Prep Sports

Negaunee High School hosting reunion for 1957 state boys basketball champs

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee High School and the surrounding Negaunee community are honoring the 60th anniversary of the Miners’ 1957 Class B boys state basketball championship with several events on Friday. That includes a luncheon to be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Immanuel ...

Gwinn boys basketball team makes run at upset of No. 1 and undefeated Norway

GWINN — Gwinn narrowed its deficit to just one possession with 17 seconds left before Norway added several late free throws as the undefeated Knights posted a 50-44 high school boys basketball victory on Tuesday night. The Upper Peninsula’s No. 1 Class ABC team escaped from Gwinn to ...

Baraga girls lone area team making a move in U.P. basketball poll

UPSSA Basketball Polls (1st-place votes listed in parentheses) BOYS Class ABC W-L Pts Pvs 1. Norway (6) 13-0 34 1 2. Marquette (1) 12-1 28 2 3. Iron Mountain 12-2 16 3 4. Gladstone 10-2 13 4 5. Sault Ste. Marie 12-1 8 5 Others receiving ...

Superior Central Cougars girls basketball team survives last-minute scare

EBEN — The Superior Central girls survived a flurry of free throws by Kennedy Englund in the final 40 seconds to take a 39-37 victory over Mid Peninsula in high school basketball action on Monday night. Leading 38-31 with the clock reading less a minute left, Englund was fouled and a ...

Norway girls take control of M-PC with win over Negaunee Friday

NORWAY — It took a while, but Norway’s offense finally did what it needed to sink Negaunee 41-36 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball showdown on Friday. The win cushions Norway’s lead in the conference, the Knights’ last year in the M-PC before moving to the Skyline Central ...

Westwood wrestlers win first M-PC title in 13 years

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — Westwood captured their first Mid-Peninsula Conference tournament championship in 13 years Saturday afternoon in Ishpeming. Westwood head coach Dan Carlson said was proud of his teams confidence throughout the match. “We came in ...

Proving they belong

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School boys basketball team made a statement on their home court Friday when the high-flying Iron Mountain Mountaineers came to town. And the Hematites fulfilled their role with a 65-47 upset of the Upper ...

Tip of the iceberg

ISHPEMING — Amber Huebner is continuing to show the Upper Peninsula basketball fans, coaches and players why she’s one of the best guards in the Great Northern Conference. Huebner’s 14 points helped Marquette to take a 55-26 nonconference win at Westwood on Thursday night. Smith ...

Mustangs dominance continues with win over Mid Peninsula

PERKINS — Defense and a big second half propelled the Munising girls basketball team to a dominant win Thursday night against Mid Peninsula. The Mustangs cruised to a 64-24 victory, forcing 33 Mid Pen turnovers in this Skyline Central Conference matchup. “You play a team like Munising ...

Emeralds can’t keep tight defense going against Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain snapped out of a three-minute scoring drought at game’s start to down Manistique 51-45 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball game on Thursday. Riley Poupore’s game-high 20 points led the Mountaineers (4-9, 2-5), who closed the final two minutes of ...

Superior Central girls get defensive

COOKS — The Superior Central girls put the clamps down on defense, overcoming a challenging offensive night to post a 36-27 high school basketball victory at Big Bay de Noc on Thursday night. “Our defense played much better than we did Monday against North Dickinson (a 59-55 loss),” SC ...

Negaunee, R-M post boys victories

GWINN — Negaunee broke open a competitive game in the second quarter before cruising to a 74-31 high school boys basketball victory at Gwinn on Thursday night. The Miners, who suffered three straight losses to the top three Upper Peninsula Class ABC teams in January, have rebuilt a ...

Marquette shooters foil slow-down strategy by Menominee boys

By STEPHEN OMAN Marinette, Wis., EagleHerald MENOMINEE — Marquette shot lights-out and defeated Menominee 53-28 in a high school boys’ basketball game played Friday night. The Redmen made 11 of 23 on their 3-point attempts with six players making at least one. “Right around 50 ...