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Gremlins advance with three-set win over Maroons

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins had a goal in mind Monday night, earn another shot at the Escanaba Eskymos in the second round of the District 33 Tournament. Standing in their way Monday night in the Houghton Gym was the Menominee Maroons. When the dust settled, the Gremlins won 25-18, ...

Lakes eliminate Bulldogs in opening round of district tournament

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HANCOCK — Despite to having home court advantage in a District 98 Tournament game, the Hancock Bulldogs fell in straight sets to the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. The Lakes came in and played with the athleticism and focus required to earn the win at the Hancock gym Monday. The Lakes won, ...

Calumet defeats Ironwood in four sets

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IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Red Devils gave a determined effort against an always strong Calumet team but fell in the Division 3 District 65 volleyball tournament on Monday, 25-15, 22-25, 25-16, 27-25. “We knew, from the beginning, it would be a tough match,” Ironwood coach Lisa Fechter ...

WestPAC volleyball All-Conference teams named

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CALUMET — Late last week, the WestPAC announced their All-Conference teams for volleyball. Calumet took some of the top honors as Celia Kiilunen was named Player of the Year and Ava Anderson earned Defensive Specialist of the Year. Copper Kings Ellie Djerf and Molly Larson were named to the ...

Huskies win tuneup game against Golden Knights

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HOUGHTON — When Sam Hoyt stepped onto the court Saturday night at the Wood Gym, she was not sporting high tops with a basketball in her hand as she had almost a decade ago when she first arrived. Instead, she had on high heels and a clipboard as she made her debut as the new Huskies women's ...

Lions bounce back with sweep of Grace Christian

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HANCOCK — The Finlandia Lions women’s volleyball team swept the Grace Christian Tigers at the Paavo Nurmi Center Saturday, 25-12, 25-20 and 25-20 after falling in four sets on Friday in the inaugural SISU classic. The Lions were able to build and keep early leads in the first two sets of ...

Clutch win: Calumet tops Westwood, 6-0

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CALUMET — It was foggy, Friday night in Calumet at Agassiz Field for the opening round of high school football Division 6 playoff action between the Calumet Copper Kings and the Westwood Patriots. The Copper Kings did what they have done all season: win. They defeated the Patriots 6-0 in a ...

Huskies take fourth straight match from Wildcats, 3-1

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HOUGHTON — For the No. 24 Michigan Tech Huskies’ outside hitter Mariah Sherman, Friday night’s volleyball match against her team’s biggest rival, the Northern Michigan Wildcats, closed with an a near-fairy tale ending. The senior posted a game-high 22 kills to lead the Huskies to a ...

Huskies clinch playoff berth with win over rival Wildcats

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies women's soccer team, needing a win to have a shot at a GLIAC Tournament bid, picked up a key victory over the visiting Northern Michigan Wildcats, 3-1, at Sherman Field on Friday. The Huskies closed out the regular season with five straight wins, ...

Needham, Rautiola named to All-UP Dream Team

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ISHPEMING — Gladstone senior Adam Bruce and Negaunee junior Emily Paupore had stellar cross country seasons and were rewarded for their efforts during the annual fall meeting of the Upper Peninsula Cross Country Coaches’ Association Thursday. Bruce was selected Male Runner of the Year ...

Finlandia falls to Grace Christian in tourney opener

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HANCOCK — An advantage in team size can make a difference in just about any sport. Just ask the Finlandia University volleyball team. The Lions dropped a 3-1 (27-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-23) decision to a taller Grace Christian Tigers team Friday night in the opening game of the SISU ...

Lakes close out regular season with tri-meet win

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DOLLAR BAY — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes were the team to beat on the volleyball court on Thursday night as the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts hosted a tri-meet featuring the Lakes and the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers. The Lakes’ first victim was the Panthers, who wrapped up their ...

L’Anse sweeps Ontonagon Thursday to finish strong at home

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L’ANSE — The L’Anse Purple Hornets volleyball team was looking to keep building during their match Thursday at home against the Ontonagon Gladiators in the L’Anse Gym. The Purple Hornets did just that, winning in straight sets, 25-12, 25-21 and 25-22. It took some time for ...

Huskies face No. 14 Wisconsin, look for first win

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MADISON, Wis. — The Michigan Tech Huskies are on the road to face the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers for a non-conference series this weekend. The Huskies are still looking for their first win of the year after opening their season with a pair of losses to Minnesota-Duluth, 2-1 and 5-2, at ...

Lions look start season strong against Falcons

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RIVER FALLS, Wis. —While the Finlandia Lions have not had luck on their side since head coach Joe Burcar returned behind the bench two seasons ago, there is plenty of excitement coming from both the campus and the Houghton County Arena as an infusion of 18 new faces look to pick up from where ...

Finlandia looks gets off to right start against St. Catherine

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MARSHFIELD, Wis. — With a 22-woman roster, the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team is the deepest it has been in several seasons. It is that depth that has head coach Matt Marchel most excited. “The girls can think the game and make the others around them smarter,” said Marchel. “I ...

Round two: Calumet readies to face Westwood Friday night

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CALUMET — It will be Week Three of the high school football season all over again this Friday under the lights at Aggaziz Field in Calumet. The Westwood Patriots will be back for the first round of district play against the Calumet Copper Kings. It is do or die in what Calumet head coach John ...

MIKidsCan Campaign in swing at Michigan Tech

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech’s Director of Athletic Partnerships and Ticket Sales Gary Kruzich helped formulate what is known as a MIKidsCan Campaign for the local area. The program gives kids in the community an opportunity to lead the team onto the ice, court or field and sit with them on the ...