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Wolverine-Orbit comes up big against REL Inc, 15-3

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HANCOCK — With a slight breeze making its way across the Hancock Diving Park last night, visiting Wolverine-Orbit took care of business in a big way, earning a 15-3 win over REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies in a short, four-inning game. Nearly every Wolverine player put runs on the board during ...

PL wins Minors title with another comeback win over Penokee

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NEGAUNEE — If there’s something that the Portage Lake Little League Minors team does well, it’s battle through adversity. Portage lost its first game of the District 11 baseball tournament, dropping it into the loser’s bracket and in order to keep its season alive, having to win six ...

Juniors loose, ready for sectional series against Norway

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DOLLAR BAY — Considering the fact that they defeated Marquette twice, scoring 56 runs over two games, in district play, it would be easy to understand why the Portage Lake Junior All-Stars were laughing and joking around in practice Thursday night in their final tune-up before facing the ...

Portage Lake Majors drop opener, 5-1

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ST. CLAIR SHORES — In their opening game of the state tournament, the Portage Lake Majors All-Stars only mustered three hits, two off the bat of Landon Stevens, in a 5-1 loss to Ash Carleton Friday at Legacy Fields. Manager Wes Frahm just okay about his team’s performance, despite the ...

McGann invokes area’s deep history of great softball teams

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HANCOCK - In the long history of the Copper Country Men's Slow-Pitch Softball League, there have been just a few teams that established a winning tradition of its own. But few have surpassed the mark set by McGann Building and Supply of Hancock. McGann, which hasn't lost a game in nearly ...

All in the family for Andersons

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LAKE LINDEN — When Superior National Bank took to the field this year in the Copper Country Women's Softball League, more often than not, one-third of the team had the last name of Anderson. Even better, the Anderson lineage took up more than half the field in one game this year. Softball is ...

South Range, Houghton earn wins in Over 50 softball action

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TAPIOLA — South Range and Houghton slugged their way to wins in the Over 50 Softball League Thursday. Range used a 35-hit attack to score a 25-3 win over Chassell. Dick Franti cracked out six hits to pace the win, while Rory Duquette and Glenn Mitchell added five raps apiece. Mark Miller ...

Late rally:

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LAKE LINDEN — “See-saw” would be the best term to describe Wednesday night's semifinal battle between Northern Michigan Land Brokers and Auto Pro Glass and Tire in the Copper Country Women's Softball League playoffs at the Boneyard. The game was a battle from the opening pitch, and it ...

Superior National Bank beats Mattila and heads to softball finals

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LAKE LINDEN — Hot bats and heads-up baserunning led Superior National Bank to a 12-2 victory over Mattila Rock and Dock in a semifinal game of the Copper Country's Women's Softball League on Wednesday at the Boneyard. The win puts them in the championship game tonight against Auto Pro Glass ...

Can football season be nearing?

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It doesn't seem possible, but football season will soon be here. Didn't the Philadelphia Eagles just take down the mighty New England Patriots a couple of months ago in the Super Bowl? You know for sure that footballs will soon be filling the air when National Football League teams begin ...

Woodworth struggles through last five holes, falls in final

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NORWAY — Escanaba’s Paxton Johnson, the newest and one of the youngest UP women’s golf champions, couldn’t resist checking the record books. When was the last time an Escanaba golfer won championship flight in the UP Ladies Golf Association tournament? “I looked the other ...

Woodworth and Dube both win again, could meet in final

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NORWAY — Paxton Johnson’s second appearance in the UP Ladies Golf Association Championships has resulted in another semifinal berth. The Escanaba High School senior ousted four-time UP champion Becky Cecconi of Iron Mountain 4-3 in Monday’s quarterfinal matches at Oak Crest Golf ...

Smith comes out on top of COMA Run in Copper Harbor

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COPPER HARBOR — Surrounded by pines and rugged train, 56 participants met the challenge of 2018’s “Run the Keweenaw” that took place Sunday in the heart of Copper Harbor. The main event, the 25K Carl Olson Memorial Adventure (COMA) Run saw a new set of shoes hit the finish line first ...

Woodworth and Dube advance at UP Championships

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NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course, site of the 92nd annual UP Ladies Golf Association Championships, will be guaranteed a representative in the tournament semifinals. Oak Crest members Kathy Gagnon and Annie Greenwood both emerged with first-round victories Sunday and advanced to this ...