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WCHA announces individual awards

The WCHA’s best hockey team this season was unsurprisingly well represented in end-of-season accolades on Tuesday. Mavericks senior forward Marc Michaelis was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Year, sophomore Dryden McKay was named Goaltender of the Year, Lucas Sowder was Rookie of the ...

Area football players make U.P. All-Star teams ahead of June contest

Lake Linden-Hubbell head football coach Andy Crouch was chosen as head coach of the Black Team for the 2020 U.P. All-Star game. The Red and Black teams include 11 players from area teams, including Crouch’s son, a senior and Michigan Tech recruit Carter Crouch. LL-H’s Caleb Gregoire and ...

Coronavirus putting damper on prep tourneys across nation

HARTFORD, Wis. — There were no pep bands, no cheerleaders and only about 200 fans as the high school rivals faced off in a playoff game that might have drawn close to 2,000 in just about any other circumstance. Instead, it was a small crowd that watched Brookfield Central and Brookfield ...

Monroe leaves indelible legacy at MTU

HOUGHTON — Despite an abrupt ending last week to Michigan Tech’s postseason basketball run, the name Kyle Monroe is one that will not soon be forgotten. The four-year starter etched his name in the program’s record books in a number of categories. On the same day the season stopped due ...

Prep Hockey: Loukus named GLHC’s top player

Calumet senior forward Scott Loukus was named the Great Lakes Hockey Conference Player of the Year in this season’s all-conference selections. Houghton head coach Corey Markham was named the conference’s Coach of the Year. Loukus scored 27 goals and 54 points for the Copper Kings, whose ...

Tech men’s basketball season cut short by coronavirus

HOUGHTON – The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team were in route to Indianapolis for round one of the NCAA II Midwest Regional Tournament on Thursday when they heard rumors that a change of plans related to their games was in the works. “We were literally in the boarding line in Chicago ...

E-TC’s Besonen named Copper Mountain Player of the Year

LAKE LINDEN — The 2020 Copper Mountain All-Conference Girls Basketball Team was announced on Friday. It included players from both the Copper Country and Porcupine Mountain divisions. Earning the Most Valuable Player Award was Elise Besonen, of Ewen-Trout Creek. Besonen helped carry the ...

Bolts’ Janke named Copper Mountain Player of the Year

LAKE LINDEN – The 2020 Copper Mountain All-Conference Boys Basketball Team was announced on Friday. It included players from both the Copper Country and Porcupine Mountain divisions. Earning the Most Valuable Player Award was Ashton Janke, of Dollar Bay. The 6-foot-5 Janke led the Blue ...

21 Huskies get GLIAC academic honors

HOUGHTON — A total of 21 Michigan Tech men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes earned recognition from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for academics as the league announced its Winter Academic Excellence Awards and All-Academics teams on Thursday. Dawson ...

MHSAA suspends postseason tournaments

DOLLAR BAY — At around 11 a.m. Thursday, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City boys basketball coach Jesse Kentela was arranging the logistics of the team’s upcoming district final against Chassell, originally scheduled for Friday night. In light of the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan High School ...

WCHA suspends tournament; Huskies’ season ends abruptly

About 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities, in a Holiday gas station parking lot, Michigan Tech’s hockey season came to a cold, abrupt end. The WCHA announced Thursday afternoon it suspended the postseason tournament, following suit with other college sports conferences and the NCAA canceling ...

Finlandia shutters spring sports

HANCOCK — Finlandia University has decided to cancel the remainder of its spring sports seasons. The decision was made due to the quickly-evolving COVID-19 situation. The university began efforts Thursday to close the residence hall. All students are required to vacate by no later than 5 ...

MTU athletic director: Decision coming soon for Huskies’ sports

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech athletic director Suzanne Sanregret knows the right steps are being taken as coronavirus sweeps the nation. But the measures used to help stop the spread — suspending collegiate tournaments — has brought a quick end to the Michigan Tech senior ...

Semco 10U AA enjoys state title victory

HOUGHTON — The Semco 10U AA Squirts won the state championship on Sunday and were welcomed home with royal treatment. Police and firetrucks escorted the team into Houghton and Hancock from Chassell. The Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team sported its gold jerseys downtown. Across from them, ...

Boys Basketball: Blue Bolts dispatch Jets, 66-57

PAINESDALE — There’s nothing like the experience of going deep into the postseason for a basketball team. The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City boys team showed that in an impressive 66-57 Division 4 district seminfinal win over the Jeffers Jets Wednesday night at a packed JHS Gymnasium. “I ...

Boys Basketball: Calumet sinks L’Anse in semifinals

L’ANSE — The Calumet Copper Kings boys basketball team defeated the L’Anse Purple Hornets 50-40 in the Division 3 District 65 semifinals on Wednesday. The Copper Kings move on to the district championship, visiting Iron Mountain at 7 p.m. EDT Friday. According to Calumet’s head ...

MTU: athletics continue as normal despite coronavirus concerns

HOUGHTON — Athletics at Michigan Tech University won’t be impacted by the school’s coronavirus response. At least not yet. A press release from the university said classes will transition to a “virtual instruction environment” from March 16 to April 17. Athletics operations will ...

College Hockey: Michigan Tech visits WCHA-best Minnesota State

Michigan Tech faces a tall task this weekend. Luckily for them, the No. 6-seed Huskies (21-15-3) have stood pretty tall lately. Tech faces the No. 1 Minnesota State Mavericks (31-5-2) in the WCHA semifinals. Puck drop is 8:07 p.m. EDT on Friday, 7:07 p.m. Saturday and 6:07 p.m. Sunday (if ...

MHSAA: Winter tourneys continue as scheduled

The Michigan High School Athletic Association plans to conduct all remaining winter postseason tournaments as scheduled, the organization said in a press release Wednesday. “However, based on the recommendations from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer this afternoon,” the statement said, “the MHSAA ...

Girls Basketball: Calumet falls to Patriots in semis, 51-26

MARQUETTE — Emily Nelson was poised to earn a spot in Westwood’s starting five. Head coach Kurt Corcoran gave the junior that opportunity Tuesday night, and she delivered in a big way. Nelson’s 10 points and lockdown defense helped propel the Patriots to an MHSAA Division 3 regional ...