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Kings Lose in OT, CIC not Settled Yet

For the second straight night, a nearly completely full Calumet Colosseum was host a tightly-checked, hotly contested hockey game between two of the area’s top teams in the Calumet Copper Kings and the Hancock Bulldogs. Unlike Friday night’s contest, the Bulldogs jumped out to the 2-0 lead, saw the game tied in the third, and […]

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Kings Win Classic Opener in OT

Despite allowing the Hancock Bulldogs to even the game in the third period, the Calumet Copper Kings got the job done with just 2 minutes, 35 seconds left in the extra session as the Copper Kings took the opening game of the Copper Island Classic, 3-2, at the Calumet Colosseum Friday night. “I thought we […]

Calumet Hockey Excited to Start

Last season, the Calumet Copper Kings hockey club was in a state of rebuild. While it was one final kick at the can for long-time coach Jim Crawford, the Copper Kings had several new faces to integrate into their fold. He was helped last season by associate coach Dan Giachino. When all was said and […]

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Volleyball Season Ends at MHSAA Quarterfinal

A valiant effort came up a little short for the Calumet Copper Kings Tuesday night as they fell to the Traverse City St. Francis Gladiators 25-23, 25-16, 26-24 in a Class C state quarterfinal volleyball match at Manistique High School. “This hurts and it should hurt,” said Calumet coach Lisa Twardzik. “We graduated a lot […]

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Kings Capture 4th Straight Regional

On Thursday in L’Anse, the Class C regional championship was decided between the two remaining U.P. teams in the division, and Calumet left no room for judgement about who was the premier talent above the Mackinac Bridge. The Copper Kings overpowered the Iron Mountain Mountaineers, sweeping them 25-16, 25-7 and 25-16. “I’m proud of these […]

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Regional Championship Moved to L’Anse

The Calumet vs. Iron Mountain Regional Championship volleyball match has been moved from Gladstone to L’Anse High School Thursday at 6:30 eastern.  Thank you to the MHSAA and Iron Mountain High School for agreeing to make the location more central for both schools.  Go Kings!

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Kings Win Regional Opener

Going up against the class of volleyball in the Upper Peninsula for the Manistique Emeralds’ first regional tournament did little to dampen their spirit, Tuesday during a Class C regional semifinal at Gladstone High School. Calumet was as good as advertised, and even when the tables began to turn against them, the Copper Kings showed […]

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Copper Kings Win 4th Straight District Crown

After the celebration subsided and the Calumet Copper Kings mingled with fans and friends, relishing the moment of capturing a district title in straight sets over the Hancock Bulldogs, Calumet senior Janie Torola sported an ice pack on her right shoulder for precautionary measures.  The ice pack was the only thing that cooled her down […]

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Copper Kings Make History at Negaunee

Calumet and Negaunee have not played often since the 1960’s.  Since the rivalry has been renewed, Calumet has come close, but has not beaten Negaunee.  That all changed last night as the Calumet Copper Kings defeated Negaunee for the first time since 1965.  The first time that Negaunee and Calumet met on the gridiron this […]

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Kings Dominate WestPAC Football Selections

The Calumet Copper Kings went undefeated in the WestPac, and the conference champions were well-represented in the WestPac All-Conference football selections made by the coaches. Calumet earned 11 selections, combined, on the first and second teams, as well as a few individual honors. Calumet senior running back Robert Erkkila was the WestPac Offensive Player of […]

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