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Jeffers hockey falls to Ashland 5-4 in OT

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HOUGHTON — The Jeffers Jets hockey team scored four goals Friday night, but it was not enough to overcome five goals from the Ashland Oredockers offense in a 5-4 loss at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Ashland struck first just 1 minute, 38 seconds in. Just over a minute later, co-captain ...

Cold blooded

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HOUGHTON — With Michigan Tech down one to the Grand Valley State Lakers with 4.2 seconds remaining, the majority of the 820 people at the Wood Gym likely knew who would be taking the final shot for the Huskies. And senior Morgan Anderson didn’t disappoint the hometown crowd. After ...

Tech men move to 2nd in North after 5th-straight win

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HOUGHTON — As much fun as it is to shoot the lights out and win in blowout fashion — like the Michigan Tech men did Saturday, beating the Lake Superior State Lakers 86-57 while shooting 18 of 36 from 3 — Thursday’s physical 72-64 win over the Grand Valley State Lakers at the Wood Gym ...

Calumet throttles Kingsford

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CALUMET — For about 19 minutes Thursday night at the Calumet Colosseum, the outcome of the hockey game between the Calumet Copper Kings and the Kingsford Flivvers was in doubt. The Copper Kings followed that stretch with three tallies in just over two minutes to seize control and never ...

Houghton hockey blasts Negaunee

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NEGAUNEE — The Houghton Gremlins hockey team was looking to build on the momentum of five straight wins when they traveled to face the Negaunee Miners. With five goals in the third period, the Gremlins came away with a 9-2 victory. Assistant captain Dawson McKay recorded his second straight ...

E-TC rallies to beat Bessemer 52-36

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BESSEMER — Ewen-Trout Creek stayed in the game despite a strong first half by Bessemer. So when foul trouble struck the Speedgirls and Elise Besonen started hitting from the outside, it didn't take long for the Panthers to take control of the game. The Panthers overcame a five-point ...

Houghton-Hancock girls 2nd in Bessemer

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BESSEMER –– The Houghton-Hancock girls came in second at the ski meet held at Big Powderhorn Mountain in Bessemer on Thursday. Marquette took first with an overall score of 29, while Houghton-Hancock was second with 71. Ashwabay was third with 72. Ally Fenton took second in girls slalom ...

Girls roundup: Hancock rains down 3s on LL-H

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LAKE LINDEN — D’Andra Kero scored 17 points and Maija Sebbas added 12 to lead the Hancock Bulldogs past the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes, 50-37, Thursday in a nonconference game in Lake Linden. “Once again, our shooting, or lack thereof, killed us. Most of our shots are high-percentage ...

Adding a threat

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HUNTSVILLE — Since the opening game of the Great Lakes Invitational, Michigan Tech hockey fans have had a front seat to the emergence of sophomore defenseman Dane Birks. Not known for his offense, Birks has shown in recent games that his skating ability is allowing him to add to the offensive ...

North Central goes for Chassell’s record on Friday

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ESCANABA — Dwight D. Eisenhower was president of the United States when Chassell High School established a record that has spanned 10 presidencies. Now another Upper Peninsula school, Powers North Central, is poised to surpass that cherished standard, just a week into the term of a new ...

Michigan Tech men look to continue 4-game winning streak

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HOUGHTON — It’s not an exaggeration to say this weekend is the biggest of the season, so far, for the Michigan Tech men’s basketball team (10-8, 8-3). With wins over the Grand Valley State Lakers (12-6, 8-3) tonight at 7:30 p.m. and the Ferris State Bulldogs (15-3, 9-2) on Saturday ...

Tech women gear up for rematch with GVSU

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HOUGHTON — The last time the Grand Valley State women’s basketball team came to the Wood Gym, they delivered a shocking defeat that ended Michigan Tech’s season in heartbreaking fashion. GVSU’s Janae Langs hit a game-winning 3 in overtime of the GLIAC tournament on March 1 to give ...

Local basketball rankings: Dollar Bay boys go to No. 1

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Local rankings Girls 1. Houghton 11-0 (1) It seems like the biggest opposition for Houghton is themselves. The Gremlins seem to fall into a lull each game, whether on the offensive or defensive end. Going forward into March, Houghton’s biggest challenge will be finding a way to play ...

Jeffers girls beat Dollar Bay

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JEFFERS — A quick start and sharp shooting from Cierra Stevens gave the Jeffers Jets a 66-34 Copper Mountain Conference win over the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts. Stevens connected on six 3s on her way to scoring a game-high 22 points. “Cierra Stevens came into her own,” Jeffers head coach ...

Rising up

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DOLLAR BAY — Dollar Bay head coach Jesse Kentala knew this was the kind of stage his team needed to win on in order to be considered elite. After Tuesday, there can be no doubting the Blue Bolts. In front of a packed gym, Dollar Bay maintained its perfect conference record and ...

Hot shooting propels Jeffers past Calumet

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PAINESDALE –– Two of the better boys basketball teams in the area, Calumet and Jeffers, got together Tuesday night in Painesdale. When the smoke cleared after a tough, physical contest, the Jets had a 61-51 decision in the books. JHS coach Duane Snell said his team played a smart ...

Calumet hockey pounces Negaunee

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NEGAUNEE — The Calumet Copper Kings have really made a name for themselves their past few games and on Tuesday, they made a big statement with the postseason approaching. Calumet (10-5-1) scored less than two minutes into the game and never looked back as it defeated Negaunee 8-0 with ...

Roundup: Houghton beats Ontonagon on buzzer-beater

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HOUGHTON –– The Houghton Gremlins and Ontonagon Gladiators appeared to be headed to overtime after Ontonagon's Ed Polakoski sank three free throws with 1 second remaining to tie the game. But Houghton's Chris Filpus answered Polakoski's heroics with a buzzer-beating 3 from just beyond the ...

Houghton-Hancock ski takes 2nd

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HANCOCK –– Marquette swept the girls and boys slalom events Tuesday at Mont Ripley in Hancock. Combining the slalom and giant slalom scores, the Marquette girls finished first with a total score of 34, while Houghton-Hancock was second (45) and Ironwood finished third (107). On the boys ...

Win streak ending means end of era

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By the time this column appears in Wednesday's paper, the streak achieved by the Chassell High boys basketball team in 1958 will have been tied. In all likelihood, North Central will have won its 65th straight game (North Central did beat Mid Peninsula 76-24). The powerful Jets can set the ...