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Explosive Hancock looks to return to form

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HANCOCK — Under normal circumstances, Hancock head coach Dan Rouleau likes to think of his hockey team as being the underdog. It has worked for him throughout his career as the Bulldogs are consistently in the discussion every season, even when they are not expected to be. That all changed ...

There has to be something in the water in Crystal Falls

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As long as I can remember, the name Crystal Falls has struck terror in the hearts of Upper Peninsula sports teams. And I'm not just talking about the rich football heritage down in Iron County. Crystal Falls added another feather to its cap by capturing the eight-player football state ...

Tech volleyball qualifies for NCAA Tournament

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech volleyball team will make its ninth all-time appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament as the Huskies were named a No. 8 seed in the Midwest Region. The Huskies will play the No. 1 seeded Lewis in the first round. Top-seeded Lewis is also deemed as the ...

LL-H’s Heikkinen named to Division 7-8 All-State team

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MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — There's no place like home. After spending the first two years of his high school career at Detroit Catholic Central, junior quarterback Austin Brown decided he wanted to play for his hometown team, the Madison Heights Madison. The decision proved to be a ...

Michigan Tech hockey settles for another tie with Alaska Anchorage

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ANCHORAGE — The Michigan Tech hockey team extended its unbeaten streak at Alaska Anchorage to seven games with a 3-3 tie Saturday, at Sullivan Arena. The Seawolves earned the extra WCHA point for the second night in a row with a 3-on-3 overtime goal with 1:43 left on the clock. The Huskies ...

Forest Park captures 8-player state title in blowout win

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MARQUETTE — Forest Park christened its young eight-player football tradition with its first state title after dominating Portland-St. Patrick 54-12 in the Division 2 final on Saturday. “These kids don't know the difference between 8-man and 11-man. They're out there competing. They're out ...

Slow start dooms Finlandia men in 79-62 loss to Millikin

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HANCOCK — An auspicious start wasn't enough to lift the Finlandia University men's basketball team past a physical Millikin University squad Saturday afternoon. The Illinois-based team posted a 79-62 win at Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium in the home opener for the Lions. “They (Big Blue) had ...

Tech volleyball loses to Ferris State in GLIAC Final

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BIG RAPIDS —  The Michigan Tech volleyball team fell 3-0 to Ferris State in the 2017 GLIAC Tournament Championship match Sunday, inside FSU's Ewigleben Sports Arena. Senior middle blocker Lauren Emmert and sophomore outside hitter MacAulay Petersen were named to the GLIAC All-Tournament ...

Tech men lose in OT to Minnesota State Moorhead

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MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team suffered an 89-82 loss in overtime at Minnesota State Moorhead Saturday afternoon on Day 2 at the Microtel Classic. The Huskies rallied in the final minute of regulation to tie the game at 69-69, but the Dragons hit some key shots in ...

FU women fall 80-54 to Heidelberg

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HOLLAND —  The middle quarters were the difference as the Finlandia University women's basketball team (0-3) lost 80-54 to Heidelberg (1-1), Saturday afternoon at DeVos Fieldhouse. This was consolation game of the Hope College Tip-Off Tournament. “Our kids never stopped fighting,” said ...

Ontonagon’s Jake Witt named to All-State team

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BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Stephenson junior running back Montell Glover has been named 2017 Player of the Year for The Associated Press All-State Team for eight-player high school football in Michigan. Others named to the first team are Hunter Riley of Powers North Central, Hunter James of ...

Calumet swept by Bronson for 2nd straight year in state semifinals

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BATTLE CREEK — Bronson got the better of the Calumet volleyball team again. Keona Salesman had 16 kills and Ashton Wronikowski added 11 for the top-ranked Vikings who defeated the Copper Kings in three sets during a Class C semifinal at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek on Friday. Bronson won ...

Tech men lose to SW Minnesota State 65-52

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MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Michigan Tech men's basketball team fell in Game 1 of the Microtel Classic Friday night to No. 15 Southwest Minnesota State 65-52. The Huskies held the advantage for the majority of the first half and into the second, but a 16-2 run by the Mustangs over a span of six ...

No. 21 Tech women start season 4-0

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CROOKSTON, Minn. — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team earned a 68-52 victory over Minnesota-Crookston Friday in Crookston to start the season 4-0. Lindsay Winter continued her strong season for the Huskies as she finished with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists. Kelli Guy ...

Jeffers starts season with 4-2 win over Cheboygan

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HOUGHTON — In their first full season under head coach Patrick Nettell, the Jeffers Jets hockey team received its first challenge Friday night. They took the words from Nettell's pregame speech to heart and got the job done, defeating the Cheboygan Chiefs, 4-2, at the MacInnes Student Ice ...

West Iron County falls to Saginaw Nouvel 17-14

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MARQUETTE — Saginaw Nouvel held off West Iron County 17-14 in the Division 8 state semifinal on Friday. The Panthers (13-0) got a winning 21-yard field goal from kicker Jacob Burr early in the third quarter. It was Burr's first field goal of the season, putting the Panthers in next week's ...

Michigan Tech men aim to build off 2-0 start

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HOUGHTON — Two victories where Tech shot over 50 percent and averaged 84 points is about as perfect of a start to the season the men’s basketball team could ask for.  If only the pesky injury bug didn’t rear its ugly head.  Sophomore point guard Tommy Lucca, the GLIAC Freshman of ...