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College Volleyball: Huskies sweep SVSU

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies women’s volleyball team found a way Friday night to continue their winning streak to five straight victories with a sweep of the visiting Saginaw Valley State Cardinals, 26-24, 25-21, 27-25, at the Wood Gym. For the second straight match, it was not, ...

Prep Football: L’Anse holds off LL-H, 14-0

L’ANSE — Both the L’Anse Purple Hornets and the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes entered Friday night’s matchup on the grid iron at 3-1. The two teams stayed tied even into the fourth quarter of the game. It was a defensive battle wher a couple of breakout plays made the difference for ...

WITH GALLERY: Red Wings beat Blues 4-1 at Calumet Colosseum

CALUMET — Three years removed from Kraft Hockeyville USA in Marquette, the NHL returned to the Upper Peninsula Thursday night as the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues took part in an NHL preseason game at the Calumet Colosseum. When the festivities ended, the Red Wings emerged victorious, ...

Behind the scenes: NBC Sports brings prime-time TV to Calumet Colosseum

CALUMET — When James Stuart, NBC’s senior director of NHL remote operations, came to visit the Calumet Colosseum in July, he noticed a big problem. His network was preparing to broadcast a prime-time hockey game at an ice arena that had enough power to keep the lights on and running the ...

Calumet kids skip school to welcome Wings, Blues

CALUMET — The Calumet Larium Keweenaw School District made history on Thursday. They played a district-wide “hooky.” In fact, students from K-12 were allowed to skip classes with the blessing of their superintendent, Chris Davidson. In his eyes, it had to done because yesterday was not ...

Roenick, Sproule celebrate hockey at Red & Blue event

CALUMET — Jeremy Roenick joined a crowd of about 260 people on Wednesday to celebrate hockey in Hockeyville. Or as Roenick fondly calls it, ‘Calumet City.’ Roenick, no stranger to hockey or even to the Upper Peninsula, was a guest speaker along with local historian and MTU professor ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Red Wings, Blues arrive; skate in Colosseum

CALUMET — The Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues are officially in town. Both teams arrived Thursday morning to raucous fanfare outside the 106-year-old Calumet Colosseum. Players signed autographs and took pictures with fans before hitting the ice for teams' respective gameday ...

Prep Volleyball: Vikings sweep Blue Bolts, 3-0

BARAGA — The Baraga Vikings captured a big win on the volleyball court Wednesday night as they downed the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-16). “Yes we won, but I am not happy with all the passing errors tonight,” said Baraga head coach Corey Pietila. “We came out in ...

Whittaker among talented hockey players from Calumet

CALUMET — Of all the outstanding hockey players produced in the Calumet area, one stands out as having the utmost respect from friends and foes. The late Johnny Whittaker was that player. Whittaker, with the exception of football icon George Gipp, was one of very few athletes to have two ...

Pioneers crash Hockeyville party, beat Wolverines 5-3

CALUMET — The longtime Calumet Wolverines rivalry with the Portage Lake Pioneers took on the Kraft Hockeyville fanfare Tuesday night. And the Pioneers took it to the Wolverines with a 5-3 win in the upgraded 106-year-old Calumet Colosseum. Portage Lake led by as much as four goals after two ...

Hockeyville Underway: Hundreds attend Kraft Hockeyville community event

CALUMET — After waiting his entire life to see the Stanley Cup, there was no way Leonard Miller was going to sit in his wheelchair for his picture with it. Miller, 88, is a Korean War veteran and Calumet resident. He’s also a passionate hockey fan. He was the first person during Monday’s ...

Hockeyville: Kids, adults enjoy moment with Stanley Cup

CALUMET — Most fourth grade boys aren’t eager to volunteer their recent kissing escapades. Then again, most fourth grade boys don’t have an intimate run-in with the Stanley Cup on a Monday morning. “I kissed the Cup,” proclaimed a smiling Carter Sturos, a fourth grader at Calumet ...

Karnosky: My history with the Armory

Over the weekend, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and came across an image of what appeared, at first glance, to be the Calumet Colosseum. Upon further inspection, it was, in fact, the Colosseum. At first glance, the photo looked like it had to have been from a time long ago, when ...

Prep Football: Lake Linden-Hubbell routs Houghton, 40-0

LAKE LINDEN — It wasn’t what you’d expect, what with the disparity between the two schools’ enrollments. Nevertheless, Lake Linden-Hubbell thoroughly trounced Houghton with a 40-0 West PAC crossover win on Saturday. The Lakes (3-1) are the smallest school in Michigan playing ...

Hockeyville events this week

It’s Kraft Hockeyville week, and Calumet is about to enter the spotlight of the NHL. After being named the contest winner this spring, the Calumet Colosseum was awarded $150,000 for upgrades. The Colosseum, the world’s oldest indoor ice arena, will be decorated with Kraft Hockeyville ...

Prep Football: Calumet shuts out West Iron County for first time since 2009

CALUMET — A rolling fog partially obscured Agassiz Field on Friday. And Calumet’s defense never sounded the fog horn as West Iron County’s offense hit the rocks. The Copper Kings rolled to a 14-0 win as their defense held West Iron to 88 yards on the night, shutting the Wykons out for ...

Prep Volleyball: Jets fly past Panthers, 3-1

CHASSELL— It was a back-and-forth battle for most of Friday night’s volleyball match between the Jeffers Jets and Chassell Panthers. In the end, however, it was the Jets who played one step ahead of their neighboring rivals and took home a 3-1 victory in four sets (25-21, 25-21, 19-25, ...

College Football: Huskies undefeated entering GLIAC play against SVSU

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies will try to keep a perfect record on the football field this weekend as they travel to Saginaw Valley State for their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game of the season. The Cardinals, also unbeaten, look to do the same. The Huskies ...

Prep Volleyball: Cardinals battle back, edge Lake Linden in 5 sets

LAKE LINDEN — After dropping the first two sets against Lake-Linden Hubbell, it didn’t look good for Wakefield-Marenisco (4-1) on the volleyball court Thursday night. Not only were they down 2-0, the Cardinal’s hadn’t led a set since the first point of the first set. “We came out ...

MTU picked No. 4 in WCHA preseason poll

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech was chosen among the top half in WCHA preseason polls released Wednesday. The Huskies were chosen No. 4 in the media poll and No. 5 in the coaches’ poll. Minnesota State was chosen the clear-cut No. 1 in both polls, earning all but one vote for the top spot. ...