Prep Sports

North Dickinson bounces Superior Central boys basketball team

EBEN — North Dickinson got the jump on Superior Central early Thursday night, handing the Cougars a 71-43 basketball loss. North Dickinson led 17-5 after the first quarter and 31-19 at halftime of the Skyline Central Conference match-up. “We had open looks early,” Cougars’ coach ...

Republic-Michgamme Hawks boys basketball team zips past Hannahville

HANNAHVILLE — Republic-Michigamme built leads of 21-3 and 44-8 after each of the first two quarters to rout Hannahville 77-14 in a boys basketball game played Thursday night. Dylan Heinonen scored 19 points to lead R-M (3-4), while A.J. Ball added 14 and Alex Dupont 11. John Meshigaud ...

Hematite boys win battle of Ishpemings

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — The Hematites won the battle of Ishpeming on their own court Friday night, defeating Westwood 53-39 to sweep the Patriots in their high school boys basketball season series. The victory came 48 hours after losing another rivalry game to ...

Marquette defense clamps down on Menominee

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Brad Nelson has preached defense all year to his Marquette Redmen boys basketball team. They’re taking his coaching to heart. MSHS limited Menominee to three points in both the second and third quarters as the Redmen ran off with a 58-33 Great ...

L’Anse falls to Jeffers in high school hockey, 9-3

HOUGHTON — L’Anse tied the game three times, but eventually Jeffers was able to pull away for a 9-3 high school hockey victory at Michigan Tech’s MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Monday night. The Purple Hornets’ Foster Miller tied the game 1-1 just 4:47 after it started, Ethan Pattison ...

Doing splits in the pool

NEGAUNEE — The weather may have still been cold on Monday night, but the Ishpeming-Negaunee and Manistique swimming and diving teams blistered the pool with fast times at Negaunee High School. The teams split a dual meet with the I-N boys winning 85-45 and the Manistique girls coming out on ...

Westwood girls finish with 12-0 flourish to win at Bark River-Harris

HARRIS — The Westwood girls basketball team used a big fourth quarter to overcome Bark River-Harris on Monday night. The Patriots came back from a six-point deficit to defeat the Broncos 58-50 in a nonconference game. “I really think we gutted this thing out,” said coach Kurt Corcoran ...

Redettes’ shut-down defense leads to win

KINGSFORD — Marquette shut down Kingsford for the final six minutes and emerged with a 43-31 Great Northern Conference girls basketball victory on Monday. The Flivvers (6-2, 1-1) closed to 35-29 with 6:31 left. But the Redettes (9-1, 2-0) halted the comeback by allowing just two points the ...

Negaunee boys, Baraga girls top first U.P. polls of season

IRONWOOD — Five area teams broke into the top five and two others received votes in the first high school basketball polls of the season conducted by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. The tallies were announced today and will be released on Tuesdays throughout ...

Munising boys pull away late from Manistique

MUNISING — A lack of long-range shooting kept scoring down, but Munising still had enough to keep its record perfect after a 52-34 victory over visiting Manistique in high school boys basketball action on Monday. Just five players for the 7-0 Mustangs scored, but four of them reached double ...

Bryant outscores Brimley in Newberry’s easy win

NEWBERRY — Only for fans of Taylor Bryant could Monday look like a disappointing night for the Newberry High School girls basketball star. The senior two-time all-stater scored 35 points to lead the Indians to an easy 71-26 victory over visiting Brimley in a game moved up from Wednesday on ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 2-6

Seaborg, Gencheff, Kirk lead MSHS skiers

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Three Marquette Senior High School skiers picked up individual victories as their school swept to boys and girls titles at the Marquette Invitational downhill meet held at Marquette Mountain on Friday. Brad Seaborg had a more than four-second victory in ...

Johnson times 2

NEGAUNEE — Manistique had no answer for Negaunee’s Johnson sisters on Friday night. The Miners duo helped their team defend home court with an easy 79-25 win over the Emeralds in a Mid-Peninsula Conference game. The Johnsons combined for 41 points, with junior Aleda tallying 24 while ...