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Finishing the job

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HOUGHTON -The moment Michigan Tech defensive ends Evan Mayer and Cody Goldsworthy sacked Ashland's Travis Tarnowski with no time remaining, the celebration began. This time, there was no last-second field goal, or a kick return for a touchdown or a fourth-quarter collapse - all things that ...

Michigan Tech blows out NMU for sweep

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MARQUETTE - Rivalry games are always special, but on Saturday night at the Berry Events Center, only one team left the ice feeling that way.Michigan Tech scored first in the latter half of the first period and never looked back en route to a 5-1 win over Northern Michigan University. The ...

Calumet destroys Boyne City 42-8

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CALUMET David Hills knew his Boyne City High football team would be in for a long day if they turned the ball over against Calumet. That's exactly what happened to the Ramblers Saturday afternoon in a district semifinal at Aggasiz Field, as they lost two fumbles and had two passes intercepted ...

No contest: LL-H defeats ND 46-16

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LAKE LINDEN - Andy Crouch says he prefers to wear his hair short.So Lake Linden-Hubbell's head football coach didn't mind letting the senior players give him a haircut after a 46-16 victory over North Dickinson in a Division 8 playoff opener Saturday at Ron Warner Field."This feels better," he ...

Golden opportunity

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HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech Huskies returned home Friday night for a key home matchup with their rivals from just down the road, the Northern Michigan Wildcats. Playing in front of a capacity crowd, the Huskies did the things they needed to do to be successful in a 2-0 win at the MacInnes ...

Bjorn named All-U.P. Large School Defensive Player of Year

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At 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, Calumet senior Russ Bjorn sports the ideal size for a high school defensive tackle. But add in his agility and quickness, along with his natural ball instincts, and you have the Upper Peninsula's finest defensive linebacker. Bjorn was selected as the All-U.P. Large ...

Middleton selected as All-U.P. Small School Player of the Year

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The running back position at Lake Linden-Hubbell is steeped in success. There was Mark Giles in '89, Rick Marcotte in '92, and Chris Zablocki in '97. And recently, just last season, Blake Dupuis was named the All-U.P. Small School Offensive Player of the Year. The line of success has trickled ...

Tech, NMU soccer draw 0-0

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HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech soccer team closed the regular season on Friday night with a 0-0 double overtime draw against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Northern Michigan on Senior Night at Sherman Field. The Huskies locked down the No. 3 seed in the upcoming GLIAC ...

Finlandia men’s hockey falls 5-1

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MENOMONIE, Wisc. - The Finlandia Lions men's hockey team lost its season-opener at Wisconsin-Stout, 5-1. Senior Walker Endstad came up with 41 saves in the loss.The Blue Devils jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and held to the that lead the remainder of the night."We had a bad start ...

Finlandia women’s hockey loses

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HANCOCK - The Finlandia Lions women's hockey team opened its season Friday night with a hard-fought 2-1 loss to the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Bluegolds at the Houghton County Arena. Brenna Merriam was strong throughout the night for the Lions, stopping 43 shots in the loss.Down two skaters just ...

Finishing touches

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DOLLAR BAY - In the final conference matches of the season Thursday, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes volleyball team finished on the highest note they could have, defeating the host Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts in three sets (25-9, 25-14, 25-12) before doing the same to the Ewen-Trout ...

All-U.P. Cross Country awards announced

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ISHPEMING - Colton Yesney's cross country season got delayed until mid-September due to a concussion.Once he recovered and received a doctor's approval, the Negaunee High School junior quickly made up for lost time and was rewarded for his efforts during the annual fall meeting of the Upper ...

Chassell tops Baraga, W-M; Panthers to host Calumet in districts

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CHASSELL - Chassell and Baraga were looking to accomplish their own goals in a three-team volleyball match held here Thursday.The host Panthers were tuning up to get ready for a challenging first round Class C district match versus Calumet on Monday.The Vikings were hoping to continue a recent ...

Looking for a spark

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HOUGHTON - Five weeks into the 2016-17 college hockey campaign, the Michigan Tech Huskies are still searching for consistency in between the pipes. The Huskies outshot the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines both nights, but came away with a loss and a tie due in part to those struggles.Despite being ...

Local talent named West-PAC All-Conference

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Local talent dominated the West-PAC All-Conference selections that were selected by the coaches on Wednesday.Calumet swept the special awards, with senior Hailey Wickstrom named Player of the Year, junior Amber Johnson selected as Defensive Player of the Year and Lisa Twardzik chosen as the ...

Digging deep

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HANCOCK - Postseason success is dictated by performing in high-stress situations. The Calumet Copper Kings - winners of the last four regional titles - know that as well as anyone. And on Tuesday, less than a week before districts begin, they displayed their clutch gene in a West-PAC sweep over ...

Baraga outlasts Ontonagon in 5

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BARAGA - They could have packed it in last week.The Baraga Vikings' volleyball team was in the midst of a difficult stretch. They had just moved from head coach Chelsea Paulson to Heather Chosa hours before a match on the road against Ewen-Trout Creek. Since that announcement, the Vikings have ...

Houghton clinches share of West-PAC; Chassell sweeps E-TC

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IRON RIVER - The Houghton Gremlins clinched a share of the West-PAC regular season title with the Calumet Copper Kings after the Gremlins scored a four-set victory over the West Iron County Wykons (25-18, 25-15, 22-25, 25-11) Tuesday in Iron River. Houghton (31-9-1, 7-1 West-PAC), had three ...

It’s destiny for the Cubs to win

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If you're one of those people who really does believe in destiny, then you are certain the Chicago Cubs are going to win the World Series this year.Oh, it's more than the 108-year drought between world championships. Or even the ridiculous Curse of the Billy Goat invoked in 1945.Or the ...