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Defense first: Buckley adds to Huskies’ depth on blue line

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HOUGHTON — When you are one of 11 new faces to join a college hockey program, it can be a daunting experience. For incoming freshman defenseman Tyrell Buckley, the transition should be a little easier. He already has a friendship with current Michigan Tech Huskies winger Gavin Gould. “I ...

Lucchini prepared to be focal point of Huskies’ offense

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HOUGHTON — With the graduation of Joel L’Esperance, Tyler Heinonen, Reid Sturos, and Brent Baltus over the past two seasons, senior forward Jake Lucchini enters his fourth season with the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey program as the highest-scoring returner. Lucchini has 34 goals and 78 ...

Kiilunen ready for larger role with Huskies

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HOUGHTON — With losing six defensemen over the past two seasons to graduation or professional contracts, fans are asking themselves who will protect the space in front of the net this season. That job falls on a relatively untested group of defenders which features one junior and one redshirt ...

Bulldogs need extra points, defeat Wykons Tuesday

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs moved to 3-3 on Tuesday night as they beat the Wykons of West Iron County 3-1 at the Hancock Gym. The Bulldogs came out ready to fight for their victory in a match that saw two sets that ran long. They won 24-26, 25–12, 27-25 and 25-18. “Our offense was ...

Gremlins sweep cross country meet in Calumet

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CALUMET — The chill of fall was in the air for some cross country running at the Calumet Invite at Swedetown Trails late Monday afternoon. With cloudy conditions and on a course with difficult choke points, both boys and girls managed to find enough space and work their way to strong ...

Gladiators swept by Wakefield Tuesday

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WAKEFIELD — Wakefield-Marenisco swept Ontonagon 25-21, 25-21, 25-21 in Copper Mountain Conference volleyball Tuesday night. “I thought my team did well for the amount of things I have changed coming in as a new coach,” Ontonagon coach Brittany Penegor said. “Wakefield’s ...

Calumet remains on top

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Week 2 of the U.P. Football Poll saw the Calumet Copper Kings remain at the top of the Large School rankings thanks to a 43-6 win over West Iron County and all six first-place votes. Also among large schools, Hancock remained in the discussion despite a late loss to Gwinn, 22-21, as they ...

Calumet wins

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IRON RIVER — Quarterback Brent Loukus and Matt Ojala each accounted for three scores as undefeated Calumet clubbed West Iron County 43-6 in a West PAC crossover football game at Nelson Field. Calumet (4-0) also capitalized on three WIC (3-1) turnovers. The Copper Kings never punted and the ...

Huskies drop first GLIAC match of season to Bulldogs

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HOUGHTON — Less than 24 hours after what felt like a nearly-perfect match for the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team against Northwood, the Huskies played a drastically different match on Saturday against the Ferris State Bulldogs. After dropping the first two sets to the Bulldogs, the ...

PLGC holds President’s Cup and Ryder Cup tournaments

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HOUGHTON — Melissa Stein won her first Portage Lake Golf Course (PLGC) President’s Cup women’s club championship on Sunday, Sept. 9. Stein shot a gross score of 89 and a net score of 67. Runner-up Julie Melchiori finished with a gross score of 97 and a net score of 71. Third place was ...

L’Anse wins ‘Battle of the Bay’ over Baraga after slow start

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BARAGA — Whenever the Baraga Vikings and L’Anse Purple Hornets meet, no matter the sport, the matchup will be a fierce one. On Thursday night at the Baraga Gym, the volleyball match between the two schools was exactly as advertised. The Vikings fought hard, but fell to the the visiting ...

Gremlins earn first victory

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HOUGHTON — As the two teams took to Sherman Field Friday night, the Houghton Gremlins appeared to be in the driver’s seat, holding a 12-8 advantage over the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes with both squads still looking for their first football victory of the 2018 season. Before the third ...

Undefeated Huskies take on Davenport

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HOUGHTON — When asked mid-week if he and his team were still basking in Saturday's one-point 31-30 overtime win against Hillsdale College, Huskies head football coach Steve Olson responded with a definitive “No.” “It was a hard-fought game as was to be expected,” he said. “It ...

Huskies take a big bite out of Timberwolves, win in three sets

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball coach Matt Jennings wanted his girls to start fast and set the pace of the home-opening match of the 2018 season Friday night at the Wood Gym. His girls did just that, winning 25-9, 25-17, 25-10, over the Northwood Timberwolves. “We are very ...

Life after Boston Marathon bombing for one victim

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HOUGHTON — The Center for Diversity and Inclusion welcomed Heather Abbott, to the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts to speak on Wednesday. Abbott is one of 264 people injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. She shared her journey to recovery. A regular participant in the marathon, ...