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New standards: Former Husky Reinke sets records in San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Stillwater, Minnesota, native and former Michigan Tech defenseman from 2016-18, Mitch Reinke had a record-setting season for the American Hockey League (AHL)’s San Antonio Rampage. The Rampage finished their season on April 13 with an overall record of 31-38-6-1, which ...

Learning, getting competitive in cheer club

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HOUGHTON — Emma Kehus, a junior mechanical engineering major at Michigan Tech, has been affiliated with the co-ed club cheer team for three years. The team is split into two sections, a sidelines team seen at many Michigan Tech sporting events, and a competitive team. “We’re split into ...

Northland College announces basketball camps for June

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ASHLAND, Wis. — Northland College has announced that they will be hosting basketball camps for young boys and girls in June. Players entering grades 1-5 will be participating from June 17-20. The same for those in grades 6-8. Players entering grades 9-12 will be in camp June ...

UP Power shows skill in tournament win

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The U.P. Power club volleyball team finished their season with a strong showing at the North Star Invitational tournament last weekend weekend in Duluth and Hermantown, Minnesota. Playing teams from Minnesota and also one from Thunder Bay, Ontario, the girls won their bracket. The final ...

L’Esperance celebrates his AHL success, wants more

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HIGHLAND PARK, Texas — After scoring 46 goals in 152 games at Michigan Tech, current Texas Stars forward Joel L’Esperance recently broke the 30-goal plateau with the Stars, putting together a tremendous rookie season that saw him score 30 goals and 45 points in just 54 contests. The ...

Lions, Packers face big draft

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As far as I’m concerned, it’s never too early — or too late — to talk football. And the next big day for fans of the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions is coming up later this month with the annual college draft. The Packers showed definite signs of breaking down last season. Not ...

Bay College, playing at home for first time, sweeps Finlandia

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WELLS — The Bay College softball team couldn’t have asked for a much better debut in the program’s first-ever home games. The Norse did just about everything right in a sweep of Finlandia here Tuesday afternoon, winning the first contest, 9-1, and the nightcap, 2-0. Maddy Griffin had a ...

Deadline approaching for UP Hall of Fame

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ESCANABA — April 29 is the deadline to acquire tickets for the 48th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. The induction banquet is May 11 at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, 15 miles west of Escanaba. A social begins at 5 p.m. (EDT) and the dinner and program ...

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger

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own the chute to the clubhouse at Augusta National Golf Club Sunday, a familiar cheer followed him, “Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!” How appropriate. I have never been a Tiger Woods fan. I respected what he did on the course, and hated him for his actions away from it. However, as Sunday ...

Huskies tennis season comes to an end

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s tennis season came to an end on Saturday with a tough 7-0 loss to the Wayne State Warriors at the Gates Tennis Center. With the defeat, the Huskies ended the year at 2-13 overall and 0-8 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference ...

Spring football fun

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David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette Michigan Tech’s Clayton Lynn pursues the quarterback during the annual Spring game Saturday at Sherman Field

Right direction: Huskies improve, but fall to Ashland

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The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s tennis team fell to an older, more experienced Ashland Eagles team, 7-0, at the Gates Tennis Center Friday. With the loss, the Huskies fell to 2-12 overall and 0-7 GLIAC play. Their wins came in late February against Tiffin 5-2 and 4-3 over Kutztown in early ...

New life: Wolverines proud to be a part of Hockeyville

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CALUMET — Over the last couple of weeks, Sundays have taken on a new meaning in Calumet. Two weeks ago, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the home of the Copper Kings and Wolverines would be dubbed “Hockeyville USA.” A week later, the local senior men’s hockey team, the ...

Getting better: Lions softball working through early kinks

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HANCOCK — After a slow start to the season, the Finlandia Lions softball team is beginning to find their rhythm, at least according to manager Matt Farrell. “Our spring-break trip to Florida was a rough one,” said Farrell in regards to a 1-12 start in the Sunshine State. “However, ...