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Janke, Simonsen make All-U.P. Dream Team

Dollar Bay-Tamarack City senior Ashton Janke was named the All-U.P. Division 4 Player of the Year on Friday. Janke’s accolade was among a few for local basketball players in this year’s U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association selections. Janke and Houghton senior Brad Simonsen ...

MHSAA cancels winter sports championships, spring seasons

The Michigan High School Athletic Association canceled the winter sports championships and spring sports seasons. The MHSAA made the announcement Friday afternoon, saying the decision was made because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The decision follows Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer’s ...

E-TC’s Besonen named to Division 4 All-State team

EWEN — Ewen-Trout Creek junior Elise Besonen was named to the Associated Press Division 4 All-State First Team on Monday. Besonen, a 5-foot-3 point guard, led the Panthers to a 21-2 record and she was also named the Copper Mountain All-Conference Most Valuable Player. The Panthers fell to ...

MTU soccer announces 2020 schedule

HOUGHTON — Head coach Michelle Jacob and the Michigan Tech soccer program are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2020 season. Home games that dot the schedule for the Huskies in 2020, including a four-game stretch in October and the regular season finale against Northern Michigan on ...

Zuke known as one of Tech’s all-time best

HOUGHTON — Take a look at the Michigan Tech hockey record book and one name will stand out from all the others. That name is Mike Zuke, who set most of the MTU records between 1972 and 1976. Zuke’s name is at the top for most career goals, assists and total points. And that’s not ...

Tech releases 2020 football schedule

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech football team will play 10 games in 2020, which include two non-conference matchup’s and eight battles against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponents. There will be six home games at Sherman Field at Kearly Stadium this season, including the ...

Hockey announces 2019-20 team awards

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech hockey coach Joe Shawhan honored 10 different Huskies with the program’s annual team awards. Senior goaltender Matt Jurusik received the Merv Youngs Award as the most valuable player. Jurusik was named to the All-WCHA Third Team after he ranked third in the WCHA ...

Monroe selected as NABC All-American

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Division II All-American Team, announced Tuesday by the national office. The teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC and in NCAA ...

Monroe named First Team NABC All-Midwest District

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Division II All-Midwest District First Team, announced Monday by the national office. The teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC and ...

Pigskin picking a winner

Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Winner of the 2019-20 NFL Pigskin Picks, Scott Harter (center) holds a ceremonial check for $250 which will go to the charity KSNAG. Also pictured are the Daily Mining Gazette’s Daver Karnosky (left) and Sue Johnson.

Finlandia selling all-sports raffle tickets

HANCOCK — Time is running on buying tickets for the Finlandia Lions All-Sports Raffle. The deadline for tickets, which was Friday, March 20, has been extended to Friday, April 10. Tickets are $10 apiece or three for $25 with various prizes available. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit ...

UP Sports Hall of Fame banquet postponed

HARRIS — The Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame banquet has been postponed until Aug. 21 due to increasing concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic. It had been scheduled May 11. The banquet will be held at the Island Resort & Casino, starting at 6 p.m. EDT. Tickets are $30 and must be ...

Minnesota State’s Michaelis named WCHA Player of the Year

Minnesota State senior forward Marc Michaelis was named the 2019-20 WCHA Player of the Year on Wednesday. Michaelis is the second Minnesota State player ever to be awarded the honor. The other, C.J. Suess, was named Player of the Year in 2017-18. Michaelis led the WCHA with 20 goals and 44 ...

Tech to bid adieu to only baton twirler

HOUGHTON — At the University of Florida, more than 20 young ladies twirl the baton for the Pride of the Sunshine Marching Band. At the University of the Tennessee, their majorette line consists of eight twirlers. At Michigan Tech University, there is just one and she is just about to ...

Mattson a quiet force of U.P. athletic talent

He’s too modest to ever admit it, but Don Mattson helped set the tone for excellence in Upper Peninsula athletics. The former Chassell High basketball standout is best known for a couple of numbers: 65 and 3. Those numbers cover the number of consecutive victories the Panthers attained ...

Jurusik named to All-WCHA Third Team

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech senior goaltender Matt Jurusik was named to the All-WCHA Third Team, the conference announced Monday. Jurusik’s .924 save percentage, 2.06 goals-against average and 19 wins all ranked third in the conference this season. His wins total this season was also ninth ...

MTU SDC closes until March 30

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Student Development Complex, Gates Tennis Center and Systems Control Nordic Waxing Center at the Recreation Trails closed at 3 p.m. Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic. A university press release said the closings came after Michigan governor Gretchen ...

WCHA announces individual awards

The WCHA’s best hockey team this season was unsurprisingly well represented in end-of-season accolades on Tuesday. Mavericks senior forward Marc Michaelis was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Year, sophomore Dryden McKay was named Goaltender of the Year, Lucas Sowder was Rookie of the ...

Area football players make U.P. All-Star teams ahead of June contest

Lake Linden-Hubbell head football coach Andy Crouch was chosen as head coach of the Black Team for the 2020 U.P. All-Star game. The Red and Black teams include 11 players from area teams, including Crouch’s son, a senior and Michigan Tech recruit Carter Crouch. LL-H’s Caleb Gregoire and ...

Coronavirus putting damper on prep tourneys across nation

HARTFORD, Wis. — There were no pep bands, no cheerleaders and only about 200 fans as the high school rivals faced off in a playoff game that might have drawn close to 2,000 in just about any other circumstance. Instead, it was a small crowd that watched Brookfield Central and Brookfield ...