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  • District Champs!

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  • Kings Win In OT

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Copper Kings Win District BB Title

It’s March Madness, when players without a lot of hype often play starring roles. Such was the case Wednesday night for Lenny Torola and Jesse Helminen of the Calumet Copper Kings in a Class C district tourney championship game against Hancock. “No question, Lenny Torola and Jesse Helminen really stepped up,” Calumet coach Mike Ojala […]

Boys’ BB Game Will Be Played as Scheduled

The District 96 Championship game between Calumet and Hancock will be played as scheduled tonight.  The game is scheduled to start at 7:00pm and is being played in Calumet.

Boys Basketball Wins District Opener

The L’Anse Purple Hornets hung tough for one quarter against favored Calumet Monday in Class C boys basketball district tourney action. Then the roof fell in on the Purple Gang in the second quarter as the Copper Kings used a smothering defense to put the game way. “We talked about staying focused,” CHS coach Mike […]

Kings Win WestPAC Title

With Hancock’s 59-46 WestPAC win over the West Iron County Wykons, the Calumet Copper Kings are now the lone winners of the regular season West-PAC title. The Copper Kings (14-6) closed the season with a 6-2 WestPAC record, while the loss drops WIC to 5-3 in the conference. The Copper Kings will travel to L’Anse […]

Mike Ojala Named WestPAC Coach of the Year

Calumet’s Mike Ojala was selected as the Coach of the Year. His Copper Kings earned a West-PAC regular season title with a 6-2 record, edging out the West Iron County Wykons (5-3). Hancock senior Chad Raasio spent time defending the opposing team’s best player, scoring, distributing and being a regular on the boards for the […]

Kaipio Leads Calumet Over Lake Linden-Hubbell

The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes had no answer for the Calumet Copper Kings’ David Kaipio as he led all scorers with 25 points to help the Copper Kings earn a 90-63 victory over the Lakes Friday night. Kaipio scored 11 of his 25 points in the opening quarter including nine points from 3’s. He added one […]

Copper Kings Come Up Short at Chassell

Protecting a three-point lead with 12.5 seconds remaining, Chassell head coach Bill Sleeman was debating the age-old question: To foul, or not to foul? As it turned out, his players — a prideful bunch — wanted to trust in their defense to stifle the Calumet Copper Kings one more time. With senior Hunter Rautiola and […]

Copper Kings Win at Houghton

In a game that was plodding along at a snail’s pace, Calumet head coach Mike Ojala saw an opportunity to ratchet up the pressure. So his team began picking up Houghton’s guards further up and trapping them, forcing the Gremlins into miscue after miscue. The adjustment turned a 20-20 game into an eventual 43-30 West-PAC […]

Calumet Boys Beat ETC in OT

The Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers failed to put away the Calumet Copper Kings in regulation, and Calumet made them pay. Calumet’s Matt Ojala hit a 3 with a defender in his face with 12 seconds left in overtime to lead Calumet to a 54-52 overtime nonconference win over E-TC Tuesday in Ewen. Ojala led Calumet with […]

Boys BB Records Wins Over Ontonagon and Baraga

Ontonagon:   The Calumet Copper Kings set the tone in the first quarter, holding the Ontonagon Gladiators to a single point before Calumet earned a 52-35 non-conference win Monday in Ontonagon. Cooper Twardzik scored 17 and Matt Ojala added 16 for the Copper Kings (3-1). Ontonagon’s Mitchell Borseth scored 21 to pace the Gladiators. “Good […]


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