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Huskies volleyball eyeing historical season

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HOUGHTON — With just one victory in 2021, Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball coach Matt Jennings will tie Krista Mikesch for the second-most victories in school history. Jennings has racked up an impressive 135-108 record in his eight season at the helm for the Huskies, an impressive feat ...

Redmen shut out Gremlins

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HOUGHTON — Marquette got a late goal in the second period and an early goal in the third to dispatch Houghton 2-0 on Thursday. Jackson Potulny scored with eight seconds remaining in the second period to give the Redmen a 1-0 lead. The goal was assisted by Joe DeMattia. A minute into the ...

Purple Hornets rout Jeffers, 60-17

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PAINESDALE — A strong L’Anse Purple Hornet girls squad made short order of the Jeffers Jets with a final score of 60-17 on Thursday night. “Defense wins games for us, and I thought our defense looked good tonight,” said Purple Hornets head coach Chad Rice. L’Anse started out ...

Gremlins swim teams defeat Kingsford

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HOUGHTON — Looking for a strong performance in their returns home, the Houghton Gremlins swim teams both did what they needed to do to win in a dual meet with Kingsford Tuesday. The boys won, 99-54, while the girls tied, 84-84. The competition was tight throughout the afternoon, leading ...

Three-goal third period lifts Beavers over Huskies

Michigan Tech Sports

HOUGHTON — It is not often that a hockey coach feels good about his team’s effort, but Friday night, No. 18 Michigan Tech Huskies coach Joe Shawhan found himself in that position after his team’s 4-1 loss to the Bemidji State Beavers at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. He had reasons to ...

No. 18 Michigan Tech hosts Bemidji State

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The No. 18 Michigan Tech Huskies look to establish another winning streak hosting Bemidji State this weekend. The Huskies (14-6-1, 4-3) lost 3-1 to Lake Superior State on Tuesday, ending Tech’s six-game win streak. Bemidji State (7-6-3, 2-3-1) was swept last weekend by Northern Michigan ...

Lions look to build off 1st win, face Saints next

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HANCOCK — Trailing 4-3 with just under four minutes left in the third period Thursday night, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team, searching for their first win of the season, took an ill-advised penalty with 3:41 remaining in the contest. The Concordia Wisconsin Falcons scored twice on ...

Bolts beat Hancock 55-33, stay unbeaten

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HANCOCK — Wedesday night’s matchup at Hancock followed a now all-too-familiar pattern for the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City boys’ basketball team. The Blue Bolts (5-0), playing for the second straight night, started slow again, with a first half marred by poor shooting and foul trouble, ...

Blackhawks take down Red Wings

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — Kevin Lankinen made 29 saves for his first career shutout and fellow rookie Philipp Kurashev scored a pretty goal in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. The Blackhawks are 4-0 against the Original Six rival Red Wings this ...

No. 19 Michigan Tech women visit Grand Valley State

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HOUGHTON — With a 13-1 record the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team is ranked No. 19 in the nation for NCAA Women’s Division II basketball. As wonderful as that may be, don’t tell that to Huskies head coach Sam Hoyt. “In the end, it really doesn’t matter,” she said. It is ...

Gremlins fight back to earn road tie against Copper Kings

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CALUMET — Like a pair of prize fighters, the D3 No. 3 Calumet Copper Kings and D3 No. 4 Houghton Gremlins hockey teams traded goals, chances, key saves, and even extra time, to skate to a 3-3 tie Tuesday evening at the Calumet Colosseum. With his team trailing 3-2 heading into the third ...

Lakes hold off Bessemer girls for first victory

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes girls basketball team stayed one step ahead of Bessemer on Tuesday, earning their first win of the season by a 50-46 score. “Our focus tonight was on the defensive end,” said LL-H head coach Jack Johnson. “It caused the other team to play ...

Huskies men take down rival Wildcats

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HOUGHTON — There’s fewer things in life better for Kevin Luke than to defeat Northern Michigan University. The Michigan Tech men’s veteran basketball coach accomplished that Tuesday night with a 73-51 win over Northern at the Student Development Complex Wood Floor. The Wildcats, who ...

Flivvers double up Jets, 4-2

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HOUGHTON — Still searching for their first win of the season, the Jeffers Jets looked like they were on their way after one period of play Monday night at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The problem with that is, hockey is a three-period game, and over the final 34 points, the visiting ...

L’Anse sweeps boys, girls basketball twinbill

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CHASSELL — L’Anse captured a girls and boys basketball doubleheader Monday night here. In the first game at Ed Helakoski Memorial Gym, the Hornets girls notched an easy win. In the boys game, the Hornets scored a hard-fought win. L’Anse 45, Chassell 25 Hornets’ senior guard ...

Calumet girls hold off Houghton, 56-49

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CALUMET — While the Houghton Gremlins rallied within two points of the Calumet Copper Kings in the final minutes of Monday night’s basketball contest, they got no further and fell to a 56-49 loss. According to Gremlins head coach Julie Filpus, the outcome should have been better. “We ...

Peterson: Bluebloods aren’t looking royal

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As the history of college basketball goes, their names are pretty much set in gold. There’s Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State — all legendary on the hardcourt. But barring a miracle or two (and a kindly NCAA Tournament committee) all could be absent when the Big Dance gets ...

No. 18 Huskies fall to No. 20 Lakers, 3-1

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HOUGHTON — No. 18 Michigan Tech scored a late tying goal only to be disallowed by an offsides, and just like that, the Huskies’ six-game win streak ended with a 3-1 loss Tuesday afternoon to No. 20 Lake Superior State. The Huskies (14-6-1, 4-3) appeared to have finally found even footing ...

Hockey: Gremlins win 4th straight Wing Ding against Hancock

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HANCOCK — With a late goal that broke a 3-3 tie, the Houghton Gremlins downed the Hancock Bulldogs on the ice and took the Wing Ding trophy home for the fourth year in a row. Down 3-2 at the start of the third, the Bulldogs' Cole Stuber lifted a wrist shot up and in to the Gremlin net, and ...

Houghton uses 3-pointers to top Hancock, 47-39

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HANCOCK — Houghton unloaded a barrage of three-point baskets on the Hancock Bulldogs Friday night in a Wing-Ding contest. The end result was a 47-39 Gremlins victory in the first meeting of the two old rivals this winter. “I thought we played decent defense again tonight,” Hancock coach ...