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Prep Sports

Munising football team takes to the road

MUNISING — After missing out last season, the Munising football team is back in the MHSAA Division 8 playoffs. But the Mustangs will not have an easy journey ahead of them as they will have to spend it all on the road if they want to make a trip to Ford Field like they did in 2014. All ...

Munising stays in hunt for Skyline volleyball crown

NORWAY — Munising continued its bid for the Skyline Central Conference volleyball title on Wednesday with a three-set sweep of Norway. The once-beaten Mustangs (22-5-4, 9-1 Skyline) need to win at Superior Central tonight to share the league championship with Carney-Nadeau. The two Alger ...

Marquette, Escanaba tune up for volleyball district tournaments

ESCANABA — The Escanaba and Marquette volleyball teams had the same objective Tuesday night — play solidly and build some momentum for next week’s MHSAA district tournaments. The Eskymos relied on an aggressive attack and defeated the visiting Redettes in four sets, 25-22, 8-25, 27-25, ...

High school football playoff times set

MARQUETTE — Playoff times have been officially set for three area high school football teams involved in the first round of the MHSAA playoffs. Newberry (6-2) plays at Frankfort (6-2) at 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s schedule has Westwood (8-1) at Elk Rapids (7-2) at 1 p.m., while Munising ...

Iron Mountain climbs back in 4th set to defeat Westwood Patriots

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain closed a large deficit in the fourth and final set to defeat Westwood in a Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball match on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers won 25-18, 25-16, 26-24, 26-24. IM was down 23-15 in the final set when junior Hanna Ellis began a serving ...

West PAC honors 6 L’Anse football players

CALUMET — A half-dozen players from L’Anse earned honors from the West PAC in football as chosen by coaches recently. Senior Foster Miller (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) was named First Team Offense as a running back. On First Team Defense, senior Kooper Jahfetson (6-foot, 195) was named as an ...

Manistique Emeralds defeat St. Ignace in volleyball

MANISTIQUE — It took a little while for Manistique to find its groove Monday night as the Emeralds rallied past St. Ignace at home in four sets, 21-25, 25-17, 27-25, 25-17, in a nonconference volleyball match. “I think we got off to a slow start passing,” Emeralds’ coach Amy Nixon ...

Negaunee’s Ally Jacobson heads Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball

MARQUETTE — Senior Ally Jacobson of Negaunee was named the Player of the Year in volleyball on Monday for the Mid-Peninsula Conference as chosen by the coaches. Gwinn placed two players on the all-league First Team — senior Brenna Bruce and junior Brooke Mannor — with the balance ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 12-19

Superior Central Cougars play free and loose in big upset of Rapid River

EBEN — Superior Central football coach Sam Eggleston was all smiles after the Cougars’ shocking 46-22 nonconference high school football victory on Saturday afternoon against Rapid River. The Cougars (4-5) played loose, made big plays and treated a homecoming crowd to its best game ...

Giroux a champion

By JOHN VRANCIC Special to the Journal MUNISING — Junior Spencer Giroux turned in a dominating performance, but it wasn’t enough for the Ishpeming boys to retain their Upper Peninsula Division 2 cross country title Saturday. Gogebic placed five in the top seven and won for the first ...

Marquette recaptures U.P. cross country crown

By JOHN VRANCIC Special to the Journal MUNISING — After settling for runner-up honors a year ago, the Marquette girls decided they were ready to regain their MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 cross country title on Saturday. The Redettes scored 47 points on this sunny, breezy and warm ...