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Houghton Rotary continues hot run, tops CC Elks

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SOUTH RANGE —Houghton Rotary notched another victory in the win column in Portage Lake Little League Minors action Wednesday night as they downed the Copper Country Elks, 17-10, at Veterans Field. It was Houghton’s third win in a row as they are heating up as the regular season comes to an ...

2nd win: Garnet Garage earns victory over Dean Kangas, 3-1

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HANCOCK — In a tightly-contested game Tuesday, Garnet Garage used a three-run outburst over two innings to earn a victory over Dean Kangas-State Farm at the Hancock Driving Park. For Garnet, pitcher Austin Kuivanen had a strong night, allowing his first hit in the third inning and only ...

Auto Pro earns 13-6 win over Rajala’s Kitchens

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SOUTH RANGE — In Portage Lake Little League Minors action Wednesday, Auto Pro Glass & Tire earned a 13-6 victory over Rajala’s Kitchens at Veterans Field in South Range. Redick Randell, Forrest LaCourt, Danny Sturos, Vince Heinonen and Kirk Larson all had multiple hits for Auto ...

Is there room for one more miracle?

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The St. Louis Blues and Toronto Raptors have already shown that miracles can occur in the world of professional sports. In this most improbable of years, the Blues stunned all in the hockey world by defeating the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. And their first-ever cup came ...

New leaders: REL moves into first in Twilight League

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STANTON — All it took was one big inning as REL Inc.-Mohawk Technology downed Superior National Bank- Stanton, 9-3, in Twilight League action on Tuesday at Stanton Field. The half inning in question was the top of the fifth as REL broke a 0-0 score and put seven runs on the ...

DP Construction earns 13-3 win over Green Tree Health

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LAURIUM — In Portage Lake Little League Minors action on Saturday, DP Construction earned a 13-3 win over Green Tree Health and Rehab. Casey Hiller, Chase Keranen and Matthew Bennett all put in time on the mound for DP. With the game tied at 1-1 after two innings, DP broke things open when ...

Elks use some big innings to top Auto Pro

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SOUTH RANGE — The Copper Country Elks cruised to a 13-5 win over visiting Auto Pro Glass & Tire in Portage Lake Little League Minors action Monday at Veterans Field in South Range. With the win, the Elks earned their third victory of the year. Nearly every player moved the scoreboard by ...

SNB sweeps Coca Cola with quick bats and strong gloves

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LAKE LINDEN — Superior National Bank (SNB) moved to 4-0 in the Copper Country Women’s Fastpitch Softball league as they swept Coca Cola, 17-5 and 12-4, Monday at the Boneyard in Lake Linden. The ladies from SNB dominated both games with their bats and with their gloves. In the first ...

Big victory: J. Peltier earns 8-1 win over Keweenaw

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SOUTH RANGE — J. Peltier Construction put together a wicked combination of quick bats and strong gloves that added up to an 8-1 victory over Keweenaw Lions Club in Portage Lake Little League action on Saturday at Veterans Field. “The kids put together a complete game,” said J. ...

Sayen’s rallies, but too late to catch ECP

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SOUTH RANGE — In nearly perfect conditions for baseball, Saturday’s Portage Lake Little League Majors action, ECP Funeral Home topped Sayen’s Auto Sales, 18-10, at Veterans Field in South Range. Sayen’s came out swinging with three runs from Brayden Larson, Ian Hemboff and Kirby ...

Rajala’s Kitchens tops KBear 102, 13-12

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LAURIUM — Rajala’s Kitchens traveled north to face KBear 102 at Gipp Field in Laurium. Offense was the story of the game as Rajala’s snuck away with a 13-12 victory. Rajala’s scored five runs in the first inning. Connor Helminen started with a double. Drew Larson and Jared Freeman had ...

Running in remembrance: Markham Run fun for all

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HOUGHTON — The Thatcher Markham Memorial Run started in Hancock and ended in Houghton prior to the 2019 bridgefest pride began. Just over 400 participants from near and far gathered to take part in the race. “I think it was a great event,” said race director Ryan Towles. “I think ...

Auto Pro tops DP, 9-4

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SOUTH RANGE — In Portage Lake Little League Minors action Wednesday, Auto Pro Glass & Tire defeated DP Construction, 9-4, at Veterans Field in South Range. Ted Kilpela got the call on the mound for Auto Pro and in four innings of work, he had six strikeouts while only giving up two ...

Legends: Barry was an all-around athlete

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CALUMET — He might not have been the biggest or fastest athlete who ever competed in sports locally. But Calumet’s Fred Barry was talented enough to star in just about any sport he tried. The late Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Famer was a standout in football, hockey, track and baseball, ...

Garnet Garage gets win

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STANTON — The newest and youngest team in the Copper Country Twilight League captured their first win on Thursday and did so in dramatic fashion. Garnet Garage beat REL Inc.-Mohawk Technology, 1-0, on a walk-off error in the bottom of the seventh inning. It was a pitching duel as REL’s ...

Remaining unbeaten

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TAPIOLA — Houghton stayed unbeaten in Over 50 Softball League play Thursday, but not before getting a battle from Chassell. Trailing 7-2 early in the game, Houghton rallied back for a 10-9 win to go to 4-0 on the season. Madajewski was the winning pitcher, with Mitch Lake getting the ...