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Purple Hornets’ Dowd runs rampant in win over Miners

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BESSEMER — L'Anse coach Mark Leaf tried to alert football fans as to what a good football player Purple Hornet tailback Jonah Dowd was in the pigskin preview The Daily Globe does each week. But Dowd put on a performance rarely seen in these parts as L'Anse thumped Gogebic 34-6 in West-PAC ...

Gremlins cruise to victory over Patriots in home opener

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HOUGHTON — After a number of away games in tournaments to start the season, the Houghton Gremlins volleyball team finally had a chance to show their home crowd what they are capable of as they beat the visiting Westwood Patriots, 25-14, 25-15, 25-12. Gremlins coach John Christianson has ...

Jets shock Bulldogs with strong road performance

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HANCOCK — It was a volleyball thriller being shown not on the big screen but rather on the floor of Hancock Gym on Thursday night. In the starring roles were the Hancock Bulldogs and the Jeffers Jets. In the end, the Jets took home an “Emmy” for their magnificent performance. They ...

Mountaineers outlast Copper Kings in five sets

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain salvaged the fifth set to edge Calumet 3-2 in West PAC action Thursday. The Mountaineers took the first two games before collapsing. The Copper Kings stormed back to take the next two games and force the fifth set. Iron Mountain won the first two sets by ...

Lakes defeat Speedgirls in straight sets

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BESSEMER — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes needed just three sets to defeat the host Bessemer Speedgirls, 25-6, 25-12, 25-4, on the road Thursday. Mariah Willmer led the way for the Lakes with 11 kills on 15 hits for a hitting percentage of .733 for the night. She also picked up an ace along ...

History made: Jeffers overpowers Baraga in 3-1 for first home win

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PAINESDALE — It was history in the making Tuesday night at the Jeffers High School gym. The girls volleyball team returned to the court after decades of being away. For the last decade, the Jets had been a part of the Chassell Panthers, so it was hard to say just what fans would be subject to ...

Old Yon was right on question

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The late Yon Paananen was a bit of a sports legend in the four-county area. The Alston native played either baseball or softball in eight different decades - starting in the early 1930s with the Pelkie town team. A man of a few words, Paananen usually had little to say about anything. But ...

Dollar Bay falls to Hancock at home

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DOLLAR BAY — On Tuesday, the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts fell to the Hancock Bulldogs at home. A short bench and a lot of late passes made the opening set a quick one, 7-25. The hosts were quicker on the serve receive in the second set but still fell short, 11-25. With the final set ...

Track champions crowned in Wisconsin

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EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Eagle River Speedway champions, in all classes, were crowned Friday night. Of the six classes which run on the legendary tri-oval, which run on a weekly basis, four have new champions. Before the thrill of racing for a class championship even began, the night started ...

Purple Hornets fall to Gwinn in four sets on road

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GWINN — The L'Anse Purple Hornets played in Gwinn Tuesday against the Modeltowners, and falling in four sets, 23-25, 12-25, 25-20, and 13-25. “On our side, there was a lot of flatlining,” said Purple Hornets head coach Callie Budweg. “We would have spurts of good plays and then we ...

Trails Fest provides enjoyment for everyone involved

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COPPER HARBOR — The 25th annual Bell’s Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival took place this weekend in Copper Harbor as one final salute to summer with a cross country run and mountain bike races, along with food, music and adult beverages. Ben Ciavola, president of the Copper Harbor Trails ...

All tied up: Battle of Huskies ends in overtime draw

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HOUGHTON — Rain hung heavy in the clouds above Sherman Field Saturday as two schools with Huskies for nicknames battled for 90 minutes on the soccer pitch. In what might seem like a fitting ending, Michigan Tech and St. Cloud State fought hard only to end up in a 2-2 draw that saw the hosts ...

Lions tamed by huge first quarter for Falcons

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HANCOCK — Take away the first quarter of Saturday's college football game between the Concordia College Falcon and the Finlandia Lions, and you would have had a tightly-contested game. Unfortunately for the Lions, football is comprised of four quarters and the visiting Falcons easily took ...

Trails Fest set for this weekend in Copper Harbor

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This weekend in Copper Harbor, the final event of the 2018 mountain biking season will be taking place, the 25th annual Bell’s Beer Trails Fest. Nathan Miller, who serves as the executive director of the Copper Harbor Trails Club, is excited about the weekend. “We’ve been doing it ...

Lakes fall to Hematites, 38-12

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ISHPEMING — Wham! Wham! Wham! Those were the kinds of crushing blocks that the Ishpeming football team hit Lake Linden-Hubbell with Friday night. As a result of those blocks, the Hematites running game had a fun evening, racking up 416 yards as Ishpeming romped over the Lakes 38-12. ...