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LL-H sweeps DB to win 8th straight district

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DOLLAR BAY — Lake Linden-Hubbell has a secret weapon.   It's not the Lakes' hard serves, defense or precise ball placement — though those were all on display in LL-H's three-set victory over Dollar Bay for the Class D district championship (25-11, 25-23, 25-19).   To find the thing ...

No. 20 Michigan Tech gears up for Bowling Green

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HOUGHTON — On a road trip, everyone has a job. There is the driver of course, in charge of pointing the car in the right direction and deciding how fast to go in order to get to the destination without a costly speeding ticket. There is the copilot, the second in command, who is in charge of ...

Garrett Young to remain Michigan Tech’s starting QB

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Michigan Tech Huskies (4-5, 3-4 GLIAC) at Tiffin Dragons (5-4, 4-3 GLIAC) When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Where: Frost-Kalnow Stadium Radio: 93.5 FM Online stream: http://www.tudragonradio.com/ Weather: 50 degrees. - - - TIFFIN, Ohio — The development of Michigan Tech freshman ...

Tech women fall to UWGB in exhibition

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GREEN BAY — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team battled NCAA Division I University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in an exhibition game Thursday night on the road. The Huskies fell 87-49, but held their own against one of the top NCAA Division I teams in the country. "I was really proud of a ...

Finlandia men’s hockey program looks to bounce back

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HANCOCK — On the surface, nothing about head coach Joe Burcar's return to the Finlandia Lions men's hockey program went well last season. He was hired in August, the Lions battled injuries throughout the season and only one player dressed in all 25 games. All of these issues added up to a ...

Finlandia women’s hockey heads to Trine

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ANGOLA, Ind. — Coming off of a 3-1 loss to the St. Catherine Wildcats, the Finlandia Lions women's hockey team goes back on the road this weekend to face Trine, a newcomer to the NCHA this season. The Lions are honored to be the first team to face the Thunder and they also hope to build off ...

Johnson and Anderson’s bond strengthens Calumet’s defense

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CALUMET — The ball soars over the net and Amber Johnson lays out. On the bench, Ava Anderson sits up straight. When Johnson connects with the ball for one of her 35 digs on the game, Anderson leaps up and lets out a loud cheer.  It was a common sight Wednesday as Calumet defeated Houghton ...

Chassell advances to district finals with win over Hancock

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CHASSELL — Defeating an opponent three times in one season is considered one of the toughest feats in any sport. Just ask Chassell High volleyball coach Kaitlyn Michaels. "Beating a team three times in one season is very difficult," Michaels said after her team downed Hancock 3-1 (25-21, ...

Calumet aims to continue winning ways against Houghton

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CALUMET — The Copper Kings have their pregame routine down to a science. It all starts with a locker room dance party — though their skills clearly lie elsewhere. “None of us are any good,” senior Lea Bjorn said with a laugh.  Then, they talk about the upcoming game and have some ...

Houghton hopes 4th time is the charm against Calumet

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HOUGHTON — When the MHSAA released the enrollments classifications of each school for the 2017-18 season, the biggest local change was the Houghton Gremlins moving from Class B to Class C. This meant the traditional volleyball powers of Houghton and the Calumet Copper Kings would be renewing ...

Green Bay-Detroit rivalry has lost its zest over the years

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It was once one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. No, I'm not talking about the Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys game, which has become the darling of current television pundits. The one I'm referring to is the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. You have to be at least in ...

LL-H, Dollar Bay advance to Class D district championship

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DOLLAR BAY — Dollar Bay and Lake Linden-Hubbell gained a spot in the Class D district volleyball finals with victories Monday night. In the opening match at the DBHS Gym, the host Blue Bolts had to hold off Ontonagon in five sets. The Lakes, the heavy favorites in the districts, lost a ...

E-TC falls in 4 sets to Wakefield-Marenisco

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WAKEFIELD — Big comebacks are the best — especially in the final set and especially in the opening round game of the MHSAA Class D District 127 volleyball tournament on Monday. Momentum teetered back and forth in the first three sets as Wakefield-Marenisco won sets one and three 25-13 and ...

Tech women ranked No. 21 in preseason poll

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LILBURN, Ga. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team is ranked No. 21 in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Preseason Top 25 Poll, announced Tuesday by the national office. The Huskies are one of two GLIAC teams who are in the preseason poll, with defending ...

St. Francis overpowers Calumet 28-6

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TRAVERSE CITY — Calumet's football season ended Saturday, but not without a fight. The Copper Kings gave Traverse City St. Francis a scare on its home turf before the Gladiators pulled away for a 28-6 Division 6 semifinal district victory at Thirlby Field. “We've played some physical ...

Tech snaps 3-game skid with 17-10 win over Davenport

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HOUGHTON — An ugly win is better than a pretty loss. If the Michigan Tech Huskies didn't know it before, they sure do now. Tech (4-5, 3-4 GLIAC) needed a victory over visiting Davenport in order to keep its hopes of a winning season alive. The Huskies pulled off a 17-10 win, Saturday at ...

Minnesota State tops Tech 5-3 for sweep

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MANKATO, Minn. — The No. 16-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team dropped a 5-3 decision at No. 12 Minnesota State Saturday at the Verizon Center. Similar to Friday night, the Mavericks scored a pair of goals late in the third period to secure the win. Jake Jackson had two goals and an assist ...