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Trenton Roundup: Houghton, Calumet win, Hancock loses

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TRENTON, Mich. — Three area high school hockey teams, the Hancock Bulldogs, Houghton Gremlins and Calumet Copper Kings all played their opening games of the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League (MIHL) Showcase Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs fell to Grand Rapids Christian, 4-3. The Gremlins ...

Copper Kings stay stingy defensively, hold off Purple Hornets

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L’ANSE — Most coaches will tell you, if you turn the ball over 21 times over the course of a 32 minute game, you are probably in trouble. That is exactly what happened to the L’Anse Purple Hornets at home Thursday. Whether it was the weird practice schedule with all of the weather ...

Wolverines defeat Fond du Lac, 8-5

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CALUMET — With a hat trick from Logan Rastello and goals from five other scorers, the Calumet Wolverines defeated Fond du Lac Friday night, 8-5, at the Calumet Colosseum. Josh Larson, Josh Harju, Mike Babcock, and Matt Yeo all scored in the first period as the Wolverines jumped out to a 4-0 ...

Finlandia heads out with valuable points up for grabs

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ASHLAND, Wis. — After earning a split with Trine and No. 7 Adrian, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team finds itself back in fourth in the NCHA North Division as the team they face Friday night, the Northland Lumberjacks, sit just two points ahead of them in the standings. The Lions hold a ...

Gremlins comeback fall short against determined Calumet

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings boys basketball team evened the series against the Houghton Gremlins on Thursday night with a 46-45 come-from-behind win at home. They lost to the Gremlins in mid-December 56-49 at Houghton. The Gremlins came out sharp after winning the opening tip. ...

Lions look to build off of split last weekend

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DULUTH, Minn. — The emotional cost of a season like the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team has been through this year is not an easy one to measure. The Lions finally broke through last weekend with a 1-0 win in overtime over the Northland Lumberjills on Saturday. In the locker room ...

Huskies head back out to face Pride, Rangers

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies (9-9 overall, 4-7 GLIAC) men's basketball team is back in action Thursday at Purdue Northwest after a tough 63-59 loss last weekend on the road against the Northern Michigan Wildcats. Saturday was a game where the Huskies started out strong in the first ...

No need for a panic button: Huskies use bye week to regroup

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HOUGHTON — After a lengthy trip to and from Anchorage, Alaska, the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team is ready to enjoy a bye week. With eight games left in the regular season, the Huskies are making use of the extra rest they are getting this week to focus on improving their 12-13-3 overall ...

Boys Roundup: Purple Hornets down Vikings

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L’ANSE — The L’Anse Purple Hornets boys basketball team earned a big victory on Tuesday of their rivals from across the bay, the Baraga Vikings, 69-18, in the L’Anse Gym. Purple Hornets coach Kyle Koski liked the play of Reese Waara and Louie Bogda who scored a total of 39 points ...

Girls Roundup: Vikings defeat Panthers

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BARAGA — The visiting Chassell Panthers girls basketball team fell to the Baraga Vikings 42-39 in the Baraga Gym Monday. “Chassell came out ready to play,” said Barga coach Tom Goodreau. ”I have to give them credit. We didn’t  communicate well defensively and left open shooters. ...

History of snowmobile hillclimb is almost as crazy as event

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The property that the MASTERS (Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers) Racing Circuit Snowmobile Hillclimb takes part on has a history all its own. It is not just the snowmobiles that go up, and some come down, but the backstory of Whealkate Bluff also has its ups and downs. The popular ...

Crunch time: Huskies ready to push through second half strong

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies women's basketball team (12-7 overall, 8-3 GLIAC) played just like they were supposed against their rival Northern Michigan University on Saturday in the eyes of their coach, Sam Hoyt. The 55-53 victory against the Wildcats came down to a one-point game ...

Getting a chance: Beiring making most of opportunity

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — With a pair of losses to Union and Rensselaer last weekend, Maybelline Beiring and her teammates are mired in a 14-game winless streak. While the Brown Bears are in the midst of a year of transition under new head coach Carisa Wahlig, Beiring is actually finding herself ...

Checking a box: Finns make mark on bucket list

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CALUMET — Many people these days have a “bucket list,” a dream list of things that they would like to do or see before they “kick the bucket.” This could include seeing the Grand Canyon, visiting the Louvre in France or taking in a Packer game at Lambeau Field. For Antti Hassinen ...

Rae Drake brings wealth of experience back

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HOUGHTON — It is a Tuesday morning on the second floor of the Student Development Center and Rae Drake is watching television. His TV is not set to "Good Morning America" or the "Today Show." It is, instead, the Grand Valley State University versus Davenport basketball game. He is taking ...

Purple Hornets use speed to hold off Gremlins Monday, 63-53

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HOUGHTON — An athletic L'Anse Purple Hornets girls basketball team felt they had a lot to make up for after losing their last game to Baraga. They raced to an early lead Monday evening and then held off a rallying Houghton Gremlins team in the Houghton Gym. It was obvious from the get-go ...

Rios returns, but Copper Kings skate past Bulldogs, 7-1, Tuesday

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HANCOCK — It may have taken them the full 51 minutes, but the Calumet Copper Kings hockey team wore out the host Hancock Bulldogs in a 7-1 victory Tuesday at the Houghton County Arena. Hancock (6-12-0) was evenly-matched with Calumet (12-5-0) to start the game, but could not match ...

Roundup: Ontonagon defeats Republic-Michigamme

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Ontonagon 52, Republic-Michigamme 28 At Republic, the Hawks (2-8) were unable to fight back from a 15-0 first-quarter deficit as Ontonagon improved to 9-3, Monday. R-M found itself down 25-4 at halftime. The Hawks scored 24 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to catch the ...