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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 […]

Kings Open VB Districts with a Win

It wasn’t perfect and it wasn’t the cleanest, but the end result was the recent norm for the Calumet Copper Kings. The winners of the last four district titles began the quest for number five by sweeping the Chassell Panthers (25-12, 25-17, 25-14) in a district play-in game Monday in Chassell. Calumet will face the […]

Kings Down Lake Linden-Hubbell in Volleyball Action

In the small scope of things, it was a Calumet sweep. But Calumet’s Lisa Twardzik and Lake Linden-Hubbell’s Maureen Schick know as well as anyone that the middle of October is about getting a team ready for a deep postseason run. So after Twardzik’s squad topped Schick’s (25-18, 25-16, 25-18) on Parents’ Night in a […]

Kings Even WestPAC Series With Houghton

From a sophomore role player on varsity last year, to one of Calumet’s primary outside hitters, Lea Bjorn has seen her responsibilities increase as much as anyone these past two seasons. In the third set Tuesday night against the Houghton Gremlins, Calumet had never needed Bjorn more. And she delivered. After winning the first two […]

Calumet Wins Houghton Invite

Volleyball is a game of momentum. That truth was on display Saturday afternoon in the Houghton Gym, as the Calumet Copper Kings used it to help them win a three-set duel with the Houghton Gremlins to win the Houghton Invite, 25-19, 22-25, 15-13. Copper Kings coach Lisa Twardzik likes the challenge of having to face […]

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