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Mid-Peninsula Conference softball tourney Saturday in Negaunee, Ishpeming

NEGAUNEE — The format for Saturday’s Mid-Peninsula Conference softball single-elimination tournament was announced Thursday afternoon with games in Negaunee and Ishpeming. Westwood received a bye as the No. 1 seeded team, with the other six conference members playing quarterfinal games. ...

Marquette Redettes post girls soccer shutout at Houghton

HOUGHTON — The Marquette Senior High School girls soccer team had to battle cold and rain Thursday afternoon, but the Redettes fought their way through it and took out Houghton 2-0. Marquette senior Deni Peterson stepped up big, scoring both of the Redettes’ goals in the first half off ...

Miners continue to excel

ISHPEMING — Despite a weather delay, six high school track and field teams battled through the cold Friday evening at Westwood High School in the Division I regionals with the Negaunee girls and Houghton boys coming out victorious in overall points. The Negaunee girls’ first place finish ...

Ishpeming dominates Division 2 regional

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Winning the meet was only secondary to Ishpeming track and field coach P.J. Pruett, but the dominance the Hematites showed at its MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional left him beaming. “I’m very proud of the effort our kids gave today,” he ...

Munising tennis gets second win

By Journal Sports Staff GLADSTONE — The Munising tennis team used some good performances from its doubles squads to defeat Gladstone 5-3. The Mustangs (2-3) swept all of the doubles matches and won the No. 4 competition by forfeit. The best match was at No. 1 doubles where the Munising ...

Quigley named Gladstone boys basketball coach

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Dane Quigley was named boys varsity basketball coach at Gladstone High School on Wednesday, according to athletic director Andy Jacques. Quigley has served as the Braves’ junior varsity coach the past seven years and currently is head ...

Norway’s Leiker resigns as basketball coach

By LINDA LOBECK Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — Longtime Norway High School boys basketball coach Ben Leiker submitted his resignation this week. Leiker coached Norway to 12 district titles in 18 years. He also won three Mid-Peninsula Conference titles. Last year, the Knights were ...

Gladstone beats storm, Negaunee in high school baseball action

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee baseball team had to literally try to ride out the storm Wednesday afternoon as it tried to play a home doubleheader against Gladstone. But the Miners couldn’t outlast either the weather or the Braves offense as Gladstone rallied for an 11-5 win. The second game ...

Negaunee Miners boys tennis team blanks Iron Mountain to remain undefeated

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Negaunee tennis team kept its undefeated season alive Wednesday by defeating Iron Mountain 7-0. The Miners (9-0-1) won every flight except No. 1 singles, which was called a draw with Negaunee’s Eric Hurst and IM’s Tysen Wadge tied at deuce in the second set. Hurst ...

Norway Knights sweep Ishpeming in high school softball doubleheader

NORWAY — Norway recovered from early deficits to sweep Ishpeming in a Mid-Peninsula Conference softball doubleheader played Tuesday. In the opener, Norway trailed 1-0 in the first inning and 3-2 in the fourth before pulling away for a 9-4 win. Ishpeming opened the second game with four ...

Escanaba sweeps Marquette Redettes in high school softball

MARQUETTE — Escanaba swept a pair of three-run decisions from Marquette in a high school doubleheader hosted by the Redettes on Monday afternoon. Escanaba posted a 3-0 shutout in the opener before winning 4-1 in the nightcap. In another doubleheader played in Gwinn, Negaunee also swept ...

Negaunee Miners boys tennis team fends off Westwood Patriots

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee boys tennis team earned its eighth win of their season Monday with a 7-1 home victory over Westwood. Negaunee swept all four singles flights with Eric Hurst, Luke Skewis, Thomas Sertich and Chas Kumpula all winning in two sets each. The Patriots picked up their ...

Marquette Redmen split with Kingsford in baseball twinbill

MARQUETTE — The Redmen split a doubleheader with Kingsford Monday afternoon in a high school baseball doubleheader played at Haley Memorial Field. Garrett Finkbeiner was the storyline on the pitcher’s mound for Marquette in the first game, giving up just one run in the first inning to ...

Westwood boys win high school golf meet at Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Westwood won the boys meet at a high school golf triangular held at Pine Grove Country Club on Monday in Iron Mountain. Trent Sweeney shot a 3-over par 39 to earn medalist honors and lead the Patriots to a 179 total as Kingsford totaled 188 and IM 195. Also scoring for WHS ...

Patriots power

HOUGHTON — Westwood traveled to the Copper Country Saturday afternoon to take on two West-PAC teams in Houghton and Calumet. The Patriots, who play in the Mid Peninsula Conference, scored a 13-3 win over the Gremlins in the opener, and then notched a 10-7 victory over the Copper Kings in ...

Negaunee’s Nelson named to MHSAA Student Advisory Council

NEGAUNEE — Sophomore Abby Nelson of Negaunee High School is among eight student-athletes statewide who have been chosen to serve a two-year term on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Student Advisory Council. She joins seven Lower Peninsula sophomores who will make up the ...

Miners edged by single point at Kingsford Invite tennis

KINGSFORD — Escanaba edged Negaunee to win the Kingsford Invitational boys tennis tournament on Saturday. The Eskymos, who took three of the four doubles flights, posted 18 points while the Miners had 17. The host Flivvers were third with 15. Negaunee’s championships came at No. 4 ...