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The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the fall high school sports season

Marquette Senior High School Redettes blanked twice in soccer games

KIMBERLY, Wisconsin — The Marquette Senior High School girls soccer team opened the spring sports season on Saturday with a pair of shutout losses on a windy day in Wisconsin. MSHS fell to the No. 5-ranked team in Wisconsin, host Kimberly, 7-0, in the morning, holding the game close at 2-0 ...

Michaela Peramaki sets Munising pole vault record

HOUGHTON — Munising senior Michaela Peramaki set a school record by clearing 11 feet in the girls pole vault at the Michigan Tech Indoor Invitational high school track and field meet Thursday. That beat her old mark of 10-7 she set at the Mustangs’ previous meet, also an indoor meet at ...

Mustang tough

MUNISING — Some basketball teams can only hit opponents with a quick jab, but for the past couple of seasons, the Munising Mustangs girls squad has pummeled teams with their 1-2 punch. Seniors Frankie Mattson and Marissa Immel have played ball with each other since grade school and they’ve ...

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for March 15-31

All-UP Boys Basketball 2016-2017

MARQUETTE — The Negaunee boys basketball team has made three trips to the Class C quarterfinals in the past five seasons, including one trek just a few weeks ago. A lot of this year’s success came from the Miners’ 1-2 senior punch of Trent Bell and Dre Tuominen. The tandem were ...

All-UP Boys Basketball 2016-2017

MARQUETTE — Awards were spread out all over at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association meeting Wednesday afternoon with four area players picking up honors in Class A-B-C. Ishpeming junior Hart Holmgren was Marquette County’s only representative on the Class ...

2016-17 All-U.P. Boys Basketball Teams

Dream Team Player, School Ht. Yr. Trent Bell, Negaunee 6-7 Sr. Dawson Bilski, North Central 6-3 Sr. Dre Tuominen, Negaunee 6-0 Sr. Jason Whitens, North Central 6-5 Sr. Carson Wonders, Iron Mountain 6-4 Sr. Class A-B-C First Team Reece Castor, Gladstone 6-4 So. Hart ...

Teams to be proud of

MARQUETTE — Two Marquette County boys basketball teams, Marquette and Negaunee, were recognized for their impressive seasons Wednesday at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association meeting. Marquette earned the Class A-B Team of the Year award after losing it to ...

Area comes up just short for Player of the Year, Coach of the Year

MARQUETTE — Marquette County players and coaches came close but couldn’t quite nab any of the special boys basketball awards Wednesday at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association meeting. In Class A-B-C Player of the Year voting between a pair of senior forwards, ...

12 area players earn Special, Honorable Mention

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — A dozen area boys basketball players earned Special Mention or Honorable Mention when the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association convened for its spring meeting Wednesday at Northern Michigan University. The players came from seven ...

State champion Jets dominate All-U.P. Class D

MARQUETTE — There weren’t any area teams that made the All-Upper Peninsula Class D First and Second teams in boys basketball, but state champion North Central locked up a whole bunch of awards. After Jason Whitens and Dawson Bilski earned spots on the All-U.P. Dream Team, Bobby Kleiman ...

Achieving their dreams

MARQUETTE — Three area basketball players closed out their high school careers in a big way Wednesday morning at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association meeting. Marquette’s Amber Huebner, Munising’s Frankie Mattson and Newberry’s Taylor Bryant each earned a ...

Finishing in First

Munising's Marissa Immel, right, dribbes around her Newberry opponent Taylor Bryant during a game at Munising High School Tuesday evening, Dec. 22, 2015. (Journal photo by Elizabeth Bailey) MARQUETTE — At the end of the Wednesday’s Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters ...

2 Hematites, Miner make Class A-B-C 2nd Team

MARQUETTE — By the midway point of Wednesday’s Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association meeting, area teams had already nabbed five spots on the All-U.P. awards list with three more girls earning awards by the end. Ishpeming junior Madigan Johns and senior Marissa Maino ...

Vikings conquer in Class D

MARQUETTE — There weren’t any Marquette County players named to the All-Upper Peninsula Class D teams, but some area players did receive nice honors Wednesday at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association meeting. Baraga’s 5-foot-8 senior Carsyn Osterman earned a ...

Norway, Engadine earn most U.P. special awards

MARQUETTE — When it came to Upper Peninsula coaches and teams of the year awards at the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association meeting, Marquette and Alger County teams were shut out with Norway and Engadine picking up most of them. Norway senior Jordan Kraemer earned Class ABC ...