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Football: Flaherty’s field goal lifts Houghton over Broncos in opener

HOUGHTON — It looked more like a hockey score than a football score on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field as Houghton edged Bark River-Harris 3-0. It was fitting however, as the Houghton win was also the first for new Gremlins head coach Micah Stipech who is also an assistant on the ...

Football: Hancock dominates Gwinn in season opener, 43-6

HANCOCK – It was the return of Friday-night lights at McAfee Field as the Hancock Bulldogs faced off against the Gwinn Modeltowners on the gridiron. While the game started off slowly, it quickly became a showcase by the Bulldogs as they posted a 43-6 victory. “We just made too many ...

Volleyball: Gremlins take control, sweep Negaunee

HOUGTON — It was a back-and-forth battle for most of Thursday night between the Houghton Gremlins and the Negaunee Miners. While the Miners had moments of strong play on both sides of the nets, it was the Gremlins who came out on top winning in three straight sets, 25-20, 25-13, ...

Houghton sweeps Bulldog Invite

HANCOCK — The Houghton boys and girls cross country teams enjoyed good showings at the Bulldog Invite on Thursday afternoon. At the Maasto-Hihto Ski Trails, the Gremlins girls team rolled to victory by a fairly wide margin. The Houghton boys held off a tough Ishpeming team in their ...

Copper Country Christian School announces athletic awards

HOUGHTON — The Copper Country Christian School announced awards for its athletes during the 2019-20 basketball season. Seniors Sierra Jackson and Noah Bach were given special recognition for milestones in their respective careers. Bach was named the boys MVP while Jackson was a co-MVP with ...

Area schools have differing ticket availability for football games

Local high school officials emphasized Michigan COVID-19 restrictions will affect how tickets are sold for fall sports. With football drawing by far the largest attendance, the restrictions will leave local football stadiums looking sparse on Friday nights. Michigan Gov. Gretchen ...