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Having guts

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CALUMET — After six decades, Frisbee continues to make its mark in the Copper Country and around the world. Tournaments featuring many different types of disc sports are held in countries all over the globe, and they can all trace their roots back to a small village on the shores of Lake ...

Dean Kangas-State Farm tops Wolverine-Orbit

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Dean Kangas-State Farm snapped Wolverine-Orbit's three-game winning streak with a 3-2 win Thursday in Wolverine. Morgan Impala earned the win on the mound after pitching a complete game. Up 2-1, Dean Kangas-State Farm added another run when Kyle Storms drove in a run on a single. Storm ...

Backup plan

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HANCOCK — When the Finlandia Lions hockey team takes to the ice this fall, they will feature some local talent as they look to bounce back from a very disappointing 2016-17 campaign that saw them go winless in 25 attempts. One of those local prospects who has the potential to make an impact ...

Copley re-signs with Capitals

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Former Michigan Tech goaltender Pheonix Copley has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, inking a two-year $1.3 million contract the team announced on Wednesday. Copley's contract is two-way ($650,000/$200,000) during the 2017-18 season and one-way ($650,000) during the ...

Sibilsky Brothers featured squad of siblings

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HURONTOWN — Over the decades, the Copper Country has seen all the famous touring ball teams. The famous House of David baseball team appeared here. So did Eddie Feigner of The King and His Court softball fame. The Colored Ghosts (an all-black team) was here. And there were two major ...

Changing of the times

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It feels strange that I can already use the phrase, “Back in my day.” But back in my day, just eight years ago at Bark River-Harris, we had no issues filling out a full schedule for our 11-man football team. Now, none of those 10 teams that made up the 11-game schedule exist in the ...

Turning it around

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WOLVERINE — For the last two seasons, Wolverine-Orbit has been the team everyone else in the Twilight League chased through the regular season and the playoffs. This season, Wolverine-Orbit started the year 0-3 while their opponents Tuesday, Superior National Bank-Stanton, came into the game ...

It’s all about family in CCWSL

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After an absence of a few years, the Copper Country Women's Softball League has returned this summer. The CCWSL was formed originally back in the late 1960s by a small group of women. It's operating with seven teams this year and is off to a strong start.  Lois (Larson) Knuutttila recalls ...

Chris Brooks named Tech assistant hockey coach

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech head hockey coach Joe Shawhan announced the hiring of Chris Brooks as an assistant coach on Monday. Brooks joins the Huskies from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he was the head coach of the Pointers over the past six seasons, leading the team to three ...

Fields of dreams

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CALUMET — With a special ceremony on Friday, the township of Calumet got a huge head start on a project they have named the “Field of Dreams”. The goal of the project is to build two fields side-by-side that are designed much like the fields at the Hancock Driving Park. On Friday, ...

Copper Country Flames fall 8-6 to Marinette

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GLADSTONE — A sixth inning comeback wasn’t quite enough for the Copper Country Flames Saturday as they fell to Marinette 8-6 in the Gregg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial American Legion baseball tournament. The Flames scored four times for a 6-5 lead in the sixth. Marinette, however, ...

Talley captures Island Resort Championship, 3rd round called off

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HARRIS – Emma Talley couldn’t wait to defend her lead Sunday in the rain-challenged Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club. Talley put together two solid rounds and had plenty of confidence entering the finale Sunday afternoon. But she never stepped foot on the course in the ...

No doubt about it

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SOUTH RANGE — After a game-winning single by Isaac Romney in the semifinals of the Portage Lake Little League tournament, Superior National Bank made sure there would be no need for another heroic ending Saturday in South Range. SNB cruised to the majors league title, winning 14-1 over ...

A title is a title

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WOLVERINE — Middleton Builders head coach Andy Crouch and Hancock Bottling manager Joe Romano both agreed they never saw their teams commit as many miscues as they did in Friday's Senior Little League championship game in Wolverine. The teams combined for 15 errors and 16 walks in a 21-18 ...

Lake Linden-Hubbell making move to West-PAC for football in 2018

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Western Peninsula Athletic Conference will have additional football teams in 2018. West PAC officials meeting Wednesday in Watersmeet approved Norway, Bark River-Harris and Lake Linden-Hubbell joining the league for football in 2018. However, Munising's bid was voted down. ...

CC Flames earn split

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ESCANABA — In the opening day of the Gregg Johnson Memorial Tounament in Escanaba Friday, the Copper Country Legion Post 186 Flames split their first two games as part of a strong showing. The Flames downed Kingsford in a mercy, 11-3, before losing in nine innings to Blissfield, Wisconsin, ...