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U.P. Basketball Poll No. 6

Girls Class ABC 1. St. Ignace (4) 18-1 24 1 2. Negaunee (1) 19-0 21 2 3. Ishpeming 15-3 15 4 4. Marquette 14-4 8 3 5. Westwood 12-6 3 - Others receiving votes: West Iron County (14-4) 2, Houghton (12-6) 1, Sault Ste. Marie (13-5) 1. Class D 1. Munising (3) ...

Portage Lake Flyers 14U AA win league playoffs

CALUMET — The Portage Lake Flyers 14U AA hockey team, sponsored by G&J Site Solutions, won the NIHL playoff tournament this past weekend by defeating the Iron Mountain Iron Kings, 3-0, Sunday afternoon at the Calumet Colosseum. With the win, the Flyers improved to 43-14-4 on the ...

Six Houghton swimmers earn All-U.P. honors

HOUGHTON — Six Houghton swimmers and divers were named to the All U.P. team, announced Monday. Leif Odegard, Leo Wheeler and Colton Haataja were named to the boys team, and Samantha Olson was awarded a place on the girls team. Autumn Sanders and Andrew Garland were named to the diving ...

Tech, ASU players and coaches get after it following Tech’s 5-3 win

HOUGHTON — Joel L’Esperance didn’t even know what happened. The senior forward bent over to pick up the puck after Michigan Tech’s 5-3 win over Arizona State. He was planning to take it into the locker room where the Huskies would award it to their chosen player of the game. But when he ...

Tech clinches GLIAC North division title with win over LSSU

HOUGHTON — Listen to enough GLIAC coaches, and they all elaborate on how difficult it is to win in this league. So it came as no surprise to No. 17 Michigan Tech when a two-win Lake Superior State squad came into the Wood Gym and competed with the tenacity expected in contests between U.P. ...

Tech men lose to LSSU for second straight OT defeat

HOUGHTON — Another elite GLIAC opponent, another valiant effort from Michigan Tech, and another overtime loss.  The Huskies are at the most frustrating point for any team attempting to establish themselves among the best: good, but not good enough.  A disjointed first half against Lake ...

Houghton boys win U.P. swim title

MARQUETTE — For the past four years, the Marquette boys swimming and diving team has had a stranglehold on the Upper Peninsula Finals. And on Saturday, it appeared that the Redmen might pull off their fifth straight title. Marquette led Houghton by just two points heading into the final ...

Finlandia loses to Lakeland 88-70 in season finale

HANCOCK — Like many of its games this season, the Finlandia men's basketball team ended up with the same result: good try, but no cigar. “I thought we played hard and played a pretty good overall game,” FU coach Mike O'Donnell said after a season-ending 88-70 defeat to Lakeland College. ...

Correction: Jeffers beats LL-H 52-31

The boys recap between Lake Linden-Hubbell and Jeffers that was printed on Friday, Feb. 16, included information from the game between the two teams on Feb. 5. This recap has the correct stats and info. - - - LAKE LINDEN — Freshman Christian Hocking scored 15 points and senior Carson ...

Ojala records double-double, Calumet defeats Chassell 72-61

CALUMET — A day after losing to the Westwood Patriots in a physical affair Calumet coach Mike Ojala described as a wrestling match, he wondered how much energy his team would have left to expel against the uptempo Chassell Panthers. But the truth of it is you could hardly tell Calumet ...

Boys roundup: Houghton upsets No. 4 Escanaba; DB, E-TC both win big

HOUGHTON — For the first time since Dec. 10, 2012, the Houghton Gremlins defeated the Escanaba Eskymos. Houghton scored a 60-56 nonconference win over No. 4 Escanaba Friday in Houghton, snapping a nine-game losing streak. Houghton's Brad Sirard scored a game-high 27 points while George ...

Houghton-Hancock-Jeffers finish 2nd at regionals

HARBOR SPRINGS — The Houghton girls ski team finished second behind Petoskey in the MHSAA Division 2 Regionals at Nub's Nob in Harbor Springs on Monday. Houghton was just 2.5 points behind the winning team. Six local girls placed in the Girls Slalom, with Ally Fenton finishing second in a ...

Tech blows 3-point lead in final seconds, No. 3 FSU rallies to win in OT

HOUGHTON — It’s no secret the Michigan Tech Huskies are typically at an athletic and size disadvantage compared to their GLIAC counterparts. In order to negate the athleticism gap, precise execution for the entire 40 minutes is necessary — none more so than against the bigger and faster ...

Strong 1st half propels No. 17 Tech to 80-63 win over Ferris State

HOUGHTON — The first half for Michigan Tech was basketball’s version of immortality. It’s what happens when each player on Tech is going off all at once and the defense can’t do anything about it. The ball zipped over to each open player, always one step ahead of Ferris State’s ...

Hancock in top form, routs Jeffers 8-0

HANCOCK — Teddy Randell may never have skated faster than he did on Thursday night when No. 1 Hancock (18-6) played Jeffers (7-10). The senior captain dodged opponents, skated after the puck and then — scooped it up with his gloved hand. He wasn't skating fast for a scoring chance, or ...

Markham earns 300th win with 2-1 victory over Marquette

MARQUETTE — There is a board in the Houghton locker room that had one number remaining on it when the Gremlins left to play Marquette: “300.” As coach Corey Markham approached 300 wins, the Gremlins started a countdown, erasing a number each time they recorded a victory. Now, thanks ...

Houghton defeats No. 3 Marquette 61-55 to avenge earlier loss

HOUGHTON — Continuing their late-season surge, the Houghton Gremlins posted an impressive victory over the Marquette Redettes Thursday evening. Houghton's 61-55 win came over a Marquette team that came into the nonleague contest with a 14-3 record and avenged an overtime loss to Marquette ...