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Wolverines beat Falcons in overtime, 4-3, Saturday

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CALUMET — It took a long 64 minutes of skating, but it the end the Calumet Wolverines got the job done as they defeated the Eagle River Falcons, 4-3, in Great Lakes Hockey League action on Saturday night. With less than a minute left in overtime, Wolverines forward Brenden Jacques took a ...

Shock of Blue: Blue Bolts defeat Vikings Friday, 79-29

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DOLLAR BAY — Homecoming night is always a special night for the home team in boys basketball. Friday, the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts celebrated theirs by playing a great game for all the homecoming royalty and fans in the stands. The Blue Bolts defeated the visiting Baraga ...

M&M Powersports opens district tournament with loss

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HANCOCK — In their opening game of the 12B district tournament at the Houghton County Arena, M&M Powersports, the CCJHA representative for the weekend, jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one period. While they got the start they wanted, M&M could not hang to it in end, falling in overtime ...

Jets use strong second half to beat Panthers

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EWEN — The Jeffers Jets boys basketball team earned a key victory on the road over the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers Friday, 57-52. Christian Hocking led the way for the Jets with 35 points and 15 rebounds, but it was the play of Isaiah Frahm that caught coach Trent Keteri’s ...

Gremlins fall on road to Eskymos, 53-48, Friday

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ESCANABA — Style points aren’t awarded for basketball victories. The Escanaba girls, however, were happy to get a win anyway Friday night as they outlasted the Houghton Gremlins 53-48 in a non-conference match-up. “We struggled, but it’s still a good win,” said Esky coach Mike ...

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 ...