Prep Sports

Negaunee boys basketball team needs overtime to hold off Gladstone, 75-71

GLADSTONE — If you wanted to see a high-intensity high school boys basketball game with plenty of intrigue, this was the one to attend. Negaunee needed overtime to overcome Gladstone 75-71 Tuesday night in this nonconference game played at the Braves’ gym. Both teams now stand at ...

Late flurry lifts Hancock hockey team past Marquette, 2-1

HANCOCK — Hancock scored two goals in less than two minutes during the third period to take a 2-1 high school hockey victory against visiting Marquette at the Houghton County Arena on Tuesday night. Spencer Samppala gave the Redmen the lead with 20 seconds remaining in the first period, ...

Marquette wins everything at Division 1 regional ski meet

BELLAIRE — Marquette Senior High School might’ve saved its best performances for Monday at an MHSAA Division 1 regional downhill ski meet at Schuss Mountain. The Redmen and Redettes swept all the team and individual titles, ensuring they’ll be a force to be reckoned with at the state ...

Marquette, Negaunee boys move up in U.P. poll

IRONWOOD — While area girls teams held their spots, both Marquette and Negaunee made moves up on the boys side of this week’s high school basketball polls released today by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. The Marquette (13-1) boys moved into a tie for ...

Ishpeming girls score road victory

L’ANSE — Spreading her scoring around with multiple baskets each quarter, Marissa Maino pumped in 22 points to lead Ishpeming to a 67-57 victory at L’Anse in a girls high school basketball game played Monday. “This was an up-and-down game with L’Anse trimming the lead down but ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 2-9

JV callup Ledy leads Redettes to conference clinching win

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Junior varsity callup Avery Ledy filled up the stats sheet on Friday to help Marquette get past Kingsford 49-29 in high school girls basketball action. Ledy, a sophomore, recorded a game-high 14 points and a team-high 12 rebounds as the Redettes got off ...

Miners-Patriots to double up

ISHPEMING — Basketball fans can see double the varsity fun next Friday night at Westwood High School. The school has rescheduled its Wednesday boys game against Negaunee that was postponed due to rampant flu for the same night as the Miners-Patriots girls game. That will give Westwood a ...

Westwood, Munising lead way at individual wrestling districts

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — In a race for regional qualifiers, Westwood won the battle among eight area teams at several high school individual wrestling district tournaments on Saturday. But the Patriots had to share district champion honors with Munising. In all, eight schools ...

Patriots, Mustangs, Hawks post victories

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Practicing what their coach preaches, Westwood dug itself out of an early hole to defeat Manistique for the second time in a week in boys basketball action on Friday. The Patriots fell behind 11-5 after one quarter and still trailed 22-21 at halftime ...

Miners finally shake off game Ishpeming boys

NEGAUNEE — On a night where Negaunee honored its 1957 state championship team, the Miners kept the winning spirit alive with a 71-57 Mid-Peninsula Conference victory over Ishpeming on Friday night. Negaunee head coach Dan Waterman said he was expecting a close match with their neighbors ...

Marquette swimmers sweep I-N

MARQUETTE — Marquette recorded a sweep of Ishpeming-Negaunee in a high school swim meet held at the MSHS pool on Feb. 2. Three Marquette swimmers were double winners in individual events as the Redmen and Redettes each won all three relays in their respective meets. For the girls, who won ...

Ishpeming Hematites boys basketball team comes back for win over Manistique

MANISTIQUE — Improvement wasn’t enough to get the Manistique boys over the hump Wednesday night as they dropped a 62-53 basketball game to Ishpeming. Manistique led 27-25 at halftime and only trailed 41-40 after the third quarter of the Mid-Peninsula Conference matchup. “I thought we ...

2nd-half comeback keeps Munising Mustangs girls basketball team undefeated

MUNISING — The Munising girls basketball team has been on a roll all season and didn’t slow down with a makeup game on Wednesday. After being snowed out Tuesday, the Mustangs remained undefeated after taking down Forest Park 53-40 a day later. Frankie Mattson led Munising with 15 ...