Historic Portage Lake Little League run ends in state semis

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SOUTH RANGE — The Portage Lake Little League team returned home last week to the Copper Country with their heads hanging high. For the first time in the program’s near 40-year history, the U-12 boys made it to the semifinals of the Michigan Little League tournament, falling a win short of a ...

Incoming Tech forward Kukkonen drafted by Ducks

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HOUGHTON — Incoming Michigan Tech freshman Kyle Kukkonen was selected in the sixth round of the NHL draft by the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Selected with the 162nd pick, Kukkonen makes it the second incoming freshman in as many years for Michigan Tech. Last year, forward Carson Bantle, now ...

Lynch, Soler lead Royals over Tigers

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler hit two home runs, Salvador Perez added a three-run blast and Daniel Lynch pitched eight scoreless innings for his first major league win as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Sunday. The Royals grabbed a 4-0 first-inning lead as Perez ...

Champ fends off heat to win 3M Open by 2 strokes

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BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Cameron Champ fended off dehydration and crisply putted his way to a 5-under 66 on Sunday, winning the 3M Open by two strokes for his third career victory. The 26-year-old Champ had five birdies in a bogey-free round to finish at 15-under 269 at TPC Twin Cities. Louis ...

Led by Power, Michigan goes 1-2 in NHL draft

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The NHL draft turned into a Michigan maize and blue affair Friday night. And there's a Hughes sibling reunion set to happen in New Jersey. Whatever challenges the coronavirus pandemic presented scouts in grading prospects, many of whom played shortened seasons, was unable to put a dent on the ...

Houghton Building Supply powers to win over Northern Driveline

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STANTON — One of Tom Durocher’s frustrations this year as head coach of Houghton Building Supply - Stanton Twilight League baseball team is that he is not sure who will be in his roster on any given night. That makes his job of putting together a consistent and familiar lineup card ...