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Through the rain, Tech hangs with No. 1 GVSU

HOUGHTON - Defeating the No. 1 Grand Valley State Lakers in women's soccer is a tall task on days with perfect conditions. The Lakers, who have won the last three consecutive NCAA titles, came into Sunday sporting a 6-0-1 record. Unfortunately for the Michigan Tech Huskies, Sunday's tilt at ...

Sitting at the top

HANCOCK - John Croze has been around too long to let him or his team get ahead of themselves. But after watching the Calumet Copper Kings rout the Hancock Bulldogs, 52-17, the numerous fans in attendance at McAfee Field certainly saw the makings of a team worthy of being conference ...

LL-H rallies past Newberry, 44-29

NEWBERRY - The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes football team found themselves in a battle for 24 minutes Friday night on the road against the Newberry Indians. Trailing 29-24, the Lakes regrouped in the second half to score 20 unanswered points to come away with their fourth victory of the season ...

Hurley pulls away from upset-minded L’Anse

L'ANSE - If the Hurley Midgets were expecting an easy game from winless L'Anse Friday night, they were in for a rude surprise. The Purple Hornets scored first in the West-PAC contest at Volunteer Field and were in contention until a closing burst in the final half by the Midgets wrapped up a ...

North Central dominates Baraga in 56-0 win

POWERS - The top-ranked North Central Jets enjoyed favorable field position Friday night in a 56-0 eight-player football rout of Baraga."We had a short field all night," said Jets' coach Kevin Bellefeuil. "Some of their key players were hurt and they came down with a young team. They didn't ...

Forest Park blasts E-TC 66-24

EWEN - Forest Park scored six touchdowns in the first quarter and throttled Ewen-Trout Creek 66-24 in Western Eight Conference eight-man football Friday.Peter Ropiak rushed for two touchdowns and returned an interception 33 yards for another to lead the Trojans' scoring parade."We executed well ...

Ontonagon falls to Green Bay N.E.W.

CRYSTAL FALLS - Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran dominated Ontonagon for a 36-14 non-conference victory Friday night.Ontonagon's Jaden Weisinger ran for two touchdowns, the first for 13 yards and the second for 79, both in the fourth quarter. He finished with 181 yards on 18 carries.But Green Bay was ...

Tech blanks Ferris State 1-0, starts GLIAC play with win

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech soccer team opened up the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schedule with a 1-0 victory over Ferris St. Friday night at Sherman Field. It was the fifth straight win for the Huskies, with all five outcomes being decided by one goal."This was a really ...

Tech volleyball falls in 5 sets to Ashland

ASHLAND, Ohio - The Michigan Tech volleyball team dropped its first GLIAC match of the season with a five-set loss at Ashland on Friday. The Huskies tied the match with wins in the second and fourth sets before falling 15-11 in the fifth to move to 5-6 overall and 2-1 in the GLIAC."It's tough ...

No looking back

HANCOCK - It would be easy to look at the scores of Hancock's 25-13, 25-17, 25-18 victory over the Chassell Panthers as a near complete domination, but the truth was actually very different. If not for senior Aili Paavola's deadly serves for the Bulldogs in the first two sets, things might have ...

On the road again: Tech football heads to Hillsdale

When: 4:30 p.m. Saturday.Where: Frank "Muddy" Waters Stadium, Hillsdale, Mich.Radio: WKMJ 93.5 FMVideo webcast: hillsdalestreaming.sidearmsports.com/watch/?Live=92Series: Hillsdale leads the series with Michigan Tech 17-8. The Chargers went 11-0 against the Huskies from 1980-97.Coaches: ...

LL-H overpowers Ontonagon in 3 sets

LAKE LINDEN - Working in unison, Lake Linden-Hubbell senior Alexa Destrampe and junior Laura Lyons put on a hitting clinic against the Ontonagon Gladiators. Lyons, the setter, consistently placed the ball in ideal hitting positions, allowing Destrampe to rain down numerous powerful strikes. ...

Baraga rallies to top Dollar Bay

DOLLAR BAY - Things started out well enough for the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts, but then the Baraga Vikings came alive, as the Vikings rallied from two sets down to top Dollar Bay in five sets (23-25, 17-25, 25-10, 25-17, 15-11) Thursday in Dollar Bay."We started off and made a nice comeback in the ...

Rolling along

HOUGHTON - Those in attendance Wednesday night in the Houghton High School gym saw two volleyball teams on differing ends of the spectrum during a match between the Houghton Gremlins and West Iron Wykons. The Gremlins won the match, 25-14, 25-14, 25-18.Houghton's starting lineup featured four ...

I went there: The regular season debut of US Bank Stadium

Midway through the second quarter between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, I had to text my Mom. "My ears are ringing," I told her. That was no hyperbole. The constant loud noises emanating from the crowd of 66,813 at US Bank Stadium seemed to engulf my ears; it was the loudest ...

Team CC goes 3-1 at Hockey Showcase

CHICAGO - Despite opening the Central States Developmental Hockey League Showcase with a one-goal loss to the Chesterfield Falcons, 4-3, Team Copper Country Tier II 18U hockey team finished the weekend strong with three wins in its remaining games to skate away with a 3-1 record for the ...

Finlandia volleyball tops Northland

HANCOCK Sophomores Marina Dalton and Natalia Vazquez had double-digits in kills as the Finlandia University volleyball team (4-11) won their home opener, 3-1 (25-18, 25-13, 18-25, 25-15) over Northland College (2-11), Wednesday night at the Paavo Nurmi Center.In the opening set, Northland ...

Total team effort

HOUGHTON - Each member of the Houghton Gremlins played its part on Tuesday.First, it was the regular starters who swept the L'Anse Purple Hornets (25-9, 25-16, 25-2) in a West-PAC contest. Then, the Gremlins' second unit cruised past the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts (25-10, 25-17) for a tri-meet sweep ...

Chassell sweeps Ewen-Trout Creek

CHASSELL - It was a meeting of two rookie coaches at Tuesday night's Ewen-Trout Creek-Chassell volleyball meeting.One, Kaitlyn Hietala of Chassell, felt her team could have played with more intensity. The other, Brooke Dishaw of E-TC, was more or less satisfied with her team's showing.When was ...

Ontonagon falls to W-M in 4 sets

WAKEFIELD - Wakefield-Marenisco won the first two sets 25-12 and 25-16 and it looked like the Cardinals were ready to get the brooms from the closet and sweep Ontonagon from the gym on Tuesday night.It seemed like a mere formality W-M would close out the third set and win the match.But a funny ...