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Deep returns: Gremlins return experience for 2018-19 hockey season

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins hockey team had, by most accounts, a successful 2017-18 season despite not getting past Calumet and Hancock in the end. However, despite losing their starting goaltender and their captain to graduation, the Gremlins are ready to hit the ice quickly with a ...

Two local athletes earn props

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Playing on a winning team can be an enjoyable experience at nearly every level. But how about those talented athletes who spend most of their careers on the losing side of the equation? Dillion Hueckstaedt and Haley Makela of Finlandia University are two athletes who earned their spurs the ...

Crouch, Wilson named All-UP

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LAKE LINDEN — As the smallest of the small schools in the WestPAC Football Conference, the Lake Linden Lakes knew they had their work cut out for them on the gridiron for the 2018 football season. In short they would be facing teams bigger in size and with larger roster numbers. The Lakes ...

Champs: Portage Lake earns Yooper Cup in shootout

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MARQUETTE — Over the past weekend, the Portage Lake Flyers 12U hockey team fought all the way to the finals in the inaugural Yooper Cup tournament this past weekend at Lakeview Arena in Marquette. The Yooper Cup was started as a way of getting four U.P. teams and four L.P. teams together ...

Finlandia falls to Dubuque 90-54 Monday

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HANCOCK — Playing four games in one week would wear on any team, especially one as young as the Finlandia Lions women’s basketball team, who fell Monday to a much quicker Dubuque Spartans, 90-54, at the Paavo Nurmi Center, dropping to 0-3 so far this season. “It was our third game in ...

Veterans Day rooted in ending war to end wars

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One hundred years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, soldiers from many nations lowered their swords and quieted their rifles, as hostilities were put to a stop in what was then called The Great War, or “the war to end all wars.” We, of course now, refer to this ...

Huskies season ends with loss to Northwood

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies came into Saturday with one goal in mind: win. A win would have pushed their season to 5-5 and they would with have finished strong. Despite a solid first half, the Huskies struggled in the third quarter, falling behind. The Huskies did score 13 points ...

Lions season ends with tough loss at home to Alma, 37-0

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HANCOCK — Alma College had a little too much of everything Saturday afternoon for Finlandia University. That described the Scots' 37-0 football victory over the Lions at a snowy McAfee Field. The Lions came into the season-ending MIAA contest with hopes of securing their first victory of ...

Huskies look to build off successful 2017-18 campaign

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech basketball is officially back in action this weekend as the Huskies head to Marquette for a GLVC/GLIAC tournament which will feature McKendree University, Lewis University and Northern Michigan University. The Huskies closed their 2017-18 campaign with an overall ...

Finlandia still looking for their first win at St. Norbert

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DEPERE, Wis. — While the college hockey season lasts into February, the reality is that it really is a short season, which is part of why the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team’s 0-3-0 start feels worse that it actually is. The Lions dropped a pair of home games against Trine last ...

Finlandia loses to Calvin, 82-47

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HANCOCK — A young Finlandia women's basketball team fell to the Calvin College Knights, 82-47, Friday night at the Paavo Nurmi Center with the Lions missing the mark inside the paint and the Knights’ more accurate on 3-pointers. The Knights were able to aggressively control the court for ...

Lions look to build off fast start while still away from home

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ADRIAN, Mich. — With a 2-0-1 record to start the young season, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team are clicking on several cylinders much quicker that perhaps even head coach Joe Burcar could have expected. Just to put things in perspective, the Lions had not won two games combined in ...

Lions look to close season on a positive note

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HANCOCK — A long and trying season will come to an end for the Finlandia University football team on Saturday when Alma College comes to town. On paper, the game appears to be the best chance for FU (0-9 overall and 0-7 in the MIAA) to snag a victory as Alma (1-8, 0-7) invades McAfee ...

No place like home for Tech volleyball Wednesday

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HOUGHTON — Coming off a less-than-ideal weekend on the road at Ferris State and Northwood, the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team returned to the friendly confines of the Student Development Complex and the Wood Gym Wednesday night for their opening match of the GLIAC Tournament against ...

Dog fight: Huskies and Bulldogs face off

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Tech Huskies hockey season is off to a good start for the young team who have bounced back from a slow start that saw them lose three of their first four to improve to 3-3. With four more road games in November, the Huskies are off first to face the Ferris ...

Early returns for Michigan Tech hockey: Bliss finding some success

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HOUGHTON — With the 2018-19 hockey season in full swing, the Michigan Tech Huskies have started building a new team. Things are certainly looking up for the Huskies, who are coming home off a road sweep against Alabama-Huntsville. With the wins, the Huskies are now 3-1 on the road and 3-3 ...

It’s time: Lions and Stafford need to part

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It's a well-known fact that statistics are good for reading and talking about. But I think late Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi hit it right on the head. “Statistics are meaningless.” Lombardi once said. “The only statistic that means anything are wins …. and ...

Early returns for Michigan Tech hockey: Halonen off to great start

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HOUGHTON — At 6-foot and 205 pounds, freshman forward Brian Halonen has made a name for himself with one goal and 4 assists in six games for the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team that has started the season 3-3. While the hockey season is still young, a physical player like Halonen feels that ...