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Pink Jersey Nights to Support Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital

Next week, the Calumet athletic program will be raising money to support LOCAL cancer care at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.  On Tuesday, the Copper King hockey team will host Houghton at 7pm at the Colosseum.  The Kings will be wearing commemorative jerseys that will be available to purchase in a silent auction.  The minimum bid on each

Calumet Girls Lose to Negaunee

Natalie Bartle scored 27 points as No. 2 Negaunee cruised to a 61-36 nonleague win over Calumet Tuesday in Calumet. Bartle scored 21 of Negaunee’s 30 second and third-quarter points. “Bartle is as good as I’ve ever seen,” Calumet coach Jeff Twardzik said. “Incredibly talented with a lot of toughness.” The Copper Kings struggled to score overall,

Copper Kings Defeat Chassell in Non-Conference Action

It was just a short sequence in the boys basketball game between Calumet and Chassell Tuesday night. But it proved to be one that helped settle the outcome between two evenly-matched teams. With his team behind by a 27-26 margin with under 30 seconds left in the opening half, Calumet’s Travis Ojala took control. He

Twardzik Signs With NMU

Calumet’s Cooper Twardzik has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Northern Michigan University. Twardzik has earned three letters in football, basketball and track at Calumet High School. In football as a junior, he earned West-PAC Second Team honors and was selected to the All-U.P. First Team as a defensive end.  As a

Kings Come Up Short in Trenton Shootout

No. 3 Calumet (7-11-2) took No. 6 Warren DeLaSalle (8-8-2) to a shootout Saturday in Trenton before falling 4-3. Jordan Kovacs and Josh Glinski scored for DeLaSalle in the shootout, while Brent Loukus was the lone Copper King to net a goal. Kovacs and Cameron Chrisman scored for DeLaSalle in regulation, and Sam Erkkila and

Calumet Continues to Deny Flint-Powers

No. 3 Calumet fell behind fellow Division 3 opponent No. 2 Flint Powers Catholic by one goal early in the first period, before rattling off five goals for a 5-1 win Friday in Trenton. Flint Powers (14-2-2) scored its lone goal following a power play, but Calumet (7-9-2) answered with three goals in the period,

Kings Get Back To Winning Ways at L’Anse

L’Anse went into halftime trailing Calumet by just two points, but the Copper Kings erupted for a 20-9 third quarter on the way to a 50-43 West-PAC victory Thursday in L’Anse. “The key to the game was we didn’t shoot well and we turned the ball over,” L’Anse coach Scott Lloyd said. “Their ball pressure was too

Local Hockey Coaches Featured

It’s October and Houghton County has just experienced its first snow of the season. It’s barely sticking to the ground, but water is beginning to freeze. There, on the side of a road in Hancock, two little boys have been waiting for winter. Now that it’s here they are taking full advantage of the best

# 1 Hancock Downs Kings 3-1

The No. 12 jersey hung in Hancock’s locker room for nine days. In that span, Hancock played two games and had numerous practices. Finally, the owner of the jersey couldn’t take it anymore. Nine days felt like an eternity: He had to put the red, gold and white garment back on. “That jersey needed to

Kings Lose to Hancock 38-36

No space: Seven letters, two syllables and probably the most used words in the Hancock gym on Monday night. Calumet coach Jeff Twardzik called out “No space” nearly every time Hancock had the ball, encouraging the Copper Kings to play tight defensively on the ballhandlers. But the two words could be used to describe several facets of the game.