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College Basketball: Huskies men top GVSU on Senior Day, 78-70

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team closed out their home season in grand fashion Saturday afternoon with a 78-70 victory over the Grand Valley State Lakers. With Saturday’s win, the Huskies clinched a top-three seed in the upcoming GLIAC Tournament. They will play at ...

College Basketball: Tech women fall to Lakers

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HOUGHTON — For one half Saturday afternoon, the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team gave nationally ranked Grand Valley State all it wanted. But the length and poise of the Lakers (25-2, 17-2 GLIAC) in the second half proved to be too much to overcome in the Huskies’ 70-49 ...

Prep Hockey: Jets fall flat in loss to Esky

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WELLS — Hockey is a sport where you only get so many chances to score. The Escanaba Eskymos took advantage of their scoring opportunities far more than their counterpart Saturday in a 7-2 home win over Jeffers in the regular season finale for both teams. After the Jets (6-17) took a 1-0 ...

Boys Basketball: Bolts bury Republic-Michigamme

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DOLLAR BAY — It’s been said that the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts basketball team can beat opponents many ways on the court. Whether it is their inside game off the glass or a deep three-pointer from the top of the key, the Blue Bolts arsenal is deep. That certainly was on ...

Boys Basketball: IM shellacks Hancock, 87-29

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IRON MOUNTAIN — In the time it probably took for most people’s automatic headlights to shut off in the parking lot, Iron Mountain buried another U.P. basketball opponent. Running their record to a perfect 16-0, the Mountaineers bolted to a 32-9 advantage after one quarter on their way to ...

Boys Basketball: Jeffers spills LL-Hubbell

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LAKE LINDEN — Jack Kumpula can only look down his bench and wonder what kind of season his Lake Linden-Hubbell boys basketball team might have had. The Lakes lost All-U.P., performer Carter Crouch with a football injury early in the season before starting center Will Lyons recently ...

College Hockey: Lions women fall to Trine

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HANCOCK — It was 60 minutes of heart as the Finlandia University women’s hockey team lost 4-2 to Trine, Friday night at Thunder Ice Arena. For the first 17 minutes of the opening period, senior Annah Smiddy and Molly Scarborough put on a clinic. The two made amazing saves to keep the game ...

Prep Hockey: Calumet comes to life in 1st, beats Kingsford 9-3

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings overcame a slow start in a 9-3 thumping of the Kingsford Flivvers on Thursday. The win gave the Division 3 No. 1 Copper Kings a share of the Great Lakes Hockey Conference title with Houghton after the Gremlins loss to Marquette on Thursday. The Copper ...

Men’s Basketball: Monroe, Huskies top Davenport

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s basketball team improved their record at home to 11-2 on Thursday night with a 73-63 win over the Davenport Panthers. With the win, the Huskies improved to 18-8 overall and 12-6 in GLIAC play with just two games to go. Tech sits in second place ...

Girls Basketball: Lakes sink key FTs in win over Blue Bolts

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell overcame a four-point deficit to beat Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 31-24 on Thursday. At halftime the Lake Linden-Hubbell girls knew they had their work cut out for them. They were down 15-11. Poor shooting and turnovers had hurt them in the first 16 minutes of ...

College Basketball: Mackay leads Tech women past Davenport

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HOUGHTON — Ellie Mackay had a night to remember Thursday and it enabled her Michigan Tech teammates to notch a much-needed victory over Davenport. Mackay registered a career-high 27 points in the Huskies 74-60 win at Wood Gym. “Ellie (Mckay) was the story of the game,” MTU coach Sam ...

MHSAA still needs to tweek plan

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The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City High School boys basketball program has been one of the most successful in the state of Michigan the past three years. The Blue Bolts, a Class D state semifinalist the last two seasons, has lost only a handful of games in that period of time. Three of those ...

Dollar Bay boys remain undefeated, bury Baraga 74-38

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DOLLAR BAY — The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts boys basketball team moved their winning streak to 16 games on Tuesday as they defeated the Baraga Vikings, 74-38. This was the second time these two teams had played this season, and both games had similar outcomes. “It was a good ...

Range Snowmobile Club hosts races

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The Range Snowmobile Club held races on Saturday, Feb. 8. In the Stock 0-440 class, Nathan LaCosse took first place. Steven Voelker placed second. In the Stock 441-500 class, Nathan LaCosse took first place. Steven Voelker placed second. In the Stock 501-600 class, Trevor Wood placed ...

Monroe named GLIAC Player of the Week

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week for the sixth time this season, announced by the conference office Monday. Monroe broke the career scoring record at Michigan Tech and ...

Lions show grit, toughness on road

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DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Junior Jacob Oom recorded a triple double as the Finlandia University men’s basketball team (1-23) took a hard fought 107-75 loss to Great Lakes Christian (15-11), Tuesday night at the Doty Center. Freshman Kaleb Kirksey knocked down a jumper to make it 6-2 at the ...

New men’s hockey league reveals name

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Seven prominent NCAA Division I hockey playing institutions who first announced last June the exploration of a new Division I men’s hockey conference that will begin play in the 2021-2022 season, have now shared that the league will be reestablished and branded as the Central Collegiate ...

Tritons strike 4 times in third, defeat Copper Kings

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings hockey team entered Saturday’s matchup with the visiting Notre Dame Tritons as the No. 1 team in D3. While the outcome, a 5-3 loss at the Calumet Colosseum, probably does very little to change that, given that the Tritons are a Wisconsin school, it ...