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All together: Stonelake Invitational is a family golf affair

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HOUGHTON — More than 150 golfers teed off Saturday morning at the Portage Lake Golf Course as part of the Stonelake Invitational. “It (the tournament) has been going on for at least 25 years,” said course manager Mark Maroste. The day of golf is named after long-time Portage Lake ...

Girls softball teams pitch in to help

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HUBBELL — The Range Bank and Sweet Treats Little League softball teams were supposed to be on opposite sides Wednesday night. Instead, the two teams traded their baseball mitts for work gloves and joined forces to help clean mud from yards in Hubbell, one of the areas hardest hit by ...

Injury cut short Dobbek’s potential

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ONTONAGON — His name was once mentioned in the same breath as Minnesota Twins sluggers Harmon Killebrew and Bob Allison. But Ontonagon native Dan Dobbek saw his baseball career shortened by an injury, and never could reach the same heights as the late Hall-of-Fame great Killebrew. Dobbek ...

Houghton jumps into first place

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TAPIOLA — Houghton took over first place in the 50 and Over Softball League by knocking off South Range Thursday night. Now 5-1 on the season, Houghton used the five-hit pitching of Steve Dunstan to down Range by a 13-3 score. Kevin Tormala, Tom Legault, Jim Perrin and Dunstan rapped out ...

Harsh reality: Local trails took beating due to flash flooding

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On Saturday, June 16, the Michigan Tech Trails were well-groomed and full of mountain bike riders as part of the third annual Keweenaw Tread Fest. By the afternoon Sunday, those same trails were destroyed due to around seven inches of rain that dumped on the Houghton county area in about four ...

World Cup has little to offer

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It's an argument (call it a discussion) that I've had more than a few times. But I'll reiterate again: The FIFA World Cup, now going on in Russia, has very little to offer the sports fans in this country. Oh, I'm well aware that soccer, by a large margin, is the most popular sport in the ...

Jet set to join Huskies

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Photo provided to the Daliy Mining Gazette Jets football player Michael Johsnson signs to walk on to the Huskies’ football team. Show in the back are: Athletic Director Steve Lyshinski and HCH football coach Ted Holmstrom. Joining Johson in the front row: Janelle, left, and Darin Johnson.

Superior National Bank tops Northern Michigan

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CALUMET — In a game matching up two of the better pitchers in the league, Superior National Bank (SNB) scored a 9-3 Copper Country Women's Softball League win over Northern Michigan Land Brokers Wednesday night. SNB hurler Adena Anderson was able to outlast Isabelle Cleary of Northern ...

Lyons brings a sense of balance to work, athletics

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ESCANABA — There are a ton of awards and accomplishments in the high school career of Laura Lyons, but the recent Lake Linden-Hubbell graduate remains extremely well grounded. “I have to prioritize,” she said in a recent telephone conversation from Fortune Lake, near Crystal Falls, ...

Winning big: SNB-Stanton routes State Farm, 16-6

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HANCOCK — Stanton National Bank-Stanton player-manager Daron Durocher couldn't remember the last time his team had put up a 10-run inning, and Durocher has been around the diamond for a long time. However, one thing he is certain about is that 10 runs in one go around feels good. ...

Field work unaffected

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Daver Karnosky/Daily Mining Gazette Despite Sunday’s devastating storms, Sherman Field’s bleacher construction appeared to not need extra cleanup Tuesday before work could continue.

Flames drop 3 of 4 on busy weekend

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MENOMINEE - After a split with the Marquette Blues on Saturday, the American Legion Post 186 Copper Country Flames looked to build off their victory with a strong showing against the Menominee Red Wave on Sunday. Unfortunately, the Red Wave splashed over the Flames, dousing them twice, 12-4 and ...

Team camp in full swing

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Eddie O’Neill/Daily Mining Gazette Basketball team camp was in full swing Friday afternoon in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Development Complex on the Michigan Tech campus.

Rolling on: Tread Fest successful despite stormy weather

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More than 50 mountain-bike enthusiasts hit the Michigan Tech Trails on Saturday morning for the third-annual Keweenaw Tread Fest. It was a beautiful day for a ride with temperatures hovering around 70 degrees and a course well-marked and ready to be ridden. The day consisted of three races. ...

Hill competes at nationals

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GRAND RAPIDS — Luke Hill, 11-year-old weightlifter, competed Friday at the Youth Nationals. In the Weight Category 50 of the 13 and under competition, Hill struggled to match what his fellow competitors were able to do, finishing 11th out of 11 competitors with a total score of 68.1691. ...

Repeat winners in Bridgefest Tennis

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HANCOCK — For the first time in the 10-year history of the Bridgefest Tennis Tournament, Micah Heath and Deepak Kulkarni repeated as champions, winning in convincing fashion over Bob Grasseschi and Dan Greenlee, 8-1. With usable weather at a premium, the tournament schedule was adjusted ...