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Michigan Tech among hockey schools discussing affilation change

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HOUGHTON — In a press release Friday, Michigan Technological University was named as one of seven schools named who have entered into an agreement with MKurtz Consulting to explore the possiblity of forming a new men’s hockey conference which would begin play in the 2021-22 season. “The ...

Nine locals to take part in All-Star game

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MARQUETTE — On Saturday, eight high school football players who recently graduated from their schools will be competing in the U.P. Football All-Star Game at the Superior Dome in Marquette. The game, which is slated to start at 1 p.m., features some of the top senior athletes from across ...

Minor softball champs

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Range Bank defeated the Frank A. Douglass Agency, 12-4, on Monday to win the Portage Lake Little League Minor Softball Championship. Lucy Biekkola pitched a complete game and had seven strikeouts for Range Bank. Kaelyn Rouleau, Meridyn Rautiola, and Tally Storm each had two hits for Range ...

Houghton still unbeaten

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n remained unbeaten in Over 50 Softball League play Thursday night. The league leaders scored a 10-4 win over Tapiola behind three hits by Dave Kamerand. Adding two safeties each for the 6-0 winners were winning pitcher Scott Madajewski, Jed Pollard, Dave Usitalo, Darren Hietala and Dan ...

Superior Polymer and KBear 102 advance to championship

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LAURIUM — KBear 102 took an early lead with a four-run first inning and although it was a close battle held off Dean Kangas State Farm in a semifinal matchup. Henry Johnson and Max Harju lead off the game with walks, Max Spelich drove in Johnson as the game’s first run with a double. Owen ...

Rajala’s Kitchens downs Pats Foods for trip to title game

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SOUTH RANGE — The boys and girls of Rajala’s Kitchens are not afraid to swing the bat. When they step up to the plate, they want to hit. On Wednesday, they swung their way to a 9-4 win over Pat’s Foods in Portage Lake Little League Minors semifinal action. “They are trained to swing ...

McDonalds beats UP Audiology for Major Softball crown

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HANCOCK — Sadie Biekkola struck out 15 opposing hitters to help McDonald’s defeat UP Audiology 7-2 in the Portage Lake Little League major softball championship game at the Hancock Driving Park Wednesday. McDonald’s scored two runs in the bottom of the first on a single by Naomi Frahm. ...

Coca Cola takes both ends of doubleheader Wednesday

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CHASSELL — Hot temperatures helped Coca Cola’s hot bats in a pair of victories over Northern Michigan Landbrokers in Copper Country Woman’s Fastpitch Softball play on Wednesday at Chassell Field. Coca Cola won 12-4 and 7-1 on the night. Coca Cola took advantage of some slow returns with ...

Kids Fishing Day on Saturday

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The Rockland Pond Kids Day will be this Saturday. The annual event is another community event put on by the Upper Peninsula Sport Fisherman’s Association. The volunteer organization strives to get children into fishing. “All you need to do is bring the kids to the Rockland pond. Fishing ...

Time flies even if you don’t

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The passage of time is something a person has no control over. A couple of recent things clearly reminded me of that. First, there was the news that Hancock’s Shane Burcar had been hired for the men’s head basketball coaching job at Northern Arizona University. One, I had just a ...

Superior Service scores 16 in one inning, earns win

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SOUTH RANGE — It just took one inning for Superior Service Towing to show they were the better team on Tuesday night as they defeated the Chassell VFW, 16-0, in Portage Lake Little League Majors playoff action. That inning was the top of the first as Superior scored all 16 of their runs in ...

Roundup: KBear wins in extras, NorthStar wins

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ight for playoff baseball at the Gipp Fields on Tuesday. REL Inc. took an early lead on KBear in the opener with two runs in the top of the first as Ryder Hyrkas and Luke Hamlin both walked and came in to score on wild pitches. Both starters settled in after that and pitched well. Toby ...

Kirby throws no-hitter as SNB-Stanton tops Garnet

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STANTON — Looking to end their three-game losing streak Tuesday night, Superior National Bank-Stanton did just that, earning an 11-0 Copper Country Twilight League victory over Garnet Garage at Stanton Field. Kevin Bostwick drove the SNB-Stanton offense with three runs scored on the ...