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Hot weather? Try Arizona in July

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I had to chuckle to myself a couple of days ago when I heard two people talking about the recent spate of hot weather in our area. Now, temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s are nothing to take lightly. There are some pretty severe consequences if you ignore the heat. Like a really bad ...

REL racks up win over Garnet

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HANCOCK — With the Durocher Tournament looming this weekend, both Garnet Garage and REL Inc.-Mohawk Technology were both looking for a win to give them some momentum heading in during Copper Country Twilight League play. In a five-inning battle Tuesday, REL turned a 6-2 contest into a 14-4 ...

No resolution: Game between SNB-Stanton, State Farm tied

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omentum heading into the Durocher Tournament this weekend on the line, a Copper Country Twilight League game ended with neither team finding a win. After 12 innings and even an inning of international-rules baseball, Superior National Bank-Stanton (SNB) played to a 6-6 tie against Dean ...

Just a start: Hockeyville money just the beginning

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CALUMET — With the Calumet Colosseum’s naming as the fourth Kraft Hockeyville USA at the end of March comes the quickly approaching preseason NHL game between the St. Louis Blues and the Detroit Red Wings in a game that will be played on Thursday, Sept. 26, and will also be televised on ...

Free agent frenzy

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As we have reached Monday, July 8, the NHL free agency period has reached the start of its second week. Some teams have jumped all over multiple players, other teams have lost a lot of what made them successful last season. It is always fun for me to look at which teams what teams panic, and ...

Superior National Bank, Coca Cola earn split Monday

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CHASSELL — Superior National Bank (SNB) split Monday night’s doubleheader against Coca Cola in Copper Country Women’s Fastpitch Softball League play. The ladies from Coca Cola took the first game 8-3, and SNB put a 2-0 shutout together in the second game. Game One belonged to Coca Cola ...

Racking runs: Flames down Diamonds, 12-4

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STANTON — What a difference a week made for the Copper Country Flames in American Legion baseball. Seven days ago they were mercied by the Negaunee Diamonds. However, on Saturday afternoon, the Flames bounced back and hit their way to a 12-4 win in a nine-inning game. “Our kids played ...

Assassins repeat as IFT champs

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HANCOCK — By 5:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Josh Tews had had enough. Since Saturday morning, he’d been throwing a Frisbee and been hit by a Frisbee one too many times. He was tired and dirty. His feet were swollen. It was time to go home. He and his team, the Appleton Assassins, were ...

Motorcycles, snowmobiles climb Whealkate Bluff

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The second annual Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers (MASTERS)-Ojibwa Casino Hillclimb took place at Whealkate Bluff this past Saturday. The hill that built its fame for motorcycle hillclimbs in the 1970s and 80s proved just how challenging the hill is to climb. Of the 84 runs up the ...

Gipp could have been a Chicago Cub

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LAURIUM — He’s widely known for his exploits on the football field. But George Gipp likely would have played major league baseball — if he had not died tragically in 1920 in the prime of his youth. And it is very likely the Notre Dame football legend would have been a member of the ...

Kero joins familiar faces with Stars

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DALLAS — Tanner Kero, Hancock native and former Michigan Tech Huskies center from 2011-2015, signed a two-year, two-way contract with the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars earlier this week. Kero, who finished his previous two-year contract with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and ...

Greed is the owners main goal

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Should this country ever land on Mars, Neptune or wherever, it’s almost a certainty that some professional sports franchise will immediately set up a game there. After years and years of staging make-believe games overseas, the greedy owners may have established a low when when they had the ...

Copper World wins senior title

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STANTON — In a battle between Keweenaw Little League’s Copper World and Portage Lake Little League’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Saturday, Copper World earned the Senior Little League title, thanks to a 9-7 victory. Dryden Nelson got the start for Copper World, but could not make it through ...

Lions hockey shows success on ice, in classroom in 2019

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HANCOCK — When current Finlandia Lions men’s hockey coach Joe Burcar was invited back into the fold, there were some obvious expectations locally: he would do his best to get the Lions back to competitive on a nightly basis, and he would do that with local talent. Stepping into the role ...

Tied at the top: SNB-Stanton pulls even with win

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STANTON — Superior National Bank-Stanton defeated REL Inc.- Mohawk Technologies, 7-3, in Twilight League action on Tuesday in a game that could be summed up in just two half innings. For REL, it was the top of the fourth inning where they scored three runs. For SNB-Stanton, it was the ...

Dean Kangas-State Farm earns big win over Garnet Garage, 14-4

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HANCOCK — Hot weather made for hot bats in favor of Dean Kangas-State Farm as they earned a 14-4 win against a younger, slightly slower Garnet Garage at the Hancock Driving Park on Tuesday. “We were patient at the plate and swung at some good pitches and put the ball in play tonight,” ...