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District 8 champs

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CALUMET — The Copper Island Printing 10U team defeated Dickinson Area Hockey Association in the championship game to earn the District 8 title in late February. The team qualified for the championship by going undefeated in pool play.

Confessions from a last-place tournament team

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“Know anybody over 30 who would be interested in playing this weekend in old timers?” was the question that hit my phone via text message on Monday afternoon while I was in the office. “Ambo is a few short apparently,” was the message that followed. Those two texts were from a ...

Excitement had at Adventure Mountain

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GREENLAND — Fans and racers came out to see Terra-X racing at Adventure Mountain in Greenland on Saturday. They were treated by a lot of sunshine and snow and got to see snowmobilers go through a winding course up and down the former ski hill. In the Pat’s Motorsports Pro Open Stock, ...

Vikings tweeking game plan for St. Ignace

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BARAGA — The Baraga Vikings are five games into the postseason with their most recent 45-40 win over the Stephenson Eagles who finished the season 12-10 on Wednesday. The taller team proved to be a challenge for the Vikings, who took to the free throw line to gain separation. “It was a ...

Bolts take next step: Dollar Bay looks forward to rematch

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Turn back the clock to this time last season and you would find the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City boys basketball team (23-3) in the same place that they are this year, ready for Thursday’s Division 4 semifinal matchup at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. For ...

Vikings’ ship still afloat: Baraga wins regional

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KINGSFORD — The record will forever show Reide Osterman scored two points in Wednesday’s Division 4 girls’ regional basketball final at Kingsford High School. Those could not have come at a better time for the freshman guard as she drained a pair of free throws in the final 11.1 ...

Little League registration Tuesday night at HoCo

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HANCOCK — On Tuesday, Portage Lake Little League will hold its 2019 season registration at Houghton County Arena in Hancock. Those interested in signing up in person can do so from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for baseball, softball, machine pitch and t-ball. If parents wish to sign their child up ...

Toughness is mental and physical

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One often hears about a sports team being physically tough. But that’s a term, while overused, that also pertains to being mentally tough. A good example of that came during the Michigan-Michigan State basketball game this past weekend. The Spartans, missing two starters in Josh ...

Return to form: Bolts heading to Breslin

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ESCANABA — The final 3.2 seconds of Tuesday’s Division 4 state quarterfinal basketball game could not run out fast enough for the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City boys. After Dollar Bay sophomore Connor LeClaire sank a pair of free throws, the Pellston Hornets could only wish to get a good shot ...

Finding a way to win: Baraga uses fan support to their advantage

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The Baraga Vikings girls basketball team has advanced to the Division 4 Region 25 title game after running past the Munising Mustangs for a 57-42 win on Monday. With their victory over the Mustangs in the books, the Vikings are preparing for a taller Stephenson squad on Wednesday. “What ...

‘Inner city’ champions from Calumet

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Photo provided to the Daily Mining Gazette Pictured in the front row (left to right): Chaice Binder, Liam deBeaubien, Robert Loukus, Orrin Basto, Tanner Hendrickson, Lewis Nagel. Back row: Landen Abramson, Jett Stites, Riley Kilunen and Ethan Harter. Coaches Dan deBeaubien, Tim Stites and ...

Strong putting lessons learned to good use with Duluth

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DULUTH, Minn. — It was a long Sunday for Houghton native Abbey Strong. She and four cohorts spent a day on the phone, and in front of the television, watching. It was “Selection Sunday” in the world of NCAA Division I women’s hockey and the fate of four teams laid in her hands. Strong ...

Bolt strike: Breslin Center goal on Blue Bolts’ minds

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ESCANABA — The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts boys basketball team (20-4) is gearing up to face the Pellston Hornets (23-2) in Escanaba on Tuesday in a Division 4 quarterfinal game after beating Crystal Falls Forest Park, 64-48, last Thursday. Unsurprisingly, Blue Bolts coach Jesse ...

Panthers season ends with loss

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KINGSFORD — Stephenson’s game plan produced results in the third quarter and floored Ewen-Trout Creek 60-41 in a Division 4 Region 25 girls basketball semifinal Monday. The Eagles (12-9) and the young Baraga Vikings (20-3) will square off at 6 p.m. Wednesday for the regional championship ...