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Negaunee gets walkoff, mercy-rule wins over Houghton

NEGAUNEE — Senior Jacob Ennett hit a home run over the outfield fence for the first time in his career as Negaunee swept Houghton in a high school baseball doubleheader played at Irontown Field on Tuesday. The Miners may have just built the momentum they need to move into the tournament ...

Great Northern Basketball Camp

BARAGA — Great Northern Basketball Camp, is proud to announce they will be conducting a Basketball Skills Camp in Baraga, MI on June 11-13, for boys and girls in grades 5-12. All sessions will be held at the Baraga High School. Great Northern Basketball Camps are directed by Bay College Head ...

What a year for hockey

It’s been awhile. When I accepted a promotion with the Daily Mining Gazette from sports writer to assistant editor, I fully planned on keeping my weekly column alive with my thoughts on the local sports scene. Yeah, that didn’t happen as planned. I also thought I wasn’t going to do ...

Top Dawgs: Hancock Booster Club honors senior athletes

The Hancock Athletic Booster Club held the annual Senior Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, May 16, at Hancock Central High School. Twenty-three senior athletes were honored in the presence of their families, coaches, and administrators. Senior athletes were asked to write a letter to the athlete ...

Copper Royals: Calumet names top senior athletes

CALUMET — Lea Bjorn and Cooper Twardzik received Calumet High School's most prestigious athletic awards at Thursday's senior honors ceremony at the high school. Bjorn earned a total of eight letters in volleyball, basketball and track. That included all-conference, all-state and all-region ...

Tapiola, Houghton earn season-opening victories

TAPIOLA — Tapiola and Houghton took opening wins in Over 50 Softball League play Thursday. In the first game, Tapiola was a 16-12 victor over South Range as Dave Hoffman whacked out four hits. John Kinnunen also had four raps, while Gordy Sedar, Nels Paul and winning pitcher Len Juntunen ...

Senior leaders: Lakes name top senior athletes

Student athletes Aaron Hainault and Laura Lyons were named as the recipients of the Outstanding Male and Female Athlete Awards respectively at a recent ceremony held at Lake Linden-Hubbell High School. Hainault is the son of Steve and Sue Hainault. During his high school career he was a ...

Records set: Sayen helps Gremlins take WestPAC title

HANCOCK — It was a dominating performance by the Houghton Gremlins Wednesday as they ran away with both ends of the WestPac Conference track title. The Houghton boys were crowned champions for the fifth consecutive year with 158 points. They were followed by Calumet 91, Hancock 50, West ...

All-WestPAC announced

HANCOCK — The All-WestPAC Conference teams were announced Wednesday after the Conference Finals meet at the Hancock field. On the boys’ side, Houghton’s Clayton Sayen was awarded Most Valuable Player honors after a day that saw him set new records in the 100m, 200m, and 400m ...

Copper Kings, Jets split doubleheader

WOLVERINE — In a doubleheader in which both teams racked up a combined 39 runs, the Jeffers Jets and Calumet Copper Kings earned a split as the Copper Kings took the opener 15-14 and the Jets won the nightcap 7-3 Wednesday evening at Wolverine Field.. In the opener, the Jets held a 7-3 ...

Tough Break: Gremlins end Bulldogs’ season with big win

HANCOCK — A long season ended Tuesday for the Hancock High baseball team with a loss to rival Houghton at the Hancock Driving Park. The young Bulldogs dropped a 14-5 decision with the second game being cancelled. Bulldogs manager John Sullivan said it was a learning process for a team ...

Hematites sweep Gremlins in softball doubleheader

ISHPEMING — Playing your last home game on your home field is always a bittersweet occasion for high school seniors, but the two captains of the Ishpeming softball team definitely made the most of their final appearance on Tuesday. Senior pitcher Emma Bleau gave up seven hits and struck ...

Lake Linden girls and Bessemer boys both earn wins at conference meet

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes and the Bessemer Speedboys both earn team wins Tuesday in the Copper Mountain Conference track meet. The Lakes, who have had a strong season, racked up 219 points to finish well ahead of the Ontonagon Gladiators, who finished second with 89 ...

All Conference teams announced for golf

HOUGHTON — The boys’ and girls’ All-WestPAC teams were announced after the Jack Sandretto Invitational Tuesday at the Portage Lake Golf Course. Nate Thomson of West Iron, Wyatt Turoniemi of Calumet, Jisung Choi of Houghton, Trey Bociek of West Iron, Tyler and Landon Johnson from Calumet ...

Gremlins win WestPAC girls meet

HOUGHTON — Houghton’s Kaaren Liston carded a 39 on the front nine and then held off Hancock’s Payton Dube on the back nine to earn medalist honors by topping Dube by just one stroke in the Jack Sandretto Invitational at the Portage Lake Golf Course Tuesday. Liston’s 83 was two ...

Copper Kings take WestPAC boys meet

HOUGHTON — Calumet’s Wyatt Tuoriniemi had a strong front nine Tuesday at the Portage Lake Golf Course and followed that up with almost as strong back nine en route a 74, earning medalist honors at the Jack Sandretto Invitational. Tuoriniemi’s even-par 36 on the front was the lowest ...

Purple Hornets sweep doubleheader with Bulldogs

HANCOCK — L'Anse had to sweat out a last-inning rally by Hancock to hold on for a one-run victory Monday afternoon in the opening game of a doubleheader. The Purple Hornets registered a less stressful 7-4 Copper Country Conference win in the second game of the twinbill. LHS hurler Josie ...

Gremlins earn team victory in Calumet/Ontonagon Invite

CALUMET — Houghton’s Jisung Choi played well on the opening nine of the Calumet/Ontonagon Invite Monday at the Calumet Golf Course, carding a 39, the third-lowest score after the opening nine. Where he separated himself from the field on was on the second nine, where he carded a 37 en route ...

Take Two: Gremlins earn key sweep over Lakes in conference play

LAKE LINDEN — With the setting sun’s rays shining on the Boneyard Monday evening, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes came into a doubleheader looking to build on an impressive 8-2 Copper Country Conference record. Their counterparts, the Houghton Gremlins, had other ideas. Rocketing out to ...