Prep Sports

Munising jumps all over Rapid River

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Munising girls basketball team made its pressing defense pay off in the first half to cruise to a 67-41 victory at home against Rapid River on Friday night. The Mustangs jumped out to a 26-10 lead after one quarter, extending it to 44-18 by ...

Slow start paralyzes Manistique in boys basketball loss at Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Manistique stumbled out of the gate with a four-point first quarter as Iron Mountain rolled to a 76-26 Mid-Peninsula Conference win on Thursday. The Mountaineers (9-1, 4-1 M-PC) were led by Carson Wonders’ 25 points and Marcus Johnson’s 24 points. Johnson also led the ...

Ishpeming Hematites race by Gwinn boys basketball team, 74-57

GWINN — With their team leader out with an injury, the Gwinn Modeltowners did everything they could to pick up a home victory Thursday night, but even with Austin Forbes’ 31 points, it wasn’t enough. Ishpeming rode the scoring of Hart Holmgren and Dondre Yohe to come out with a 74-57 ...

Negaunee Miners hockey team edged out in final seconds by No. 4 Hancock, 2-1

HANCOCK — No. 4-ranked Hancock needed a goal with just two seconds left from newcomer Teddy Perrault to win get past Negaunee, 2-1, Thursday night at the Houghton County Arena. In the first period, the Bulldogs (11-4-0 overall, 6-0 Great Lakes Hockey Conference) pressured the Miners ...

Republic-Michigamme girls basketball team falls at Watersmeet

WATERSMEET — It was a frustrating night for the Republic-Michigamme girls basketball team as the Hawks fell to Watersmeet 55-39 on Thursday. The Hawks (1-10) couldn’t find an answer to Watersmeet’s Bethany Baldwin, who finished with 51 points. Shawna DuMoulin led R-M with 17. “Our ...

Westwood, Gwinn high schools wrestle twice during quadrangular meet

ISHPEMING — The Westwood Patriots wrestling team hosted a quadrangular meet Thursday night and won both of its matches. The Patriots defeated Iron Mountain 51-21 and Menominee 51-24. Alaric Martin pinned both of his opponents, while Nathan Brewer won by a pin and a forfeit. Seniors Cedric ...

3 Negaunee High School wrestlers get pins

KINGSFORD — Kingsford defeated Negaunee 42-18 and Escanaba defeated the Miners 48-27 in a triple-dual high school wrestling meet held in Kingsford on Wednesday. Against Kingsford, Sam Collins at 189 pounds, Michael Pizziola at 285 and Jeremy Hill at 119 had falls for Negaunee. Information ...

Marquette Senior High School hockey team edges Escanaba, 2-1

ESCANABA — Sophomore forward Elliot Samppala scored the game-winner with 4:35 left to give Marquette a 2-1 high school hockey victory at Escanaba on Tuesday. Samppala cashed in a turnover in the Escanaba zone, according to a report from the Escanaba Daily Press. “That line made a nice ...

Escanaba High School upends Westwood boys basketball team, 66-46

ESCANABA — Escanaba used an aggressive defense to help defeat Westwood 66-46 in a high school boys basketball game played Tuesday. The young Patriots were victimized by an aggressive trapping 1-3-1 defense that led to 25 turnovers, according to a report from the Escanaba Daily ...

Negaunee High School gymnastics team set record high team score in victory

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School gymnastics team hosted the new Houghton County cooperative team, the Superior 7s, at a meet on Tuesday night. The Miners posted their highest team score ever, 127.025 points, while Superior scored 119.025. Superior’s Sydney Polakowski won the ...

Central U.P. girls have mixed results

MUNISING — Frankie Mattson’s double-double helped lead the Munising past Bark River-Harris 67-43 win Tuesday night The Mustangs gave up an uncharacteristic 18 points in the first quarter running a press defense, but switched to a man-to-man defense and only allowed 25 points the ...

Redmen stay hot, roll past Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — Fresh off Monday night’s win over Negaunee, the Marquette Redmen boys basketball team followed up their performance with a 57-47 win over the Hematites in Ishpeming Tuesday night. Joe Ostrowsky led the Redmen in scoring with 14 points, while Ishpeming’s Hart Holmgren scored ...

Classic matchup delivers

MARQUETTE — Despite being a classic matchup between two of the three best Class A-B-C teams in the Upper Peninsula, the Negaunee High School boys basketball team might’ve had a decided advantage against Marquette. And it held that way for most of the first 3 1/2 quarters until a late ...

Little movement in UPSSA voting

MARQUETTE — There wasn’t much movement among area teams in the second week of voting for the top high school basketball teams in the Upper Peninsula. Released today, the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association polls have the same four teams leading as last week, plus one — ...

Hanninen’s 6 treys not enough for Republic-Michigamme

REPUBLIC — Dylan Hanninen sank six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 29 points but it wasn’t quite enough as Republic-Michigamme fell to Dollar Bay 70-64 in a Copper Mountain Conference boys basketball game on Monday night. In this closely contested contest, the Hawks jumped out to an ...

Ishpeming’s big run spurs victory over L’Anse

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming turned a competitive game into a rout after going on a 20-0 run in the third quarter of their 85-53 girls victory on Monday night. The Hematites led just 38-26 at halftime, but IHS coach Ryan Reichel felt his team’s superior depth turned the tide. “We kept ...

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More top wrestlers named at Ray Mariucci Wrestling Tournament

KINGSFORD — Additional information became available from Saturday’s Ray Mariucci Wrestling Tournament in Kingsford. In addition to Marquette and Westwood tying for second place with 114 points apiece, Munising finished fifth in the 11-team field with 66 points, Negaunee was eighth with ...

MSHS ski teams earn victories

NORWAY — The Marquette boys and girls Alpine ski teams picked up victories at a competition at Norway Mountain. The Redmen finished first in the giant slalom with 15 points, 10 in front of second place Ironwood and also won the slalom with 15 points. Marquette swept the first three ...