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Calumet Girls 3rd at Dome Meet

The Calumet girls claimed the highest finish of the two local schools in the Marquette D-1 Dome Invitational at Northern Michigan University, taking third well behind winners Marquette but not far off runners-up Menominee.  Marquette finished with 140 1/2 points, including enough (57) in distance events alone to match the Maroons.  Calumet, boosted by wins […]

Ben Johnson Makes Pro Hockey Debut

The Albany Devils signed left wing Ben Johnson to an amateur tryout contract, and he skated with the team for the first time Thursday morning. Johnson, a 19-year-old native of Calumet, Mich., just finished his third season with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL after the Spitfires were swept out of the postseason by London. […]

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Rowe and Loukus Named to All-UP Teams

A strong season for girls’ basketball in the Copper Country received recognition to match, as nine local players received All-U.P. honors announced today. In addition to Dream Teamers Elisa Jurmu of Houghton and Madi Swanson of L’Anse (see related story), two more locals were named to their respective class’s first teams and five to second […]

Calumet Alum Wins Gold in Sochi

Calumet Alum Joel Isaacson ’97, who helped the Copper Kings to an Ice Hockey State Championship in 1996,  recently won a gold medal in sled hockey at the 2104 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. defeated Russia 1-0, in a hard-fought match that was decided by a second-period goal. The Americans become the first […]

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Ben Storm Named To NCHC Academic All-Conference Team

Calumet alum, Ben Storm ’12, has been named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Academic All-Conference team for the 2013-14 season.  Storm, a Colorado Avalanche draft pick, is currently a freshman defenseman for the St. Cloud State Huskies.  Read the complete article here.

Kings District Hopes End With Loss To Ironwood

The Copper King’s bid for a district title ended here Wednesday night as they fell to the Ironwood Red Devils, 52-26 despite a 16-9 lead after the first quarter. “I thought we did what we needed to do defensively we talked about being able to keep them in the 40s. I thought if we could […]

Kings Use OT To Defeat Hancock in District Semi-Final

It took overtime to do it, but the Copper Kings defeated the Hancock Bulldogs 34-23 in the District 96 Boys Basketball Tournament on Monday night. “We didn’t give in on the defensive end at all tonight. We came out and each possession, no matter how frustrating it was on the other side, those guys managed […]

Kings Knock Off Escanaba In Final Game

The Copper Kngs put a signature win on the bottom of its boys’ basketball schedule Thursday night, knocking off U.P. No. 4 Escanaba 49-44 Thursday in the regular season finale.  The Copper Kings, who’ll host their Class C district tournament starting Monday, came in having lost three out of their last four, all road games […]

Copper Kings Earn Post-Season Awards

The following Copper Kings earned all-conference awards this week for their winter season performances: Hockey: Eric Mattila             Great Lakes Hockey Conference  2nd Team Bradley Erkkila       Great Lakes Hockey Conference Honorable Mention Girl’s Basketball: Lexi Rowe               WestPAC 1st Team Clara Loukus          WestPAC 2nd Team Ellen Twardzik         WestPAC Honorable Mention Boy’s Basketball: Paul Torola             WestPAC 1st Team […]

Kings Basketball Season Ends In District Final

The Calumet Copper Kings girl’s basketball season came to an end Wednesday night as they fell to the L’Anse Purple Hornets in the District 96 Championship game, 43-40. Though the teams’ meeting five days previous in the regular season finale, a 78-64 L’Anse win, was full of scoring runs, momentum swings and a tad bit […]

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