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Level UP AAU tryouts

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WESTWOOD — Level UP Express Girls AAU Basketball is holding open tryouts on March 18th at Westwood High School for girls ages 13-17. U14 and U15 tryouts will take place at noon until 2 p.m., followed by U16 and U17 tryouts from 2 until 4 p.m. The tryout is $5 per person. Interested parties ...

U.P. Basketball Poll No. 7

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U.P. Basketball Poll No. 7 Girls Class ABC 1. St. Ignace (4) 19-1 24 1 2. Negaunee (1) 20-0 21 2 3. Ishpeming 17-3 15 3 4. Westwood 14-6 10 5 5. Sault Ste. Marie 14-5 2 - 5. West Iron County 16-4 2 - Others receiving votes: Houghton (13-7) 1. Class D 1. Munising (3) ...

Tech’s 9 seniors enjoy win over Northern in last home game

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By EDEN LAASE elaase@miningazette.com HOUGHTON — The parking lot was packed and nearly every seat had a butt in it. Black and gold apparel filled the stands, with green and yellow peppered throughout the crowd. The 4,117 in attendance knew that when Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech ...

Heise hits 1,000 points, Michigan Tech tops Davenport 60-44

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HOUGHTON — In front of families and friends, each member of the Michigan Tech Huskies made the climb up the ladder to snip a piece of the net to commemorate their GLIAC North title following Tech’s 60-44 win over Davenport Saturday at the Wood Gym.  Moments after capturing her own piece ...

Tech men lose OT battle with Davenport

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HOUGHTON — It was all going so well. Michigan Tech built a 14-point lead over Davenport with just 10 minutes left in the game, destined to enter the GLIAC tournament with the momentum every coach desires before the postseason.  But Tech could not escape its flair for the dramatic or ...

Chassell continues proving itself, poised for postseason run

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CHASSELL — First, it was avenging last year's district loss to Jeffers. Then it was proving the defeat to L'Anse was a fluke. Now, it's about making their claim as the best team in the U.P. and perhaps even the state. See? There's been no shortage of motivating factors for the Chassell ...

All-conference hockey announced

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HOUGHTON — Hancock’s Alex Nordstrom was named Great Lakes Hockey Conference Player of the Year on Friday. The junior forward has 37 points in conference this season, with 24 goals and 13 assists. He was joined by Dan Rouleau, who received Coach of the year honors. The All-Conference ...

Jeffers loses to Escanaba

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WELLS — The Escanaba Eskymos came around in the second period Friday night as they skated to a 3-1 victory over Jeffers. Esky trailed 1-0 after the opening frame before Blane Rinehart tied the score on a rebound from the slot three minutes, 44 seconds into the second frame. Christer Carne ...

Calumet tops West Bend

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WEST BEND, Wis. — The Calumet Wolverines defeated the West Bend Bombers, who have won the league four years in a row, 6-4 in West Bend. The Wolverines got goals from Logan Rastello, Rory Anderson, Jeff Erkkila and Chuck Marco, and two from Ed Beiring. Ryan Patrick had 40 saves in the net ...

Tech’s seniors reminisce on careers before final home game

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HOUGHTON — Momentum can pick up a mediocre team and carry it past a top-tier opponent. It can turn around a season, and create havoc in standings that appeared to be set in stone, or shake up games with seemingly certain outcomes.  Unless that team is Michigan Tech. For the Huskies, ...

Tech drops hard-fought battle to No. 16 NMU 2-1

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MARQUETTE — It has been an impressive year for the Northern Michigan hockey team, and on Friday night it checked two more things off its list of accomplishments. First, the Wildcats outlasted archrival Michigan Tech 2-1 thanks to a third-period goal by forward Darien Craighead. And ...

Houghton comes up short against Westwood

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HOUGHTON — Jared Lawson was terrified; he will admit that. But the coach knew he had to do something. As he sat on the bus driving home after a 22-point loss to Ishpeming, Lawson talked with his assistants and made a decision: Houghton had to start over. The season was more than half over ...

Boys basketball roundup: Jeffers, Calumet both win

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PAINESDALE — Carson Turner scored 23 points to propel Jeffers past L'Anse 59-42 Friday in Painesdale. Turner hit five 3-pointers and was 4-5 at the free throw line to lead all scorers, while also recording 10 steals for a double-double. He tacked on four assists and six rebounds. The ...

L’Anse girls defeat W-M 60-44

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WAKEFIELD — Wakefield-Marenisco couldn't sustain its strong start as L'Anse came back to win 60-44 in a non-conference game Friday night. The Cardinals led 17-8 after the first quarter, but they were outscored 19-8 in the second. L'Anse extended its two-point halftime lead to seven going ...

Nordstrom named Great Lakes Player of the Year

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HOUGHTON — Hancock’s Alex Nordstrom was named Great Lakes Hockey Conference Player of the Year on Friday. The junior forward has 37 points so far this season, with 24 goals and 13 assists. He was joined by Dan Rouleau, who received Coach of the Year honors. The All-Conference teams were ...

Tech tops Wayne State for first OT win in 5 tries

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HOUGHTON — Kevin Luke didn’t even wait until Kyle Monroe was done answering a postgame interview question. Instead, the coach went over, mussed up his star player’s hair with a big ol’ smile on his face as he congratulated him.  This is what it looks like when a team finally gets ...

No. 17 Tech falls to Wayne State; Guy reaches 1,000 points

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HOUGHTON — With No. 1 Ashland as the overwhelming favorite in next week’s GLIAC tournament, that leaves the rest of the league members vying to strengthen their resumes for a coveted regional at-large NCAA bid that goes to the top eight teams in each region.   So both No. 17 Michigan Tech ...

Nordstrom’s 5 goals lead Hancock to 8-3 victory over Kingsford

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Hancock's power-play scored four goals en route to an 8-3 win over Kingsford on Thursday night. The Bulldogs (19-6) were 4 of 5 with the man advantage along with a short-handed goal in the win. “It seemed like all game long we stayed a step ahead of them. There was ...