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FU men’s hockey preps for showdown with No. 2 Adrian

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HANCOCK — Opening weekend for the Finlandia Lions men's hockey team could not have been crueler as the Lions dropped a 5-0 decision to Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and a 3-0 game against Concordia. However, there were a number of positives that came out of the weekend. Head coach ...

Houghton’s Zenner ready to play for team she grew up watching

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HOUGHTON — Getting shots up at the Michigan Tech SDC was a routine occurrence for Sloane Zenner. As a child and all the way up to preparing for her senior season at Houghton High School, that’s where she honed her game. And during these shooting sessions, the Michigan Tech women’s ...

E-TC’s Jake Witt signs NLI to play basketball at Michigan Tech

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EWEN — Five days before practice starts for his senior year on the hardwood at Ewen-Trout Creek, Jake Witt made his college plans official. Witt signed his National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Michigan Tech Wednesday afternoon with his family and coaches in attendance at ...

Trotter brings defensive mentality to Tech

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HOUGHTON — It took just one visit to the Wood Gym for Cassidy Trotter to be enamored with the Michigan Tech women’s basketball program.  “I remember just walking into the gym and they pointed to all the banners,” Trotter said. “You could tell it was a winning program, and coming ...

Michigan Tech players, Shawhan reflect on NMU rivalry

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HOUGHTON — There's a sequence in the 1996 movie, “Michael,” that perfectly depicts what Michigan Tech head coach Joe Shawhan wants out of his Huskies.  It's OK if you haven't seen it. Shawhan doesn't mind setting the scene. The movie was made when most of Shawhan's players were toddling ...

LL-H swept by Munising in regional semifinals

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ISHPEMING — Skyline Central Conference Player of the Year Kianne Wendt had a stellar night, posting 19 kills and 11 aces to lead Munising past Lake Linden-Hubbell in three sets to advance to the Class D regional championship game on Thursday night at Westwood High School. The Mustangs won ...

FU tops Gogebic behind Carlson, Robinette

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University men's basketball coach Mike O'Donnell was looking for a couple of things in his team's exhibition opener against Gogebic Community College on Tuesday. One, he wanted to see how Brandon Robinette (Escanaba) would do after missing all of the last season with a ...

Years later, the ghosts of Detroit’s past still linger

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When the Detroit Lions throttled the Green Bay Packers on Monday night, a familiar name of the team's past came up. By not having to punt in Monday's game, the Lions achieved something that hadn't been accomplished since Thanksgiving of 1971. They repeated a feat on that long-ago day by not ...

Finlandia names Rob Boss as head coach of football program

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Finlandia University Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg today announces the promotion of Rob Boss to head coach of the university's football program, effective immediately. “Rob has shown incredible leadership in his one year at Finlandia, and we're confident his abilities, passion and ...

Michigan Tech snaps losing streak, ties with BGSU

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HOUGHTON — There are two ways to score a goal, according to Michigan Tech head coach Joe Shawhan.   The first is purely on skill. When a player is outright better than his opponent and is able to rely on talent to get the job done.   The second way requires a little something extra. ...

Tech volleyball defeats Northern Michigan, moves into 2nd place

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MARQUETTE — Madison Whitehead had 15 kills but it wouldn’t be enough as the Northern Michigan volleyball team fell to Michigan Tech in five sets in a thriller of a match at a packed Vandament Arena in Marquette. The Huskies won 25-21, 23-25, 19-25, 25-23, 18-16. MTU (17-8 overall) moved ...

Michigan Tech football falls to Tiffin 14-7

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TIFFIN, Ohio — The Michigan Tech football team fell in a GLIAC contest on Saturday at Tiffin 14-7. The Dragons rallied in the second half with 14 unanswered points to pull past the Huskies in the final road game of the 2017 season. “It was another typical GLIAC football game, close, ...

Finlandia loses to Trinity Bible 37-14

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ELLENDALE, N.D. — Freshman De'Llontae Johnson had a strong performance as the Finlandia University football team (3-3) lost 37-14 to Trinity Bible (2-5), Saturday afternoon at Bob Tatum Field. Trinity Bible drew first blood scoring a touchdown with 7:38 on the clock in the first quarter. ...

Tech drops 4th straight, falls 2-1 to Bowling Green

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HOUGHTON — Sometimes when things are going wrong, the best thing to do is go home and regroup.   But a home game couldn't fix No. 20 Michigan Tech's losing streak. Instead, the Huskies dropped their fourth contest in a row, losing 2-1 to Bowling Green State at the MacInnes Student ...

LL-H’s Heikkinen named All-U.P. Small School Defensive POY

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Peter Heikkinen’s impact on the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes was evident on the scoreboard. While he sat out the first two games due to injury, LL-H allowed 27 points per game, but with him, the Lakes’ defense tightened up and surrendered just 17 points on average the rest of the regular ...

Hancock’s record-setting offense earns 5 All-U.P. awards

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The most prolific offense in Hancock Bulldogs history was rewarded on Wednesday when the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association selected the All-U.P. teams.  Hancock senior tackle Jake Patchin earned Dream Team honors, while sophomore quarterback Colton Salani, senior ...

Calumet’s Cooper Twardzik named to All-U.P. Dream Team

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After a season where offenses went out of their way to avoid Cooper Twardzik, it wasn’t enough to stop the Calumet senior defensive end from earning All-U.P. Dream Team honors from the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association on Wednesday. Twardzik, who was also named the ...