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Witt records double-double to lead E-TC past Onto

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EWEN — In another back-and-forth contest in the Ewen-Trout Creek and Ontonagon rivalry, the Panthers persevered 53-48 in a Copper Country conference game Monday in Ewen. “All the games have been like that,” E-TC coach Brad Besonen said. “It's hard to get any kind of separation.” ...

Jeffers blanks L’Anse 7-0 to go to 4-1 on season

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HOUGHTON — Jeffers (4-1) shut out L'Anse (1-3) 7-0 at the MacInness Student Ice Arena on Monday, with seven different players netting goals.  Brandon Lavigne, Clay Larson, Michael Johnson, David Storm, Kellen Klein, Dominick Nettel and Jackson Rocchi were the goal scorers.  "It is great ...

Calumet bowlers compete in home meet

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LAURIUM — The Calumet bowling team defeated visiting Menominee 236 to 178 on Saturday at Miller's Recreation. In another matchup, the Copper Kings lost 326 to 301. Mackenzie Miller led Calumet's first team with a combined score of 392. Gwen Paisich bowled a 348, Eden Bedore scored a 344, ...

Versatile Huskies defeat Northwood 81-54 thanks to balanced attack

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HOUGHTON — All season, the Michigan Tech Huskies have received stellar individual performances to shoulder the offense. Those in attendance Saturday at the Wood Gym saw just how good the No. 18 Huskies can be when all of those offensive weapons click at once.  Tech shot 31 of 57 from the ...

Monroe’s 32 points fuel Tech in victory over Northwood

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HOUGHTON — In the opening weekend of GLIAC play, Saginaw Valley State and Northwood each attempted to defend Michigan Tech’s Kyle Monroe by starting with a forward. But when Monroe was able to attack the basket at will or shoot with space, both teams sent a smaller defender on him, which ...

Houghton falls to Hartland 6-2

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HOUGHTON — The beginning of the season is when a team finds out how tough it really is, and there is no better measuring stick than the Hartland Eagles.  The Houghton Gremlins are tough, but not tough enough, and coach Corey Markham said they learned that in a 6-2 loss to Hartland, Saturday ...

Calumet loses offensive shootout to Cranbrook

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CALUMET — Cranbrook and Calumet are two teams on opposite ends of the experience spectrum. The Cranbrook Cranes have a roster bursting with juniors and seniors, while the Copper Kings have only three seniors. So when they took on the Cranes in a two-game series this weekend at the Calumet ...

Hancock blanks TCC 6-0

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HANCOCK — Before the season began, Hancock head coach Dan Rouleau knew what he how much scoring he had in his top line thanks to the fact that captain Teddy Randell and assistant captain Alex Nordstrom were back for a third year together. The duo played a big part in the Bulldogs early-season ...

Finlandia men secure first win of season

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HANCOCK — It wasn't a thing of beauty by any means, but the Finlandia University men's basketball team scored its first win of the season Saturday afternoon over Marian College. The Lions 65-57 victory at Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium was carved out in the second half when they outscored the ...

Finlandia women throttled by Oshkosh

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HANCOCK — Coming off a long road trip, the last thing the Finlandia University women's basketball team needed to see was a powerful UW-Oshkosh squad. Ranked fifth in the national Division III polls, the Titans roared into Paavo Nurmi Gym Saturday afternoon and showed why they're rated so ...

FU women top Sabrecats as Ryynanen picks up a pair

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HANCOCK — Coming into Saturday's game against the Marian Sabrecats, the Finlandia Lions women's hockey team had not won two games in a season since 2009-10. That all changed as Kait Ryynanen found the back of the net twice and captain Sierra Meiners picked up three assists as the Lions earned ...

Calumet turnover in OT gives Cranbrook a 2-1 win

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CALUMET — Brent Loukus had the Calumet faithful sending out “Oohs” and “Ahhs” during his electrifying goal against the Cranbrook Cranes. But the mood changed by night's end, and those same fans let out a collective groan that was coupled with disappointment.  With under a minute ...

Explosive Hancock stifled by Hartland in 2-1 loss

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HANCOCK — The Hartland Eagles came to the Copper Country with a plan: Don't let Alex Nordstrom and Teddy Randell beat them.  Hancock's explosive scoring duo each entered Friday's matchup between two top-ranked teams with 11 points after three games. But besides an assist by Nordstrom on ...

Girls basketball roundup: Hancock, Onto, Chassell all win

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs (1-1) went into halftime down by three in a close contest with Jeffers (1-1), but the Bulldogs were able to rally and pull away for a 43-34 victory, Friday in Hancock. Taylor Sebbas combatted foul trouble to lead the Bulldogs with 16 points, and D'Andra Kero ...

Finlandia women lose to Marian

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HANCOCK — The third period was the difference as the Finlandia University women's hockey team (1-6-1, 1-5-1 NCHA) lost 6-3 to Marian (3-7, 3-4 NCHA), Friday night at the HOCO.  Marian came out strong, scoring twice in the first 4 and one-half minutes of the game. At the 6:42 mark, junior ...

Tech struggles late, hangs on to beat SVSU in GLIAC opener

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech's GLIAC opener against Saginaw Valley State had everything that goes into a loss. The Huskies went 8 minutes, 34 seconds in the second half without a basket, shot 2 of 13 from the field over the final 13:03 and 9 of 16 from the free-throw line during that span. ...

No. 18 Michigan Tech locks up SVSU, wins GLIAC opener 59-37

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HOUGHTON — Despite a 6-1 start, Michigan Tech coach Kim Cameron knew her team’s defensive execution was not where it needed to be to remain as one of the nation’s top teams. The Huskies allowed 65.9 points per game — tied for the highest average in Cameron’s eight-year tenure as head ...

Tech volleyball loses to Lewis in NCAA opener

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ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — The Michigan Tech Huskies made their ninth all-time appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament Thursday as the No. 8 seed in the Midwest Region. The Huskies fell to the top-seeded Lewis Flyers 3-1 inside the Neil Carey Arena. Tech won set three 25-21 but fell 25-14 and ...

Houghton tops Traverse City Central 5-2 for first win of season

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins earned their first win of the season on Friday, beating the Traverse City Central Trojans 5-2 at Dee Stadium. Houghton's Taavi Rajala scored twice, while Dawson McKay, Seth Francois and Clayton Sayen each scored for the Gremlins (1-2). McKay also tallied ...

L’Anse turns LL-H over 41 times in 66-22 win

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LAKE LINDEN — A switch in defense helped L'Anse notch an easy 66-22 win over Lake Linden-Hubbell in girls basketball play Thursday night. “We were struggling with our man-to-man early in the first quarter,” L'Anse coach Scott Lloyd noted afterward. “But we went to a zone after that, ...