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Huskies football honors alumn

HOUGHTON — Saturday's football game at Sherman Field drew hundreds of alumni back to Michigan Tech’s campus for the season's home opener. In many ways, the game marked a new era for Huskies football and its fans. After the singing of the national anthem, ribbons were cut in honor of the ...

Gremlins fall in semifinals of ‘The Rock’

GLADSTONE — On Saturday, the Houghton Gremlins volleyball team returned to the tournament they won last season. Finishing first in their pool, things looked good for the Gremlins until they ran into a tough Gwinn team in the semifinals, falling in three sets, 25-20, 25-19, 16-14. To get to ...

Calumet, Undefeated: Copper Kings win defensive battle over Patriots

CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings moved to 3-0 on the season after winning a 14-12 defensive battle Friday night against the Westwood Patriots. It was the first-ever official  meeting between the two schools on the gridiron. “I'm so proud of my guys,” said Calumet coach John Croze. ...

Bulldogs fall to Miners late

NEGAUNEE — It’s every kicker’s dream. Time winding down, game on the line, hit the clutch kick. Negaunee High School’s Erik Salminen did just that, booting a 27-yard field goal as the clock struck zero to send the Miners football team past Hancock 30-28 at Miners Stadium on Friday ...

Gremlins fall to Mountaineers, 42-0, in mistake-filled affair

IRON MOUNTAIN — After a slow first quarter, Iron Mountain picked up more and more momentum in a 42-0 rout in the first-ever football game with Houghton on Friday. The Mountaineers (2-1) gathered 341 total yards of offense, limited mostly by a slow first quarter and a running clock in the ...

Purple Hornets’ Dowd runs rampant in win over Miners

BESSEMER — L'Anse coach Mark Leaf tried to alert football fans as to what a good football player Purple Hornet tailback Jonah Dowd was in the pigskin preview The Daily Globe does each week. But Dowd put on a performance rarely seen in these parts as L'Anse thumped Gogebic 34-6 in West-PAC ...

Gremlins cruise to victory over Patriots in home opener

HOUGHTON — After a number of away games in tournaments to start the season, the Houghton Gremlins volleyball team finally had a chance to show their home crowd what they are capable of as they beat the visiting Westwood Patriots, 25-14, 25-15, 25-12. Gremlins coach John Christianson has ...

Jets shock Bulldogs with strong road performance

HANCOCK — It was a volleyball thriller being shown not on the big screen but rather on the floor of Hancock Gym on Thursday night. In the starring roles were the Hancock Bulldogs and the Jeffers Jets. In the end, the Jets took home an “Emmy” for their magnificent performance. They ...

Mountaineers outlast Copper Kings in five sets

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain salvaged the fifth set to edge Calumet 3-2 in West PAC action Thursday. The Mountaineers took the first two games before collapsing. The Copper Kings stormed back to take the next two games and force the fifth set. Iron Mountain won the first two sets by ...

Lakes defeat Speedgirls in straight sets

BESSEMER — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes needed just three sets to defeat the host Bessemer Speedgirls, 25-6, 25-12, 25-4, on the road Thursday. Mariah Willmer led the way for the Lakes with 11 kills on 15 hits for a hitting percentage of .733 for the night. She also picked up an ace along ...

Filling gaps: Transfer goaltender Jurusik ready to step in quickly for Huskies

HOUGHTON — With the departure of transfer goaltender Patrick Munson from the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey program after just one season, the void left behind needed to be filled. Enter junior transfer Matthew Jurusik, who last played college hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers. Jurusik joins ...

History made: Jeffers overpowers Baraga in 3-1 for first home win

PAINESDALE — It was history in the making Tuesday night at the Jeffers High School gym. The girls volleyball team returned to the court after decades of being away. For the last decade, the Jets had been a part of the Chassell Panthers, so it was hard to say just what fans would be subject to ...

Dollar Bay falls to Hancock at home

DOLLAR BAY — On Tuesday, the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts fell to the Hancock Bulldogs at home. A short bench and a lot of late passes made the opening set a quick one, 7-25. The hosts were quicker on the serve receive in the second set but still fell short, 11-25. With the final set ...

Track champions crowned in Wisconsin

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Eagle River Speedway champions, in all classes, were crowned Friday night. Of the six classes which run on the legendary tri-oval, which run on a weekly basis, four have new champions. Before the thrill of racing for a class championship even began, the night started ...

Purple Hornets fall to Gwinn in four sets on road

GWINN — The L'Anse Purple Hornets played in Gwinn Tuesday against the Modeltowners, and falling in four sets, 23-25, 12-25, 25-20, and 13-25. “On our side, there was a lot of flatlining,” said Purple Hornets head coach Callie Budweg. “We would have spurts of good plays and then we ...

Tough loss: Finlandia men’s soccer falls to Lakeland in tight affair

HANCOCK — Despite playing a tightly-contested game throughout the entire 90 minutes, the Finlandia Lions men’s soccer team fell at home Monday in a 1-0 loss to the visiting Lakeland University Muskies at McAfee Field. The Lions were credited with three shots on goal and showed a strong ...

Trails Fest provides enjoyment for everyone involved

COPPER HARBOR — The 25th annual Bell’s Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival took place this weekend in Copper Harbor as one final salute to summer with a cross country run and mountain bike races, along with food, music and adult beverages. Ben Ciavola, president of the Copper Harbor Trails ...

All tied up: Battle of Huskies ends in overtime draw

HOUGHTON — Rain hung heavy in the clouds above Sherman Field Saturday as two schools with Huskies for nicknames battled for 90 minutes on the soccer pitch. In what might seem like a fitting ending, Michigan Tech and St. Cloud State fought hard only to end up in a 2-2 draw that saw the hosts ...

Lions tamed by huge first quarter for Falcons

HANCOCK — Take away the first quarter of Saturday's college football game between the Concordia College Falcon and the Finlandia Lions, and you would have had a tightly-contested game. Unfortunately for the Lions, football is comprised of four quarters and the visiting Falcons easily took ...