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Bulldogs come up short against Ontonagon

HANCOCK — It is hard to complete a comeback and win a basketball game of any sort when you go 1-for-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. Hancock Bulldogs boys basketball coach Matt Strong was left scratching his head after his team battled their way back in the second half ...

Baby steps: Huskies continue to learn, grow

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Michigan Tech Huskies have been faced with adversity in recent weeks, but the team showed improvement in last weekend’s series against the WCHA-leading Minnesota State Mavericks, who came away with an extra WCHA point in a 1-1 tie on Friday and all three points in a ...

Chassell out-runs, out-guns Jeffers for third win in three nights

PAINESDALE — While it was their third game in a row this week, the Chassell Panthers boys basketball team showed few signs of weariness on Wednesday night as they out-ran and out-hustled the Jeffers Jets, 78-54. Not only was Wednesday the Panthers’ third straight victory, the win gave ...

Huskies have tough road trip on their hands with Lakers, Bulldogs

SAULT STE. MARIE — Despite having yet to win a game in February, the Michigan Tech Huskies men’s basketball team is not about to throw the towel in on the remainder of the season. “Not working hard is not an option,” said head coach Kevin Luke. “We are going to continue to battle ...

Taking chances: Kero proud be part of solution at Finlandia

HANCOCK — With two older brothers who either have or are still playing at Michigan Tech, Hunter Kero grew with one goal in mind, to join his brothers as the third Kero to play for the Huskies hockey team. With 27 goals and 68 points over two seasons with the Bulldogs, it appeared Kero was ...

Calumet avenges early loss to L’Anse

CALUMET — L’Anse Purple Hornets boys basketball coach Kyle Koski was still shaking his head in frustration and disbelief ten minutes after the game. His team had just lost an ugly one to the Calumet Copper Kings 71-50. “I’m still trying to figure it out,” he said. “Maybe it was ...

Loukus racks up hat trick as Copper Kings top Gremlins

CALUMET — Looking to exact a little revenge, and also take advantage of having their opponents have to travel to the Calumet Colosseum, the Calumet Copper Kings did a little of both Tuesday in a battle of the top two teams in the Great Lakes Hockey Conference in which Calumet skated away with ...

Chassell earns second win in as many nights

HOUGHTON — Playing their second game in two nights, the Chassell Panthers boys basketball team showed no ill effects Tuesday evening. The Panthers notched a 71-58 win over the Ontonagon Gladiators in boys basketball play at Ed Helakoski Gym. “We just beat Wakefield-Marinesco last night ...

Calumet squirts win district title

Photo provided to the Daily Mining Gazette Team members in include Joshua Asiala, Brady Axford, Lukas Axford, Tyler Axford, Brady Boberg, Jax Carlson, Anders Collard, Kaden Cronenworth, Dylan Crouch, Sawyer Garrow, Lincoln Haataja, Luke Hamlin, Ryder Hodges, Beau Jukuri, Drake Niemela, Carter ...

Salmi, Heathman advance to state finals

HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. — Looking to defend their state title from a year ago, the Houghton-Hancock Gremlins girls ski team gave a valiant effort Monday at Nub’s Nob. In the end, they came up a little short, finishing fourth behind Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Great North Alpine. The boys ...

Girls Roundup: Hancock wins Tuesday, Hancock, L’Anse fall Monday

Hancock 44, Lake Linden-Hubbell 20 LAKE LINDEN — The Hancock Bulldogs girls basketball team used a good start and a strong finish to bounce back from Monday’s loss to West Iron County with a 44-20 victory on the road over the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes Tuesday. D’Andra Kero led the ...

Outdoors adventure: Children and adults enjoy Barnelopet

HANCOCK — In order to run an event like the 12th annual Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club/ Sons of Norway Barnelopet Ski Race, which took place Sunday, event coordinator Wayne Stordahl had to start gathering volunteers in October in order to come up with the 24 necessary to put the event on. A race ...

Chassell outguns Jeffers in 64-41 win

PAINESDALE – Jeffers Jets girls basketball coach Joe Romano knew that he and his girls had their work cut out for them as the Chassell Panthers were in town. The girls from Chassell played in the Class D state championship game a year ago. They have maintained their winning ways a year ...

Girls roundup: Calumet, Baraga, Lake Linden earn wins

Calumet 68, Houghton 50 CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings girls basketball team jumped all over the Houghton Gremlins Monday night, outscoring them 19-8 in the first eight minutes of the contest. The Copper Kings the, did nearly the same thing to start the second half, outscoring the ...

Blue Bolts score big early, earn victory over Nimrods, 92-65

WATERSMEET — With 38 points in the first quarter, the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts boys basketball team took an insurmountable lead after eight minutes and then matched the Watersmeet Nimrods essentially point-for-point from there in a 92-65 victory Monday on the road. Ashton Janke ...

Panthers complete comeback late, break away in OT for 86-76 win

CHASSELL — The Chassell Panthers boys basketball team came out of the locker room at halftime down 15 points and outsized by the visiting Wakefield-Marenisco Cardinals, who brought a clean three-point shot and aggressive offensive pressure throughout the night. Despite the disadvantages ...

A half dozen: Huskies earn sixth straight Saturday

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies women’s basketball team continued their winning ways on Saturday as they defeated the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals, 79-54, at the Wood Gym. It was their sixth win in a row, and, in the eyes of coach Sam Hoyt, the team is playing some of their best ...

Huskies blow lead late, fall in overtime to Mavericks

HOUGHTON — For the second straight night, the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team and the No. 6 Minnesota State Mavericks played a very even game. In fact, the game followed much of the same script. The teams were scoreless after one, the Huskies scored first on the power play, and they held ...

Lions drop second game of weekend, but make playoffs

HANCOCK — The Finlandia men’s hockey team (8-14-2 overall, 6-9-2 NCHA) was in the locker room on Friday night when they learned that they are headed to the NCHA Harris Cup playoffs for the first time since 2012. “We found out after our game against St. Norbert in Green Bay that St. ...

Huskies drop third straight game Saturday

HOUGHTON – It was a tough weekend for the Michigan Tech Huskies men’s basketball team as they lost their third consecutive game to the Saginaw Valley State (SVSU) Cardinals, 75-54. It was a contest that they were never really in. However, head coach Kevin Luke isn’t giving up on his ...