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Huskies ready for second look at improved Chargers team

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team bounced back after a tough 5-3 loss to rival Northern Michigan on Friday with a 3-1 win on Saturday. Huskies coach Joe Shawhan was happy to see his team come out with the mental toughness needed for the win. He also felt having home ice ...

Bulldogs, Panthers earn wins Tuesday

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Hancock squeezes out 43-41 win over Calumet CALUMET — A 17-point fourth quarter was enough for the Hancock Bulldogs girls basketball team to battle back on the road and earn a 43-41 victory over the Calumet Copper Kings Tuesday. Calumet led 16-5 after the first quarter as Taylor Sebbas ...

Tigers GM presiding over disaster

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Even in the worst days of Jim Campbell, the front office bungling going on in with the Detroit Tigers was not this bad. Al Avila, the man who helped the Boston Red Sox land J.D. Martinez for its success this past season, is currently the general manager of the Tigers. I use the term general ...

Panthers fall to Vikings, 35-24

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CHASSELL — It was a slow first half for the Chassell Panthers and the visiting Baraga Vikings. The Vikings could not build a substantial lead until late in the third quarter of the contest Tuesday to earn the win, 35-24. Vikings coach Tom Goodreau saw more aggressive gameplay as what carried ...

Gremlins swim ahead at first home meet

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins swim teams beat the visiting Ishpeming Hematites with scores of 115-53 for the girls and 137-37 for the boys Tuesday in the Houghton Pool. Gremlins coach Erik Johnson was happy to see his team’s hard work pay off in their second meet of the season. “I ...

Purple Hornets, Gladiators win

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L’Anse scores late to top Mountaineers, 63-61 L’ANSE — The L’anse Purple Hornets pulled out a win against Iron Mountain on Tuesday. “The first quarter we dominated,” said Purple Hornets coach Scott Lloyd. “Then, all the sudden, a foul situation happened. They were shooting in ...

Just short: Modeltowners hold on to defeat Gremlins, 59-54

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HOUGHTON — The Gwinn Modeltowners needed all 12 of the points they scored in the fourth quarter in order to win a very tough road girls basketball tilt with the Houghton Gremlins Monday night, 59-54, at the Houghton Gym. “We played better than I thought,” said Gwinn coach Ben Olsen. ...

Bulldogs cannot catch Patriots in tough home loss, 61-43

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs fell to the visiting Westwood Patriots, 61-43, Monday at the Hancock Gym. Westwood was able to build an 18-point lead in the second quarter, and then they held that lead the rest of the night. The Bulldogs struggled getting inside the paint for much of the ...

Dollar Bay handed first loss of season by Bessemer, 73-60

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DOLLAR BAY — Two of the better Division 4 boys basketball teams in the Upper Peninsula got together Monday evening when Bessemer tackled Dollar Bay-Tamarack City. When the dust had settled, the visiting Speedboys had a well-earned 73-60 win in the Copper Mountain Conference. “I thought ...

Copper Kings cruise to 72-39 victory over Panthers

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EWEN — The Calumet Copper Kings boys basketball team dug deep after the first quarter and then opened the game up in the second en route to a 72-39 victory on the road at Ewen-Trout Creek Monday night. The two teams fought to a stalemate in the first quarter, 16-16, but Calumet scored 14 ...

Gremlins start strong in duo meet in Soo

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Houghton Gremlins swim got off to a strong start with 29 qualifying swims and dives during a meet Friday in Sault Ste. Marie. “It was a really good start to our season,” said coach Erik Johnson. “I was impressed with the effort we put into the pool.” Johnson ...

Huskies rebound in 79-54 win over Purdue Northwest

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By EDDIE O'NEILL eoneill@mininggazette.com HOUGHTON — It was the like the tale of two teams for the Michigan Tech Huskies women's basketball team over the past week. The first “team” lost miserably on Thursday to UW-Parkside, 62-40. However, the same “team” showed up on Saturday ...

Tough loss: Huskies fall to rival Wildcats, 5-3, Friday

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MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University goaltender Atte Tolvanen had a night he is never going to forget Friday and Wildcat fans will not forget it either. Tolvanen, who was recently named the WCHA Goaltender of the Month for November, made NMU-Michigan Tech rivalry history when he scored ...

Panthers take advantage of Vikings’ youth, win on the road

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BARAGA — The Baraga Vikings boys basketball team fell short at home to the Chassell Panthers who put up a 27-point effort during the first eight minutes of play with shot accuracy from all around the floor and an ability to move inside the paint quickly. “We had a much better start than ...

Bulldogs fall in shutout at home by Falcons, 3-0, Friday

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HANCOCK — Friday was a test of defensive toughness for the Hancock Bulldogs hockey team as they held the visiting Rochester United Falcons scoreless in the opening period with tough saves from Bulldogs goalie Philio Rios, who had 11  stops in the frame. Unfortunately, it was a matter of time ...

Lakes, Purple Hornets earn victories Thursday

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Lakes defeat Nimrods, 75-29 LAKE LINDEN —- The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes scored 24 points in the opening eight minutes of play and then rolled from there to a 75-29 win at home over the visiting Watersmeet Nimrods Thursday. Carter Crouch led the way for the Lakes with 25 points on the ...