Prep Sports

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

Ishpeming Hematites’ Tia Mattila, Madison Pruett star in softball victory

GRAYLING — Junior Tia Mattila and senior Madison Pruett each collected four hits in the Ishpeming High School softball team’s five-inning, 18-0 victory over Brimley at the Grayling Tournament on Saturday. In the Hematites’ other game at the event that day, Ishpeming fell to Indian River ...

New leaders on board

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School has new bench bosses for two of its premier fall sports programs. In a joint press conference held at the school on Friday morning, athletics director Alex Tiseo introduced Ann Crandell-Williams as the new ...

Redettes post soccer shutouts

MINOCQUA, Wis. — The Marquette Senior High School girls soccer team posted shutouts in both of its games at the Lakeland Thunderbird Shootout this weekend, defeating host Lakeland Union 7-0 on Friday and Hayward, Wisconsin, 2-0 on Saturday. The Redettes jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead on ...

Gwinn falls twice to Calumet

LAKE LINDEN — Calumet scored a pair of football-sounding victories on the softball diamond on Friday, defeating Gwinn 24-0 and 17-2, each game lasting three innings. “These girls work hard and it showed today,” sixth-year Calumet head coach Joel Rastello told the Daily Mining ...

Ishpeming boys run away

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press STEPHENSON — Showing their strength in the distances, the Ishpeming boys won for the fourth time this spring with 157 points at the Stephenson Invitational track and field meet held Friday evening. Norway was a distant runner-up with 89 points while ...

Experience prevails

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Experience gained before the season ever began pays off early in a spring like this. After having several matches earlier in the week canceled due to poor weather, Westwood powered its way to an 8-0 victory over visiting Gwinn in a high school ...

Redmen 2nd, Redettes 3rd at Gladstone GNC meet

By JUSTIN ST. OURS Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Two girls reprised their top-three finish from the opener in the second Great Northern Conference match at the Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club here Friday. Escanaba’s Paxton Johnson took the girls’ medalist spot by ...

Marquette boys win GNC golf meet

ESCANABA — A couple of strong individual performances highlighted the season-opening Great Northern Conference match at the Escanaba Country Club here Thursday afternoon. Escanaba’s three-time defending U.P. champion and Northern Michigan University commit Paxton Johnson shot a 41 on the ...