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Calumet mercies Detroit Jesuit, 8-0, Friday

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings took control of the ice early in their game Friday night against the University of Detroit-Jesuit Cubs for a relentless 8-0 win at the Calumet Colosseum. Copper Kings coach Dan Giachino felt that his team's focus on the details of the game as the key to ...

Bulldogs earn key win over Mountaineers, 37-32

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Hancock bested Iron Mountain 37-32 in a slow-going West PAC game Friday. D’Andra Kero stepped up for the Bulldogs (5-5) with 15 points while Taylor Sebbas added eight. Iron Mountain (2-5) struggled with turnovers and a lack of offensive rhythm. The Mountaineers shot 11 ...

Girls roundup: Vikings, Copper Kings, Lakes win

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Vikings defeat Jets, 51-27 BARAGA — The Baraga Vikings girls basketball team came out fast and used the momentum built off a 14-2 start to defeat the Jeffers Jets, 51-27, in the Baraga Gym Friday. The Vikings came out strong with Allison Durant leading with 15 points, most in the final ...

Wykons play tall in earning a win over Gremlins

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins girls basketball squad had a tall task in front of them on Friday night as the West Iron County Wykons rolled into town. The Wykons have two players over six feet tall and can handle the ball well. Emily Nelson (6-foot-1) and Eden Golliher (6-foot) poured in ...

Copper Kings take down Bulldogs, 54-25, Thursday

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HANCOCK — For the first eight minutes Thursday, it appeared that the upset-minded Hancock Bulldogs boys basketball team was right where they wanted to be, within two points of the visiting Calumet Copper Kings. Unfortunately, high school basketball is a 32-minute game. The Copper Kings ...

Tough second half costs Huskies in loss to No. 9 Lakers

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HOUGHTON — Things were looking good for the Michigan Tech Huskies women's basketball team as they bolted out to an 11-4 lead against the No. 9 Grand Valley State Lakers (16-1 overall, 9-0 GLIAC) on Thursday night with 5:47 left in the first quarter. That was as good is it would get. At ...

Lakes score 33 in first half, cruise to win

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BARAGA — The visiting Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes came home with a win Thursday as they knocked off the Baraga Vikings, 76-36, on the road in a strong third quarter and quick transitions. “Our first half was good for us,” said Baraga coach Chris Loonsfoot. “Our defense was pretty ...

Chassell wins battle of the Panthers over Ewen-Trout Creek

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CHASSELL — Beaten late last month by the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers in a close game, the Chassell Panthers boys basketball team turned the tables Thursday night. The Blue and Gold notched a 56-49 win over Ewen as seniors Elijah Soumis and Abe Gockenbach showed the way. The 6-foot-5 Soumis ...

Finlandia in unfamiliar territory heading into this weekend

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HANCOCK — After a 4-0 win over Lawrence and a 2-2 tie at Marian, the Finlandia Lions’ men’s hockey team is in a position they have not been in since they were part of the MCHA, and that is exciting for everyone involved. The Lions are currently 3-5-2 in NCHA play, good for eight points, ...

Lions return to action at home against Bulldogs

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HANCOCK — After starting the season with 15 consecutive losses, the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team had an opportunity last weekend to taste a little victory. The Lions swept Sault College in a pair of exhibition matches, 13-0 and 7-2, at the Houghton County Arena. While Saturday’s ...

Michigan Tech faces tough conference opponents this week

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HOUGHTON — Is there a Michigan Tech way to play basketball? There is and it shined brightly a week ago when the Huskies defeated defending national champion Ferris State, 64-61, in a game that coach Kevin Luke would love to bottle and open on game day from this point forward. “The ...

Panthers use big third quarter to earn road win

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WATERSMEET — The Chassell Panthers boys basketball team held the Watersmeet Nimrods with a 70-49 win on Tuesday on the road. The Panthers put up 20 points per period for three periods and ten points in the final eight minutes to close out the contest. Chassell’s Abe Gockenbach lead the ...

Staying on top: Calumet tops Houghton on road Tuesday

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins girls basketball team battled their way through a full game against the visiting Calumet Copper Kings Tuesday but eventually fell 54-45 at the Houghton Gym. The Copper Kings came out with a fire under their shoes as they controlled the floor for much of the ...

New schedule affects more than stories

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At the time of writing this column this week, we are 14 days into our new printing schedule. In the past, we printed at around 11 a.m., which meant that you the reader received your finished product around 5 p.m. once delivered. Now, we print at about 1 a.m., which means you the reader can get ...

There was only one Mr. Norm

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The Copper Country lost an original sports figure recently with the passing of Norm Koski. Koski, better known to his many fans as Mr. Norm, covered sports on the radio for the better part of six decades. The Calumet native came on to the local sports broadcasting scene almost by ...

Wykons defeat Gremlins in overtime

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HOUGHTON — A desperation toss of a shot under the basket by Peyton Williams which went straight up and through the hoop with the just seconds remaining in overtime gave the West Iron County Wykons a 55-54 victory over the Houghton Gremlins in boys basketball action Monday night. "I don't ...