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Prep football: Calumet spills Patriots, 14-8

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ISHPEMING — It may have been one of the most anticipated games of the season among Upper Peninsula football fans. Calumet and Westwood had two defensive battles on the gridiron last season, the second game a playoff tilt that ended 6-0 in favor of the Copper Kings. With the teams meeting ...

College football: MTU seeks win in first-ever game vs. McKendree

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies are on the road once again this week as they take on the McKendree University Bearcats in Illinois on Saturday. The Huskies enter Week 2 after a 29-14 win over the Hillsdale Chargers a week ago. The Huskies held the Chargers to 160 yards of total offense ...

Prep volleyball: Serving, defense ignites Calumet in sweep over IM

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CALUMET — A strong defense and serving night propelled Calumet to a 3-0 West PAC sweep over Iron Mountain on Thursday. Calumet won by scores of 25-17, 25-8 and 25-14. Despite the Copper Kings winning the night by a convincing 75-31 combined score, the Mountaineers battled the majority of ...

Prep volleyball: Jets fly past Bulldogs, 3-0

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PAINESDALE — The Jeffers Jets came to play Thursday night in front of their hometown fans. They swept the Hancock Bulldogs 3-0 in what head coach Rachel Torp described as their most complete game of the season. “Our defense led the way as we played as a team,” said Jeffers head coach ...

Volleyball: Hancock sweeps young Blue Bolts

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HANCOCK — There wasn’t much of a surprise about Hancock’s rolled Dollar Bay-Tamarack City in a three-set sweep on Tuesday. The Bulldogs won by scores of 25-11, 25-23 and 25-9. The only real surprise for Hancock, against the young Blue Bolts, was a close two-point victory in the second ...

College football: Finlandia ready to take on Ripon College

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University’s football team will seek a fresh start when it hosts Ripon College Saturday in its home opener. The Lions dropped a 37-7 game last week to Concordia (Wisconsin) last week to open the campaign. Despite the final score, the Lions trailed by only a 3-0 score ...

Racing runs in blood for Aho, White families

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Houghton County’s Jesse Aho captured his sixth track championship at a northern Wisconsin dirt stock car track, and his cousin, Alyssa White, took third in the points at a North Dakota track recently. The family ties for both go deeper than being cousins. Aho’s father Dave was one of the ...

Cross country: Houghton boys 2nd in Kingsford Invitational

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Houghton boys were very much in the title hunt here Tuesday, but came up a point short to Marquette in the Kingsford Invitational cross country meet. Marquette scored 38 points, followed by Houghton 39 and Gladstone 90. The Marquette girls also won with 51. Kingsford ...

Paul Peterson: Tradition can only be earned

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This past Saturday afternoon, I had the opportunity to cover the Ishpeming vs. Lake Linden-Hubbell football game. The meeting of the two schools — only the second time they have ever clashed — served as a clear example of what tradition is all about. The Hematites and Lakes battled each ...

Volleyball: Chassell sweeps Dollar Bay-TC

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DOLLAR BAY — The Chassell Panthers clawed their way to 3-0 over the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts on Monday. The straight-set victory (25-11, 25-15, 25-16) was the first for the Panthers on the season. They are now 1-1 on the new season. “We had some really good offense ...

Prep football: Ishpeming scores late to beat Lakes 36-34

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LAKE LINDEN — It was only fitting that Ishpeming and Lake Linden-Hubbell would play a classic football game Saturday afternoon. After all, the Hematites (2-0) and Lakes are two of the most prominent small school programs in the state. But when the dust cleared at Ron Warner Field, ...

Lions men’s soccer drops 1-0 match to Sabres, lose Sunday

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HANCOCK — The Finlandia University men’s soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 loss on Saturday afternoon to the Marian University Sabres at McAfee Field. It was the Lions first home game of the season. All of the scoring Saturday occurred within the first two minutes of the game. At the 2:04 ...

Purple Reign: L’Anse gets convincing 39-20 win over Houghton

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HOUGHTON — In football, turnovers will kill you. It’s an axiom that the Houghton Gremlins learned the hard way in their 20-39 loss to the L’Anse Purple Hornets Friday night at home. Both teams entered Week 2 of the season at 0-1. “It feels good to get that first win,” said ...

Ghormley, Petersen mash MTU to victory over Golden Eagles

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HOUGHTON — Looking to continue their early-season success as part of the Keweenaw Volleyball Classic, the Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team turned to their top outside hitters, juniors Olivia Ghormley and MacAulay Petersen, to carry the load, and the duo answered the bell, racking up a ...

Football: Calumet beats Negaunee, 30-6

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NEGAUNEE — The last few times Calumet and Negaunee tangled on the field, they were tight, low-scoring games. Friday’s contest started out that way with the Copper Kings holding a slim lead at halftime, but then Calumet ignited in the second half and emerged with a 30-6 victory. Even ...

Football: Hancock shuts out Gogebic

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IRONWOOD — Both Hancock coach Ramon Sague and Gogebic coach Nick Heikkila said the same thing right after their two teams battled it out in the Copper Division West-PAC Conference home opener at Longyear Field on Friday night. “It was a strange game,” both coaches said. It was strange ...

College football: Michigan Tech opens season at Hillsdale

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HOUGHTON — It’s game on for the Michigan Tech Huskies as they open up their 2019 football campaign Saturday on the road in Hillsdale, Michigan against a familiar foe — the Hillsdale College Chargers. According to MTU head coach Steve Olson, the Huskies are ready to go. “Our fall ...

Huskies sweep Mustangs to open volleyball season

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HOUGHTON — When Michigan Tech volleyball head coach Matt Jennings addressed his All-GLIAC setter for the final time Thursday evening, he had one simple message for her: it was time for her to take control. Junior Laura De Marchi took what Jennings said to heart, and with match point on the ...

Volleyball: Lakes hold off Bulldogs, stay unbeaten

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LAKE LINDEN — It wasn’t until the third set that “real” volleyball took effect as the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes and the Hancock Bulldogs both struggled early on in the Thursday night matchup. The Lakes opened the game as if it was their third practice not their third game of the ...