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WestPAC on the Verge of Expansion

During a scheduled meeting the current West-PAC athletic directors (Calumet, Hancock, Houghton, L’Anse and West Iron County) preliminarily approved the addition of Ishpeming, Negaunee, Iron Mountain, Gwinn and Westwood for full conference membership to the West-PAC. “The most important contingency is being able to create schedules for all schools involved,” West-PAC commissioner and Calumet athletic

Kings Secures WestPAC Volleyball Crown

A year ago the Calumet Copper Kings dropped a four-set road match to the Houghton Gremlins that would ultimately force the two rivals to split the regular season West-PAC volleyball championship. That loss irked the nine seniors on this season’s Calumet squad, so they set out to leave no doubt about who would be this

Copper Kings Win Houghton Invite

For the past three seasons, no local volleyball team has delivered more clutch moments than the Calumet Copper Kings. Whether it’s been a kill, dig or a game-changing ace, Calumet has consistently found ways to rally. On Saturday, the five-time defending regional champs added another chapter to its impressive catalog of comebacks. Just two points

Kings Improve to 5-3 with Win Over Gogebic

After an offensive first half Friday night, the Calumet Copper Kings and Gogebic Miners decided to play some defense in the second half. The two teams were knotted at 22-22 after the first two quarters, but the only scoring in the final half came with six minutes to play when junior tailback Travis Ojala of

Gipp Earns CC 1st Team All-Conference

From August to October, through sweltering days under the sun to breezy afternoons with a chill in the air, the one constant all year during the local cross country circuit has been the dominance from the usual names. Team-wise, it’s been the Houghton Gremlins and Chassell Panthers. Individually, Clayton Sayen and Lela Rautiola have ruled.

Calumet Remains Undefeated in WestPAC VB Play

The Calumet Copper Kings made it six in a row in West-PAC play, sweeping the L’Anse Purple Hornets (25-9, 25-10, 25-15) Thursday in L’Anse. Calumet’s Lea Bjorn and Celia Kiilunen each had nine kills, while Bjorn also had seven aces. Amber Johnson added 13 digs, and Brea Johnson had eight digs and 14 assists. Niina

Kings Beat Negaunee in Non-Conference VB

The Calumet Copper Kings continued to roll against the Negaunee Miners, earning a sweep (25-10, 25-13, 25-11) Tuesday in non-conference action in Calumet. Lea Bjorn led Calumet with 21 kills on 37 attempts; Brea Johnson added 22 assists; and Amber Johnson recorded 20 digs.  

Gipp Wins First Career CC Race

Calumet’s Clarity Gipp has been among the frontrunners throughout this cross country season. The freshman harrier took it a step further in Monday’s West Iron County Invitational, earning her first varsity victory by covering the hilly 2.8-mile course in 18 minutes, 56 seconds. “Clarity had never run cross country before this year and worked real

Kings Runner-Up at Suttons Bay Invite

The Calumet Copper Kings earned runner-up honors in the Gold Bracket at the 14-team Suttons Bay Invite Saturday. Calumet fell to Kingsley in the championship match 21-25, 20-25. The Copper Kings were undefeated prior to the matchup with Kingsley, defeating Suttons Bay (25-2, 25-13, 25-6), Onekama (25-17, 25-15, 25-11), Grand Traverse Academy (25-18, 25-14) and