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No. 1 Hancock defeats Escanaba 8-2

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HANCOCK — For the Hancock Bulldogs (14-3), there is nothing better than clicking on the Michigan Division 3 State rankings and seeing that “No. 1” listed next to their name. Rankings can be fun, head coach Dan Rouleau said. It's a pride thing, a source of motivation and numerical proof of ...

No. 18 Tech women bounce back with win over Davenport

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Michigan Tech recorded an 82-54 GLIAC win over Davenport Thursday afternoon in Sault Ste. Marie. The Huskies outscored the Panthers 24-4 in the second quarter to pull away and grab the momentum after a tightly contested first quarter. “Our second quarter was ...

Monroe scores 41, Tech men defeat Davenport

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Michigan Tech (9-9, 6-5 GLIAC) held off Davenport (9-10, 3-8 GLIAC) for a 71-64 GLIAC victory on Thursday afternoon in Sault Ste. Marie. The Huskies maintained the lead for nearly 38 of the 40 minutes, but the Panthers remained within striking distance all the way to ...

Houghton mercies Negaunee 9-0

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HOUGHTON — Houghton scored seven goals in the first period on the way to a 9-0 victory over Negaunee Thursday in Houghton. The Gremlins were led by Dawson McKay with four goals. Bradley Gauthier, Tucker Tapani, Patrick Donnelly, Avery Markham and Taavi Rajala each added a goal of their ...

Tech preps for road challenge at Ferris State

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HOUGHTON — Playing at home is an automatic advantage for any team, but Ferris State takes that to a whole new level. The Bulldogs have an unusually shaped rink, and according to Michigan Tech coach Joe Shawhan, that will make things difficult for the Huskies when they travel to Big Rapids ...

Ontonagon shuts down W-M, wins 40-37

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WAKEFIELD — Ontonagon scored the final six points of the game to come back to beat ice-cold Wakefield-Marenisco 40-37 Thursday night. The Gladiators actually led most of the game, but W-M took a three-point lead with three minutes to go before Ontonagon was able to rally and escape with a ...

Houghton swim team splits with Marquette

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MARQUETTE — The Houghton boys swim team managed to top Marquette 92-78, while the girls came up just short, 99-84. “We have been working very hard this week, so I was pleasantly surprised with how hard they battled,” Houghton coach Erik Johnson said. “This team does a great job of ...

Houghton/Hancock ski 2nd to MQT at Powderhorn

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IRONWOOD — The Hancock/ Houghton girls ski team was defeated by Marquette 31-43 in the Theron Peterson Memorial Race on Thursday at Powderhorn in Ironwood. Ally Fenton finished first in the GS in 1:01.07 and fourth in the Slalom in a time of 1:21.34. Katherine Jarvis was fifth in the ...

It’s about system with the Patriots

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Seeing that Tom Brady may keep playing until he's 50, the future for the rest of the NFL would appear to be dim. The rest of the league sure doesn't seem to have a clue how to handle the New England Patriots or the ageless quarterback, who's 40 years young. The thing about the Patriots and ...

Witt’s dominance hard to go unnoticed

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I don’t like getting caught up on hyperbolic statements, but after enough thought, I’ve come to this conclusion: Ewen-Trout Creek’s Jake Witt is the second-best boys high school player I’ve seen in the U.P.  My top five would go like this: 1. Jason Whitens, North Central 2. Jake ...

Tech men hope to turn the corner after 76-66 win over Wayne State

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HOUGHTON — Before Michigan Tech’s 76-66 win over the Wayne State Warriors on Jan. 18, the Huskies went over a month without a win as they went on a six-game losing streak. “It’d been so long, I forgot how nice it was to win,” Tech coach Kevin Luke said.  Now Tech (8-9, 5-5) will ...

No. 18 Tech women look to bounce back after rough shooting night

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HOUGHTON — After excelling for most of the season as a jump-shooting team, the Michigan Tech Huskies discovered how dire things can be when everyone simultaneously has an off night.  When the No. 18 Huskies scored a season-low 40 points in a 50-40 loss to Wayne State on Jan. 18, they shot ...

Cal girls lose to MQT

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MARQUETTE — The Redettes opened up the game with a nice run and then used a strong third quarter to get the victory. Claudia Hale led Marquette with 14 points, while Sydney Kivi had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Brooke Kainiemi had 11 points for Calumet. The Redettes started the game with ...

Boys roundup: Ontonagon, E-TC, Chassell get wins

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ONTONAGON — Ontonagon picked up its third win of the season by defeating Houghton 59-53 in nonconference play on Tuesday night. “It was a great team win,” Ontonagon coach Andy Borseth said. “This was the first time we shot a good percentage team-wise. Our team defense was real good ...

Daavettila scores 32, Finlandia beats Lawrence 74-58

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HANCOCK — As far as John Motherwell was concerned, his Finlandia women's basketball team followed the game plan perfectly Tuesday night. “I thought we executed our plays really well,” Motherwell said after a 74-58 victory over Lawrence at Paavo Nurmi Gym. “It seems like when we do, we ...

Houghton rallies past Kingsford 4-3

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Houghton's Dawson Mckay controlled a bouncing puck and skated it up the right wing against Kingsford on Tuesday night. When he got to the slot, he released a quick shot using a defenseman as a screen that beat Kingsford goaltender Evan Hedtke and completed the Gremlins' ...