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Big victory: J. Peltier earns 8-1 win over Keweenaw

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SOUTH RANGE — J. Peltier Construction put together a wicked combination of quick bats and strong gloves that added up to an 8-1 victory over Keweenaw Lions Club in Portage Lake Little League action on Saturday at Veterans Field. “The kids put together a complete game,” said J. ...

Sayen’s rallies, but too late to catch ECP

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SOUTH RANGE — In nearly perfect conditions for baseball, Saturday’s Portage Lake Little League Majors action, ECP Funeral Home topped Sayen’s Auto Sales, 18-10, at Veterans Field in South Range. Sayen’s came out swinging with three runs from Brayden Larson, Ian Hemboff and Kirby ...

Rajala’s Kitchens tops KBear 102, 13-12

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LAURIUM — Rajala’s Kitchens traveled north to face KBear 102 at Gipp Field in Laurium. Offense was the story of the game as Rajala’s snuck away with a 13-12 victory. Rajala’s scored five runs in the first inning. Connor Helminen started with a double. Drew Larson and Jared Freeman had ...

Running in remembrance: Markham Run fun for all

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HOUGHTON — The Thatcher Markham Memorial Run started in Hancock and ended in Houghton prior to the 2019 bridgefest pride began. Just over 400 participants from near and far gathered to take part in the race. “I think it was a great event,” said race director Ryan Towles. “I think ...

Auto Pro tops DP, 9-4

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SOUTH RANGE — In Portage Lake Little League Minors action Wednesday, Auto Pro Glass & Tire defeated DP Construction, 9-4, at Veterans Field in South Range. Ted Kilpela got the call on the mound for Auto Pro and in four innings of work, he had six strikeouts while only giving up two ...

Legends: Barry was an all-around athlete

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CALUMET — He might not have been the biggest or fastest athlete who ever competed in sports locally. But Calumet’s Fred Barry was talented enough to star in just about any sport he tried. The late Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Famer was a standout in football, hockey, track and baseball, ...

Garnet Garage gets win

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STANTON — The newest and youngest team in the Copper Country Twilight League captured their first win on Thursday and did so in dramatic fashion. Garnet Garage beat REL Inc.-Mohawk Technology, 1-0, on a walk-off error in the bottom of the seventh inning. It was a pitching duel as REL’s ...

Remaining unbeaten

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TAPIOLA — Houghton stayed unbeaten in Over 50 Softball League play Thursday, but not before getting a battle from Chassell. Trailing 7-2 early in the game, Houghton rallied back for a 10-9 win to go to 4-0 on the season. Madajewski was the winning pitcher, with Mitch Lake getting the ...

Xpress’ bats stay hot in win over Houghton Rotary

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STANTON — The bats of Xpress Self Storage remained on fire Wednesday night as they slugged their way to an 18-7 victory over Houghton Rotary in Portage Lake Little League Minors play. What made this win a special one was that everyone in the lineup put the bat on the ball. From their ...

South Range VFW battles back from early deficit to win

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SOUTH RANGE — In Portage Lake Little League Minors action Wednesday at Veterans Field in South Range, for two innings, it appeared that Pat’s Foods was in cruise control, jumping out to a 7-0 lead. South Range VFW’s bats finally got going in the third, and they never looked back, ...

Bruins and Warriors show grit

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If the ongoing National Hockey League and National Basketball Association finals are showing anything, it’s which teams have more sand. The Boston Bruins showed a lot of grit in forcing a Game 7 with a big win over St. Louis on enemy ice. The city of St. Louis had all but conceded that ...

UP All-Star Classic rosters set

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NEWBERRY — Some of the Upper Peninsula’s best high school basketball players from the past season will be in Newberry Saturday for the 34th annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Classic. It will be the first time for the game to be held in Newberry. Other games have been held in Marquette, at ...

Tervo scores three late to top Superior Service

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SOUTH RANGE — The rain held off for Superior Service (3-6) and Tervo Agency’s Portage Lake Little League Majors matchup on Tuesday in South Range. Infield outs late in the game allowed Tervo, who improved to 5-3 on the season, to sneak away with an 8-6 win. “Eli Heathman did a great ...

Minors roundup: DP wins, Rotary, SR VFW tie

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DP Construction 16, Rajala’s Kitchens 6 SOUTH RANGE — In Portage Lake Little League Minors action Monday, DP Construction earned a 16-6 win over Rajala’s Kitchens at Veterans Field in South Range. Casey Hiller was strong on the mound, with six strikeouts over four innings to earn the ...

Final track results for Division 3 girls UP Finals

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Division 3 Girls Team: 1. Lake Linden-Hubbell 112, 2. North Dickinson 62, 3. Mid-Peninsula 56, 4. Brimley 45, 5. Stephenson 42, 6. Chassell 35.5, 7. Pickford 33, 8. Rudyard 28, 8. Ontonagon 28, 10. Cedarville 23, 11. Baraga 16, 12. Bessemer 12, 13. Rapid River 10.5, 14. Ojibwe 8, 14. ...

Shottle Bop claim runners-up in Wisconsin

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APPLETON — The Shottle Bop Frisbee team from Hancock took second place at the Wisconsin State Frisbee Championship last weekend, losing to the Appleton Assassins in the finals in two games. The Shottle Bop won the tournament in 2017. Next up is the 62nd Coca-Cola International Frisbee ...