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Ghormley, De Marchi get All-Region volleyball honors

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech volleyball’s Laura De Marchi and Olivia Ghormley of the Michigan Tech volleyball team were named All-Region by two different organizations on Wednesday. Both juniors were honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and the Division II Conference ...

WITH GALLERY: Houghton routs rival Bulldogs, 8-2

HANCOCK — A high school hockey game can change in less than a minute. Hancock Bulldogs head coach Dan Rouleau saw his team even a game Tuesday night against one of their rivals in the Houghton Gremlins, only to see the Gremlins score three goals in a span of 37 seconds to take control of ...

Girls Basketball: Calumet holds off E-TC’s 4th quarter rally, 49-47

CALUMET — The Ewen-Trout Creek girls basketball team almost pulled it off. They mounted an eight-point comeback in the last minutes of the fourth quarter against the Calumet Copper Kings only to fall two points short in a 49-47 loss. The name of this first game of the season for the ...

College Hockey: Finlandia tops Hamline 4-1, gets 2nd straight win

HANCOCK — The Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team struggled through the early portion of their schedule. They played well, but were not reaping any rewards. That all changed last Friday with a win over Northland College on the road. Tuesday, looking to build off that win, the Lions ...

Girls Basketball: Blue Bolts beat Bessemer for 1st win in a year

DOLLAR BAY — After a winless season in 2018-19, the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City girls' basketball team wanted to be sure to get off to a good start in their season and home opener Tuesday night. They were able to squeak out the victory, 39-38 over Bessemer in a cross-division Copper Mountain ...

Hancock falls short against Nelson, WIC 43-35

HANCOCK — Much of the attention in Tuesday night’s season-opening girls basketball game between West Iron County and Hancock centered on Wykons’ senior center Emily Nelson. Nelson, a 6-foot-1 senior bound for Michigan Tech next fall, didn’t have her greatest showing in a 43-35 WIC ...

Prep Hockey: Bulldogs look to send Rouleau off in best way

HANCOCK — As Dan Rouleau sits down at Gino’s Restaurant for a pregame meal with his beloved Hancock Bulldogs hockey team, he knows this might be the last time he does so. As he starts his 25th year as head coach of the Bulldogs, Rouleau feels like the 2019-20 season might be his final one ...

Tech’s Monroe named GLIAC North Player of the Week

HOUGHTON — For the second time this season, Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been named the named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week, announced Monday. It’s the second week in a row that a Husky has earned GLIAC Player of the ...

Prep Hockey: Calumet blanks Hancock again for John H. Sherf trophy

CALUMET — Calumet pinned the throttle down Saturday, bringing pressure early and often in a 5-0 win over rival Hancock in the 44th annual Copper Island Classic. It’s Calumet’s second straight year winning the John H. Sherf trophy and 10th since 2000. The Copper Kings have won the ...

College Hockey: Huskies beat Alaska Saturday to earn weekend series split

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Michigan Tech hockey team earned a WCHA split Saturday with a 2-1 win at Alaska. Eric Gotz and Raymond Brice scored and Matt Jurusik had 16 saves to lift the Huskies to victory in the final road game of 2019. “We played pretty well in a lot of areas tonight,” ...

Indians take 1st game vs. Meijer

SAULT STE. MARIE — Hosting the Meijer Carts AAA hockey team over the weekend, the Soo Indians took the opener, 4-1, Saturday at the Taffy Abel Arena. They dropped the second game, 5-0 Sunday morning. With the Indians up 2-0 in the second on Saturday, Houghton native P.J. Donnelly scored ...

WITH GALLERY: Copper Kings blank Bulldogs, 3-0

CALUMET — The Copper Island Classic on the day after Thanksgiving is as traditional as grandma’s cranberry sauce. Calumet won the trophy last year and they are on pace to keep it at home again this year as they defeated the Bulldogs 3-0 on Friday. Friday’s matchup between Calumet ...

Michigan Tech travels to Alaska for redemption

The bounces have been going Michigan Tech’s way the last two weeks. Ray Brice’s goal to open the scoring two minutes into last Saturday’s game in Marquette is one of those bounces. Brice carried the puck into the zone along the left boards, looking at TJ Polglaze in the middle, ...

No. 6 MTU in 3rd straight NCAA tourney, at Lewis

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech volleyball team will make its third straight and 11th all-time appearance in the NCAA Division II tournament. Tech is the No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region and will play No. 3 Missouri-St. Louis at top-seeded, and regional host, Lewis on Dec. 5. Tech is ranked ...

Prep Hockey: Gremlins hold off Marquette 3-2

HOUGHTON — The energy on the ice was palpable Tuesday night as the Houghton Gremlins took care of the Marquette Redmen 3-2 at the Dee. From the opening draw to the final buzz of the clock, both teams gave it there all. “It wasn’t the prettiest game we played, but I liked our compete ...

MTU’s Lucca named GLIAC North Player of the Week

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech senior guard Tommy Lucca was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Lucca had a huge game for the Huskies in their non-conference matchup with Minnesota Duluth this past ...

Prep Hockey: Miners score 6 straight goals, spill Jeffers 6-3

HOUGHTON — Jeffers Jets assistant captain Jackson Rocchi had a strong performance Tuesday night at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena as he picked up three points on a goal and two assists. Unfortunately for the home fans, it was not enough as the Negaunee Miners got four goals from Jack Mattias ...

FU men drop 9th straight, lose to St. Scholastica, 92-85

HANCOCK — Finlandia University nearly ended a long losing streak in men’s basketball Tuesday. But the Lions ended up dropping a 92-85 game to St. Scholastica in overtime. “I thought we had our chances to win,” FU head coach Sam Casey said. “The kids wanted this one badly … I ...

College Basketball: Finlandia women rout St. Scholastica, 78-58

HANCOCK — Whenever St. Scholastica made a move on Finlandia University in Tuesday’s women’s basketball game, either Katie Lundeen or Carsyn Osterman had a ready answer. Lundeen totaled a game-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Osterman notched 18 points, 6 assists and ...

Tech wins 3-2, sweeps No. 19 Wildcats

MARQUETTE — Michigan Tech took a lead and held back a late push by No. 19 Northern Michigan for a 3-2 win and a series sweep on Saturday. The Huskies (7-6, 5-5 WCHA) took a 3-0 lead in the second period before the Wildcats rallied with two goals in the third. Matt Jurusik was instrumental ...