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Sayen’s Auto wins PL Minors title, 2-0

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In the Portage Lake Little League Minors Championship last week, Sayen's Auto defeated Pat's Foods 2-0.  The game featured a pitching duel between Jack Sayen and Benny Kerranen.  Sayen finished with a complete game, giving up only one hit and one walk. Kerranen went four innings, ...

Several teams travel to Stanton for Leo Durocher Tournament

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STANTON — The baseball team from L'Anse is excited as they make their debut in this weekend's Leo Durocher Memorial Tournament. According to coach Chad Cichosz, who is the head coach for the L'Anse High School's baseball team, his team will consist of a number of high-school players and some ...

Leo Durocher Tournament: a summer tradition

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While no one can put an exact date on when the Copper Country Twilight League baseball started, they can tell you that the late Leo Durocher is synonymous with it. So much so, in fact, that the boys of summer here in the Keweenaw named a tournament in his honor. It will kick off tonight at ...

Portage Lake Majors take district title with win over Ishpeming

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IRONWOOD — It’s never easy to beat a team twice in the same tournament. That was the task set in front of the Portage Lake Majors (12U) All-Stars Thursday night as they faced Ishpeming, a team that put a scare into them earlier this week. Rather than fall behind early, like they did this ...

Tony Bukovich was an athlete in truest sense of word

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PAINESDALE — He was a great hockey player, probably one of the finest in Copper Country history. But the late Tony Bukovich could also play baseball very well. And he was a sports ambassador for the Copper Country. The Painesdale native was said to have been the only athlete in the area who ...

Play Ball: Veteran umpire ready for Twilight tourney

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Don Geiger knows the strike zone. “It is from the letters on the chest down to the knees,” he said. He also knows that there are a number of ballplayers out there who “think” they know it better. “Everyone's got an opinion,” said the 65-year-old umpire with a smile. ...

A major accomplishment

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Photo provided to the Daily Mining Gazette Upper Peninsula Audiology won the Majors Championship in Little League Softball last Monday, defeating U-Haul, 13-12. U.P. Audiology went undefeated on the season

Errors prove costly for Loading Zone in loss

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LAKE LINDEN — “Walks and errors will kill you,” the expression goes in baseball. The axiom is also true in women's fastpitch softball as seen at the Boneyard on Wednesday. Auto Pro Glass and Tire defeated Loading Zone II/Calumet Golf Club, 12-6, in part due to missed balls and ...

The value of a farm system

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Organizers of the past realized the importance of having young players ready to take over for veterans. People like the late Merv Klemett, Rick Miller and Leo Durocher were especially aware of that factor. Klemett had great success in the Twilight League by having a few youngsters prepared ...

REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies snaps SNB-Stanton’s streak

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HANCOCK — REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies made a strong showing at the Hancock Driving Park Tuesday night. They knew they were going to have their hands full with a hot Superior National Bank-Stanton coming into the night having won their previous seven contests. SNB-Stanton scored three in ...

Portage Lake Majors remain undefeated in district tournament

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IRONWOOD — After winning their opening two games of the District 11 Tournament in Ironwood, the Portage Lake Little League Majors All-Stars came into Tuesday’s matchup with Marquette looking for a third win and an automatic berth in the championship series. With a 12-2 victory in four ...

King of the Hill: Chopp wins Hillclimb in South Range Saturday

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Racers from four states competed at the The Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers (MASTERS)-Ojibwa Casino Motorcycle Hillclimb in South Range this past Saturday. Atlantic Mine’s Mike Chopp won the Triest Forest Products-Vollwerth’s King of the Hill, along with the Eagle Radio-Daily ...

Gutsy effort: Assassins retain cup for third straight year

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CALUMET — It was a back and forth battle on Sunday at Agassiz Field between the Appleton Assassins and the Boomtown Saints from Lansing, Michigan. The Assassins prevailed and drank from the Nachazel Cup as winners of the International Frisbee Tournament (IFT) for the third time in a row. It ...

Portage Lake power surge as team scores 56 runs

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MARQUETTE — The Portage Lake Junior Little League team is bringing a trophy back to the Keweenaw Peninsula after a two-game sweep of Marquette in the District 11 tournament at the Marquette North Field complex on Saturday afternoon. Portage Lake took a 21-4 victory in Game 1 before cranking ...

Portage Lake Majors in driver’s seat with two wins

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IRONWOOD — With a pair of wins over the weekend, the Portage Lake Little League Majors All-Star team earned a much-needed day of rest before facing the other undefeated team in the district tournament. It's the kind of advantage that manager Wes Frahm is looking for. “You want to be ...