Prep sports roundup



Gladstone at Westwood

ISHPEMING — Cam Ballard had a big night here Monday, leading the Gladstone Braves to a 64-42 basketball triumph over the Westwood Patriots.

Ballard collected 20 points, seven assists and seven rebounds in the Mid-Peninsula Conference contest. Hunter Potier added 13 points and Ryan Polley had 10.

“We stayed with our game plan,” said Braves’ coach Michael Cretens. “After watching film on the Marquette game (in Saturday’s 66-51 loss), I think the guys bought into the idea our intensity had to be better. Every guy is capable of scoring and I believe it showed tonight.”

Garrett Sundberg paced Westwood with 14 points and Zach Carlson had 11.

Gladstone (4-3 overall, 3-0 M-PC) led 26-17 at halftime and extended its lead to 47-31 after the third quarter. Westwood is 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the league.

“We’re definitely happy with our defense,” said Cretens. “Our goal is to keep every team under 60 points. I think we realized we had more in us.”

Gladstone, which also won the jayvee game, committed 15 turnovers.

The Braves host Kingsford Thursday.

Gladstone 14 12 21 17 — 64

Westwood 8 11 12 11 — 42

Gladstone — Ballard 20, Potier 13, Polley 10, Castor 9, Benson 9, Downey 1. FT: 7-11; F: 13; Fouled out: None; Technical foul: Potier; 3-point field goals: Polley 2, Ballard 2, Castor.

Westwood — Sundberg 14, Carlson 11, Annala 6, Boase 4. Beckman 3, Olson 2. FT: 7-14; F: 11; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Sundberg 4, Annala, Carlson, Beckman.

Munising Baptist at Big Bay de Noc

GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc (1-4) boys basketball team fell against Munising Baptist 61-27 Monday at Big Bay.

The Black Bears had a difficult time putting the brakes on Munising Baptist, but Big Bay couldn’t hold on and became disjointed.

“I’m extremely disappointed that we regressed tonight,” Big Bay coach Brad McPhee said. “Our last two games, we started great, and there was … gelling. Tonight was a complete regression. That’s the best way I can put it.”

Big Bay visits Maplewood Baptist today.

Munising Baptist 12 14 20 15 — 61

Big Bay de Noc 5 7 7 8 — 27

Big Bay de Noc — Thill 3, Gimbal 2, Johnson 8, McPhee 2, Harvey 6, Gillespie 6; F: 7; Fouled out: none; FT: 5-11; 3-point field goals: Thill 1, Gillespie 1.


Superior Central at Carney-Nadeau

CARNEY-NADEAU — The undefeated Carney-Nadeau girls basketball team kept rolling Monday with a 60-21 win over Superior Central in Carney.

“We really played great defense in the first half,” said Wolves coach Ken Linder. “We really got after them with steals. I think we had 14 for the game.”

On defense, Linder said, Haley Ernest set the tone for the team with six steals.

On the offensive side of things, Tessa Wagner put up 23 points to lead the Wolves in scoring.

“We really moved the ball on offense,” said Linder. “We really got back to where we wanted to be moving the ball and having a good assist ratio.”

The Wolves — who also won the JV game — face North Dickinson in Felch Thursday.

Superior Central 2 5 8 6 — 21

Carney-Nadeau 18 12 17 13 — 60

Superior Central — Augustyn 4, Rondeau 4, Millin 4, Rutter 3, Begovac 2, Johnson 2, Piner 2; F: 8: FT: 3-5; 3-point field goals: Rutter.

Carney–Nadeau — Wagner 23, Kedsch 12, Linder 10, Ernest 5, Messersmith 4, Peterson 4 Kirschner 2; F: 5; FT: 6-7; Fouled out: None.

North Dickinson at Rapid River

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets girl’s basketball team fell Monday night 57-39 against the North Dickinson Nordics in Rapid River.

North Dickinson 11 22 12 12 — 57

Rapid River 13 9 12 5 — 39

Rapid River — Pilon 14, Belanger 11, Poore 7, Keys 5, Goodacre 2; F: 14; FT: 2-7; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goasl: Pilon 4, Poore.


