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Prep Sports

Maino leads Ishpeming girls to win over Escanaba

ESCANABA — It seemed as though Marissa Maino couldn’t miss for most of Thursday night. The senior forward sank six 3-point shots and finished with 26 points, leading the Ishpeming girls past Escanaba 60-48 in a non-conference basketball game. Maino drained four trifectas in the second ...

Gwinn falls to Norway as Knights wrap up M-PC title

NORWAY — Norway achieved a long-anticipated goal on Thursday, clinching its first outright girls basketball title in the Mid-Peninsula Conference since 1985 with a 54-34 victory over Gwinn. The unbeaten Knights (18-0, 11-0 M-PC) charged out to a 21-5 lead in the first quarter. “We’ve ...

U.P. Swim Finals begin Sat., diving today at MSHS

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving Finals come back to Marquette Senior High School for the fifth consecutive year today and Saturday. The diving finals will be held this afternoon, with the girls beginning about 2:30 p.m. and the boys to follow. Each diver performs four ...

Balanced scoring keys Munising girls’ victory

MUNISING — Led by senior Marissa Immel’s 16 points, five Munising players scored in double figures as the Mustangs raced past Superior Central 68-21 in high school girls basketball action on Thursday night. Munising jumped out to an 18-8 lead after one quarter, extending it to 35-14 by ...

Westwood, Superior Central boys fall at home

ISHPEMING — Westwood was unable to make a big first quarter hold up as Norway escaped with a 49-40 boys basketball victory at the Patriots’ gym on Thursday night. Led by big men Blake Hewitt and David Delarye, Westwood raced to a 21-3 lead after one quarter. “We came shooting hot and ...

Last-second heroics

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — The Negaunee girls basketball team needed all 32 minutes to hold off Westwood on Friday night with senior Hailey Fezatt becoming the last-second hero as her layup put the Miners over the top in a 43-41 final decision. Negaunee spent ...

Westwood’s Laakso wins girls diving at U.P. Finals

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Westwood girls and Houghton boys already have a victory in hand even before the Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving finals open this morning. Westwood freshman Bethany Laakso and Houghton senior Sal Sharp earned victories on the one-meter diving ...

Holmgren, Yohe dominate in Hematites’ victory

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Junior forwards Hart Holmgren and Dondre Yohe combined for more than 50 points to lead Ishpeming to a 70-55 high school boys basketball victory over Manistique on Friday night. Holmgren scored 29 points and Yohe 22, the two combining to also score 20 of ...

Pipe shot preserves Redmen victory at Houghton, 2-1

By DAVER KARNOSKY Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — In a game between two even combatants, a 1/2-inch was the difference as the Houghton Gremlins hockey team came up short against the Marquette Redmen on Thursday night at the Dee Stadium. With 8 seconds left, the Gremlins had ...

May Waters leads Negaunee gymnastics team to victory

MARQUETTE — Freshman May Waters led a 1-2-3-4 sweep by Negaunee in the all-around as the Miners dominated a high school gymnastics meet dual meet held at Marquette Senior High School on Monday. Waters, who won three of the four individual disciplines, totaled 32.35 points as the Miners ...

Westwood, Negaunee hang in for girls basketball victories

ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School girls basketball team held on for a down-to-the-wire win at home on Tuesday night, fighting off West Iron County’s comeback to take a 44-43 victory. A game that was once 22-8 was decided on a missed layup from WIC’s Eden Golliher to seal the ...

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 ...