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Chassell regains form in victory over Dollar Bay

CHASSELL — Defense and 3-point shooting were two keys last March for the Chassell High girls basketball team in an improbable run to a district tourney crown. Those ingredients were on hand Tuesday night for the Panthers in a 57-32 thumping of Dollar Bay at Helakoski Memorial ...

Calumet’s defense stifles Ontonagon in 58-20 win

ONTONAGON — Calumet ran away from Ontonagon with a big second quarter and the Copper Kings won 58-20 Tuesday night. "It was a brutal night on the roads and it was a brutal night in the gym," Ontonagon coach Dick Franti said. Calumet (5-3) outscored Ontonagon 21-8 in the second quarter to ...

Bessemer rallies past LL-H in 4th quarter

BESSEMER — Maybe playing at home is just what the Bessemer Speedgirls needed. After playing seven straight road games and losing the last five of them, Bessemer came back from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Lake Linden-Hubbell 41-37 Tuesday night at the House of ...

Houghton puts it all together to get 1st win of season

HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins certainly did not appear like a team seeking its first win of the season in early January on Monday. Senior Chris FIlpus ignited the offense early on with his inside presence on his way to a double-double (12 points, 13 rebounds). Sophomore George Butvilas ...

Baraga’s defense holds off Chassell for the win

CHASSELL — Leading almost from start to finish, Baraga scored a key Copper Mountain (CCC) Conference win over Chassell Monday night.  The makeup meeting of unbeaten league rivals was dictated by the Vikings constant pressure in a 42-33 decision. "I was satisfied with our defense in ...

Jeffers cruises past L’Anse 9-3

HOUGHTON — Much is made in the game of hockey by coaches of starting a game on time. The Jeffers Jets appeared to start their game at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena Monday night on schedule, scoring a goal just 75 seconds into the contest. From there, they failed to build off the ...

Roundup: Calumet boys win 7th in a row; E-TC girls victorious over Wakefield

CALUMET — Another solid defensive effort led to another win for the Calumet Copper Kings. Calumet won its seventh consecutive game with a 50-37 nonconference win over the Ontonagon Gladiators Monday in Calumet. Wyatt Loukus paced the winners with 12 points. Mitchell Borseth scored 17 to ...

Houghton, Baraga girls ranked No. 1 in first poll

The first UPSSA Basketball poll was released on Monday, and the Copper Country was well represented. The Houghton Gremlins were ranked No. 1 in the Large School Girls Poll, garnering three first-place votes. Houghton was followed by the Norway Knights and Munising Mustangs. Munising is in ...

Calumet pulls away to top No. 1 Brighton

CALUMET — Through the first 18 minutes of the contest Saturday night, the Calumet Copper Kings and Brighton Bulldogs were tied in shots, saves, goals and nearly every other offensive category at the Calumet Colosseum. Just 3 minutes, 32 seconds later, that changed. From there, the Copper ...

Gremlins defeat Novi 3-2 to end losing streak

HOUGHTON — Looking for a better start than the one they had on Friday night against Orchard Lake St. Mary's, the Houghton Gremlins hockey team had just that as they struck on a power play early on and never looked back, beating the Novi Wildcats, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at Dee ...

Hancock comes up short against Orchard Lake St. Mary’s

HANCOCK — For the Hancock Bulldogs, this weekend — the halfway point of the season — was as good as any to measure where they are at on their quest to repeat as Division 3 state champions. Entering the weekend as the No. 5 team in the MIHSA Super Rankings, Hancock faced two of the top ...

Tech beats Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Michigan Tech hockey team earned a nonconference split with a 4-2 win over No. 12 Notre Dame Saturday from the Compton Family Ice Center. The Huskies improved to 14-9-3 and wrapped up nonconference play with the win, getting goals from four different players. The ...

Tech women beat Tiffin; men lose

TIFFIN, Ohio – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team wrapped up the week with a dominating 80-46 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win on the road at Tiffin University Saturday afternoon. It was the definition of a team effort with 12 different Huskies scoring points in the ...

Gremlin swimmers enjoy home meet

HOUGHTON — This past Saturday, the Houghton Gremlins swim team, who do not have many meets in their own pool, had the opportunity to host the Gremlin Splash. The Gremlin Splash has roots to back before head coach Erik Johnson was on the team himself as a student athlete. Johnson likes the ...

Lived up to the hype

HANCOCK — In a battle between two of the top high school hockey teams, each with just one loss on the season, the Brighton Bulldogs overcame a slow start to emerge victorious over the Hancock Bulldogs, 4-2, Friday night at the Houghton County Arena. The battle between the No. 1 team ...

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s stymies Houghton 3-0

HOUGHTON — Located 526 miles from Houghton, it took the Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Eaglets a moment to work off their bus legs Friday against the Houghton Gremlins. But after a few minutes of ice time, they regained their form and looked every bit deserving of the No. 10 Super Ranking in the ...

Tech loses to No. 12 Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Michigan Tech hockey team fell 3-1 at No. 12 Notre Dame on Friday. Joel L'Esperance tied the game early in the third before the home team scored two goals later in the frame. Tech is now 12-9-3 overall and wraps up nonconference play Saturday against the Fighting ...

Calumet drubs Novi

CALUMET — The visiting Novi Wildcats scored the game's first goal, but they could not overcome five straight tallies by the Calumet Copper Kings as the Copper Kings cruised to a 5-1 victory Friday at the Calumet Colosseum. Brandon Kour put the Wildcats on the board just 6 minutes, 41 ...

Houghton dominates LL-H 80-21

HOUGHTON — Another night at the office. That could accurately describe the performance put on by the Houghton High girls basketball team Friday evening against Lake Linden-Hubbell. The Orange and Black improved to 7-0 on the season with an 80-21 victory. Even HHS coach Julie Filpus was ...

Houghton swim beaten by Marquette

MARQUETTE — On Thursday, the Houghton Gremlins swim team had to work its way through some adversity both in scheduling and in conditions to swim some strong times. While individually, several Gremlins had season-bests, Houghton still dropped both the boys and girls sides to the Marquette ...