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Marquette boys win 4th U.P. title in a row; Houghton finishes 2nd

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MARQUETTE — No matter what the sport, dynasties come to an end eventually. But the Marquette Redmen’s reign at the top will continue for another year after Saturday’s Upper Peninsula high school boys swimming and diving finals. Marquette dominated the competition again as the Redmen ...

Tech women top FSU

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team wrapped up the road portion of the 2016-17 regular season schedule with a 74-64 GLIAC victory at Ferris State Saturday afternoon. In the process, the Huskies locked down a home game in the GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinals which will ...

Tech men lose to No. 24 FSU

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team fell in a GLIAC contest at No. 24 Ferris State University 81-76 on Saturday to wrap up the final regular season road trip of the 2016-17 schedule. Despite the loss, the Huskies are still in the hunt to host a home game in the GLIAC ...

Finlandia women exact revenge on Northland

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HANCOCK — Playing perhaps their best basketball of the season, the Finlandia University women's team scored an impressive win over Northland College Saturday afternoon. “We came in prepared today,” interim Lions skipper Steve Nordstrom after his team's 77-62 Senior Day win at Paavo ...

Finlandia men throttle Northland 75-61

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HANCOCK — It was only fitting that Finlandia University seniors Brandon Robinson and Marcus Geralds should show the way on Senior Day Saturday afternoon. Robinson and Geralds notched 21 points each to pace the Lions to a 75-61 win over Northland College at Paavo Nurmi Gym. Robinson, who ...

Houghton’s Colling receives scholarship award

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Houghton's Morgan Colling was awarded the Class B Scholar-Athlete Award by the MHSAA. Farm Bureau Insurance, in its 28th year of sponsoring the award, will give $1,000 college scholarships to 32 individuals who represent their member schools in at least one sport in which the Association ...

Panther pride

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CHASSELL — Protecting a three-point lead with 12.5 seconds remaining, Chassell head coach Bill Sleeman was debating the age-old question: To foul, or not to foul? As it turned out, his players — a prideful bunch — wanted to trust in their defense to stifle the Calumet Copper Kings one ...

E-TC’s Witt reaches 1,000-point mark in win over Baraga

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BARAGA — It took 10 minutes, 22 seconds for Ewen-Trout Creek junior Jake Witt to pick up the eight points he needed to reach the 1,000-point milestone Friday night. He finished his night with 24 points as the Panthers cruised to a 70-37 victory over the Baraga Vikings at the Baraga Gym in a ...

Dollar Bay can’t overcome Bessemer’s physicality

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BESSEMER — An energized, physical Bessemer Speedboy team overcame a real good Dollar Bay squad 71-66 in a Copper Mountain Conference matchup in the House of Noise on Friday night. The Blue Bolts came into the game with a 12-3 overall record and in first place in the Copper Mountain ...

Escanaba overwhelms Houghton 69-39

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ESCANABA — You can give Escanaba’s offense a lot of credit Friday night, but make sure you also give a lot of credit to the defense. Those aspects worked hand-in-hand as the Eskymos took down Houghton 69-39 in a nonconference boys basketball game, with a substantial part of Escanaba’s ...

Boys roundup: Jeffers makes it 8 wins in a row

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PAINESDALE — No team may be hotter than the Jeffers Jets right now, and they continued to roll, defeating the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes 71-43 Friday in Painesdale for the Jets' eighth-straight win. “We're starting to jell,” Jeffers head coach Duane Snell said. “We're really playing ...

Too little, too late

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HOUGHTON — In a game between two very even combatants, ½ inch was the difference as the Houghton Gremlins hockey team came up that short against the Marquette Redmen on Thursday night at the Dee Stadium. With 8 seconds left in the contest, the Gremlins had a faceoff in the offensive zone ...

Dollar Bay earns victory over rival Lake Linden

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DOLLAR BAY — There's nothing better than beating your archrival in any sport. Just ask senior guard Cami Daavettila of Dollar Bay High. “It's a great feeling,” Daavettila said after her team's 39-28 win over Lake Linden-Hubbell Thursday on Senior Night at DBHS. “They (Lakes) had ...

Bulldogs win third straight by topping Kingsford

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Hancock’s pinball goal in the second period had to have been the work of some scarred and toothless hockey god with a sense of humor. The Bulldogs’ go-ahead goal late in the second period came on the fortunate bounces of a shot from Brody Budweg at the point that ...

Tough defense keys Redettes to 43-40 win over Houghton

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MARQUETTE — Marquette scored a 43-40 girls basketball victory over Houghton at home Thursday night to avenge a double-overtime loss to the Gremlins earlier this month. The Redettes also handed Houghton, the No. 1 Class ABC team in the Upper Peninsula, its first loss of the season as it now ...

Girls roundup: Calumet, Hancock each earn OT wins

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CALUMET — Hailey Wickstrom scored 25 and Brooke Kariniemi added 18 points, proving to be a formidable post duo, leading the Calumet Copper Kings past the West Iron County Wykons in overtime, 71-63, Thursday in a West-PAC game in Calumet. The game was close throughout, with WIC leading ...

Houghton boys mount comeback against Kingsford

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HOUGHTON — Despite a poor start, the Houghton Gremlins rallied past their future first-round district opponent by defeating the Kingsford Flivvers 43-40 Thursday in a nonconference game in Houghton. The Gremlins (4-10) fell behind 14-1 as Kingsford (1-15) was rolling. “At that point, ...

Lions looking to finish strong

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HANCOCK — Last Saturday afternoon, the unexpected happened when freshman Kait Ryynanen’s shot while falling shortly after an offensive zone faceoff found its way into the back of the net in overtime as the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team won its first game since the current senior ...

Gremlins swim teams ready for Finals

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HOUGHTON — As the Houghton Gremlins swim teams prepare for the U.P. Finals, coach Erik Johnson is both excited for his athletes, and disappointed. He’s excited because his girls have a real shot at winning the event, also several athletes have a chance to set new personal bests just as they ...