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Let it reign

WAKEFIELD — In the Michigan High School Athletic Association Regional 47-3 Track Meet held on Friday, the Bessemer boys' track-and-field team won its fifth straight meet and racked up 84 points to second-place Lake Linden-Hubbell's 39. Chassell was third with 23 points followed by Ontonagon ...

Calumet, L’Anse settle for split in key conference showdown

LAURIUM — The Calumet Copper Kings put themselves in the catbird's seat to win the conference title Friday. But by day's end, it was the L'Anse Purple Hornets exhibiting joy, while Calumet left with a sour feeling. Calumet won the first game of a softball doubleheader, 7-3, before ...

Ishpeming dominates Division 2 regional meet

ISHPEMING — Winning the meet was only secondary to Ishpeming track and field coach P.J. Pruett, but the dominance the Hematites showed at its MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional left him beaming. “I'm very proud of the effort our kids gave today,” he said after Ishpeming more than ...

Houghton sweeps Jeffers

HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins softball team earned a pair of victories over the Jeffers Jets on Friday. In the opener, the Gremlins jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back, winning in three innings, 17-1. In the nightcap, the Gremlins jumped ahead 4-0, but had to score six runs ...

Calumet wins LL-H Invite

CALUMET — Golfing on their home course, the Calumet High boys team took full advantage and placed first at the Lake Linden-Hubbell Invitational Friday. “This is the course where we do all of our work,” CHS coach Carl Arko said. “I thought we did a good job of holding up our ...

Gremlins drop pair of games to Gogebic

STANTON - The Houghton Gremlins baseball team dropped a pair of games to the visiting Gogebic Miners Friday night at Stanton Field. The Gremlins lost the opener, 10-7, and then the nightcap, 9-8.

Search ongoing for Tech hockey head coach

HOUGHTON — The search for the next Michigan Tech Huskies hockey coach remains a top priority for athletic director Suzanne Sanregret as she looks to replace Mel Pearson, who left for the same position at the University of Michigan last month. Sanregret and the committee involved in the ...

Calumet victorious at Negaunee Invite

NEGAUNEE — Last Saturday, the Calumet Copper Kings baseball team won the Negaunee Invitational. They opened the tournament with a 6-5 win over the Iron Mountain Mountaineers before defeating the Negaunee Miners, 7-3, in the championship game. In the opener, Robert Hill and Nick Voelker ...

Keweenaw Guts Day slated for Saturday

CALUMET — Players from novice to professional will be flinging Frisbees at the fifth annual Keweenaw Guts Day, Saturday, May 20, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Highway 41 in Calumet. A major feature of the event is the Top Gun Award, given to the high school student who throws the orange ...

Coleman and Johnston set to join Tech men’s basketball team for 2017-18

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech men's basketball program and Head Coach Kevin Luke are pleased to announce that Elisha Coleman and Carter Johnston will be joining the team for the 2017-18 season. Both players have decided to continue their academic and athletic careers as Huskies. "Both of ...

Taking on a bigger role

HOUGHTON — After a strong showing in a win at the Calumet Invite on Monday, the Houghton Gremlins girls were right back at it on Tuesday, earning another victory at the Bulldog Invite at the Portage Lake Golf Course. The Gremlins were paced by medalist Kaaren Liston, who bounced back from a ...

Meyer to throw out first pitch at an upcoming Tigers game

HANCOCK — There was a time, not all that long ago, that Lisa Meyer thought her life, as she knew it, was over. Word had come down from her doctor that her body was failing her. Life has a way of helping us through those dark moments. A woman who has dedicated her life to helping those in ...

Final tuneup

CALUMET — Monday's Copper Country Invite at Calumet was essentially a microcosm of this year's spring track season. There was inclement weather, with rain pouring during the second half of the meet to go along with a chill that was evident throughout the day. And there was the Houghton ...

Calumet beats Houghton, Game 2 halted due to rain

HOUGHTON — While the Houghton Gremlins softball team has improved by leaps and bounds over the past week, it was still not enough Monday to battle back from a 5-2 deficit and hold off the effects of rain in the opening game of a doubleheader Monday against the Calumet Copper Kings. The ...

Houghton girls win Calumet Golf Invite

CALUMET — The Houghton Gremlins girls golf team continued its season dominance with another team victory after taking first in the Calumet Invite Monday at the Calumet Golf Club. Houghton's team score of 181 was tops over Jeffers (232), Ontonagon (234), Calumet (245), West Iron County ...

Calumet, Houghton both lose to Westwood

HOUGHTON — Westwood traveled to the Copper Country Saturday afternoon to take on two West-PAC teams in Houghton and Calumet. The Patriots, who play in the Mid Peninsula Conference, scored a 13-3 win over the Gremlins in the opener, and then notched a 10-7 victory over the Copper Kings in ...

Setting a new mark

By Bryce Derouin bderouin@mininggazette.com LAKE LINDEN — Coming down the final 100 meters in the 800, Houghton's Clayton Sayen was well ahead of the pack but running on fumes. His coaches were screaming for him to push it, while his teammates attempted to rally him towards the finish in ...

Houghton baseball loses to Bark River-Harris

BARK RIVER — The Bark River-Harris baseball team needed a tune-up game before Monday’s showdown with rival North Central. Houghton provided the tune-up for the Broncos, who cruised to a 16-4 victory in five innings. Due to a scheduling mixup, the Broncos are not playing in today’s ...

Hancock drops 2 to Gogebic, 5-3, 10-4

BESSEMER — Hancock and the Gogebic Miners met in a baseball doubleheader at Massie Field on Friday night hoping to take over the West-PAC lead as both teams come down the home stretch of their regular season. The Miners were surprised to find out the first game of the doubleheader would ...