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All the answers

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PAINESDALE — With junior Jaden Janke spotting up from beyond the arc, and junior Devin Schmitz breaking down his defender with his quick handle, the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts had an answer for any defense the Jeffers Jets threw at them. Janke connected on six 3s 0n his way to scoring ...

They’ll take it

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CALUMET — Dan Giachino said it wasn’t the prettiest goal he’s seen, and sophomore Brent Loukus was surprised to see it even go in. But you never apologize for any overtime goal, and you take them when you can get them. Loukus netted two goals — including the overtime-winner off ...

L’Anse beats Houghton in Koski’s varsity coaching debut

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L'ANSE — Last year was a tough season for the L'Anse Purple Hornets. Even though they earned a trip to the district championship game, the Hornets won just one game all season — in the district semi-final. In Kyle Koski's debut Thursday night, the bar was set low. After all, the Hornets ...

Houghton comes back to beat Utica Eisenhower, 6-5

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HOUGHTON — Twice down by two goals, the Houghton Gremlins hockey team could have quit playing and allowed the visiting Utica Eisenhower Eagles to skate away with a relatively easy victory Friday night at Dee Stadium. Instead, the Gremlins turned to assistant captain Dawson McKay and senior ...

Boys roundup: Hancock, Ontonagon, Chassell all get wins

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ONTONAGON — Overcoming a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter, the Ontonagon Gladiators rallied to beat the Republic-Michigamme Hawks, 48-41, in a Copper Mountain Conference game Thursday in Ontonagon. Mitchell Borseth led the Gladiators by scoring 12 of his 16 points in the fourth ...

Tech hockey beats Bowling Green

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Michigan Tech scored two goals in the final 5:04 to secure a 3-1 win over Bowling Green Friday at the newly-named Slater Family Ice Arena. The Falcons took the lead in the second period, but the Huskies scored three straight to win their second game in a row and improve ...

Calumet’s Wickstrom scores 31 in win over West Iron County

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IRON RIVER — Hailey Wickstrom scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Calumet Copper Kings past the West Iron County Wykons, 54-34, in a West-PAC matchup Thursday in Iron River. “Hailey stepped up and played like a senior,” Calumet head coach Jeff Twardzik said. “She really ...

Jeffers hockey gets win

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CHEBOYGAN — With the first of three games in three days Thursday, the Jeffers Jets had an opportunity to get back to .500 with a win on the road over the Cheboygan Chiefs. The Jets scored four goals and got solid goaltending from Brendan Sullivan to come away with a 4-2 win. Sullivan was ...

Strong 2nd half propels Tech women to victory

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PAINESVILLE, Ohio — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team powered past Lake Erie Thursday night on the road for a key 71-54 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory. The Huskies started slow, but countered with a strong second half to outscore the Storm by 17 points during ...

Michigan Tech men lose to Lake Erie, 77-73

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PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team came up empty on Thursday night at Lake Erie College 77-73 to open a two game Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road trip. The Huskies held a 35-33 lead at the break, but couldn't generate an extended scoring run to ...

Finlandia men’s hockey still looking for 1st win of season

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HANCOCK — To say that the first half of head coach Joe Burcar's return to Finlandia has not gone as planned would be an understatement. Burcar expected his team to be fighting for .500 at this point in the season. Instead, the Lions are winless through their first 11 games after a pair of ...

Angus Redmond becomes solid presence in net for Michigan Tech

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — After the graduation of Jamie Phillips last spring, one of the biggest questions, if not the biggest, facing the Michigan Tech Huskies' hockey staff was figuring out how to replace him. First, the Huskies turned to a combination of senior Matt Wintjes and sophomore ...

Michigan Tech hits the road to face Bowling Green

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — After earning a split at home against the WCHA-leading No. 13 Bemidji State Beavers, the second-place Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team heads back out on the road this weekend to face off against the third-place Bowling Green Falcons. In a battle of two of the ...

Tech women set out to bounce back in Ohio this weekend

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In the first six seasons under Kim Cameron, the Michigan Tech women had lost at the Wood Gym just seven times. That stat alone made Saturday’s 68-65 GLIAC-opening loss to the Walsh Cavaliers all the more surprising. “I think this area and that gym is a place nobody thinks they can win ...

Tech men look to continue momentum

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Saturday’s 92-89 win over previously undefeated Walsh showcased the potential of the Michigan Tech men’s basketball team (3-4, 1-0 GLIAC). The next step for Tech is to continue its momentum into Ohio, starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. with the Lake Erie College Storm (0-9, 0-2 GLIAC), and ...

Former Finlandia coach violated policy

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HANCOCK — On Monday evening, the Lions announced the dismissal of women's basketball coach Terry Klemett. Klemett was originally hired by Finlandia in October of 2013. “Coach Klemett violated team policies,” said Wittenburg. “All I can say at this time is that it was an ...

Tech alum John Scott retires

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TORONTO (AP) — John Scott, the NHL enforcer who made an unlikely run to the NHL's All-Star weekend last season, has retired. “It has been a hell of a ride. But I'm done,” Scott said in an article published Wednesday in The Players' Tribune. The 34-year-old Scott made headlines last ...

A new look

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CALUMET — Playing in their first game without any of the core members of the 2015 state title team, there were moments when the Copper Kings looked like the same old Calumet. Defensively, they utilized their full-court pressure to turn the Jeffers Jets over 22 times. And down the stretch, ...

Houghton pounces Kingsford 9-3

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford got to watch the Houghton Gremlins Show on Tuesday. The Flivvers (3-1-1) wished they missed the episode in a 9-3 loss. Houghton scored seven unanswered goals, including 18 shots in the third period. “The third period was pitiful and they could sense ...

Houghton proves too much for L’Anse

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L'ANSE — Thanks to the return of junior Sarah Dix, the L'Anse Purple Hornets had almost seven minutes of near perfect basketball as they looked to upset the visiting Houghton Gremlins. However, their five-point lead evaporated in the second quarter as the Gremlins scored 26 points in the ...