Prep Sports

Chippewas fall in MAC tourney

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jimmy Hall scored a career-high 33 points with 13 rebounds, Jalen Avery scored 17 of his career-high 24 points, including five 3-pointers, in overtime and Kent State beat Central Michigan 116-106 in Monday night’s Mid-American Conference Tournament opener. The ...

Chassell gets by winless Vikings nearly unscathed

BARAGA — The scariest moment of Chassell’s 76-43 win over the Baraga Vikings on Monday night came midway through the third quarter.  Chassell starting senior center Jake Holmes awkwardly fell backwards while trying to haul in a pass and appeared shaken up as he stayed on the ground for a ...

Mid Pen breaks away from Cougars in 2nd half

EBEN — The Mid Peninsula and Superior Central boys looked like they would have a tight contest during the first half of their Class D district basketball opener on Monday night. A big second half by Mid Pen, however, ended any chance of a dramatic conclusion as the Wolverines broke away for ...

L’Anse hangs close for 1 quarter vs. Calumet

L’ANSE — L’Anse hung tough for one-quarter against favored Calumet Monday in a Class C basketball district tournament game. Then the roof fell in on the Purple Hornet boys in the second quarter as the Copper Kings used a smothering defense to put the game way. “We talked about ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 23-March 1

It’s all on the basketball court this week with high school tournaments

MARQUETTE — This week is the second straight busy week of high school tournament action around the area. Every area team will be in action when boys district basketball tournaments begin. Seven of the area’s 12 teams will play tonight, with the rest getting their start on Wednesday. It ...

Manistique’s Gonzalez wins state wrestling title

By Journal Sports Staff AUBURN HILLS — Manistique’s Tanner Gonzalez capped off an impressive undefeated season with a state championship Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Gonzalez won the MHSAA Division 4 160 lbs. bracket by defeating Johnathan Stid of Dansville. He beat Carlos ...

Redmen’s Robinson advances furthest at state bowling finals

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Marquette’s Liam Robinson advanced the furthest on Saturday of seven area bowlers who qualified for the MHSAA Individual Bowling Finals at a pair of downstate locations. The Marquette Senior High School senior made it through six games of qualifying ...

Redmen icers fall in regional final

GAYLORD — The Marquette Redmen’s hockey season came to an end Saturday as they fell to Muskegon Mona Shores 4-1 in the MHSAA Division 2 regional final. Muskegon scored two goals in the opening minute of the first period and cruised from there. MMS goalie Anthony Schrum finished with 41 ...

Roundball domination

MARQUETTE — With their season on the line, the Marquette Senior High School girls basketball team put together possibly its most dominating performance of the year Thursday night. The Redettes downed Petoskey 49-26 to punch their ticket to tonight’s Class D district tournament championship ...

3 wrestlers win matches at state wrestling finals

AUBURN HILLS — Three area seniors won matches Thursday, but all 10 participating wrestlers from the area are still alive in the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals being held at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Because of the huge numbers of wrestlers — there are nearly 900 over four divisions, ...

Speedy Redmen fly past Houghton Gremlins

HOUGHTON — Upending West-PAC co-champion Calumet earlier this week was a feather in the cap of a young Houghton High boys basketball team. Dealing with a deep and speedy Marquette squad Thursday evening was a different proposition. The top-ranked team in the UPSSA large school poll rolled ...

Ishpeming boys unable to fulfill role as M-PC spoiler

ISHPEMING — The spoiler role fit the Ishpeming High School boys basketball team for all but the final 2 1/2 minutes on Thursday night. The Hematites led 63-61 with a few minutes left, but couldn’t score again as Norway came back for a 68-63 victory and grab a share of the Mid-Peninsula ...

Cougars fall to Broncos

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris boys’ basketball team went into attack mode Thursday and it paid off with a victory. The Broncos attacked the basket, relied on balanced scoring and cruised to a 72-49 win against Superior Central. Eight players scored and four reached double figures for ...

Hold on for dear life

NEGAUNEE — For the first three quarters of Friday night’s Class C girls basketball district championship game, Negaunee was in complete control. The Miners had a comfortable 44-21 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but after that, things changed dramatically when Ishpeming put together ...

Redettes hold off comeback by TCC to take district title

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Redettes held off a second-half comeback on Friday night to defeat Traverse City Central 47-40 and win a Class A girls basketball district championship. Marquette head coach Ben Smith said his team showed resilience during Central’s second-half comeback to finish ...

Emeralds’ Gonzalez still in hunt for state title

By Journal Sports Staff AUBURN HILLS — One area wrestler still has his state championship hopes alive at the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Championships being held this weekend at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Tanner Gonzalez of Manistique won his second straight match in Division 4 at 160 ...