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Loud, clear

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BARAGA — When asked about being left off the Copper Mountain Conference Elite Team, Dollar Bay junior Jaden Janke was diplomatic in his response.  “Those are some good players that got it over me,” he said. “Coach (Jesse Kentala) mentioned it and just challenged me. I kind of used ...

Calumet stymies L’Anse to earn spot in district final

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L'ANSE — The L'Anse Purple Hornets hung tough for one quarter against favored Calumet Monday in Class C boys basketball district tourney action. Then the roof fell in on the Purple Gang in the second quarter as the Copper Kings used a smothering defense to put the game way. “We talked ...

Strong 3rd sends Hancock past Ironwood

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IRONWOOD — Hancock's second half was superior to Ironwood's first half and it enabled the Bulldogs to come from behind to defeat the Red Devils 61-51 in the opening round of the MHSAA Class C District 96 basketball tournament held at the John Krznarich Gym on Monday. “We haven't been able ...

Moving on

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BARAGA — The scariest moment of the Chassell Panthers’ 76-43 Monday win over the Baraga Vikings came midway through the third quarter.  Chassell starting senior center Jake Holmes awkwardly fell backwards while trying to haul in a pass and appeared shaken up as he stayed on the ground ...

Kingsford rallies past Houghton

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HOUGHTON — For the Kingsford Flivvers, the 2016-17 season has been a long one that, after 16 minutes, appeared to be ending mercifully at the hands of the host Houghton Gremlins in the opening game of the District 64 Tournament Monday in Houghton. Instead, junior Chase Kreski drove the ...

Return to glory

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HOUGHTON — After starting the season 0-4, it seemed the Calumet Copper Kings were a long shot to win Saturday's Region 17 championship. After winning 20 of their next 23, however, that long shot became the favorite. Saturday, two goals in the game's first five minutes all but made it an ...

Tech blows out LSSU 8-0 to advance to WCHA semis

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HOUGHTON — After scoring six goals to beat the No. 7 Lake Superior State Lakers on Friday, it seemed far fetched that the No. 2 Michigan Tech Huskies could top that offensive output in the sequel on Saturday. Not only did the Huskies have another five-goal period, they scored at even ...

Tech women lose to No. 1 Ashland

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ASHLAND, Ohio — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team fell at No. 1 ranked Ashland University in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference semifinals 81-59 Saturday afternoon. The Huskies stayed on the Eagles' heels and were within six points midway through the third quarter ...

Tech men eliminated by Ferris State

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team saw the 2016-17 season come to a close on Saturday with a 79-71 loss at top-seeded and 17th-ranked Ferris State University in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals. The Huskies, as in the previous ...

Local boys districts are wide open

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Let’s just get it out of the way.  Barring a major upset, the winners of the Class C District 96 and Class D District 128 will be massive underdogs in their regional semifinal matchup against two of the top teams in the U.P. The local Class C winner will likely face the Negaunee Miners ...

Copper Mountain All-Conference

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 TWIN LAKES — Ewen-Trout Creek junior Jake Witt took home top honors in the Copper Mountain Conference. Witt, the Panthers' 6-7 double-double machine, was named the Edward Helakoski Most Valuable Player and the Defensive Player of the Year. He was also named to the conference's Elite ...

Breaking out

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HOUGHTON —It was a game that featured a little bit of almost everything. The No. 2 Michigan Tech Huskies scored five goals in the first period, but found themselves having to protect a two-goal advantage late Friday as they defeated the No. 7 Lake Superior State Lakers, 6-4, at the ...

Their moment

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LAKE LINDEN — Clutching the district championship trophy under his right shoulder, Jeffers head coach Joe Romano received congratulatory hugs with his left arm. He was not about to let go of the district championship that has eluded his team in the cruelest of fates the past two seasons. ...

Zenner steps up, Houghton wins 3rd consecutive district

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HOUGHTON — If the Houghton High girls basketball team was going to show any nerves in Friday's Class B district tourney championship game, it probably would have come very late in the third quarter. Nursing a slim 39-38 lead over an underdog Gladstone team, the Gremlins then turned the ball ...

Hancock’s Raasio named Co-Player of Year in West-PAC

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Hancock senior Chad Raasio spent time defending the opposing team's best player, scoring, distributing and being a regular on the boards for the Bulldogs this year. The do-it-all forward was named as Co-Player of the Year with West Iron County's A.J. Weisnicht Friday by the league's coaches. ...

Hancock beats WIC in finale; Calumet West-PAC champions

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs did their rival a favor Friday night. With Hancock's 59-46 West-PAC win over the West Iron County Wykons, the Calumet Copper Kings are now the lone winners of the regular season West-PAC title. The Copper Kings (14-6) closed the season with a 6-2 West-PAC ...

Michigan Tech’s Heise, Anderson earn GLIAC honors

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BAY CITY. Mich. - The Michigan Tech women's basketball team had two players selected for Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason honors, announced Friday night by the conference office. Senior guard Morgan Anderson was named to the All-GLIAC First Team and redshirt junior ...

Top of the mountain

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DOLLAR BAY — Jacob Iacono leapt into the air and put his entire body into a vigorous fist pump. Just a few feet back, Devin Schmitz extended his arm, screaming in elation, as he made his way to the Dollar Bay student section where he and the rest of his teammates were mobbed by their fellow ...

Tech hopes secondary scoring leads the way in postseason

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team has heard this all before. The Huskies do not have that guaranteed goal scorer like they have had in the past. Gone are the likes of an Alex Petan or a Tanner Kero. This year's Huskies have, instead, a deep group of scorers, which actually ...