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Rivalry renewed: Rajala scores twice as Gremlins defeat Bulldogs, 6-1, Monday

HOUGHTON — What started as a gritty matchup between rivals for 34 minutes turned into a blowout in the third period as the Hancock Bulldogs hockey team continued to struggle with penalties at key moments in a 6-1 loss to the Houghton Gremlins Monday at the Dee Stadium. Gremlins coach Corey ...

Wykons defeat Gremlins in overtime

HOUGHTON — A desperation toss of a shot under the basket by Peyton Williams which went straight up and through the hoop with the just seconds remaining in overtime gave the West Iron County Wykons a 55-54 victory over the Houghton Gremlins in boys basketball action Monday night. "I don't ...

Jets fall in overtime to Miners, 4-3, Monday

HOUGHTON — For the better part of two periods Monday, it appeared as though it was only a matter of time before the Jeffers Jets hockey team would take, and hold onto, the lead in a game against the Negaunee Miners. The Jets did eventually take the lead, but three goals from the Miners in a ...

Girls Roundup: Baraga earns important victory over Bessemer on road

BESSEMER — The Baraga Vikings girls basketball team traveled to Bessemer on Monday and walked away with a 61-12 win.   Reide Peterman lead the Vikings with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one steal on the night. Vikings coach Tom Goodreau liked the team effort he saw in his ...

Boys Roundup: Dollar Bay, L’Anse, Ontonagon win

Blue Bolts top Cardinals 54-38 DOLLAR BAY — Taking a three-point lead in the second quarter, the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts boys basketball team busted open a close game in the second and used it to earn a 54-38 victory over the visiting Wakefield-Marenisco Cardinals ...

Three’s company: Huskies women’s basketball earns third straight victory

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies women's basketball team posted their third win a row on Saturday as they downed the visiting Lake Superior State Lakers, 67-40, at the Wood Gym. It was a game in which the Huskies dominated the paint in their offensive end. The team scored 32 points ...

Michigan Tech cannot build off big win, fall to Lakers

HOUGHTON — What a difference a day makes. On Thursday, the Michigan Tech Huskies men's basketball team played their hearts out and defeated the 2018 NCAA Division II national champs, the Ferris State Bulldogs, 64-61. On Saturday, the Huskies quickly fell behind to the Lake Superior State ...

Huskies battle back but fall to Falcons, 3-2, Saturday

HOUGHTON — After 20 minutes of play Saturday, it appeared that the No. 10 Bowling Green State Falcons were well on their way to a split at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. That all changed in a 17-second span in the third as the Michigan Tech Huskies evened things at 2-2. The Falcons got ...

Streaking: Lions earn fourth-straight win Saturday

HANCOCK — Katie Lundeen and Mariah Austin combined for 54 points Saturday afternoon to lead the Finlandia Lions women's basketball team to an 85-78 overtime win over Adrian College. Lundeen, a freshman from Maple, Wisconsin, poured in a career-high 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Austin, ...

Kaurala sweeps as Terra-X makes its debut in Ontonagon

The Midwestern states' No. 1 professional snowmobile hillclimber, Travis Kaurala, jumpstarted a new form of snowmobile racing, Terra-X, by winning four of six classes.  After over 25 years of sanctioning snowmobile races, the Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers (MASTERS), held their ...

As good as Gould: Gould, Misiak score as Huskies defeat Falcons, 2-0

HOUGHTON — For 40 minutes Friday, the Michigan Tech Huskies and the No. 10 Bowling Green State Falcons were deadlocked with neither team finding the back of the net. In the third period, the Huskies took control of the game, scoring twice to seal a 2-0 victory at the MacInnes Student Ice ...

Gremlins earn 3-1 win over Brother Rice Friday

HOUGHTON — In the game of sports, often all it takes is the the slightest mistake on either the offense or the defense end of the action to be a game changer. That is how Ken Chaput, coach of the Brother Rice Warriors surmised his team's 3-1 loss to the Houghton Gremlins on Friday at the Dee ...

Hancock grounds Jeffers with win at home, 35-28

HANCOCK — It was by no means a thing of beauty, but the Hancock Bulldogs girls basketball team was happy to get a 35-28 victory over the Jeffers Jets Friday evening at home. Hancock coach Dan Pertile felt his team showed some good things in carving out the verdict. “I thought we played ...

Girls Roundup: Dollar Bay, Houghton both lose

DOLLAR BAY — It’s been four years in the making. No, not the presidency, but a conference win for Republic-Michigamme girls basketball coach April Radcliffe. The Hawks climbed back in the game in the second quarter, then shut the door on Dollar Bay after that to take a 42-26 victory and ...

Panthers top Gladiators, 45-32

EWEN — After the Calumet Copper Kings proved the Ontonagon Gladiators girls basketball team was beatable, the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers proved it again Friday night with a 45-32 win at home. “We played excellent as a team,” said Panthers coach Jackie Besonen. “Our girls had an ...

Vital win: Huskies stun defending national champs, 64-61, Thursday at SDC

HOUGHTON — While he was hesitant to say it was his team's best game of the year, Michigan Tech Huskies men's basketball coach Kevin Luke did agree that Thursday's 62-59 win against Ferris State was the most complete game of the year. Whether one wants to call it the best, or the most ...

Huskies take large bite out of Bulldogs, 72-37, Thursday

HOUGHTON — Offensive rebounding was the name of the game for the Michigan Tech Huskies women's basketball team on Thursday night. The Huskies poured in 22 points on offensive rebounds alone in a 72-37 victory over the Ferris State Bulldogs. “That was the story of the game,” said Huskies ...

Rebounding: Huskies look to end losing streak against Falcons

HOUGHTON — After a strong November, the Michigan Tech Huskies struggled through an uneven December. Their up-and-down performance has continued into January with a pair of losses last weekend to the WCHA-leading Minnesota State Mavericks. The Huskies fell to the Mavericks 4-1 on Friday and ...

Girls Roundup: Purple Hornets fall to Modeltowners

GWINN — After a rough first half that included a 15-point deficit just eight minutes in, the L’Anse Purple Hornets girls basketball team fell to the Gwinn Modeltowners, 75-39, despite a stronger second half. Purple Hornets coach Scott Lloyd tried to switch things up as the game went on, ...

Boys Roundup: Jets, Blue Bolts earn victories

Jets defeat Lakes, 72-61 LAKE LINDEN — With 21 points in the second quarter, the Jeffers Jets boys basketball team used a big first half to earn a victory on the road over the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. The Jets took advantage of free throws throughout the night, but especially in the ...