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Chien leads at Sweetgrass

HARRIS - Peiyun Chien of Chinese Taipei isn't a complete stranger to the Island Resort Championship Golf Tournament or the Sweetgrass Golf Club.She played in this Symetra Tour tournament three years ago.Her experience at Sweetgrass paid off Friday as she sits on top of the leaderboard going ...

McDonalds wins Junior title

McDonald's defeated MTEFCU in the Portage Lake Little League Junior Softball championship game 16-4 Thursday evening at Hancock Driving Park.Delaney Heinonen was the winning pitcher striking out 12. Heinonen also led her team at the plate with 3 singles while Milly Allen and Josie Connors both ...

‘The King’

HANCOCK - With a long history of attracting some of the biggest names in sports, the Copper Country has seen its share of stars.Boxing heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey brought in a crowd of 5,000 to a boxing card in Houghton in 1928.The Harlem Globetrotters appeared a few times locally, the ...

Pat’s Foods wins Keweenaw Little League title

Pat's Foods defeated the Calumet Lions 14-9 to win the Keweenaw Little League Junior Softball Championship on Wednesday.Molly Larson earned the win, pitching a complete game and striking out seven, while also adding four hits to lead Pat's. Sammy Plante added three hits for the winners. As a ...

CC Flames defeat Ishpeming

ISHPEMING - Thanks to six strong innings from Hans Stimac and three hits from Logan Fish, the Copper Country American Legion Post 186 Flames scored a key victory, 4-3, on the road over Ishpeming.Batting in the lead-off spot, Fish went 3-for-4 with an RBI. He was the lone Flames player with ...

Ted Holmstrom named Hancock football coach

HANCOCK - Ted Holmstrom is returning to his coaching roots. After 16 years at Michigan Tech University as a running backs and scout team coach, and a four-year head coaching stint in Wyoming, Holmstrom was named the new Hancock High School football coach on Monday after it was approved by the ...

Lonely at the top

HANCOCK - Last season, Dean Kangas State Farm won a best of three series against Wolverine-Orbit to take home the Twilight League playoff title. This season, State Farm is missing a couple of key pieces from that championship squad and, after a 9-0 loss Tuesday night at the Hancock Driving ...

Joining forces

MARQUETTE - Throughout their basketball careers, Hancock's Taylor Pertile and Calumet's Clara Loukus and Leah Kiilunen defended each other on the perimeter and competed with the traditional passion involved in rivalries.Together, they also make a decent team. Pertile scored 13 points to lead ...

Lyons, Hyslop reunite at U.P. All-Star Classic

MARQUETTE - Saturday's U.P. All-Star Classic wasn't the first time Lake Linden-Hubbell's Arthur Lyons and Houghton's Sean Hyslop were teammates. Before the two played as members of the North in a 110-103 loss to the South Saturday in Marquette; before they each earned the Player of the Year ...

Warm weather, great track makes for solid debut of Keweenaw Tread Fest

HOUGHTON - In any race, getting off to a good start can be paramount to positioning oneself for the bulk of the competition. On Saturday, Michigan Tech Athletics organized and ran the Keweenaw Tread Fest, a successor of sorts to the Keweenaw Chain Drive, which was last held two summers ago. The ...

Tasting victory

STANTON - All signs for Pat's Foods/Mosquito Inn pointed to yet another loss Thursday night as the visitors gave up five runs in the first two innings, lost player/manager Rexx Janowiak to an injury in the bottom of the first inning, and nearly lost catcher Alex Knapp during a collision near ...

Hitting the links

MARQUETTE - The golf weather has been up and down in the Upper Peninsula the last few days, but on Tuesday, conditions were perfect for the opening stop of the U.P. Junior Golf Tournament series at the Marquette Golf Club.The tournament was split into five classes of different ages ranging from ...

Bringing the heat

KEARSARGE - For the Superior National Bank/Stanton Wildcats, 2016 has certainly been more kind than 2015 as the Wildcats are off to a 5-1 start thanks to an 8-2 victory over the new Twilight League team, the Copper Country Miners. Wildcats pitcher Tyler LaDuron was excellent throughout most of ...

George Gipp: Baseball phenom

LAURIUM - But for fate, the legendary George Gipp might have well made his name on a baseball field.The Laurium native, better known for his football exploits, was also a baseball player of some note.In 1920, Gipp led the Calumet-Laurium hometown team to an Upper Peninsula championship on the ...

Figuring it out

HANCOCK - With five local high schools now competing in boys baseball, it would stand to reason that a team made up of some of the top area talent would be very competitive. Copper Country American Legion Post 186 is just that, a team made up of players from Houghton, Hancock and L'Anse. Coming ...

Calumet’s Loukus, Halonen go out on top together

IRONWOOD - Playing together for the final time while sporting Calumet royal blue and white, Clara Loukus and Loretta Halonen didn't wait for the final buzzer to let their emotions flow. With 2:56 left in the second half of the Kiwanis Classic Border Bash, Loukus and Halonen were subbed out of ...

LL-H’s Lyons, Klein develop chemistry with North Central duo

IRONWOOD - Given that Lake Linden-Hubbell's last two basketball seasons were ended by the two-time state champions, the North Central Jets, LL-H's Arthur Lyons and Lucas Klein, and North Central's Troy Ekberg and Morgan Cox, had to somehow break the ice before joining forces as teammates on ...

Ontonagon’s Wardynski gets MVP; Beaudry shines, scores 19

IRONWOOD - Lori Wardynski's first shot of the night was a little off - an airball from beyond the arc on the right wing. Her next shot, 17 second later, was from the same spot and a much better indicator of how her night would go: swish. Wardynski scored a game-high 17 points and was named MVP ...

U.P. All-Star Game rosters announced

MARQUETTE - Gage Kreski, who became the career boys basketball scoring leader in the Upper Peninsula this past season, headlines a contingent of his recent high school graduates for the 31st annual U.P. All-Star Classic.The boys and girls games will be played at Marquette High School June 18, ...

Jacques makes most of first season

CALUMET - Growing up in Calumet, hockey is as much a way of life as it is anything else. Just ask former Copper King Chelsea Jacques. Jacques is fresh off her freshman season at Colgate, having played defense for the Raiders in the most successful season in school history. For the youngster, ...