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Final 4

MARQUETTE — Each of the two days of match play has had a theme in championship flight of the 91st edition of the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association championship tournament. On Monday, the cream rose to the top as all eight of the top seeds advanced against lower seeds. Then on Tuesday ...

Third time’s the charm

CHASSELL — It is tough to beat a team three times, just ask Rosalie Anderson of Superior National Bank, who had technically beaten Campioni's True Value twice this season, provided one didn’t count as a forfeit. Anderson and her teammates officially split their Copper Country Women's ...

Mattila Rock and Dock earns trip to fastpitch semifinals

LAKE LINDEN — The pitching of Mel Baker and some clutch hitting by Darla Mensch was enough to power Mattila Rock and Dock to an opening round playoff win over Northern Michigan Land Brokers Monday evening in Copper Country Women's Softball League action. The 5-1 triumph at the Boneyard sends ...

Eles, McCloud repeat as winners at biggest Canal Run ever

HANCOCK — Originally ran in 1975, the Hancock Canal Run has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. Developing over time into “the premier running event in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula,” as the website suggests, the Canal Run has become an event on a scale that no one could have ...

Michigan Tech hockey announces incoming recruiting class

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech head hockey coach Joe Shawhan announced nine incoming players for the 2017-18 season. The class consists of forwards Justin Misiak, Greyson Reitmeier, and Marcus Russell, defensemen Seamus Donohue, Keegan Ford, Mitch Meek, Tyler Rockwell, and Cooper Watson, and ...

Portage Lake Majors win district title over Reds

ISHPEMING — Despite a late scare, Portage Lake was able to down Marquette 15-12 in extra innings to win the District 11 Little League Majors championship. Portage Lake started its scoring in the seventh inning with a dribbler down the left field line by Levi Frahm to score Cameron Cischke ...

Competitive drive fuels Grego-Baker

HOUGHTON — Opponents may have underestimated Mel Grego-Baker on some occasions in the past. But that certainly hasn't been the case in quite a while for the former Houghton High product, who stands just 5-foot-1. HHS girls basketball coach Julie Filpus, who coached Grego-Baker for three ...

Shooting Stars

CHASSELL — The best of the best in local women’s softball decended on Chassell Friday night for the Copper Country Women’s Softball League All-Star Game. When all was said and done, the 3rd Baseline team came out on top, 4-2, in a tightly contested affair at Chassell Field. Auto Pro ...

Chassell, Houghton earn Over 50 softball victories

TAPIOLA — After waiting nearly a month to play a game because of the weather, the Chassell Over 50 Softball League softball team scored a big win Thursday. A sacrifice fly by Daryl Putala in the bottom of the seventh inning provided the difference in a 7-6 victory over South Range. Pat ...

Ghormley looks to give Huskies options in their rotations this fall

HOUGHTON — When the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team takes to the court this fall, they will look to build off of a strong 2016 season which saw the Huskies struggle early, but get hot in the second half, earning a trip to the GLIAC Tournament quarterfinals. With the graduation of ...

Women’s fastpitch roundup

Mel Baker recorded a game-winning double to score Grace Laitila and Diane Mattila to give Mattila Rock and Dock an 11-10 win over Northern Michigan Land Brokers Wednesday in the women's fastpitch league. Baker also earned the win on the mound with nine strikeouts. Northern Michigan Land ...

Tech football to be showcased on ESPN3 vs. Grand Valley State

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Michigan Tech football team has been selected to play in an NCAA Division II Football Showcase game when the Huskies host Grand Valley State University September 16th at Sherman Field. The contest will be streamed live on ESPN3 and will be available on the ESPN app. ...

Closer call

CHASSELL — The previous time Calumet Golf Club/The Loading Zone met Northern Michigan Land Brokers in Copper Country Women's Softball League play, Calumet cruised to a victory by mercy rule. Monday night, the two teams met again, and this time Calumet again emerged victorious but at a much ...

Superior National Bank tops Mattila Rock and Dock

CHASSELL — Superior National Bank had all of its pitchers on hand Monday night for a Copper Country Women's Softball League matchup against Mattila Rock and Dock. Unfortunately for Mattila R&D, its main hurler, Mel Baker, was unable to make the game. That was the advantage SNB needed ...

All the answers

STANTON — The Negaunee Tri-City North Stars came into the Leo Durocher Memorial title game with scorching bats, having trounced Wolverine-Orbit 15-3 in the semifinals earlier in the afternoon Sunday.  And against Dean Kangas-State Farm in the title game, it appeared more of the same when ...

Appleton wins the IFT for the 2nd straight year

CALUMET — Competitors had to deal with every condition from bright sunlight to rain, but at the end of the day, the Appleton Assassins successfully defended their 59th International Frisbee Tournament title, more commonly known as Guts Frisbee, Sunday afternoon with a victory in two games ...

Houghton’s Borree resigns, Bonacorsi set to take over football program

HOUGHTON — Citing family reasons, along with being comfortable with how much the program has turned around in his five-year tenure, Karl Borree decided the timing was right to step down as Houghton's head football coach. Frank Bonacorsi, an assistant on Borree's staff, and the JV coach ...

Righting the ship

CHASSELL — When Northern Michigan Land Brokers opened their 2017 season in Copper Country Women's Softball League play, they struggled in multiple-run losses. With an 11-6 win Wednesday evening over Frank A. Douglass Agency, Northern Michigan continued their recent success with another key ...

Having guts

CALUMET — After six decades, Frisbee continues to make its mark in the Copper Country and around the world. Tournaments featuring many different types of disc sports are held in countries all over the globe, and they can all trace their roots back to a small village on the shores of Lake ...

Dean Kangas-State Farm tops Wolverine-Orbit

Dean Kangas-State Farm snapped Wolverine-Orbit's three-game winning streak with a 3-2 win Thursday in Wolverine. Morgan Impala earned the win on the mound after pitching a complete game. Up 2-1, Dean Kangas-State Farm added another run when Kyle Storms drove in a run on a single. Storm ...