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Bulldog track champions

Provided Photo The Hancock girls track team poses after winning the Division 2 regional title Thursday at West Iron County with 49.5 points.

Two late homers lift Bulldogs to sweep

HANCOCK — Rivalries run deep between the Hancock Bulldogs and the Houghton Gremlins, and that matchup shone through in spectacular fashion at the Hancock Driving Park on Thursday. Two evenly-matched softball teams came to win and fought through 16 innings in doubleheader action with Hancock ...

Jets strong, but drop two more to Lakes

SOUTH RANGE — Looking to bounce back from a rough doubleheader Wednesday, the Jeffers Jets softball team played much better Thursday. Unfortunately for the hosts, the Lakes still found a way to win both games, 8-4 and 6-5. In the opener, the Lakes’ Mackenzie Lepage racked up eight ...

Pair of historic victories for Lakes

DOLLAR BAY — It was the battle of the “newbies” on the Dollar Bay baseball diamond Thursday afternoon as Ontonagon County and Lake Linden-Hubbell played each other. Both baseball programs are in their first season. Lake Linden proved to be the better team as they swept the Lumberjacks, ...

Ontonagon, West Iron County split George Young victory

IRON RIVER — West Iron County and Ontonagon shared team honors in the George Young Invitational girls golf tournament Wednesday at Young’s. The Wykons and Gladiators each posted a 431. Westwood was third at 472, followed by Iron Mountain, 497, and Calumet, 518. Medalist Payton Dube of ...

Drowned Jets: Lakes sweep Jeffers

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes softball team and the Jeffers Jets faced off in Lake Linden on Wednesday. Given the way the spring has gone, it looked like it would be a fairly even doubleheader. However, when the dust settled, the Lakes won both big, 19-6 and 19-4. The Lakes ...

O’Donnell looks to Lions’ basketball future

HANCOCK — After going through a nightmarish 2018-19 season, Finlandia Lions men’s basketball coach Mike O’Donnell is looking strictly to the future. The Lions lost four prospective starters before last season even began, and a couple of more to injuries along the way in an 0-21 ...

Lakes look better, still drop pair of games in doubleheader

DOLLAR BAY — The Gogebic Miners baseball has been working all season on playing an error-free game. They almost got it in Game Two of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. The Miners had only two errors in their 7-3 win. It was one better than the three they ...

Good golf weather: Gremlins boys, West Iron girls win Hancock Invite Tuesday

HOUGHTON — It was the perfect weather for six girls’ and 11 boys’ golf teams to gather for the Hancock Invitational at the Portage Lake Golf Course on Tuesday. The consistently tough Houghton boys placed first with a team score of 339. West Iron County took second with 340 and Calumet ...

Several local teams compete for Cheese Cup

GREEN BAY, Wis. — While there are four teams left competing for the NHL’s Stanley Cup, several young skaters had the chance last weekend to compete for the Cheese Cup in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at the Cornerstone Community Center and the DePere Ice Arena. In the 2008 age group, Team Copper ...

Negaunee slugged their way to sweep of Copper Kings Tuesday

CALUMET — The Neguanee Miners baseball team has been working hard in the batting cages over the last few weeks honing their skills at the plate. Their hard work paid off on Tuesday as they slugged their way to a sweep of the Calumet Copper Kings at Wolverine Field. They won the first game, ...

Roundup: Calumet splits, L’Anse drops both games of doubleheader

L’ANSE — After a tough outing at the Petoskey Invitational on Saturday, the Negaunee softball team found its groove again Monday in a doubleheader sweep of Gwinn. The Miners took that offensive momentum with them into Tuesday as they swept another twinbill, this time over L’Anse 11-1, ...

New inductees: 10 honored at annual banquet over weekend

HARRIS — The late Marmaduke “Duke” Christie of Escanaba was one of 10 new honorees inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame at the 48th annual banquet Saturday evening in Harris. Also inducted were Jerry Bugni of L’Anse, Fran DesArmo of Munising, Dave Duncan of Cedarville, Jeff ...

Bulldogs cruise to sweep of Jets Monday

HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs improved their season record to 7-4 with a doubleheader sweep of the Jeffers Jets Monday afternoon. The Bulldogs rolled out the bats in recording 15-6 and 15-0 nonconference victories at Gordy Schaaf Field at the Hancock Driving Park. “I thought we played ...

Gremlins girls, Copper Kings boys win in Houghton

HOUGHTON — Something that had not happened in four years took place Monday afternoon. The Houghton Gremlins hosted the Copper Country Invitational, their first meet at Alumni Field since the upgrades were finished last fall, making it possible to host again. The Houghton girls took first ...

Houghton splits doubleheader with Calumet Monday

CALUMET – With the sun shining and the temperature in the mid-60s, it was a beautiful day for softball at Legion Field Monday. The Copper Kings were hosting their first regular season games on the newly field against the Houghton Gremlins. The Copper Kings knocked out a victory in the first ...

Puzzle piece: Patton is first piece in next step for Lions

HANCOCK — Three years into his second tenure with the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team, coach Joe Burcar is still searching for the right pieces to continue his hard work that has already begun to pay off with a playoff series this past season. Left handed defenseman Lucas Patton looks ...

Keweenaw falls in home opener of roller derby season

HOUGHTON — The normal sounds of pucks hitting boards and skates scraping the ice at Dee Stadium were transformed into the sounds of wheels hitting concrete and shouts as the historic arena hosted its first flat-track roller derby bout of 2019 on Saturday. The Keweenaw Roller Derby (KRD) team ...

Tracking them down: Lakes girls, Copper Kings boys win in Lake Linden

LAKE LINDEN — After several days of rain, and even snow, cancellations, Friday finally proved to be great weather for all sports. The Houghton County Invitational was hosted by the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes at Warner Field. Nearly every school that participated came away with a first place ...

Roller Derby gear up for home opener

HOUGHTON — Jill DeVoge (Afro Diasiac) is a skater with the Keweenaw Roller Derby roller derby team and is going into her third season with the squad. The home opener for the Roller Derby will be this Saturday at Dee Stadium at 6 p.m. The team called the Hancock Gymnasium home in its prior ...