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Moving forward: Women’s soccer club gaining ground over course of year

HOUGHTON — Nicki Gallup is a dual biomedical and mechanical engineering major who joined the Michigan Tech club soccer club team in the fall of 2017. She currently serves as the vice president. The club competes in the Women’s Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference, in the 10-team Great Lakes ...

Finlandia earns split with Bay College Monday

WELLS — The weather was cooling down but the Bay College softball team was warming up as it split with the Finlandia Lions here Monday, dropping the opener, 9-6, and rallying for a 7-6 win in the nightcap. The first game was tied at three coming into the top of the fourth. After a single ...

Culture change: Support for sports at Finlandia turning a corner

HANCOCK — Stephen Stills once wrote a song titled, “For what it’s worth,” early in his tenure with the band Buffalo Springfield. While it was written as a protest song, the opening lines feel appropriate for something else entirely that is happening at Finlandia ...

New standards: Former Husky Reinke sets records in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Stillwater, Minnesota, native and former Michigan Tech defenseman from 2016-18, Mitch Reinke had a record-setting season for the American Hockey League (AHL)’s San Antonio Rampage. The Rampage finished their season on April 13 with an overall record of 31-38-6-1, which ...

Learning, getting competitive in cheer club

HOUGHTON — Emma Kehus, a junior mechanical engineering major at Michigan Tech, has been affiliated with the co-ed club cheer team for three years. The team is split into two sections, a sidelines team seen at many Michigan Tech sporting events, and a competitive team. “We’re split into ...

Northland College announces basketball camps for June

ASHLAND, Wis. — Northland College has announced that they will be hosting basketball camps for young boys and girls in June. Players entering grades 1-5 will be participating from June 17-20. The same for those in grades 6-8. Players entering grades 9-12 will be in camp June ...

UP Power shows skill in tournament win

The U.P. Power club volleyball team finished their season with a strong showing at the North Star Invitational tournament last weekend weekend in Duluth and Hermantown, Minnesota. Playing teams from Minnesota and also one from Thunder Bay, Ontario, the girls won their bracket. The final ...

L’Esperance celebrates his AHL success, wants more

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas — After scoring 46 goals in 152 games at Michigan Tech, current Texas Stars forward Joel L’Esperance recently broke the 30-goal plateau with the Stars, putting together a tremendous rookie season that saw him score 30 goals and 45 points in just 54 contests. The ...

Double trouble: Ojala brothers stay close to home as both pick Michigan Tech

CALUMET — For parents who have children that play high school sports, getting to see those youngsters have the opportunity to continue to play the sport they love while also getting a good education is one of the most special experiences they can ask for. Calumet Copper Kings boys ...

Bay College, playing at home for first time, sweeps Finlandia

WELLS — The Bay College softball team couldn’t have asked for a much better debut in the program’s first-ever home games. The Norse did just about everything right in a sweep of Finlandia here Tuesday afternoon, winning the first contest, 9-1, and the nightcap, 2-0. Maddy Griffin had a ...

Deadline approaching for UP Hall of Fame

ESCANABA — April 29 is the deadline to acquire tickets for the 48th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. The induction banquet is May 11 at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, 15 miles west of Escanaba. A social begins at 5 p.m. (EDT) and the dinner and program ...

Removing stigma: MTU club out to prove that volleyball is for men as well

HOUGHTON — The current president of the men’s volleyball club at Michigan Tech, Keanan Peterson-Rucker, is proud of being part of a club that has been around for at least 20 years. “Our main purpose is to gather people around the competitive sport of volleyball,” he said. “It ...

Huskies tennis season comes to an end

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s tennis season came to an end on Saturday with a tough 7-0 loss to the Wayne State Warriors at the Gates Tennis Center. With the defeat, the Huskies ended the year at 2-13 overall and 0-8 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference ...

Spring football fun

David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette Michigan Tech’s Clayton Lynn pursues the quarterback during the annual Spring game Saturday at Sherman Field

Right direction: Huskies improve, but fall to Ashland

The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s tennis team fell to an older, more experienced Ashland Eagles team, 7-0, at the Gates Tennis Center Friday. With the loss, the Huskies fell to 2-12 overall and 0-7 GLIAC play. Their wins came in late February against Tiffin 5-2 and 4-3 over Kutztown in early ...

New life: Wolverines proud to be a part of Hockeyville

CALUMET — Over the last couple of weeks, Sundays have taken on a new meaning in Calumet. Two weeks ago, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the home of the Copper Kings and Wolverines would be dubbed “Hockeyville USA.” A week later, the local senior men’s hockey team, the ...

Building fun: MTU women’s volleyball club is looking to keep growing

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech senior mathematics and psychology major Rylee Price joined the Huskies women’s volleyball club team in the Spring of 2016. Volleyball is an adaptable sport that can be played inside and outside and at any skill level. The Michigan Tech women’s volleyball club ...