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Calumet, LL-H in MHSAA football playoffs this week

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The high school football playoffs have arrived, and a pair of local teams are involved. Calumet (8-1) will host Negaunee in a MHSAA Division 7 pre-district at 7 p.m. Friday. Lake Linden-Hubbell (6-3) visits West Iron County in a Division 8 pre-district at 2 p.m. Saturday. Both games will ...

Karnosky: Running hockey rentals is hard

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When my family first moved to Houghton in the late summer of 1983, my parents, who did not grow up with the sport, but instead fell in love with it while falling in love with each other during their time at the University of Wisconsin, bought season tickets to Michigan Tech hockey games. In ...

Prep Football: Hancock beats Houghton for Copper Bowl

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HANCOCK — Hancock seized momentum and put a stranglehold on Houghton, taking the Copper Bowl trophy with a 28-6 win Friday. Hancock took back possession of the trophy after Houghton won it last year. Both teams have each won the trophy 10 times since 2000. Friday was the first time Hancock ...

Prep Football: Calumet holds off L’Anse, 50-28

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings ended their regular season Friday night in the same manner in which they began – with a big win. They closed out the regular season with a 50-28 win over L’Anse. “It was a nice way to finish our season,” said Calumet head coach John Croze. “We ...

Prep Volleyball: Gremlins take Copper Spike

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HANCOCK — Houghton thwarted rival Hancock 3-1 for its sixth straight Copper Spike trophy on Thursday. The Gremlins won by scores of 25-14, 15-25, 25-13 and 25-17. They won it with aggression, controlling the lead for much of the night and forcing the Bulldogs to chase. As a result, they ...

Prep Volleyball: Lakes beat Jeffers, win conference

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PAINESDALE — With a 3-1 victory over the Jeffers Jets, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes claimed first place on Thursday in the Copper Mountain Conference for the 10th year in a row. LL-H (10-3) won by scores of 18-25, 25-9, 25-15, 25-16. Lake Linden-Hubbell’s head coach Mandy Perreault ...

Atlantic Mine native Smith completes Ironman World Championships

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ATLANTIC MINE — While it has been close to two weeks since Laurie Smith crossed the finish line at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, the memories of that day are ones that will last a lifetime. “The whole trip from start to finish was more than I could ever hope for,” ...

Prep Volleyball: Copper Kings sweep Houghton

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HOUGHTON — It didn’t take long for Calumet to set the tone en route to a 3-0 sweep of Houghton on Tuesday. The Copper Kings took an early 10-point lead in the first set and despite a couple Houghton runs, never relinquished momentum all night. Calumet led 11-1 in the first set as Houghton ...

Prep Volleyball: Hancock edges Lakes in 5 sets

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HANCOCK — It was a back and forth battle between the Hancock Bulldogs and the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes on all fronts Tuesday night. From points to sets, the two teams fought hard as both team took the lead numerous times only to lose it a few serves later. In the end the Bulldogs prevailed ...

Soccer: Christian School takes third place

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MARQUETTE — The Copper Country Christian School team took third in the Red Division of the U.P. soccer finals last weekend. The Warriors partner with area homeschoolers, and the co-ed team is coached by John Nelson, Jon Hendricks, Brian Fehringer and Isaac Balyo. Seniors Noah Bach, Sierra ...

Copper Kings win West PAC tourney

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ISHPEMING — With a two-set victory Saturday, the Calumet Copper Kings won the West PAC Tournament held at Westwood High School. The Copper Kings defeated the Patriots, 25-20 and 25-21, to seal the victory in the championship match. Calumet went 2-1 in pool play to start the day. They ...

Guidotti guides Chassell’s cross country dynasty

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CHASSELL — When the Chassell girl’s cross country running team bested the 18-team field in the Upper Peninsula Championships Division 3 race on Saturday, they extended a run of excellence that is rarely equaled in any division. The Panthers have now won five of the last six Division 3 ...

Rally weekend fun for everyone

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From midnight engine swaps to cars bursting into flames, the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) provided two days of fun and excitement for spectators and participants alike on its 25th anniversary. Held on back roads and downtown Houghton on Oct. 17 and 18, the LSPR prides itself as the ...

Lions look to build off of strong 2018-19 showing

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HANCOCK — Just one year ago, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team stood at a crossroads. Would they finally turn a corner or would they would they remain irrelevant in the NCHA? It took 60 minutes on Oct. 27 for fans and community members to find an answer as the Lion stunned ...

Girl power: Chassell, Hancock win in Marquette

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MARQUETTE — It was a day worth celebrating for the Chassell and Hancock girls here Saturday as they earned championships in the Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals. Chassell, which placed four among the Top 8, gained their third straight Division 3 title and won for the fifth time in six ...

Wood paces Houghton to third-place finish

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MARQUETTE — Joe Wood’s mission to capture an Upper Peninsula cross country championship was accomplished here in Saturday’s Division 1 Finals. The Houghton junior won for the first time, covering the 3.1-mile course in a personal-best 16 minutes, 57.8 seconds. He was followed by ...

Lakes take a step closer to clinching playoff spot with win

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HARRIS — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes moved one step closer to a playoff berth with a dominant 42-0 shutout win over Bark River-Harris here Saturday in a WestPAC Iron Division matchup. The first cracks in the Broncos’ defense appeared with a 29-yard pass from Lakes’ quarterback Carter ...

WITH GALLERY: Calumet dominates in 42-6 win over Hancock

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CALUMET — Calumet took control early and cruised to a 42-6 win over Hancock on Friday. The Copper Kings (7-1) scored twice in the first quarter and took a 30-0 halftime lead over the Bulldogs. Nick Djerf and Dryden Nelson both had two rushing touchdowns in the win. Dean Loukus made a ...

Prep Football: Mountaineers roll over Purple Hornets, 51-6

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L’ANSE — The Iron Mountaineers moving their undefeated season to an eight game as they thrashed the L’Anse Purple Hornets 51-6 on Friday night. “I am happy with the win,” said Iron Mountain head coach Robin Martilla. “We were able to spread the ball around. I liked the fact a lot ...