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GLHL roundup: Pioneers and Wolverines tied

HOUGHTON — The Great Lakes Hockey League season is in swing for the 2016-17 campaign. The Marquette Mutineers have raced out to the top spot, having played five games — two more than the majority of the league — already and sporting a 4-1 record. The two local teams are currently ...

Rolling at the right time

HOUGHTON — After arguably the most difficult four-game road trip any team in the country has to deal with, the Michigan Tech Huskies return home poised to cut into the WCHA standings lead the visiting No. 13 Bemidji State Beavers bring with them this weekend to the MacInnes Student Ice ...

Another level

HOUGHTON — After three games, if there was any remaining doubt as to whether or not the Hancock Bulldogs are the team to beat in the state in Division 3, those concerns were squashed Tuesday night. The Bulldogs used a five-point night from sophomore Alex Nordstrom to post a 5-0 victory ...

Houghton overwhelms Baraga in opener

HOUGHTON — There were moments Tuesday when Houghton showcased its talents, earning the high praise from Baraga head coach Keith Willis, who believes the Gremlins are one of the top Class B teams in the state. Senior Tawna Ryynanen converted 4 of 8 attempts from 3-point range before ...

Froberg leads L’Anse past Chassell

CHASSELL — Bailey Froberg had all the right answers for the L'Anse High girls basketball team in Tuesday night's opener against Chassell. Froberg, a senior guard, tallied ten of her game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a 48-43 Purple Hornet upset win. LHS coach Scott ...

Girls basketball roundup: Local teams begin season

JEFFERS — The Jeffers Jets opened the season, and Copper Mountain conference play, with a dominating 65-24 win over the Watersmeet Nimrods Tuesday in Jeffers. Julia Nordstrom paced the Jets (1-0) with 24, while Alexa Clouthier added 14. Bethan Baldwin led Watersmeet (0-1) with 18 ...

Gremlins take to the pool and succeed despite heavy hearts

ISHPEMING — Despite missing one of their captains, Leo Wheeler, who was in a car accident just before Thanksgiving, the Houghton Gremlins swim teams won both the boys and girls competitions at the Westwood Pool on Tuesday in a dual meet. The girls were dominant, posting a winner in every ...

L’Anse hockey loses to Kingsford, 9-2

L'ANSE — Despite goaltender Craig Mantila making 74 saves, the L'Anse Purple Hornets hockey team surrendered a 9-2 decision to the visiting Kingsford Flivvers at Meadowbrook Arena in L'Anse Tuesday night. T he teams skated to a 0-0 tie after one period. Mantila made 27 saves in the ...

L’Anse hockey features youth, but hopes to grow

L'ANSE — When your numbers are small as they are for L'Anse Purple Hornets hockey, any loss that is not to graduation will be a costly one. The Hornets come into the 2016-17 season having to deal with three big losses as head coach Darren Voskuhl, forward Kyle Lake and forward Kooper ...

Tech men come up short against Concordia

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team closed the two-game road trip on Monday night with an 85-80 loss at non-conference foe Concordia St. Paul. The Huskies held a five-point lead at the break, but a 49-point second half by the Golden Bears proved to be the difference in ...

Redmond named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week

EDINA, Minn. — Michigan Tech freshman goaltender Angus Redmond was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Monday (Nov. 28). Redmond led the Huskies to a WCHA series sweep of Alaska last weekend. Redmond moved into the NCAA lead for goals-against average (1.46) following another ...

Red Reign

CALUMET — After opening the season with two big losses, one to Hartland, and one in the form of an injury to captain Tommy Randell, the Hancock Bulldogs appear to be heading in the right direction after earning a 5-1 victory in the second half of the 41st Annual Copper Island Classic over ...

Tech hockey earns sweep over Alaska

FAIRBANKS — A four-game Thanksgiving holiday trip to Alaska is a lot to ask of any hockey team. Add the fact that the team making the trip was the Michigan Tech Huskies, and every point available during the four games was necessary after a slow start to the season. With a 2-1 victory on ...

Finlandia women find shot in win against Carroll

HANCOCK — Shooting 3-pointers is usually a key component of the offense for the Finlandia University women's basketball team. On Sunday afternoon, the Lions found their touch from long-distance in a 77-68 win over Carroll College. After a miserly 5 of 31 on trifectas against Calvin ...

Tech men hang on to beat UMD

DULUTH, Minn. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team got back in the win column on Saturday with a 68-65 non-conference victory at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Huskies built a 10-point lead late in the second half, but had to hold off a rally by the Bulldogs who could have ...

After loss to No. 9 Bellarmine, Tech women bounce back to beat Southern Indiana

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team regrouped on Sunday with an impressive 79-61 win over previously unbeaten University of Southern Indiana on day two of the USI Thanksgiving Classic. The Huskies never trailed in the game and a strong third quarter allowed them to ...

Extra satisfying

CALUMET — In their first test of the season without captain Tommy Randell, the Hancock Bulldogs passed the examination with a 4-3 victory over the host Calumet Copper Kings in the opening game of the 41st Annual Copper Island Classic Friday night at the Calumet Colosseum. It was by no means ...

Calvin pulls away from FU women

HANCOCK — A nationally-ranked Calvin College women's basketball team proved to have too many weapons for Finlandia University Friday night. The 5-0 Knights moved away from the Lions in the second half for an 82-52 victory at Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium. FU skipper Terry Klemett said Calvin ...

Leadership, chemistry have Michigan Tech women thriving to 3-0 start

HOUGHTON — In just three games, the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team has discovered its foundation for success. Behind the perimeter play of senior guard Morgan Anderson and juniors Kelli Guy and Brenna Heise, along with sophomore Elizabeth Kelliher in the post, the Huskies are a ...

On 3-game skid, Michigan Tech men hope to get Monroe back soon

HOUGHTON — On Wednesday, sophomore Kyle Monroe could be seen getting shots up and working on his post moves inside the multipurpose room at the SDC. That might be the best sight for the Michigan Tech men (1-3), who are currently on a three-game losing skid and have been without its top ...