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Prep Sports

Area wrestlers advance through MHSAA Division 4 individual district tournament

ISHPEMING — This is an exciting time to be part of the Bark River-Harris wrestling program. Six BR-H grapplers reached the podium at Westwood High School on Saturday by placing among the top four in their respective weight divisions in the MHSAA Division 4 individual district tournament, ...

Westwood, Marquette girls basketball teams zoom to victories

MANISTIQUE — Leading seniors Tessa Leece and Madi Koski combined for 40 points to lead Westwood to a 66-35 girls basketball victory at Manistique on Friday night. Leece made two 3-pointers and scored 22 points, while Koski sank four triples and added 18 points. Leece also grabbed seven ...

Manistique falls in team district wrestling championship match

IRON MOUNTAIN — With a full roster and plenty of determination, Bark River-Harris won its first high school wrestling team district title on Thursday, defeating Manistique 69-10 in the finals. In the semifinals, the Emeralds fended off Iron Mountain 35-29. In the championship, ...

Gwinn Modeltowners, Negaunee Miners girls basketball teams post victories

GWINN — Emily Curtice threw down 21 points to help the Gwinn girls basketball team to a 55-46 win over visiting Gladstone on Thursday. It was the Modeltowners’ second consecutive victory to improve to 11-4 after leading the Braves from beginning to end. “We led for the entirety and ...

Kingsford Flivvers hockey team flies past Negaunee, 8-1

By Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Trey Bociek netted a hat trick and dished out two assists as Kingsford outscored Negaunee 8-1 Tuesday night at Mountain View Ice Arena in Iron Mountain. Kingsford’s Hunter Fortner had two lamplighters to go along with two assists, while Reece ...

Munising girls basketball team downs Superior Central Cougars, 56-23

EBEN — The regular season is winding down for the Munising boys basketball team, but the Mustangs aren’t showing any signs of slowing down as they jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 56-23 win over Superior Central. Isaac Cooper led Munising with 11 points, while Sam Brown and ...

Slamming the door shut

MARQUETTE — 51 minutes and 28 saves later, Liam Beerman could skate off the ice at Lakeview Arena realizing the feat he had just accomplished. The freshman goaltender for the Marquette Senior High School varsity hockey team shutout the state's top-ranked team in Division 3, a Calumet squad ...

Redmen take down Gladstone on road

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys basketball team fought back time and time again before falling short in a 70-58 home loss to Great Northern Conference rival Marquette Tuesday night. Despite trailing the entire way and falling behind by as many as 14 in the second quarter, the Braves (7-7, ...

Ishpeming, Gwinn both win in local girls games

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming varsity girls basketball team picked up an important win in the stretch run of the season on Tuesday night, narrowly defeating Gladstone 48-46 at home. The Hematites improved to 5-11 behind double-digit nights from Emma Poirier and Kayla Koski. Poirier led with 19 ...

Gwinn boys top Hancock, Republic falls to LL-H

GWINN — The Gwinn varsity boys basketball team earned its third victory of the season on Tuesday night with a 66-52 home win over Hancock. James Harnick had nearly half of the Modeltowners' points, going off for 13 field goals and adding four free throws for a total of 32 points on the ...