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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, ...

SNB-Stanton, Wolverine-Orbit win again in Twilight League

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Trailing 3-1, Superior-National Bank-Stanton (6-0) rallied for a 5-4 win over Dean Kangas-State Farm (3-2) Thursday in the Twilight League. SNB-Stanton struck for four runs in the bottom of the six for a 5-3 lead before State Farm added one more. Cole Jepsen was the winning pitcher after ...

Walk-off winner

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HOUGHTON — Heading into the top of the seventh inning Wednesday night, it appeared that Calumet Sweet Treats was well on their way to a victory over the Calumet Golf Course/Loading Zone thanks to a 9-3 lead in Copper Country Women's Fastpitch action. When the dust settled, they did earn the ...

Battle of unbeatens

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HANCOCK — Superior National Bank-Stanton manager Daron Durocher has one of the best problems a manager in the Twilight League can have — he has depth. That depth, which was on display Tuesday night at the Hancock Driving Park is what carried SNB-Stanton to an 11-4 victory over Dean ...

Wolverine-Orbit earns first win

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WOLVERINE — In a battle of the Twilight League's two winless teams, Wolverine-Orbit earned its first win of the 2017 season in thrilling fashion with a two-out walkoff single by Jake Lucchini. Wolverine-Orbit knocked off REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies, 5-4, at Wolverine Field. With the game ...

An event that keeps growing

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It is true the Fourth of July is only two weeks away. We know that by the fact the NHL and NBA playoffs finally just ended. If you were to ask me what the main topic out on the street regarding sports is now, the answer usually would be the baseball playoffs or the opening of NFL training ...

History made

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MARQUETTE — The North Central Jets have an avid fan base that has grown exponentially during a run of three straight state basketball championships. One of their biggest fans is Don Mattson, a member of the Chassell team that had its state-record 65-game winning streak surpassed by the Jets ...

CC Flames earn sweep of Kingsford

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KINGSFORD — With the American Legion baseball season in swing, the Copper Country Flames are off to a quick start having won their first three games including two this past Saturday in Kingsford. In the opener, the Flames built a 6-3 lead before expanding that lead to six, 9-3, heading into ...

Thoughts from the penalty box

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After another spring of full of rainouts and snow, it came as no surprise that local high school sports teams had to squeeze as much as they could into the end of the spring season. After an April in which it seemed that only one event took place as scheduled in a given week, and a very busy ...

U.P. Strongman

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CRYSTAL FALLS — UP Strongman Competition, a weightlifting event for men and women, will take place Saturday, Aug. 5, at Butler Potato Farm (Hwy. M-69, four miles west of Sagola). Start time is noon Central. Women's open along with men's master open, featherweight (175 pounds), lightweight ...

Little League roundup

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Superior Service defeated J. Peltier Construction 4-3 Monday in the first round of the Little League baseball playoffs. Cale Dennis, Drew Huotari, Ned Larson, Ian Nordstrom and Todd Rautiola each had hits for Superior Service. The game-winning run came when Nordstrom hit a sac fly in the ...

Split at 32nd UP All-Star Classic

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By DENNIS GRALL For the UPSHF MARQUETTE — The excellence that has been a huge part of the success at North Central High School continued here Saturday at the 32nd annual U.P. All-Star Classic. Dawson Bilski earned outstanding player honors as he led the South to an entertaining 126-116 ...

Still perfect

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STANTON — Superior National Bank-Stanton remained unbeaten in the Twilight League by sweeping a doubleheader from REL Inc. of Mohawk Thursday evening. Coach Daron Durocher's team, now 4-0 on the young season, scored 11-0 and 3-0 wins in the twinbill behind the hurling of Trent Keteri and ...

Gloss’ journey helped prepare him for the college game

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HOUGHTON — The last time a substantial number of local eyes caught Finlandia Lions incoming freshman goaltender Marcus Gloss, they saw a senior giving everything he had in a losing effort as the Houghton Gremlins lost the Michigan D3 state championship game to Bloomfield ...