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Learning opportunity: Garnet falls to State Farm, 11-3

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STANTON — The sun came out just in time for a Copper Country Twilight League matchup between a younger Garnet Garage and a much older, more experienced Dean Kangas-State Farm squad. State Farm used a strong third inning, en route to an 11-3 win on Thursday at Stanton Field. “We were ...

Lett always enjoyed his running days

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. — With an exception or two, Chris Lett has always enjoyed running. One of the exceptions came at the 2013 Boston Marathon where the former Houghton High and Michigan State University product was competing. “We (a couple of friends were also there) had just completed the ...

Disrespect of the flag unacceptable

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Any person has the right to do whatever they want to in our country. But dishonoring the American flag is not optional …. under any circumstances. Yet, such action seems to be taking place on a daily basis. And some of those violations are connected to sports. Oh, it’s not just the ...

Remembering Leo Durocher

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As I sat at my desk this weekend, I could not but think about the Leo Durocher Memorial Tournament taking place over at Stanton Field. Two of Durocher’s sons, Daron and Tom, were participating as part of the Superior National Bank-Stanton squad. I know that Leo created something very ...

World Cup win even felt locally by Lions

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HANCOCK — The United States women’s soccer team World Cup win in early July, where they beat the Netherlands 2-0, was recognized worldwide as a unique victory. However, what does this World Cup win mean for new Finlandia Lions coach Grace Sokolow and her NCAA Division III squad? “The ...

Luoma pitches shutout as SNB-Stanton takes Durocher opener

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STANTON — Friday night marked the opening night of the Leo Durocher Memorial Tournament and Superior National Bank–Stanton, who is managed by Leo’s son Daron, won their opening game against Garnet Garage, 3-0, at Stanton Field. The game was a slow one with a hit here and a hit there, ...

Houghton falls in Over 50 softball to South Range

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TAPIOLA — South Range handed Houghton its first defeat of the Over 50 Softball League season Thursday night. Range scored a 10-8 win in the battle of old foes in a game that featured several lead changes. Joe Rossi was the winning hurler, with Scott Madajewski taking the loss. Brien ...

Rintala, Miller win two-woman scramble

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For the fourth time in the past 10 years, the team of Holly Rintala and Michelle Miller captured the title in the Women’s Two-Person Scramble at Michigan Technological University’s Portage Lake Golf Course, Tuesday. The pair shot a 4-under 68 to edge sisters Andrea (Penegor) Longhini and ...

Hot weather? Try Arizona in July

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I had to chuckle to myself a couple of days ago when I heard two people talking about the recent spate of hot weather in our area. Now, temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s are nothing to take lightly. There are some pretty severe consequences if you ignore the heat. Like a really bad ...

REL racks up win over Garnet

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HANCOCK — With the Durocher Tournament looming this weekend, both Garnet Garage and REL Inc.-Mohawk Technology were both looking for a win to give them some momentum heading in during Copper Country Twilight League play. In a five-inning battle Tuesday, REL turned a 6-2 contest into a 14-4 ...

No resolution: Game between SNB-Stanton, State Farm tied

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omentum heading into the Durocher Tournament this weekend on the line, a Copper Country Twilight League game ended with neither team finding a win. After 12 innings and even an inning of international-rules baseball, Superior National Bank-Stanton (SNB) played to a 6-6 tie against Dean ...