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Boys Basketball: Dollar Bay holds off Wakefield-Marenisco

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WAKEFIELD — If you can hold the No. 1 team in the Upper Peninsula to two fourth-quarter points, you'd certainly like your chances. But Wakefield-Marenisco dug too big of a hole earlier in Monday night’s game, trailing by as many as 21 points in the third quarter. Dollar Bay's winning ...

Prep Hockey: Brother Rice eclipses Gremlins, 5-3

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HOUGHTON — When two high-ranking opponents meet in a high school hockey game, the game should be a hard-fought one. Friday, the Division 2 No. 1 Brother Rice Warriors put their reputation on the line at Dee Stadium against the D5 No. 5 Houghton Gremlins. Houghton led for much of the ...

Girls Basketball: Westwood girls dominate Houghton in 67-33 win

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HOUGHTON — The U.P. Division 1-3 No. 2 Westwood Patriots girls proved to be a handful for the Houghton Gremlins on Friday in a 67-33 victory. The Patriots (8-1) had an impressive five girls in double figures. According to their coach Kurt Corcoran, this was their best game yet this ...

College Hockey: Bemidji State tops Tech, 4-1

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BEMIDJI, Minn. — Bemidji State’s special times doomed No. 19 Michigan Tech in a 4-1 loss on Friday. The Huskies (13-11-2, 8-8-1 WCHA) gave up short-handed and power-play goals and were out-shot 33-25. Huskies sophomore Alec Broetzman spoiled Zach Driscoll’s shutout by scoring his 11th ...

Boys Basketball: Dollar Bay spills Houghton

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DOLLAR BAY — Don’t call Dollar Bay-Tamarack City a small school when it comes to boys’ basketball. In back-to-back nights, the Blue Bolts — a Division 4 state semifinalist last year — knocked out Houghton 71-60 on Friday. It was the second time in as many nights the Blue Bolts ...

Salani’s hat trick leads Hancock in 8-0 rout over Negaunee

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HANCOCK — Hancock Bulldogs junior winger Austin Salani scored a goal in each period as the Bulldogs skated to a 8-0 win Thursday over the Negaunee Miners. The third-year scorer has been a big part of the Bulldogs’ push in 2020 as they are 3-1 in their last four games. “You want to be ...

LL-H moving to 8-player football in fall

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LAKE LINDEN - On Thursday, Lake Linden-Hubbell schools announced that their football program will be transitioning from traditional 11-man football to 8-man football starting with the 2020 season. The Lakes finished 6-3 last season and 5-2 in the WestPAC Iron Division. They defeated West Iron ...

Dollar Bay sinks Bulldogs to stay unbeaten, 72-56

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DOLLAR BAY — Coming off of their first win in their last contest - over Chassell on Jan. 2nd - the Hancock Bulldogs boys’ basketball team (1-4) gave undeafeated host Dollar Bay-Tamarack City (7-0) a scare on Thursday night. The Blue Bolts asserted themselves in the second half of ...

Men’s Basketball: Tech unravels Lake Superior State, 102-81

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s basketball team etched another tally in the win column on Thursday night as they defeated U.P. rival Lake Superior State (6-10, 3-5 GLIAC) 102-81. It was a game in which the Huskies topped the 100-point mark for the third time this season. In ...

Women’s Basketball: Huskies women sink Lakers, 62-52

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HOUGHTON — There will be nights for any basketball team when your shots aren’t dropping, and you’re a little bit off your overall game. Such was the case for the Michigan Tech women’s basketball squad Thursday evening at the SDC Wood Gym against Lake Superior State. But MTU coach Sam ...

Boys Basketball: Houghton holds on for 54-52 win over Gwinn

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HOUGHTON — All it took was three players and the Houghton Gremlins were able to outscore the Gwinn Modeltowners in boys basketball action. Houghton’s Brad Simonsen had 39 points, Pablo Salgado poured in 12 and senior Jordan Jurvu added three for a 54-52 victory on Wednesday. “It was ...

Finlandia men falls short in 116-70 loss to UW-Superior

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University picked the wrong night to have a cold shooting percentage. Unable to match up with a good UW-Superior team Wednesday evening at Paavo Nurmi Gym, the Lions came out on the short end of a 116-70 decision. The visiting Yellow Jackets used their superior size to ...

Finlandia women’s hockey still looking for 1st win of season

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — It has been a tough start to the season for the Finlandia Lions women’s hockey team, to say the least. The Lions are 0-11-0 on the year, going 0-4-0 at home and 0-7-0 on the road after losing 6-0 and 5-0 against Saint Benedict over the weekend. While the Lions have ...

Hubbell’s Marietta wins at MASTERS Terra-X races

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ONTONAGON — Hubbell’s Jimmy Marietta, and MTU student Jordan Wolfe, each won 3 classes at last weekend’s MASTERS Terra-X races in Ontonagon. Marietta won both of the Pro Classes, Pro Open Stock and Top Dog. The popular snowmobile racer, also won the Vintage class. Wolfe not only set ...

Prep Hockey: Gremlins hammer Miners, 6-2

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HOUGHTON — It’s not often that when two teams play to a 6-2 score in a high school hockey game, both coaches feel the opposite way of how conventional wisdom says they should feel. But that’s exactly what happened Tuesday evening at Dee Stadium. The Division 3 No. 5 Houghton Gremlins ...

Prep Basketball: Houghton girls rally past Jets

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HOUGHTON — Houghton girls basketball head coach Julie Filpus can’t figure it out why her team plays better on the road. “I don’t understand it but the girls just do not feel comfortable in this gym,” Filpus said. “I am not sue what they they feel or don’t feel but we are a much ...

Girls Basketball: Chassell throttles Blue Bolts

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DOLLAR BAY — Chassell barely drew a sweat in carving out an easy 59-26 win over Dollar Bay-Tamarack City in girls basketball action Tuesday night. The Panthers opened up a 20-2 lead after eight minutes behind 11 points from Paige Sleeman. CHS coach Bill Sleeman said the first quarter was ...

Kingsford outlasts Hancock hockey, 5-2

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford peppered Hancock’s net all night for a 5-2 win on Tuesday. The Flivvers (8-7) scored twice each in the first and third periods. Kingsford had 42 total shots. The Bulldogs (4-9) managed 28 shots on net. Kingsford took a 2-0 lead in the first before Austin ...

Peterson: More to the game than winning

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It’s a subject that has been discussed endlessly ever since the first cavemen started playing competitive marbles. Is winning the main objective to any activity? Vince Lombardi had it all figured out. The legendary Green Bay Packers football coach simply said: “There is no substitute ...

Boys Basketball: Miners top Copper Kings

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CALUMET — The Negaunee Miners extended their unbeaten streak to seven games on Monday with a 57-35 win over the Calumet Copper Kings. The win could be best described as a defensive victory for the Miners (7-0). Both teams struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the opening minutes so ...