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Hancock shuts down E-TC to earn win; LL-H pulls away from Watersmeet

EWEN — Ewen-Trout Creek suffered its first loss of the season, as Hancock came back from 14 down in the first half to win the nonconference girls basketball game 45-35 Thursday night. The Panthers were up 13-3 after a quarter and increased the lead to 14 in the second quarter, but they made ...

Finlandia Lions head back out on the road

SUPERIOR, Wis. - In the midst of a six-game stretch of non-conference opponents, head coach Matt Marchel is proud of where his Finlandia Lions women's hockey team is at, despite getting swept last weekend at home by Concordia-Moorhead. The Lions (2-8-1 overall) were just a shot or two away ...

Ready to roll: Shawhan likes where Tech is headed as they prepare to host LSSU

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech is ready to go full speed ahead. After two months of ups and downs — a 4-1 win over rival Northern Michigan going in the “ups” category, and a five-game winless streak falling to the “downs”— head coach Joe Shawhan thinks the growing pains are over. The ...

Calumet defeats Hancock 46-43 in a game with 62 turnovers

CALUMET — If there was ever a game to test Jeff Twardzik's stoic demeanor, it was Tuesday against the Hancock Bulldogs. Calumet turned it over 27 times and saw a late 10-point lead cut to three in the final minute. Still, Twardzik sat relaxed in his chair, hand over his mouth while ...

Jeffers holds off Dollar Bay’s late rally for 46-35 win

DOLLAR BAY — It wasn’t supposed to be much of a game.  Jeffers head coach Joe Romano didn’t expect it. Neither did Dollar Bay’s coach, Steve Krahling.  But nobody told the Blue Bolts they weren’t supposed to stick with the Jets, and with 2:49 left to play, it was a one-point ...

Girls roundup: Chassell, L’Anse, E-TC, Ontonagon all earn victories

BARAGA — Chassell (2-1, 2-0) went on the road and defeated Baraga (0-4, 0-2) 40-33 in a Copper Country Conference game on Tuesday.  Chassell outscored Baraga 9-3 in the first quarter, which proved to be the difference in the game.  “Slow start again tonight,” Baraga coach Tom ...

Houghton falls to Escanaba

ESCANABA — This is shaping up as Basketball Rivalry Week in the Upper Peninsula. For example, Houghton travels to Hancock Thursday and Escanaba visits Gladstone Friday in a couple of games that will heat up gyms in those communities. “I think the kids are excited,” Escanaba coach ...

Witt, supporting cast shine in Panthers’ win over Calumet

CALUMET — Jake Witt took a power dribble along the baseline and utilized his quick-twitch leaping ability to take flight before the Calumet defender could even challenge the shot. Bang. Witt slammed home his only dunk of the game while he was fouled and converted the free throw for the ...

Mild-mannered Witt stays humble, does it all for E-TC

CALUMET — It's an odd sight, but a good one nonetheless.   When Ewen-Trout Creek throttled Hancock last Thursday and Jake Witt recorded 40 points and 13 rebounds, coach Brad Besonen and the Panthers stopped at a McDonald's to eat on the bus ride home. Besonen looked over mid-meal and ...

Blue Bolts persevere over Bessemer 65-58

BESSEMER — Dollar Bay played fearlessly against three-time state champion North Central in last year's regional, losing by only two points. But here the Blue Bolts were in the House of Noise Monday night, rattled, against a physical Bessemer team beating them on the boards and beating them ...

Chassell’s pressure leads to win over R-M

CHASSELL — Monday night's Republic-Michigamme and Chassell boys basketball game turned on a dime in the second half. Trailing by 12 points just two minutes into the third quarter, the Panthers ratcheted up their full-court pressure and turned the deficit into a 58-41 win at Helakoski ...

Houghton girls come up short against Gwinn 55-45

GWINN — The Houghton Gremlins girls basketball team is still dealing with early-season growing pains as the Gremlins fell 55-45 to the Gwinn Modeltowners Monday in a nonconference game in Gwinn. "We've got five kids on the floor and they're on different pages in the book," Houghton coach ...

Roundup: Hancock wins, Jeffers, Baraga, L’Anse lose

LAKE LINDEN — Hancock took the court with just its starting five and no subs, but the Bulldogs still managed to pull off a 48-42 nonconference victory over Lake Linden-Hubbell, Monday in Lake Linden.  The Bulldogs were led by Joe Watson with 17 points and Jamie Sintkowski who added 11. ...

After 31 saves in 5-1 victory, Beydoun may be Michigan Tech’s answer in goal

HOUGHTON — Before Saturday's game against Ferris State (9-10-1, 6-5-1-0 WCHA), freshman goalie Robbie Beydoun had made just one start and hadn't recorded a full game in goal. He appeared in three contests for the Huskies, totaling 69 minutes of play.    But when Patrick Munson struggled ...

Hancock comes back, defeats Brother Rice 6-4

HANCOCK — For 33 minutes Saturday, the visiting Brother Rice Warriors played a nearly perfect game. They held a 3-1 lead at the Houghton County Arena and the Hancock Bulldogs looked like a shell-shocked opponent, throwing pucks away and running around in their own end. That all changed in ...

Houghton falls to Rochester United in overtime

HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins recorded 27 shots. They scored three goals. They took Rochester United (3-3) to overtime, Saturday at Dee Stadium.  On paper, things look pretty good, but according to head coach Corey Markham they were missing one crucial thing in the 4-3 loss: ...

Tech men rally to defeat winless Purdue Northwest

WESTVILLE, Ind. – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team battled back late in the second half to defeat Purdue Northwest 75-66 on the road in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference showdown Saturday afternoon. The Huskies trailed most of the way but outscored the Pride 14-3 in the ...

No. 18 Tech women blow out Purdue Northwest 80-46

WESTVILLE, Ind. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team capped another solid week with a convincing 86-40 GLIAC victory at Purdue Northwest Saturday afternoon. The Huskies held the Pride to single=digit point totals in three of the four quarters on their way to their fifth straight win ...

Houghton swimmers sweep Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Houghton Gremlins won another swim meet, with the girls topping Sault Ste. Marie 107-75 while the boys were victorious 93-71 Sunday in Sault Ste. Marie.  “I was impressed with how the kids bounced back from a long bus ride on Friday and a meet to compete hard ...

Tech rallies from 3-1 hole, loses to Ferris State 4-3

HOUGHTON — Coaches in the game of hockey like to talk about one key word: momentum. The Michigan Tech Huskies had it twice Friday night, but they also lost it twice in a 4-3 loss to the visiting Ferris State Bulldogs at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Coming off a bye week, the Huskies knew ...