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Calumet swept by Bronson for 2nd straight year in state semifinals

BATTLE CREEK — Bronson got the better of the Calumet volleyball team again. Keona Salesman had 16 kills and Ashton Wronikowski added 11 for the top-ranked Vikings who defeated the Copper Kings in three sets during a Class C semifinal at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek on Friday. Bronson won ...

Tech men lose to SW Minnesota State 65-52

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team fell in Game 1 of the Microtel Classic Friday night to No. 15 Southwest Minnesota State 65-52. The Huskies held the advantage for the majority of the first half and into the second, but a 16-2 run by the Mustangs over a span of six ...

No. 21 Tech women start season 4-0

CROOKSTON, Minn. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team earned a 68-52 victory over Minnesota-Crookston Friday in Crookston to start the season 4-0. Lindsay Winter continued her strong season for the Huskies as she finished with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists. Kelli Guy ...

Jeffers starts season with 4-2 win over Cheboygan

HOUGHTON — In their first full season under head coach Patrick Nettell, the Jeffers Jets hockey team received its first challenge Friday night. They took the words from Nettell's pregame speech to heart and got the job done, defeating the Cheboygan Chiefs, 4-2, at the MacInnes Student Ice ...

West Iron County falls to Saginaw Nouvel 17-14

MARQUETTE — Saginaw Nouvel held off West Iron County 17-14 in the Division 8 state semifinal on Friday. The Panthers (13-0) got a winning 21-yard field goal from kicker Jacob Burr early in the third quarter. It was Burr's first field goal of the season, putting the Panthers in next week's ...

With an Alaska roadtrip, Michigan Tech has chance to bounce back

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech needs a breakthrough. The Huskies are in a four-week slump that started with a home loss to Alabama Huntsville and was punctuated with a dismal blowout at rival Northern Michigan.  They begin a four-game road trip today and tomorrow against the Alaska Anchorage ...

Michigan Tech men aim to build off 2-0 start

HOUGHTON — Two victories where Tech shot over 50 percent and averaged 84 points is about as perfect of a start to the season the men’s basketball team could ask for.  If only the pesky injury bug didn’t rear its ugly head.  Sophomore point guard Tommy Lucca, the GLIAC Freshman of ...

No. 21 Tech tops No. 19 MSU-Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team recorded another road victory to start the 2017-18 season, this time defeating No. 19 Minnesota State Moorhead Thursday night 66-53. The Huskies took a 33-27 lead with an 8-0 run to end the second quarter and then outscored the ...

FU men’s hockey hopes changes make impact

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — With the men's college hockey season being so short at the NCAA Division III level, there is never a bad time to make some lineup changes. Head coach Joe Burcar shifted a couple of players to the junior varsity team and called up two others last weekend, and while the ...

Finlandia women look to build off best start since ‘09

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — It would be easy to look at a weekend where the Finlandia Lions women's hockey team went 0-1-1 in a series with the St. Norbert Green Knights and feel as though the Lions are continuing to struggle through another tough weekend. But the reality is the Lions picked up ...

Michigan Tech sweeps Tiffin to advance to GLIAC semis

HOUGHTON — It was fitting Wednesday night that the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team ended their GLIAC quarterfinal match when senior middle blocker Lauren Emmert's serve was too much for Tiffin Dragons libero, Taylor Lattimore, to handle, ending the match in the third set. It was one ...

Gremlins hope defense can help them win a championship

HOUGHTON — After multiple seasons as the team to beat in the area, the Houghton Gremlins have had to sit on the sidelines the last two seasons and see their two rivals, the Hancock Bulldogs and the Calumet Copper Kings, compete for Division 3 state titles. The Gremlins have not won a title of ...

Tech women aim to continue winning ways

HOUGHTON — It didn’t take long for either Lindsay Winter or Kelli Guy to prove they can take on the role as Tech’s leading scorer.  Winter paced Tech with 29 points and 11 rebounds in Tech’s 65-48 season-opening win over Davis & Elkins, while Guy finished with 25 points in the ...

Finlandia men lose to Lakeland 84-55

HANCOCK — A strong second half was not enough as the Finlandia men's basketball team (0-1) lost 84-65 to Lakeland (1-0), Wednesday night at Wolzen Gymnasium. Lakeland went on a 17-6 run in the first five minutes of the game. Finlandia got their bearings and scored seven straight points. ...

Rough 2nd quarter dooms FU women against Lakeland

PLYMOUTH, Wis. — A tough second period was the difference as the Finlandia University women's basketball team (0-1) lost 78-59 to Lakeland (1-0), Wednesday night at Wolzen Gymnasium. In the second period, the Muskies outscored FinnU 36-11 behind 76.2 percent shooting from the floor. Led ...

Calumet sweeps Houghton Lake to return to Battle Creek

MUNISING — After getting swept by Bronson in the 2016 Class C state semifinals, then-assistant Calumet coach Matt Laho made a promise to his returning players in the Kellogg Arena locker room that they would be back in Battle Creek the following season to compete for a state ...

Kariniemi, Wickstrom provide stability in the middle of Calumet’s defense

MUNISING — In volleyball, there is one moment for a blocker that is better than all the rest. It starts by reading the pass and getting ready for the set. Then, when the set is at its peak, a good blocker begins her footwork and rises up to contest the spike, anticipating where it will be ...

9 Tech football players receive GLIAC recognition

BAY CITY — The Michigan Tech football team had nine players earn GLIAC postseason honors when they were announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Junior offensive lineman Jeremy Bell, junior defensive lineman Cody Goldsworthy and sophomore wide receiver Jacob Wenzlick were named to the ...

Calumet preps for showdown with Houghton Lake in state quarterfinals

CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings have played the underdog role. They've been the team that's “just happy to be there.”   They're done with it. Now, they know they belong.  Last season, the Copper Kings were swept by Bronson in the state semifinals before Bronson captured its ...

Winter named player of the week

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech senior guard Lindsay Winter has been selected as the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week for her performances against Davis & Elkins and Ursuline in the opening weekend of the 2017-18 season. Winter helped guide the Huskies to a 65-48 victory over Davis & ...