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Gremlins boys and girls swim teams win at Westwood

ISHPEMING — The Houghton Gremlins swim teams competed in Westwood on Tuesday with the girls coming away with a 121-62 win despite some sickness and fatigue. The boys won 114-53. Houghton Gremlins coach Eric Johnson was happy to see both teams come away with the wins. “The girls won ...

Gremlins earn big win on road over Eskymos Friday, 5-1

WELLS — A second-period letdown was costly to the Escanaba Eskymos Friday night in a 5-1 hockey loss to the Houghton Gremlins at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. Following a scoreless first period, the Gremlins seized the momentum with a pair of shorthanded goals early in the ...

Houghton survives late scare, tops Calumet 56-49

HOUGHTON — Jared Lawson knew that the Calumet Copper Kings were going to make a run at his Houghton High basketball team Thursday night. “Even when we were ahead by 17 points in the third quarter, I knew the game wasn't over,” Lawson said after his team's 56-49 WestPAC win. “Calumet ...

Purple Hornets fall at Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain took awhile to get going but eventually dispatched L’Anse 66-35 in West PAC boys basketball Thursday. The visiting Purple Hornets (3-4) cut a 27-16 halftime deficit to eight early in the third quarter. But the unbeaten Mountaineers (7-0, 3-0) then pulled ...

Beydoun settling into new role with Huskies

HOUGHTON — After having to watch senior Devin Kero and junior Matt Jurusik split starts in goal for the first 15 games and perhaps wonder if he would even get a chance to start for the Michigan Tech Huskies, sophomore Robbie Beydoun has started each of the last three games for the Huskies, ...

Slow start too much for Lions to overcome against Muskies

HANCOCK — They trailed from start to finish, but the Finlandia University women's basketball team refused to quit Wednesday night against Lakeland University. The Lions ended up dropping a 59-49 decision at Paavo Nurmi Gym, but Lions coach Mariah LaPointe-Dunham liked the hustle and desire ...

Jeffers scores sizable win, 69-20, over Hawks

PAINESDALE — The Jeffers Jets girls basketball team had no one to play but each other for 15 days after their season-opener at Calumet. Tuesday, that finally changed as they hosted the Republic-Michigamme Hawks. With a strong start, the Jets cruised to a 69-20 victory. “The girls played ...

Finishing with win: Huskies head into holiday break with high-scoring victory

HOUGHTON — What a difference a year makes. A year ago on Dec. 19, the Michigan Tech Huskies faced the Winona State Warriors on the road and lost in miserable fashion, 98-66. The game was a toe-to-toe battle until Winona pulled away with a 19-2 run to close the opening half and they never ...

Pulled away: Copper Kings earn win over Gremlins, 5-2

HOUGHTON — Every time the Houghton Gremlins hockey team took a lead Tuesday night at Dee Stadium, the Calumet Copper Kings had an answer. Eventually, the Copper Kings took the lead for good, and held onto that advantage, winning 5-2. Landon Johnson scored what held as the game-winning goal ...

Calumet routs Baraga

BARAGA — It only took the Calumet Copper Kings 20 seconds to put two points on the board Wednesday night against the Baraga Vikings. The Vikings needed close to five minutes to score. The discrepancy was the story of the game as Calumet routed Baraga, 74-30. “Hats off to Calumet,” said ...

Bulldogs hold off Eskymos to earn road win, 4-3, Tuesday night

WELLS — It took a long time for Escanaba’s offense to get untracked in Tuesday night’s hockey game with Hancock. The Eskymos finally accomplished that in the final two minutes of this Great Lakes Conference match-up, but dropped a 4-3 decision to the Bulldogs at the Hannahville Ice ...

Girls Roundup: Panthers, Vikings win, Purple Hornets fall

Bulldogs falls to Ewen, 44-36 HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs led after the first quarter, trailed by four at halftime, cut Ewen-Trout Creek’s lead to one after three, but ultimately came up short in a 44-36 loss to the Panthers Tuesday at the Hancock Gym. D’Andra Kero, who led all ...

Late score: Iron Mountain uses free throw to earn win over Calumet, 48-47

CALUMET — At half time, Iron Mountain Mountaineers coach Katelynn Greneir told her girls two things. First, sprint back on defense and second, be patient in choosing their shots on offense. As the game wound down to the final moments, the Mountaineers followed her advice quite ...

Vikings continue to improve, fall short against Purple Hornets

BARAGA — The L’Anse Purple Hornets and the Baraga Vikings faced off in a “Battle of the Bay” rivalry game in Baraga on Monday. The Vikings showing some fight in the first eight minutes. High school basketball is 32 minutes long, however, and the visitors held a 31-10 lead at the half. ...

Jets fall to Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 5-2, Saturday

GAYLORD — In their second contest as part of the Division 3 Challenge in Gaylord Saturday, the Jeffers Jets hockey team got two goals from Jonathan Mantila, but it was not enough to overcome three power play goals for the Grand Rapids Catholic Central Cougars, 5-2. “Penalties really hurt ...

Blue Bolts comeback falls just short in loss to Panthers

CHASSELL — What looked like an easy win for the Chassell High boys basketball team in the third quarter Monday night turned into a nail-biter for the Panthers. The visiting Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts chopped a 39-22 deficit to five points in the final quarter before Chassell finally ...

Roundup: Lakes, Gremlins earn victories

Lake Linden downs Republic-Michigamme LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes jumped out to a quick start, scoring 19 points in the opening eight minutes and never looking back. When the dust settled, the Lakes downed the Republic-Michigamme Hawks, 64-34, at the Lake Linden-Hubbell ...

Three of four: Huskies earn third win over Chargers 2-1 in overtime

HOUGHTON — Needing to show more fight Saturday night than they had on Friday, the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team did just that against the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. At the end of the night, they still needed extra time to secure a 2-1 win at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. With the ...

Huskies drown Blue Devils with impressive shooting, 81-39

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team improved to 6-4 on the season after a big 81-39 win at home on Saturday against Wisconsin-Stout in the Wood Gym. Dawson Bilski had a huge night for the Huskies as he chipped in 25 points to lead all scorers. Of those, six were from ...

Lewis pulls away from Tech late, wins 65-51

HOUGHTON — Despite a tough loss against the No. 20-ranked team, Michigan Tech Huskies women’s basketball coach Sam Hoyt was pleased with the way her team competed against Lewis University on Saturday at the Wood Gym. “I was proud of our defense and the way we battled,” she said in ...