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Houghton tops Calumet in up-and-down contest

CALUMET — While the JV game went on, Julie Filpus and Jeff Twardzik exchanged experiences of the unique growing process that's occurred within each of their programs. In recent years, Houghton and Calumet have featured some of the premier teams in the U.P. and spent the majority of weeks atop ...

No. 2 Chassell routs Jeffers 62-24 for Copper Mountain Conference lead

PAINESDALE — It's no secret what kind of defense the Chassell Panthers will run. They've been using the same scheme since Brandi Hainault took the head coaching job six years ago, and they will use it for as long as she remains at the helm. The players, she said, always have to mold ...

Finlandia hockey snaps 59-game losing streak with 2-1 win over UW-Superior

HANCOCK — The Finlandia University men's hockey team (1-15-1) beat UW-Superior (7-10-2), Tuesday night at the Houghton County Arena. It was the first win since Nov. 20, 2015, ending a streak of 59 consecutive losses. Finlandia freshman Marcus Gloss and Oscar Svensson were forced to make key ...

LL-H’s 4th-quarter run enough to edge Dollar Bay

DOLLAR BAY — The game of basketball can throw you a curveball once in a while. Take Tuesday night's Lake Linden-Hubbell-Dollar Bay girls basketball game. The Lakes appeared to be in complete control at the half with a 21-9 lead before the Blue Bolts came out red-hot in the third ...

Hancock beats Ontonagon; No. 5 E-TC rolls; Baraga wins 6th straight

HANCOCK — Taylor Sebbas scored 13 points as Hancock (7-3) narrowly defeated visiting Ontonagon (5-5) 40-37, Tuesday in a nonconference matchup. Sebbas struggled with foul trouble early, which put the pressure on a Hancock team that relies on her for scoring. “She is really our only ...

Houghton swim teams sweep Westwood

WESTWOOD — The Houghton boys and girls swim teams both defeated Westwood on Tuesday. The girls won 129-53 and the boys were victorious by a score of 112-53. For the girls, Mikayla Sague took first in the 200 Freestyle and the 100 Freestyle, and Tessa Meyer won the 200 IM and the 100 ...

Tech women rise to No. 12 in poll

LILBURN, Ga. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team climbed four spots to No. 12 in the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll, announced Tuesday by the national office. The Huskies were ranked 21st in the preseason poll, moved up to 10th in ...

Defensive lapses prove costly for Houghton in 6-5 loss to Kingsford

HOUGHTON — The Kingsford Flivvers needed a night like this. With a 6-5 victory on the road over the Houghton Gremlins Monday, the Flivvers lifted the spirits of the players, their families and their friends with a 6-5 win at Dee Stadium. Head coach Dennis Murvich, whose team has been ...

UW-Superior too much for Finlandia women

HANCOCK — Defeating the second-place team in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference is one thing. Beating the No. 1 team, UW-Superior, is another. The Finlandia women's basketball team found that out Monday night at Paavo Nurmi Gym, dropping an 86-70 decision. FU, which had upset St. ...

Boys roundup: Eight local teams in action

HANCOCK — The Jeffers Jets locked down in the second half to earn a 57-44 nonconference win over the Hancock Bulldogs Monday in Hancock. Jeffers (4-4) allowed just 12 second-half points as the Jets outscored Hancock 27-12 over the final two quarters. It’s Jeffers’ fourth consecutive win ...

Second U.P. basketball poll remains relatively the same for local teams

Locally, not much changed the with the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Week 2 basketball poll. The Chassell girls and Ewen-Trout Creek boys are still second in Class D, while the Dollar Bay boys retain the No. 3 spot in Class D boys. The Ewen-Trout Creek girls also remain No. 5 in Class D ...

L’Anse girls lose 81-47 to Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — The L'Anse Purple Hornets dropped an 81-47 decision to the Ishpeming Hematites in a nonconference game Monday in Ishpeming. “They're extremely good,” L'Anse coach Scott Lloyd said. “They're balanced, can shoot and defend. They don't make a lot of mistakes and are a ...

Klein scores go-ahead goal, Jeffers tops Negaunee 5-4

NEGAUNEE — The Jeffers Jets skated past the Negaunee Miners 5-4 in LSC action on Monday at Negaunee. Scoring for the Jets were Elias Rajala, David Storm, Matthew Halonen, Clay Larson and Kellen Klein.   Klein’s game-winner came late in the third after the Jets came back from a 4-2 ...

Calumet puts it all together to defeat Detroit-Jesuit 3-0

CALUMET — Last season the Calumet Copper Kings needed five games to pick up their first win, but once they did, their season turned around and they only lost three more games the rest of the season en route to a runner-up finish in the state finals. Head coach Dan Giachino has been waiting ...

No. 13 Michigan Tech women pull away from LSSU for 77-47 victory

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team pulled away for a 77-47 GLIAC victory at Lake Superior State Saturday afternoon. The Huskies outscored the Lakers 22-7 in the second quarter to take command of the game. “I really thought our second unit played well and ...

Tech men lose to LSSU for 6th straight loss

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team fell at Lake Superior State 84-73 in a GLIAC contest Saturday afternoon. The Huskies battled back from a 22-point second half deficit to close the gap to nine points late in the period, but the Lakers hit some key buckets in ...

Houghton competes in Splash-N-Dive

MARQUETTE — The Houghton swim team competed in the Splash-N-Dash swim meet, Saturday in Marquette with wins in multiple events. Leif Odegard won the Boys 50 Yard backstroke with a time of 29.72 seconds. He was followed up by teammate Colton Haataja in second place, who finished in 30.14. ...

Finlandia hits 17 3s in win over Bay

ESCANABA — Four years had passed since Escanaba High School graduate Brandon Robinette last played basketball in his hometown. The junior forward made it a happy homecoming Saturday afternoon while helping Finlandia post a 97-77 victory over the Bay College Norse in the Northern Lights YMCA ...