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Dollar Bay sinks Bulldogs to stay unbeaten, 72-56

DOLLAR BAY — Coming off of their first win in their last contest - over Chassell on Jan. 2nd - the Hancock Bulldogs boys’ basketball team (1-4) gave undeafeated host Dollar Bay-Tamarack City (7-0) a scare on Thursday night. The Blue Bolts asserted themselves in the second half of ...

Men’s Basketball: Tech unravels Lake Superior State, 102-81

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s basketball team etched another tally in the win column on Thursday night as they defeated U.P. rival Lake Superior State (6-10, 3-5 GLIAC) 102-81. It was a game in which the Huskies topped the 100-point mark for the third time this season. In ...

Women’s Basketball: Huskies women sink Lakers, 62-52

HOUGHTON — There will be nights for any basketball team when your shots aren’t dropping, and you’re a little bit off your overall game. Such was the case for the Michigan Tech women’s basketball squad Thursday evening at the SDC Wood Gym against Lake Superior State. But MTU coach Sam ...

Boys Basketball: Houghton holds on for 54-52 win over Gwinn

HOUGHTON — All it took was three players and the Houghton Gremlins were able to outscore the Gwinn Modeltowners in boys basketball action. Houghton’s Brad Simonsen had 39 points, Pablo Salgado poured in 12 and senior Jordan Jurvu added three for a 54-52 victory on Wednesday. “It was ...

Finlandia men falls short in 116-70 loss to UW-Superior

HANCOCK — Finlandia University picked the wrong night to have a cold shooting percentage. Unable to match up with a good UW-Superior team Wednesday evening at Paavo Nurmi Gym, the Lions came out on the short end of a 116-70 decision. The visiting Yellow Jackets used their superior size to ...

Finlandia women’s hockey still looking for 1st win of season

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — It has been a tough start to the season for the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team, to say the least. The Lions are 0-11-0 on the year, going 0-4-0 at home and 0-7-0 on the road after losing 6-0 and 5-0 against Saint Benedict over the weekend. While the Lions have ...

Hubbell’s Marietta wins at MASTERS Terra-X races

ONTONAGON — Hubbell’s Jimmy Marietta, and MTU student Jordan Wolfe, each won 3 classes at last weekend’s MASTERS Terra-X races in Ontonagon. Marietta won both of the Pro Classes, Pro Open Stock and Top Dog. The popular snowmobile racer, also won the Vintage class. Wolfe not only set ...

Prep Hockey: Gremlins hammer Miners, 6-2

HOUGHTON — It’s not often that when two teams play to a 6-2 score in a high school hockey game, both coaches feel the opposite way of how conventional wisdom says they should feel. But that’s exactly what happened Tuesday evening at Dee Stadium. The Division 3 No. 5 Houghton Gremlins ...

Prep Basketball: Houghton girls rally past Jets

HOUGHTON — Houghton girls basketball head coach Julie Filpus can’t figure it out why her team plays better on the road. “I don’t understand it but the girls just do not feel comfortable in this gym,” Filpus said. “I am not sue what they they feel or don’t feel but we are a much ...

Girls Basketball: Chassell throttles Blue Bolts

DOLLAR BAY — Chassell barely drew a sweat in carving out an easy 59-26 win over Dollar Bay-Tamarack City in girls basketball action Tuesday night. The Panthers opened up a 20-2 lead after eight minutes behind 11 points from Paige Sleeman. CHS coach Bill Sleeman said the first quarter was ...

Kingsford outlasts Hancock hockey, 5-2

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford peppered Hancock’s net all night for a 5-2 win on Tuesday. The Flivvers (8-7) scored twice each in the first and third periods. Kingsford had 42 total shots. The Bulldogs (4-9) managed 28 shots on net. Kingsford took a 2-0 lead in the first before Austin ...

Boys Basketball: Miners top Copper Kings

CALUMET — The Negaunee Miners extended their unbeaten streak to seven games on Monday with a 57-35 win over the Calumet Copper Kings. The win could be best described as a defensive victory for the Miners (7-0). Both teams struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the opening minutes so ...

Huskies ranked No. 19 this week

HOUGHTON — After a loss and tie to No. 15 Bowling Green last weekend, the Michigan Tech hockey team slipped to No. 19 in the latest NCAA Division I hockey poll. Michigan Tech (13-10-2, 8-7-1 WCHA) tied the Falcons 2-2 Saturday after losing 3-2 on Friday. The Huskies were ranked No. 17, ...

College Hockey: Huskies hold on to tie Falcons 2-2

HOUGHTON — It wasn’t a perfect weekend for No. 17 Michigan Tech, closing out the weekend with a 2-2 tie against No. 16 Bowling Green on Saturday. While the game goes into the books as a tie, Bowling Green’s Max Johnson scored during the five-minute 3-on-3 overtime for the extra WCHA ...

Women’s Basketball: MTU rebounds with 75-55 win against Purdue Norwest

WESTVILLE, Ind. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team bounced back with a 75-55 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win Saturday at Purdue Northwest University. The Huskies put together strong second and fourth quarters on the way to the 20-point victory over the ...

College Basketball: Lions lose to Holy Family

HANCOCK — A tremendous second half effort by Finlandia University’s Dylan Underwood went for naught as the Lions dropped an 86-74 game to Holy Family College Sunday afternoon at Paavo Nurmi Gym. Underwood, a junior guard from Michigan City, Ind., scored 28 of his game-high 34 points in ...

Prep Hockey: Houghton edges Novi 6-5 in OT

HOUGHTON — Sometimes hockey comes down inches or seconds. Or like it did on Saturday, it came down to both. A matter of seconds, because Houghton’s Ty Halonen scored the tying goal with 11 seconds remaining in the game, setting the stage for Camden Markham to bury a rebound in overtime ...

Men’s Basketball: Huskies spill Purdue Northwest, 84-77

WESTVILLE, Ind. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team held off Purdue Northwest for an 84-77 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory on the road Saturday afternoon. The Huskies owned the lead for over 38 minutes in the game, but the Pride remained within striking distance ...

Prep Hockey: Bulldogs top Northville, earn 3rd straight win

HANCOCK — If head coach Dan Rouleau had one message for his players through the first nine games of the season, it was that things will get better. The Hancock Bulldogs hockey team faced Top 5 talent in at least six of their first nine contests and had just one win for their ...

No. 16 Falcons edge No. 17 Huskies, 3-2

HOUGHTON — Bowling Green didn’t tip-toe around flat-footed Michigan Tech. The No. 16 Falcons (12-9-1, 7-6-1-1 WCHA) wore down the No. 17 Huskies with a relentless forecheck en route to a 3-2 win Friday. Bowling Green came into Friday with every intention of reversing the misfortunes of ...