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ROUNDUP: Local Little League teams get seasons started

HOUGHTON — Local Little League teams started play in the past month. McDonalds, 41 Lumber, and O’Reilly Auto Parts all got off to very fast starts to their seasons. THURSDAY, MAY 9 Superior Service defeated McDonalds, 5-3, in eight innings. Both teams battled hard with the pitching ...

Breaking through: Gremlins softball wins first-ever district title

CALUMET — On a rare sunny Sunday afternoon at Legion Field in Calumet, the Houghton Gremlins softball team did something it has never done before. Thanks to a two-run home run from pitcher Stella Soumis, and a trio of pop outs in the top of the seventh inning by the Negaunee Miners, the ...

Gremlins baseball wins marathon district tournament

HOUGHTON — A typical day of high school baseball includes a doubleheader of six innings each. A postseason game is just one seven-inning game. On Sunday, the Houghton Gremlins played the equivalent of three regular season games over the course of seven hours and won a MHSAA Division 3 ...

Melissa Kuhar named Michigan Tech soccer coach

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech VP for Athletics and Recreation Suzanne Sanregret has named Melissa Kuhar as the third soccer head coach in the program’s history announced Monday. Kuhar comes to Houghton after four seasons as an assistant coach at Drury. “I am pleased to welcome Melissa to ...

Counting them on one hand

LAKE LINDEN — It was, by no means, easy. However, after wind, rain, and sun made for a wild afternoon at the Boneyard, the Hancock Bulldogs softball team emerged with their fifth straight district title, winning the Division 4 District 98 championship Friday afternoon, 8-3, over the host Lake ...

A walk-off win: Jeffers grounds Miners for district title

STANTON — It had all the elements of a thriller. It just needed a hero. It was the bottom of the seventh, and the Gogebic Miners were three outs away from a 2-0 district title win over the Jeffers Jets. However, they were stymied by the Jets’ hero, Luis Larson. With the score tied now at ...