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Tech hockey falls 3-2 to Wisconsin in opener

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MADISON — With eight faces in the lineup Sunday who weren't available last season during their run to the WCHA playoff championship, the Michigan Tech Huskies looked like a team with a lot of changeover in their season-opener against the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center. The longer ...

LL-H rallies from early deficit to beat BR-H 24-12

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HARRIS — It looked early like a for-sure homecoming victory Saturday for the Bark River-Harris football team. The Broncos busted out to a quick 12-0 lead and dominated the statistics all afternoon. But the game soured quickly and Lake Linden-Hubbell pulled off its sweetest Mid-Eastern ...

Finlandia defeats Lewis-Clark 54-44 for 1st win of season

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HANCOCK — It would have been a tossup to see who was more exhausted after Saturday's Lewis-Clark Valley-Finlandia University football game. In the end, it might have been the scorekeeper at McAfee Field, as the Lions scored a 54-44 win. “I don't know that either team let their foot off ...

Tech XC men win Bay Invite

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FLAT ROCK -- It was a great day for a college cross country meet Saturday as the Michigan Tech men and the Northern Michigan women took home the titles. The Huskies won the men's race with 24 points followed by Lake Superior State with 37 and Bay College with 85 to round out the top ...

Hancock scores touchdowns on first 6 drives to top Hurley 56-20

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HANCOCK — Up and down the Hancock Bulldogs went, piling up video game-like stats as their tempo and multitude of skill players overwhelmed the Hurley Midgets. But the most impressive statistic in Hancock's 56-20 West-PAC win over Hurley was 6 for 6: Hancock had six possessions in the first ...

Houghton defeats Northland Pines 32-0 for first victory of season

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HOUGHTON — Jake Rajala had a little more incentive than most people figured Friday night against Northland Pines. "This was the final game to ever be played here (Alumni Field)," the Houghton senior fullback said after leading the Gremlins to their first win of the season, a 32-0 pasting of ...

Calumet’s miscues lead to 53-20 WIC win

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IRON RIVER — Jayce Brockhagen rushed for five touchdowns and West Iron County trimmed Calumet 53-20 in West-PAC football Friday at Nelson Field. Brockhagen, a 245-pound senior, ran for three short scores in the second and two more in the third. He covered 36 and 11 yards for the second-half ...

L’Anse stunned by Gogebic in 26-7 defeat

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L'ANSE — In the hours leading up to kickoff Friday night, all signs pointed to the L'Anse Purple Hornets earning their fifth victory of the young high school football season against a reeling Gogebic Miners football team that had blown a 14-0 lead a week earlier to Northern Pines. It was ...

Ontonagon can’t keep up with No. 1 Stephenson, loses 56-14

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STEPHENSON — Everything looks easy for Montell Glover on the football field. Glover totaled 307 yards on the ground and through the air while scoring five touchdowns to lead No. 1 state-ranked Stephenson past Ontonagon 56-14 on Friday. “Montell just makes it look easy,” Stephenson coach ...

Tech soccer blanked by SVSU

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SAGINAW — The Michigan Tech soccer team came up short at Saginaw Valley State in a GLIAC contest 1-0 on Friday afternoon. The match remained scoreless until the 78th minute when the Cardinals notched what would be the game winning goal. “I'm pretty proud of how we played and the effort we ...

Team Copper Country debuts atop rankings

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HOUGHTON — The first rankings for the 2017-18 season are out and Team Copper Country 18U Tier 2 debuted as the top-ranked team in the country. The defending national champions are 15-0-1 this season and have played the sixth-toughest schedule in the nation. While Team CC is happy to be ...

Houghton sweeps Hancock in impressive fashion

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HOUGHTON —  After a so-so performance at Kingsford on Tuesday, Houghton High volleyball coach John Christianson was looking for better results Thursday night against archrival Hancock. He got just that in a 3-0 (25-10, 25-11, 25-15) win that the Orange and Black made look fairly ...

Tech hockey ready for season debut at No. 12 Wisconsin

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HOUGHTON — As the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team looks to defend their 2017 WCHA Playoff title, they are looking forward to their first challenge: a nonconference matchup with the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers. Participating in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame game at the Kohl Center is a honor ...

Calumet sweeps L’Anse

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings earned another West-PAC victory with a sweep (25-16, 25-10, 25-11) over the L’Anse Purple Hornets Thursday in Calumet. “Essentially it comes down to what team wants the win more, and it happens to be our opponents clearly want it more,” L’Anse head ...

Michigan Tech, NMU expect physical battle on Saturday

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HOUGHTON — The rivalry between the Michigan Tech Huskies and Northern Michigan Wildcats dates back to 1920, when football lacked the intricacies of today’s passing game and was more about lining up, running the ball at each other and seeing who’s tougher. Now in 2017, expect the same ...

4 storylines for the Michigan Tech-NMU matchup

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Northern Michigan Wildcats (1-2, 1-1 GLIAC) at Michigan Tech (2-2, 1-1 GLIAC) When: Saturday 7 p.m. Where: Sherman Field. Radio: 93.5 FM TV: FOX UP Series: Michigan Tech leads 44-41-4, including a 12-3 mark since the Miner’s Cup was introduced in 2002. Tech has also won the last ...

Finlandia looks to bounce back

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HANCOCK — The next opponent the Finlandia University football team will face doesn't mind doing some traveling. Lewis-Clark Valley College, based in Lewiston, Idaho, will journey 1,591 miles to face the Lions at 5 p.m. Saturday at McAfee Field. “It is a very long trip for them ...

Reitmeier peaking just in time to join the Huskies

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HOUGHTON — One of the biggest issues facing the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team heading into the 2017-18 season is who will score. The Huskies graduating class from last season's WCHA playoff champion surprised many with the way the seniors performed, leaving a huge hole in the lineup ...

LL-H maintains conference dominance with 4-set win over Chassell

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LAKE LINDEN — Winners of the last seven conference championships, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes are the model Class D volleyball program in the area. Meanwhile, the Chassell Panthers have recently been the Lakes’ biggest challenge to the throne, and for one set Tuesday in Lake Linden, ...