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Finlandia men lose to Northland

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ASHLAND, Wis. — The Finlandia University men's basketball team (0-3) couldn't overcome a slow start in a 75-63 loss to Northland College (2-3), Wednesday night at the Kendrigan Center. For the first eight minutes, the game was a tight affair. Junior Austin Carlson hit a pair of free throws ...

Houghton swim teams open season with victories

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton boys and girls swim teams both posted wins in their opening races against Westwood, Wednesday in Houghton. On the girls side, the Gremlins won 134-48 and the boys came away with a 129-46 win.  The girls won every race, with impressive showings from Wonyoung Choi, ...

Stifling defense leads Houghton to dominant 56-30 win over Baraga

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BARAGA — It didn't take long to see that this season's Houghton squad has all the makings to be a defensive monster. Length paired with athleticism have always been attributes in Houghton's pressure man defense, and the Baraga Vikings felt the effects of both on Tuesday. Baraga turned it ...

Hancock loses season opener to WIC 60-36

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HANCOCK — The West Iron County Wykons were everything Hancock High girls basketball coach Jack Johnson expected — and maybe a little more. “Bottom line, they (Wykons) are a very good basketball team,” Johnson said after his team's 60-36 opening season West-PAC loss Tuesday. “They ...

Girls roundup: L’Anse upsets Chassell; LL-H, Jeffers get wins

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L'ANSE — Despite trailing 18-4 after the first quarter, the L'Anse Purple Hornets rallied to upset the Chassell Panthers 62-58 in the season opener for each team Tuesday in L'Anse. L'Anse outscored Chassell 23-10 in the second quarter and 20-9 in the fourth to secure the comeback win. ...

Jeffers hockey surges to 3-0

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HOUGHTON — Hunter Therrian and Jackson Rocchi each netted two goals as Jeffers defeated Negaunee 6-2 at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Tuesday night.  Michael Johnson also scored, and Dominic Nettell added an empty-net goal as time expired.  Ander Sorensen and Peyton Anderson scored ...

Big 10 football takes a hit this season

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It was a conference that was once respected nationwide in football. But as they say, that was a long time ago on a planet far, far away. The B1G (Big 10 to most of us) is a far cry from the league it was this season. Oh, I'm not forgetting Wisconsin. The Badgers put together a nice ...

Munson named WCHA Goaltender of the Week

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EDINA, Minn. — Michigan Tech's Patrick Munson was named the WCHA Goaltender of the Week on Monday after leading the Huskies to a WCHA sweep at Alaska over the weekend. Munson, a native of Hugo, Minnesota, had a .936 save percentage in the series, making a WCHA-best 73 saves in the two ...

Heise named GLIAC North Player of the Week

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BAY CITY, Mich. — Michigan Tech senior guard Brenna Heise has been named the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week after helping guide the Huskies to a pair of wins over the University of Minnesota Duluth and Concordia St. Paul. It's the third week in a row that a Tech player has earned the ...

Hancock repeats as Copper Island Classic champions

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CALUMET — In 1976, then-sophomore Dan Rouleau played for Hancock in the first Copper Island Classic. The memories of that series have gotten hazy over the years, but the feeling of hoisting the trophy following a win over Calumet hasn't changed.  Rouleau did it as a high school player in ...

Tech hockey sweeps Alaska

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The Michigan Tech hockey team picked up its first WCHA sweep of the season with a 5-1 win over Alaska Saturday (Nov. 25) night at the Carlson Center. The Huskies scored the game's first five goals, including a pair by Jake Jackson, to win their 12th straight over the ...

Michigan Tech snaps 3-game losing streak

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HOUGHTON — The search for a reliable second offensive option behind Kyle Monroe (25 points per game) has been one of the more glaring concerns for a Michigan Tech team that entered Saturday’s matchup with Concordia-St. Paul on a three-game losing streak.  The most clear-cut candidate to ...

Tech women defeat Concordia St. Paul 83-76 on the road

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team closed the Thanksgiving weekend with an 83-76 road victory at Concordia St. Paul Saturday evening. The Huskies trailed 35-31 at halftime and turned the tide of the game by outscoring the Golden Bears 28-15 in the third quarter on ...

FU women’s basketball loses on road

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WHITTIER, Calif. — One rough period was the difference as the Finlandia University women's basketball team (0-6) fell 67-64 to Whittier (1-3), Saturday afternoon at Graham Athletic Center. "We played less than 24 hours ago, we played on the road Wednesday night. Whittier hadn't played in ...

FU men’s hockey loses 4-1

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — It was 60 minutes of hustle as the Finlandia University men's hockey team (0-7-1) lost 4-1 to No. 16 UW-Eau Claire (7-3), Sunday afternoon at Hobbs Ice Arena. Finlandia was clearly in charge for the entire period. The Lions had two potential goals stopped in the first two ...

No. 10 Michigan Tech women lose to Augustana 95-82

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team fell for the first time this season Friday, against Augustana University (S.D.) 95-82 on Day 1 of the Concordia St. Paul Thanksgiving Classic. The Huskies fell behind 23-11 in the first quarter and rallied late, but the early deficit ...