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Copper Mountain All-Conference volleyball teams

The Copper Mountain All-Conference awards were announced Friday with senior Laura Lyons of Lake Linden-Hubbell taking home MVP honors and her teammate, sophomore Joslynn Perala receiving Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Lyons and Perala were also named to the ...

All-Western 8 football selections

Ontonagon seniors Jake Witt, Micah Blake and Jaden Weisinger, Tanner Balcomb and James Domitrovich were named to the Western Eight All-Conference team on Friday.  The WEC special awards were also announced with two Ontonagon players receiving awards. Witt was named Offensive Lineman of the ...

Mistakes prevent LL-H from pulling upset against WIC

IRON RIVER — From the moment the West Iron County Wykons emerged from the locker room for the second half, it was immediately clear this was a team with a different mindset than the one that trailed the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes 20-14 after two quarters.  The players and coaches on the ...

Tech falls 1-0 to Northern Michigan on Senior Night

HOUGHTON— As a flurry of snowflakes pooled over the Michigan Tech Husky emblem in center field, seniors Taylor Archibald, Sarah Boyd, Kirsen Hudak and Olivia Smith took to the pitch for their final game at Sherman Field. Clad in winter coats and hoods, the players were accompanied by their ...

No. 12 Minnesota State defeats No. 16 Tech, 3-1

MANKATO, Minn. — The No. 16-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team fell 3-1 at No. 12 Minnesota State Friday at the Verizon Center. Justin Misiak scored early in the third to tie it at 1, but the Mavericks scored a pair of goals in the final 5:00 to secure the victory. “The game was there for ...

Tech volleyball tops SVSU in 4 sets

SAGINAW, Mich. – The Michigan Tech volleyball team earned a GLIAC win over Saginaw Valley State 3-1, Friday (Oct. 27) in the Hamilton Gymnasium. The Huskies won the first set 25-17 and dropped a tight second set 25-23 to the Cardinals. Tech rallied to win set three 25-21 and closed the match ...

Stephenson runs past Ontonagon 34-14

STEPHENSON — Monty Glover rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns and Jesus Becerra backed him up with 124 and a touchdown of his own to lead the Stephenson Eagles to a victory over the Ontonagon Gladiators, 34-14, in an MHSAA eight-person Division 1 playoff game Friday night.  “Last week ...

Michigan Tech football looks to end losing streak

Davenport Panthers (1-7, 0-6 GLIAC) at Michigan Tech Huskies (3-5, 2-4 GLIAC) Where: Sherman Field. When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Radio: 93.5 FM Weather: 39 degrees, 60 percent chance of rain. - - - HOUGHTON — The offense has struggled, and the defense has been gouged.  The Michigan ...

Chassell defeats Baraga in straight sets

CHASSELL — It was more or less a tune-up match for the Chassell High volleyball team Thursday night against visiting Baraga. But the Copper Mountain Conference game, the final one of the regular season, had meaning for the seniors on Parents' Night at Ed Helakoski Memorial Gym. “I think ...

LL-H volleyball wins conference title

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes earned their eight consecutive Copper Country volleyball conference title with a sweep over the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers (25-11, 25-16, 25-17) and a four-set win over the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts (25-16, 25-15, 15-25, 25-13) Thursday in Lake ...

Tech women picked to finish 1st in GLIAC North

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team is nearing the opening tip-off of the 2017-18 season and the Huskies look to build upon another solid finish a year ago. The Huskies were 20-8 overall and finished third in the GLIAC North Division thanks to a 15-6 record against conference ...

Tech men picked 3rd in GLIAC Preseason Poll

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team is gearing up for the start of the 2017-18 season following a strong finish a year ago. The Huskies closed the 2016-17 campaign with an overall record of 16-14 and tied for second in the GLIAC North Division standings. Tech generated a record ...

Hancock prepares for Menominee’s single wing attack

MENOMINEE — During his 80-plus hours of research into Hancock’s football history, current coach Ted Holmstrom discovered the earliest matchups with schools across the U.P., including the Menominee Maroons.  Hancock and Menominee first met in 1904 and played to a 0-0 tie. Three weeks ...

Calumet takes on loaded Traverse City St. Francis

TRAVERSE CITY — Calumet has faced its share of power football teams throughout the season, but none compare to the Traverse City St. Francis Gladiators.  TCSF averaged 268 rushing yards per game (6.9 per carry) while utilizing a T-based offense with four players gaining over 340 yards this ...

LL-H aims to keep momentum against West Iron County

IRON RIVER — After an 0-3 start, it would have been fair to wonder if the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes simply no longer had the numbers to stay competitive in the traditional 11-person game. Maybe the Lakes were best suited for the eight-person game, playing against schools with similar roster ...

No. 16 Tech hits road to take on No. 12 Minnesota State

MANKATO — No. 16 Michigan Tech is a team going through some growing pains.   No. 12 Minnesota State is a team that doesn't allow room for error.  That's a recipe for a tough matchup as the Huskies hit the road this weekend for two games against the Mavericks.   Michigan ...

Calumet’s Bjorn, Johnson named West-PAC POY

The West-PAC All-Conference volleyball teams were announced, Tuesday as selected by the area coaches.  Calumet senior libero Amber Johnson was awarded West-PAC Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second season in a row. She was joined by senior teammate Lea Bjorn, who was named ...

Ontonagon opens postseason with rematch against Stephenson

IRONWOOD — When Ontonagon rolled over Carney-Nadeau 80-12 in its final game of the regular season, the Gladiators qualified for the MHSAA Division 1 eight-player football playoffs for the first time since 2011. Ontonagon finished with a 5-3 overall record and will now play a talented ...

31 local athletes named to all-conference football teams

Each week opposing teams schemed against Calumet senior defensive end Cooper Twardzik. Offenses would routinely call pitches and off-tackle runs to the opposite side of the field in hopes of avoiding the 6-foot-4, 250-pound end. It still wasn't enough to lessen Twardzik's impact. Twardzik ...