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Wickstrom named POY in West-PAC

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After being a dominating inside presence throughout the season, 6-foot-3 Calumet senior Hailey Wickstrom was named the West-PAC Player of the Year by the league's coaches on Tuesday. Wickstrom averaged a double-double with 19.3 points per game and 12.1 rebounds per contest. She scored a ...

Boys roundup: LL-H converts free throws to defeat Houghton

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LAKE LINDEN — Balanced scoring allowed the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes to earn a 65-61 nonconference win over the Houghton Gremlins Tuesday in Lake Linden. Connor Baccus led the Lakes with 21, while Jason Sutherland and Lincoln Klein each added 13 points to go with Peter Heikkinen’s ...

Houghton swimmers named All-U.P.

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MARQUETTE — While the Houghton Gremlins swim teams competed in the U.P. Finals on Saturday in Marquette and the girls won their first U.P. title since 2013, seven swimmers and head coach Erik Johnson were all recognized for their accomplishments. For the girls, senior Josie Ledgerwood, ...

Calumet-LL-H bowling advances to state finals

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The Calumet High School (Lake Linden Hubbell co-op) boys bowling team placed third at the U.P. team finals competition this past weekend. The members of this team are: Jordan Kesanen, Mark Musiel, Alex Miller, Faith Schwandt and Chris Pelto. The girls team placed ninth. The members of this ...

Love of the game has no boundaries

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He not only came to the snowy Copper Country, but Brandon Robinson stayed for four years at Finlandia University. Robinson, a native of North Hollywood, Ca., made the decision to play basketball at FU. And he did it in a quiet, business-like manner. Now, getting anyone from the West Coast ...

A tale of 2 halves

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HOUGHTON — There were times they were lethargic with mental lapses, and then there were dominating moments that reminded you why the Houghton Gremlins have the potential to make a deep tournament run this March. Through the good, bad and sometimes ugly, Houghton closed the season with a ...

Hancock scores 5 in 3rd to beat Kingsford 6-1

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HANCOCK — After 34 minutes of play Monday night, the Hancock Bulldogs and the Kingsford Flivvers sat tied, 1-1, in the final regular season tuneup for the Bulldogs prior to next week's regional tournament. Coach Dan Rouleau had some choice words for his players after what he felt was an ...

Finlandia men finish with victory

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University held off a rallying North Central (Minn.) University basketball team Monday evening at Paavo Nurmi Gym to post an 83-74 season-closing win. The win gave the Lions' men their second straight victory and moved them to 7-18 on the season. “We knew what to ...

Finlandia women hold off North Central for 64-61 win

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HANCOCK — Just one year ago, Taylor Pertile and Molly Berg were preparing to help their Hancock High girls basketball team in district tourney play. On Monday night, the two former Bulldogs standouts helped Finlandia University to a season-ending 64-61 win over North Central (Minn.) ...

Girls roundup: Jeffers, Chassell, Dollar Bay all victorious

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LAKE LINDEN — The Jeffers Jets offense had a strong showing in a 77-41 win over the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes Monday in a Copper Mountain Conference game in Jeffers.  Julia Nordstrom led the Jets with 36 points, including 21 in the first quarter, where her team took a 34-11 lead over ...

Houghton girls fall to No. 3

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With their only loss on the season, 43-40 to the Marquette Redettes on Thursday, the Houghton Gremlins have dropped from the top spot in the UPSSA poll for the first time this season. The Gremlins come in at No. 3 after being No. 1 the first six weeks. The Munising Mustangs take over the top ...

Bringing it home

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MARQUETTE — Sometimes just one event can make the difference between happiness and devastation. That was what happened at the Upper Peninsula high school girls swimming and diving finals at Marquette Senior High School on Saturday. Heading into the final event, Houghton led Marquette by ...

Marquette boys win 4th U.P. title in a row; Houghton finishes 2nd

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MARQUETTE — No matter what the sport, dynasties come to an end eventually. But the Marquette Redmen’s reign at the top will continue for another year after Saturday’s Upper Peninsula high school boys swimming and diving finals. Marquette dominated the competition again as the Redmen ...

Tech women top FSU

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team wrapped up the road portion of the 2016-17 regular season schedule with a 74-64 GLIAC victory at Ferris State Saturday afternoon. In the process, the Huskies locked down a home game in the GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinals which will ...

Tech men lose to No. 24 FSU

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team fell in a GLIAC contest at No. 24 Ferris State University 81-76 on Saturday to wrap up the final regular season road trip of the 2016-17 schedule. Despite the loss, the Huskies are still in the hunt to host a home game in the GLIAC ...

Finlandia women exact revenge on Northland

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HANCOCK — Playing perhaps their best basketball of the season, the Finlandia University women's team scored an impressive win over Northland College Saturday afternoon. “We came in prepared today,” interim Lions skipper Steve Nordstrom after his team's 77-62 Senior Day win at Paavo ...

Finlandia men throttle Northland 75-61

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HANCOCK — It was only fitting that Finlandia University seniors Brandon Robinson and Marcus Geralds should show the way on Senior Day Saturday afternoon. Robinson and Geralds notched 21 points each to pace the Lions to a 75-61 win over Northland College at Paavo Nurmi Gym. Robinson, who ...

Houghton’s Colling receives scholarship award

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Houghton's Morgan Colling was awarded the Class B Scholar-Athlete Award by the MHSAA. Farm Bureau Insurance, in its 28th year of sponsoring the award, will give $1,000 college scholarships to 32 individuals who represent their member schools in at least one sport in which the Association ...