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Trails Fest set for this weekend in Copper Harbor

This weekend in Copper Harbor, the final event of the 2018 mountain biking season will be taking place, the 25th annual Bell’s Beer Trails Fest. Nathan Miller, who serves as the executive director of the Copper Harbor Trails Club, is excited about the weekend. “We’ve been doing it ...

Lakes fall to Hematites, 38-12

ISHPEMING — Wham! Wham! Wham! Those were the kinds of crushing blocks that the Ishpeming football team hit Lake Linden-Hubbell with Friday night. As a result of those blocks, the Hematites running game had a fun evening, racking up 416 yards as Ishpeming romped over the Lakes 38-12. ...

Huskies open soccer season with 2-0 win over Bulldogs

HOUGHTON — A late August breeze rolled across Sherman Field, making it a perfect night for a home opener for the Michigan Tech soccer team Thursday night. In a battle of dog breeds, between the Huskies and the the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, solid defense, good time management and two goals ...

Finlandia looks for a win in season opener against Concordia

HANCOCK — As a new coach, Travis Wiltzius knows the importance of doing well in the first game. That's why he's pointing at Saturday's home opener against Concordia (Wis.) College. "It's a big game for us as a team, but also to show the people in the area that we can go out and compete," ...

Warm weather not enough to stop determined Gladiators

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Gladiators beat the heat and humidity as well as knocking off North Dickinson 28-6 in a Great Lakes Conference West game in a rare Thursday afternoon contest. Thursday morning had actually started kind of cool, but by game time, the sun was high in the sky and it ...

Noble looks to add to Huskies’ offense

HOUGHTON — Nineteen-year-old Zach Noble is one of the 11 new faces set to join the Michigan Tech Huskies’ hockey team this season. Noble comes in after Tech’s loss of five senior forwards last season. The Toms River, New Jersey, native racked up 22 goals and 30 assists in two years of ...

L’Anse downs Westwood in home opener in straight sets

L’ANSE — The L’Anse Purple Hornets volleyball team earned a three-set victory over the Westwood Patriots to open the home portion of their 2018 season. The Purple Hornets won 25-7, 25-18, 25-8, to take the match. “It was a good first week for us,” said coach Callie Budweg. “The ...

Lakes down Bulldogs in straight sets to earn a victory

HANCOCK — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes volleyball team defeated the Hancock Bulldogs Thursday in straight sets, 25-17, 25-16, 25-16. Alyssa Burton led the way for the Lakes with 10 kills. Mariah Willmer also had a strong night with six kills. Where Willmer really shined was in the service ...

Purple Hornets earn first win of the season

L'ANSE — Down 14-7 with just over a minute left, L'Anse Purple Hornets football coach Mark Leaf had a decision to make: take a shot at the end zone, or go for the first down. He chose to go for it. A 28-yard pass from Reese Waara changed the game for the Purple Hornets, who ended up earning ...

Game on: Football Huskies open season tonight with game at Truman State

Ready or not, it's time to play football. Those are the sentiments of Michigan Tech Huskies head coach Steve Olson as his team opens up the 2018 campaign tonight against the Truman State Bulldogs in Kirksville, Mo. Interestingly, tonight's contest is a rematch of last year's season opener. ...

Soccer Huskies look to return to form in 2018

HOUGHTON — The 2018 soccer season is right around the corner. Coming off of an injury-plagued 2017 that saw them go 5-11-1 last season, Michigan Tech Huskies head coach Michelle Jacob looks to integrate a number of new faces into the team this year. “The biggest thing we’ve been working ...

Copper Kings out-hustle Wykons en route to win

CALUMET — Despite what would appear to fans as a rough 3–1 loss to the Calumet Copper Kings on the volleyball court on Wednesday, the West Iron County Wykons coach Brenda Grubbs said the two and half hour trip north with her team was worth the effort, even with their mistakes. “This ...

Cold, Wet Start: Bulldogs girls, Miners boys win season opening meet

ATLANTIC MINE — On a misty Tuesday afternoon, the high school cross country season opened with the Hancock Bulldogs girls and Gogebic Miners boys earning victories at the Jeffers Invite at Kilpela Farm. The Bulldogs finished with a combined score of 48, just one point better than Chassell. ...

Sharkey gives Huskies more options on offense

HOUGHTON — Fans looking at the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball roster for the 2018 season can see one rather strange thing: there are three setters on the roster. Head coach Matt Jennings is excited about bringing in Lodi, Wisconsin, native Briana Sharkey to keep sophomore Laura DeMarchi ...

Lakes fall to Purple Hornets in five sets

LAKE LINDEN — The L’Anse Purple Hornets beat the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes in five sets Tuesday. The Lakes won the first two sets 25-19 and 25-16 and then L’Anse won the next three, 25-16, 25-17, and 15-8. Alyssa Burton and McKenna Karenen led the way for the Lakes offensively, as they ...

Lakes fall in season opener to Knights, 54-32

LAKE LINDEN — Two of the better Class D football teams in the Upper Peninsula got together Saturday afternoon at Ron Warner Field. But after the smoke had cleared on a steamy day, it was the visiting Norway Knights who bested the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes by a 54-32 score. Lakes skipper ...