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Standing out

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HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech head coach Tom Kearly has a simple philosophy when analyzing offensive and defensive linemen: He prefers not to notice offensive linemen, because it means they are not getting beaten by the guy across from them; but on the defensive end it's all about showing out."If I ...

Veteran Michigan Tech offense aims to add explosiveness

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HOUGHTON - Consistency and efficiency summed up the 2015 Michigan Tech Huskies' offense. The Huskies ranked third in the GLIAC on third-down conversions (54 percent), converted 52 percent of the time on fourth down and led the GLIAC in time of possession - all while quarterback Brandon Cowie ...

Tech volleyball looks to build off 2015

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HOUGHTON - To say the 2015 season for the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team was a successful one would be an understatement. The Huskies stormed out of the gates, winning 10 straight matches to open the season. However, when all was said and done, they felt as though they left some matches ...

Finding a rhythm

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CHASSELL - Whether it was due to a week off, opening-game nervousness or a combination of both, the dominant Hancock Bulldogs Sarah Grieger was accustomed to coaching was noticeably absent. The Bulldogs missed their marks on their attack - with hits sailing wide or into the net - and led the ...

Houghton boys, Calumet girls win XC opener

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ATLANTIC MINE - With the sun shining down on the Kilpela Farm, the local high school cross country season began Tuesday as the Jeffers Jets hosted the Jeffers Invite. The Houghton Gremlins boasted the top runners thanks to strong performances by Nick Wilson for the boys and Annabel Needham for ...

Michigan Tech soccer aims to bounce back

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HOUGHTON - It is hard to believe that the Michigan Tech women's soccer program is only six years old. In that time, the team has played through two losing seasons and three straight winning ones, including one conference title in 2012 and an NCAA tournament bid.However, those days feel long ...

Eight-man football needs regulation

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One of the more controversial sports situations in the state of Michigan today centers around eight-man football.The sport made its debut a few years ago, and the initial results were more or less satisfying.After all, the eught-man game was allowing small schools, without the proper numbers ...

Attempting to fill a void

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LANGLEY, British Columbia - With the graduation and subsequent signing of Jamie Phillips to the Winnipeg Jets, the Michigan Tech Huskies enter the 2016-17 season with a big question to answer: Who will stop pucks? Incoming freshman Angus Redmond hopes that he can step in and help fill that gap ...

Tech volleyball sports well-rounded freshmen

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HOUGHTON - For perhaps the first time under fifth-year head coach Matt Jennings, the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team could recruit players for the future, rather than for right now.The results of that recruiting are five incoming freshmen who should be able to round out their games while ...

Calumet Class of ‘16

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CALUMET - Like all of the people inducted into the Calumet High School Sports Hall of Fame this weekend, Carl "Cookie" Johnson and Al Savini contributed on the playing field.But the late Baraga High basketball coach and Calumet senior hockey coach kept on teaching after leaving CHS.Johnson, who ...

L’Anse learning how to win under Budweg

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L'ANSE - Over the past several seasons the L'Anse Purple Hornets have had good, talented volleyball teams, but oftentimes lacked a little something when it came to trying to win big matches. It was not as though the Hornets were not talented enough - they were - but they lacked that extra gear ...

Team CC continues hot start with sweep of Marquette

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HOUGHTON - For the second straight weekend, Team Copper Country U18 AA faced their Upper Peninsula rivals from the middle of the peninsula in Marquette in a pair of hockey games at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. While Team CC was less disciplined on the weekend, taking eight penalties over the ...

Taking a stand

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HANCOCK - Friday night became a battle of attrition for the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. Coming in, the Lakes were nearly outmanned 2-to-1 by the Hancock Bulldogs and by the second half, LL-H was down to 14 while three starters battled cramps by downing bananas and bottles of Powerade on the ...

Calumet shuts out Northland Pines, Croze wins 100th game

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CALUMET - For the past several seasons, John Croze has been synonymous with two things: Calumet Copper Kings football and wins. Friday night, Croze earned his 100th win as the head coach of the Copper Kings as they used two first half scores and four interceptions to earn a 14-0 win over the ...

Houghton outlasts L’Anse 30-26

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By Paul PetersonFor the GazetteL'ANSE - The Houghton Gremlins shrugged off an early punch by the L'Anse Hornets and slugged their way to a 30-26 season-opening victory Friday night.HHS coach Karl Borree felt the big key to the game at Volunteer Field was controlling the much heavier L'Anse ...

Ontonagon starts strong, trounces Superior Central 38-6

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EBEN - Ontonagon got off to a running start to open its 2016 season, with junior quarterback Jaden Weisinger scoring four rushing touchdowns against Superior Central on Friday night.Weisinger led the Gladiators to a 38-6 eight-man football road win at the Cougars' field.Ontonagon head coach Ben ...

Learning experience

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EWEN - In a school rich in basketball success - and more recently boys golf - the Carney-Nadeau Wolves added another signature moment to its prosperous athletic program Thursday in Ewen, this time on the gridiron. Playing in its first football game since 1973, Carney-Nadeau overcame four ...

Huskies react to big changes in WCHA

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HOUGHTON - Six years ago, Penn State University sent shockwaves through the college hockey world when it announced that it was moving from being a club hockey powerhouse to a full-fledged NCAA Division I program. Becoming the sixth Big Ten school to field a men's ice hockey team, they set in ...

LL-H falls to Ironwood, tops Chassell

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LAKE LINDEN - After Saturday's West Iron County volleyball tournament, it appeared that the Copper Country Conference champion for each of the past six seasons, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes, were well on the way to another strong season. Less than a week later, the Lakes have more questions ...

Welcome to the party

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HOUGHTON - The West-Pac is in for a jolt. You don't need to use your imagination to understand the impact of the Hurley Midgets coming to the West-Pac - just look at tradition. The Midgets are going for its 19th consecutive playoff appearance and haven't had a losing season since they went 4-5 ...