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Copper Kings continue to find ways to win

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings volleyball team just keeps on winning and winning big. On Thursday, they defeated a young Westwood Patriots squad, 25-9, 25-9 and 25-23. "I loved it as the girls came out on fire," said Calumet coach Matt Laho. "We are starting to advance to the next step ...

Jets battle back but fall in 5 to Speedgirls

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JEFFERS — Despite a slow first set on both sides of the net to start out the night, the Bessemer Speedgirls beat the Jeffers Jets in five evenly-matched sets 25- 17, 25-23, 12-25, 23-25 and 15-10 on Tuesday at the Jeffers Gym. It was a hard-fought match for both teams, but despite their ...

Bulldogs hold off Hematites in four-set win

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HANCOCK — Hancock held off a rallying Ishpeming team and notched a four-set WestPAC volleyball win Thursday night at the Hancock Gym. "I thought it was very evenly matched," Hancock coach Sarah Grieger said after her team's 25-18, 22-25, 27-25, 25-18 victory. "It was a good win for us to get ...

Hockey season in swing

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With the playing of the annual Black and Gold game Saturday night, and the start of the NHL season taking place last Wednesday, hockey season is in swing. At the NHL level, we have already been treated to some crazy, high-scoring affairs, starting with Washington’s 7-0 blanking of Boston ...

Game on: Huskies hold annual Black and Gold game

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HOUGHTON — With 11 new faces for the coaching staff to evaluate prior to next weekend’s season-opening series with the defending national champion Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, the Michigan Tech Huskies held their annual Black and Gold game Saturday. At the end of the evening, the real winners ...

Lakes score late, but come up short against Mustangs at home

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LAKE LINDEN — It was too little, too late as the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes could not mount a late fourth-quarter comeback to overtake the Munising Mustangs. The Lakes had held a two-point lead up until the four quarter. However, the Mustangs put 14 points on the scoreboard in the last 12 ...

Strong defense not enough as Lions fall to Hornets

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HANCOCK — The learning curve for a football team can often be a steep one. Especially once a team enters a conference like the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Just how steep was discovered by Finlandia University in Saturday's Homecoming game versus Kalamazoo College at ...

Finlandia downs Mount Mary Sunday

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HANCOCK — Finlandia seniors Haley Makela and Kallan Morris went out in style as the Finlandia University women's soccer team defeated the Mount Mary Blue Angels, 9-0, Sunday morning at McAfee Field. It was the duo's last home games of their Finlandia careers. Finlandia's head coach ...

Heating up: Copper Kings roll over Modeltowners in 3 sets

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CALUMET — If you ask a coach when they want their team to start putting it all together, most coaches would suggest that the second half of the year, as the conference or district tournament looms just on the horizon, would be an ideal time. Based on the stretch the Calumet Copper Kings are ...

Still the one: Calumet cruises to shutout of Houghton

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CALUMET — On a cold, foggy Friday night, both combantants came out swinging. The Houghton Gremlins, winners of three in a row, were fired up to face the Calumet Copper Kings for football on the road at Agassiz Field. The Gremlins began the game on a four-game winning streak in which their ...

Panthers girls, Hematites boys win on Tech Trails Thursday

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HOUGHTON — Despite a late afternoon sun shining through on the Tech Trails, the Houghton Gremlins Cross Country Invitational took place on cold Thursday afternoon. The Chassell Panthers won the girls’ side with an overall score of 45 and the Ishpeming Hematites won the boys competition with ...

Iron Mountain gives Hancock 5th straight loss

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HANCOCK — Friday night's football game between the Iron Mountain Mountaineers and the Hancock Bulldogs was divided into two sections. The homestanding Bulldogs won the first half at McAfee Field, while the Mountaineers took the second. When it was all added up, the Mountaineers had a ...

Huskies ready for Battle at the Ballpark against Bulldogs

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies football team heads south this weekend for a matchup against the Ferris State Bulldogs. The game is being billed as the “Battle at the Ballpark” as it is being played at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan. The baseball stadium is ...

Bliss looks to create plays for the Huskies this season

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HOUGHTON — After tying for ninth in scoring in the United States Hockey League (USHL) last season, forward Trenton Bliss comes to Houghton looking to build off a season where he exploded offensively. Scoring 34 goals and 55 points last season with the Green Bay Gamblers, Bliss is joining the ...

Finlandia hosts Kalamazoo while still searching for first win

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HANCOCK — Coming off a rugged introduction to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Finlandia University football will host a very good Kalamazoo team Saturday. The Lions were thumped by Olivet College by a 72-7 score last weekend in a game FU coach Travis Wiltzius said ...

Barnstormers were common

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SOUTH RANGE — In a bygone era in this country, barnstorming major league baseball players were common. That is a tough concept to understand nowadays with all the millions of dollars being tossed around among current players. George Kell, a Hall of Fame third baseman with the Detroit ...

L’Anse falls at home to Westwood

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L’ANSE — Sometimes, a team’s best is not quite good enough. The L’Anse Purple Hornets ran into that Friday night in a 22-0 loss to the Westwood Patriots at Volunteer Field in L’Anse. Despite the loss, L’Anse coach Mark Leaf was proud of the effort put forth by his football team ...

Early returns: Finlandia seeing some early soccer success

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HANCOCK — The 2018 season has been one unlike any other for the Finlandia Lions women’s soccer program. The Lions are already 6-1-1 overall with their lone loss coming at the hands of the Northern Michigan Wildcats. With seven games left in the regular season, coach Jordan Andrews said a ...

Golf’s crazy week, and the curse

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While watching some of the Ryder Cup matches over the weekend, I had to wonder whatever happened to the once-gentile sport of golf. The spectators at the matches in Paris, France (not Texas), appeared like they came straight of the set of the movie, “Happy Gilmore.” The unruly crowd ...