Sports

Hancock sweeps L’Anse 4-3, 6-5 to take 1st in conference

Local Sports

HANCOCK — Don't look now, but the Hancock Bulldogs are on top of the West-PAC baseball standings. Hancock took a doubleheader from the L'Anse Purple Hornets Tuesday afternoon by scores of 4-3 and 6-5 at a cold and windy Hancock Driving Park. The sweep lifted HCHS to 5-1 in league action, ...

Houghton sweeps Kingsford traingular meet

Local Sports

BY THE IRON MOUNTAIN DAILY NEWS KINGSFORD — Houghton slipped past Kingsford in the final event and captured a boys triangular track meet Tuesday at Flivver Field. The Gremlins scored 74 points to beat the Flivvers, 71, and Wykons, 29. Kingsford held a 71-69 lead entering the ...

Houghton girls win Kiwanis Invite

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The weather has not been kind to golfers this spring with the rain and cold keeping some off the links. However that hasn’t been the case for the Escanaba Eskymos, who have gotten in some sessions and it showed Tuesday during the Kiwanis Invitational at the Northern Michigan ...

Calumet baseball sweeps Gogebic

Local Sports

WOLVERINE — The Calumet Copper Kings baseball team took both games of a doubleheader against the Gogebic Miners Tuesday evening at Wolverine Field. The Copper Kings scored four runs over the final two innings to win the opener, 8-4. In the nightcap, Calumet scored a run in the bottom of the ...

Baseball in area comes back

Sports columns

There was a time when baseball in the Copper Country was a big summertime happening. As far back as the early 1900s, there was baseball being played up here. George Gipp, the football immortal, was reportedly a great baseball player. His speed and heavy hitting ability attracted the attention ...

Putting on a show

Local Sports

LAKE LINDEN — Each time a member of the Calumet Copper Kings launches a home run, Calumet head coach Joe Rastello gives the home-run hitter a dollar bill.  For Rastello’s sake, he may need to start bringing more dollars to each game.  Calumet’s Celia Peterson hit two home runs, ...

Battle of youth: Hancock sweeps Jeffers 8-4, 12-2

Local Sports

HANCOCK — Two of the area's youngest teams were on display at Bill Givens Field at the Hancock Driving Park Monday evening as the Hancock Bulldogs swept a doubleheader with the Jeffers Jets, 8-4 and 12-2. With the two victories, the Bulldogs improved to 6-0 in conference play. Delaney ...

Baraga sweeps Houghton in high-scoring affairs

Local Sports

BARAGA — The Baraga Vikings earned a sweep over the Houghton Gremlins, winning 22-12 and 10-8 Monday in Baraga.  In the first contest, Casey Mleko led the Vikings with two hits and four RBI, while Megan Kinnunen, Ashtin Lindemann and Carsyn Osterman each drove in three runs for the ...

Markham set to play at Finlandia

Local Sports

HANCOCK — Cale Markham has committed to play for the Finlandia University men's hockey team. He is undecided on his major at this time. Markham was a four-year varsity player at Houghton High School. As a senior, he scored 19 goals with 21 assists for 40 points and earned all-conference and ...

Finlandia softball wins ACAA title

Local Sports

QUEENSLAND, New York — Adversity builds character as the Finlandia University softball team (25-13) split with SUNY Canton (22-15) to win the American Collegiate Athletic Association Championship, Sunday afternoon at the Adirondack Sports Complex. Finnu took a heartbreaking 11-4 loss to the ...

LL-H softball sweeps Gogebic

Local Sports

WAKEFIELD — On Saturday, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes softball team needed just eight total innings to sweep a doubleheader with the Gogebic Miners. The Lakes won the opener 15-0 and then won the nightcap, 18-3. In the first game, Mackenzie Lepage surrendered only one hit and kept the ...

U.P. Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet tickets available

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Tickets are available for the 46th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet to be held in May. The banquet is Saturday, May 13, and for the sixth year will be held at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, 15 miles west of Escanaba on U.S. 2-41. Tickets ...

Manninen stifles Houghton

Local Sports

STANTON — The Hancock Bulldogs baseball team had one major question staring them in their collective faces entering the spring season: Who was going to follow Hans Stimac on the mound? Despite a lack of game time this spring, the Bulldogs may have already found their answer in Jordan ...

LL-H sweeps Lakes Invite

Local Sports

LAKE LINDEN — Laura Lyons rounded the corner in the 200 with her face grimacing as she charged through the wind and rain that was working against her. It was the perfect moment for her to exercise what she had been working on in the days leading up to Friday's Lakes Invite. “I felt good ...

Bouncing back

Local Sports

BARAGA — While they continued to struggle at the plate, the L'Anse Purple Hornets softball team managed to hold off their rivals from across the bay, the Baraga Vikings, for a pair of conference wins Thursday night at the Baraga Field. The Purple Hornets stranded runners in every inning of ...

Michigan Tech 2017-18 hockey schedule released

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — The 97th season of Michigan Tech hockey begins at the 2017 Ice Breaker College Hockey Tournament hosted by the University of Minnesota Duluth at Amsoil Arena on October 6-7. The Huskies open up against Union on October 6 with Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota facing off in the second ...

Ontonagon boys edge Houghton in L’Anse Invite

Local Sports

L’ANSE — The Ontonagon Gladiators edged the Houghton Gremlins by three strokes to win the L’Anse Invite Thursday at the L’Anse Golf Course.  Ontonagon finished with a team score of 337, while Houghton had 340. The Calumet Copper Kings took third with 347.  Houghton’s Ben Strong ...

Houghton girls win Bob Backon Invite

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — In the first-ever Bob Backon Invite, the Houghton Gremlins girls golf team cruised to a first-place finish Wednesday at the Portage Lake Golf Club.  Houghton finished with a team score of 176 to defeat Ontonagon (232), Calumet (256) and Dollar Bay (287).  Houghton had four of ...

Mistakes cost L’Anse in losses to Gogebic

Local Sports

MARENISCO —- The new Gogebic Miner baseball team used a big sixth inning as a game changer and went on to defeat L'Anse 15-7 in the first game of its doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Miners scored two runs in the fifth inning and retook the lead at 7-6. But in the sixth (and final) ...

Hancock sweeps Gogebic

Local Sports

HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs had no problems with Gogebic, sweeping Gogebic in two contests that each lasted just three innings as the Bulldogs won 16-0 and 25-5 Thursday in Hancock. Delaney Heinonen was the winning pitcher in the first, while Jillian Parker won the second. Madelyn ...