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FU women’s basketball loses on road

WHITTIER, Calif. — One rough period was the difference as the Finlandia University women's basketball team (0-6) fell 67-64 to Whittier (1-3), Saturday afternoon at Graham Athletic Center. "We played less than 24 hours ago, we played on the road Wednesday night. Whittier hadn't played in ...

FU men’s hockey loses 4-1

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — It was 60 minutes of hustle as the Finlandia University men's hockey team (0-7-1) lost 4-1 to No. 16 UW-Eau Claire (7-3), Sunday afternoon at Hobbs Ice Arena. Finlandia was clearly in charge for the entire period. The Lions had two potential goals stopped in the first two ...

Hancock goes off in 8-5 win over Calumet to take control of series

CALUMET — When Teddy Randell and Alex Nordstrom emerged from the locker room following Hancock's 8-5 win over Calumet, the two made one thing clear. Donning matching gray pants, brown shoes and pink button-ups, it's obvious they are in sync with each other. On the ice, it is even more ...

No. 10 Michigan Tech women lose to Augustana 95-82

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team fell for the first time this season Friday, against Augustana University (S.D.) 95-82 on Day 1 of the Concordia St. Paul Thanksgiving Classic. The Huskies fell behind 23-11 in the first quarter and rallied late, but the early deficit ...

Finlandia women lose to Chapman 87-43

WHITTIER, Calif. — A solid rebounding night went to naught as the Finlandia University women's basketball team (0-5) lost 87-43 to Chapman (3-0) at Graham Athletic Center, Friday afternoon. “It's unfortunate the final score was what it was because we did some really good things ...

Huskies look to get back on winning track against Nanooks

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech is done talking. The Huskies spent their first week in Alaska talking things through, and now head coach Joe Shawhan is looking for action.  “I think we are spending a lot of good one-on-one time together,” he said. “I have had a lot of good individual talks ...

Bulldogs top Huskies in canine battle, 84-69

HOUGHTON — After dropping a pair of games on the road in the past week, the Michigan Tech men's basketball coaching staff felt that Wednesday's return to the Student Development Complex Wood Gym would be a welcome taste of home cooking. It didn't quite turn out that way as a hot-shooting ...

Nationally-ranked Huskies back on road

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies wanted to challenge themselves when they settled on a nonconference schedule that included six of the first seven games on the road.  So far, they've met each of those challenges successfully.  Tech sits at 5-0 and earned a No. 10 ranking in the latest ...

Lions take big steps on the road

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — While the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team dropped both games last weekend, and are staring another road trip to Wisconsin in the eyes this weekend, head coach Joe Burcar feels that his team turned a corner last weekend. The Lions, who fell to 0-5-1 on the season, ...

Gremlins can’t solve Sibilsky

HOUGHTON — A 5-foot-8, 150-pound senior, clad in red and black stands in goal for Marquette. Dylan Sibilsky is undersized for a goalie, but he doesn't need a few more inches, or a few more pounds to make an impact.  He made that clear with 1:17 left to play in the first period of ...

Michigan Tech men look to bounce back at home after 2 road losses

HOUGHTON — Losing when your opponent makes tough shots like when the Michigan Tech men fell 89-82 in overtime to Minnesota State Moorhead is much more tolerable than what occurred in Tech’s 65-52 loss to Southwest Minnesota State on Friday.  The Huskies (2-2) led 37-33 at the half over ...

Copper Kings reload after memorable state title run

CALUMET — Last season, the Calumet Copper Kings had a tremendous year, turning an 0-4 start into a Division 3 state title run that ended in the championship game with a 6-3 loss to Warren de La Salle. While a good chunk of their offense and defense graduated, the Copper Kings have reloaded ...

Jeffers beats L’Anse 7-2 to start hockey season 2-0

HOUGHTON — The Jeffers Jets hockey team secured a 7-2 win over the L'Anse Purple Hornets Tuesday, at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena to start the season 2-0. “We are doing a lot of good things so far, but we know that we must get stronger with some tough games ahead," Jeffers head coach ...

Stoll thrives in increased role for Tech, scores career-high 18 points

HOUGHTON — When the Huskies hit the practice floor, one unlucky player is tasked with something they all try to avoid: guarding Hannah Stoll. The 6-foot senior forward is lanky and athletic, often scoring with graceful ease. The Huskies hate guarding her, but they sure love playing with ...

Explosive Hancock looks to return to form

HANCOCK — Under normal circumstances, Hancock head coach Dan Rouleau likes to think of his hockey team as being the underdog. It has worked for him throughout his career as the Bulldogs are consistently in the discussion every season, even when they are not expected to be. That all changed ...

Tech volleyball qualifies for NCAA Tournament

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech volleyball team will make its ninth all-time appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament as the Huskies were named a No. 8 seed in the Midwest Region. The Huskies will play the No. 1 seeded Lewis in the first round. Top-seeded Lewis is also deemed as the ...

Michigan Tech’s Jennings named GLIAC Volleyball Coach of the Year

BAY CITY, Mich. — Michigan Tech head coach Matt Jennings was named the 2017 GLIAC Volleyball Coach of the Year. Laura DeMarchi was named GLIAC Freshman of the Year, Setter of the Year, and to the All-GLIAC First Team along with teammate Mariah Sherman. MacAulay Petersen earned All-GLIAC ...

LL-H’s Heikkinen named to Division 7-8 All-State team

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — There's no place like home. After spending the first two years of his high school career at Detroit Catholic Central, junior quarterback Austin Brown decided he wanted to play for his hometown team, the Madison Heights Madison. The decision proved to be a ...