Prep Sports

No. 1 Norway boys basketball team has to hang on to defeat Westwood

NORWAY — The undefeated and Upper Peninsula’s top-ranked Norway Knights turned back Westwood 58-51 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference boys basketball game on Tuesday. The Knights (11-0, 7-0), first in the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association’s Class ABC poll, couldn’t shake the ...

Frankie Mattson sets record as Munising girls basketball stays undefeated

ENGADINE — Frankie Mattson and the Munising Mustangs accomplished two big tasks Tuesday night. Mattson became Munising’s all-time leading scorer and the Mustangs also remained undefeated with a 75-39 win over Engadine. Mattson led Munising with 17 points, while four other players ...

Gladstone Braves shoot past Ishpeming boys basketball team

GLADSTONE — Gladstone caught fire in the third quarter Tuesday night to defeat Ishpeming 69-48 in a high school boys basketball game played at the Braves’ gym. Gladstone (7-2) made 12 of 14 (86 percent) shots and pushed a nine-point halftime lead to 29 heading into the fourth ...

Johnson sisters lead Negaunee girls basketball team past Ishpeming, 49-47

NEGAUNEE — Sisters Aleda Johnson and Clara Johnson each hit a pair of free throws in the waning minutes to help Negaunee get by Ishpeming 49-47 in a girls basketball game played Monday night. “Our girls hit some big shots down the stretch,” Miners coach Brandon Sager said. “I know ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 13-19

Samppala brothers combine on Marquette game-winner

By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — Sophomore Elliot Samppala scored the game-winner off an assist from his brother, senior Spencer Samppala, as the Marquette Senior High School hockey team defeated Canton 4-2 on Saturday at the Sault Ste. Marie Lions Showcase. The Redmen improved ...

Gladstone blows away U.P. Championships competition

MARQUETTE — Gladstone wiped the floor during the finals of the Upper Peninsula Championships held at Marquette Senior High School on Saturday evening. The Braves finished with 250.5 points, 94 ahead of runner-up Marquette’s 156.5. Officials believed it was the biggest margin of victory ...

MHSAA names 5 area finalists

EAST LANSING — Five area high school student-athletes, including two from Ishpeming, are among the 120 finalists for 32 Scholar-Athlete awards presented by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. They are Ashok Ravindran and Khora Swanson of Ishpeming, Amber Nicole Manitowabi-Huebner ...

Johnson nets 1,000th point in Negaunee victory

NEGAUNEE — Aleda Johnson knew she was approaching her 1,000th point as a Miner, but she didn’t know just how close she was when Negaunee hosted Westwood on Friday night. In the final minutes, Negaunee was well on their way to a 46-25 win, but with their senior guard sitting one point ...

Redmen fall to Brother Rice, 5-2

By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — The Marquette Senior High School hockey team got a lesson in how the game is played among the big schools in the metropolitan Detroit area on Friday night. Playing on the first night of the Sault Ste. Marie Lions Showcase, Birmingham Brother Rice ...