×

Local Sports

Calumet volleyball finally back on road to state finals

CALUMET — With a record of 19-0, the Calumet girl’s volleyball was having a season like none other and in more ways than one. “We literally had our bags packed on a Sunday night (in mid-November) ready to get on the bus for a quarterfinal match against Beaverton in Houghton Lake when ...

Tech hosts Alabama Huntsville to begin busy January

It’s a matchup that months ago looked like wouldn’t happen again. The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in March led to sweeping budget changes across all industries. College hockey, like all other sports, wasn’t immune to the crippling financial effects brought about in the ...

Legends: Fisher set the pace for Tech hoops

HOUGHTON — She was athletically talented enough to have played volleyball in college. But Mary Fisher always knew that basketball would be the sport for her. The former Bergland High athlete was recruited by Michigan Tech after graduating in 1984 from high school. “I always knew I ...

U.P. native Ashbrook transfers to Michigan Tech from RPI

Michigan Tech added a Yooper to the roster. The Huskies announced Sunday that they added Tristan Ashbrook to the hockey team. Ashbrook, a Manistique native, transferred from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He scored nine goals and four assists there last season as a freshman. Ashrbook, a ...

MHSAA fall sports tourneys concluding in January

EAST LANSING — The concluding rounds of Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason tournaments in football, girls volleyball and girls swimming and diving will be completed during January, as the MHSAA continues to follow all emergency orders from the Michigan Department of Health ...

Legends: Angotti never forgot his C.C. roots

HOUGHTON — As a player, Lou Angotti was the kind every hockey coach wanted on their roster. “Lou Angotti was a perfect complement of talent and know-how,” late Michigan Tech skipper John MacInnes once said. “He knew how to play the game and how to work with his teammates.” Angotti ...

MHSAA approves Jan. 16 start for indoor winter sports

The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Represntative Council approved an adjusted regular season schedule for indoor winter sports on Wednesday. The adjustment allows the indoor sports to restart on Saturday, Jan. 16 under current Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ...

Collins family leads AP All-State Division 5-6 team

Pat Collins fell just short of a state championship as Montague’s starting quarterback in 1992, when the Wildcats lost to Detroit St. Martin de Porres at the Pontiac Silverdome. Twenty-eight years later, Drew Collins is hoping to be able to one-up his dad, who is now in his 17th season as ...

Tech’s Swoyer named WCHA Defenseman of the Week again

Michigan Tech junior defenseman Colin Swoyer was named the WCHA Defenseman of the Week for the second straight week after the team’s sweep of rival Northern Michigan. Swoyer had two assists, both of which came in the Huskies’ 4-3 overtime win Friday in Houghton. The Huskies (4-3-1) ...

Bliss, Misiak lead Huskies past rival Wildcats 4-3 in OT

HOUGHTON — Knowing the visiting Northern Michigan Wildcats had already played this week, the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team knew they wanted to jump on the Wildcats early and often. The Huskies did just that, scoring just under four minutes in and then fighting hard in overtime to earn ...

Four local players named to All-U.P. Dream Teams

Three deserving players were named to the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association’s 11-player All-U.P. Dream Team this week. Another was named to the 8-player Dream Team. Calumet’s Dryden Nelson, Chet Hyrkas and Houghton’s Xander Zapolnik were named to the Dream Team. Nelson ...

Legends: Watters remembered for skills

HOUGHTON — He was referred to as a “coach on the ice” by Michigan Tech hockey coaching legend John MacInnes. Former teammates remember Tim Watters as a player who could see the whole ice and make adjustments on the fly. “The smartest hockey player I ever played with,” said ...

MHSAA: Football, volleyball, swimming tourneys will resume

EAST LANSING (AP) — The Michigan high school fall sports season is stretching into January, but no spectators will be allowed. Football playoffs will resume Jan. 2. The eight-player championship games will be played Jan. 9, followed by the 11-player finals on Jan. 15-16, the Michigan High ...

Three local players named to 11-player prep football All-U.P. Dream Team

Editor's note: Owing to space, this story did not appear in Friday's edition of The Daily Mining Gazette. It will appear in Saturday's print edition along with All-U.P. selections for high school 8-player football. Three deserving players were named to the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters ...

Michigan Tech faces rival Wildcats in home, away series

HOUGHTON — It’s a rivalry weekend unlike any other. Michigan Tech (2-3-1) hosts arch-rival Northern Michigan (1-0) in a nonconference home and away series starting tonight at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The Huskies will visit the Wildcats on Saturday night. It’s the first ...

Tech’s Pietila, Swoyer get WCHA honors

He’s been making it look easy. Michigan Tech sophomore goalie Blake Pietila was named the WCHA Goaltender of the Week for the second consecutive week. Huskies junior defenseman Colin Swoyer was named the WCHA Defenseman of the Week. He had two assists in the Huskies’ 3-0 win on Sunday ...

Huskies top Beavers 3-0 to salvage series split

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Jake Crespi scored his first goal as a Husky as Michigan Tech beat Bemidji State 3-0 on Sunday for a series split. Crespi’s goal came seven and a half minutes into the third to cap the Huskies’ afternoon with their second win of the season. Husky goaltender Blake ...

Michigan Tech visits Bemidji State in non-conference series

The Michigan Tech hockey team has finally gotten into a routine, at least for now. In 2020, a routine has been something hard to come by, especially across the sports world, with cancellations and postponements because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It isn’t much of a routine, but something that ...

Legends: No secret to Caudill’s success

EWEN — As far as Tom Caudill was concerned, the secret to winning games was simple: Have good talent on hand. The former Ewen-Trout Creek High School basketball coach did a lot of winning in his 31-year career at the Ontonagon County school. “I was very fortunate to have a large number ...