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Monette signs with Huskies

Eddie O'Neill/Daily Mining Gazette Houghton High School senior Kendra Monette, center, signs a letter of intent to compete in track and field at Michigan Technological University on Tuesday.

Future Huskies have strong showing at Border Bash

IRONWOOD — One future Michigan Tech player walked out as MVP, another put on a show for the crowd and would have been the MVP had his team won. Rhinelander’s Owen White (6-6) had 28 points to lead Northern Wisconsin to a 104-94 victory over Northern Michigan in the Kiwanis Classic. ...

Locals lift Northern Michigan to victory in Border Bash

IRONWOOD — When Northern Michigan coach Kari Jacquart got to practice a half an hour early Wednesday, Negaunee’s Natalie Bartle was already there shooting. And by the end of Wednesday’s Kiwanis Classic Border Bash, Bartle had the MVP trophy in her hands. She scored 28 points to lead ...

Dean Kangas steals victory from jaws of defeat

HANCOCK — Just as REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies was about to celebrate a season-opening win over Dean Kangas State Farm Tuesday night, the roof fell in. State Farm, down by a 5-1 margin entering the bottom of the seventh inning, scored five runs to pull out a 6-5 comeback win at the Hancock ...

Wolverine sneaks away with 1-0 win over SNB

WOLVERINE — It was the crack of the bat, the smack of the mitt and a spirited chatter that echoed throughout the infield that opened up the 2018 Copper Country Twilight League season at Wolverine Field. Tuesday night's opener featured Superior National Bank-Stanton (SNB) against ...

Copper Country Conference names All-Conference baseball teams

PAINESDALE — On Monday afternoon, the Copper Country Conference named its top athletes for the spring baseball season. Gogebic’s Bailey Ribich was named Player of the Year and Leo Ribich earned Coach of the Year. Jeffers’ Carson Turner earned Pitcher of the Year honors. The Jets ...

Copper Kings golf takes second in Division 1

HARRIS — Back-to-back U.P. Division I golf championships is a sweet payoff for the Escanaba boys golf team, The Eskymos were the top team again Thursday battling a difficult golf course (Sweetgrass Golf Club), an afternoon heavy downpour rain delay and besting the top boys’ U.P. golf ...

Houghton earns runner-up, thanks in part, to Sayen

KINGSFORD — It’s not everybody a track athlete wins four individual events in the Upper Peninsula Finals. Senior Clayton Sayen did just that Saturday, however, while helping the Houghton boys earn runner-up honors in the U.P. Division 1 Finals. Marquette topped Houghton 110-86 for its ...

Lakes repeat as Division 3 champions by 33 points

KINGSFORD — The Lake Linden-Hubbell girls doubled their pleasure Saturday, repeating as Upper Peninsula Division 3 track champions with 96 points. They were followed by North Dickinson 63 and Stephenson 49. LL-H senior Laura Lyons won long jump at 16 feet, 1/2 inch, placed second in the ...

Results for all three Divisions

Prep track & field DIVISION 1 BOYS Team scores: 1. Marquette 110, 2. Houghton 86, 3. Gladstone 76, 4. Escanaba 62, 5. Westwood 55, 6. Negaunee 52, 7. Kingsford 47, 8. Calumet 21, 9. Menominee 10, 10. Sault Ste. Marie 8 3,200-meter relay — 1. Marquette (Malherbe, Zika, Zueger, ...

Coming up short

LAKE LINDEN -- For seven innings, Ironwood and Lake Linden-Hubbell locked horns in a classic pitcher's duel in the Class D district softball championship game Friday. But when all was said and done, the Red Devils walked away with a 3-1 win at the Boneyard. LL-H coach Jeff Shepeard, while ...

Singing the Bleau(s): Pitcher also stars at plate to lead to district title

EBEN JUNCTION – Emma Bleau had quite the day. The Ishpeming High School softball senior hit a grand slam in a semifinal and struck out 12 batters in the championship game to propel the Hematites to the MHSAA Division 4 district tournament title at Superior Central High School on ...

Jets girls win

NORWAY — Painesdale-Jeffers turned back two other schools for its first UP Division 2 girls golf title Wednesday at Oak Crest Golf Course. The Jets tallied a season-high 481 in beating Munising, 487, and West Iron County, 490. Four other schools did not have four golfers for a team ...

Hancock boys take third

NORWAY — West Iron County collected its fourth UP Division 2 boys golf championship Wednesday at Oak Crest Golf Course. And more may be on the way Led by sophomore Trey Bociek and freshman Nate Thomson, the young Wykons steamrolled the nine-team field by 29 strokes. “You always do ...

Prep Softball All Confrence

CALUMET - The Copper Country Softball Conference announced their All-Conference teams earlier this week. Calumet's Kendra Keranen earned Player of the Year honors. Lake Linden-Hubbell's Jeff Shepeard was named Coach of the Year. Hancock's Delaney Heinonen earned Pitcher of the Year ...

Over 50 Softball League

TAPIOLA -- Chassell and South Range posted Over 50 Softball League wins Thursday night.Chassell was a 11-10 victor over Tapiola as Daryl Putala cracked out three hits.Pat Duguay, Gordy Sedar, Nick Lindeman, Charlie Kemppainen and Nick Kosolowski added two raps each.Mitch Lake was the winning ...

Harjala mixes hockey with military duty

Harjala represented his country this winter in pair of tournaments A former Calumet Copper King, Sean Harjala, was one of 20 soldiers from around the country selected to the first-ever All Army Ice Hockey team. A 1999 Graduate of Calumet, Harjala survived a three-week tryout, held in Fort ...

Hoyt excited about landing ‘dream job’ at Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON — When a position thought of as a ‘dream job’ becomes available, it is nearly impossible to pass up. That was the logic former Michigan Tech Huskies women’s basketball star Sam Hoyt thought when the head coaching position opened up earlier this spring. She was introduced ...

Bulldogs ground Jets in opening game of District 97 Tournament

LAKE LINDEN — A district tournament game between Hancock and Jeffers was up for grabs until a deluge of runs by the Bulldogs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Hancock chased across 10 runs in the telltale frame on the way to a 13-4 decision at the Boneyard. “We managed to string ...