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Michigan Tech men hold off Ashland for the win

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ASHLAND, Ohio – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team recovered from a slow start and eventually rallied from a 13-point deficit to secure an 80-71 over the Ashland Eagles in a GLIAC victory Thursday night at Ashland University. The Huskies trailed 34-21 with just over eight minutes to play ...

The time I thought Calumet had no chance to win a state title

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On March 21, 2015, an hour before Calumet would begin its Class C state championship game with Flint Hamady, I began to walk downstairs. My Mom asked if I was going to watch the game. I said no. She asked why. I told her, and I vividly remember this, “No, because I already know Calumet is ...

Tech basketball heads to Ohio

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Women Tonight: Michigan Tech Huskies (8-2, 4-1) at No. 1 Ashland Eagles (14-0, 6-0), 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Michigan Tech Huskies (8-2, 4-1) at Tiffin Dragons (4-7, 2-4), 1 p.m. Men Tonight: Michigan Tech Huskies (5-7, 3-2) at Ashland Eagles (7-5, 2-4), 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Michigan ...

Jeffers tops Chassell in key Copper Mountain Conference contest

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CHASSELL — Sporting a four-point lead with under 20 seconds remaining, the Jeffers Jets delivered an emphatic — and fitting — ending to their eventual 54-48 Copper Mountain Conference victory over the Chassell Panthers. Attempting to rally a comeback, Chassell shot two mid-range ...

Calumet gets back to winning ways with victory over L’Anse

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings girls basketball team was looking for a good start to the New Year, and they got exactly what they wanted in just their second home game of the season as they defeated the L'Anse Purple Hornets, 77-54, at the Calumet Gym Tuesday night in a West-PAC ...

Calumet boys edge E-TC in OT; Houghton loses

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EWEN — The Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers failed to put away the Calumet Copper Kings in regulation, and Calumet made them pay. Calumet’s Matt Ojala hit a 3 with a defender in his face with 12 seconds left in overtime to lead Calumet to a 54-52 overtime nonconference win over E-TC Tuesday in ...

Girls roundup: 4 local schools earn victories

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JEFFERS — Julia Nordstrom recorded 33 points and the Jeffers Jets rolled to a 68-22 Copper Mountain Conference victory over the Republic-Michigamme Hawks Tuesday in Jeffers. “Julia Nordstrom came to play tonight. She played an all-around game,” Jeffers head coach Joe Romano said. ...

Redmond named WCHA Rookie of the Week

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EDINA, Minn. — Michigan Tech freshman goaltender Angus Redmond was named the WCHA Rookie Player of the Week on Tuesday. Redmond led the Huskies to a runner up finish at the 52nd Great Lakes Invitational last week. Redmond stopped 47-of-48 shots (.979 save percentage) on the weekend. The ...

A most unsatisfactory weekend of football

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As football weekends go, this past one could only be described as most unsatisfactory. First off, the bowl season started off Friday night with Michigan blowing a game against Florida State. After struggling almost the entire game, UM finally took a lead with two minutes to play. But the ...

GLHL: Wolverines continue strong start

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CALUMET — It has been a while since the Calumet Wolverines have been a consistent competitor in the Great Lakes Hockey League. While they have struggled to finish around .500 each of the last two seasons, the Portage Lake Pioneers have been near the top of the GLHL standings. Saturday ...

Hancock mercies Negaunee

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NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Miners were a victim of a mercy by the defending state prep hockey champion Hancock Bulldogs by a score of 11-3 at home Monday, in a match that was called off after the second period. “Our guys didn’t come out to play,” Negaunee head coach Josh Chapman said. ...

Michigan Tech men fall short again

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HOUGHTON — Those who have attended any of the six men’s basketball games at the Wood Gym this year have gotten their money’s worth. On average, those six games have been decided by 4.2 points. But the outcome has usually gone against the Michigan Tech Huskies on their home court, ...

A Hancock Holiday

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins, winners of the last three John J. MacInnes Holiday Classics, had one thing on their minds Thursday night: becoming the first team to win four years in a row since Calumet accomplished the feat from 1995-98. The Hancock Bulldogs had other plans, however, ...

Calumet wins 3rd-place game, defeats Howell 7-3

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HOUGHTON — The Calumet Copper Kings netted five goals in the third period to earn a third-place finish in the John J. MacInnes Holiday Classic Thursday night at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The Copper Kings skated away with a 7-3 victory over Howell. Looking for a better effort than they ...

Tech beats Michigan 2-0, advances to GLI title game

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DETROIT – Michigan Tech advanced to the Great Lakes Invitational Championship Game for the fourth time in the last five years with a 2-0 shutout of Michigan on Thursday. The Huskies will play Western Michigan at 7 p.m. Friday in the last GLI Championship at Joe Louis Arena. Defensemen Dane ...

Bittersweet ending

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DETROIT — It took over 71 minutes, but the No. 16 Western Michigan Broncos took advantage of a faceoff to Michigan Tech Huskies' goaltender Angus Redmond's left and turned to an unlikely source in Colt Conrad to defeat the Huskies, 1-0, in overtime at the 52nd Great Lakes Invitational Friday ...

Hancock battles back to defeat Howell 2-1

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HOUGHTON — In the opening game of the John J. MacInnes Holiday Classic, the team that had to travel the farthest, the Howell Highlanders, nearly stole the show. Fortunately for the fans of the Hancock Bulldogs, the boys in tan battled back from a 1-0 deficit to win the game, 2-1, ...

Houghton exacts revenge on Calumet to reach final

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HOUGHTON — After taking a tough loss on the chin last Tuesday night against the Calumet Copper Kings at Dee Stadium, the Houghton Gremlins were looking for a much better effort Wednesday night at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. It started with the opening shift, and from there, the Gremlins ...

Calumet girls on wrong end of run in loss to Sault

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MARQUETTE — The fourth quarter was unkind to the Calumet girls Wednesday as they dropped a 45-32 basketball decision to the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils in the consolation game of the Marquette Shootout. The Copper Kings trailed just 29-28 late in the third stanza, then fell victim to ...

Senior stand

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GLADSTONE — Veteran Houghton basketball coach Julie Filpus didn’t deliver a knockout halftime speech to her team at Gladstone Tuesday afternoon. Instead, Filpus let her seniors do the talking. “At halftime, we put it on our seniors,” Filpus said. “It was up to them to get us ...