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Boys basketball: Dollar Bay tops Lakes, 61-47

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LAKE LINDEN — Dollar Bay-Tamarack City came into 2021 with high expectations for boys' basketball. The Blue Bolts (3-0), lost a chance at a third-straight Division 4 state final four berth last March when the MHSAA playoffs were suspended due to COVID-19. So for this year's senior-laden ...

Copper Kings rout Miners 9-1

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings wasted no time in taking care of the Negaunee Miners on the ice at home on Saturday. They defeated them 9-1 in just two periods due to the mercy rule. It looked like a varsity team playing a junior-varsity squad, an in many ways it was. “We are such a ...

Michigan Tech alum Ives gearing up for Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Greg Ives has a storied history with the No. 48. Ives, a 2003 Michigan Tech mechanical engineering graduate from Bark River, began with Hendrick Motorsports in 2006 as a race car engineer for the No. 48 when driver Jimmie Johnson won five consecutive NASCAR Cup Series ...

Fortner, Flivvers shoot down Jets 6-3

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Junior forward Hunter Fortner tallied four goals and an assist as Kingsford powered past Jeffers 6-3 Thursday at Mountain View Ice Arena. Kingsford took the lead 2:32 into the game as Fortner scored a one-timer. Less than two game minutes later, senior Jack Perpich got the ...

Lions’ comeback falls short in 6-3 loss to Concordia Wisconsin

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HANCOCK — With his team trailing 4-3 in a game where they had already surrendered three power play goals, Finlandia Lions men's hockey coach Joe Burcar watched from the bench in dismay as the Lions were whistled for a major penalty with just 3:41 left in regulation. The visiting Concordia ...

Legends: Mattson had multiple athletic talents

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Steve Mattson had the athletic talent to play many sports during his career. The Ontonagon High product was an all-conference and All-U.P. selection in basketball and football during his prep days. But he also lettered four years in basketball and one season in football at Michigan ...

Michigan Tech hosts Ferris State for Winter Carnival

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The Michigan Tech hockey team returns to play at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena for the first time in three weeks. The Huskies (12-5-1, 4-2 WCHA) are riding their second four-game winning streak of the season with Ferris State visiting for a Winter Carnival Friday-Saturday series. Puck ...

Calumet girls dominate Iron Mountain 69-20

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Editor's note: This game ended after press time for Friday's edition. This story will also appear in Saturday's print edition. CALUMET — A pesky and fast Calumet girls basketball team made short order of the Iron Mountain Mountaineers on Thursday night with a score of 69-20. With the win, ...

Tigers-Indians, Yanks-Jays kick off MLB season

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NEW YORK (AP) — The major league season is scheduled to start April 1 with the New York Yankees hosting Toronto and Detroit hosting Cleveland, part of an opening-day schedule of 15 games. Major League Baseball announced its initial 2021 schedule last July 9 and updated it Thursday with game ...

Suns rally to beat Bucks 125-124

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PHOENIX (AP) — The All-Star backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker is starting to get comfortable for the Phoenix Suns. Now they're beating good teams, piling up wins and rising quickly in the Western Conference. Booker scored 30 points, Paul added 28 points and seven assists and the Suns ...

Lions look to bounce back during series with Falcons

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HANCOCK — After nearly a full calendar year with no games, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team took the ice last weekend to face the Marian Sabres. At times, the Lions controlled play. At times, they got pucks to the net. At times, they scored. However, when the dust settled, they also ...

Huskies women’s basketball back home to face Davenport

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HOUGHTON — After winning a double-overtime thriller last weekend on the road over the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals, the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team is looking forward to being back in the Wood Gym to face the Davenport University Panthers on Friday and Saturday. The ...

Hockey: Gremlins rout Jeffers 8-0

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins hockey team is going to be one of the top teams in Michigan at the end of the season. Along with the Calumet Copper Kings and the Marquette Redmen, the Gremlins have been one of the most consistent teams in the Upper Peninsula in recent years. They are a ...

Huskies men’s basketball visits Panthers

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech men’s basketball program will take their 8-3 record south this weekend to face the Davenport University Panthers. It will be the first time the Huskies will be on the road after being at home the last two weeks. Tip off is set for 5 p.m. on Friday and 1 ...

Gremlins swimmers make strides in loss at Marquette

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MARQUETTE — Competing in a dual-meet in Marquette, the Houghton Gremlins swim teams struggled to put up high finishes, but as coach Erik Johnson put it, both teams continued to make great strides as both of the teams grow with each competition. The boys lost to Marquette, 118-62, and the ...

MTU volleyball garners top preseason rank

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech volleyball team is the top pick in the North Division in the GLIAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll after receiving 10 first-place votes. Tech returns four starters from a 2019 team that went to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season and won the most matches ...

Huskies win, sweep Bulldogs to end road trip

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BIG RAPIDS — Michigan Tech earned a WCHA sweep of Ferris State after a 2-1 victory Tuesday at Ewigleben Ice Arena. The win was the Huskies’ fourth straight and ended a seven-game road trip with a 5-2 record. Tech (12-5-1, 4-2) defeated FSU 6-4 a week ago on the front end of the WCHA ...

Bulldogs earn 1st win for Mikesch; Gremlins rout Kingsford, 8-0

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ESCANABA — The Hancock Bulldogs hockey team scored three goals in the first period to help lift the team, and new head coach Scott Mikesch, to their first win of the season on Monday. The Bulldogs added six more goals in the second period en route to a 9-3 win on the road over the Escanaba ...

Peterson: Today’s Tigers lineup a mystery

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There was a time when I could readily tell you the starting lineup of the Detroit Tigers. Take the 1968 World Series champs: Don Wert at third; Ray Oyler at shortstop; Dick McAuliffe at second; and Norm Cash at first base; Al Kaline, Mickey Stanley and Jim Northrup in the outfield; and Bill ...