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Area cyclists to compete in restored hillclimb in South Range

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Local motorcyclists will be competing at this Saturday’s MASTERS-Ojibwa Casino Motorcycle Hillclimb in South Range. One of them is the brother of a motorcyclist who was a repeat winner at this steep bluff when they ran hillclimbs in the 1970’s and 80’s. That rider is Ontonagon’s ...

Make it six: SNB-Stanton continues climb with sixth in a row

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HANCOCK — Superior National Bank-Stanton kept their winning streak going with their sixth straight victory Tuesday night against Dean Kangas State Farm at the Hancock Driving Park. Building off seven runs in the first two innings, SNB-Stanton won 12-2, thanks to the mercy rule after just six ...

Five bells for James signing

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Back in the old days of newspapers, there used to be a bell system from the Associated Press that would signify when a major event in the world was taking place. Two or three bells on the teletype machine would be for events like crowning of a king or something like that. Four bells could ...

Hancock Bottling wins junior/senior title with 4-1 win

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STANTON — Stellar defense and steady bats led Hancock Bottling to a 4-1 victory over Lighthouse in Hancock in the junior/senior championship game on Monday. For the most part, it was a well-fought battle. At the end of the day, one too many costly errors on the Lighthouse side cost them ...

Majors champions

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David Archambeau/Daliy Mining Gazette Members of J. Peltier pose after winning the Little League majors title on Saturday afternoon over River Valley Bank, 13-6.

Auto Pro cruises to win in women’s fastpitch softball

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LAKE LINDEN — Auto Pro started hitting from the get-go Monday night against Mattila Rock and Dock and never stopped in registering an 18-0 mercy rule win. The victors put four runs across in the first inning against Diane Mattila as Taylor Shepeard and Kenzie Brunet had key ...

Taking your daughter to work gets a new meaning for local family

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For Brad Pennala and several members of his family, it all started with a gift. His wife, Sara, who knew that her husband loved working out, but also knew that he had struggled to find time to hit a gym as their family had grown in size to 11, gave him the gift of a lifetime by signing him up ...

Tie at the top after Chassell earns victory in Over 50 softball

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TAPIOLA — Chassell moved into a first-place tie in the Over 50 Softball League Thursday night. Chassell pounded out 21 hits in a 13-3 win over South Range as Pat Duguay had four hits for the winners, who improved to 4-3. Winning pitcher Steve Giddings and Charlie Kemppainen chipped in ...

Start me up

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David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette A group of motocross racers try to get off to a fast start at last year’s race. This year’s competition takes place this weekend.

Scoring spree:

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HANCOCK — The American Legion Post 186 Copper Country Flames are looking for one thing out of starting pitcher Carter Nettell each and every start: consistency. After surrendering two runs in the top of the first inning Wednesday, including one on a bases loaded walk, the Flames got just what ...

Seven Up: State Farm earns victory with seven-run inning

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HANCOCK — Dean Kangas State Farm spotted REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies a quick 2-0 lead in Tuesday night's game at the Hancock Driving Park. Then the Hancock team had to rely on the pitching of Brady Turner to register an important 7-3 Twilight League victory. “It's a good thing we had ...

Klingbeil was always positive

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It was just one play among many in a long athletic career for Chuck Klingbeil. The late Houghton High athlete, who passed away earlier this week, was playing for the Miami Dolphins in a 1991 game against the Green Bay Packers. Packers quarterback Don Majkowski faded back into his own end ...

Junior-aged competitors take on Portage Lake Golf Course

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HOUGHTON — It was a beautiful day for golf at the Portage Lake Golf Course as close to two dozen youngsters took part in the first Junior Tournament of the summer. According to Portage Lake's assistant golf professional Paul Sintkowski, the tournament for players 17 and under is a ...

Swinging softball

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David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette The Daily Mining Gazette’s own Brandon Mukavetz connects with a pitch for a single during a slowpitch softball game Monday evening.

3-Woman Scramble winners

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Photo provided to the Daily Mining Gazette Shown are the winners of the 3-Woman Scramble held Monday at the Calumet Golf Club. The team members are (from left to right): Maurine Schick, Sara Dudenas and Laura Shawn. The team of Ecklund, Scholie, and Johnson won First Flight while Richards, ...

Loading Zone II/Calumet Golf Club takes two in women’s softball

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CALUMET — It was a chilly evening at the Calumet Legion Park Monday. The cold weather did not squelch the hot bats of the ladies from Loading Zone II/Calumet Golf Club as they defeated Superior National Bank (SNB), 10-8, in the first game and then Auto Pro Glass and Tire in the nightcap, ...