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L’Anse splits with Gogebic

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BESSEMER — The Gogebic Miners split a doubleheader with L’Anse, winning the first game 6-3, but falling to the Purple Hornets, 6-4, in Game Two at Massie Field on Monday afternoon. Both were non-conference games. Gogebic’s overall record is now an impressive 10-2. Gogebic 6, L’Anse ...

Bulldogs earn sweep over Purple Hornets

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs softball team moved to 8-0 in the WestPAC after sweeping the L’Anse Purple Hornets by scores of 7-6 and 10-4. In Game One, Delaney Heinonen was the winning pitcher. She pitched a complete game, giving up seven hits, six walks, four earned runs and recorded ...

Jets baseball doubles up Lake Linden

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STANTON — The Jeffers Jets baseball team won both games Monday over the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes by the scores of 8-1 and 6-2. Evan Larson pitched a complete game in the opener for the win. Eli Larson and Dean Jurmu each had two hits for Jets. Gregoire and Carter Crouch each had ...

Miner sweep: Miners take two from Gremlins

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HANCOCK — The visiting Negaunee Minors topped the Houghton Gremlins 8-1 and 14-2 in doubleheader action at the Hancock Driving Park on Monday night. Houghton had a more cohesive opening game, but errors in the bottom of the fifth inning caught up to the hosts. “Overall, Negaunee is a ...

Despite weather, fishing tourney a success

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Continuous rain, and cool temps did not dissuade fisherman from participating in the 16th Annual Lake Trout Classic fishing tournament in Ontonagon this weekend. The weather did shorten the tourney by one day, as the tournament ended on Saturday instead of Sunday, as originally scheduled. That ...

Making waves: Lakes earn D3 regional title on home field

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LAKE LINDEN — Friday’s D3 Regional track meet at Lake Linden-Hubbell High School looked a lot like last year as the Lake Linden-Hubbell (LL-H) girls team and the Bessemer boys team both won for the second year in a row. Bessemer took first with a score of 86 points. They were followed by ...

Dawg day: Hancock girls earn win in D2 regionals

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IRON RIVER — Ishpeming held off Mitchell LeGrave and Norway for the boys title while Hancock edged West Iron County for girls honors Thursday in the MHSAA Division 2 regional track and field meet at Nelson Field. Ishpeming’s boys tallied 65 points in beating Norway 52.5, Ironwood 33, ...

Gremlins take 2nd at George Young

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County edged Houghton for the George Young Invitational boys golf title Thursday at Young’s. The Wykons tallied a 329 to the Gremlins’ 332. Medalist Jiseung Choi led Houghton with a five-over par 77. WIC’s Trey Bociek and Hancock’s Kyle Maki shared runner-up ...

Double trouble: Copper Kings take two from Purple Hornets

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build off a strong split against Houghton earlier this week, the Calumet Copper Kings softball team did just that while in the friendly confines of Legion Field in Calumet. The Copper Kings swept the L’Anse Purple Hornets, 15-8 and 14-2. In the opener, Elli Djerf walked to lead off the ...

Bulldog track champions

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Provided Photo The Hancock girls track team poses after winning the Division 2 regional title Thursday at West Iron County with 49.5 points.

Two late homers lift Bulldogs to sweep

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HANCOCK — Rivalries run deep between the Hancock Bulldogs and the Houghton Gremlins, and that matchup shone through in spectacular fashion at the Hancock Driving Park on Thursday. Two evenly-matched softball teams came to win and fought through 16 innings in doubleheader action with Hancock ...

Jets strong, but drop two more to Lakes

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SOUTH RANGE — Looking to bounce back from a rough doubleheader Wednesday, the Jeffers Jets softball team played much better Thursday. Unfortunately for the hosts, the Lakes still found a way to win both games, 8-4 and 6-5. In the opener, the Lakes’ Mackenzie Lepage racked up eight ...

Pair of historic victories for Lakes

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DOLLAR BAY — It was the battle of the “newbies” on the Dollar Bay baseball diamond Thursday afternoon as Ontonagon County and Lake Linden-Hubbell played each other. Both baseball programs are in their first season. Lake Linden proved to be the better team as they swept the Lumberjacks, ...

Ontonagon, West Iron County split George Young victory

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County and Ontonagon shared team honors in the George Young Invitational girls golf tournament Wednesday at Young’s. The Wykons and Gladiators each posted a 431. Westwood was third at 472, followed by Iron Mountain, 497, and Calumet, 518. Medalist Payton Dube of ...

Drowned Jets: Lakes sweep Jeffers

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes softball team and the Jeffers Jets faced off in Lake Linden on Wednesday. Given the way the spring has gone, it looked like it would be a fairly even doubleheader. However, when the dust settled, the Lakes won both big, 19-6 and 19-4. The Lakes ...

O’Donnell looks to Lions’ basketball future

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HANCOCK — After going through a nightmarish 2018-19 season, Finlandia Lions men’s basketball coach Mike O’Donnell is looking strictly to the future. The Lions lost four prospective starters before last season even began, and a couple of more to injuries along the way in an 0-21 ...

Lakes look better, still drop pair of games in doubleheader

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DOLLAR BAY — The Gogebic Miners baseball has been working all season on playing an error-free game. They almost got it in Game Two of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. The Miners had only two errors in their 7-3 win. It was one better than the three they ...