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Prep Football: Calumet shuts out West Iron County for first time since 2009

CALUMET — A rolling fog partially obscured Agassiz Field on Friday. And Calumet’s defense never sounded the fog horn as West Iron County’s offense hit the rocks. The Copper Kings rolled to a 14-0 win as their defense held West Iron to 88 yards on the night, shutting the Wykons out for ...

Prep Volleyball: Jets fly past Panthers, 3-1

CHASSELL— It was a back-and-forth battle for most of Friday night’s volleyball match between the Jeffers Jets and Chassell Panthers. In the end, however, it was the Jets who played one step ahead of their neighboring rivals and took home a 3-1 victory in four sets (25-21, 25-21, 19-25, ...

College Football: Huskies undefeated entering GLIAC play against SVSU

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies will try to keep a perfect record on the football field this weekend as they travel to Saginaw Valley State for their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game of the season. The Cardinals, also unbeaten, look to do the same. The Huskies ...

Prep Volleyball: Cardinals battle back, edge Lake Linden in 5 sets

LAKE LINDEN — After dropping the first two sets against Lake-Linden Hubbell, it didn’t look good for Wakefield-Marenisco (4-1) on the volleyball court Thursday night. Not only were they down 2-0, the Cardinal’s hadn’t led a set since the first point of the first set. “We came out ...

MTU picked No. 4 in WCHA preseason poll

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech was chosen among the top half in WCHA preseason polls released Wednesday. The Huskies were chosen No. 4 in the media poll and No. 5 in the coaches’ poll. Minnesota State was chosen the clear-cut No. 1 in both polls, earning all but one vote for the top spot. ...

College Football: Finlandia looking for 1st win of ‘19

HANCOCK — Avoiding mistakes is the top priority for the Finlandia University football team this week as it prepares to host Concordia-Chicago. The Lions (0-2) made a bushel of errors in last week’s 45-12 loss to Ripon College. Finlandia lost two fumbles for scores and also committed ...

Calumet to hold Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday

CALUMET — The Calumet High School 2019 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the CLK Commons. Calumet will induct 10 people to its Hall. The 10 include Jim Crawford, Shane Jacques, Mary Lynn (Langley) Saurino, Julie (Hoxie) Langseth, Kevin Manninen, Gordie ...

Prep volleyball: Copper Kings sweep Bulldogs

HANCOCK — Calumet took control early and held on for a three-set sweep against Hancock on Tuesday. The Copper Kings won by scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-15. But head coach Matt Laho said there are still improvements to make. “The girls were seeing the floor well tonight. I think at ...

Peterson: Tigers face long road back

In pro football, finishing last will likely get you the top first-round pick. In pro basketball, you might get the right ping-pong ball, or whatever they do to determine the first overall pick in the draft. But in pro baseball, being the worst of the worst will get a team the right to ...

Cross country: Houghton girls win Calumet Invite

CALUMET — Last week the Houghton girls welcomed a few new members to their varsity cross country team. They were helpful here Monday as the Gremlins earned top honors in the WestPAC Confernence opener — the Calumet Invitational — with 39 points. They were followed by Chassell (56) and ...

Eight former MTU players at NHL camps

HOUGHTON — Eight former Michigan Tech hockey players are at NHL training camps that opened Sept. 13. The NHL regular season begins Oct. 2. Former Huskies at NHL camps: Tanner Kero, Dallas Stars Tanner Kero signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Dallas Stars on July 1, 2019. He ...

Prep football: Newberry subdues Ontonagon in 46-6 win

ONTONAGON — Newberry took an early lead and kept the pedal to to the metal in a 46-6 win against Ontonagon on Saturday. Newberry (3-0) racked up 309 total yards. Ivan Oswald led the way with 169 rushing yards and three touchdowns. “We had our moments and they had some moments too,” ...

College football: Finlandia collapses in 2nd quarter, lose big to Ripon

HANCOCK — Just when the Finlandia University football team appeared to be getting some footing Saturday against Ripon College, the roof caved in. The Lions, who played a solid first quarter at McAfee Field and trailed just 7-6, imploded in the second quarter on the way to a 45-12 ...

College football: Huskies hold off Bearcats, 24-19

LEBANON, Ill. — The Michigan Tech football team held back McKendree University for a 24-19 non-conference win Saturday afternoon on the road. The Huskies (2-0) used all three phases of the game to secure their second consecutive road with to start the year. The defense had two more ...

College soccer: Franklin beats FU men’s soccer

Finlandia Release HANCOCK — The Finlandia University men’s soccer team suffered a tough 2-0 loss to Franklin Saturday night at McAfee Field. “I thought we handled the game well,” said head coach Scott Chrysafidis. “We started moving the ball well after the first ten minutes. We ...

Prep football: Houghton flat in 39-0 loss to Mountaineers

HOUGHTON — It was a chilly, misty night as the lights went on at Alumni Field, and it made for some interesting Friday night football. It also made for a short post-game victory huddle for the Iron Mountain Mountaineers as they flattened the Houghton Gremlins 39-0 and soon boarded the ...

Prep football: Bulldogs fall short as Miners prevail, 28-19

HANCOCK — After two early losses to begin the football season, the Negaunee Miners were anxious to get on the right side of the win column. They did so by scoring a 28-19 hard-fought decision Friday night over Hancock at McAfee Field. NHS coach Paul Jacobson said the outcome was needed ...

Prep football: LL-H holds on this time, shake Gwinn 38-24

GWINN — Last week, the Lake Linden-Hubbell football team held a double-digit lead at the half against Ishpeming, but was unable to hang on to complete the victory. On Friday night, the Lakes finished the job as they once again held a considerable advantage at halftime, but this time, they ...

Prep football: Calumet spills Patriots, 14-8

ISHPEMING — It may have been one of the most anticipated games of the season among Upper Peninsula football fans. Calumet and Westwood had two defensive battles on the gridiron last season, the second game a playoff tilt that ended 6-0 in favor of the Copper Kings. With the teams meeting ...

College football: MTU seeks win in first-ever game vs. McKendree

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies are on the road once again this week as they take on the McKendree University Bearcats in Illinois on Saturday. The Huskies enter Week 2 after a 29-14 win over the Hillsdale Chargers a week ago. The Huskies held the Chargers to 160 yards of total offense ...