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Superior sweep: Superior National Bank takes both ends of doubleheader

CHASSELL — Rain held off for a doubleheader in Copper Country Women’s Fastpitch Softball League play between Superior National Bank and Crush/Diamond House International/ Baby E’s BBQ at Chassell Field Wednesday. SNB took advantage of the situation, earning wins in both games, 8-2 and ...

Wildcat champs: SNB-Stanton earns victory in Durocher Tournament title game

STANTON — For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, Superior National Bank–Stanton (SNB) won the annual Leo Durocher Memorial Tournament, which is named in SNB-Stanton’s player manager Daron Durocher’s father’s name. On Sunday, they defeated their Copper ...

World Cup win even felt locally by Lions

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

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

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 ...

Change at the top: Lions welcome new head coach for women’s soccer

HANCOCK — On Monday, the Finlandia Lions women’s soccer team welcomed new leadership in head coach Grace Sokolow, a native of Parker, Colorado. The Lions are a NCAA Division lll team, so Sokolow finds herself in familiar territory, having both played and coached in Division III in New York ...

No place like home: Players from Calumet discuss Calumet Colosseum as home

CALUMET — Many players at all ages and skill levels have called the Calumet Colosseum their home rink for many decades. The recent Hockeyville win brings a special meaning to Calumet natives like Rory Anderson and Maxx Fredrickson. Both have spent the last two seasons together with the ...

Rintala, Miller win two-woman scramble

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 ...

REL racks up win over Garnet

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

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 ...

Just a start: Hockeyville money just the beginning

CALUMET — With the Calumet Colosseum’s naming as the fourth Kraft Hockeyville USA at the end of March comes the quickly approaching preseason NHL game between the St. Louis Blues and the Detroit Red Wings in a game that will be played on Thursday, Sept. 26, and will also be televised on ...

Superior National Bank, Coca Cola earn split Monday

CHASSELL — Superior National Bank (SNB) split Monday night’s doubleheader against Coca Cola in Copper Country Women’s Fastpitch Softball League play. The ladies from Coca Cola took the first game 8-3, and SNB put a 2-0 shutout together in the second game. Game One belonged to Coca Cola ...

Racking runs: Flames down Diamonds, 12-4

STANTON — What a difference a week made for the Copper Country Flames in American Legion baseball. Seven days ago they were mercied by the Negaunee Diamonds. However, on Saturday afternoon, the Flames bounced back and hit their way to a 12-4 win in a nine-inning game. “Our kids played ...

Assassins repeat as IFT champs

HANCOCK — By 5:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Josh Tews had had enough. Since Saturday morning, he’d been throwing a Frisbee and been hit by a Frisbee one too many times. He was tired and dirty. His feet were swollen. It was time to go home. He and his team, the Appleton Assassins, were ...

Motorcycles, snowmobiles climb Whealkate Bluff

The second annual Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers (MASTERS)-Ojibwa Casino Hillclimb took place at Whealkate Bluff this past Saturday. The hill that built its fame for motorcycle hillclimbs in the 1970s and 80s proved just how challenging the hill is to climb. Of the 84 runs up the ...

Gipp could have been a Chicago Cub

LAURIUM — He’s widely known for his exploits on the football field. But George Gipp likely would have played major league baseball — if he had not died tragically in 1920 in the prime of his youth. And it is very likely the Notre Dame football legend would have been a member of the ...