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Girls Basketball Roundup: Rice, L’Anse rout Gremlins, 75-55

HOUGHTON — Maija Rice and Addison Mattson combined for 46 points to help L’Anse beat Houghton 75-55 on Tuesday. Rice finished with 26 points and Mattson added 20. The Purple Hornets (3-0) jumped out to an early lead, taking a 20-point lead into the second quarter. Houghton struggled ...

Hockey Roundup: Houghton ends skid, blanks Flivvs, 8-0

HOUGHTON — After a pair of losses over the weekend to two downstate squads, the Houghton Gremlins hockey team got back on track Tuesday with an 8-0 win over the Kingsford Flivvers at Dee Stadium. Brandon Trudeau led the way for the Gremlins with back-to-back goals in the second period 1:13 ...

Girls Basketball: Lakes nip Nimrods, 34-27

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes girls basketball team kept the Watersmeet Nimrods one step behind them on Tuesday win a 34-27 win. “We are improving,” said LL-H head coach Jack Johnson. “The girls played with a lot of heart and battled hard for the win.” The game ...

Men’s Basketball: Huskies host Finlandia

HOUGHTON — It will be cross-canal battle tonight as Michigan Tech hosts the Finlandia University Lions today. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. and admission to the game will be a cash or canned goods donation to the Husky Food Access Network. The network provides resources for the campus community, ...

Tech’s Ghormley, De Marchi named to All-Tourney team

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — Michigan Tech volleyball juniors Laura De Marchi and Olivia Ghormley were named to the NCAA Midwest Region’s All-Tournament Team after Saturday’s championship game. The Huskies swept No. 22 Missouri St.-Louis in the quarterfinal on Thursday and fell 3-1 to No. 10 ...

Gremlins welcome Spanish exchange student to varsity basketball team

HOUGHTON — Pablo Salgado couldn’t be happier. The 16-year-old is acing his classes at Houghton High School and has a starting role on the Gremlins varsity basketball team. The only thing that has him worried is the cold and the snow and it’s only the first week of ...

Huskies’ Mackay named GLIAC North Player of the Week

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech guard Ellie Mackay was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Mackay had a solid two games for the Huskies in their conference openers against Saginaw Valley State and ...

Pickford’s Storey heads Michigan’s AP All-State 8-player football team

PICKFORD — Jimmy Storey has a textbook middle linebacker mentality. Bringing the thunder is the Pickford High School senior’s favorite part of football. “He’s all-out, all the time. He arrives at the hole with authority,” Pickford coach Josh Rader said. “He’s not dragging ...

Oregon, Wisconsin to play in 106th Rose Bowl game

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Although Oregon and Wisconsin have been regular visitors to the Rose Bowl over the past decade or so, very few people currently on their rosters or coaching staffs have had the honor of lining up in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. That’s just one reason why both of ...

Tech beats Seawolves, gets 3rd sweep in 4 weeks

HOUGHTON — It took a while, again, but the Michigan Tech offense churned into motion in the second half of Saturday’s game for a 4-2 win over Alaska Anchorage. The win punctuated the Huskies’ third sweep in the last four series and Tech’s seventh win in the last eight games, quit the ...

Prep Hockey: Hancock falls to Trojans 7-2, honor longtime supporter Givens

HANCOCK — Sometimes sports is put in perspective by bigger things in life. Saturday was one of those days. Traverse City Central scored early and often in a 7-2 win over Hancock on Saturday. But the game was overshadowed by a pregame ceremony honoring Barry Givens, a longtime Hancock ...

Men’s Basketball: Huskies beat Northwood, win fourth straight game

HOUGHTON – The Michigan Tech Huskies are on a winning roll. They did it again on Saturday as they defeated the Northwood University Timberwolves 93-59. Saturday’s win was the fourth in a row for the Huskies (6-2, 2-0 GLIAC). On Thursday night, they opened up GLIAC play with a 79-57 ...

Women’s Basketball: Huskies beat Northwood, 69-46

HOUGHTON — Shrugging off the effects of a tough loss on Thursday night, the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team bounced back nicely Saturday afternoon. After dropping a one-point game with under a second to play against Saginaw Valley State, the Huskies took it out on Northwood, ...

Women’s Basketball: Lundeen, Finlandia take down UW-River Falls 75-65

HANCOCK — When the going got tough for the Finlandia University women's basketball team Saturday, the Lions knew where to go. That came in the person of sophomore center Katie Lundeen, who helped her team rally to a 75-65 win over UW-River Falls at Paavo Nurmi Gym. Lundeen tallied 21 of ...

College Hockey: Huskies rally in 3rd to beat Seawolves

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech couldn’t buy a goal for much of Friday night. Brian Halonen stepped forward late in the third and footed the bill with two goals, rallying the Huskies in a 2-1 win over Alaska Anchorage on Friday night. The win was Tech’s sixth one-goal win this season. The ...

MTU volleyball loses 3-1 against Hillsdale in semifinal

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — Michigan Tech had its 2019 volleyball season come to an end with a 3-1 loss to No. 10 Hillsdale in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinal on Friday at Neil Carey Arena on the campus of Lewis University. The No. 23 Huskies (24-8) won the second set and battled through a ...

Prep Hockey: Gremlins fall to TC in OT

HOUGHTON — After 51 minutes of hockey, it was anyone’s game. It would come down to who want it more in overtime — the Houghton Gremlins or the visiting Traverse City Central Trojans. Or it would come down to who would get lucky and find the back of the net first. In the end, the ...

Prep Basketball: Houghton girls spill Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming girls basketball team opened up its season Friday night against Houghton and it was an up-and-down kind of night for the Hematites. Ishpeming trailed by four after the first quarter, but rallied in the second to take a 26-23 lead into the half. After a hard-fought ...

Girls Basketball: Hancock rolls in 43-30 opening win over Jeffers

HANCOCK — The Hancock girls’ basketball team open up their season at home on Thursdays with a 43-30 win over the Jeffers Jets. According to Hancock head coach Dan Pertile it was the Bulldogs defense that won the game. “It was a god win,” he said. “I thought our defense was ...

MTU volleyball sweeps in NCAA opener

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — The No. 23-ranked Michigan Tech volleyball team swept No. 22 Missouri-St. Louis in the NCAA Midwest Regional quarterfinal on Thursday. The win was the Huskies’ first tournament win since 1995. Tech dominated with scores 25-16, 25-12, and 25-16 at Neil Carey Arena on ...