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Calumet battles back

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KEARSARGE — After dropping the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday night against Negaunee, Calumet stormed back to take the nightcap in impressive fashion in high school baseball action at the Wolverine Field.  The Miners captured the first game by a 6-3 margin before the Copper Kings ...

Houghton and L’Anse split softball doubleheader

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HOUGHTON — Neither game of a softball doubleheader went past the fifth inning as the L’Anse Purple Hornets and the Houghton Gremlins split a doubleheader that saw the Hornets win the opener 17-7 in five innings, and the Gremlins win the nightcap, 16-4, also in five. In the opener, Maegan ...

Bulldogs and Lakes split

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs softball team split with the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes Wednesday at the Bill Givens Field at the Hancock Driving Park. In the opener, Delaney Heinonen was the winning pitcher in a 7-2 victory for the Bulldogs. She gave up four hits, six walks, and had eight ...

Finishing strong

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HANCOCK — Stellar pitching and savvy baserunning have been hallmarks of the Hancock Bulldogs' success this year. So it only made sense both were on display in Hancock's season finale sweep of the rival Houghton Gremlins. First, Hancock pounded Houghton 11-1 in four innings to clinch at ...

Calumet boys, Houghton girls win Houghton Invite

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HOUGHTON — The rain held off, but there was plenty of drama and some unexpected outcomes Tuesday afternoon during the Houghton Invite at the Portage Lake Golf Course. When the final scores were tallied, the Calumet Copper Kings boys and the Houghton Gremlins girls both won the meet and the ...

LL-H girls win Copper Mountain Conference

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ONTONAGON — The Bessemer boys are 6 for 6 this season after winning Tuesday's Copper Mountain Conference track-and-field meet by over 100 points. “That speaks for their work ethic and competitiveness as a team,” Bessemer coach Mark Mazzon said of their domination this season.  “Not ...

Destrampe, Middleton earn LL-H Senior Awards

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Brendan Middleton and Alexa Destrampe were named as the recipients of the Outstanding Male and Female Athlete Awards respectively at a recent ceremony held at Lake Linden-Hubbell High School. Brendan is the son of Shane and Jean Middleton. During his high school career he was a member of the ...

Nordstrom to play basketball at Finlandia

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HANCOCK — Julia Nordstrom (Atlantic Mine, Mich.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University women's basketball team. She is planning on majoring in Nursing. Nordstrom, a 5-8 guard, averaged 24 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals a game for Jeffers High School as a ...

Houghton softball swept by Ishpeming

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins dropped both games of a softball doubleheader to the Ishpeming Hematites, falling 8-2 and 15-12 Tuesday in Houghton.  Errors doomed Houghton in the opener, as six miscues led to seven unearned runs for Ishpeming. Houghton’s Josie Connors pitched all seven ...

Saluting all the seniors

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I'm not sure when I first took special notice of graduating high school seniors. It might have been after my first full year of reporting prep sports for the L'Anse Sentinel in 1974. Since Baraga High was my primary coverage area that year, I got to know the athletes and coaches pretty ...

Getting it done

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HANCOCK — Maegan Kraft does it with speed and power, while Josie Rice's signature pitching style is based upon the tricky spin she places on the ball. Together, the L’Anse pitching duo certainly earned the praise from Hancock head coach Randy Heinonen.  “I think the two of them together ...

LL-H, Houghton combine for 60 runs in doubleheader split

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HOUGHTON — It is tough to beat a team four times in a season. After the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes softball team swept the Houghton Gremlins 11-3 and 23-6 back in April, the Lakes found themselves in position to do just that after winning the opening game of Monday's doubleheader, 20-15. The ...

Calumet baseball sweeps Jeffers

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CALUMET — Looking to build off a strong performance Saturday against the L'Anse Purple Hornets, the Calumet Copper Kings baseball team earned a sweep of the Jeffers Jets Monday 4-3 and 19-4. In the opener, Brent Loukus earned the win on the mound, throwing 93 pitches over six innings, ...

Houghton girls win Onto Golf Invite

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L'ANSE — The Houghton Gremlins continued its winning ways, capturing the Ontonagon Invite at the L’Anse Golf Club Monday.  Houghton’s Kaaren Liston earned medalist honors with a 43 to lead a Gremlins squad that finished with a team score of 208 — 15 strokes better than the ...

Trending upwards

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HANCOCK — Two of the area's baseball team which returned to play last season met Saturday in a doubleheader at the Hancock Driving Park. A little over two years later, one team, the Calumet Copper Kings appears poised to make a run at repeating their playoff run from last season, while the ...

Let it reign

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WAKEFIELD — In the Michigan High School Athletic Association Regional 47-3 Track Meet held on Friday, the Bessemer boys' track-and-field team won its fifth straight meet and racked up 84 points to second-place Lake Linden-Hubbell's 39. Chassell was third with 23 points followed by Ontonagon ...

Calumet, L’Anse settle for split in key conference showdown

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LAURIUM — The Calumet Copper Kings put themselves in the catbird's seat to win the conference title Friday. But by day's end, it was the L'Anse Purple Hornets exhibiting joy, while Calumet left with a sour feeling. Calumet won the first game of a softball doubleheader, 7-3, before ...

Ishpeming dominates Division 2 regional meet

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ISHPEMING — Winning the meet was only secondary to Ishpeming track and field coach P.J. Pruett, but the dominance the Hematites showed at its MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional left him beaming. “I'm very proud of the effort our kids gave today,” he said after Ishpeming more than ...

Houghton sweeps Jeffers

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins softball team earned a pair of victories over the Jeffers Jets on Friday. In the opener, the Gremlins jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back, winning in three innings, 17-1. In the nightcap, the Gremlins jumped ahead 4-0, but had to score six runs ...