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Boys Basketball Loses to Westwood

A late rally could not overcome a poor shooting night as Calumet dropped a 38-30 nonconference game to the Westwood Patriots Thursday in Westwood. “Real physical game,” Calumet coach Mike Ojala said. “They forced us into too many 3s and we never got hot. “I expected low scoring, but we are capable of shooting better than

Kings Earn Season Sweep of Wykons

The Calumet Copper Kings snapped a three-game losing skid with a 52-40 West-PAC win over the West Iron County Wykons Thursday in Calumet. “Extremely proud of the girls as a team,” Calumet coach Jeff Twardzik said. “They are not giving up on each other and continue to believe good things will happen. Tonight was a good step

Calumet Beats Houghton 3-0 in GLHC Action

The Houghton Gremlins were on a five-game winning streak, capped with a come-from-behind overtime victory over Hancock. Markham had 299 wins and a chance to reach the 300 mark against Calumet. For a coach, it doesn’t get much better than hitting a career milestone with two wins against your biggest rivals. But hockey doesn’t care

Calumet Wins at L’Anse in Boys Basketball

The Calumet Copper Kings overwhelmed the L’Anse Purple Hornets 71-37 for a West-PAC victory Tuesday in L’Anse. Eli McParlan led Calumet with 22 points and Matt Ojala added 17 while Travis Ojala had 12. “Calumet is one of the best teams in the conference,” L’Anse coach Kyle Koski said. “Their defense is suffocating and their leadership

Gremlins Win WestPAC With Win Over Kings

Perhaps it hasn’t been as dominant or consistent as years past for the Houghton Gremlins. For every signature win this season, there seemed to be a head-scratching loss to follow. But after all the ups and downs, it certainly looked like same old Houghton on Monday. The Gremlins topped the rival Calumet Copper Kings 58-44

Kings Mercy Negaunee in Two PEriods

Calumet (8-11-2) only needed two periods to finish off Negaunee, as the Copper Kings mercy-ruled the visiting squad 9-0 on Thursday at the Colosseum. Six different players scored for Calumet: Brent Loukus, Dean Loukus and Rylan Anderson each netted two, while Sam Erkkila, Tyler Johnson and Scott Loukus each contributed one. The Copper Kings limited

Girls BB Falls to Escanaba

The Eskymos were quite impressive in the third quarter Thursday night against Calumet. And then they were not-so-impressive in the fourth quarter but escaped a furious comeback from the Copper Kings to pull out a 65-59 non-league victory. Esky led 28-18 at halftime and then kicked its up-tempo game into high gear on the way

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