Prep Sports

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 ...

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 ...