Copper Kings rout Iron Mountain, 78-36

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IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s the Calumet way. For years, the Copper Kings girls basketball team has employed a style of basketball that is extraordinarily difficult to play against and immensely successful. Coach Matt Leho’s team uses a 2-2-1 fullcourt press with quick, aggressive and fiesty ...

Lions travel for final weekend of 2021, face Lake Forest

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CHICAGO — After a tough 2-0 loss to the Hamline Pipers last Tuesday, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team took a little time off. The four-day break was just what the doctor ordered, according to head coach Joe Burcar. Players took advantage of the chance to get away from the rink. Some ...

Gremlins swim teams split dual vs. Westwood

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HOUGHTON — On Tuesday, the Houghton Gremlins swim teams hosted the Westwood Patriots for a dual meet at the Houghton High School Pool. The boys team defeated the Patriots, 145-15, while the girls came up short, 97-72. Coach Erik Johnson chalked up the loss on the girls’ side to a large ...

Tech volleyball wins, advances to NCAA regional semis

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BIG RAPIDS — No. 20 Michigan Tech advanced to the NCAA Midwest regional semifinal for the second straight year with a 3-2 victory over Wayne State Thursday at Jim Wink Arena on the campus of Ferris State University. The Huskies (25-6) won 25-16, 25-20, 18-25, 19-25, and 15-8. Tech plays ...

Huskies ready to face No. 2 Mavericks in tough road series

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MANKATO, Minn. — With a comeback win on Friday, 6-4, and a 6-1 drubbing on Saturday, the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team showed resilience to a slow start on Friday and then carried the strong play that followed that period through the rest of the weekend. The Huskies outscored the ...

MLB owners lock out players, 1st work stoppage since 1995

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. The strategy, ...