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Tech volleyball attempting to build something special

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This summer, I had the opportunity to sit down with each of the four incoming freshmen from the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team. I interviewed each person for about 25-30 minutes and then ended up conversing with them for another 20-25 minutes each. I was struck by one thing about all of ...

Finlandia’s rally comes up short

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HANCOCK — If there is such a thing as a moral victory, the Finlandia University football team may have gotten one Saturday afternoon.  About to be counted out midway through the third quarter, the Lions bounced off the mat at McAfee Field. With Lawrence University holding an 18-0 lead, ...

Houghton repeats as champions at the Rock Invite in Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — The Houghton volleyball team is on top of the rock again. The Gremlins capped off their second straight 'The Rock' invitational title by beating Escanaba in the semifinals 2-1 before downing Gladstone in the championship game 2-0. “This is one our favorite tournaments and ...

Michigan Tech can’t hold 17-point lead, loses to Hillsdale 31-27

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HILLSDALE — The Michigan Tech football team fell short 31-27 at Hillsdale College in a nonconference contest Saturday afternoon. The Huskies carried a 27-10 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Chargers rallied with 21 unanswered points in the final 15 minutes to pull out the win on their ...

Injuries, scoring issues mount for Huskies in 3-1 loss to Duluth

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies soccer team lost a lot of offense from last year's team that went 12-4-3. Just four games into the 2017 season, the Huskies find themselves with a record of 1-3 after a 3-1 loss to the Minnesota-Duluth Sunday at Sherman Field. To make matters worse for ...

Team CC earns 2 wins

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DULUTH, Minn. — This past weekend, Team Copper Country followed their recent tournament victory in Ohio with a strong showing in Duluth. Taking on Thunder Bay, Team CC earned a pair of 4-0 wins on Saturday to keep their fast start going. In the opening game, Team CC started quickly with a ...

Calumet volleyball takes Silver championship in Green Bay

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GREEN BAY — The Calumet Copper Kings volleyball team finished as the Silver Bracket champions in Green Bay on Saturday. Calumet rallied after dropping the opening set to Seymour in the title match, 21-25, to win the final two sets 25-23, 16-14 to capture the silver bracket championship. ...

Tech volleyball gains experience in loss to Duluth

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HOUGHTON — Normally, if a team loses a volleyball match 23-25, 20-25, 20-25, it feels like a loss. The Michigan Tech Huskies lost to the No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs by those scores but, in reality, the Huskies gained much from the experience. In the final match of the 2017 Keweenaw ...

Hurley overpowers Calumet for 32-26 West-PAC victory

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CALUMET — The physical, smash-mouth brand of football the Calumet Copper Kings are known for was on full display Friday night at Agassiz Field. But it was the team in Orange and White who controlled the line of scrimmage and won the physical battle between the two traditional powerhouses. ...

Hancock moves to 3-0 with 48-20 win over Northland Pines

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HANCOCK — Getting a lead against the Hancock Bulldogs isn't hard for opposing teams this football season. Holding that lead is the hard part versus the fast-break, NASCAR offense of the Crimson and Gold. Northland Pines found that out the hard way Friday night at McAfee Field, dropping a ...

Westwood rolls past L’Anse 38-10

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ISHPEMING — It was a battle of the unbeatens Friday night at Westwood, but the outcome ended up being pretty one-sided. In the end, Westwood used its power running game and a stout defense to shut down L’Anse 38-10 and improve to 3-0. Quarterback Nathan Beckman led the Patriots, ...

Ontonagon holds off North Central 32-30

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POWERS — The North Central football team's second half comeback wasn't enough as the Jets just fell short in a 32-30 loss to Ontonagon Friday night. “We were a little short handed with injuries tonight,” said North Central coach Kevin Bellefeuil. “They took it to us in the first ...

Houghton loses 42-30 to Gogebic

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BESSEMER — Now that's more like it. Fighting off a Houghton comeback bid, the newly-formed Gogebic Miners with teams from Ironwood, Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco won their first game ever 42-30 in a West-PAC shoot-out at Massie Field on Friday night. “We got one this week,” Gogebic ...

Munising edges LL-H in final seconds, 34-28

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MUNISING — Christian Cole scored from two yards out with 6 seconds remaining to break a 28-28 and send Munising to a 34-28 victory over Lake Linden-Hubbell in a high school football game played Friday night. The home Mustangs built a 28-6 halftime lead before the Lakes mounted a furious ...

Tech volleyball takes 2 matches at Classic

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies came out victorious in their pair of matches at the Keweenaw Classic Tournament Friday (Sept. 8). The Huskies won 3-0 in their afternoon match vs. Bemidji State and won in five vs. St. Cloud State. Afternoon match vs. Bemidji State Huskies swept ...

Tech soccer blanked by Bemidji State 1-0

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech soccer team fell short to Bemidji State University Friday night 1-0 in the home opener at Sherman Field. The Huskies were outstanding once again on defense and had some chances on the attack in the first half, but the Bemidji State defense proved to be just as ...

Picking up where they left off

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HOUGHTON — When they got back together in the spring after the high school hockey season ended, Team Copper Country Tier II U18 had one immediate goal, win a state title, and then a longer-term goal, win the national tournament. They came up just short in the state tournament, but then ...

Michigan Tech-Hillsdale preview: 5 things to watch for

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Michigan Tech (1-0) at Hillsdale Chargers (1-0) When: 1 p.m. Saturday. Where: Frank “Muddy” Waters Stadium in Hillsdale Radio: 93.5 FM Vido stream: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/hillsdale/ Five things to watch for: 1. Experienced Hillsdale The Chargers return one of the ...

Michigan Tech opens Keweenaw Classic with win over Mary

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech volleyball team opened the 2017 Keweenaw Classic with a 3-1 win over the Mary Marauders. Tech stepped out with a slow start, falling to Mary in the first set (25-22), but dominated the last three (25-11, 25-12, 25-12) for a Huskies win. Tech is now 3-2 on the ...

Finlandia looks to limit mistakes in home debut

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HANCOCK — A faster start and eliminating mistakes will be the mission of the Finlandia University football team its home opener Saturday afternoon. The Lions will entertain Lawrence University at 1 p.m. at McAfee Field. Finlandia allowed a game-opening touchdown kickoff return in its ...