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Defensive lapses prove costly for Houghton in 6-5 loss to Kingsford

HOUGHTON — The Kingsford Flivvers needed a night like this. With a 6-5 victory on the road over the Houghton Gremlins Monday, the Flivvers lifted the spirits of the players, their families and their friends with a 6-5 win at Dee Stadium. Head coach Dennis Murvich, whose team has been ...

UW-Superior too much for Finlandia women

HANCOCK — Defeating the second-place team in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference is one thing. Beating the No. 1 team, UW-Superior, is another. The Finlandia women's basketball team found that out Monday night at Paavo Nurmi Gym, dropping an 86-70 decision. FU, which had upset St. ...

Boys roundup: Eight local teams in action

HANCOCK — The Jeffers Jets locked down in the second half to earn a 57-44 nonconference win over the Hancock Bulldogs Monday in Hancock. Jeffers (4-4) allowed just 12 second-half points as the Jets outscored Hancock 27-12 over the final two quarters. It’s Jeffers’ fourth consecutive win ...

Second U.P. basketball poll remains relatively the same for local teams

Locally, not much changed the with the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Week 2 basketball poll. The Chassell girls and Ewen-Trout Creek boys are still second in Class D, while the Dollar Bay boys retain the No. 3 spot in Class D boys. The Ewen-Trout Creek girls also remain No. 5 in Class D ...

L’Anse girls lose 81-47 to Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — The L'Anse Purple Hornets dropped an 81-47 decision to the Ishpeming Hematites in a nonconference game Monday in Ishpeming. “They're extremely good,” L'Anse coach Scott Lloyd said. “They're balanced, can shoot and defend. They don't make a lot of mistakes and are a ...

Klein scores go-ahead goal, Jeffers tops Negaunee 5-4

NEGAUNEE — The Jeffers Jets skated past the Negaunee Miners 5-4 in LSC action on Monday at Negaunee. Scoring for the Jets were Elias Rajala, David Storm, Matthew Halonen, Clay Larson and Kellen Klein.   Klein’s game-winner came late in the third after the Jets came back from a 4-2 ...

Calumet puts it all together to defeat Detroit-Jesuit 3-0

CALUMET — Last season the Calumet Copper Kings needed five games to pick up their first win, but once they did, their season turned around and they only lost three more games the rest of the season en route to a runner-up finish in the state finals. Head coach Dan Giachino has been waiting ...

No. 13 Michigan Tech women pull away from LSSU for 77-47 victory

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team pulled away for a 77-47 GLIAC victory at Lake Superior State Saturday afternoon. The Huskies outscored the Lakers 22-7 in the second quarter to take command of the game. “I really thought our second unit played well and ...

Tech men lose to LSSU for 6th straight loss

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team fell at Lake Superior State 84-73 in a GLIAC contest Saturday afternoon. The Huskies battled back from a 22-point second half deficit to close the gap to nine points late in the period, but the Lakers hit some key buckets in ...

Houghton competes in Splash-N-Dive

MARQUETTE — The Houghton swim team competed in the Splash-N-Dash swim meet, Saturday in Marquette with wins in multiple events. Leif Odegard won the Boys 50 Yard backstroke with a time of 29.72 seconds. He was followed up by teammate Colton Haataja in second place, who finished in 30.14. ...

Finlandia hits 17 3s in win over Bay

ESCANABA — Four years had passed since Escanaba High School graduate Brandon Robinette last played basketball in his hometown. The junior forward made it a happy homecoming Saturday afternoon while helping Finlandia post a 97-77 victory over the Bay College Norse in the Northern Lights YMCA ...

Calumet learning from mistakes after 4-2 loss to Detroit-Jesuit

CALUMET — If the Calumet Copper Kings and the University of Detroit- Jesuit Cubs were wearing the same uniforms, at times, it would be near impossible to tell the players apart. That’s how close in talent and style the two teams were: Blue and maroon were the only things stopping them from ...

Michigan Tech looking for consistency down final stretch

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies are in the midst of a 13-day break between their last contest against Arizona State, and the next one versus Alaska. But don’t let the word “break” deceive you. Off-weeks are even more intense than game weeks. “Right now we are focusing on ...

Hancock pulls out thrilling win over Jeffers 48-45

PAINESDALE — You couldn't slice it any thinner than Friday night's girls basketball game between the Hancock Bulldogs and the Jeffers Jets. Jeffers, down by a 46-45 score with 5.6 seconds left to play, had a chance to win the game with two free throws. But the Jets were long on both of the ...

E-TC shuts down Ontonagon for 66-34 victory

ONTONAGON — The first half looked like what you'd expect from an Ontonagon County rivalry. The second half looked like what was expected of Ewen-Trout Creek this season. The fifth-ranked Panthers held Ontonagon to just four points in the second half and won the Copper Mountain Conference ...

Coaching stint, dedicated offseason propel Wardynski to set scoring record

IRONWOOD — As a freshman last year, Lori Wardynski was Gogebic Community College's best player. Yet there were times, she admits, where she would frustrate her coach when she didn't quite get the message he was trying to send. Wardynski worked and worked and worked through the offseason, ...

No. 16 Michigan Tech women rally to defeat Ferris State

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team rallied for a thrilling 80-77 GLIAC victory at Ferris State on the road Thursday night. The Huskies battled back from a 13-point deficit in the second half to notch a crucial win in the final seconds. Senior Brenna Heise gave Tech ...