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Softball: LL-H sweeps Baraga; Jeffers, L’Anse split

LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell swept a doubleheader against Baraga, winning 15-0 in the first game and 12-2 in the second game on Thursday in Lake Linden. Mackenzie LePage picked up both wins for the Lakes. She also had six hits on the day. As a team, Lake Linden recorded 28 hits over ...

Houghton, Jeffers split doubleheader to start season

STANTON — For four innings of the second game of a doubleheader, it was difficult to notice the rust one would assume from teams making their season debut. But there were the Jeffers Jets and Houghton Gremlins, throwing strikes, making putouts and playing at a brisk pace of just over 10 ...

Strong pitching leads L’Anse to sweep over Hancock

HANCOCK — L'Anse used the sharp pitching of Bryce Crawford and Kooper Jahfetson to sweep a doubleheader over Hancock Tuesday evening. The Hornets, who were playing their season-opening game, scored 17-0 wins in both contests at a rainy Hancock Driving Park. "We played very well as a team ...

LL-H sweeps Hancock Invite for second straight track and field victories

BARAGA — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes swept their second track and field meet in a row after the boys and girls each captured team titles Tuesday in Baraga for the Hancock Invite. LL-H girls, who are the defending Division 3 U.P. champions, finished first with 222 points for a comfortable ...

Calumet gets swept by Gogebic to start season

BESSEMER — Despite a steady rain and temperatures dipping into the 40s at Massie Field on Tuesday, the Gogebic baseball faithful were filled with excitement and anticipation as the Miners swept a doubleheader and Gogebic pitcher Erik Hakamaki was nearly perfect, tossing a terrific no-hitter ...

Hancock sweeps Gogebic

HANCOCK — The Bulldogs swept visiting Gogebic 11-1 and 17-0 Tuesday in Hancock. Hancock got off to a quick start in both games, jumping out to a 4-0 lead after two innings in the first, and a 7-0 lead after two in the second game. The early leads helped the Bulldogs coast to two mercy-rule ...

Recalling one gutsy performance

Spring was late arriving in the Copper Country that long ago May evening. That's not saying anything unusual because springs are traditionally late arriving around here. The season-opening Twilight League game between Bancroft Dairy and Tapiola was on schedule, despite temperatures in the ...

Houghton boys take 1st in Kingsford triangular; girls finish 2nd

KINGSFORD — The Houghton boys took first at the Kingsford triangular with 97 points, beating out Kingsford (61) and West Iron County (17). The Houghton girls ended up second, six points behind Kingsford (79) with 73 points. On the boys side, Houghton won the 3200 and 800 relays; Dante Cyrus ...

Recalling one gutsy performance

HANCOCK — L'Anse used the sharp pitching of Bryce Crawford and Cooper Jahfetson to sweep a doubleheader over Hancock Tuesday evening. The Hornets, who were playing their season-opening game, scored 17-0 wins in both contests at a rainy Hancock Driving Park. "We played very well as a team ...

Calumet’s diverse offense leads to sweep over LL-H

LAKE LINDEN —Elli Djerf turns to look over the fence near home plate.  “I’ll give you five bucks if you hit a home run,” her brother jokes. But Djerf doesn’t even crack a smile. She knows exactly what she is going to do at the plate, and a home run it isn’t. She’s got three ...

Houghton, Hancock both earn softball sweeps

BARAGA — The Houghton Gremlins earned a softball sweep over the Baraga Vikings, winning 14-0 and 19-9 Monday in Baraga.  In Game 1, Molly Bugni, Andra Campbell and Quinn Donnelly each had two hits, while Bugni, Neriah Colombe, and McKenna Foster each had two RBI. Josie Connors earned the ...

L’Anse softball sweeps Gogebic

BESSEMER — In its first two games of the year, the Gogebic Miner softball team fell to L'Anse 12-7 and 21-1 in three innings of a Monday doubleheader in Bessemer. The Purple Hornets played their eighth and ninth games of the season and left town with a 6-3 record. In Game 1, L'Anse jumped ...

Finlandia softball repeats as ACAA champions

CANTON, N.Y. — There were no second chances allowed as the Finlandia University softball team (21-12) beat Maine-Presque Isle (25-11) 5-2 Sunday morning to repeat as ACAA champions. In the first inning, sophomore Harlie Caster walked, moved to second a sacrifice bunt and third on a ...

Lake Linden-Hubbell boys and girls win Lakes Invite

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes are getting used to track and field meets going this way. By the time the PA announcer reports the overall team standings midway through the afternoon, the LL-H girls are typically so far ahead, the outcome is no longer in doubt. It happened at ...

Sayen sets 100 record, Gremlins win meet

ONTONAGON — Houghton dominated an unusually warm Ontonagon Invitational Friday, winning the boys meet by 89.5 points over runner-up Calumet and the girls meet by 57 over second-place Ontonagon. The Gremlins won nine events in both the boys and girls events. The host Gladiator girls ...

Calumet Ladies Golf League

The annual meeting for the Calumet LadieS Evening Golf League will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 6p.m. at the Calumet Golf Course. New golfers are welcome to join as a full time member or as a substitute. At least one person from each team should plan to attend.

Solid L’Anse sweeps rival Baraga 3-1,10-7

BARAGA — Strong pitching and good defense were on display when the L'Anse and Baraga softball teams met Thursday afternoon. The Purple Hornets captured both ends of the doubleheader, winning by scores of 3-1 and 10-7. “Both teams played pretty good ball,” Baraga coach Leah Kinnunen ...

Dollar Bay wins first track meet

REPUBLIC — Dollar Bay won its first track meet with 122 points over North Dickinson, Republic-Michigamme, Mid Pen, Carney-Nadeau and Munising Baptist Thursday in Republic. Mid Pen was second with 113 points. Dollar Bay's team, made up of Devin Schmitz, Johnny Norland, Davin Hill and ...

LL-H sweeps Hancock 8-6, 19-0

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes swept the Hancock Bulldogs, winning the first game 8-6 and the second 19-0 Thursday in Lake Linden. MacKenzie LePage picked up both wins for LL-H. She also had three hits on the day. LL-H exploded for seven runs over the third and fourth ...

FU loses to John Jay 11-7

PURCHASE, N.Y. - One inning was the difference as Finlandia (9-17) lost 11-7 to John Jay (15-15) at the CUNYAC Championships, Thursday afternoon at Panthers Field. John Jay got off to a quick start scoring four runs over the first two innings, but Finlandia got hot in the fourth ...