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Nettell looks to turn around Jeffers hockey

HOUGHTON — If they had suffered through the types of injuries the Hancock Bulldogs suffered through, the Jeffers Jets hockey team would have felt good about how their 2016-17 season played out. Instead, they dealt with something potentially more crippling: a midseason coaching change. Last ...

Michigan Tech searches for answers after deflating 4-0 loss to rival NMU

MARQUETTE — Michigan Tech is a team without heart. And Joe Shawhan is a coach who's run out of patience.  The Huskies started their season 4-1-1 before taking a four-game slide with a tie tacked on at the end. This past weekend they had the perfect chance to turn the corner and build ...

Monroe goes off, Michigan Tech starts season 2-0 with 87-80 win over Lewis

HOUGHTON — Kyle Monroe missed three games at the start of the 2016 campaign with an ailing ankle injury that plagued him the rest of the season. He still managed to average 20 points per game, but it was evident the injury sapped some of his explosiveness.  This year, the junior forward is ...

Michigan Tech blown out in season finale to Ferris State, 49-7

HOUGHTON — There weren’t many highlights in Michigan Tech’s 49-7 loss to the No. 11 Ferris State Bulldogs on a cold Saturday afternoon at Sherman Field. Tech was outgained 494-145 and outplayed in every facet of the game. But if there was a sliver of potential for the future on a gloomy ...

Tech women defeat Ursuline

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team wrapped up an impressive opening weekend of the season with an 81-67 nonconference victory at Ursuline College Saturday afternoon. The Huskies outscored the Arrows 24-17 in the third quarter to create some separation but had to ...

Tech volleyball drops season finale to Ferris State

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team wrapped up their final regular season GGLIAC match in the SDC Varsity Gym Saturday, in a 3-1 heartbreaker vs. the Ferris State Bulldogs. The Huskies honored seniors Elle Heinonen, Halie Hart, Lauren Emmert and Stephanie Dietrich to ...

Finlandia women finish in tie with St. Norbert

HANCOCK — The game resembled a rollercoaster as the Finlandia University women's hockey team (1-3-1, 1-2-1 NCHA) took a 4-4 overtime tie with St. Norbert (3-2-1, 3-0-1 NCHA), Saturday afternoon at the Houghton County Arena.  St. Norbert drew first blood scoring at the 7:03 mark. Just under ...

Michigan Tech defeats NMU 4-1 for 1st win in last 5 games

HOUGHTON — Jake Lucchini found himself in a tough spot on the right side of the ice with 7:01 left in the second period. Surrounded by two Northern Michigan defenders, the junior managed to escape by connecting a pass to Gavin Gould, who found the back of the net for Tech's third goal of the ...

Loukus, Sebbas lead MMCC past Finlandia

HANCOCK — With the help of a couple of former Copper Country standouts, Mid Michigan College scored a 67-62 exhibition victory over Finlandia University Friday night at Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium. Ex-Calumet High star Clara Loukus netted a team-high 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the ...

No. 21 Tech women top Davis & Elkins

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team used strong second and third quarters to overtake Davis & Elkins 65-48 Friday afternoon at Ursuline College in the 2017-18 opener. The Huskies outscored the Senators 23-14 in the second period and then 19-10 in the third after ...

Michigan Tech men hope to take next step

HOUGHTON — Offensively, the Michigan Tech Huskies have the potential to match up with anyone in the GLIAC. Four starters return, led by junior forward Kyle Monroe (20.1 points per game) and sophomore point guard Tommy Lucca (15.1). Monroe will be a frontrunner for the GLIAC Player of the ...

Michigan Tech faces uphill battle vs. No. 11 Ferris State

Ferris State (8-1, 7-1 GLIAC) at Michigan Tech (4-6, 3-5 GLIAC) When: Today, noon. Where: Sherman Field. Radio: 93.5 FM Online stream: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/mtu/ Weather: 32 degrees. - - -  HOUGHTON — Offensively and defensively, the Michigan Tech Huskies face their ...

FU men fall to MMCC

HANCOCK — A rangy Mid Michigan College team led from start to finish in posting a 79-73 men's basketball win over Finlandia University Friday. The Lakers jumped out to a 12-3 lead in the opening four minutes of play at Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium. Lions coach Mike O'Donnell said his team got ...

Calumet captures 6th straight regional title with sweep over WIC

L’ANSE — Calumet coach Matt Laho always says it’s the good teams who are able to battle back from adversity. In capturing the Copper Kings’ sixth consecutive regional volleyball title, they proved they were a good team.  Now, as they continue their postseason run, they’ll look to ...

Michigan Tech’s Kero, Beydoun, Munson stay ready in case name is called

HOUGHTON — Patrick “Packy” Munson is getting pretty good at starting over. He also knows how to figure out when something isn't right.  Munson started his collegiate career at Vermont, where after his freshman season, the young goalie knew he wasn't happy, so he made a change and ...

Michigan Tech women have sights set high with wealth of experience

HOUGHTON — It’s not hard to see why the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team was chosen as the GLIAC North favorites and ranked No. 21 in the country. Just look at the roster, as the Huskies return all but one player from last season’s 20-8 team that reached the GLIAC ...

FU women look to rely on speed this season

HANCOCK — Lacking a true post player, the Finlandia University women's basketball will try to compensate with quickness and outside shooting this season. The Lions haven't had a big center for several years — a fact not lost on new coach John “Mo” Motherwell. “We would have ...

FU men feature key returners this season

HANCOCK — Replacing nearly a third of your offense isn't normally the kind of thing a basketball coach looks forward to. But Finlandia University men's skipper Mike O'Donnell feels he has the weapons to make up for the loss of graduated seniors Brandon Robinson and Marcus ...

FU women’s hockey looking forward to showdown with St. Norbert

HANCOCK — While last weekend did not quite end the way that head coach Matt Marchel wanted it to, the Finlandia Lions women's hockey team did come away from their long road trip to Trine with a split. The Lions took the opener 2-0 on Friday before falling 5-1 on Saturday. It was the tale of ...

FU men’s hockey preps for showdown with No. 2 Adrian

HANCOCK — Opening weekend for the Finlandia Lions men's hockey team could not have been crueler as the Lions dropped a 5-0 decision to Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and a 3-0 game against Concordia. However, there were a number of positives that came out of the weekend. Head coach ...