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White, Bilski earn All-GLIAC honors, Player of the Year

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its awards for All-GLIAC as well as special awards Saturday morning. Michigan Tech’s Owen White was named GLIAC player of the year as well as All-GLIAC first team and All-GLIAC defensive team. Dawson Bilski also garnered ...

Michigan Tech women win 8th GLIAC tournament

WESTVILLE, Ind. — Michigan Tech women’s basketball pulled away from Ashland to win the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship for the eighth time in program history 74-63 Sunday at Dworkin Center Sunday afternoon. The Huskies (20-1) tied the program ...

Three-goal swing lifts Houghton past Hancock, 3-1

HOUGHTON — Scoring first in a rivalry game is sometimes the only momentum shift a team needs to win. In a rivalry like the cross-canal battle between Houghton and Hancock, it often takes a one-two combo and a knockout blow for either one to go down. On Saturday, Houghton found that ...

Vikings get bounces, in 5-2 win over Lions

HANCOCK — With a young team that featured just three seniors, two of which are goaltenders, Finlandia Lions head coach Joe Burcar knew his team would go through some growing pains. Saturday night, the Lions’ final game of the 2020-21 season, was a great example of that, as the Lions ...

Michigan Tech men fall to Ashland in GLIAC championship

HAMMOND, Ind. – Spoiling Michigan Tech's opportunity to grab back-to-back Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championships, the Huskies fell 85-77 to Ashland Sunday at PNW Fitness Center, snapping a five-game win streak. Aaron Thompson had 24 points in the first half ...

Tech women reach GLIAC championship

WESTVILLE, Ind. — Michigan Tech held off a late rally by Saginaw Valley State for a 78-74 win and a berth in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. The Huskies will face either Parkside or Ashland for the GLIAC championship at noon Sunday. Friday’s game was ...

MTU volleyball matches canceled

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech volleyball games against Purdue Northwest on Friday and Saturday were canceled. Tech provided no reason for the cancellation in a press release, adding schedule changes will be announced at a later time.

Hancock girls fend off Baraga in 48-43 victory

HANCOCK — Two evenly balanced girls basketball teams got together Thursday night in Hancock when the Bulldogs met the Baraga Vikings. The result was a 48-43 win for the Bulldogs — a game that HCHS coach Ward Helakoski felt could have gone either way. “When you get two good teams ...

Gremlins swimmers close season with win

HOUGHTON — In their final swims before the U.P. Finals, the Houghton Gremlins swim teams wanted to close the season out strong. Both teams did just that, with the girls defeating Ishpeming-Negaunee 100-61 and the boys winning 134-28 on Tuesday. Looking back on the season afterwards, coach ...

Lions rout Norse 71-41, on to offseason

HANCOCK — Their season may be over, but the Finlandia University women’s basketball team is already looking forward to next season. The Lions closed out the campaign Wednesday night with a 71-41 win over Bay College at Paavo Nurmi Gym. Finlandia coach Mariah Dunham said the abbreviated ...

No. 19 Huskies visit No. 4 Minnesota State

HOUGHTON — No. 19 Michigan Tech closes out the regular season at No. 4 Minnesota State this weekend. The Huskies (17-8-1, 7-5 WCHA) are playing the WCHA champions for potential home-ice advantage in the upcoming conference tournament. Tech and the Maverick (16-3-1, 11-1) split in a Dec. ...

DuFrane to take over Finlandia football

HANCOCK — Mike DuFrane has been named head coach of the Finlandia University football team. He is set to begin his duties on March 10. DuFrane was the defensive and strength coordinator at St. Scholastica in 2019. The Saints defense finished the season ranked among the top 10 in three NCAA ...

Copper Kings ground Jets, 11-0

HOUGHTON — Two hockey team heading in differing directions met at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena Wednesday night as the D3 No. 1 Calumet Copper Kings defeated the Jeffers Jets, 11-0. For the Copper Kings, the story of the game was getting contributions from unexpected places. Senior ...

Bulldogs take down Kingsford, 7-1; Houghton wins

KINGSFORD — The Hancock Bulldogs hockey team scored five times in the first period and twice more in the second period en route to a 7-1 road victory over the Kingsford Flivvers. The Bulldogs got a pair of goals from sophomore forward Calvin Heinonen and an assist in the win. His first came ...

Three Huskies players get WCHA honors

HOUGHTON — Three Michigan Tech hockey players received WCHA monthly awards for February. Michigan Tech’s Blake Pietila, Colin Swoyer and Arvid Caderoth received the honors in an announcement Tuesday. Pietila, a sophomore, was named Goaltender of the Month. Swoyer, a junior, was named ...

Gremlins swim team sweeps Rudyard

HOUGHTON — Looking to finish their last couple of meets before the U.P. Finals strong the Houghton Gremlins swim teams took a big step in the right direction Saturday with both the boys and girls defeating Rudyard. The boys won 96-39, and the girls earned a 92-46 victory. With only a meet ...

Roundup: Wickstrom leads Gremlins

HOUGHTON — Stella Wickstrom scored a double-double to lead the Houghton girls basketball team in a 72-30 win against Iron Mountain on Monday. Wickstrom led the Gremlins with 10 points and 25 rebounds. Paige Sleeman led the Gremlins with 19 points and Ellen Trewhella scored 15. “We ...

Michigan Tech’s Pietila, Swoyer receive WCHA honors

Michigan Tech sophomore goaltender Blake Pietila and junior defenseman Colin Swoyer were given WCHA weekly honors. Pietila was named the WCHA Goaltender of the Week while Swoyer was named WCHA Defenseman of the Week. The award is Pietila’s third of the season after leading the conference ...

Michigan Tech men’s, women’s teams take 2nd; Needham wins 5K classic

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Nordic ski teams hosted the NCAA Central Regional Championships on Saturday and Sunday at the Tech Trails. Anabel Needham won Saturday's 5K classic and both teams finished second in the region. "It was a really fun weekend of racing," Tom Monahan Smith said. ...

No. 20 Huskies win in OT, sweep Wildcats again

HOUGHTON — It is never easy to beat an opponent five times in a season, yet that is exactly what the No. 20 Michigan Tech Huskies did Friday night with a 6-1 victory over the visiting Northern Michigan Wildcats at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. On Saturday, the Huskies made it six times ...