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Chassell cruises in 53-22 victory over Dollar Bay

CHASSELL — It was pretty much the result you get when the first-place team in a conference meets the last-place squad. And that made Chassell's 53-22 girls basketball win over Dollar Bay Monday night very predictable. “You sometimes get a game like that when you know the other team ...

Chassell girls, E-TC boys open at No. 2

The Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released its first basketball poll of the season today. All votes were made prior to Monday. Locally, the Chassell Panthers earned the second spot in Class D girls behind the Munising Mustangs. Chassell (5-1) earned four ...

E-TC stumbles in loss to Bessemer

BESSEMER — Bessemer upset Ewen-Trout Creek 42-38 Monday night in Copper Mountain Conference girls basketball at the House of Noise. “After Friday, losing by 40-plus points to Chassell, we had to get re-energized and refocused. We played a solid game. Defensively, we played solid,” ...

Hancock surrenders 3 straight goals, loses to OLSM

HANCOCK — One would think that Hancock Bulldogs head coach Dan Rouleau would be more disappointed in his team's second loss of the season. Instead, the long-time hockey coach was pleased with the effort his team gave, despite surrendering three straight goals to the visiting Orchard Lake St. ...

Houghton earns top finishes at home swim meet

HOUGHTON — The Houghton swim team made a strong showing at the Gremlin Splash Saturday in Houghton.  Wonyoung Choi, Mikayla Sague, Tessa Meyer and Samantha Olson won the 200-yard relay in 2 minutes, 3.20 seconds. The Houghton girls also won the 400-yard freestyle relay with Sague, Justine ...

GLHL roundup: Calumet wins, Portage Lake loses

On Saturday, the Calumet Wolverines recovered from a 3-0 hole to defeat the Monroe Blues 9-7 in Monroe.  After falling behind 3-0, Calumet scored the game’s next four goals with Byron Parks, Matt Yeo, Dylan Boberg and Ed Beiring each scoring.  Yeo finished with a hat trick, while Boberg ...

No. 13 Tech throttles Tiffin in return to winning ways

HOUGHTON — With the numbers to her advantage, Tech senior Lindsay Winter pushed the ball up the court and fired a pass to senior Kelli Guy on the left wing. Guy planted her feet underneath her and launched the transition 3 off the catch.  Swish.  If there were thoughts about a hangover ...

Tech left searching for answers after disappointing loss to Tiffin

HOUGHTON — More dejected than angry, Michigan Tech coach Kevin Luke was left baffled after watching his team put on another disappointing showing in an 86-68 GLIAC loss to the Tiffin Dragons Saturday at the Wood Gym. “In the 24 years I’ve been here, I’ve never been in this ...

Tech loses to ASU 3-2 in Ice Vegas Invite title game

LAS VEGAS — Michigan Tech's comeback bid came up short in the Ice Vegas Invitational Championship Game Saturday as the Huskies fell 3-2 to Arizona State at T-Mobile Arena. The Sun Devils jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Huskies started to close in. “I give Arizona State full credit for ...

Home ice pays off for Houghton in 3-0 victory over Novi

HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins were made to play in the Dee, and the Dee is the perfect place for them. It’s smaller than most hockey arenas, so it allows the Gremlins to use their skating ability and physicality to over-power visiting teams. In other words, it is a match made in high ...

Calumet’s late rally falls short in 5-4 loss to Brighton

CALUMET — With 30 seconds left to play, Brighton and Calumet are two teams in completely different situations. Brighton is clinging to a one-goal lead, while Calumet is desperate for an equalizer. But while they huddle up on their respective benches during a timeout, both coaches have the ...

After being blanked by Houghton, Hancock explodes for 9 goals in win over Novi

HANCOCK — Sometimes Hancock coach Dan Rouleau has it easy. For instance, when a play breaks down, most coaches would be frantic, wondering how things will shake out. But Rouleau gets to relax. He knows how it will go. Usually the play ends with a puck in the net and a scorekeeper marking ...

Houghton’s 5-game win streak ends in 5-1 loss to Brighton

HOUGHTON — Fresh off a Holiday Classic title and riding a five-game win streak, the Houghton Gremlins appeared poised to set things in motion for win No. 6 against the Brighton Bulldogs. Midway through the first period, tied at 0, Houghton sent Brighton junior goalie Harrison Fleming ...

Calumet’s comeback attempt falls short against OLSM

CALUMET — For the first 17 minutes and the final seven minutes of play, the Calumet Copper Kings looked like the type of team that might steal a game at home from the visiting Orchard Lake-St. Mary's Eaglets. Unfortunately for the Copper Kings, high school hockey is a 51-minute game, and that ...

Tech holds off No. 13 Boston College to earn 4-3 victory

LAS VEGAS – Michigan Tech held on for a 4-3 victory over No. 13 Boston College in the semifinal of the Ice Vegas Invitational at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. The Huskies scored the first three goals and advanced to the title game in the inaugural tournament. “Our guys battled really hard ...

Chassell girls rout Bessemer 67-22

BESSEMER - Chassell rode over two hours on a cold bus and started slowly but came on strong to hand the Bessemer Speedgirls a 67-22 defeat in Copper Mountain action in the House of Noise on Friday night. "We came out playing slowly and I definitely think the bus trip had something to do with ...

Wardynski becomes GCC’s leading scorer

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Lori Wardynski became the Lady Samsons' all-time leading scorer in GCC's 95-86 victory over Sisseton Wahpeton College Friday night. Wardynski needed just six points to get the record and she got it midway through the first quarter. She now has scored 1,060 points. ...

No. 13 Tech commits 27 turnovers in 103-68 loss to No. 1 Ashland

HOUGHTON — In preparing for No. 1 Ashland’s full-court pressure, the No. 13 Michigan Tech Huskies practiced against six defenders to simulate what it’s like to face a team with the size and athleticism that the Eagles possess.  After committing 27 turnovers in a 103-68 GLIAC loss to ...