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Reece Waara TD throws power L’Anse to third straight win

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L’ANSE — Reese Waara only put up nine passes, but two were first-half touchdown throws that led L’Anse to a 20-6 victory over visiting Munising on Friday night. The Purple Hornets quarterback completed a 20-yard scoring toss to Paul Lister-Jacobson about 4 1/2 minutes into the second ...

Lakes end Cardinals’ early-season hot streak at four with win

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WAKEFIELD — In a fast-paced, intense volleyball match, Lake Linden-Hubbell dropped Wakefield-Marenisco from the ranks of the undefeated with a 25-17, 25-18 and 25-21 sweep on Thursday night. The Lakes now have a sparkling 7-1-3 record, while the Cardinals are now 4-1. Both Lake Linden ...

First rankings kind to Copper Kings

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Earlier this week, the first U.P. Football Poll of the season was released. After three victories to open their season, the Calumet Copper Kings debut in the top spot in the rankings among large schools. Having topped Gogebic and Negaunee convincingly before last week’s two-point victory ...

Van Wagner was an immediate hit

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech football coaches didn't have to wait long to see if Jim Van Wagner could do the job at running back. Ted Kearly, who was involved in coaching football and served as MTU athletic director for several years, said the late Van Wagner was a “real workhorse.” “Jim ...

Bellant brings his physical brand of hockey to Michigan Tech

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HOUGHTON — Michigan native Andrew Bellant is an incoming-freshman forward for the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team. As one of 11 newcomers, Bellant looks to fill the void left behind by the graduation of five forwards from last season’s WCHA playoff championship team. Self-described as a ...

Huskies hold on in overtime for win

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HOUGHTON — One could not have asked for a better day to kick off the 2018 home season for the Michigan Tech Huskies’ football team. With the sun shining, and temperatures in the mid-60s at Sherman Field, the Huskies pulled off a 31-30 overtime win over the Hillsdale Chargers. It was the ...

Lakes remain winless after loss to Gwinn

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LAKE LINDEN — Having seen a stronger part of the newly-merged WestPAC conference, the Lake Linden-Hubbell football team is ready for a softer part of their schedule. LL-Hubbell dropped to 0-3 in the season after a 36-22 loss to the Gwinn Modetowners Saturday afternoon at Ron Warner ...

Roller derby finds a home in Copper Country

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HOUGHTON — It begins with a pair of those old-school roller skates. Add a set of knee pads, a mouth guard, helmet and a snarky name on the back of a jersey, and it all equates to roller derby. While to the average on-looker, it may it look like a major traffic jam on four wheels, don't ...

Huskies football honors alumn

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HOUGHTON — Saturday's football game at Sherman Field drew hundreds of alumni back to Michigan Tech’s campus for the season's home opener. In many ways, the game marked a new era for Huskies football and its fans. After the singing of the national anthem, ribbons were cut in honor of the ...

Gremlins fall in semifinals of ‘The Rock’

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GLADSTONE — On Saturday, the Houghton Gremlins volleyball team returned to the tournament they won last season. Finishing first in their pool, things looked good for the Gremlins until they ran into a tough Gwinn team in the semifinals, falling in three sets, 25-20, 25-19, 16-14. To get to ...

Bulldogs fall to Miners late

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NEGAUNEE — It’s every kicker’s dream. Time winding down, game on the line, hit the clutch kick. Negaunee High School’s Erik Salminen did just that, booting a 27-yard field goal as the clock struck zero to send the Miners football team past Hancock 30-28 at Miners Stadium on Friday ...

Gremlins fall to Mountaineers, 42-0, in mistake-filled affair

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IRON MOUNTAIN — After a slow first quarter, Iron Mountain picked up more and more momentum in a 42-0 rout in the first-ever football game with Houghton on Friday. The Mountaineers (2-1) gathered 341 total yards of offense, limited mostly by a slow first quarter and a running clock in the ...

Purple Hornets’ Dowd runs rampant in win over Miners

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BESSEMER — L'Anse coach Mark Leaf tried to alert football fans as to what a good football player Purple Hornet tailback Jonah Dowd was in the pigskin preview The Daily Globe does each week. But Dowd put on a performance rarely seen in these parts as L'Anse thumped Gogebic 34-6 in West-PAC ...

Gremlins cruise to victory over Patriots in home opener

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HOUGHTON — After a number of away games in tournaments to start the season, the Houghton Gremlins volleyball team finally had a chance to show their home crowd what they are capable of as they beat the visiting Westwood Patriots, 25-14, 25-15, 25-12. Gremlins coach John Christianson has ...

Jets shock Bulldogs with strong road performance

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HANCOCK — It was a volleyball thriller being shown not on the big screen but rather on the floor of Hancock Gym on Thursday night. In the starring roles were the Hancock Bulldogs and the Jeffers Jets. In the end, the Jets took home an “Emmy” for their magnificent performance. They ...

Mountaineers outlast Copper Kings in five sets

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain salvaged the fifth set to edge Calumet 3-2 in West PAC action Thursday. The Mountaineers took the first two games before collapsing. The Copper Kings stormed back to take the next two games and force the fifth set. Iron Mountain won the first two sets by ...