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee girls tennis team cruised to two wins Tuesday, sweeping Ishpeming and Gwinn both by perfect 8-0 scores. The Miners decided to move some players around in both meets and judging by the scores, they all performed well. In the Ishpeming meet, Negaunee didn’t drop ...

Freshmen lead Redmen to big win over Kingsford

MARQUETTE — Freshman Max Dawson keyed Marquette’s fast start as the Redmen blanked Iron Mountain 6-0 at home on Tuesday evening. Dawson scored both of the Redmen’s first-half goals and sophomore goalkeeper Harrison Anthos made it stand up by stopping all three shots on net he faced, ...

Redmen, Redettes runners win Munising Invitational

MUNISING — Gladstone sophomore Giovanni Mathews made Tuesday a special day as he captured his first varsity cross country title in the Munising Invitational. Mathews covered the 3.1-mile course at Pictured Rocks Golf & Country Club in 17 minutes, 25.15 seconds. He was followed by ...

Gwinn spikers sweep Westwood

ISHPEMING — The Gwinn volleyball team earned a nice win Tuesday night, sweeping Westwood 3-0 on the road. The Modeltowners took the match (25-15, 25-18, 25-16) with the help of some strong offensive play from Emily Curtice, Halle Beauchamp and Tianna Taylor. The threesome combined for 19 ...

Emeralds zip past Ishpeming, 3-0

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique High School volleyball team made quick work of Ishpeming on Tuesday night, crusing to a three set victory, 25-12, 25-8, 25-15. “I think we served really aggressively. We had 21 aces overall, which I think is pretty aggressive as far as serving goes,” ...

Marquette Redettes girls tennis team sweeps top flights for win at Kingsford

MARQUETTE — Marquette swept the top three flights in both singles and doubles to record a 6-2 high school girls tennis victory over visiting Kingsford on Monday afternoon. The Redettes dropped 10 games combined in Nos. 1, 2 and 3 singles and the same number in Nos. 1, 2 and 3 ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 13-19

Westwood sweeps, Modeltowners fall in girls tennis matches

IRON MOUNTAIN — Westwood swept Iron Mountain 8-0 in a high school girls tennis meet held Thursday. The best contested match came at No. 4 doubles, where the Patriots’ Hannah Mattila and Mallory Leece beat IM’s Elle Lofholm and Courtney Portello 6-2, 7-5. Westwood dropped just 11 games ...