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Prep Sports

Shutdown defense

MENOMINEE — The Menominee girls basketball team dropped a defensive battle 44-30 in its home opener against the Westwood Patriots on Tuesday. The Maroons scored the game’s first five points, but Westwood went on a run and led 28-9 at one point in the second quarter. “I thought ...

Negaunee’s high-octane attack quickly wears down weary Eskymos

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls basketball team may have been running on empty Tuesday night against Negaunee. The host Eskymos — playing their third game in four days — started fast but finished on fumes in a 62-41 nonconference loss to unbeaten Negaunee. “We did get off to a good ...

Fast start propels Gladstone past Ishpeming

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys basketball team got off to a fast start in its opener and never looked back Tuesday as the Braves helped first-year coach Dane Quigley get a 77-67 victory in his debut. “It’s a load off my chest,” Quigley said about his varsity opener. “I would be ...

Munising boys barrel out of the gates

MUNISING — Munising pushed a fast pace early on its way to a 53-33 boys basketball victory over visiting Gwinn in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday night. Though the Modeltowners’ Tucker Taylor scored the game’s first basket, the Mustangs scored the remaining points of the ...

Kivi, Pliska lead Marquette girls in win over Gladstone

MARQUETTE — Sydney Kivi led the way with 13 points while Bridget Pliska scored 12 points as the Marquette girls basketball team defeated Gladstone 56-36 at the MSHS gym on Tuesday night. The Redettes improved to 3-0 as head coach Ben Smith was happy with Tuesday night’s ...

Mountaineers handle Manistique in opener

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain boys basketball team got off to a fast start to the season with a 71-29 Mid-Peninsula Conference win against Manistique on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers (1-0) opened on a 9-2 run and raced to a 43-17 halftime lead. “I thought it was a good first ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Upper Peninsula boys basketball composite schedule

Monday, Dec. 4 Kingsford at Houghton West Iron County at Westwood Bessemer at Jeffers Watersmeet at Chassell Lake Linden-Hubbell at Baraga Wakefield-Marenisco at Republic-Michigamme Ontonagon at Ewen-Trout Creek Ironwood at Solon Springs, Wis. Stephenson at North ...

L’Anse forces 41 turnovers in girls basketball win over Lake Linden-Hubbell

LAKE LINDEN — A switch in defense helped L’Anse notch an easy 66-22 win over Lake Linden-Hubbell in a girls basketball game played Thursday night. “We were struggling with our man-to-man early in the first quarter,” L’Anse coach Scott Lloyd said. “But we went to a zone after that, ...

Wendt’s 2nd straight double-double paces Munising

By Journal Sports Staff MUNISING — Kianne Wendt registered game highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Munising to a 59-44 victory over Stephenson in a high school girls basketball game played Friday night. The Mustangs (2-0) built a lead of 30 points in the second half before ...

Prunick resigns as SC boys coach

EBEN — Superior Central boys basketball coach Chris Prunick has resigned from his position after being hired earlier this fall. Prunick cited medical reasons as the cause for his resignation and first year junior varsity coach Branson Richard will now take over both the varsity and JV ...

Open with a bang

ISHPEMING — Mariah Austin scored 27 points by shooting 9 of 18 from the field to start Ishpeming’s girls basketball season with a bang in a 78-40 victory over Bark River-Harris on Tuesday night. It was the opener for both teams and Hematites head coach Ryan Reichel said he couldn’t be ...

Bartle leads Negaunee girls past Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls’ basketball team couldn't quite get the job done Tuesday night against Negaunee despite a fourth-quarter surge by the Braves as the Miners hung on to win 61-45. "We learned a lot," said Gladstone coach Andy Cretens. "We would have liked to get the W, but I ...

Redmen take control early, roll past Escanaba icers

WELLS — It didn’t take the Marquette Redmen to gain the upper hand Tuesday night as they handed the Escanaba Eskymos a 4-0 season-opening hockey loss at Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. Marquette needed less than two minutes to get on the board as junior forward Nick Leafers’ shot ...