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Paying it forward

Leading 6-0 in the second quarter on Friday night, the Calumet Copper Kings stuff the West Iron County Wykons on a key fourth down at the Calumet 20. As the players make their way off the field, Paul Kuoppala is one of the first coaches to greet them with boisterous words of encouragement, high ...

LL-H climbs to No. 2, Calumet still at No. 5 in UPSSA poll

The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes continued its ascent in the UPSSA Football Poll, as the Lakes now sit No. 2 in the Little Five Poll.LL-H defeated the Bark River-Harris Broncos, handily, winning 40-16 Saturday at Warner Field. The Lakes (6-0, 3-0 Mid-Eastern) clinched a playoff berth with the ...

Cruel twist of fate

HOUGHTON - A gloomy pattern is beginning to set in for the Michigan Tech Huskies. Last year, Tech won four dramatic games at Sherman Field by a combined eight points. But this season, the Huskies have already felt the sting of heartbreak in two contests, with the latest coming Saturday in a ...

Rough start: No. 17 Tech swept by No. 6 Minnesota Duluth

DULUTH - After struggling to a 6-0 loss to the No. 6 Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Saturday night at Amsoil Arena with senior Matt Wintjes between the pipes, the No. 17 Michigan Tech Huskies started sophomore Devin Kero on Sunday after he finished Saturday night's contest. The Huskies played better ...

Tech volleyball falls to Wayne State

HOUGHTON - For most of the first set Saturday at the Wood Gym, the Michigan Tech Huskies appeared to be in position to pull off a big upset over the Wayne State Warriors in women's volleyball as they won that set, 25-18.However, as showcased late in that set and through the next three, the ...

LL-H tops BR-H, clinches playoff berth

LAKE LINDEN - Some football observers would call the Lake Linden-Hubbell football team a group of overachievers.But you can also call the Lakes unbeaten, and a squad headed for the state playoffs, after its impressive 40-16 romp over Bark River-Harris Saturday at Warner Field."If you had told ...

Tech soccer ties with ODU, 0-0

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech soccer team closed Homecoming weekend and the four match home stand with a 0-0 double overtime tie against Ohio Dominican University Sunday afternoon at Sherman Field. It was the first tie of the season for the Huskies and second straight game that went to overtime. ...

Better late than never

HURLEY - Fortunes change in a hurry.Hurley went from having first-and-goal at the 5 to playing for overtime. And even 95 yards and just 31 seconds on the clock wasn't enough to stop Hancock's quick strike offense Friday night.The Midgets fell 47-40 in a big West-PAC upset."It means a lot ...

Strong 2nd half propels Calumet past WIC on homecoming, 34-7

CALUMET - Homecoming week is a memorable experience for any high school student or student-athlete. There are floats, decorations, homecoming court and to top it off - the annual football game. On one of the season's biggest stages - Calumet's 2016 Homecoming - the Calumet Copper Kings ...

Tech comes up short in home-opener

HOUGHTON - It would be easy to look the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team's 3-2 loss to the Findlay Oilers as just that, a loss. The reality is something different, as the Huskies lost their third of four five-set matches of the season against a tough opponent in the Oilers at the Varsity ...

L’Anse gets 1st win, beats Ironwood 32-20

IRONWOOD -- It was a back-and-forth battle from beginning to end, as both L'Anse and Ironwood sought their first wins of the season Friday night.L'Anse (1-5) officially has a win on the books, beating the Red Devils (0-6) 32-20 at Longyear Field in Ironwood.Despite the loss, Ironwood coach Ryan ...

Baraga loses 69-6 to Rapid River

RAPID RIVER - Mason Berglund threw for three touchdowns and ran for three Friday night as the Rapid River Rockets celebrated homecoming with a 69-6 triumph over the Baraga Vikings.All of Berglund's scoring passes went to Logan Hardwick, covering 65 and 16 yards in the first quarter and 41 early ...

Houghton, Ontonagon both suffer losses

The Houghton Gremlins fell 12-0 on the road in Eagle River to the Northland Pines Eagles. The loss drops?Houghton to 3-3 overall and 3-2 in the West-PAC. Up next, they host Lake Linden-Hubbell on Friday.The Ontonagon Gladiators dropped a 50-0 decision to the Stephenson Eagles in Ontonagon on ...

Tech soccer prevails in overtime over Findlay

HOUGHTON - It took just over a minute in overtime, but the Michigan Tech soccer team prevailed against the University of Findlay 2-1 in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference battle Friday night at Sherman Field. Sophomore forward Marisa DeMario connected on the game winner in the ...

Super September

HANCOCK - As far as Septembers go, the Houghton Gremlins were near perfect:- They won the Rock Invite.- Went 6-0 in duel matches.- Beat their rivals, the Hancock Bulldogs and Calumet Copper Kings.- Lost just one set all September.The Gremlins capped its magnificent month on Thursday with a ...

Calumet tops LL-H in 4 sets

LAKE LINDEN - A smaller Lake Linden-Hubbell team gave powerful Calumet all it wanted Thursday night in volleyball action.But in the long run, the Copper Kings turned to senior hitter Hailey Wickstrom to pull out the match by a 3-1 count."Hailey (Wickstrom) played a pretty clean game," CHS coach ...

Tech returns home to host SVSU

Saginaw Valley State Cardinals (2-2, 2-2 GLIAC) at Michigan Tech Huskies (2-2, 2-2 GLIAC).When: 1 p.m. Saturday.Where: Sherman Field.Radio: 93.5 FMOnline video stream: portal.stretchinternet.com/mtu/Series: SVSU leads 20-9-0.Weather: Low 60s, 20 percent chance of rain. Coaches: SVSU's Jim ...

Houghton sweeps Calumet Invite

CALUMET - Due to inclement weather, Monday's scheduled Calumet Invite cross country meet was delayed until Thursday. The decision could not have worked out better for everyone involved, as the sun shone on the Swedetown Trails while runners raced their way to some surprising individual ...

L’Anse avenges loss to Baraga

BARAGA - The L'Anse Purple Hornets volleyball team, looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Baraga Vikings in their home gym, came around the bay to defeat the Vikings on the road in four sets (25-20, 23-25, 25-13, 25-23) Thursday night.The difference in the match was the return of Maegan ...

Who’s got net?

HOUGHTON - As the No. 17 Michigan Tech Huskies get ready for the 2016-17 hockey season, one major question continues to plague the minds of everyone from the coaching staff, to the players and fans who fill the MacInnes Student Ice Arena: Who will start in goal?With Jamie Phillips having ...