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Gremlins drop both ends of doubleheader to Mountaineers

IRON MOUNTAIN — An 11-run eighth propelled Iron Mountain to a 13-2 win in the first game and a doubleheader sweep over Houghton on Monday. The Mountaineers (8-4) gave up a pair of tying runs in the seventh but rallied in the eighth for the first game win. Iron Mountain scored five runs in ...

Gremlins earn wins for both boys, girls in Kingsford

KINGSFORD — Houghton overcame four firsts from Kingsford’s Olivia Allen to win a girls track and field triangular Tuesday at Flivver Field. The Gremlins tallied 111 points to beat Kingsford, 50, and Houghton, 11. Allen won the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes along with long jump. ...

Lakes sweep Gogebic in opener

By JAMIE GLENN jglenn@mininggazette.com LAKE LINDEN - The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes softball team topped the visiting Gogebic Miners, 25-0 in five innings and 17-6. The Lakes took advantage of several mistakes by the Miners over the course of the doubleheader. Though the Lakes felt rather ...

Gremlin, Purple Hornets play to split

STANTON - It was the tale of two teams Monday afternoon at the Stanton Field as the Houghton Gremlins and L’Anse Purple Hornets split a doubleheader. The Gremlins took Game One under the guidance of freshman pitcher Cade Ferrell, 10-1, and the Purple Hornets hit their way to a 5-3 win in the ...

Kings swept by Braves

GLADSTONE — When the bats go cold, it’s a nice luxury to have dominant pitching to fall back on. That was the case here Saturday, as pitching powered the Gladstone baseball team past Calumet for a doubleheader sweep. Carson Shea pitched a one-hitter to lead the Braves to a 1-0 victory in ...

Lions fall in final Game

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Senior Joey Krug had three hits and added to the record book as the Finlandia University baseball team (4-32, 1-23 WIAC) lost 6-3 and 20-2 to #38 UW-La Crosse (25-13, 19-5 WIAC), Saturday afternoon at Copeland Park. In game one, UW-La Crosse was not able to pull away from ...

Finlandia softball season ends

ALFRED, N.Y. - It was a heartbreaking defeat as the Finlandia University softball team (11-24) lost 3-2 on day two of the ACAA Championships, Sunday morning at Harrington Field. In the third inning, junior Harlie Caster doubled and moved to third when a ball hit by freshman Rheanna Bain was ...

Bring out brooms: Copper Kings earn sweep of Gwinn Friday

LAKE LINDEN — With a combined score of 41-2, Friday’s softball doubleheader at the Boneyard looked more like a Calumet and Gwinn football game than a set of softball games. But just as they did in the fall on the gridiron, the Copper Kings swept the Modeltowners. 24-0 and 17-2, with wins on ...

Track sweep: Lakes boys, girls win at Warner

LAKE LINDEN — Both the boys and girls track teams for Lake Linden-Hubbell showed their speed and strength Friday in winning the Lakes Invitational at Warner Field. The Lakes girls finished 102 points higher than the second place Hancock Bulldogs and they did so with multiple strong finishes ...

Calumet earns sweep over Jeffers

STANTON — The Jeffers Jets baseball team fell to the Calumet Copper Kings in doubleheader action at Stanton Field on Friday. In the opener, the Jets kept things close, falling 4-2, but could not string enough together to plate a run in the nightcap, falling 8-0. Strong pitching by senior ...

Legends: “Topper’ Ricci excelled in many sports

HANCOCK — Fast-pitch softball has not been played officially in our area for some time, but there are many sports fans who remember the players who starred in the sport. John “Topper” Ricci of Hancock was one of those players. Playing for the famed Bosch Brewery team, he established ...

Tough losses: L’Anse drops two games to Iron Mountain Thursday

L’ANSE — Despite getting off to a strong start on a chilly Thursday evening, the L’Anse Purple Hornets softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to the visiting Iron Mountain Mountaineers, who have are playing their first season in the WestPAC. The Purple Hornets came out hot ...

Taking strides: Alpine club working on improving, has nationals on mind

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech senior Nick Cortes is captain and president of the alpine ski club team at Michigan Tech. The club’s comparison pool is unique, given that they race with both varsity and club ski teams across the Midwest. “Our club is a club team at (Michigan) Tech, but we ...

Final chance: Lions prepare for final series of season

HANCOCK — To suggest that a 4-28 season has gone according to plan would beg the simple question: whose plan? The Finlandia Lions baseball team, who enters their final regular season weekend against Wisconsin-La Crosse, has gone 1-19 thus far in their inaugural season in the highly ...

Fish fry, fishing tourney for cancer association

The 2019 Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Lake Trout Classic begins on Friday, May 17. From 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Keweenaw Chevrolet will sponsor the “pre-tournament.” Also during that time, Moonshine Lures will hold the Ladies Powder Puff Tourney, with the winning gal taking home $200.00. The Lake ...

Building blocks: Lacrosse club looking to build numbers back up next year

HOUGHTON — Harrison Jesko is an electrical engineering major in his junior year at Michigan Tech. He’s also the president of the men’s lacrosse club team that aims to get students out playing the game in the fall and spring of each school year. “Our main objective for the team is just ...

Gremlins girls take second in Marquette Invitational

MARQUETTE — The Marquette boys and girls track and field teams definitely made use of their home track advantage Tuesday at the Marquette Invitational. Both the Redmen and Redettes took first at the five-team meet and both finished with 124 points. Gladstone was just 12 points behind the ...

Place for fun: Wolfpack a perfect spot for college-aged players

HOUGHTON — Elijah Tormala is a sophomore mechanical engineering major and the co-president of the Michigan Tech Wolfpack men’s hockey club team. The group prides themselves on being a more relaxed team while still being competitive for weekend contests. “We’re a laid-back version of ...

Kingly sweep: Copper Kings down Northland Pines Friday

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Looking to continue to build on a strong week, the Calumet Copper Kings softball team continued their modest winning streak with a 14-2 victory over Northland Pines in Eagle River, Wisconsin, Saturday. The junior varsity team also recorded a victory, 16-1. The Copper ...

Lakes girls win, boys take third at Superior Dome meet Thursday

MARQUETTE — In an impressive performance Thursday, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes girls track team cruised to victory at the Dome Meet at the Superior Dome. The Lakes scored 117 points, 57 points higher than Stephenson. The Lakes boys team took third with 46 points, 13 points behind second ...