MARQUETTE — The Escanaba gymnastics team visited Marquette Friday for a quadrangular meet against Marquette, Negaunee and Superior Seven, and the Eskymos finished second with 117.35 behind Marquette who collected 121.975. Negaunee took third with 92.35, and Superior Seven placed fourth with 61.65.

“We didn’t start the meet out strong like I was hoping for, but we did finish strong,” Esky coach Theresa Pascoe said. “(Our) first event was beam, and we didn’t handle it that well. Three girls had a fall apiece, one had two and two had three falls apiece for a team total of 11.

“On a positive note, several of our gymnasts received medals.”

Esky’s Lizzy Sliva earned third in All-Around with 30.60, coming in behind Marquette’s Haddie Ketzenberger with 33.95 and Superior Seven’s Emma Gariepy with 32.95. Following Sliva was Marquette’s Grace Henning with 29.60 and Superior Seven’s Taelor Jurmu with 29.40.

“Lizzy (Sliva) is still battling bruises and continues to push forward to help her teammates try to get to 120 points,” Pascoe said. “(She) placed second on vault and bars, fifth on beam and third in all-around.”

Sliva earned medals on vault (tied for second with 8.8) and bars (second with 7.3) and tied for fifth in beam with 7.4.

The Eskymos’ Caitlyn Davenport earned second-place on floor with an 8.7 behind Ketzenberger and fourth-place tie on bars with 6.5.

“Caitlyn Davenport had been battling a back injury and was going to scratch on floor, but (she) decided to compete anyway,” Pascoe said. “Not only did she perform, (but) she (also) placed second on floor and fourth on bars.”

Aliyah Mylander finished fifth on floor with a 7.6 and joined Sliva in the fifth-place tie at beam for the Eskymos.

“Aliyah Mylander skated earlier during the afternoon and still managed to have a great performance in all-around, medaling herself on floor and beam with two fifth-place finishes,” Pascoe said.

Bridget Bichler also earned a fifth-place finish on Bars for Esky with 6.4.

“There have only been three gymnasts who have done every event at every meet,” Pascoe said. “(Freshman) Riley Martin and Bridget Bichler and (junior) Lizzy Sliva. That, by itself, says how hard it is to get past some difficulty with injury issues.”

Escanaba travels to Parma Saturday.

Full results:


1. Haddie Ketzenberger 33.95 (Marquette)

2. Emma Gariepy 32.95 (Superior Seven)

3. Lizzy Sliva 30.60 (Escanaba)

4. Grace Henning 29.60 (Marquette)

5. Taelor Jurmu 29.40 (Superior Seven)


1. Haddie Ketzenberger 9.3 (Marquette)

2. Caitlyn Davenport 8.7 (Escanaba)

3. Emma Gariepy 8.05 (Superior Seven)

4. Grace Henning 7.85 (Marquette)

5. Aliyah Mylander 7.6 (Escanaba)


1. Haddie Ketzenberger 7.6 (Marquette)

2. Lizzy Sliva 7.3 (Escanaba)

3. Emma Gariepy 6.9 (Superior Seven)

4. Helana Sharpe 6.5 (Marquette)

Caitlyn Davenport (Escanaba)

5. Bridget Bichler 6.4 (Escanaba)


1. Emma Gariepy 9.2 (Superior Seven)

2. Taelor Jurmu 8.8 (Superior Seven)

Lizzy Sliva (Escanaba)

3. Haddie Ketzenberger 8.7 (Marquette)

4. Grace Henning 8.5 (Marquette)

5. Julia King 8.48 (Marquette)


1. Haddie Ketzenberger 8.35 (Marquette)

2. Emma Gariepy 8.1 (Superior Seven)

3. Tayln Rasmussen 7.9 (Marquette)

4. Taelor Jurmu 7.8 (Marquette)

5. Helana Sharpe 7.4 (Marquette)

Julia King (Marquette)

Aliyah Mylander (Escanaba)

Lizzy Sliva (Escanaba)


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