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Born leader: Steman, in final season in Black and Gold, looks for strong start

HOUGHTON — Senior center Dylan Steman enters his final season as a Michigan Tech Huskies hockey player with 117 career games under his belt. After suffering multiple injuries during his sophomore and junior seasons, Steman played 43 games last season, tallying 19 points on seven goals and 12 ...

Unanimously No. 1 again

For the third straight week, the Calumet Copper Kings remain at the top of the U.P. Large School poll thanks to another convincing win Friday over Norway, 34-0. The Copper Kings are also ranked at the state level, meaning that teams and coaches from downstate are also aware of what is looming ...

Top Dogs: Huskies sweep Lakers, move to 6-1 in GLIAC play

HOUGHTON — With a four-game conference road trip on the horizon, the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team wanted to close out their home stretch as strongly as they could. Facing another hot opponent in the Grand Valley State Lakers, the Huskies found a way to earn a three-set victory, ...

Lake Linden-Hubbell breaks through with win

LAKE LINDEN — Six weeks ago, when the Lake-Linden Hubbell Lakes began their football practices, head coach Andy Crouch was a realist on how he and his team were going to win. With just 16 guys on his team, he had to stick with a traditional game plan. “We have one running play and about ...

Huskies soccer falls to Northwood at home

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies fell to the Northwood Timberwolves, 2-1, in GLIAC soccer play at Sherman Field on Sunday. With the loss, Michigan Tech dropped to 4-3-1 on the season and 0-2-0 in conference play so far this season. Junior Karina Parker put the Timberwolves up just ...

Calumet moves to 5-0: Copper Kings shut out Knights, 34-0

CALUMET – Friday marked the first day of fall on the calendar. At Agassiz Field in Calumet, fall was definitely on full display as there was a chill in the air as temperatures sat at 48 degrees as the Copper Kings and Norway Knights took to the field. With parents and fans wrapped up in ...

Mattson leads Mustangs to comeback victory

MUNISING — Anthony Mattson did a little of everything and just about all of it quite well to help Munising pull off a 24-21 comeback victory over visiting Hancock on Friday night. Hancock outgained the Mustangs (2-3) 404-293, but five turnovers hurt the Bulldogs (2-3). And Mattson had two ...

Huskies need four sets to dispatch Panthers

HOUGHTON — Friday night was a memorable one as Michigan Tech Huskies head coach Matt Jennings earned his 100th win at Michigan Tech. The Huskies trailed for much of the first set Friday night at the Wood Gym against a hot Davenport Panthers, who came into the night on a three-match winning ...

Vikings sweep Blue Bolts

DOLLAR BAY — The visiting Baraga Vikings beat the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts in a quick three sets, 25-11, 25-20, and 27-25, Friday at the Dollar Bay Gym. Hard work in practice really payed off in the first set for the Vikings as they were able to take control with a seven-point ...

Gremlins shutout Modeltowners

GWINN — After starting the season 0-3, the Houghton Gremlins have now won two straight contests after topping the Gwinn Modeltowners on the road Friday night, 38-0. The Gremlins made life difficult for the Modeltowners, who were playing without their starting running back, who was hurt in ...

Facing No. 5: Huskies ready for tough challenge against Lakers

HOUGHTON — It has been said that football is a game of inches. That certainly rang true a week ago at Sherman Field as the Davenport Panthers inched out a victory against the Michigan Tech Huskies 23-21 on a miraculous catch in the back of the end zone with just seconds on the clock. ...

Lake Linden defeats Ontonagon in 3 sets

LAKE LINDEN — Some nights are better than others, even in the sport of volleyball. The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes beat the visiting Ontonagon Gladiators in a quick three sets, 25-13, 25-19, and 25-14 on Thursday. The Lakes did it by jumping out to strong leads putting the Lakes ahead early ...

Gremlins remain undefeated in WestPAC play

HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins moved to 5-0 on the volleyball season on Thursday with an impressive win over the Ishpeming Hematites. The Gremlins swept the match, 25-17, 25-18 and 25-18. The Gremlins dominated all three sets from the first serve to the last kill. By comparison, the ...

Bulldogs come up short in loss on road to Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mountaineers slipped in the second set but held on to beat Hancock 3-1 in a West PAC matchup Thursday. Iron Mountain easily took the first set before Hancock dominated the second set. The Mountaineers regrouped to take the last two sets for the win. It was the first ...

Miners’ boys, Gremlins girls win Blue Bolts Panthers Invite

On the strength of Anabel Needham and Uriah Aili, the Houghton Gremlins and the Gogebic Miners found ways to earn team victories in the Blue Bolts Panthers Invite Thursday. Aili took the tops spot individually with a time of 17.11. Teammate Devon Byers took third with a time of 17.53. Adam ...

Defense first: Buckley adds to Huskies’ depth on blue line

HOUGHTON — When you are one of 11 new faces to join a college hockey program, it can be a daunting experience. For incoming freshman defenseman Tyrell Buckley, the transition should be a little easier. He already has a friendship with current Michigan Tech Huskies winger Gavin Gould. “I ...

Lucchini prepared to be focal point of Huskies’ offense

HOUGHTON — With the graduation of Joel L’Esperance, Tyler Heinonen, Reid Sturos, and Brent Baltus over the past two seasons, senior forward Jake Lucchini enters his fourth season with the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey program as the highest-scoring returner. Lucchini has 34 goals and 78 ...

Kiilunen ready for larger role with Huskies

HOUGHTON — With losing six defensemen over the past two seasons to graduation or professional contracts, fans are asking themselves who will protect the space in front of the net this season. That job falls on a relatively untested group of defenders which features one junior and one redshirt ...

Serve’s up: Lake Linden-Hubbell falls to Calumet in four sets Tuesday

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes volleyball team fell 3-1 in their fall homecoming match against the Calumet Copper Kings, 17-25, 18-25, 25-20 and 15-25. The Copper Kings hit the court with a rumble and made it known that they came ready to play. That momentum before the first ...

Bulldogs need extra points, defeat Wykons Tuesday

HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs moved to 3-3 on Tuesday night as they beat the Wykons of West Iron County 3-1 at the Hancock Gym. The Bulldogs came out ready to fight for their victory in a match that saw two sets that ran long. They won 24-26, 25–12, 27-25 and 25-18. “Our offense was ...