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LL-H celebrates state champions, 1st athletic hall of fame class

LAKE LINDEN — It was just like old times in Lake Linden this past weekend. Coaching legends Ron Warner and Russ Laurin were standing on the sidelines as this year's Lake Linden-Hubbell football team racked up an impressive 34-20 win over Newberry. The stands were full and the LL-H ...

Tech picked 3rd in preseason WCHA Polls

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Michigan Tech was selected third in both WCHA preseason polls the league announced on Monda. Seniors Mark Auk and Joel L'Esperance and sophomore Mitch Reinke earned Preseason All-WCHA recognition. The Huskies were nine points behind Bemidji State in the Mankato Free ...

L’Anse, Hancock move up in latest poll

The Hancock Bulldogs and L'Anse Purple Hornets both moved up in the latest Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Poll. Hancock (4-1, 3-1 West-PAC) moved into the No. 5 spot after defeating the Calumet Copper Kings (3-2, 2-2) 42-24, while L'Anse (4-1, 3-0) edged the Hurley ...

UW-Parkside set to join the GLIAC in 2018-19

BAY CITY, Mich. — The GLIAC is stretching its footprint west of the Great Lakes with the addition of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, which will join the conference as full members beginning in 2018-19. "The GLIAC aligns with the values of UW-Parkside and our commitment to always put ...

SNB-Stanton wins U.P. challenge

STANTON — The Marquette County Mavericks lost 3-2 to Superior National Bank Stanton on Saturday in a matchup of the best teams from two Upper Peninsula adult baseball leagues. Playing on a sweltering 91-degree day, the nine-inning game was recently conceived as a way to match up the best of ...

LL-H upsets Newberry 34-20 in front of LL-H alumni

LAKE LINDEN — On a day when great Lake Linden-Hubbell High athletes of the past were recognized, the current football team decided it was going to write a chapter of its own. On an oppressively hot and humid day, the Lakes recorded their first win of the season with a 34-20 decision over ...

Michigan Tech rallies to defeat SVSU 28-24

SAGINAW — The Michigan Tech football team rallied from a 10-point deficit to claim a 28-24 GLIAC victory at Saginaw Valley State Saturday afternoon. The Huskies trailed 24-14 going into the fourth quarter, but 14 unanswered points on a pair of John Williams touchdown runs made up the ...

First look: Tech showcases new faces at intrasquad scrimmage

HOUGHTON — The last time most of the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team took the ice at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena, it was before a capacity crowd in a game that saw then assistant captain Shane Hanna score the game-winner in double overtime. Saturday was the first chance for those ...

Tech volleyball gets sweep

MIDLAND —The Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team swept the Northwood Timberwolves 3-0 Saturday afternoon at the Riepma Arena. The Huskies set the pace in set one dominating the net, recording 16 kills. The Huskies finished the match 25-17, 25-16, and 25-20.  Tech is now 8-5 overall and ...

Team CC sweeps Marquette

HOUGHTON — Looking to remain unbeaten after coming into Saturday with a record of 13-0-1 on the season, the defending national champion Team Copper Country Tier II U18s won a pair of games over Marquette Fox Motors, 8-0 and 7-3, at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. In the opener, Team CC ...

Tech soccer edges Purdue Northwest 1-0

HAMMOND, Ind. — The Michigan Tech soccer team wrapped up the opening weekend of GLIAC play with a 1-0 win at Purdue University Northwest Sunday morning. The Huskies broke through for the game winner in the 54th minute after a scoreless first half of play.
"I'm proud of our effort today to ...

Hancock utilizes run game, uptempo offense to defeat Calumet 42-24

CALUMET — The Hancock Bulldogs and Calumet Copper Kings have played each other in football dating as far back as 1895. But never before in the rivalry has an offense displayed the fast-paced tempo and precision that the 2017 Hancock Bulldogs showcased Friday at Agassiz Field. Hancock ...

Houghton delivers another spirited performance in 7-0 loss to WIC

HOUGHTON — If the West Iron Wykons were expecting an easy football game with the Houghton Gremlins Friday night, they came away disappointed. But well-regarded WIC still notched with a hard-earned 7-0 West-PAC win at Alumni Field. “I don't think we were expecting an easy game,” Wykons ...

L’Anse tops Hurley in dramatic fashion, 20-18, to remain unbeaten in West-PAC

HURLEY — L'Anse lost its leading receiver, Logan Fish, to injury on the opening kickoff. So they had to count on the legs of Foster Miller once again, and once again, he came through. Miller rushed for 227 yards, all but seven of L'Anse's 234 for the night, as the Purple Hornets survived a ...

Tech volleyball swept by No. 7 FSU

BIG RAPIDS — The Michigan Tech Huskies played three tight sets versus the No. 7 ranked Ferris State Bulldogs on Friday inside FSU's Ewigleben Sports Arena but fell 3-0 in their first GLIAC road match of the season. The Huskies matched up evenly for a hard-fought battle in sets one and ...

Tech soccer falls 2-1 to Davenport

CALEDONIA — The Michigan Tech soccer team had its two match winning streak come to an end Friday afternoon 2-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener at Davenport University. The Huskies jumped in front 1-0 in the first half, but the Panthers answered with two of their ...

Michigan Tech looks to bounce back at SVSU

Michigan Tech Huskies (1-2, 0-1 GLIAC) at Saginaw Valley State Cardinals (2-1, 0-1 GLIAC) When: Saturday 1 p.m. Where: HRW Memorial Stadium. Radio: 93.5 FM. Online stream: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/saginawvalley/ Weather: Sunny, mid 80s. Four storylines 1. Tech looks to ...

Chassell XC girls defend home course; Houghton boys win another meet

CHASSELL — Continued growth and improvement has been the goal of the Chassell Panthers cross country team this season — and that continued on Thursday.  The Panthers posted their best times on their home course during the Dollar Bay Invite as the girls claimed the team title with 31 ...

Chassell sweeps Hancock again

CHASSELL — After having not defeated Hancock in some eight years, the Chassell High volleyball team took care of that earlier this season with a convincing victory. On Thursday night at Ed Helakoski Gym, the Panthers handed the Bulldogs another loss. “Yeah, it feels really good for this ...

LL-H sweeps Ontonagon to go 5-0 in CC conference

ONTONAGON — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes continued its dominance in the Copper Mountain conference with a sweep over the Ontonagon Gladiators (25-8, 25-16, 25-13) Thursday in Ontonagon.  “Girls played solid defensively and Ontonagon struggled on their attack,” LL-H head coach Maureen ...