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Houghton overcomes slow start to hammer Kingsford

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HOUGHTON –– For 34 minutes, Tuesday night's hockey game between the Houghton Gremlins and Kingsford Flivvers was a tightly-contested affair in which neither club was able to take advantage of their best opportunities. That all changed in less than a minute of the start of the third ...

Still perfect

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HANCOCK — For 16 minutes Monday evening, the Hancock Bulldogs girls basketball team took advantage of their home court and some severely cold shooting by the Houghton Gremlins to head into the second half only down three, 14-11. That was as close as the Bulldogs would get, however. The ...

Thoughts from the penalty box

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Over a weekend that saw the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team earn four of a possible six points from the Minnesota State Mavericks in a key WCHA series, fans at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena had the opportunity to be witness to the Huskies’ offense breaking out in a big way. The Huskies ...

Breaking out

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HOUGHTON — For about 10 minutes Saturday, the outcome of the WCHA matchup between the Michigan Tech Huskies and the No. 20 Minnesota State Mavericks appeared to be going to go to the visitors, but it did not last. The Huskies used the momentum built by a power play midway through the ...

Gremlins power past Pirates in overtime as Kruse nets two

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HOUGHTON — It is no easy thing for any high school hockey team to come to the local area and beat both the Hancock Bulldogs and the Houghton Gremlins in the same weekend. The Bay Port Pirates found out just how hard that task is on Saturday. The Pirates took four first-period penalties on ...

Huskies take care of Lake Superior State 73-51

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HOUGHTON -- With an underdog Lake Superior State team hanging around late in the first half Saturday afternoon, Michigan Tech seniors Brenna Heise and Morgan Anderson took over the game. LSSU was down by only four points at 32-28 with 1 minutes, 36 seconds left in the half when Anderson and ...

Huskies cruise to victory over Lake Superior State, 86-57

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HOUGHTON –– It was the kind of performance any basketball coach would like to put on the tape and review for the future. And Michigan Tech men's skipper Kevin Luke said as much after his Huskies dominated an explosive Lake Superior State squad Saturday at the SDC Wood Gym by an 86-57 ...

Gremlins swimming cruises at Westwood

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ISHPEMING — Last Thursday, the Houghton Gremlins swim team took part in a dual meet with the Westwood Patriots at the YMCA of Marquette County. Both teams emerged victorious, with the boys winning 141-35 and the girls posting a 143-38 victory. In the boys’ competition, junior Seth Helman ...

Welcoming sight

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies have been waiting for winger Tyler Heinonen, a notoriously streaky scorer, to break out of his funk. The senior did just that Friday night as the Huskies went toe-to-toe with the No. 20 Minnesota State Mavericks. Both teams carried two-goal leads at ...

Jeffers wins thriller over Baraga, 49-46

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BARAGA — As time expired and Baraga's potential game-tying 3 sailed wide of the hoop, ensuring a 49-46 Jeffers Jets victory, Jeffers head coach Joe Romano raised his hands into the air and joyously screamed in the direction of his bench as his players and coaches leapt up and ...

Houghton hockey blanks DePere

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins were looking for a strong effort against the DePere Voyagers Friday night at Dee Stadium, and they got just that as captain Jacob Kruse potted a hat trick to lead the Gremlins to an 8-0 victory. Kevin Bostwick got the Gremlins on the board just 2 minutes, ...

Boys roundup: E-TC wins; L’Anse loses

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REPUBLIC — The Ewen-Trout Creek boys used a big run in second half to take over the game and beat Republic-Michigamme 63-46 Friday night. The Panthers trailed 25-20 at halftime and were down four midway through the third quarter when coach Brad Besonen picked up a technical foul. By the ...

Luke hits milestone

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HOUGHTON — When Kevin Luke's coaching career is done at Michigan Tech, he'll have time to reminisce about all his accomplishments, including the latest one that came on Thursday at the Wood Gym. When Luke thinks back to his 400th win, an 83-72 triumph over the Northwood Timberwolves, ...

Kelliher has career night, leads Tech past Northwood

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HOUGHTON — In three games over the past month, Michigan Tech sophomore forward Elizabeth Kelliher has battled some of the top post players in the GLIAC. And with Thursday’s performance against Northwood senior Jordyn Nurenberg — a Preseason All-GLIAC selection — Kelliher is quickly ...

Hockey roundup: Bulldogs, Copper Kings win

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HANCOCK — The No. 4 Hancock Bulldogs needed a key third-period goal from newcomer Teddy Perrault in order to win their 11th game of the season Thursday night at the Houghton County Arena. The Bulldogs defeated the Negaunee Miners, 2-1. In the first period, the Bulldogs (11-4-0 overall, 6-0 ...

Bayport downs injured Hancock 6-3

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HANCOCK — After a 2-1 victory over the Negaunee Miners, the Hancock Bulldogs were looking for a better effort Friday afternoon against the Bayport Pirates in nonconference action. Unfortunately, after losing newly-minted captain Teddy Randell to injury Thursday, the Bulldogs played like a ...

Calumet’s defense stands tall in 42-32 win over Hancock

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HANCOCK — To open the 2016-17 boys basketball season, the Hancock Bulldogs waltzed into the Calumet Gym and stole away the home opener from the Calumet Copper Kings 45-41. Coming into Thursday night's rematch, the Copper Kings were looking not for revenge, but rather a bounce-back ...

Chassell stifles E-TC to earn 61-48 victory

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CHASSELL — The focus in Thursday night's Ewen-Trout Creek-Chassell basketball game was on the tallest player on the court. But the spotlight ended up on the shortest player on the floor at Helakoski Memorial Gym. Chassell's 5-7 sophomore guard Abe Gockenbach ended up leading his team ...

Roundup: LL-H boys get win, Dollar Bay girls lose

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 BARAGA — With their full-court pressure, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes eventually wore down the Baraga Vikings to get a 62-35 Copper Mountain Conference win Thursday in Baraga. Connor Baccus and Lincoln Klein each scored 13 points to pace the Lakes. "Tale of the tape, in the fourth ...