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Making strides

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ANN ARBOR - It took 32 shots on Saturday night for the Michigan Tech Huskies to finally earn its first lead of the weekend. That lead transitioned into a 3-3 tie at Yost Ice Arena against the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines."I thought we had a real good game tonight," said Huskies coach Mel Pearson ...

Chassell boys 3-peat; Lela Rautiola takes 1st in D3 girls

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FLAT ROCK - Make it three in a row for the Chassell boys' cross country team.The Panthers were crowned champions for the third straight year by scoring 54 points in Saturday's Upper Peninsula Division 3 Finals. They were followed by Brimley 77 and Stephenson 81."I'm very pleased with everyone's ...

Calumet, LL-H playoff games announced

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The Calumet Copper Kings and Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes had their playoff matchups announced Sunday during the MHSAA Selection Show.Calumet will host Boyne City in Division 6 on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a rematch of last year's district final, which Boyne City won 20-8. The other district semifinal ...

Finlandia earns 1st win of season

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HANCOCK - Entering Saturday's game against Maranatha Baptist, winless on the season, Finlandia University football coach Tim Driscoll figured he would roll the dice if the opportunity arose.And sure enough, the Lions did just that in recording a 27-22 victory at McAfee Field.The first gamble ...

Tech football falls to Northwood 17-3

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MIDLAND - The Michigan Tech football team came up empty at Northwood University 17-3 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon. The Huskies had to try and play catchup most of the day after a Timberwolves touchdown with just under 10 minutes to go in the first ...

Tech soccer blanks Tiffin 2-0

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HOUGHTON -The Michigan Tech soccer team secured a 2-0 shutout victory in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference play Sunday afternoon over Tiffin University at Sherman Field. The Huskies notched a goal in each half and by virtue of the win, clinched a home game in the upcoming GLIAC ...

Tech volleyball sweeps ODU

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HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech volleyball team swept Ohio Dominican on Saturday to wrap up a successful home weekend. The Huskies won 25-15, 25-21, and 25-18 to move to 11-12 overall and 6-4 in the GLIAC."It was a nice weekend overall," Tech coach Matt Jennings said. "We're happy with the 2-0 ...

Rivalry REDefined

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HOUGHTON - On June 20, the first day Ted Holmstrom began his second tenure as the head coach of the Hancock Bulldogs, there was one thing made clear to him before he could even settle into his office. "The first people I talked to, they emphasized to me that we had to win the Copper Bowl," he ...

Tech hockey falls to Michigan

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Michigan Tech hockey team fell 4-3 to the No. 11 ranked Michigan Wolverines on Friday night at Yost Ice Arena. The Huskies came back from a two-goal deficit but surrendered a shorthanded goal with 52 seconds to go."We can't give up four goals on the road and expect to ...

Tech rallies to win in 5 sets

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HOUGHTON - After two sets, the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team could have easily bowed out of its match at home against the Lake Erie Storm. Nothing seemed to be working as the Huskies fell behind, 23-25, 24-26. However, after the break, the Huskies stormed back, winning the final three ...

Calumet defense fuels victory over Gladstone

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GLADSTONE - The fifth-ranked Calumet Copper Kings took advantage of favorable field position in the second half Friday night, earning a 24-6 football victory over the Gladstone Braves.Gladstone committed three turnovers in the second half of its season-finale. Calumet cashed in on two of those ...

Tech soccer comes up short against Ashland

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HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech Huskies soccer team came into Friday night's matchup with the Ashland Eagles knowing that a win over the Eagles would help solidify a bid in the NCAA Tournament. While the game was a defensive battle, it was the Eagles who were able to get most done offensively, ...

Baraga loses to Superior Central

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BARAGA - Beau Rondeau helped the Superior Central Cougars get off on the right foot in a big way here Friday night.Rondeau returned the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown, igniting the Cougars to a 62-8 conquest of Baraga in the Western Eight Conference eight-player football game.It was ...

Steve Olson to Serve as Interim Tech Football Head Coach

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HOUGHTON - Defensive Coordinator Steve Olson will be the Interim Head Football Coach for Michigan Tech at this weekend's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game at Northwood University. Due to health issues and doctor's instructions, Head Coach Tom Kearly will not be permitted to ...

Bounce-back effort

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HOUGHTON - After dropping consecutive matches to the Calumet Copper Kings, the Houghton Gremlins came into its volleyball match with the Hancock Bulldogs in the Houghton Gym understandably fired up. With the Copper Spike on the line, the Gremlins executed the gameplan put forth by head coach ...

Calumet sweeps LL-H as teams prep for postseason

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CALUMET - In the small scope of things, it was a Calumet sweep. But Calumet's Lisa Twardzik and Lake Linden-Hubbell's Maureen Schick know as well as anyone that the middle of October is about getting a team ready for a deep postseason run. So after Twardzik's squad topped Schick's (25-18, ...

Tech aims to stop skid at Northwood

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Michigan Tech Huskies (2-4, 2-4 GLIAC) at Northwood Timberwolves (1-6, 1-6 GLIAC)When: 1 p.m. Saturday.Where: Hantz Stadium.Radio: 93.5 FMOnline video stream: portal.stretchinternet.com/northwood/Series: 21-21Weather: Mid 50s, 10 percent chance of rain.Four things to watchPlayers returning ...

Finlandia seeks 1st win on Saturday

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HANCOCK - It's been a tough season for the Finlandia University football team, but the Lions are hoping that home cooking can cure their ills.On the road for the last month, FU will host Maranatha Baptist College Saturday at McAfee Field."It will be good to get back home," Lions' coach Tim ...

E-TC loses to W-M in 4

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EWEN - The Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers fell in four sets to the Wakefield-Marenisco Cardinals (21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 23-25) Thursday in Ewen."There were many great volleys, but our defense was a little slow tonight," E-TC head coach Brooke Dishaw said. "That stunted our normally great offense. We ...