Prep Sports

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 ...

IM girls take sting out of Purple Hornets

L’ANSE — Despite getting off to a strong start on a chilly Thursday evening, the L'Anse Purple Hornets softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to the visiting Iron Mountain Mountaineers, who have are playing their first season in the WestPAC. The Purple Hornets came out hot ...

Gladstone netters top Gwinn 6-2

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves broke into the win column for the first time this season, taking a 6-2 tennis decision from the Gwinn Modeltowners here Thursday. "It was great for the team to get a win, and we had some good matches tonight,” said Braves’ coach Dan Williams. “I’m ...

Gladstone roughs up Redettes Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s rough start didn’t get any easier with Gladstone coming to town on Tuesday. The Braves, who got as far as the MHSAA Division 3 regional finals before falling to Negaunee 2-1 last spring, had a couple of big innings to sweep the Redettes 12-6 and 18-3. The ...

Marquette sweeps to victories at own high school track and field invite

MARQUETTE — The Marquette track and field teams definitely made use of their home advantage Tuesday at the Marquette Invitational. Both the Redmen and Redettes won their five-team meets as each finished with 124 points. Gladstone was just 12 points behind the Redmen in second place, while ...

Negaunee Miners tennis team gets past Gwinn Modeltowners, cool weather

NEGAUNEE — The weather conditions may not have been ideal Tuesday afternoon, but that didn’t seem to bother the Negaunee boys tennis team. The Miners defeated Gwinn 8-0 and swept all four doubles matches without losing a game. “We’re glad we were able to get today’s meet in,” ...

Game 1 rally leads to Westwood softball doubleheader sweep

IRON MOUNTAIN — A pivotal sixth inning swung momentum in Westwood’s favor en route to a softball doubleheader sweep over Iron Mountain on Tuesday. Westwood won the first game 15-6 and the second 18-3. The Patriots (4-1) trailed 6-2 in the sixth inning of the opener before Iron Mountain ...

Iron Mountain, Kingsford coaching legend Rex Terwilliger dies

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rex Terwilliger, who molded championship teams in both Iron Mountain and Kingsford, died Sunday at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was 83. Coach of football’s Flivvers from 1966 to 1978, he guided Kingsford to a share of the 1969 Great Northern ...

Marquette girls strikers finish second at Ogemaw Heights Tournament

WEST BRANCH — The Marquette girls soccer team put forth a good performance over the weekend as it finished second out of five teams, with a record of 3-1, at the Ogemaw Heights Varsity Soccer Tournament Saturday. In the opening game, the Redettes took down Tawas 3-1 with senior Lauren ...

Redmen baseball has mixed results over weekend

CARROLLTON — The last few games have had some mixed results for the Marquette baseball team. The Redmen headed downstate for a stretch of games this weekend, starting off with a doubleheader against Carrollton Friday and they ended up splitting it with the Cavaliers. Marquette lost the ...

Hematites sweep softball twinbill against Manistique

By Journal Sports Staff MANISTIQUE — It may have been cool outside, but the Ishpeming softball team’s bats were hot Saturday afternoon. The Hematites scored 31 runs over the course of their doubleheader with Manistique and Ishpeming swept the twinbill 12-8 and 19-6. “It was a very ...

Throwing smoke

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer EBEN JUNCTION — It’s safe to say Superior Central pitcher Clayton Smith is having a pretty good season thus far. After throwing a no-hitter and hitting for the cycle in a game against North Central last week, the senior out of Munising, but ...

Negaunee girls rack up runs in sweep of Norway

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — It just wasn’t Norway’s day. Negaunee rolled with a 26-run day to sweep Norway in a non-conference doubleheader on Friday. The Miners (6-2) won the first game 14-1 and the second 12-5. Norway made 11 errors on the ...

Hematites split softball twinbill with St. Ignace

By Journal Sports Staff ST. IGNACE — It was all about the offense in the doubleheader between Ishpeming and St. Ignace Friday afternoon. The two teams combined for 54 runs and split the twinbill with the Saints taking the opener 18-15 and the Hematites winning the nightcap 11-10 in four ...