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Good finish for M&M

David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette Members of M&M Powersports 12U hockey team pose after taking second place at a recent tournament in Wausau. The team roster includes Ethan Anderson, David Archambeau, Elliot Asiala, Chad Isaacson, Wyatt Jenkins, Anders Juntti, Drake Markham, Dustin ...

Swept clear: Huskies earn 3-1 win over Seawolves Saturday

HOUGHTON — At this point in the college hockey season, it can become easy to forget that the Michigan Tech Huskies are a relatively young team, one that still needs to build up its confidence as it get close to the WCHA playoffs. Saturday, the Huskies took a big step in that direction by ...

Big finish: Jets earn 5-3 victory over Eskymos on road Saturday

WELLS — The Escanaba hockey team played well in stretches, but it was not enough to overcome the energy Jeffers brought here Saturday. The Jets scored early and added timely goals throughout to spoil Senior Day for the Eskymos with a 5-3 win. Jonathon Mantila gave the Jets a 5-3 lead with a ...

‘Special’ Night: Huskies score two power play goals to win, 3-2

HOUGHTON — With a pair of power play goals, the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team found a way to earn a big three points in WCHA play as they beat the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves, 3-2, on Friday night at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. For the Huskies, the win was just what they needed after ...

Strong finish: Calumet defeats Lakes to close season right way

LAKE LINDEN — Despite a 72-45 loss to one of the best teams in the Upper Peninsula, Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes coach Jack Kumpula was pleased with his boys team’s performance against the Calumet Copper Kings. In short, he said it was a well-played basketball game, and the better team ...

Statement made: Chassell downs Dollar Bay to win division, 62-54

DOLLAR BAY — An experienced Chassell Panthers boys basketball team pressed all the right buttons in its conference showdown with the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts Friday night on the road. The Panthers clinched the Copper Mountain Conference’s Copper Country Division crown with a ...

GLHC announces All-Conference teams

CALUMET — The Great Lakes Hockey Conference announced its All-Conference teams Friday. The conference champion Calumet Copper Kings took home the conference’s biggest honors, Coach of the Year Dan Giachino and Player of the Year Brent Loukus. Loukus’ teammates, co-captain Sam Erkkila ...

Girls Roundup: L’Anse, Baraga earn wins

L’Anse 66, Jeffers 40 L’ANSE — At L’Anse, the Purple Hornets raced out to a 21-4 lead after one quarter Thursday. “I started my four seniors as it was Senior Night,” L’Anse head coach Scott Lloyd said. “They got us up about 11-2 before I went back to our regular ...

Hancock falls to West Iron Friday

HANCOCK — In a mistake-filled final tuneup before districts begin next week, the Hancock Bulldogs boys basketball team fell at home to the West Iron County Wykons Friday night, 50-27. Hancock coach Matt Strong did not mince words after the game about how he felt both teams played. “Both ...

Hillclimb could be a day to remember for youngster

SOUTH RANGE — It is nothing new for the MASTERS Racing Circuit to promote its 120 CC class. They have been doing this since the first child’s 120 CC snowmobile entered a race. The 120 CC class has children between the ages of 4 and 12 compete. During this Saturday’s Ojibwa Casino ...

Cruise control: Calumet wins big over Marquette, 7-1

CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings (19-6-0 overall) outskated the visiting Marquette Redman (18-6-1 overall) en route to a 7-1 win at the Calumet Colosseum Thursday. “I thought we kind of did what we’ve been doing the last few weeks,” said Copper Kings coach Dan Giachino. “We’ve ...

Marquee matchup: Chassell travels to face Dollar Bay

DOLLAR BAY— With one night left in the boys basketball regular season, one small game in the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Gym has some big implications. The hot Blue Bolts come into Friday night’s affair with a record of 16-3. The visiting Chassell Panthers come in nearly as good at 15-4. The ...

True leader: LeClaire recognized for more than sports

DOLLAR BAY — Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts boys basketball senior Brendan LeClaire was recently awarded a one-thousand dollar scholarship for the college of his choosing by the Michigan High School Association (MHSAA). LeClaire was one of the two students selected for the statewide ...

Jets grounded by hard-working Flivvers

HOUGHTON — After playing a tightly-contested game on the road with the Kingsford Flivvers Monday, the Jeffers Jets had a chance to avenge their 4-3 loss on Thursday at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. After a strong start for the Jets, the Flivvers jumped all over them in a four-minute stretch ...

Gremlins bury Eskymos Thursday night, 8-1

HOUGHTON — Escanaba Eskymos coach Matt Hughes knew what he and his team were getting into as the bus pulled into snowy parking spot at Dee Stadium on Thursday night. They were walking into the home of the Houghton Gremlins who have been playing some hot hockey as of late. The Gremlins did ...

Mountaineers defeat Gremlins to finish perfect

HOUGHTON — If there were any doubts about the Iron Mountain Mountaineers being the top large school team in the UPSSA boys basketball poll, they were quickly erased Thursday night. Iron Mountain finished off a perfect 20-0 regular season with a 79-52 drubbing of the hometown ...

Girls Roundup: Chassell, Calumet win, Houghton falls

Chassell 53, Houghton 41 CHASSELL — After putting up 26 points in the first half, it appeared that the Houghton Gremlins were on their way to their third win of the season. However, as they missed shots in the second half, the host Chassell Panthers made theirs, and the Panthers came away ...

Final showdown: Gremlins skiers take second at U.P. Championships

RIPLEY — The Houghton/Hancock Gremlins ski team hosted their last team race of the high school season Tuesday at Mont Ripley. The Gremlins were without Lydia Salmi due to illness, yet several Gremlins finished their season very strong as both teams took second at the U.P. ...

Lucky No. 9: Huskies look for ninth straight win

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Tech Huskies women’s basketball team will go for their ninth consecutive win Thursday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as they face the Davenport Panthers. On Saturday, they could make it 10 as they face the Grand Valley State Lakers. (GVSU). The Huskies are ...

Crunch time: Huskies need wins this weekend

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team have found themselves in a tough spot after falling 3-1 on back-to-back nights to the Lake Superior State Lakers (20-8-2 overall, 15-7-2 WCHA) in WCHA conference play last weekend. The Huskies find themselves in a bit of a bind heading into ...