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No One Better: Kings Win It All!

The chant “U.P. power” isn’t just a catchy phrase that rocks arenas whenever a school from the Upper Peninsula reaches the final round of an MHSAA tournament. To the Calumet girls’ basketball team, it had real meaning on Saturday. The Copper Kings huddled in their hotel around a television to watch the 10 a.m. Class […]

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Kings Looking For a Crown

Clara Loukus was all jitters when Thursday’s first Class C Semifinal tipped off at the Breslin Center. And her coach Jeff Twardzik knew it.  But he also could tell from the way she launched her three-point shot with three minutes to play that it would find the bottom of the net and more importantly, that […]

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Copper Kings Breslin Bound

A long trip for the Calumet girls’ basketball team just got even longer.  Not that the Copper Kings mind.  Calumet extended its best playoff run since the Carter Administration with a stellar performance in the Class C quarterfinal at Petoskey on Tuesday, dominating Tawas at both ends of the floor in a 46-23 rout to […]

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Copper Kings Win Regional Championship

Members of this year’s Calumet girls’ basketball team are too young to remember the last time the Copper Kings were crowned regional champions.  The year was 1977 when Jimmy Carter was president and gasoline was selling for less than a dollar a gallon. Girls’ basketball was played in the fall at that time and Calumet […]

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Copper Kings Advance to Regional Final

Calumet junior guards Clara Loukus and Alexa Anderson combined for five points in a Class C girls’ regional basketball opener Tuesday night.  Their points couldn’t have come at a more opportune time as the Copper Kings hung on for a 41-36 basketball victory over the Iron Mountain Mountaineers.  The victory enables Calumet (21-2) to return […]

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Copper Kings to Face Ironwood for District Title

Calumet dispatched Hancock for the third time this season, beating the Bulldogs 50-32 in Monday’s MHSAA Class C District 96 semifinal at John Krznarich Gym.  The Copper Kings (13-8) travel to Ironwood (18-3) in Wednesday’s district final at 6:30 p.m. Ironwood won the final last year over the Kings at Calumet.  On Monday, Calumet made […]

Kings Come Close, But Fall in OT

Wyatt Liston didn’t have to push the puck far for a once-in-a-lifetime moment, just a few inches. His team was inches away from being pushed into the offseason in the Division 3 regional final Saturday against Calumet, but Cale Markham tied it up with 2:16 to play and Liston scored the first overtime winner in […]

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Boys Basketball Defeated By Escanaba

With districts beginning next week, the book on Escanaba’s season remains unfinished, but the regular season chapter concluded with a happy ending. The eight Escanaba seniors went out as winners as the Eskymos topped the Calumet Copper Kings 57-40, on Thursday. “This group has been one of my best groups,” Hudson said about the seniors […]

Kings Advance to Regional Championship

They may not have met this season until Thursday night, but the Calumet Copper Kings sure looked like a team with the book on what makes the Jeffers Jets tick. The Kings scored five goals in the first two periods to skate away with an 8-0 win at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena in the […]

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Kings Win District Championship

Wednesday night’s Class C District 96 Championship game played out like a Disney movie. It had been so long since the Calumet Copper Kings had a girls’ basketball title, no one could remember when it last happened. That all changed by the final buzzer as Lexie Rowe and her teammates came away with a 45-37 […]

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