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MTU men edged by Truman State in NCAA tourney

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Michigan Tech men’s basketball season came to an end Tuesday night with a 65-62 loss to Truman State in the NCAA Div. II Midwest Region championship. The Huskies overcame a 10-point halftime deficit but fell just short in the final seconds, missing a chance to ...

Calumet routs Jets in regional semis, 10-2

HOUGHTON — Calumet scored early and often in a 10-2 win against Jeffers in the MHSAA Division 3 Region 17 semifinal Tuesday. The Copper Kings (14-0-1) scored just 38 seconds into the game and applied pressure all night in the win at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Calumet led 5-0 ...

Frahm scores 23 points, leads Jeffers over Panthers, 72-57

PAINESDALE — Opponents of the Jeffers High boys basketball team this season can expect one thing for sure: Pressure. The high-flying Jets displayed that Monday night in a CCC Copper Mountain game against the Chassell Panthers. “You know they (Jets) are going to force the issue both ...

Gremlins boys take 2nd, girls 5th at U.P. Finals

MARQUETTE — With a number of strong performances, the Houghton Gremlins boys swim team finished second at the U.P. Finals over the weekend. The girls also had a strong day, finishing fifth. On the boys’ side, Davin Evans had a huge weekend, setting a school record while finishing as the ...

Huskies top Southern Indiana in NCAA regional semis

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Dominating both ends of the floor, Michigan Tech knocked down No. 3 seed University of Southern Indiana 81-69 Sunday night at Ford Center in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Semifinals. The Huskies advanced to the Midwest Regional Championship game for the first time ...

MTU streaming prep hockey regionals

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech is providing a free video stream of the MHSAA Region 17 hockey tournament. Calumet and Jeffers open the tournament at 5:30 p.m. today followed by an 8 p.m. puck drop between Hancock and Houghton. The winners will advance to the Region 17 Championship at 1 p.m. on ...

Michigan Tech women’s basketball falls in NCAA regional semis

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Michigan Tech women’s basketball saw its historic 18 game win streak end abruptly Saturday with a 74-65 loss to Ashland in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region semifinals. Annie Roshak poured in 26 points and Karlee Pireu scored 20 with 12 rebounds for a double-double. ...

Huskies fall to Beavers, swept out of WCHA tourney

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Michigan Tech hockey season ended Saturday with a 4-1 loss at No. 15 Bemidji State in Game 2 of the WCHA quarterfinals. The Beavers scored four straight goals, including a pair of empty netters to advance. The Beavers won 3-1 on Friday. Tech finished the season ...

Riverland tops Finlandia men, 76-68

HANCOCK — Finlandia University gave highly regarded Riverland Community College aii it wanted Friday night in men’s basketball play at Paavo Nurmi Gym. But the much taller Blue Devils, now 13-1 on the season, wore down the Lions in the second half on the way to a 76-68 win in the season ...

Hancock routs Miners to close out season, 7-1

HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs hockey team got three goals from Leroy Bastian and four assists from Cole Stuber in a 7-1 win over the visiting Negaunee Miners to close out the regular season Saturday. Bastian scored five minutes in to get his first of the night. Stuber and Luke Marcotte ...

Huskies storm past Bulldogs in four sets

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team, reduced to just nine players due to COVID-19 protocols, defeated the No. 25 Ferris State Bulldogs for the second straight day, 25-14, 25-17, 23-25, 25-13, Saturday at the SDC Gym. For coach Matt Jennings, whose team had already beaten ...

Huskies visit Beavers to start WCHA tourney

Michigan Tech is hoping for a little more puck luck against Bemidji State this time around. The Huskies (17-10-1, 7-7 WCHA) visits Bemidji State to open the WCHA tournament this week. Tech lost 4-1 and 2-1 on Feb. 19-20 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Puck drop is 8:07 p.m. Friday, ...

Underwood, Finlandia top Gogebic, 94-87

HANCOCK — As the lone senior on the Finlandia University men’s basketball team, Dylan Underwood has seen it all. But Underwood played a major role in his team’s 94-87 win over Gogebic Community College Wednesday at Paavo Nurmi. Underwood dumped in a game-high 31 points and nailed five ...

Calumet tops Jets

CALUMET — Jackson Rilei struck twice and added an assist as the Calumet Copper Kings defeated the Jeffers Jets, 7-1, Tuesday. Seth Coppo, Nolan Sturos, Ayden Williams, Noah Jukuri and Paul Sturos also scored for the Copper Kings. Dean Loukus racked up six assists. Kyler Hillstrom scored ...

Jeffers holds off Dollar Bay-TC in 59-54 win

DOLLAR BAY — Jeffers coach John Schutz figured the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts would come out firing Monday night. They did, but Jeffers managed in a 59-54 win. “We had beaten them by 25 points just a week ago at our place,” Schutz said. “We know they would remember that ...

Tech women have No. 1 NCAA tournament seed; men have No. 2 seed

The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team took the No. 1 seed and has a bye in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional. The Huskies (20-1) face the winner of Grand Valley State and Ashland on Saturday in their 20th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history. Tech has a school-record ...

Bears place franchise tag on star receiver Robinson

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on star receiver Allen Robinson on Tuesday, setting up a potential messy situation with their most consistent playmaker on offense. The sides have until July 15 to reach a multiyear deal. Otherwise, he would play next season for ...

White, Bilski earn All-GLIAC honors, Player of the Year

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its awards for All-GLIAC as well as special awards Saturday morning. Michigan Tech’s Owen White was named GLIAC player of the year as well as All-GLIAC first team and All-GLIAC defensive team. Dawson Bilski also garnered ...

Michigan Tech women win 8th GLIAC tournament

WESTVILLE, Ind. — Michigan Tech women’s basketball pulled away from Ashland to win the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship for the eighth time in program history 74-63 Sunday at Dworkin Center Sunday afternoon. The Huskies (20-1) tied the program ...

Three-goal swing lifts Houghton past Hancock, 3-1

HOUGHTON — Scoring first in a rivalry game is sometimes the only momentum shift a team needs to win. In a rivalry like the cross-canal battle between Houghton and Hancock, it often takes a one-two combo and a knockout blow for either one to go down. On Saturday, Houghton found that ...