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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 ...

Conference conquest

CHASSELL - In the Western U.P., the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes are the standard in Class D volleyball, winning district and conference titles each of the last six years. Tuesday was another exhibition of the Lakes' dominance in the conference, as LL-H swept the Chassell Panthers (25-13, 25-20, ...

Tech falls in 5 sets to NMU

MARQUETTE - The Michigan Tech volleyball team dropped a five-set thriller at Northern Michigan on Tuesday. The Huskies took the first two sets 25-17 and 25-18 before falling 25-23, 25-23, and 15-12 down the stretch. Tech falls to 6-7 overall and 3-2 in the GLIAC."It was a tough loss, but we ...

Ontonagon, Baraga each earn wins

ONTONAGON - Thanks to a couple timely service runs by Taylor Saari, the Ontonagon Gladiators defeated the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts (25-17, 18-25, 25-14, 25-6) Tuesday in Ontonagon. Saari went on a 12-0 serving run to start the third set, before starting the fourth on a 22-0 serving run, including ...

Making the ‘big jump’

HOUGHTON - Growing up in the shadows of the Northlands Coliseum, or as it was known over the last 12 years, Rexall Place, Michigan Tech center Alex Smith grew up an Edmonton Oilers' fan during the early years of the Doug Weight era.The Oilers were already past the glory years, but were still a ...

LL-H, Calumet move up in latest UPSSA Poll

In the second poll conducted by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, both the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes and Calumet Copper Kings moved up from last week's spots.LL-H is up to No. 3 after being No. 5 in the Little Five, while Calumet moved from receiving votes to the ...

Failure to launch

HILLSDALE - In each of Michigan Tech's previous four losses, the Huskies competed with the signature vigor associated with the program. They were simply beaten by the higher ranked, better team. But on Saturday, the Huskies failed to bring that competitive edge, getting blown out 51-24 to the ...

Strong first half not enough for Houghton; Wykons win 40-22

STAMBAUGH - Things appeared to be going Houghton's way in the first half of a West-PAC Conference football game at Nelson Field Saturday afternoon.The Gremlins controlled the ball in the first quarter and were enjoying a 22-12 halftime lead over the West Iron County Wykons.West Iron, however, ...

Michigan Tech hockey plays to 3-3 draw in intersquad scrimmage

HOUGHTON - Fans who made it to the MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Saturday had the opportunity to see old and new Michigan Tech Huskies for the first time, as the team played a Black and Gold scrimmage prior to hosting a skate with the Huskies for those in attendance afterwards.The game itself ...

Finlandia loses to Wartburg

WARTBURG, Iowa Freshman Jake Hugall set a school record as the Finlandia University football team (0-4) lost 56-0 to Wartburg, Saturday afternoon at Walston-Hoover Stadium.Wartburg had the ball for over nine minutes in the first quarter but could get just one touchdown. Finlandia came away ...

Through the rain, Tech hangs with No. 1 GVSU

HOUGHTON - Defeating the No. 1 Grand Valley State Lakers in women's soccer is a tall task on days with perfect conditions. The Lakers, who have won the last three consecutive NCAA titles, came into Sunday sporting a 6-0-1 record. Unfortunately for the Michigan Tech Huskies, Sunday's tilt at ...

Sitting at the top

HANCOCK - John Croze has been around too long to let him or his team get ahead of themselves. But after watching the Calumet Copper Kings rout the Hancock Bulldogs, 52-17, the numerous fans in attendance at McAfee Field certainly saw the makings of a team worthy of being conference ...

LL-H rallies past Newberry, 44-29

NEWBERRY - The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes football team found themselves in a battle for 24 minutes Friday night on the road against the Newberry Indians. Trailing 29-24, the Lakes regrouped in the second half to score 20 unanswered points to come away with their fourth victory of the season ...

Hurley pulls away from upset-minded L’Anse

L'ANSE - If the Hurley Midgets were expecting an easy game from winless L'Anse Friday night, they were in for a rude surprise. The Purple Hornets scored first in the West-PAC contest at Volunteer Field and were in contention until a closing burst in the final half by the Midgets wrapped up a ...

North Central dominates Baraga in 56-0 win

POWERS - The top-ranked North Central Jets enjoyed favorable field position Friday night in a 56-0 eight-player football rout of Baraga."We had a short field all night," said Jets' coach Kevin Bellefeuil. "Some of their key players were hurt and they came down with a young team. They didn't ...

Forest Park blasts E-TC 66-24

EWEN - Forest Park scored six touchdowns in the first quarter and throttled Ewen-Trout Creek 66-24 in Western Eight Conference eight-man football Friday.Peter Ropiak rushed for two touchdowns and returned an interception 33 yards for another to lead the Trojans' scoring parade."We executed well ...