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Kings’ work

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GLADSTONE - It was dominating performance by the Calumet Copper Kings Tuesday night to say the least as they cruised past the Munising Mustangs 3-0 (25-16, 25-6, 25-21) in a Class C regional volleyball opener.Calumet returns to Gladstone High School for Thursday's title match against Rudyard, ...

Lake Linden-Hubbell falls in 5 to Carney-Nadeau

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ISHPEMING - Volleyball matches are at their most exciting when they come down to a final set.That's what happened Tuesday night at Westwood High School.In the end, it was Carney-Nadeau that came out on top by outlasting Lake Linden-Hubbell in the fifth set to win a Class D regional semifinal at ...

Tigers face critical offseason

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The Detroit Tigers are facing a critical offseason, one that could well dictate their future for years.The team made a decent run for a playoff spot before falling short in the final weekend when they couldn't win two out of three games against the lowly Atlanta Braves.As for the American ...

Seeing it all

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CALUMET - In a long and diversified career, Mike Maki has worn a lot of hats.He's been an athlete, coach, official, teacher and administrator during his long tenure at Jeffers and Calumet high schools.But the L'Anse native says that having the chance to see his son play on a state championship ...

Michigan Tech volleyball is for real

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Last season, those who followed the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team were captivated by their record-setting 10-0 start. Unfortunately, after that exciting beginning, the Huskies struggled to maintain that same level of excitement the rest of the season, going 9-12 over the remaining 21 ...

3rd time is charming

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MARQUETTE - For the third year in a row, the Michigan Tech football team defeated Northern Michigan University on the final play of the game to capture the Miner's Cup for the seventh-straight season.This time, it took double overtime for the Huskies to defeat their U.P. rivals as they won ...

Norway wears down LL-H for district title

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LAKE LINDEN - A prideful group, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes conquered all previous foes before Saturday, despite featuring a roster of just 17 players.But passion and mental fortitude only go so far in the postseason. And against the Norway Knights' strength and speed, no amount of willpower ...

Michigan Tech bounces back, overwhelms Michigan State 5-1

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EAST LANSING - After Friday night's 3-2 overtime road loss to the Michigan State Spartans, Michigan Tech Huskies' head coach Mel Pearson's message to the team heading into Saturday's rematch was a simple one: come ready to play from the opening faceoff. The Huskies did just that, recording a ...

Tech volleyball sweeps Hillsdale

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HOUGHTON - After starting the season 3-5 thanks to a difficult pair of tournaments, things did not get much better during the early half of the GLIAC season.Recently, that has changed for the better for the Huskies thanks to a 25-13, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21, victory over the Hilldale Chargers at ...

Finlandia comes up short to Trinity

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HANCOCK - Finlandia University was unable to protect a 10-point lead in the second half Saturday afternoon and ended up dropping a 17-13 defeat to Trinity Bible College. The outcome saddled the Lions with a 1-7 record in the season finale at McAfee Field."It was a close football game and we ...

Tech soccer loses 5-0 to GV in GLIAC championship

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ALLENDALE - The Michigan Tech soccer team battled the defending NCAA Division II Naional Champion Grand Valley State University on Sunday afternoon in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title game, falling by the final of 5-0. The Huskies had an impressive regular season and ...

Bringing the noise

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NEGAUNEE - With a bloodstained jersey and some kleenex stuffed up his nose to stop the bleeding, Russ Bjorn's battle-fatigued look told the tale of Friday's clash between the Calumet Copper Kings and Negaunee Miners. But despite the blood and dirt smeared on his face, the Calumet senior was ...

Tech hockey falls in overtime to MSU after costly penalty

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EAST LANSING - It took six tries, but the sixth time was the charm as the Michigan State Spartans topped the Michigan Tech Huskies in overtime, 3-2, Friday night at Munn Ice Arena.In their sixth consecutive overtime game, the Spartans earned a power play in the extra session when Huskies ...

Houghton sweeps Menominee to claim district championship

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MENOMINEE - The Houghton Gremlins swept Menominee in an MHSAA Class B District Championship match Friday, but the Maroons didn't make it easy.The Gremlins and Maroons both came out fired up and the match was close early in the first game.The Gremlins pulled away for a 25-17 win, but Menominee ...

Lakes and Panthers dominate Copper Mountain All-Conference

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LAKE LINDEN - The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes won the Copper Mountain Conference title with an 8-0 regular season. On Friday, they had five girls named to the All-Conference teams.The Lakes were named Team of the Year. Head coach Maureen Schick shared the Coach of the Year honors with Katelyn ...

Volleyball Huskies sweep Northwood at home

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HOUGHTON The Michigan Tech volleyball team defeated Northwood Friday (Nov. 4) to pick up its seventh 3-0 sweep of the season and improve to 14-13 overall and 9-5 in the GLIAC. The Huskies won 25-13, 25-23, and 25-23."We're happy with the three-set win," Tech coach Matt Jennings said. "It's a ...

Huskies punch ticket to GLIAC title match

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ALLENDALE, Mich. The Michigan Tech soccer team is on its way to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship game on the strength of a 1-0 victory over Walsh in the semifinals Friday night at Grand Valley State. The Huskies, who are the number three seed in the ...

Drive for 5

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CALUMET - They converged to grab the trophy, all fighting to get a hand on the district title. Then they made their way to the wall to pose for a photo. By now, the Calumet Copper Kings know the drill. Whether it was Calumet senior Hailey Wickstrom experiencing her third district title, or any ...

LL-H claims 7th consecutive district with sweep over Baraga

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LAKE LINDEN - In front of a boisterous crowd at the Lake Linden-Hubbell Gym, the host Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes volleyball team defeated the Baraga Vikings, 25-14, 25-21, 25-11, to take the District 128 title. It was the Lakes' seventh consecutive district title.It was nowhere near as easy as ...

Tech readies for showdown with NMU

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Michigan Tech Huskies (3-5, 3-5 GLIAC) at Northern Michigan Wildcats (3-6-3-5 GLIAC)When: 1 p.m. Saturday.Where: Superior Dome.Radio: 93.5 FMTV: TV 6 and Fox UPVideo stream: http://eversport.tv/gliacSeries: Michigan Tech leads 43-41-5Coaches: Michigan Tech's Tom Kearly (69-43, 11th season) vs. ...