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Finlandia names Rob Boss as head coach of football program

Finlandia University Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg today announces the promotion of Rob Boss to head coach of the university's football program, effective immediately. “Rob has shown incredible leadership in his one year at Finlandia, and we're confident his abilities, passion and ...

Michigan Tech snaps losing streak, ties with BGSU

HOUGHTON — There are two ways to score a goal, according to Michigan Tech head coach Joe Shawhan.   The first is purely on skill. When a player is outright better than his opponent and is able to rely on talent to get the job done.   The second way requires a little something extra. ...

Tech volleyball defeats Northern Michigan, moves into 2nd place

MARQUETTE — Madison Whitehead had 15 kills but it wouldn’t be enough as the Northern Michigan volleyball team fell to Michigan Tech in five sets in a thriller of a match at a packed Vandament Arena in Marquette. The Huskies won 25-21, 23-25, 19-25, 25-23, 18-16. MTU (17-8 overall) moved ...

Michigan Tech football falls to Tiffin 14-7

TIFFIN, Ohio — The Michigan Tech football team fell in a GLIAC contest on Saturday at Tiffin 14-7. The Dragons rallied in the second half with 14 unanswered points to pull past the Huskies in the final road game of the 2017 season. “It was another typical GLIAC football game, close, ...

Finlandia loses to Trinity Bible 37-14

ELLENDALE, N.D. — Freshman De'Llontae Johnson had a strong performance as the Finlandia University football team (3-3) lost 37-14 to Trinity Bible (2-5), Saturday afternoon at Bob Tatum Field. Trinity Bible drew first blood scoring a touchdown with 7:38 on the clock in the first quarter. ...

Tech drops 4th straight, falls 2-1 to Bowling Green

HOUGHTON — Sometimes when things are going wrong, the best thing to do is go home and regroup.   But a home game couldn't fix No. 20 Michigan Tech's losing streak. Instead, the Huskies dropped their fourth contest in a row, losing 2-1 to Bowling Green State at the MacInnes Student ...

LL-H’s Heikkinen named All-U.P. Small School Defensive POY

Peter Heikkinen’s impact on the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes was evident on the scoreboard. While he sat out the first two games due to injury, LL-H allowed 27 points per game, but with him, the Lakes’ defense tightened up and surrendered just 17 points on average the rest of the regular ...

Hancock’s record-setting offense earns 5 All-U.P. awards

The most prolific offense in Hancock Bulldogs history was rewarded on Wednesday when the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association selected the All-U.P. teams.  Hancock senior tackle Jake Patchin earned Dream Team honors, while sophomore quarterback Colton Salani, senior ...

Calumet’s Cooper Twardzik named to All-U.P. Dream Team

After a season where offenses went out of their way to avoid Cooper Twardzik, it wasn’t enough to stop the Calumet senior defensive end from earning All-U.P. Dream Team honors from the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association on Wednesday. Twardzik, who was also named the ...

Onto earns 4 All-U.P. selections

Jake Witt proved what he could do catching the ball as a junior and, as a senior, he proved what he could do with a less glamorous role. The versatile player was named an All-U.P. Dream Team player both years. Witt and three of his Ontonagon Gladiator teammates were named to the All-U.P. ...

Calumet wins 6th straight district with sweep over Chassell

CALUMET — Matt Laho admits he felt some pressure when he took over as head coach of the Calumet volleyball program. And how could he not? He was replacing Lisa Twardzik, who built the Copper Kings into one of the top programs in the U.P. during her 20-year coaching career. Calumet won 78 ...

LL-H sweeps DB to win 8th straight district

DOLLAR BAY — Lake Linden-Hubbell has a secret weapon.   It's not the Lakes' hard serves, defense or precise ball placement — though those were all on display in LL-H's three-set victory over Dollar Bay for the Class D district championship (25-11, 25-23, 25-19).   To find the thing ...

No. 20 Michigan Tech gears up for Bowling Green

HOUGHTON — On a road trip, everyone has a job. There is the driver of course, in charge of pointing the car in the right direction and deciding how fast to go in order to get to the destination without a costly speeding ticket. There is the copilot, the second in command, who is in charge of ...

Garrett Young to remain Michigan Tech’s starting QB

Michigan Tech Huskies (4-5, 3-4 GLIAC) at Tiffin Dragons (5-4, 4-3 GLIAC) When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Where: Frost-Kalnow Stadium Radio: 93.5 FM Online stream: http://www.tudragonradio.com/ Weather: 50 degrees. - - - TIFFIN, Ohio — The development of Michigan Tech freshman ...

Tech women fall to UWGB in exhibition

GREEN BAY — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team battled NCAA Division I University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in an exhibition game Thursday night on the road. The Huskies fell 87-49, but held their own against one of the top NCAA Division I teams in the country. "I was really proud of a ...

Finlandia men’s hockey program looks to bounce back

HANCOCK — On the surface, nothing about head coach Joe Burcar's return to the Finlandia Lions men's hockey program went well last season. He was hired in August, the Lions battled injuries throughout the season and only one player dressed in all 25 games. All of these issues added up to a ...

Finlandia women’s hockey heads to Trine

ANGOLA, Ind. — Coming off of a 3-1 loss to the St. Catherine Wildcats, the Finlandia Lions women's hockey team goes back on the road this weekend to face Trine, a newcomer to the NCHA this season. The Lions are honored to be the first team to face the Thunder and they also hope to build off ...

Calumet beats Houghton in 4 sets to advance to district championship

CALUMET — As Calumet captured district volleyball titles in each of the last four seasons, it was fair for locals to wonder just how many of those championships could have gone differently if it were not for a few students that kept the Houghton Gremlins above the Class C enrollment ...

Johnson and Anderson’s bond strengthens Calumet’s defense

CALUMET — The ball soars over the net and Amber Johnson lays out. On the bench, Ava Anderson sits up straight. When Johnson connects with the ball for one of her 35 digs on the game, Anderson leaps up and lets out a loud cheer.  It was a common sight Wednesday as Calumet defeated Houghton ...