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Kings Win WestPAC Match-Up at Hancock

Lea Bjorn spent the first two years of her varsity career playing alongside dominant outside hitters Janie Torola and Hailey Wickstrom. But after both Torola and Wickstrom took their talents to Northern Michigan University following graduation, Bjorn is now the Calumet Copper Kings’ No. 1 offensive option in her senior year. If you think she’d […]

Kings Win Silver at Ashwaubenon

The Calumet Copper Kings volleyball team finished as the Silver Bracket champions in Green Bay on Saturday. Calumet rallied after dropping the opening set to Seymour in the title match, 21-25, to win the final two sets 25-23, 16-14 to capture the silver bracket championship. The Copper Kings topped Sturgeon Bay in the semifinals 25-12, […]

Copper Kings Sweep Chassell in Non-Conference Action

Lea Bjorn recorded a career-high 25 kills, leading the Calumet Copper Kings to a sweep over the Chassell Panthers (25-7, 25-20, 25-18) Thursday in a non-conference match-up in Calumet. “Lea Bjorn had an outstanding game hitting from the outside,” Calumet head coach Matt Laho said. “She also had some really tough serves. The team played well tonight. […]

Kings Win Kingsford Invite

The Calumet Copper Kings were on a mission to regain their volleyball title in Saturday’s Kingsford Invitational. They achieved that by defeating Iron Mountain 21-13, 21-12 in the championship match. The Copper Kings outlasted Negaunee 21-9, 14-21, 15-11 in the semifinals and Iron Mountain eliminated North Dickinson 21-13, 21-13 in the other semifinal. This marked […]

Calumet Falls Short In State Final Bid

There were moments when the Bronson Vikings would send the ball flying over the net with a ferocious velocity. The speed sometimes left the Calumet defenders frozen — not able to do anything but watch the ball whizz by for a point. Sometimes you just have to tip your cap. Bronson displayed the speed, power […]

Calumet To Face Bronson in MHSAA Semi-Final

After four years of experiencing the pain of defeat in the Class C Quarterfinals, or watching those before them falter in that quirky quarterfinal, the Calumet Copper Kings redeemed the failures of the past with a four-set victory over Traverse City St. Francis to put the Copper Kings in its first semifinal since 2008. The […]

Copper Kings Advance to Battle Creek

Several Copper Kings took deep breaths from a helium-filled balloon following Tuesday night’s state quarterfinal volleyball match. Their high-pitched voices only amplified the excitement Calumet felt after knocking off Traverse City St. Francis 3-1 (25-22, 13-25, 28-26, 25-23) to advance to the Class C state semifinals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. The victory marked […]

Copper Kings Win VB Regional Title

There may have been a few anxious moments, but the Calumet Copper Kings regrouped in plenty of time Thursday night to preserve a 3-1 (25-7, 25-23, 20-25, 25-15) volleyball triumph over the Rudyard Bulldogs in a Class C regional final. This marked the fifth consecutive regional championship for the Copper Kings, who are scheduled to […]

Copper Kings Advance To Regional Championship

It was dominating performance by the Calumet Copper Kings Tuesday night to say the least as they cruised past the Munising Mustangs 3-0 (25-16, 25-6, 25-21) in a Class C regional volleyball opener.Calumet returns to Gladstone High School for Thursday’s title match against Rudyard, which squeezed past Iron Mountain 3-2 in Tuesday’s opener. Thursday’s match […]

VB Kings Win 5th Straight District Title

They converged to grab the trophy, all fighting to get a hand on the district title. Then they made their way to the wall to pose for a photo. By now, the Calumet Copper Kings know the drill. Whether it was Calumet senior Hailey Wickstrom experiencing her third district title, or any of the six […]

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