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Kingsford overpowers Jeffers 4-1

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford’s offense overpowered Jeffers in a 4-1 Lake Superior Hockey Conference win on Friday. It took the Flivvers (5-3-1) just a minute and a half to put the puck in the net on a shot by Daunte Fortner. The goal was assisted by Trent Juul and Eamonn Weed. “It was ...

Boys basketball roundup: Ontonagon wins; L’Anse falls

DOLLAR BAY — Utilizing their size advantage, the Ontonagon Gladiators secured a 65-61 nonconference win over the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts Friday in Dollar Bay. Mitchell Borseth led the Gladiators (2-3) with 23 points, while Tanner Balcomb added 19. For Dollar Bay, Jaden Janke and Devin ...

Girls roundup: Jeffers, Chassell get wins

ONTONAGON — The Jeffers Jets played its best in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Ontonagon Gladiators 14-4 to earn a 45-36 Copper Mountain Conference win Friday in Ontonagon. Julia Nordstrom paced the Jets (5-1, 4-0) with 19 points, and Ivy Klemmett scored 12. For Ontonagon (4-4, 4-2), ...

Feeling just fine

CHASSELL — Each time Chassell's Zach Goddard caught the ball, Hancock head coach Matt Strong boisterously told his team to force the left-handed senior guard to his right. Not just because the left is Goddard's strong hand, but because Goddard's right hand is even weaker after two of his ...

Dollar Bay rolls past LL-H 70-46

DOLLAR BAY — Dollar Bay ended a long losing streak against neighborhood rival Lake Linden-Hubbell in boys basketball play Thursday night. The 2-1 Blue Bolts, who hadn't beaten LL-H in seven years, took control after closing the first half with a 19-0 run on the way to a 70-46 ...

Calumet pulls away from L’Anse; Jeffers beats Baraga

L'ANSE — The Calumet Copper Kings proved to have too many weapons for the L'Anse Purple Hornets Thursday in L'Anse, as Calumet pulled away to win 64-36 in a West-PAC contest. Calumet led 23-18 by halftime and managed to outscore L'Anse 41-18 in the second half. "Calumet is one of the top ...

Tech hockey heads to No. 12 Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After a disappointing runner-up performance in the Great Lakes Invitational, the Michigan Tech Huskies return to the road this weekend for their final nonconference weekend of the season. The Huskies are in South Bend, Ind. for a two-game set with the No. 12 Notre Dame ...

Tech women battle No. 1 Ashland to the end before falling

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team gave the top ranked team in the country all they could handle Thursday night, but fell 82-75 to the Ashland Eagles in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference battle at Ashland University. The Huskies had career nights from ...

Michigan Tech men hold off Ashland for the win

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team recovered from a slow start and eventually rallied from a 13-point deficit to secure an 80-71 over the Ashland Eagles in a GLIAC victory Thursday night at Ashland University. The Huskies trailed 34-21 with just over eight minutes to play ...

The time I thought Calumet had no chance to win a state title

On March 21, 2015, an hour before Calumet would begin its Class C state championship game with Flint Hamady, I began to walk downstairs. My Mom asked if I was going to watch the game. I said no. She asked why. I told her, and I vividly remember this, “No, because I already know Calumet is ...

Tech basketball heads to Ohio

Women Tonight: Michigan Tech Huskies (8-2, 4-1) at No. 1 Ashland Eagles (14-0, 6-0), 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Michigan Tech Huskies (8-2, 4-1) at Tiffin Dragons (4-7, 2-4), 1 p.m. Men Tonight: Michigan Tech Huskies (5-7, 3-2) at Ashland Eagles (7-5, 2-4), 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Michigan ...

Jeffers tops Chassell in key Copper Mountain Conference contest

CHASSELL — Sporting a four-point lead with under 20 seconds remaining, the Jeffers Jets delivered an emphatic — and fitting — ending to their eventual 54-48 Copper Mountain Conference victory over the Chassell Panthers. Attempting to rally a comeback, Chassell shot two mid-range ...

Calumet gets back to winning ways with victory over L’Anse

CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings girls basketball team was looking for a good start to the New Year, and they got exactly what they wanted in just their second home game of the season as they defeated the L'Anse Purple Hornets, 77-54, at the Calumet Gym Tuesday night in a West-PAC ...

Calumet boys edge E-TC in OT; Houghton loses

EWEN — The Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers failed to put away the Calumet Copper Kings in regulation, and Calumet made them pay. Calumet’s Matt Ojala hit a 3 with a defender in his face with 12 seconds left in overtime to lead Calumet to a 54-52 overtime nonconference win over E-TC Tuesday in ...

Girls roundup: 4 local schools earn victories

JEFFERS — Julia Nordstrom recorded 33 points and the Jeffers Jets rolled to a 68-22 Copper Mountain Conference victory over the Republic-Michigamme Hawks Tuesday in Jeffers. “Julia Nordstrom came to play tonight. She played an all-around game,” Jeffers head coach Joe Romano said. ...

Redmond named WCHA Rookie of the Week

EDINA, Minn. — Michigan Tech freshman goaltender Angus Redmond was named the WCHA Rookie Player of the Week on Tuesday. Redmond led the Huskies to a runner up finish at the 52nd Great Lakes Invitational last week. Redmond stopped 47-of-48 shots (.979 save percentage) on the weekend. The ...

GLHL: Wolverines continue strong start

CALUMET — It has been a while since the Calumet Wolverines have been a consistent competitor in the Great Lakes Hockey League. While they have struggled to finish around .500 each of the last two seasons, the Portage Lake Pioneers have been near the top of the GLHL standings. Saturday ...

Hancock mercies Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Miners were a victim of a mercy by the defending state prep hockey champion Hancock Bulldogs by a score of 11-3 at home Monday, in a match that was called off after the second period. “Our guys didn’t come out to play,” Negaunee head coach Josh Chapman said. ...

Michigan Tech men fall short again

HOUGHTON — Those who have attended any of the six men’s basketball games at the Wood Gym this year have gotten their money’s worth. On average, those six games have been decided by 4.2 points. But the outcome has usually gone against the Michigan Tech Huskies on their home court, ...

A Hancock Holiday

HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins, winners of the last three John J. MacInnes Holiday Classics, had one thing on their minds Thursday night: becoming the first team to win four years in a row since Calumet accomplished the feat from 1995-98. The Hancock Bulldogs had other plans, however, ...