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Vikings top Blue Bolts

DOLLAR BAY —- A very young Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts girls basketball team suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday as they fell on the road against the Baraga Vikings 58-8. The Blue Bolts had no answer for Erin Kamarainen in the first quarter as she racked up nine of her ...

Gremlins, Copper Kings earn wins

IRON MOUNTAIN — Seth Francois scored halfway through overtime to complete Houghton’s comeback in a 4-3 win on Tuesday over Kingsford. The Gremlins scored a goal in each period after facing a two-goal deficit in the first period. Kingsford’s Eamonn Weed put up the first goal on the ...

Lakes earn win on road to start

WATERSMEET — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes girls basketball team opened their season in stunning fashion, scoring 25 points in the first quarter alone en route to a 62-38 win on the road over Watersmeet. Mackenzie LePage drove the offense for the Lakes, scoring seven baskets in the opening ...

Flivvers top Gremlins boys, 59-42

KINGSFORD — Kingsford rolled past Houghton 59-42 in a Division 2 boys basketball district preview Tuesday. The Flivvers (2-0) and Gremlins will meet three times this season. The next regular season meeting is Feb. 14 at Houghton and the two teams will clash Feb. 25 in a district opener at ...

Copper Kings open season with win

CALUMET — Matt Laho recorded his first victory as head coach of the Copper Kings girls basketball team. His team defeated the Jeffers Jets, 66-26, at the Calumet Gym. “I thought the girls executed well,” said Laho. The Copper Kings scored first and never looked back. They came out ...

Lakes beat Vikings 73-27 at home Monday

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes beat the visiting Baraga Vikings in a Copper Country Conference boys basketball match on Monday with strong offense for the first half, against a young Baraga team. When the final buzzer sounded, the Lakes earned the 73-27 victory, Lake Linden ...

Hockey Roundup

Copper Kings swept by Cranes BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — After opening their season 2-0, the Division 3 No. 1 Calumet Copper King suffered through a tough weekend on the road against Bloomfield Hills-Cranbrook-Kingswood over the weekend. On Friday, the Copper Kings fell, 6-3, and on Saturday, ...

Jeffers falls to Speedboys, 64-44

BESSEMER — Despite holding the host Bessemer Speedboys to just 24 points through the second and third quarters, the visiting Jeffers Jets could not find an answer for Cade Mazzum. The senior notched 22 points to lead the Speedboys to the win. The Jets scored 26 of their 44 points in the ...

#Offense: Huskies score another seven goals in defeating Beavers

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies, looking to build off a 3-3 tie in which they earned the extra WCHA point in double overtime Friday, did just that Saturday, scoring four second-period goals en route to 7-2 victory over Bemidji State at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. It was the second ...

Hancock earns first win, 6-1, over Traverse City

HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs tallied their first win of the season on Saturday afternoon as they beat the Traverse City Central Trojans, 6-1, and moved to 1-4 on the year. “We finally had a chance to play someone our own size,” said Hancock coach Dan Rouleau, smiling after the game. ...

Vikings hold Lions to just one goal in second win

HANCOCK — A recent scoring drought continued for the Finlandia University men's hockey team Saturday evening against Lawrence University. The Lions, who have scored just twice in their last three contests, dropped a 3-1 decision to the visiting Vikings at the Houghton County ...

Even result: Huskies and Beavers skate to 3-3 tie Friday

HOUGHTON - Looking to continue their hot start in WCHA play, the Michigan Tech Huskies answered everything that the visiting Bemidji State Beavers sent their way Friday night at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The Huskies and Beavers skated to a 3-3 tie, officially, but the Huskies also ...

Local skier has banner day

It is not every day that an athlete gets the opportunity to claw their way back in their chosen sport and become a difference maker, but that is exactly what Sarah Rowe is doing with NorAm Cup Series of downhill skiing. The Dollar Bay native suffered an ankle injury that cost her three ...

Decision made

Daily Mining Gazette/Eddie O’Neill Anabel Needham poses with her parents. Melanie and Mike, and ski coaches Mike Young, Paul Fraley and Bobbi Wood along with cross country coaches Traci Welch and Erik Johnson to announce her committment to Michigan Tech.

Gremlins win, 6-5, over Trojans in back-and-forth affair

HOUGHTON — A very young Traverse City Trojans hockey team had their work cut out for them on Friday night as they stepped onto the ice at the Dee Ice Stadium to face the Houghton Gremlins. The Gremlins had yet to give up a goal and have proven to be very tough defensively thus far. It is an ...

Bulldogs have no answers for Eagles, fall 7-1

HANCOCK — For 34 minutes, the Hancock Bulldogs were within striking distance of the defending Michigan Division 1 state champion Hartland Eagles Friday afternoon at the Houghton County Arena. Then things went south as the Bulldogs ran out of gas against a bigger, deeper opponent, as ...

Strong showing: Calumet defeats Hancock at home, 63-47, Thursday

CALUMET — Calumet Copper King senior guard Matt Ojala joined an elite club just minutes into the third quarter Thursday as Calumet battled the Hancock Bulldogs on the basketball court in the Calumet Gym. As his shot in the paint fell through the net, the senior became only the third man in ...

Blue Bolts get defensive in win over Jets, 58-38

DOLLAR BAY — Looking to defend their own house, the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts beat the visiting Jeffers Jets 58-38 at the Dollar Bay Gym Thursday. The Blue Bolts came out with a strong defensive presence that allowed them to control the floor for a majority of the contest. The ...