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After strong start, No. 15 Michigan Tech ready for home debut

HOUGHTON — When Michigan Tech fans last saw their team take the ice in their home jerseys at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena, it was the WCHA Playoff Championship game, which they won in double overtime to earn a trip to the NCAA tournament. On Friday, the Huskies (3-1-1, 1-0-1-1 WCHA) make ...

Introducing Eden Laase, the DMG’s new sports reporter

When I was 10 years old I sported pigtails and basketball shorts on a daily basis, and spent my mornings before school sitting at the kitchen counter reading the sports page. I decided then that I wanted to be a sports writer, and have spent the last 12 years working toward my goal. Last ...

Five schools preliminarily approved to join West-PAC

The first step in expanding the West-PAC was completed on Tuesday.  During a scheduled meeting the current West-PAC athletic directors (Calumet, Hancock, Houghton, L’Anse and West Iron County) preliminarily approved the addition of Ishpeming, Negaunee, Iron Mountain, Gwinn and Westwood for ...

FU women looking to build off strong finish

HANCOCK — To say that head coach Matt Marchel has had it easy when it has come to rebuilding the Finlandia Lions women's hockey team would be a stretch. But as he enters his third year behind the Lions' bench, Marchel sees a group capable of taking the next step this season after breaking the ...

Calumet claims West-PAC title outright with 5-set victory over Houghton

HOUGHTON — A year ago the Calumet Copper Kings dropped a four-set road match to the Houghton Gremlins that would ultimately force the two rivals to split the regular season West-PAC volleyball championship. That loss irked the nine seniors on this season's Calumet squad, so they set out to ...

LL-H holds off resilient Hancock to win in 4 sets

HANCOCK — If Lake Linden-Hubbell was the favorite in Tuesday night's nonconference volleyball match against Hancock, someone forgot to tell the Bulldogs. The Lakes were forced to go all-out to secure a 3-1 win (25-16, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22) at the Hancock Gym over the determined Crimson and ...

Five M-PC schools apply for membership to the West-PAC

HOUGHTON — The recent influx of eight-person football teams across the Upper Peninsula has created a dilemma for the 24 U.P. schools still playing the traditional 11-person game.  With the lack of 11-person teams across the U.P., athletic directors are left scrambling to find enough ...

Tech hockey ranked No. 15

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech hockey team is ranked No. 15 this week in the USCHO.com Poll. The Huskies also received votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. Tech is 3-1-1 on the season and is unbeaten in its last four games. The Huskies took five out of six WCHA points at Lake ...

No. 13 Tech ties LSSU, wins shootout to take 2 WCHA points

SAULT STE. MARIE — The No. 13-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team tied Lake Superior State, 2-2 Saturday night to remain unbeaten in the last 12 games against the Lakers. Jake Lucchini scored in the fourth round of the shootout to give Tech the extra WCHA point after a 5-on-5 overtime and a ...

Calumet rallies past Houghton, repeats as Houghton Invite champs

HOUGHTON — For the past three seasons, no local volleyball team has delivered more clutch moments than the Calumet Copper Kings. Whether it’s been a kill, dig or a game-changing ace, Calumet has consistently found ways to rally. On Saturday, the five-time defending regional champs added ...

Finlandia scores comeback win against Trinity Bible

HANCOCK — Second-half rallies are becoming a signature of the Finlandia University football team. For the third time in their past three games, the Lions roared back for a 27-21 win over Trinity Bible College Saturday afternoon at McAfee Field. Trailing at the half by a 14-13 count, ...

Michigan Tech smashed by No. 16 Ashland 48-0

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Michigan Tech football team lost 48-0 to No.16 Ashland University in GLIAC action Saturday. The Huskies fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter and were unable to rally against an Eagle defense that allows less than 12 points per game to opponents. “Ashland definitely ...

Team CC earns win, tie over weekend

FAIRBAULT, Minn. — In taking on the Shattuck-St. Mary's Sabres 18U team Tier 1 team, Team Copper Country 18U Tier 2 could get a sense of how good they were by how they fared during a fall weekend in the Old Rink on Shattuck's campus. With a win and a tie this past weekend, Team CC served ...

Tech falls to Findlay in 4 sets

AURORA, Ill. — The Michigan Tech volleyball team won the first set against the Findlay Oilers (25-23), but were tripped up in set two (25-22), three (25-21) and four (25-17) at the Great Lakes Center. The Huskies wrapped up at the 2017 Midwest Region Crossover Tournament with a victory over ...

Tech soccer loses to Tiffin in OT

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech soccer team lost a GLIAC match 2-1 in overtime against Tiffin Sunday afternoon at Sherman Field. The Huskies rallied to tie the match in the 71st minute after the Dragons had taken a 1-0 lead. Tiffin got the game-winning goal just over four minutes into the extra ...

West Iron County’s power running attack slows down Hancock for West-PAC title

HANCOCK — Jayce Brockhagen took a handoff and ran straight into a wall of four Hancock defenders who were attempting to keep the West Iron County senior back from scoring a 2-point conversion. Brockhagen lowered his shoulder and ran through the Hancock defense as the four Bulldogs fell off ...

No. 13 Michigan Tech opens WCHA play with 4-3 win over LSSU

SAULT STE. MARIE — The No. 13-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team scored two goals 53 seconds apart in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and defeat Lake Superior State 4-3 at Taffy Abel Arena Friday. It was WCHA opener for both team and the Huskies' third win in a row. “It's great to get ...

Calumet locks down Gogebic to secure 30-22 win

CALUMET — After an offensive first half Friday night, the Calumet Copper Kings and Gogebic Miners decided to play some defense in the second half. The two teams were knotted at 22-22 after the first two quarters, but the only scoring in the final half came with six minutes to play when ...

Norway shuts down LL-H in 2nd half for 21-11 victory

NORWAY — The Norway Knights controlled the second half in a 21-11 win against Lake Linden-Hubbell on Friday. Norway also got a big boost with 150 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Mitchell LeGrave. The win gives the Knights a share of the Mid Eastern Conference title after their first ...

Hurley tops Houghton to clinch playoff berth

HURLEY — Sure Hurley probably could have made the playoffs regardless of Friday night's result. But from the opening play of the game, when the Midgets' Isaac DeCarlo ran down forced a fumble on what looked like a sure Houghton touchdown, you got the feeling pretty quickly they weren't ...