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Gremlins girls take second in Marquette Invitational

MARQUETTE — The Marquette boys and girls track and field teams definitely made use of their home track advantage Tuesday at the Marquette Invitational. Both the Redmen and Redettes took first at the five-team meet and both finished with 124 points. Gladstone was just 12 points behind the ...

Place for fun: Wolfpack a perfect spot for college-aged players

HOUGHTON — Elijah Tormala is a sophomore mechanical engineering major and the co-president of the Michigan Tech Wolfpack men’s hockey club team. The group prides themselves on being a more relaxed team while still being competitive for weekend contests. “We’re a laid-back version of ...

Kingly sweep: Copper Kings down Northland Pines Friday

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Looking to continue to build on a strong week, the Calumet Copper Kings softball team continued their modest winning streak with a 14-2 victory over Northland Pines in Eagle River, Wisconsin, Saturday. The junior varsity team also recorded a victory, 16-1. The Copper ...

Lakes girls win, boys take third at Superior Dome meet Thursday

MARQUETTE — In an impressive performance Thursday, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes girls track team cruised to victory at the Dome Meet at the Superior Dome. The Lakes scored 117 points, 57 points higher than Stephenson. The Lakes boys team took third with 46 points, 13 points behind second ...

Bulldogs have strong showing at Superior Dome Wednesday

MARQUETTE — Three full days of high school track meets taking place at the Superior Dome continued Wednesday afternoon with 11 teams competing in the Division 2 meet. The Ishpeming boys won the boys team title for the fifth consecutive season with 139 points, backed by three event wins from ...

Shottle Bop repeats as Illinois Indoor champs

PLAINFIELD, Ill. — The Shottle Bop team from Hancock repeated as champions this weekend at the Illinois Indoors. They defeated Mid or Feed, a team featuring players from the Appleton Assassins, in two straight games in the finals, 21-19, 21-16. The Shottle Bop players were Will Blau, ...

Strykers top Kingsford to open season strong

KINGSFORD — The Copper Country Strykers opened their girls high school soccer season with a 1-0 victory over the Kingsford Flivvers on Thursday night. The Strykers were led by the exceptional play of junior goalie Maria Lorenzetti (Jeffers HS). After a scoreless first half, Kira DeVoge ...

Home sweep: Purple Hornets win both ends of doubleheader

L’ANSE — Baseball history was made Friday afternoon as the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes took to the diamond for school’s first ever high school baseball games. They faced the L’Anse Purple Hornets in a doubleheader. The Lakes lost 21-3 in the first game and 12-4 in the second. Despite ...

Local star: Baraga’s Jahfetson humbled by honors

BARAGA — Baraga Vikings girls basketball senior Martina Jahfetson was recently named to the Detroit Free Press’ All-State Division 4 honorable mention list. This news comes after a busy March where she was named Most Valuable Player in the Copper Mountain Conference, earned conference Elite ...

Copper Kings drop tough doubleheader

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mountaineers bounced back from a sweep to win its own doubleheader over Calumet on Thursday. The Mountaineers (5-4) won the first game 13-1 and the second game 10-3. Calumet (0-2), playing for the first time outside, got its first hit of the season by Rylan Anderson, a ...

Legends: ‘No-hit’ Wiitanen earned nickname

HOUGHTON — Of all the nicknames that have been used to describe past Copper Country sports figures, John Wiitanen may have had the most distinctive one. Wiitanen had the moniker of “No-Hit” as his nickname. It was one he earned at a young age while pitching for the Houghton Tigers in ...

Bulldogs swept on road by Rapid River Friday

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River softball team did a little bit of everything here Friday, sweeping Hancock 10-0 and 15-5 on a cold and windy afternoon. Natalie Belanger was dominant on the mound for the Rockets in the opener, throwing six innings of one-hit ball while striking out ...

Double down: Finlandia shakes jitters, sweeps Northland College Thursday

HANCOCK — On Thursday afternoon, something not seen in 11 years was in full bloom as the Finlandia Lions softball team played its lone home series of the season. Their opponent, the Northland Lumberjills, made life difficult for the Lions in the opener, but could not withstand the offensive ...

Copper Kings sweep Jets in Lake Linden

LAKE LINDEN — If manager Joel Rastello had concerns about his Calumet Copper Kings softball team, they were few and far between Thursday as the Copper Kings varsity and junior varsity teams earned a sweep over the Jeffers Jets, 15-0 and 21-1, respectively at the Boneyard in Lake Linden ...

Build in gear: Calumet’s skating club growing

oswell, a senior electrical engineering major at Michigan Tech, is a coach with the Calumet Figure Skating Club and has been in that position for two years. The club is open to anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals from the ages of 3-18 who wants to improve their skills in figure ...

Fast start for Purple Hornets

David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette A L’Anse pitcher delivers during a game against Jeffers Wednesday. The Purple Hornets won both games of a doubleheader.

L’Anse sweeps Ontonagon in their home opener

L’ANSE — Despite soft field conditions at home, the L’Anse Purple Hornets hosted the Ontonagon Gladiators in a doubleheader to mark the start of both teams’ baseball seasons. L’Anse came out strong in the first game, 20-0, with all nine players hitting home base at least once in the ...

Gremlins girls take second in Dome meet Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Seven Upper Peninsula high school track and field teams took to the Superior Dome for the annual Division 1 Dome meet on Tuesday afternoon. Marquette claimed both team titles, with the Redmen accumulating 127 points and the Redettes earning 120 points. Following Marquette on ...