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Westwood girls outlast Calumet

ISHPEMING — Good basketball teams simply get the job done. They may not be flashy every time they step out on the court, but they find a way to win games. That’s what the Westwood girls did Thursday night. The Patriots started off slow, but gradually built up a double-digit lead in the ...

Bulldogs get 26 from Kero, hold off Hematites

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming girls basketball team came close to getting a win on its home court Thursday night, but came up just short in the end, falling 36-33 to Hancock. Emma Poirier led the Hematites with 25 points, while D’Andra Kero had 14 for the Bulldogs. “Free throws and layups ...

Boys Basketball: Houghton cruises past Wykons

HOUGHTON — What a difference a day makes. Or rather, make that a night. After struggling shooting the basketball the night before against Kingsford in a four-point defeat, the Houghton Gremlins came out all guns blazing Tuesday night versus West Iron County in a 68-42 win in boys basketball ...

Girls Basketball: Jets throttle Cardinals, 50-26

PAINESDALE — What a difference a month makes. In mid-December, the Jeffers Jets girls basketball team was raw. They were all over the place rushing into shots. That style of play has drastically changed. On Tuesday night, it was a very different Jeffers Jet girls squad. It was a team ...

Gremlins 2nd at Mont Ripley meet

HOUGHTON — The Houghton High School boys and girls ski teams took second in a meet at Mont Ripley on Tuesday. The Gremlins finished behind Marquette in both boys and girls. Ironwood and Norway filled out third and fourth place in the boys. The girls consisted only of Houghton and ...

Finlandia hockey falls to Northland

HANCOCK — It was 60 minutes of nonstop battling as the Finlandia University men’s hockey team lost 3-1 to Northland on Tuesday. Finlandia (3-10-2) drew first blood as freshman Phil Schader scored a shorthanded goal. That made it 1-0 Lions at the 4:46 mark. Northland stepped up their ...

Peterson: Tech’s Monroe similar to ‘Duke’

The first time I saw Kyle Monroe put up a shot I was instantly reminded of another player. It was, as they like to say, deja vu all over again. Monroe, who will likely become the all-time leading scorer in Michigan Tech men’s basketball history this winter, reminded me of Dominic ...

Boys Basketball: Flivvers top Gremlins, 61-57

HOUGHTON — Like a man on a treadmill, the Houghton Gremlins kept trying to catch up to the Kingsford Flivvers on Monday night. But the Gremlins fell just short in the boys basketball contest, dropping a 61-57 decision. “We came out tonight and weren’t quite up to our game,” Houghton ...

College Hockey: Huskies ranked No. 17 in latest poll

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech is riding high lately. And the latest Division I college hockey poll reflects it. The Huskies (13-9-1, 8-6 WCHA) were ranked at No. 17 following a split at No. 15 Arizona State. Tech arrived in Arizona last week after winning the Great Lakes ...

Monroe named GLIAC North player of the week

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and for the second straight week. Monroe helped guide the Huskies to two more GLIAC wins over Wayne State ...

US Cross Country Ski Championships wrap up at Michigan Tech trails

HOUGHTON — The eyes of the cross county ski world have been focused on Michigan Tech Trails over the past week as the university grounds have been the site of the 2020 L.L. Bean U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships. The event has featured more than 450 athletes and dozens of teams from ...

Boys Basketball: Lakes cruise past Republic with 85-55 win, stay unbeaten

LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell hosted Republic-Michigamme Monday night in the first boys’ basketball action for both schools since Dec. 19. And the long break showed for both squads with a slow start. But the Lakes (4-0) pulled away in the first half to a comfortable lead they never ...

Prep Hockey: Brighton hands Calumet 1st loss

CALUMET — All good things must come to an end. The Division 3 No. 1 Calumet Copper Kings’ season-opening unbeaten streak ended at 12 games Saturday night as the hosts were not able to find the net in the third period and fell to the D1 No. 5 Brighton Bulldogs, 3-2, at the Calumet ...

Prep Hockey: Detroit Jesuit blanks Gremlins

HOUGHTON — There is an old hockey adage coined by Wayne Gretzky years ago that 100 percent of the shots you do not take will not go in. The Division 3 No. 3 Houghton Gremlins had a moment that lived up to that statement in the third period of a 3-0 loss to the D3 No. 4 University of Detroit ...

Men’s Basketball: Huskies outshoot Ashland, 76-63

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s basketball team extended their winning streak to three games after defeating Ashland University 76-63 on Saturday. The game capped off a seven-game homestand in which the Huskies (10-3, 4-1 GLIAC) went 6-1. Tech’s only loss during this home ...

Men’s Basketball: Finlandia men fall short to Alma, 97-89

HANCOCK — Finlandia University gave it their best shot Saturday afternoon against Alma College in men’s basketball play, but came up just short. Kyle Woodruff’s heroics lifted Alma to a 97-89 win. Tied up at 85-85 in the final two minutes of action at Paavo Nurmi Gym, the Lions were ...

College Hockey: Tech hockey splits at No. 17 Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. — Logan Pietila scored the game-winning goal with 2:05 remaining to give Michigan Tech a 3-2 victory at No. 17 Arizona State Sunday. The Huskies (13-9-1, 5-3-1 WCHA) salvaged the split after losing 4-3 on Saturday. "It's fun coming down here. We enjoyed the heck out of this ...

Women’s Basketball: MTU women fall to Ashland

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team fell to Ashland University 85-68 in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference matchup Saturday. The Huskies kept things close early and the defense kept the Eagles' offense off track at times, but unfortunately it wasn't enough ...

Prep Hockey: Calumet skates past Detroit Jesuit 3-1

CALUMET — The hardware is already adding up for Calumet. The Division 3 No. 1 Copper Kings (11-0-1) beat No. 4 University of Detroit Jesuit 3-1 on Friday to win the Miner’s Cup, a traditional trophy in which both teams have battled for in years past. After Friday’s win, it was set ...