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Lakes fall in season opener to Knights, 54-32

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LAKE LINDEN — Two of the better Class D football teams in the Upper Peninsula got together Saturday afternoon at Ron Warner Field. But after the smoke had cleared on a steamy day, it was the visiting Norway Knights who bested the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes by a 54-32 score. Lakes skipper ...

Houghton blanked by Westwood, 42-0, on rain-soaked night

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HOUGHTON — The Westwood Patriots walked onto Michigan Tech’s Sherman Field prepared to play a 48 minute WestPAC Copper Division game for their season opener against the Houghton Gremlins Friday night. Westwood head coach Scott Syrjala was pleased that his Patriots jumped out to a quick ...

Calumet’s experience shows through in 48-6 defeat of Gogebic

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BESSEMER — Calumet head coach John Croze likes to ground and pound the ball on offense and play physical defense and his Calumet Copper Kings did both very well in the season opener against the Gogebic Miners. Calumet rolled over Gogebic 48-6 at Massie Field on Friday night. Miner coach ...

Grindland excited for opportunity with Huskies

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HOUGHTON — Much of the success head coach Matt Jennings and the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball program has had over the past four years has been due to the quality play of a pair of middle blockers in Lauren Emmert and Stephanie Dietrich. With both having graduated after the 2017 season ...

Gladiators blank Rapid River, 38-0

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets opened their football season on a positive note Friday night as they blanked the Ontonagon Gladiators 38-0 in an eight-player contest. Rapid River scored on its first play from scrimmage on Brent Lundquist’s 70-yard pass to Tyler Sundling and made it ...

Finlandia women’s soccer looks for more consistency in 2018

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HANCOCK — After a 1-11-1 record in 2017, it is not surprising that the Finlandia Lions went in a different direction at the helm for 2018. Head coach Jordan Andrews returns to the program he had previously been an assistant with. Jumping on board quickly after 2017 came to a close, Andrews ...

Woodworth earns victory in PLGC Ladies’ Club Championship

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HOUGHTON — Local golfer Zoe Woodworth needed just 18 holes of stroke play Tuesday to take the Portage Lake Golf Course’s Ladies’ Club Championship. The former Colorado Mesa University starter shot a four-over 76, which was 11 shots better than Melissa Stein’s 87, giving Woodworth the ...

Monticello tops Hauswirth to win Jazzy Giroux

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CALUMET — High drama hit the Calumet Golf Club on Sunday, Aug. 6 as Jay Monticello, who had tied for medalist on Saturday, needed an extra hole in match play to earn the 2018 Jazzy Giroux Memorial Shortstop over former tournament champion Kyle Hauswirth. Monticello finished in a three-way ...

Houghton uses fast start to earn Over 50 title

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TAPIOLA — Arnie Putala knew his team faced an uphill battle Thursday night when it met Houghton for the Over 50 Softball League playoff championship. “We haven't beaten them all season,” the Chassell manager, Putala, after an 8-4 defeat at the hands of their rivals. “When we allowed ...

Calumet High School names Athletic Hall of Fame for 2018

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Calumet High School is excited to announce that it will induct the Class of 2018 into the Calumet High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event will start at 11:00 a.m. with a coffee social in the CLK Schools Commons. The hall of fame induction ceremony is free of charge ...

Chassell volleyball back on its own

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CHASSELL — Chassell High School head volleyball coach Karli Michaels is honest and up front as she looks ahead to the upcoming Panthers volleyball season. “It is going to be a rebuilding season,” said Michaels, “and that's okay. It comes with the territory.” This year's team will ...

Getting warmed up

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Jamie Glenn/Daily Mining Gazette Golfers make some last minute preparations before the Campioni’s/Pat’s Foods golf outing at the Portage Lake Golf Course Wednesday.

The B1G 10 is facing major issue

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The lessons learned in the past apparently didn't stick with some B1G 10 coaches and athletic directors. The conference, which I liked better when it had just ten teams, is facing problems bigger than wins and losses. One only has to look at the scandals at Ohio State and Maryland this ...

Hancock hopeful for a better volleyball season

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HANCOCK — Sarah Geiger is in her fifth year as the head volleyball coach at Hancock High School. Despite a tough losing season last year (3-10), Geiger is hopeful that her returning players can turn that around and make it a winning season. “We lost only a few seniors last year,” ...