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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 ...

Going small to win big

HANCOCK — Through well-placed bunts and opportunistic baserunning, the Hancock Bulldogs earned a sweep over the rival Calumet Copper Kings.  So, it only made sense that the game-winning play in the nightcap came on a hit ball that didn’t even reach the outfield.  Tyler Turcotte’s ...

Calumet softball sweeps Hancock in impressive fashion

CALUMET — As they reached the midpoint of their season, the Hancock Bulldogs softball team was much better Thursday evening than they had been just three nights earlier when they swept the Jeffers Jets at home. Unfortunately, just being better was not enough to hold off the offensively gifted ...

Calumet boys win George Young Invite

IRON RIVER — Calumet held off West Iron County and medalist Trey Bociek to win the George Young Invitational boys golf meet Thursday at George Young Recreational Complex. The Copper Kings scored a 337 to 343 for the host Wykons. Third-place Kingsford posted a 347. Bociek carded a ...

Houghton girls win at George Young

IRON RIVER — Medalist Kaaren Liston shot an 83 to lead Houghton’s girls in a nine-team high school golf meet at George Young Recreational Complex. The Gremlins, 369, defeated Kingsford 425, Ontonagon 428, Jeffers 440, Iron Mountain 457, Forest Park 469, Calumet 479, Norway 510 and West ...