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Trenton: Calumet wins, Houghton, Hancock lose

TRENTON — For the second straight game, the Calumet Copper Kings faced a shootout in the MIHL Showcase. Unlike Friday, the Copper Kings emerged victorious Saturday over the Romeo Bulldogs, 4-3. After having their 10-game winning streak stopped Friday, the Copper Kings found themselves down ...

Michigan Tech men come up short in OT to LSSU

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team forced overtime with a late rally Saturday afternoon, but fell 98-84 in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference contest at Lake Superior State University on the road. The Huskies came all the way back from a 14-point ...

Michigan Tech women snap skid with victory over LSSU

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team closed the week and a three game road trip with a 67-60 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory at Lake Superior State on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies used an 18-8 third quarter to grab the lead and hang on for ...

Houghton swim closes regular season with wins over Kingsford

HOUGHTON — Last Thursday, the Houghton Gremlins swim team held their final dual meet of the season the Kingsford Flivvers. Both teams swam well, with the boys winning 107-60 and the girls winning 118-57. The Gremlins celebrated their seniors, something that means a lot to coach Erik ...

Pure skill

EWEN — With the 6-foot-7 Jake Witt patrolling the paint, the Jeffers Jets knocked down jumper after jumper where not even the long limbs of Witt could contest the shot. It was the way the guard-orientated Jets would have to play in order to defeat the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers, and they ...

Tech hockey falters in 3rd

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The No. 20-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team fell 4-2 at Bemidji State Friday (Feb. 3) night. The Huskies twice took the lead but the Beavers came back and scored three goals in the third period to secure the win at the Sanford Center "With a game of this magnitude, and ...

Hancock’s size, strength too much for L’Anse

HANCOCK — L'Anse High boys basketball coach Kyle Koski knew his team was in trouble when his tallest player got into foul trouble Friday night against Hancock. "When (Brandt) Tembreull got in foul trouble, we were facing an uphill climb," Koski said after his team's 65-48 loss. ...

Trenton roundup: Houghton victorious

TRENTON — The Houghton Gremlins used a three-goal first period to race to a 5-1 victory over the Warren DeLaSalle Pilots Friday afternoon at the MIHL Showcase. The Gremlins struck three times in the game's first 11 minutes, 27 seconds. Seth Francois scored at 4:47. Captain Jacob Kruse ...

Slow start dooms Lakes against Bessemer 66-46

LAKE LINDEN — If not for a fast start, the visiting Bessemer Speedboys might not have survived their Friday night matchup with the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. The Lakes eventually shaved a 13-point advantage after one quarter down to just 40-38 but could get no closer in the final 10 ...

Houghton-Hancock girls ski beats Marquette

NORWAY, Mich. — In a ski meet Thursday at Norway Mountain, the Houghton-Hancock girls defeated the Marquette Redettes, 43-30, thanks to strong performances across the board as they placed three skiers in the top four places in both the slalom and the giant slalom. Marquette's boys topped ...

Jeffers hockey blanks Seals

HOUGHTON — The Jeffers Jets improved their overall record to 10-9-1 Friday night with a 9-0 blanking of the Chequamegon-Phillips Seals at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Goaltender Noah Nettell made his first career start, stopping both shots the Seals managed to get through to him. "It ...

In the driver’s seat

PAINESDALE — In a conference showdown with the Jeffers Jets, the Baraga Vikings played with such intensity and passion, head coach Keith Willis proudly proclaimed Thursday as one of the highlights in his 46-year coaching career. Baraga's modified box-and-1 defense stymied Jeffers for much ...

No. 1 Houghton survives road scare, beats Esky

ESCANABA — Houghton hasn’t been challenged much in its unbeaten girls basketball season. But Escanaba sure put a scare into the Gremlins Thursday night before they exited Delta County with a thrilling 65-62 nonconference victory. Houghton (15-0), the U.P.’s top-ranked team in Class ...

E-TC continues to roll, wins 9th-straight game

DOLLAR BAY — When a team gets on a roll, winning multiple games in a row, not every night will be perfect. In fact, sometimes it is a struggle. For the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers, Thursday night was not a good night from the field, but thanks to a strong showing from the free-throw line, the ...

Tech men pull away from Northwood

MIDLAND, Mich. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team powered past Northwood University Thursday night for a 78-61 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road victory. The Huskies swept the season series with the Timberwolves and have now claimed wins in seven of their last eight ...

Offensive struggles doom Tech women

MIDLAND, Mich. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team came up empty in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest at Northwood University Thursday night 61-52. The Huskies held the lead at halftime, but struggled to find a rhythm on offense in the final two ...

Roundup: Dollar Bay boys cruise past Watersmeet; Calumet girls top L’Anse

WATERSMEET — Watersmeet stayed with Copper Mountain Conference contender Dollar Bay until the final four minutes of the game when the Blue Bolts pulled away for an 83-65 victory Thursday night. "It was a shootout until then," Watersmeet coach George Peterson III said. "Very, very tough ...

Hancock smashes Bessemer 60-18

BESSEMER — It's tough to win many games scoring 18 points in a varsity basketball game. That happened to the Bessemer Speedgirls on Thursday night and Bessemer went down to defeat at the hands of Hancock 60-18 in a non-conference game in the House of Noise. "Hancock plays tough ...

Making it count

BEMIDJI — At this point in the season, every single WCHA point carries with it a tremendous amount of meaning. It has been one of the harshest lessons the Michigan Tech Huskies have had to learn during the Mel Pearson era. In 2014, the Huskies missed out on a home playoff spot by just a ...

Boys Dream Team could be settled already; local rankings

Before the season started, it wouldn't take a genius to be able to figure out who would be the strongest candidates for the All-U.P. Boys Dream Team. There's Jason Whitens and Dawson Bilski at North Central; Carson Wonders at Iron Mountain; and Trent Bell at Negaunee. Those four are ...