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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 ...

Hero’s welcome: Gremlins greeted at home

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HOUGHTON — With a 4-1 loss Saturday, the magical run the Houghton Gremlins hockey team had been on came to a screeching halt against a very talented Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets team in the Division 3 state final contest at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. Sunday, the team ...

About time: Panthers top Jets to earn first district since 2005

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BESSEMER — Ewen-Trout Creek showed the different ways it can win during this week’s Division 4 District 97 tournament. In Wednesday’s semifinal win over Ontonagon, they went inside to Abbie LeGault and she dominated with 19 points and 17 rebounds. In Friday night’s final, Jeffers ...

Lots of fun, learning had during Hockey Saturday

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Saturday was a very busy day at the Houghton County Arena and the Dee Stadium as the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association held their annual Jim Markham Memorial Hockey Saturday. Hancock Fire 7, Houghton Fire 3 Houghton Fire faced the Hancock Fire in 8U action. Houghton came out hot in ...

Just short: Calumet falls to West Iron County

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CALUMET – The Calumet High School Gym was loud and noisy Friday night as the hometown Copper Kings girls basketball team battled the visiting West Iron County Wykons for the Division 3 District 65 championship title. In the end, the Wykons made more noise on the floor and defeated Calumet, ...

Vikings hold off Panthers to earn district crown

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CHASSELL — It was a battle between strong defenses Friday night in the Ed Helakoski Memorial Gym as the Chassell Panthers battled the visiting Baraga Vikings for the Division 45 District 98 title in girls basketball. When the smoke cleared at the end of the evening, the Panthers gave a ...

Gremlins prepared to face Pioneers in semifinals

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PLYMOUTH — With a 4-1 win Wednesday over the Alpena Wildcats, the Houghton Gremlins hockey team earned a spot in the Division 3 state semifinals Friday morning at 11 a.m. The Gremlins are facing the Riverview Gabriel Richard Pioneers, a team that needed overtime to defeat the Ann Arbor ...

Vikings take fight to Dawgs: Baraga defeats Hancock 43-32

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BARAGA — The better team won Wednesday night in Division 4 District 98 semifinal basketball action. That team was the Baraga Vikings as they defeated the visiting Hancock Bulldogs, 43-32, in the Baraga Gym. “It was a great win for us,” said Vikings coach Tom Goodreau. “This was the ...

Gremlins use 3-goal third to advance

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Houghton Gremlins hockey team is headed to the Final Four in Division 3. Justin Norkol scored twice and Jett Heinonen broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period to tip the game in the Gremlins’ favor and give them enough offense to top Alpena during a 4-1 win in ...

Huskies still battling consistency as they head to face Falcons

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Despite falling in both games last weekend against Northern Michigan, Huskies coach Joe Shawhan liked his team’s effort on Friday. The Huskies had spent the week preparing for senior winger Troy Loggins, who had five goals on the weekend, and senior goaltender Atte ...

Gremlins’ season ends in Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — On a bitterly cold day, things were heating up inside the Gladstone gym as two teams battled it out in a Division 2 district semifinal here Wednesday. The Gladstone girls’ basketball team came back in the second half to secure a win over the Houghton Gremlins 61-42. The Braves ...

Jets advance to face Panthers with win

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BESSEMER — The Wakefield-Marenisco girls basketball team had its sights set on winning their first district tournament since 2006, but it was not meant to be as Jeffers blitzed the Cardinals 57-25 in the MHSAA Division 4 District 97 semifinals on Wednesday night. Jeffers will square off ...

Ski Tigers do it again, win 7th straight state title

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MARQUETTE — Three weeks ago, the Copper Country Ski Tigers did something normally seen in sports other than skiing as they earned their seventh straight state title on the Al Quaal trails in Ishpeming. Heavy snow totals delayed the opening of the weekend as groomers could not get out on the ...

Cruise control: Copper Kings roll over Red Devils, 72-49

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CALUMET — It turned into pretty much a stroll in the park for the Calumet Copper Kings in Wednesday night’s Division 3 District 65 Tournament girls basketball semifinal against Ironwood Wednesday night. Playing in front of their home crowd, the Copper Kings had little trouble rolling to a ...

Experienced Panthers defeat young Blue Bolts squad

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CHASSELL — Sometimes with age comes experience. The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts girls basketball team, who are composed of seven freshman or younger players, found it difficult to meet the challenge of a stronger, faster, and quite frankly, older Chassell Panthers team. The ...