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Houghton rallies past Hancock for 46-34 win

HOUGHTON — With 1:44 remaining on the clock, Julie Filpus stands on the sideline, casually chatting with the ref and drinking tea out of a white styrofoam cup, topped with a black plastic lid. Filpus is a picture of calmness, and looking at her, it’s hard to imagine that her Houghton ...

No. 1 Dollar Bay to host No. 2 E-TC at Tech

HOUGHTON — It's official. Michigan Tech's Wood Gym will be the site for a game between two of the top teams in the U.P. when the No. 1 Dollar Bay Blue Bolts (8-0) host the No. 2 Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers (10-0) on Feb. 7. The game was originally set to take place on Feb. 6 at Dollar Bay, ...

Allen scores 30, Danison adds 23 in Chassell’s 80-58 victory over Calumet

CHASSELL — After cruising through its conference schedule, beating Copper Mountain Country teams by an average of 30 points in nine contests, Monday’s nonconference contest with the Calumet Copper Kings appeared to be one of the few major challenges remaining for the No. 2 Chassell Panthers ...

Jeffers tops LL-H 46-31

LAKE LINDEN — A 0-point third quarter doomed Lake Linden-Hubbell as the Lakes were defeated by visiting Jeffers 46-31 on Monday in a Copper Mountain Conference matchup. The Jets led 31-18 at halftime, before outscoring LL-H 10-0 in the third quarter to essentially put the game ...

Tech recovers from 2-0 deficit to earn 4-3 victory over Alaska

HOUGHTON — After two weeks of tough practices, Joe Shawhan isn’t sure how much his players like him. The coach has spent every practice pushing the Huskies into uncomfortable, high-stress situations, because quite frankly, they need it.  They sit in fifth in the WCHA standings, which is ...

Gremlins bounce back, defeat Bay Port 4-1

HOUGHTON — After a disappointing 6-5 loss in regulation to the Kingsford Flivvers on Monday, the Houghton Gremlins had a tough week of practice as coach Corey Markham wanted to impress upon his players that the effort they gave in that game was not good enough. The Gremlins lacked the type of ...

Finlandia men get hot, defeat Silver Lake 96-84

MANITOWOC, Wis. — The Finlandia men's basketball team (4-11) beat Silver Lake (3-17) 96-84, Saturday afternoon at Blue Devil Arena.  "We executed very well in the first half offensively," coach Mike O'Donnell said. "We ran through our sets and finished plays by hitting from perimeter and ...

FinnU women’s hockey loses

ASHLAND, Wis. — The Finlandia University women's hockey team (3-6-1 NCHA, 3-13-1) lost 6-1 to Northland College (3-6-1 NCHA, 5-11-1), Sunday afternoon at the Civic Center. The Lions had several shots that were kept out by great plays from Northland goalie Maggie Cusey in the second period. ...

Tech’s defensemen net 3 goals in 5-2 victory over Alaska

HOUGHTON — There’s a sports cliché that often finds its way into the vocabulary of old-school coaches: Defense is the best offense. Those coaches mean that stopping an opponent from scoring is just as effective to getting a win as scoring yourself. But for Michigan Tech on Friday against ...

Baraga locks up Jeffers down stretch for 37-35 victory

PAINESDALE — After spending two years coaching under Keith Willis, one of the biggest takeaways for Tom Goodreau was the hard-nosed defensive mentality Willis instilled in the program. Opponents knew when they played the Baraga Vikings, they were in for a grind-it-out affair that would test ...

Ontonagon holds Bessemer scoreless in 4th for 49-32 win

BESSEMER — Ontonagon forced Bessemer into two long scoring droughts that totaled about half the game, including the entire fourth quarter, and the Gladiators won the Copper Mountain Conference contest 49-32 Friday night. The Gladiators had lost four straight, including two where they were ...

LL-H loses to W-M 61-39

WAKEFIELD — Maybe it was a little bit of home cooking, or maybe it was the return of an injured player, or maybe it was a monster performance turned in by a key player and then again, maybe it was a combination of all three. After losing seven of its last eight games, Wakefield-Marenisco ...

Hancock earns 4-3 OT win over Bay Port

HANCOCK — After jumping out to a two-goal lead over Bay Port in the first period of action, Hancock saw its star forward, Teddy Randell, go out with an injury. A key component to Hancock’s attack, the loss of Randell left the Bulldogs shaken up. “Teddy is going to be OK,” coach Dan ...

Houghton girls struggle in 57-30 loss to West Iron County

IRON RIVER — A rough shooting night doomed the Houghton Gremlins in a 57-30 West-PAC loss to the West Iron County Wykons Friday in Iron River. Houghton shot 8 of 50 overall (16 percent) and was 2 of 16 from 3. The Gremlins also had 25 turnovers. “I don't know if our kids got off the ...

E-TC girls beat Drummond

DRUMMOND, Wis. — Ewen-Trout Creek made the long road trip to Drummond worth it, beating the Lumberjills 65-48 Friday night. “The girls played well,” E-TC coach Jacky Besonen said. “It was a good team win again. They shared the ball with each other. I thought for the most part our ...

L’Anse boys fall short to Wakefield-Marenisco

L'ANSE — Despite the L'Anse Purple Hornets playing one of their best halves of the season, the Wakefield-Marenisco Cardinals earned a 60-39 nonconference win Friday in L'Anse. Thanks to a box-and-1 on W-M's Mason Saubert, L'Anse was able to limit the sharpshooter to zero points in the first ...

No. 2 E-TC staying in moment, not looking ahead to game with Dollar Bay

EWEN — It’s hard to look too far down the road when there are twists and curves every few miles.  That’s where Ewen-Trout Creek is at. Somewhere in the distance lurks a Feb. 6 contest with Dollar Bay, but E-TC has to deal with the road in front of it before the team can get to the ...

Tech men beat Wayne State 76-66 to snap 6-game losing streak

DETROIT, Mich. – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team got back in the win column Thursday night with 76-66 GLIAC victory on the road at Wayne State, snapping a six-game losing streak. The Huskies built some confidence and momentum early with an 8-2 to run to start the game before ...

No. 12 Tech women come up short at Wayne State

DETROIT, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team fell on the road Thursday night in a GLIAC contest at Wayne State 50-40. Defense dominated as each side struggled to put points on the board. “I thought both teams played really well defensively and it was unfortunate for us that ...