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Doing it on both sides

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KEARSARGE - Wolverine-Orbit may have won the Twilight League regular season title by featuring a roster that included the likes of the defending league Most Valuable Player, Luke Paul, but Tuesday night, the game belonged to teammate Chris Saari.The veteran pitcher tossed a complete game and ...

State Farm tops SNB-Stanton in Game 1

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HANCOCK - Dean Kangas-State Farm rallied from behind in the late innings to take the first-of-three playoff series over Superior National Bank-Stanton Tuesday evening by a 9-3 score. Trailing by a 3-2 margin heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, DK-State Farm scored three times to take ...

Blame this Olympics on Rio

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Of all the Olympic games I've watched in a lifetime, the upcoming Rio Olympics probably has the least amount of interest.Forget that the Zika virus appears to be in full bloom in South America. Or that drinking water in Rio has roughly the same components as the lead-filled water in the city of ...

‘I didn’t want to be one of those shy kids.’

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HOUGHTON - It can take numerous practices, games, or even years, for incoming freshman to find their confidence and voice within a college program. Tommy Lucca found his before he even committed to Michigan Tech.Last October, as a high school senior at Genoa-Kingston High School (Genoa, Ill.), ...

Better late than never

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STANTON - It was such a good day for baseball Saturday afternoon that the Portage Lake and Wolverine Oldtimers decided to go extra innings.By the time the oldtimers were finished, Portage Lake had a 5-4 victory in eight innings at the new Stanton Field.The contest was the first of two games the ...

Class dismissed

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HANCOCK - On Tuesday night, the youngest team in the Twilight League, the Copper Country Miners, found themselves down 2-0 against Pat's Food/Mosquito Inn. Not fazed by the early deficit, the Miners scored 11 of the next 13 runs in the game to win 11-3.Thursday night, in a one-game playoff, it ...

Clutch champions

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STANTON - Fans who made the trek out to Stanton Field to witness a planned doubleheader between the top two teams in the Twilight League were only able to see one game, but what a game it was.The visiting Wolverine-Orbit, who came in needing a win to secure the regular season title, won a ...

CC Miners find groove, beat Pat’s Foods 11-3

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WOLVERINE - The young Copper Country Miners have started hitting the baseball, and that could be bad news for opponents in the upcoming Twilight League playoffs. The first-year team ended the regular season with an 11-3 win over Pat's Foods-Mosquito Inn Tuesday at the Wolverine Ball Diamond."I ...

Tigers must make some moves ASAP

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If the Detroit Tigers want to make a serious run at the postseason this year, they must get active in the trading market.In this season where no team appears to stand above the crowd, the eventual winner is the one who is going to make a blockbuster move.The Chicago Cubs were the first one to ...

Next chapter

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HOUGHTON - St. Ignace's Abbey Ostman had the high school career many dream of. In four years at the varsity level, she was a member of two state championship teams, was a state runner-up and made a quarterfinal appearance. Four district and regional titles; heck, some people don't even get one ...

Calumet’s Ben Storm named captain at St. Cloud State

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St. Cloud State University men's hockey coach Bob Motzko has announced that senior forward Ben Storm (Laurium, Mich./Calumet H.S.) and sophomore defenseman Jimmy Schuldt have been have been selected as team captains and junior defenseman Nathan Widman has been picked as an alternate captain for ...

Copper Country Ski Tigers attend elite training camps

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The snow may be gone, but the Copper Country Ski Tigers are already thinking about the 2016-17 ski season. Thanks to some amazing performances this past ski season four Ski Tigers were invited to attend elite level training camps this summer.Mitchell DeLong, Matt Chard and Anabel Needham ...

Lyons gets his shot

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Editor's Note: Throughout the summer, we will be featuring incoming Michigan Tech athletes in hockey, volleyball and men's and women's basketball. Today we highlight Lake Linden-Hubbell's Arthur Lyons. On Tuesday, we'll profile St. Ignace's Abbey Ostman.- - -HOUGHTON - A day before Arthur ...

Mattila Rock and Dock wins Holly McCullah Memorial trophy

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Mattila Rock and Dock defeated Superior National Bank 14-10 and took home the Holly McCullah Memorial trophy.Mattila scored five runs in the first inning to take the lead which they held for the remainder of the game. Superior National Bank had a rally in the seventh inning but couldn't score ...

Portage Lake Minor All-Stars eliminated

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MIDLAND, Mich. - Portage Lake concluded its play in the state tournament with a pair of losses-10-0 to Southwest Jackson on Saturday and 12-2 to Union Township (Mt. Pleasant) on Sunday.PL, which had scored 86 runs in seven tournament games coming into Saturday, managed just one hit vs. Jackson. ...

Houghton homecoming

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HOUGHTON - In a period between 1955 and 1970, the Houghton High boys basketball teams enjoyed one of the greatest runs ever by a local school.In addition to winning a state Class C championship in 1955, the Gremlins finished runner-up in the finals twice and won several regional titles.On ...

State Farm takes 2 from Pat’s Foods

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HANCOCK - Thanks to a loss by Superior National Bank-Stanton Tuesday night, Dean Kangas-State Farm came into Thursday's doubleheader with Pat's Food-Mosquito Inn with a chance to pull within a half-game of the second place Wildcats with the playoffs looming, at the Hancock Driving Park. State ...

Wolverine-Orbit goes off for 20 runs, beats Miners 20-14

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WOLVERINE - Wolverine-Orbit outlasted the Copper Country Miners in an offensive shootout, winning 20-14 in Wolverine in the Twilight League on Thursday.Wolverine-Orbit tallied 15 hits, with Lucas Lahnala leading the way with four, and Luke Paul and Mike Saari each adding three hits. Trevor ...

Flames doused in Zone 5

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ESCANABA - As sure as the hot July sun beat down on Al Ness Field Friday, the Kingsford Blues moved a step closer to a zone tournament championship in a 13-2 American Legion baseball victory over the Escanaba Cubs.Kingsford, which had already qualified for the state tourney, advanced to today's ...