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Houghton falls in OT to MQT

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School hockey team went the distance and beyond to open its season on Tuesday night, scoring with six seconds left in regulation, then winning about a minute and a half into overtime. The Redmen defeated Houghton 4-3 at Lakeview Arena in Marquette ...

Sebbas signs with Mid Michigan

HANCOCK — With a lethal 3-point shot that features extended range, and a quick handle to match her athleticism, joining Mid Michigan Community College made sense, basketball-wise, for Hancock senior Maija Sebbas. “They’re a high-powered offensive team,” Hancock head coach Jack ...

Michigan Tech volleyball signs 3

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech volleyball coach Matt Jennings today announced that three players – Laura DeMarchi (Milan, Italy), Olivia Ghormley (Oneida, Wis.), and Megan Utlak (Parma, Ohio) – have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Huskies for the 2017 season. Laura DeMarchi ...

Calumet hopes depth can replace Erkkila

CALUMET — Year 1 of the Dan Giachino era did not end the way Calumet Copper Kings hockey fans would have preferred, falling to the Houghton Gremlins in the regional semifinal. However, the Copper Kings did a lot of really good things through the course of the year. The main question ...

Tech signs Negaunee’s Bell, NC’s Bilski, Clow

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech men's basketball program and Head Coach Kevin Luke are pleased to announce the addition of three players to the program for the 2017-18 season. Dawson Bilski (Powers, Mich.), Trent Bell (Negaunee, Mich.), and Kyle Clow (Germantown, Wis.) have all signed National ...

A sigh of relief

HANCOCK — Sometimes in sports, an event happens that transcends the game itself. What was supposed to a victory lap of sorts for the Hancock Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at the Houghton County Arena, as they unveiled their Division 3 state championship banner, quickly turned scary as the ...

Michigan Tech women move to 3-0

HOUGHTON — Getting Brenna Heise back in the lineup is one of the reasons the Michigan Tech women's basketball team is off to a 3-0 start. Heise — injured last season --- showed her value to the Huskies in a 76-62 victory over Concordia St. Paul Saturday. The 5-foot-11 guard from New ...

Michigan Tech men lose shootout to Minnesota State Moorhead

HOUGHTON — There are definite disadvantages to not having your leading scorer in the lineup. But Michigan Tech men's basketball coach Kevin Luke saw the bright spots of playing without Kyle Monroe, who sat out his third straight game, against Minnesota-Moorhead State ...

Tech hockey ties with Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — Coming into Saturday night's game against the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves, the Michigan Tech Huskies were riding a four-game winning streak. Despite a sluggish start, the Huskies were 17 minutes, 30 seconds from their fifth win when the Seawolves tied the game at 1-1. Two ...

On the mark

HOUGHTON — In Friday’s home opener for the Michigan Tech women, the 917 in attendance saw every facet of Tech’s multidimensional offense. There was senior Morgan Anderson and junior Kelli Guy knocking down 3s a few feet beyond the arc, and sophomore Elizabeth Kelliher showing her ...

Slow start dooms Michigan Tech men

HOUGHTON — For a half, the Michigan Tech Huskies appeared complacent with using the injury absence of last year’s leading scorer, sophomore Kyle Monroe, as a cause for defeat. Tech was beaten to every loose ball, lacked any semblance of offensive execution and did not put forth the ...

Houghton loses 8-2 to Hartland

HOUGHTON — It would be easy to assess an 8-2 loss Friday night by the Houghton Gremlins hockey team to the Hartland Eagles as just that, a blowout loss. The reality was something very different. Neither team was overly pleased with a game in which an undermanned Gremlins squad held the ...

Calumet falls to Bronson in state semifinals

BATTLE CREEK — There were moments when the Bronson Vikings would send the ball flying over the net with a ferocious velocity. The speed sometimes left the Calumet defenders frozen — not able to do anything but watch the ball whizz by for a point. Sometimes you just have to tip your ...

Calumet preps for semifinal showdown with defending champs

BATTLE CREEK — They consider themselves curse-breakers. After four years of experiencing the pain of defeat in the Class C Quarterfinals, or watching those before them falter in that quirky quarterfinal, the Calumet Copper Kings redeemed the failures of the past with a four-set victory ...

Michigan Tech basketball teams get ready for home opener

Michigan Tech women (1-0): Friday vs. Minnesota Crookston (0-0) at 5:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. Concordia St. Paul (1-1) at 4 p.m. Michigan Tech men (1-1): Friday vs. Southwest Minnesota State (3-0) at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. Minnesota State Moorhead (1-1) at 6 p.m. Where: Wood Gym Radio: ...

5th time’s the charm!

CHARLEVOIX — Several Copper Kings took deep breaths from a helium-filled balloon following Tuesday night's state quarterfinal volleyball match. Their high-pitched voices only amplified the excitement Calumet felt after knocking off Traverse City St. Francis 3-1 (25-22, 13-25, 28-26, 25-23) ...

Steve Olson named Michigan Tech head football coach

HOUGHTON — With over two decades of coaching experience, and having orchestrated one of the top defenses in the GLIAC in 2014 and 2015, Steve Olson was Michigan Tech's natural choice to succeed Tom Kearly. A day after Kearly’s retirement on Monday, Olson was named the 16th head coach in ...

Finlandia men look to continue surge

HANCOCK — Bolstered by the return of some key lettermen, the Finlandia University men's basketball team is looking to move up in the ranks of Division III this season. But the loss of junior forward Brandon Robinette (Escanaba) with a broken ankle this week will make that goal more ...

Finlandia women aim to turn it around

HANCOCK — To say the Finlandia University women's basketball team had a tough season last year would be a huge understatement. Plagued by injuries to several key players, the Lions lost their first 15 games on the way to a 2-22 mark. "We barely got started and we had lost three starters," ...

Injuries will hamper the Gremlins early

HOUGHTON — Houghton Gremlins hockey coach Corey Markham knows everything in his sport goes in cycles. After coaching teams for three seasons who were the most talented teams in the area, his Gremlins took a step back last season, in large part to long-term injuries to a pair of senior ...