Calumet Boys 8th Grade Basketball

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Copper Kings Hold Off Panthers

In what could have been billed as a battle of two of the best young guards in the area, the first round went to the Calumet Copper Kings’ Matthew Ojala, who was one of just three players all night to reach double digits. The Chassell Panthers got just five points from Abe Gockenbach, but still

Calumet Boys Win WestPAC Game at Hancock

For the Calumet Copper Kings, the first 16 minutes against the Hancock Bulldogs were a microcosm of their up-and-down season. There was the sharpshooting duo of freshman Matt Ojala and Wyatt Loukus going a combined 4 of 6 from 3-point range in the opening quarter, displaying how they can be a frustrating proposition for opposing

Kings Get WestPAC Win Over Hancock

The Hancock Bulldogs boys’ basketball team has been playing better of late. Unfortunately, it is still not enough yet, as witnessed Thursday night in their own gym as the Bulldogs pulled within two points with just 1:03 left, only to fall to the Calumet Copper Kings in a WestPac matchup for the second time this

Calumet Wins Road Game at Ontonagon

The Calumet Copper Kings (5-2) held off a late comeback attempt by the Ontonagon Gladiators to win 52-49 Monday in Ontonagon. Ontonagon (3-3) trailed by seven with a minute-and-a-half left, but managed to have a chance to tie on the game’s final possession. The Gladiators trailed by three, but couldn’t get a long 3 to

Calumet Comeback Downs Baraga

With his team clanking 3 after 3 from the perimeter, and the Baraga Vikings outplaying his squad, Calumet head coach Mike Ojala searched for an answer to ignite his team’s offense. So, he tried something he hadn’t done before: go big, and play the 6-foot-3 sophomore Copper Twardzik and 6-foot-6 junior Lenny Torola at the

Kings Open WestPAC with Win over Hancock

The moment Matt Ojala woke up on Monday morning, he experienced a wave of emotions from nervousness to excitement. For a freshman point guard about to make his debut against a rival, it would be difficult to blame him. But besides his smaller body frame, Ojala looked like anything but a freshman. The Calumet guard

Copper Kings to Face Ironwood for District Title

Calumet dispatched Hancock for the third time this season, beating the Bulldogs 50-32 in Monday’s MHSAA Class C District 96 semifinal at John Krznarich Gym.  The Copper Kings (13-8) travel to Ironwood (18-3) in Wednesday’s district final at 6:30 p.m. Ironwood won the final last year over the Kings at Calumet.  On Monday, Calumet made

Boys Basketball Defeated By Escanaba

With districts beginning next week, the book on Escanaba’s season remains unfinished, but the regular season chapter concluded with a happy ending. The eight Escanaba seniors went out as winners as the Eskymos topped the Calumet Copper Kings 57-40, on Thursday. “This group has been one of my best groups,” Hudson said about the seniors

Kings Fall to Undefeated Lakes

Lake Linden-Hubbell took over the game in the second quarter to come within one win of a perfect regular season, defeating Calumet 71-38 in a non-league game Friday.  Calumet had some success keeping the game at a manageable tempo early on, though the Lakes made outside shots, getting two threes apiece from Cody Kunnari and

Kings Double-up Chassell

Mike Ojala found a lot to like about his team’s performance Friday night against nonconference opponent Chassell. “I like the way we’re defending right now,” the Calumet High boys’ basketball coach said after a 60-28 win at Ed Helakoski Memorial Gym. “We’re moving our feet really well on defense, and making it tough on other