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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. ...

Finlandia football aims to end on good note

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HANCOCK - Finlandia University is hopeful of closing the football season on a positive note when the Lions host host Trinity Baptist College Saturday.Finlandia takes a 1-6 record into the noon matchup at McAfee Field and will also be looking to avenge an earlier defeat.Lions coach Tim Driscoll ...

Small victories are the starting point for Lions’ hockey

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GENEVA, Ill. - It takes a while to change the culture of a sports program, just ask Michigan Tech head coach Mel Pearson. However, if the athletes involved are willing to make the change, the likelihood of that change occurring is improved. That is something Finlandia Lions' men's hockey coach ...

Calumet cool

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HANCOCK - For Calumet, eventually enough became enough.The Hancock Bulldogs sent the four-time defending regional champs reeling with a first-set victory and a 16-14 advantage in the second. The champs got punched in the mouth, and it was time for them to respond or risk watching their ...

Houghton fights off Kingsford to win in 4

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KINGSFORD - Houghton turned back a challenge from Kingsford on Wednesday to reach the Class B District 64 volleyball finals.The Gremlins breezed in the first two sets and battled in the next two for a 3-1 (25-12, 25-11, 23-25, 25-22) decision over the Flivvers.Houghton will travel to Menominee ...

L’Anse swept by Ironwood

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L'ANSE - High school coaches want their teams to be playing their best volleyball at the end of the season during district tournaments. Lisa Fechter of the Ironwood Red Devils can say her team is doing just that after her team eliminated the L'Anse Purple Hornets in straight sets, 25-11, 25-11, ...

Tech hockey preps for MSU

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EAST LANSING - After sweeping their rival, Northern Michigan, by winning at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Friday and then at the Berry Events Center in Marquette on Saturday, the Michigan Tech Huskies return to the road this weekend for a pair of nonconference games against the Michigan ...

Finlandia outlasts Gogebic

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HANCOCK - Returning veterans Brandon Robinette, Brandon Robinson and Marcus Geralds did most of the heavy lifting for the Finlandia Lions in an exhibition game versus Gogebic Community Wednesday. The three seniors combined for 70 points in a 93-74 win at Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium.Lions coach Mike ...

Stayin’ alive

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HOUGHTON - With its season on the brink, Michigan Tech head coach Michelle Jacob had one message for her team during halftime: stay the course. Despite outshooting Ferris State 6-1 and dominating possession in the first half, Tech trailed 1-0. But Jacob knew if her team replicated the offensive ...

Huskies spike Wildcats in 3 sets

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HOUGHTON - It took just three sets for head coach Matt Jennings and the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team to do something it had not done during his tenure. For the first time, Jennings and Tech beat the Northern Michigan Wildcats at home. With wins now in four of its last five matches ...

LL-H, Baraga earn sweeps, will meet for district title Thursday

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LAKE LINDEN - To no one's surprise, Baraga and Lake Linden-Hubbell advanced to the Class D district tourney finals with easy wins Tuesday evening. The Vikings swept aside Ontonagon in the first match of the night, while the Lakes took care of Dollar Bay in the nightcap.Coach Maureen Schick's ...

MLB moves well ahead of NFL

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If there was any question that the National Football League has encountered a drop in its television ratings, that was solidly proven the past few weeks.A number of people are turning away from pro football for a number of reasons. It's been pointed out the Colin Kaepernick stance of refusing ...

Seeing red

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CHASSELL - It wasn't perfect and it wasn't the cleanest, but the end result was the recent norm for the Calumet Copper Kings. The winners of the last four district titles began the quest for number five by sweeping the Chassell Panthers (25-12, 25-17, 25-14) in a district play-in game Monday in ...

Copper Country gymnasts garner multiple awards at meet in Wisconsin

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The Copper Country Gymnastics team took home numerous awards from the Bear A Boo Invite in Baraboo, Wis., on Oct. 21.The Level 2 Team took first, while the Level 3 Team came in second.On the Level 2 Children's Division, Alexa Hoffman took first in the all-around and was first in floor and bars, ...

Tech hockey making improvements

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By the time the final buzzer sounded on the Michigan Tech Huskies' 5-1 victory Saturday night in Marquette, the Huskies had accomplished something they had not yet done this year: sweep an opponent over the course of a weekend.Coupled with Friday's 2-0 win at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena, the ...