Crush baseball off to strong start with wins in Wisconsin

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This past weekend, the Copper Country Crush baseball teams got off to a fast start playing games in different locations in Wisconsin. For a team that’s never played together, the Superior Service 14U team made it look like they’ve been together for years this past weekend as they got ...

Twilight: Garnet Garage downs Northern Driveline 8-2

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HOUGHTON — A big five-run sixth inning by Garnet Garage led to an 8-2 win over Northern Driveline on Thursday in Twilight League play in Houghton. It was Garnet’s first game of the season. Northern meanwhile moved to 1-1 after beating Craig Heinonen Coldwell Banker 10-1 on Tuesday. Up ...

Sayen sets record as Houghton hosts track night

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HOUGHTON — With just under two laps remaining in his attempt at an Upper Peninsula record for fastest mile, Houghton native Clayton Sayen kicked his legs into a higher gear. He drove hard over the final two laps, and in the end, he finished hard, breaking the old record of 4 minutes, 12 ...

Even the kids enjoyed the chance to run on Community Track Night

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HOUGHTON — Wednesday night’s first-ever community track night in Houghton had an astonishing turnout. Community members showed up to race, cheered on racers, and supported Houghton’s athletic program and track team. This event featured a kid’s race as well. For some, it was just ...

Building a winner: Heinonen, Bulldogs continue winning culture

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HANCOCK — While the Hancock Bulldogs softball team won their fourth straight district title last Saturday with wins over Lake Linden-Hubbell and Gogebic, coach Randy Heinonen admits it was far from easy. At the same time, the fact that the Division 4 District 97 tournament contains schools ...

Stanton starts Twilight season with shutout over REL

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CALUMET — For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. For those in the Copper Country, perhaps Memorial Day combined with opening day of Twilight League baseball puts the official stamp of approval of summer finally arriving. Either way, both have come and gone. ...