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Houghton-Hancock’s Jenna Stein takes 1st in slalom at finals

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HARBOR SPRINGS — Just two weeks ago, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central’s girls won their first Regional skiing championship in school history.  Now they have an MHSAA Finals championship trophy to place along side it, continuing a string of firsts. The Rangers placed three skiers in ...

Grand opening

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HOUGHTON — It is hard to repeat as state champion. Just ask the Hancock Bulldogs hockey team. In a game that featured a little bit of everything from great goaltending, to missed nets, to breakaways, to power plays, the Calumet Copper Kings earned their biggest victory of the season with a ...

Baraga overcomes mistakes to beat LL-H 64-45

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LAKE LINDEN — For one quarter against the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes, the Baraga Vikings played the type of basketball that could carry them to East Lansing for the state semifinals.  Yes, the No. 7 Class D team in the state in the final AP poll — and the top-ranked Class D team in the ...

Sebbas leads Hancock past L’Anse

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HANCOCK — Maija Sebbas wasn't about to let her team lose in a opening round Class C district tourney game Monday night. The Hancock High senior standout poured in a career-high 31 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 54-43 win over the L'Anse Purple Hornets. “No, that would have been a bad ...

Calumet coasts past Ironwood

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IRONWOOD — Ironwood's reintroduction to West-PAC basketball was not a pleasant one. Calumet's height and full-court pressure made for a quick night for the Red Devils, who fell 67-32 in Monday night's MHSAA Class C District 96 semifinal. The Devils committed 10 turnovers in the first ...

Tech men seek redemption against Wayne State

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With the Wayne State Warriors visiting the Wood Gym for tonight’s GLIAC Quarterfinal at 7:30 p.m., the Michigan Tech Huskies (15-13) hope it goes better than the last time Wayne State (16-9) came to town.  In what was Tech’s most disappointing performance at home, a 68-47 loss to Wayne ...

Tech women prep for speedy ODU

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech women have always been dominant at home — losing just nine times at the Wood Gym in Kim Cameron’s eight-year head coaching stint at Michigan Tech.  And lately, Tech has been exceptional at the Wood Gym, where they are outscoring their opponents by an ...

E-TC defeats Bessemer 65-39

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REPUBLIC — Ewen-Trout Creek rediscovered its shooting touch in a 65-39 win over Bessemer Monday night in a MHSAA Class D District 127 opener. The Panthers shot 53 percent from 2 and 40 percent from 3 after struggling late in the regular season. “It was nice to have a good shooting night ...

Boys roundup: Ontonagon wins, Baraga loses

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ONTONAGON — Bessemer won its eighth straight game, edging Ontonagon 59-57 in Monday night's Copper Mountain Conference game. The Gladiators led by as many as nine points midway through the third quarter, but Bessemer cut it to three going into the fourth, 47-44. Down four points with ...

U.P. Basketball Poll No. 8

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U.P. Basketball Poll No. 8 Boys Class ABC 1. Marquette (6) 17-1 34 1 2. Iron Mountain (1) 16-2 27 2 3. Norway 17-1 23 3 4. Negaunee 14-4 14 4 5. Gladstone 13-5 4 5 Others receiving votes: Sault Ste. Marie (17-3) 3. Class D 1. North Central (7) 17-0 35 1 2. ...

Spoiler alert

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HOUGHTON — In the final regular season battle Saturday between the Michigan Tech Huskies and the Northern Michigan Wildcats, the Huskies struck 65 seconds in. But that lead did not last.  For the Wildcats, the third time was the charm as their third one-goal lead was enough to hold off the ...

It’s that time of year: a look at the local girls districts

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When Mick McCabe wrote for the Detroit Free Press, he would predict each basketball district winner throughout the state. So every year while I was still playing prep sports, I would await his yearly projection and see if he chose us. Well, one year he didn't. We had a solid season (17-3) ...

Locked in

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MARQUETTE — Two heated rivals, Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan University, went at each other hard in a tight battle Friday night, but when the horn sounded, it was the Huskies who ended on top. Tech took a 3-1 lead into the third period and weathered a flurry of shots in the final ...

Dollar Bay puts it all together to defeat Chassell 61-43

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CHASSELL — With Class D District 128 poised to be a highly competitive affair, Friday's matchup between the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts and Chassell Panthers had the opportunity to provide an indicator of where two of the major teams in the district currently stand. And the end result? The ...

Calumet, Hancock dominate GLHC awards

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CALUMET — With the Hancock Bulldogs and the Calumet Copper Kings tying for the Great Lakes Hockey Conference title, it stood to reason they would be well-represented on the GLHC All-Conference teams. Calumet captain Rory Anderson was named Player of the Year. Anderson is tied with linemate ...

Tech women shut down NMU’s inside game in blowout win

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HOUGHTON — Over and over again, the Northern Michigan Wildcats attempted to exploit the smaller Michigan Tech Huskies in the post. And each time — whether it was Elizabeth Kelliher, Michelle LaFave or Bella O’Brien — the Huskies stood tall and stifled NMU’s inside game by maintaining ...

Tech men make clutch plays to hold off resilient NMU 85-80

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HOUGHTON — Sometimes you just need your best players to win you games down the stretch.  So with the Michigan Tech Huskies and Northern Michigan Wildcats tied at 73, Tech went to sophomore Kyle Monroe — last season’s GLIAC Freshman of the Year and an All-GLIAC North Preseason selection ...