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Tech women, men prepare to host GLIAC weekend series

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Women Who and when: Hillsdale Chargers  (7-3, 2-2 GLIAC) at Michigan Tech Huskies (6-2, 2-1 GLIAC), 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Findlay Oilers (5-5, 1-3 GLIAC) at Michigan Tech Huskies (6-2, 2-1 GLIAC), 4 p.m. Saturday Men Who and when: Hillsdale Chargers (4-6, 0-4 GLIAC) at Michigan ...

GLHL: Wolverines look to catch league lead

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CALUMET —After a well-deserved weekend off after sweeping a pair of home games against the Eagle River Falcons, the Calumet Wolverines head into this coming weekend's pair of games with the Mosinee Papermakers with a chance to catch the Fond du Lac Bears for the Great Lakes Hockey League ...

First impressions

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With all the postponements on Tuesday, I decided to write a column to fill the newspaper today. I plan on making this a weekly occurrence, where I will discuss high school basketball. The format and topics will vary. Mostly, in my second year here, I figured that I have a better understanding ...

L’Anse boys go cold in loss to West Iron County

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L’ANSE — A poor shooting performance, and the absence of its top scorer, led the L’Anse Purple Hornets to a 65-44 West-PAC loss to the West Iron County Wykons Tuesday in L’Anse. L’Anse’s Logan Fish, who scored 24 points and 15 rebounds Monday against Westwood was absent Tuesday ...

E-TC girls connect on 13 3s to beat Republic-Michigamme

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EWEN — Ewen-Trout Creek made 13 3-pointers in a 71-33 victory over Republic-Michigamme in a nonconference meeting Tuesday. The Panthers shot 13 of 24 from 3 and finished at 52 percent overall from the field. "That's a good shooting night for us," E-TC coach Jacky Besonen said. She ...

What happened to NMU sports?

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Just this past weekend, the Northern Michigan University hockey team dropped a pair of home games to Alabama-Huntsville. Now, Huntsville isn't your typical college hockey powerhouse, although they have improved since they went something like 2-35-1 three years ago. But the double defeat ...

Grinding it out

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CALUMET — This was the style Mike Ojala knows his team will have to play in order to be successful. Diving for loose balls, jumping passing lanes and being physical in the paint has been the signature identity of the Calumet Copper Kings under Ojala, and it was utilized to perfection ...

Boys basketball roundup: Chassell, Jeffers win big

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REPUBLIC — A strong second half propelled the Chassell Panthers to a 68-42 win over the Republic-Michigamme Hawks Monday in Republic. Abe Gockenbach led the Panthers with 23 points, and Kersten Kytta (14) and Hunter Rautiola (11) each recorded double digits in points. "The second half, ...

Houghton girls trounce Gwinn to move to 4-0

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins girls basketball team remained perfect (4-0) with a 75-25 drubbing of the Gwinn Modeltowners Monday in a nonconference game in Houghton. Kara Pietila led Houghton with 18 points; Sloane Zenner added 12 points, six steals and five assists. The Gremlins ...

Lucchini and Redmond Named WCHA Players of the Week

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EDINA, Minn. – Michigan Tech sophomore forward Jake Lucchini was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week and freshman goaltender Angus Redmond was named WCHA Rookie of the Week on Monday  after the Huskies' WCHA sweep of Bowling Green over the weekend. Twice last weekend, Tech was tied ...

Murray having a strong stretch for Hancock

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While it would be easy to sit here and write about how impressive the Hancock Bulldogs hockey team's "Black" line of Teddy Randell, Alex Nordstrom, and Lance Kangas is, there is another story which does not garner the same headlines, but might be even more important to the success of the ...

Sweeping success

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Jake Lucchini scored the game-winning goal in the third period for the second night in a row as the Michigan Tech hockey team swept Bowling Green with a 2-1 win Saturday (Dec. 12) from the Slater Family Ice Arena. It was Tech's fourth WCHA sweep of the season as the ...

Hancock blasts Escanaba, 7-1

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HANCOCK – With five goals and 14 points, the Hancock Bulldogs' top line of assistant captain Teddy Randell, sophomore Alex Nordstrom and senior Lance Kangas, led the way as the Bulldogs defeated the Escanaba Eskymos, 7-1, Saturday at the Houghton County Arena. "They are a very skilled group ...

Calumet fights back to earn tie with Utica Eisenhower

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CALUMET – With 2 minutes, 45 seconds left in regulation, the Calumet Copper Kings hockey team trailed the Utica Eisenhower Eagles, 2-0, Saturday night at the Calumet Colosseum before earning a tie. The Copper Kings held a 34-17 shot advantage, but seemed to be missing the net nearly as ...

Houghton caps 3-win week by beating RU

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HOUGHTON – Looking to build off a 6-5 overtime win over Utica Eisenhower on Friday, and a 9-2 over Kingsford on Tuesday, the Houghton Gremlins struck four times in the third period to defeat Rochester United on Saturday, 6-1, at Dee Stadium. The Gremlins got on the board just 4 minutes, 12 ...

Tech women complete weekend sweep with win over ODU

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team led from start to finish Saturday on the way to a 75-59 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory at Ohio Dominican University. The Huskies exploded out of the gate with a 10-0 run to open the game and never looked ...

Tech men bounce back to beat ODU

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team put together one of its strongest performances of the season on Saturday resulting in a 77-56 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory at Ohio Dominican. The Huskies used a quick start to set the tone for the remainder of ...

Houghton holds off Negaunee

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HOUGHTON – Negaunee managed to keep it close most of the way Friday night against unbeaten Houghton in girls prep basketball play. But close didn't count as the visiting Miners came up short by a 48-46 score. HHS coach Julie Filpus said her team, now 3-0, came into the nonconference ...

Jets win opener of Gaylord DIII Challenge

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GAYLORD — Looking to continue their three-game road trip with a second strong performance, the Jeffers Jets hockey team did just that Friday night, defeating the Farmington Falcons, 4-2, in their opening game of the Gaylord DIII Challenge. The Jets had two goals, including an empty-netter ...