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Girls BB Moving On to Regional Final

The hesitant, second-guessing team at the start of the season is no more. Instead, the Calumet Copper Kings have transformed into a defensive juggernaut that is playing with the confidence and ability that Jeff Twardzik always imagined they were capable of. Forget a rebuilding season, Calumet stands one win away from a regional championship after […]

Kings Win 3rd Consecutive District Championship

Despite a roster overhaul from last season’s 23-1 team, Calumet head coach Jeff Twardzik always believed this Calumet Copper Kings squad had enough returning talent and new contributors to make a run to the state semifinals at the Breslin Center. Calumet kept its postseason dream alive by capturing its third consecutive district championship with a […]

Calumet Girls Win District Opener

Calumet’s height and full-court pressure made for a quick night for the Red Devils, who fell 67-32 in Monday night’s MHSAA Class C District 96 semifinal. The Devils committed 10 turnovers in the first quarter as Calumet raced to a 17-5 lead that grew to 43-17 at the half. Calumet had an advantage in size […]

Kariniemi Leads Kings Over Lake Linden-Hubbell

The Calumet Copper Kings ended the regular season with a 63-32 win over the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes Thursday in Calumet. Brooke Kariniemi led the Copper Kings with 11 points, while Lea Bjorn scored 10 and Celia Peterson added nine. “It was great to see balanced scoring,” Calumet head coach Jeff Twardzik said. “Especially Celia Peterson […]

Hailey Wickstrom Named WestPAC Player of the Year

After being a dominating inside presence throughout the season, 6-foot-3 Calumet senior Hailey Wickstrom was named the West-PAC Player of the Year by the league’s coaches on Tuesday. Wickstrom averaged a double-double with 19.3 points per game and 12.1 rebounds per contest. She scored a career-high 35 points in a 57-47 win over the Negaunee […]

Girl’s Basketball Cancelled Tonight

Due to illness at Baraga High School, tonight’s basketball game has been cancelled.  Because of the lateness of the season, and scheduling conflicts, it will not be made up.

Kings Take Down West Iron Co. in OT

Hailey Wickstrom scored 25 and Brooke Kariniemi added 18 points, proving to be a formidable post duo, leading the Calumet Copper Kings past the West Iron County Wykons in overtime, 71-63, Thursday in a West-PAC game in Calumet. The game was close throughout, with WIC leading 42-41 heading into the fourth before Calumet (12-5, 6-2) […]

Kings Cap Impressive Week With Win Over Escanaba

After an impressive win at Negaunee on Tuesday, The Copper Returned home to face a strong Escanaba team here on Thursday.  With only a handful of tuneups left for both teams before their respective district tournaments, the Calumet Copper Kings and Escanaba Eskymos met in a key late-season matchup at the Calumet Gym Thursday night. […]

Kings Get Huge Road Win at Negaunee

The Negaunee Miners didn’t have an answer for Copper Kings 6-foot-3 senior center Hailey Wickstrom, who poured in 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. That included 13 points for her in the first quarter and 12 in the third, the two periods that established Calumet leads. “We had a game plan for her, trying to […]

Kings Down L’Anse in WestPAC Action

The Calumet Copper Kings (8-4, 5-1) used their size to their advantage throughout the night as they took advantage of a much smaller L’Anse Purple Hornets team to come away with a 74-49 West-PAC victory Thursday night at the L’Anse Gym. Hornets coach Scott Lloyd was pleased with his team’s effort despite having to contend […]

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