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Calumet takes on loaded Traverse City St. Francis

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TRAVERSE CITY — Calumet has faced its share of power football teams throughout the season, but none compare to the Traverse City St. Francis Gladiators.  TCSF averaged 268 rushing yards per game (6.9 per carry) while utilizing a T-based offense with four players gaining over 340 yards this ...

LL-H aims to keep momentum against West Iron County

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IRON RIVER — After an 0-3 start, it would have been fair to wonder if the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes simply no longer had the numbers to stay competitive in the traditional 11-person game. Maybe the Lakes were best suited for the eight-person game, playing against schools with similar roster ...

No. 16 Tech hits road to take on No. 12 Minnesota State

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MANKATO — No. 16 Michigan Tech is a team going through some growing pains.   No. 12 Minnesota State is a team that doesn't allow room for error.  That's a recipe for a tough matchup as the Huskies hit the road this weekend for two games against the Mavericks.   Michigan ...

Calumet’s Bjorn, Johnson named West-PAC POY

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The West-PAC All-Conference volleyball teams were announced, Tuesday as selected by the area coaches.  Calumet senior libero Amber Johnson was awarded West-PAC Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second season in a row. She was joined by senior teammate Lea Bjorn, who was named ...

Ontonagon opens postseason with rematch against Stephenson

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IRONWOOD — When Ontonagon rolled over Carney-Nadeau 80-12 in its final game of the regular season, the Gladiators qualified for the MHSAA Division 1 eight-player football playoffs for the first time since 2011. Ontonagon finished with a 5-3 overall record and will now play a talented ...

31 local athletes named to all-conference football teams

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Each week opposing teams schemed against Calumet senior defensive end Cooper Twardzik. Offenses would routinely call pitches and off-tackle runs to the opposite side of the field in hopes of avoiding the 6-foot-4, 250-pound end. It still wasn't enough to lessen Twardzik's impact. Twardzik ...

Calumet sweeps Hancock in regular season finale

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CALUMET — At the beginning of the season Calumet coach Matt Laho preached the importance of defense to his team. He said if they wanted to win, the Copper Kings would have to learn to “work hard, get on the floor and sacrifice their bodies.”  Something about the speech stuck, and ...

Team CC wins Split Season Tourney, finishes fall on a strong note

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JACKSON — The defending national champion Team Copper Country 18U Tier II hockey team entered this past weekend's Split Season Tournament looking to qualify for the state tournament after the high school season ends in March. They did just that with a sweep of the weekend, including an 8-0 ...

Houghton sweeps WIC to finish season

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins closed the regular season with a West-PAC sweep over the West Iron County Wykons (27-25, 25-16, 25-20) Tuesday in Houghton. For the Gremlins, Kendra Monette tallied 11 kills and 14 digs; Jada Markham had six kills and two aces; Kiley Farrey added five kills ...

L’Anse gets 4-set win over rival Baraga

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BARAGA —The L'Anse Purple Hornets earned a four-set win over the Baraga Vikings Monday in a nonconference match at Baraga. “I thought it was a good overall team win with a few girls stepping up when it was absolutely necessary,” L'Anse head coach Callie Budweg said of her team's 16-25, ...

Harbaugh era in jeopardy?

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He was a brought into one of the more enviable college football coaching jobs in the country. But the Jim Harbaugh era at the University of Michigan just might be in peril. After absorbing a 42-13 thrashing at Penn State this past weekend, the Wolverines' chances to win at least a share of ...

Michigan Tech can’t get key stops, loses 20-14 to Wayne State

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HOUGHTON — With eight returning starters on a defensive unit that featured a boatload of experience, the Michigan Tech Huskies set out to be one of the GLIAC’s best defenses in 2017.  Eight weeks later, and that preseason idea now seems like a pipe dream.  Tech’s defense was pushed ...

Champions: Houghton boys, Chassell girls claim XC titles

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MUNISING — The Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals came to an exciting conclusion as four boys were in contention for the Division 1 championship. Houghton senior Clayton Sayen prevailed in the day’s final race, edging Marquette senior Garrett Rudden by a step. Also, the Houghton boys ...

Football playoff pairings announced

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The MHSAA football playoff pairings were released Sunday on Fox Sports Detroit-Plus. Division 5 The Hancock Bulldogs (7-2) travel to face the Menominee Maroons (6-3). Menominee's Facebook page announced the game would take place Saturday at 2 p.m. EDT, but neither athletic director from ...

LL-H clinches playoff birth with 53-12 win over Emeralds

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LAKE LINDEN — A few short weeks ago, the Lake Linden-Hubbell football team was all but done as far as the state playoffs were concerned. Saturday, the resilient Lakes are preparing for a first-round playoff game at West Iron County — all thanks to winning four of their last five games to ...

Tech volleyball sweeps Purdue Northwest

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech volleyball team swept Purdue University Northwest on Saturday to wrap up a successful home weekend. The Huskies won 25-19, 25-19, and 25-11 to move to 14-8 overall and 8-3 in the GLIAC. “It was a really nice weekend for us,” said Tech head coach Matt ...

Tech soccer falls to Ferris State 1-0

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech soccer team fell in the final GLIAC match of the season, 1-0, to Ferris State Sunday afternoon at Sherman Field. The Huskies will close the regular season on Friday in a nonconference match against Northern Michigan at home on Senior Day. "It was a good battle ...

Hancock records first shutout of season in 21-0 win over Houghton

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HANCOCK — All season long it's been the offense in Hancock's platoon system that has drawn the most praise. Compared to the power run game between the tackles that's utilized by the majority of the U.P., Hancock's no-huddle, uptempo attack is as unique as a Lamborghini compared to a bunch of ...