Auto Pro cruises to win in women’s fastpitch softball

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LAKE LINDEN — Auto Pro started hitting from the get-go Monday night against Mattila Rock and Dock and never stopped in registering an 18-0 mercy rule win. The victors put four runs across in the first inning against Diane Mattila as Taylor Shepeard and Kenzie Brunet had key ...

Taking your daughter to work gets a new meaning for local family

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For Brad Pennala and several members of his family, it all started with a gift. His wife, Sara, who knew that her husband loved working out, but also knew that he had struggled to find time to hit a gym as their family had grown in size to 11, gave him the gift of a lifetime by signing him up ...

Tie at the top after Chassell earns victory in Over 50 softball

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TAPIOLA — Chassell moved into a first-place tie in the Over 50 Softball League Thursday night. Chassell pounded out 21 hits in a 13-3 win over South Range as Pat Duguay had four hits for the winners, who improved to 4-3. Winning pitcher Steve Giddings and Charlie Kemppainen chipped in ...

Start me up

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David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette A group of motocross racers try to get off to a fast start at last year’s race. This year’s competition takes place this weekend.

Scoring spree:

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HANCOCK — The American Legion Post 186 Copper Country Flames are looking for one thing out of starting pitcher Carter Nettell each and every start: consistency. After surrendering two runs in the top of the first inning Wednesday, including one on a bases loaded walk, the Flames got just what ...

Seven Up: State Farm earns victory with seven-run inning

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HANCOCK — Dean Kangas State Farm spotted REL Inc.-Mohawk Technologies a quick 2-0 lead in Tuesday night's game at the Hancock Driving Park. Then the Hancock team had to rely on the pitching of Brady Turner to register an important 7-3 Twilight League victory. “It's a good thing we had ...

Klingbeil was always positive

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It was just one play among many in a long athletic career for Chuck Klingbeil. The late Houghton High athlete, who passed away earlier this week, was playing for the Miami Dolphins in a 1991 game against the Green Bay Packers. Packers quarterback Don Majkowski faded back into his own end ...

Junior-aged competitors take on Portage Lake Golf Course

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HOUGHTON — It was a beautiful day for golf at the Portage Lake Golf Course as close to two dozen youngsters took part in the first Junior Tournament of the summer. According to Portage Lake's assistant golf professional Paul Sintkowski, the tournament for players 17 and under is a ...

Swinging softball

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David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette The Daily Mining Gazette’s own Brandon Mukavetz connects with a pitch for a single during a slowpitch softball game Monday evening.

3-Woman Scramble winners

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Photo provided to the Daily Mining Gazette Shown are the winners of the 3-Woman Scramble held Monday at the Calumet Golf Club. The team members are (from left to right): Maurine Schick, Sara Dudenas and Laura Shawn. The team of Ecklund, Scholie, and Johnson won First Flight while Richards, ...

Loading Zone II/Calumet Golf Club takes two in women’s softball

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CALUMET — It was a chilly evening at the Calumet Legion Park Monday. The cold weather did not squelch the hot bats of the ladies from Loading Zone II/Calumet Golf Club as they defeated Superior National Bank (SNB), 10-8, in the first game and then Auto Pro Glass and Tire in the nightcap, ...

Sliding safely

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David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette Romi Mattson of Range Bank slides home while teammate Stella Soumis prepares to bat during a Little League game Monday. Range won, 13-5, over Douglas Agency.

All together: Stonelake Invitational is a family golf affair

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HOUGHTON — More than 150 golfers teed off Saturday morning at the Portage Lake Golf Course as part of the Stonelake Invitational. “It (the tournament) has been going on for at least 25 years,” said course manager Mark Maroste. The day of golf is named after long-time Portage Lake ...

Girls softball teams pitch in to help

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HUBBELL — The Range Bank and Sweet Treats Little League softball teams were supposed to be on opposite sides Wednesday night. Instead, the two teams traded their baseball mitts for work gloves and joined forces to help clean mud from yards in Hubbell, one of the areas hardest hit by ...

Injury cut short Dobbek’s potential

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ONTONAGON — His name was once mentioned in the same breath as Minnesota Twins sluggers Harmon Killebrew and Bob Allison. But Ontonagon native Dan Dobbek saw his baseball career shortened by an injury, and never could reach the same heights as the late Hall-of-Fame great Killebrew. Dobbek ...

Houghton jumps into first place

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TAPIOLA — Houghton took over first place in the 50 and Over Softball League by knocking off South Range Thursday night. Now 5-1 on the season, Houghton used the five-hit pitching of Steve Dunstan to down Range by a 13-3 score. Kevin Tormala, Tom Legault, Jim Perrin and Dunstan rapped out ...