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Prep Sports

Negaunee, Superior Central boys basketball teams post victories on the road

HOUGHTON — The Negaunee boys basketball team was in a tight battle for the first half Thursday night at Houghton. Then in the third quarter, the Miners outscored the Gremlins 22-5 to break the game open on their way to a 49-32 win. Drew Lindberg led Negaunee with 13 points. Negaunee ...

Munising Mustangs boys basketball team holds off Rapid River Rockets’ charge

RAPID RIVER — In a rematch of an MHSAA Division 4 district championship game from a year ago, Munising got the better of Rapid River in a 54-50 boys basketball victory Wednesday night in Rapid River. The Mustangs, who remain unbeaten at 7-0, had to overcome a career-high 30-point night by ...

Jacob Kugler leads Ishpeming Hematites boys to second win of season

HANCOCK — The Ishpeming High School boys basketball team received a big night from senior Jacob Kugler, who went off for 28 points in the Hematites’ 63-38 road win over Hancock on Wednesday night. It was Ishpeming’s second victory of the season, improving its record to 2-3. The ...

Marquette Redmen icers spread scoring around in 9-1 victory over Negaunee

MARQUETTE — Marquette spread the wealth around as 13 players had a goal or assist in the Redmen’s 9-1 mercy rule-shortened victory over Negaunee in a high school hockey game played at Lakeview Arena on Tuesday. Freshman Ethan Phillips led the MSHS scoring with a three-assist playmaker, ...

Clamp-down defense

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School girls basketball team entered the first Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association poll of the season at No. 5 on Tuesday morning. The Miners showed why they deserve at least that ranking later that night, topping Ishpeming 47-23 at ...

Broncos win with pressure on Manistique girls

HARRIS — Bark River-Harris got off to a fast start and coasted from there for a 46-30 victory over Manistique in a high school girls basketball game played Tuesday night. Neither team found its footing as the start, but the Emeralds (2-6) were first on the board with a jumper from Kayla ...

I-N sweeps Gladstone in pool

NEGAUNEE — The Ishpeming-Negaunee girls swimming and diving team used its depth to pull out a 93-71 victory over Gladstone at the Negaunee High School pool on Tuesday afternoon. I-N won just five events to six for Gladstone, but two of their wins came in the meet’s final three ...

Modeltowners girls dial long distance to thump Munising

GWINN — For their grandparents, the Gwinn girls basketball team would’ve needed the telephone operator a number of times on Tuesday night. But with modern technology, the Modeltowners needed no assistance in dialing long distance during their 63-19 home wipeout of Munising. Gwinn (5-0) ...

Redmen lose for 1st time in a decade to Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos boys basketball team did something for the first time in a decade at home on Tuesday night — defeat Great Northern Conference rival Marquette. Behind a career night from junior point guard Brandon Frazer, the Upper Peninsula’s No. 4-ranked Eskymos did all ...

Westwood boys basketball team falls at West Iron County

STAMBAUGH — West Iron County won its boys basketball home opener with a 50-42 victory over Westwood on Monday night. The game was a makeup from one that was postponed due to weather on Dec. 9. The Wykons never trailed and were led in scoring by Nathan Thomson with 16 points. Peyton ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Dec. 27-Jan. 3