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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 ...

Girls roundup: Hancock defeats Dollar Bay; Houghton falls to Negaunee

HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs utilized another solid defensive effort to score a 61-32 nonconference win over the Dollar Bay Blue Bolts Friday in Hancock. “We had a little bit of fire under our butt,” Hancock coach Jack Johnson said. “Mialy Brooks is really stepping up as a senior ...

Houghton boys and girls dominate swim meet

RUDYARD — The Houghton boys and girls swim teams hit the road for a meet against Rudyard, Saturday. The Gremlins took first in every event except the girls 500 freestyle and the girls 200 freestyle relay. Houghton's girls 200 yard medley relay team, made up of Wonyoung Choi, Mikayla Sague, ...

Dollar Bay locks down Jeffers in much-anticipated opener

DOLLAR BAY — While Jesse Kentala ate dinner at Quincy's Restaurant with his daughter Wednesday night, on two occasions, a stranger approached to let him know how eager they were to watch his team this season. “Everywhere I go, all the time, it doesn't matter where I am, people talk ...

Houghton takes step forward in 54-45 victory over L’Anse

HOUGHTON — In the beginning of a season, coaches talk a lot about growing pains. New players have to find their niches, and returners have to adjust to different roles. Offenses and defenses must be learned, and team chemistry must be developed.   But the players aren't the only ones ...

Calumet wins first game; Houghton ties 2-2 with Brother Rice

CALUMET — After opening their season with four losses due to a string of difficult opponents, the Calumet Copper Kings picked up a 2-0 win over Rochester Adams (2-3), Friday at the Calumet Colosseum.  “It felt good to get things going in the right direction,” head coach Dan Giachino ...

E-TC’s Jake Witt tallies 40 points, 13 rebounds in 73-35 win over Hancock

HANCOCK — Those spectators attending Thursday night's boys non-league basketball game between Ewen-Trout Creek and Hancock got a quick look at Panthers' star center Jake Witt. Witt, a Michigan Tech signee, needed just the first four minutes of the meeting to showcase his considerable ...

Tech men defeat GVSU 78-68

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team held back Grand Valley State for a 78-68 GLIAC victory Thursday night at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Huskies (6-3, 3-0 GLIAC) have now won four straight contests and remained unbeaten in conference ...

Tech women get OT win at GVSU

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team rallied for an 85-81 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory in overtime Thursday night at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In a game the seesawed back and forth all night, the Huskies tied the game with ...

Calumet edges WIC in opener; L’Anse suffers first defeat of season

IRON RIVER — Nina Anderson had 13 points and Brea Johnson and Celia Kiilunen each added 11 as Calumet (1-0) went on the road and defeated West Iron County (3-1) 61-51 in a West-PAC matchup on Thursday.   “It was a good game intensity-wise, but being the first game, we exposed I feel ...

Boys roundup: Chassell, LL-H continue to roll; Calumet drops opener

CHASSELL — The Chassell Panthers earned another dominating win, this time defeating the Baraga Vikings 76-35 Thursday in Chassell. Nate Gockenbach led Chassell with 21 points and six rebounds, while Elijah Soumis had 16 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. "We are moving the ball ...

Rapid River snaps North Central’s 84-game win streak with 65-43 victory

By MIKE MATTSON mmattson@dailypress.net RAPID RIVER — In the future, Rapid River’s Logan Hardwick plans to share some good news. Hardwick and the Rockets defeated state powerhouse North Central 65-43 Thursday night before a packed house at Rapid River High School. The Rockets made ...

Jeffers hockey loses to Cheboygan 6-3

CHEBOYGAN — After getting out to a two-goal lead, the Jeffers Jets fell to Cheboygan 6-3 on the road in a non-league contest.  Jackson Rocchi and Clay Larson scored in the first period for Jeffers (4-2), but Cheboygan (3-3) rallied in the second and third periods to come away with the ...

Lions head back on the road to face Cobbers in nonconference play

MOORHEAD, Minn. - Coming off a strong showing in a split with the Marian Sabres at home last weekend, the Finlandia Lions women's hockey team heads back out on the road this weekend to face a Concordia Cobbers team that has struggled out of the gates this season to a 4-3-2 start. The Lions ...

FU men head back out on the road trying to clear frustrations

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Sometimes, change can be slow, other times, it can happen in a heartbeat. For the Finlandia Lions men's hockey team, their change from being an also-ran in the NCHA is more the former than the latter. It doesn't help when they do not get any help along the way. The Lions ...