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Lakes fall in season opener to Knights, 54-32

LAKE LINDEN — Two of the better Class D football teams in the Upper Peninsula got together Saturday afternoon at Ron Warner Field. But after the smoke had cleared on a steamy day, it was the visiting Norway Knights who bested the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes by a 54-32 score. Lakes skipper ...

Houghton blanked by Westwood, 42-0, on rain-soaked night

HOUGHTON — The Westwood Patriots walked onto Michigan Tech’s Sherman Field prepared to play a 48 minute WestPAC Copper Division game for their season opener against the Houghton Gremlins Friday night. Westwood head coach Scott Syrjala was pleased that his Patriots jumped out to a quick ...

Calumet’s experience shows through in 48-6 defeat of Gogebic

BESSEMER — Calumet head coach John Croze likes to ground and pound the ball on offense and play physical defense and his Calumet Copper Kings did both very well in the season opener against the Gogebic Miners. Calumet rolled over Gogebic 48-6 at Massie Field on Friday night. Miner coach ...

Grindland excited for opportunity with Huskies

HOUGHTON — Much of the success head coach Matt Jennings and the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball program has had over the past four years has been due to the quality play of a pair of middle blockers in Lauren Emmert and Stephanie Dietrich. With both having graduated after the 2017 season ...

Gladiators blank Rapid River, 38-0

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets opened their football season on a positive note Friday night as they blanked the Ontonagon Gladiators 38-0 in an eight-player contest. Rapid River scored on its first play from scrimmage on Brent Lundquist’s 70-yard pass to Tyler Sundling and made it ...

Lions mens’ soccer looks forward to first season under Chrysafidis

HANCOCK — First-year Finlandia men’s soccer coach Scott Chrysafidis has high hopes for his team this year. “My approach this season is: we’re definitely small in numbers, but have a lot of experience and a lot of veterans returning to the team,” he said, “so, everyone knows how to ...

Finlandia women’s soccer looks for more consistency in 2018

HANCOCK — After a 1-11-1 record in 2017, it is not surprising that the Finlandia Lions went in a different direction at the helm for 2018. Head coach Jordan Andrews returns to the program he had previously been an assistant with. Jumping on board quickly after 2017 came to a close, Andrews ...

Deep Lakes: Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes dominate Chassell tri-meet with two wins

CHASSELL — The Chassell gymnasium was the place to be on Thursday for some early season volleyball action. The Panthers hosted the Lakes from Lake Linden-Hubbell and the Baraga Vikings for a three-game event. In the second match of the meet, the host Panthers fell to the Lakes 25-15 and ...

Woodworth earns victory in PLGC Ladies’ Club Championship

HOUGHTON — Local golfer Zoe Woodworth needed just 18 holes of stroke play Tuesday to take the Portage Lake Golf Course’s Ladies’ Club Championship. The former Colorado Mesa University starter shot a four-over 76, which was 11 shots better than Melissa Stein’s 87, giving Woodworth the ...

Monticello tops Hauswirth to win Jazzy Giroux

CALUMET — High drama hit the Calumet Golf Club on Sunday, Aug. 6 as Jay Monticello, who had tied for medalist on Saturday, needed an extra hole in match play to earn the 2018 Jazzy Giroux Memorial Shortstop over former tournament champion Kyle Hauswirth. Monticello finished in a three-way ...

Houghton uses fast start to earn Over 50 title

TAPIOLA — Arnie Putala knew his team faced an uphill battle Thursday night when it met Houghton for the Over 50 Softball League playoff championship. “We haven't beaten them all season,” the Chassell manager, Putala, after an 8-4 defeat at the hands of their rivals. “When we allowed ...

Calumet High School names Athletic Hall of Fame for 2018

Calumet High School is excited to announce that it will induct the Class of 2018 into the Calumet High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event will start at 11:00 a.m. with a coffee social in the CLK Schools Commons. The hall of fame induction ceremony is free of charge ...

Chassell volleyball back on its own

CHASSELL — Chassell High School head volleyball coach Karli Michaels is honest and up front as she looks ahead to the upcoming Panthers volleyball season. “It is going to be a rebuilding season,” said Michaels, “and that's okay. It comes with the territory.” This year's team will ...

Getting warmed up

Jamie Glenn/Daily Mining Gazette Golfers make some last minute preparations before the Campioni’s/Pat’s Foods golf outing at the Portage Lake Golf Course Wednesday.

Racing duel: Aho battles fellow UP racer for win at Eagle River Speedway

There's an old saying: ‘it'’s not over till the plus-size lady sings.’ Last Friday night, the lady had to wait till the checkered flag flew before her vocal chords went into action.  Feature after feature, the fans were at the edge of their seats wondering who would have the honor to go ...

Hancock hopeful for a better volleyball season

HANCOCK — Sarah Geiger is in her fifth year as the head volleyball coach at Hancock High School. Despite a tough losing season last year (3-10), Geiger is hopeful that her returning players can turn that around and make it a winning season. “We lost only a few seniors last year,” ...