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Calumet’s season ends against TC St. Francis

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TRAVERSE CITY — A successful Calumet football season ended on the turf of Traverse City’s Thirlby Field for the second straight year. George Mackey scored three touchdowns and Artie Dutmers intercepted three passes as Traverse City St. Francis topped Calumet 42-6 in a Division 6 football ...

Lions fall to 0-3 with second loss to Thunder

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HANCOCK — While the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team got the start it wanted, a goal less than a minute into the contest, they could not finish their game Saturday against the Trine Thunder with the same pizazz, falling, 5-2, at the Houghton County Arena. Head coach Matt Marchel liked ...

Finlandia soccer teams both lose to Thomas More

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HANCOCK — The Finlandia women’s and men’s soccer teams both fell to the Thomas More Saints in the opening round of American College Athletic Association (ACAA) Tournament at McAfee Field Saturday. With the loss, the women’s team finished the season with an 11-4-1 record. The men ...

Finlandia Lions looking for a better year

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HANCOCK — The Finlandia University men's basketball team is looking to reverse their fortunes a year ago. After posting a 4-17 record, Lions coach Mike O'Donnell is hoping for better things, despite the loss of two key players. Those players were Brandon Robinette and Geoff Smart. ...

Gremlins go down in 3

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford took control from the get-go and swept Houghton 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-18) in the MHSAA Division 2 District 33 volleyball championship Friday. The Flivvers and highly-regarded Kingsley will meet Tuesday in the regional at Manistique. “Never,” said Kingsford Coach ...

Lions lose to Thunder

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HANCOCK — If not for a stretch of about three minutes in the third period Friday night, the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team and the Trine Thunder might have played some bonus hockey. The Lions and Thunder were tied for 56:46 before the visitors found a way to get a puck past Lions ...

Lakes sweep Purple Hornets for district title

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LAKE LINDEN — Nearly every team has a pregame ritual to carry them through their season. The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes, for instance, take stock in the Latin translation, “Never give up, never surrender,” before taking the court every game. Despite trailing substantially in all three ...

Calumet ready to face TC St. Francis

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings and the Traverse City St. Francis Gladiators are no longer strangers on the football gridiron. When they meet, it means something – like who will get to play at least one more week of football. This will be the case Saturday, as the two will fight for the ...

Huskies look to build off previous weekend as they face Chargers

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The visiting Michigan Tech Huskies split with the then-No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers last weekend, with both nights having the same score, 6-2. The Huskies’ power play shone through on Friday as they struck five times, but Saturday was a near flip of the script as the Badgers ...

Finlandia soccer to host ACAA Tournament

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HANCOCK — The Finlandia Lions men’s and women’s soccer teams will host the American Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament at McAfee Field on Saturday. Both teams will face top seed Thomas More. The Saints women's team is 5-11-1 overall and their men’s team is 4-9-2 overall. ...

Lions look forward to home opening weekend against Trine

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HANCOCK — It would be easy to look at Saturday’s 3-0 loss to St. Catherine and think that the Finlandia Lions women’s team is going to have a long season ahead of itself without the offensive ability of Sierra Meiners, who could create offense seemingly out of thin air. Lions head coach ...

Finlandia looks to build off season-opening win

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team heads out on the road for the second straight weekend and they are doing so brimming with confidence after winning their season opener at UW-River Falls, 3-1, last Saturday. For the Lions, the win carries with it hopes and dreams of ...

Lakes sweep Vikings to clinch spot in district title game

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BARAGA — Despite having the home court advantage, the Baraga Vikings could not find a way to keep the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes from coming away with a victory in their Division 4 District 98 semifinal game Wednesday night in the Baraga Gym. The Lakes won 25-16, 25-11 and 25-19. The Vikings ...

Jets fall to Cardinals, Panthers advance

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WATERSMEET — Wakefield-Marenisco, which survived a wild match against Jeffers, and Ewen-Trout Creek will meet in tonight’s MHSAA Division 4 District 97 final at Nimrod Nation. The teams split the regular-season matchups with each team winning on the road. — — — W-M 3, Jeffers ...

Calumet advances to face host Norway

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NORWAY — Norway and Calumet will play tonight for the Division 3 District 65 title. The Knights and Copper Kings beat West Iron County and Iron Mountain respectively for the chance at the district championship. The match begins at 7 p.m. Calumet took down Iron Mountain 3-1 before Norway ...

L’Anse tops Chassell in three sets

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L’ANSE — In their Division 4 District 98 semifinal, the L’Anse Purple Hornets downed the Chassell Panthers in three sets, 25-15, 25-22 and 22-14, in the L’Anse Gym. Purple Hornets coach Callie Budweg was pleased with her team’s effort. “Overall, it was very aggressive on our ...

So close, yet so far: Huskies fall, 1-0, to Ashland

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HOUGHTON — On a cool, overcast afternoon, the Michigan Tech Huskies soccer team fought bravely, but eventually fell to the visiting Ashland Eagles, 1-0, in their quarterfinal game of the GLIAC Tournament Tuesday at Sherman Field. The Eagles (9-3-5 overall) found a way to sneak a ball past ...

St. Francis is a football factory

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The first time I saw the Traverse City St. Francis High School football program in action came twenty years ago. TC St. Francis was playing L'Anse in a pre-regional game at the Superior Dome in Marquette. That was in a more enlightened time when the MHSSA was trying to cut down on traveling ...