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Lakes remain unbeaten, top ND 24-6

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LAKE LINDEN - What appeared improbable for the Lake Linden-Hubbell High football team two months ago, now seems very probable. With a hard-fought 24-6 win over North Dickinson Saturday at Warner Field, the Lakes moved to within one victory of back-to-back 9-0 seasons.After losing a boatload of ...

First time for everything

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HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech Huskies hockey fans were treated to the season's first extended overtime game Saturday night against the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. It took just 31 seconds of the 3-on-3 overtime for the Huskies to come away with a win in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association ...

Tech falters late, loses to Tiffin, 24-17

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TIFFIN, Ohio - The Michigan Tech football team came up empty in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference showdown at Tiffin University on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies held a 17-0 lead until early in the fourth quarter when the Dragons scored 24 unanswered points in the final nine ...

Calumet wins Houghton Invite

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HOUGHTON - Volleyball is a game of momentum. That truth was on display Saturday afternoon in the Houghton Gym, as the Calumet Copper Kings used it to help them win a three-set duel with the Houghton Gremlins to win the Houghton Invite, 25-19, 22-25, 15-13.Copper Kings coach Lisa Twardzik likes ...

Higgins wins Lake Superior Performance Rally

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HOUGHTON - The two-man team of David Higgins and Craig Drew finished with the fastest time over the weekend to win the Lake Superior Performance Rally.Higgins and Drew posted a combined time of 1:32:06.8 finish more than a minute ahead of the team of Travis Pastrana and Robbie Durant.Higgins ...

That’s much better

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HOUGHTON - Looking for their first win of the season, the Michigan Tech Huskies opened the home portion of their schedule with a 7-3 win over the visiting Alabama-Huntsville Chargers Friday night in front of 2,942 fans at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena.The Huskies checked all the major boxes ...

Scott looks back on whirlwind experience

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HOUGHTON - It started as a joke. It morphed into reality. It was challenged. It was supported.Finally, it became one of the beloved stories of the 2015-16 NHL season.Starting when John Scott signed with the Arizona Coyotes on July 10 of last year, continuing through this weekend when he ...

Calumet clinches West-PAC again

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IRONWOOD - By downing Ironwood 49-2 on a blustery Friday night, the Calumet Copper Kings became the outright West-PAC champions on Parents Night at Longyear Field.With the win, the Copper Kings are now a perfect 7-0 in the West-PAC and 7-1 overall.Calumet had already qualified for the MHSAA ...

Valiant effort comes up short for Houghton

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HOUGHTON - Clinging to its slim chances at a potential playoff berth, the Houghton Gremlins delivered one of its finest performances of the season.The Gremlins' defense stymied Hurley's vaunted Wing-T rushing attack, forcing two turnover on downs and a fumble, while allowing just 259 yards of ...

Hancock commits 8 turnovers in 34-7 loss to West Iron County

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IRON RIVER - AJ Weisnicht intercepted four passes and grabbed a touchdown pass to spark West Iron County past Hancock 34-7 in West PAC football Friday at Nelson Field.The Wykons (5-3, 4-2) forced eight Hancock (4-4, 4-2) turnovers."We did play well defensively, especially in the first half," ...

L’Anse gets 2nd win of season

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L'ANSE - It's been a long football season for the L'Anse Purple Hornets this fall.But the Purple Gang celebrated homecoming Friday night and gained their second win of the campaign with an impressive 26-12 victory over Eagle River Northland Pines."This is a really big win for the kids," LHS ...

Clean sweep

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By BRYCE DEROUINbderouin@mininggazette.comHOUGHTON - Fittingly, a season's worth of dominance for the Houghton Gremlins was celebrated on its home course Thursday at the Michigan Tech Ski Trails. The Houghton boys and girls came in first at the West-PAC Conference Championship meet; both ...

Tech hockey seeks first win of season at home this weekend

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HOUGHTON - After starting the season 0-4, the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team has fallen out of the early season polls. Head coach Mel Pearson and the Huskies have faced two tough opponents on the road, which has not helped.Pearson was hoping this past weekend, when the Huskies opened the ...

Tech football looks for fresh start at Tiffin after bye week

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Michigan Tech Huskies (2-3, 2-3 GLIAC) at Tiffin Dragons (4-2, 3-2 GLIAC)When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday.Where: Frost-Kalnow Stadium.Radio: 93.5 FMVideo webcast: www.tudragonradio.comSeries: Michigan Tech leads 6-0.Weather: Mid 70s, sunny, partly cloudy.Coaches: Michigan Tech's Tom Kearly (68-41, 11th ...

Calumet, LL-H sweep conference opponents

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CALUMET - The Calumet Copper Kings swept the L'Anse Purple Hornets (25-19, 25-13, 25-19) Thursday in Calumet in a West-PAC matchup.Calumet's Hailey Wickstrom led the Copper Kings with 19 kills (.581 hitting percentage). Anna Johnson added 26 assists for the winners, and Lea Bjorn paced ...

Among the best

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What started out as an instrument to measure Calumet athletics, ended with the Copper Kings being recognized as one of the top athletic programs in the state of Michigan.In March, Calumet was awarded the Exemplary Athletic Program Award from the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators ...

Double delight

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LAKE LINDEN - Sure, they made it look easy.But even in an impressive tri-meet performance, Lake Linden-Hubbell head coach Maureen Schick still believes there is another level her team can reach. LL-H swept the Watersmeet Nimrods (25-11, 25-10, 25-7) in a conference match before sweeping the ...

Despite slow start, Hancock sweeps WIC

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HANCOCK - It was not a pretty match for head coach Sarah Grieger and the Hancock Bulldogs volleyball team Tuesday night at home against the West Iron Wykons. The Bulldogs got off to a sluggish start and then struggled to build momentum against a young, defensive-minded Wykons team.However, at ...

Chassell outlasts Bessemer in 5

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BESSEMER - The Bessemer Speedgirls gave Chassell everything they could handle, but the Panthers prevailed in five sets 25-20, 17-25, 25-20, 20-25 and 15-10."We haven't played many matches that ended in three games," Bessemer coach Shelly Mettler said. "A lot have gone to five sets. It's tiring ...