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Hockeyville? Colosseum in Final Four for Kraft Hockeyville

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CALUMET — Just a couple of years ago, the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes graced the Lakeview Arena in Marquette with an NHL preseason game as part of the reward for winning the Kraft Hockeyville contest. This year, two rinks in Michigan are still in the running for Hockeyville as ...

Dave Besonen was a clutch player

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TROUT CREEK — In the basketball-mad country of Ewen-Trout Creek, he’s known as the “greatest Panther” of all. He is Dave Besonen, a player whose career was typified by a string of clutch performances. To be labeled the greatest player at a school that has produced legends like Gary ...

No question: Mountaineers were robbed

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There is no question about it: The Iron Mountain High boys basketball team was robbed of a state championship last Saturday at Breslin Center in East Lansing. The Michigan High School Athletic Association can sugar-coat it all it wants, but this was a pure case of highway robbery. The ...

LeClaire honored by MHSAA

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Brendan LeClaire (center) of Dollar Bay High School was honored as a recipient of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Scholar-Athlete Award at the 2019 MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing on March 16. ...

Baraga’s season comes to an end

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ESCANABA — St. Ignace girls’ basketball teams have been frequent visitors to the state quarterfinals in recent years. The top-ranked Saints, however, had gone three years without getting past this round. They took it a step further this time, posting a 76-45 triumph over the feisty ...

District 8 champs

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CALUMET — The Copper Island Printing 10U team defeated Dickinson Area Hockey Association in the championship game to earn the District 8 title in late February. The team qualified for the championship by going undefeated in pool play.

Confessions from a last-place tournament team

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“Know anybody over 30 who would be interested in playing this weekend in old timers?” was the question that hit my phone via text message on Monday afternoon while I was in the office. “Ambo is a few short apparently,” was the message that followed. Those two texts were from a ...

Excitement had at Adventure Mountain

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GREENLAND — Fans and racers came out to see Terra-X racing at Adventure Mountain in Greenland on Saturday. They were treated by a lot of sunshine and snow and got to see snowmobilers go through a winding course up and down the former ski hill. In the Pat’s Motorsports Pro Open Stock, ...

Vikings tweeking game plan for St. Ignace

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BARAGA — The Baraga Vikings are five games into the postseason with their most recent 45-40 win over the Stephenson Eagles who finished the season 12-10 on Wednesday. The taller team proved to be a challenge for the Vikings, who took to the free throw line to gain separation. “It was a ...

Bolts take next step: Dollar Bay looks forward to rematch

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Turn back the clock to this time last season and you would find the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City boys basketball team (23-3) in the same place that they are this year, ready for Thursday’s Division 4 semifinal matchup at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. For ...

Vikings’ ship still afloat: Baraga wins regional

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KINGSFORD — The record will forever show Reide Osterman scored two points in Wednesday’s Division 4 girls’ regional basketball final at Kingsford High School. Those could not have come at a better time for the freshman guard as she drained a pair of free throws in the final 11.1 ...

Little League registration Tuesday night at HoCo

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HANCOCK — On Tuesday, Portage Lake Little League will hold its 2019 season registration at Houghton County Arena in Hancock. Those interested in signing up in person can do so from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for baseball, softball, machine pitch and t-ball. If parents wish to sign their child up ...