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Boys roundup: L’Anse, Jeffers get wins

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BARAGA — The L’Anse Purple Hornets had three players in double-digits as they went on the road and defeated Baraga 57-44 in a nonconference matchup. Alec Rajala and Reese Waara each had 12 points and Zach Sanregret chipped in with 11. Rajala also had 14 rebounds for a double-double and ...

Hancock holds off Calumet for 38-36 win

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HANCOCK — No space: Seven letters, two syllables and probably the most used words in the Hancock gym on Monday night. Calumet coach Jeff Twardzik called out “No space” nearly every time Hancock had the ball, encouraging the Copper Kings to play tight defensively on the ...

Chassell continues to roll, tops Baraga 50-25

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CHASSELL — Sometimes an unexpected early defeat can benefit an athletic team. Chassell coach Brandi Hainault believes that was the case for her team this season when they were upset by L'Anse in the season opener. “Yes, I definitely think that loss to L'Anse has helped us,” Hainault ...

Girls basketball roundup: Houghton, Jeffers, Ontonagon all win

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L’ANSE — The Houghton Gremlins managed to wear down the L’Anse Purple Hornets for a 51-33 West-PAC win Monday in L’Anse.  After the game was tied at 19 after the second quarter, Houghton outscored L’Anse 32-14 in the second half to secure the victory. Houghton’s Harlee Froberg ...

Calumet, Kingsford settle for 5-5 tie

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CALUMET — On a night where co-captain Sam Erkkila picks up two goals and freshman center Tanner Rowe nets four assists, coach Dan Giachino and the Calumet Copper Kings would expect to be the victor. On the other end of the rink, Kingsford Flivvers coach Dennis Murvich would also expect to be ...

Tech hockey loses to Ferris State 3-1

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – Michigan Tech fell 3-1 at Ferris State Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at Ewibleben Ice Arena. "I'm not happy with the result, but the guys played hard," Tech coach Joe Shawhan said. "A lot of guys played roles they're not used to. We will be able to use this ...

Hancock tops Escanaba 9-3

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WELLS — The Hancock Bulldogs broke open a tied game in the third period when it exploded for six goals on the way to a 9-3 win over Escanaba Saturday. “The first two periods weren’t up to our standards normally, but I thought Escanaba played really well,” Hancock coach Dan Rouleau ...

Both Finlandia hockey teams lose again

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The Finlandia men's hockey team (0-13-1 NCHA, 1-19-1) lost 7-1 to No. 1 Adrian (13-1 NCHA, 17-4), Saturday afternoon at Arrington Ice Arena. The Finlandia women lost 4-2 Saturday at Concordia-Wisconsin. For the women, sophomore Kait Ryynanen and Bella Abear both scored. Concordia scored two ...

Finlandia women fall to Northwestern 60-55

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - It was a flurry of action as the Finlandia University women's basketball team (5-17) fell 60-55 to Northwestern (Minn.) (11-8), Saturday afternoon at the Ericksen Center. "Proud of this group today. Really competed, played good smart defense,"said head coach John ...

Finlandia men lose to Crown 80-72

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NEW ULM, Minn. — The Finlandia University men's basketball team (4-13) lost 80-72 to Crown (3-17), Sunday afternoon at Crown Gym.  In the first half, Crown led by seven only to have the Lions come back. Freshman Tristan Johnston dropped in a 3-pointer. That made it 29-28 FinnU with 4:06 ...

Janke reaches 1,000 points, named homecoming king in win over LL-H

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DOLLAR BAY — Jaden Janke and Drake Schmitz locked eyes, and Janke pointed up. Without words, he told Schmitz exactly where he wanted the ball, and Schmitz delivered. With 3:40 left in the second quarter, he looped the ball over the Lake Linden-Hubbell defense, Janke caught it, and without ...

Houghton plays complete game, throttles Kingsford

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HOUGHTON — Julie Filpus is a state-champion coach who has led Houghton to 17 of the last 18 West-PAC titles. No one builds a successful program with that kind of resume without demanding a certain level of excellence from its players. This season, it's been a rarity when the Gremlins ...

Tech hockey falls to Ferris State 4-3

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Michigan Tech began its four-game road trip with a 4-3 loss at Ferris State Friday. The two teams combined for five special teams goals with the Bulldogs getting the final tally with 1:04 left in the second period. “It was a disappointing game,” Tech coach Joe ...

Chassell defeats Bessemer 59-43

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CHASSELL — Playing one of their finest games of the season, the Chassell Panthers pounded out a 59-43 win over the Bessemer Speed Boys on Friday. Chassell coach Bill Sleeman said there wasn't a whole lot that his team did wrong in the Copper Mountain Conference clash at Helakoski Memorial ...

Jeffers hockey earns 7-1 win

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BARON, WISC. — Jeffers defeated Northwest 7-1 Friday at the Barron Ice Arena in Baron, Wisconsin. Matthew Halonen and Evan Larson each had two goals for the Jets, and David Storm, Clay Larson, Elias Rajala and Michael Johnson each scored once. Noah Nettell had 18 saves in the net, while ...