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Boys Basketball: Bolts bury Republic-Michigamme

DOLLAR BAY — It’s been said that the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts basketball team can beat opponents many ways on the court. Whether it is their inside game off the glass or a deep three-pointer from the top of the key, the Blue Bolts arsenal is deep. That certainly was on ...

Boys Basketball: IM shellacks Hancock, 87-29

IRON MOUNTAIN — In the time it probably took for most people’s automatic headlights to shut off in the parking lot, Iron Mountain buried another U.P. basketball opponent. Running their record to a perfect 16-0, the Mountaineers bolted to a 32-9 advantage after one quarter on their way to ...

Boys Basketball: Jeffers spills LL-Hubbell

LAKE LINDEN — Jack Kumpula can only look down his bench and wonder what kind of season his Lake Linden-Hubbell boys basketball team might have had. The Lakes lost All-U.P., performer Carter Crouch with a football injury early in the season before starting center Will Lyons recently ...

College Hockey: Lions women fall to Trine

HANCOCK — It was 60 minutes of heart as the Finlandia University women’s hockey team lost 4-2 to Trine, Friday night at Thunder Ice Arena. For the first 17 minutes of the opening period, senior Annah Smiddy and Molly Scarborough put on a clinic. The two made amazing saves to keep the game ...

Prep Hockey: Calumet comes to life in 1st, beats Kingsford 9-3

CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings overcame a slow start in a 9-3 thumping of the Kingsford Flivvers on Thursday. The win gave the Division 3 No. 1 Copper Kings a share of the Great Lakes Hockey Conference title with Houghton after the Gremlins loss to Marquette on Thursday. The Copper ...

Men’s Basketball: Monroe, Huskies top Davenport

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s basketball team improved their record at home to 11-2 on Thursday night with a 73-63 win over the Davenport Panthers. With the win, the Huskies improved to 18-8 overall and 12-6 in GLIAC play with just two games to go. Tech sits in second place ...

Girls Basketball: Lakes sink key FTs in win over Blue Bolts

LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell overcame a four-point deficit to beat Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 31-24 on Thursday. At halftime the Lake Linden-Hubbell girls knew they had their work cut out for them. They were down 15-11. Poor shooting and turnovers had hurt them in the first 16 minutes of ...

College Basketball: Mackay leads Tech women past Davenport

HOUGHTON — Ellie Mackay had a night to remember Thursday and it enabled her Michigan Tech teammates to notch a much-needed victory over Davenport. Mackay registered a career-high 27 points in the Huskies 74-60 win at Wood Gym. “Ellie (Mckay) was the story of the game,” MTU coach Sam ...

Dollar Bay boys remain undefeated, bury Baraga 74-38

DOLLAR BAY — The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts boys basketball team moved their winning streak to 16 games on Tuesday as they defeated the Baraga Vikings, 74-38. This was the second time these two teams had played this season, and both games had similar outcomes. “It was a good ...

Range Snowmobile Club hosts races

The Range Snowmobile Club held races on Saturday, Feb. 8. In the Stock 0-440 class, Nathan LaCosse took first place. Steven Voelker placed second. In the Stock 441-500 class, Nathan LaCosse took first place. Steven Voelker placed second. In the Stock 501-600 class, Trevor Wood placed ...

Tritons strike 4 times in third, defeat Copper Kings

CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings hockey team entered Saturday’s matchup with the visiting Notre Dame Tritons as the No. 1 team in D3. While the outcome, a 5-3 loss at the Calumet Colosseum, probably does very little to change that, given that the Tritons are a Wisconsin school, it ...

Pigs outskate heat in annual charity hockey game

HOUGHTON — The John MacInnes Student Ice Arena was the place to be Saturday eveningn for a night of family fun. On center stage was the annual Pigs-N-Heat hockey game, the annual charitable hockey game between local law enforcement and fire and rescue workers drew close to 5,000 spectators ...

Ski Tigers have strong race in CXC Cup

This past weekend, the Copper Country Ski Tigers competed in the Great Lakes Division last CXC Cup race of the season. With skiers racing in every race below the collegiate level, it was a busy two days. Saturday featured the freestyle competitions. In the Men’s race 10K, Joe Wood placed ...

Ishpeming tops Lake Linden-Hubbell

LAKE LINDEN — The Ishpeming Hematites girls’ basketball team took care of the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes on Saturday in an non-conference 66-28 win. The Hematites (6-11) averaged more than 12 points per quarter in a game where they scored eight three-pointers “We traditionally have been ...

Panthers hang on to ground Jets

CHASSELL — Patience, it is said, can be a virtue. The Chassell High girls basketball learned that Monday night against the Jeffers Jets. “We didn’t play our best basketball night,” Chassell coach Bill Sleemans said after his team’s 35-31 Copper Mountain Conference victory. “But ...

Prep Hockey: Gremlins rout rival Bulldogs, 8-2

HOUGHTON — With the regional tournament just over a week away, the Houghton Gremlins hockey team wants to finish as strongly as possible, which will not be easy. After all, they have both Calumet and Marquette to contend with before they even get to the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Of ...

Prep Basketball: Houghton boys spill Bulldogs

HOUGHTON — The Houghton boys basketball team is back to .500 after cruising to an 81-62 win over rival Hancock Friday in the annual Wing Ding game. The Gremlins (8-8) started hot, fueled by an electric gym, and although Hancock (1-13) scrapped throughout, the Bulldogs were never really ...

Prep Basketball: Blue Bolts beat Gladiators

DOLLAR BAY — With a two straight Class D regional titles and two straight trips to the state semifinals, the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City boys basketball team is well aware of the goal of its opponents. And that was the case Friday night when the Ontonagon Gladiators came to town to test the ...