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  • Midgets clinch 20th straight playoff appearance with win over Gremlins

    Jason Juno|Oct 14, 2017

    HURLEY - Sure Hurley probably could have made the playoffs regardless of Friday night's result. But from the opening play of the game, when the Midgets' Isaac DeCarlo ran down and knocked the ball loose from Houghton's running back just short of what looked like a sure touchdown, you got the feeling pretty quickly they weren't going to leave anything to chance. The Midgets clinched a WIAA Division 7 playoff berth with a 22-6 West-PAC win over Houghton. It's their 20th straight trip to the postse...

  • Miners wrap up season with 30-22 loss at Calumet

    Paul Peterson, Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton|Oct 14, 2017

    CALUMET — 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 CHS scooted in from 3 yards out. Matt Ojala took a pass from Brent Loukus for the 2-point conversion for an important 30-22 victory. The win lifted Calumet to 5-3 on the season and kept their hopes alive for a playoff spot. ...

  • Gladiators' comeback falls short, Witt piles up over 300 yards

    Pat Krause|Oct 14, 2017

    ONTONAGON - In a game loaded with offensive fireworks, Ontonagon made a fierce comeback, but Crystal Falls Forest Park held on for a 52-38 win in a Western Eight Conference battle with playoff implications for both teams. "The game was what we expected," Forest Park coach Dave Graf said. "It was hard-hitting, good physical football on both sides. I never thought we'd score 90 points. I thought we'd score four or five each (touchdowns). Ontonagon nearly came back on us. Jake Witt is the real deal...

  • Bergman pledges to continue support for Great Lakes Initiative

    Ralph Ansami|Oct 14, 2017

    BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution supporting continued funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the board received an update this week from U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet. Bergman said he signed a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump calling for $300 million for the program in fiscal year 2016. On May 5, Trump signed legislation to fund the government through Sept. 30 and that kept full funding for the GLRI intact, according to Bergman. As Congress considers the 2018 budget, B...

  • Community Calendar

    Oct 14, 2017

    Saturday, Oct. 14 Fall Used Book Sale, 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ironwood Memorial Building Auditorium, 906-575-3276. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer, Wis., School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Oct. 15 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer Community Center. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p... Full story