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Michigan Tech soccer blanked by St. Cloud State in 1-0 defeat

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The Michigan Tech soccer team fell on the road at St. Cloud State University 1-0 in a nonconference match Sunday afternoon to wrap up the opening weekend of the 2017 season. A goal in the 24th by St. Cloud State proved to be the only scoring in the match. “Our team ...

Tech volleyball splits in Hillsdale

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HILLSDALE — The Michigan Tech Volleyball Team split a pair of matches at the Hillsdale Tournament in the Potter Arena Saturday. The Huskies swept Glenville St. 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-13) and battled Findlay to the fifth set where Findlay took the win 15-12. Michigan Tech 3, Glenville ...

Platoon power

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HANCOCK — If someone wanted to see the effects of the Hancock Bulldogs' platoon system at the high school level, Friday's matchup with the Gogebic Miners was Exhibit A. Hancock's dynamic skill players took advantage of a worn-out Gogebic defense to score on highlight-reel worthy plays of ...

Tech volleyball sweeps Indy

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HILLSDALE — The Michigan Tech Huskies came back hot on Friday (Sept. 1) to defeat the UIndy Greyounds 3-0 in their second match of the Hillsdale Tournament. The Huskies set the pace in the first set and took control of the game outscoring the Greyhounds 25-14. UIndy stepped their game up in ...

Tech soccer blanks Winona State 1-0 in season opener

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WINONA, Minn. — The Michigan Tech soccer team used solid defense and a timely attack on offense to secure a 1-0 non-conference victory at Winona State in the 2017 season opener Friday night. It's a formula for success that worked well for the Huskies a season ago and helped generate a victory ...

Explosive L’Anse cruises past LL-H 32-16 for 2-0 start

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L'ANSE — Playing a near-perfect first half Thursday night, the L'Anse Purple Hornets had little trouble carving out a 32-16 prep football win over the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. LL-H coach Andy Crouch was wary of the explosive offense of the Hornets coming into the non-league contest at ...

Houghton XC boys take 2nd at Presque Isle

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MARQUETTE — The Houghton boys were in hot pursuit, but couldn’t quite catch Marquette in Thursday’s Dale Phillips Invitational cross country meet at Presque Isle Park. Marquette collected 45 points, followed by the Gremlins with 59 and Negaunee 94. Negaunee senior Colton Yesney won ...

Houghton falls to Westwood 38-6

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HOUGHTON — Before August even ended, the Westwood High School football team matched its win total of last season after posting a 38-6 victory at Houghton on Thursday night. The Patriots (2-0) scored all their points in the first half, forcing a running clock for the entirety of the second ...

LL-H, Ontonagon record 4-set victories

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes overcame their mistakes to defeat the Hancock Bulldogs in four sets (18-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-23) in a nonconference matchup Thursday in Lake Linden. “We needed to pull this one out,” LL-H head coach Maureen Schick said. “This had to be one ...

Finlandia preps for football opener

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University will open its final season as a football independent Saturday afternoon. The Lions, who will enter the Michigan Intercollgiate Athletic Association in 2018, travel to Concordia (Wis.) College to face the Falcons. The two teams met a year ago in Hancock, with ...

Tech volleyball falls to Hillsdale in 5 sets

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HILLSDALE — The Michigan Tech volleyball team fell in a close 3-2 match at Hillsdale College in its season opener and first match at the Hillsdale Tournament. The Huskies took the lead, winning the first two sets 29-27 and 25-23, but ultimately lost momentum in the third set, losing 25-20. ...

It’s go time

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HOUGHTON — When he signed his National Letter of Intent, Jake Brown knew it would be a while before he could earn the starting quarterback job at Michigan Tech. When Brown started his redshirt freshman season in 2013, Tyler Scarlett was in his junior year of a career that would set 16 school ...

Keegan Ford brings needed experience to Tech’s blue line

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HOUGHTON — It is not everyday that a college hockey team can add a player with prior NCAA Division I hockey experience, yet that is something the Michigan Tech Huskies can say they have done coming into the 2017-18 campaign. With 12 games under his belt with the Wisconsin Badgers, Keegan ...

Chassell records memorable victory over Hancock

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HANCOCK — Chassell's Kaitlyn Michaels, either as a head coach or a player, could not remember a time in the past eight years when the Panthers won a volleyball match against the Hancock Bulldogs. That all changed on Tuesday. Chassell took advantage of an inconsistent Hancock squad to ...

Michigan Tech’s defense with high expectations for 2017

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HOUGHTON — There's enough returning talent and depth on the Michigan Tech defense for them to be one of the top units in the league. The only question is: how good? “If we do our job and do it right, we can have the best defense in the GLIAC,” said sophomore linebacker Marvin Wright, ...

Chassell girls, Houghton boys, take 1st at Kilpela Farms XC meet

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HANCOCK — The Chassell Panthers girls and Houghton Gremlins boys were victorious in the Kilpela Farms cross country meet Monday in Hancock. Chassell finished with 39 points to edge the Calumet Copper Kings (74), while the Houghton Gremlins took first over the Gogebic Miners with a score of ...

Lakes jump off to strong start, sweep L’Anse

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L'ANSE — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes started to put it all together in a sweep over the L'Anse Purple Hornets, 25-9, 25-7 and 25-18, Tuesday in a nonconference matchup in L'Anse. "First two games were spot-on," LL-H head coach Maureen Schick said. "The defense was really solid and played ...

Lions are right on script

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NFL exhibition games are about as meaningless and inane a sports event as you'll find going. In terms of importance, the preseason in pro football would rank below such red-hot items as the Bundesliga Soccer League, the Pro Rodeo League in Mesquite, Texas, or maybe the Drone League (believe ...