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Copper Kings Gear UP for Huge Playoff Match

The Copper Kings have their pregame routine down to a science. It all starts with a locker room dance party — though their skills clearly lie elsewhere. “None of us are any good,” senior Lea Bjorn said with a laugh. Then, they talk about the upcoming game and have some quiet time to reflect. Somewhere along

Calumet Wins District Opener Against L’Anse

The Calumet Copper Kings have traditionally owned late October and early November by winning the last five district and regional volleyball championships.  And they’re off to a flawless start for number six. Calumet swept the L’Anse Purple Hornets in about as dominating fashion as possible (25-9, 25-4, 25-4) Monday in a district play-in game at

“Gritty” Season Ends in Playoff Loss

Calumet’s football season ended Saturday, but not without a fight. The Copper Kings gave Traverse City St. Francis a scare on its home turf before the Gladiators pulled away for a 28-6 Division 6 semifinal district victory at Thirlby Field. “We’ve played some physical teams this year, but that is by far the most physical

Preview: Calumet at Traverse City St. Francis

Calumet has faced its share of power football teams throughout the season, but none compare to the Traverse City St. Francis Gladiators. TCSF averaged 268 rushing yards per game (6.9 per carry) while utilizing a T-based offense with four players gaining over 340 yards this season. On the defensive side, they’ve been even more impressive,

WestPAC Champions Dominate All-Conference Selections

The West-PAC All-Conference volleyball teams were announced, Tuesday as selected by the area coaches. Calumet senior libero Amber Johnson was awarded West-PAC Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second season in a row. She was joined by senior teammate Lea Bjorn, who was named player of the year, and Calumet coach, Matt Laho,

Several Kings Earn All-Conference Honors

Each week opposing teams schemed against Calumet senior defensive end Cooper Twardzik. Offenses would routinely call pitches and off-tackle runs to the opposite side of the field in hopes of avoiding the 6-foot-4, 250-pound end. It still wasn’t enough to lessen Twardzik’s impact. Twardzik was named the West-PAC Defensive Player of the Year on Monday

Copper Kings Finish WestPAC Schedule Undefeated

At the beginning of the season Calumet coach Matt Laho preached the importance of defense to his team. He said if they wanted to win, the Copper Kings would have to learn to “work hard, get on the floor and sacrifice their bodies.” Something about the speech stuck, and they’ve been playing that way ever since. Their defensive

MHSAA Football Playoff Game Details

The Calumet Copper Kings (6-3) will travel to Traverse City St. Francis (8-1) for an MHSAA Pre-District playoff game on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00pm.  The game will be played at Thirlby Field.  Thirlby Field is located at 410 W. Thirteenth St in Traverse City.

Kings Qualify for Playoffs with Gladstone Win

The moment of truth arrived for the Calumet Copper Kings late in Friday night’s football game versus the Gladstone Braves. Gladstone, trailing 20-16, had the ball at the Calumet 7-yard line with a first down and just under five minutes to play. But after five plays (including two GHS penalties and two CHS sacks), the

Copper Kings Sweep Lake Linden-Hubbell

In a matchup of the two reigning conference champions, the Calumet Copper Kings defeated the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes in three sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-14) Thursday in Lake Linden. Calumet clinched the West-PAC volleyball title on Tuesday with a win over Houghton, while LL-H (16-7-3, 7-0) has won the last seven Copper Country conference titles and