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Lewis pulls away from Tech late, wins 65-51

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HOUGHTON — Despite a tough loss against the No. 20-ranked team, Michigan Tech Huskies women’s basketball coach Sam Hoyt was pleased with the way her team competed against Lewis University on Saturday at the Wood Gym. “I was proud of our defense and the way we battled,” she said in ...

Gremlins shutout Eagles 6-0 Saturday afternoon

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HOUGHTON — After a slow opening period, the Houghton Gremlins picked things up in the second and, in the end, proved to be too much for the visiting Utica Eisenhower Eagles Saturday in a 6-0 win at Dee Stadium. The Eagles spent 30 minutes in the penalty box over the course of the game, ...

Stymied: Huskies held scoreless in 1-0 loss to Chargers Friday

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HOUGHTON — Despite throwing 39 shots at Alabama-Huntsville Chargers goaltender Mark Sinclair, the Michigan Tech Huskies could not find a way to beat him Friday night in a 1-0 loss at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The Chargers struck 10:30 into the contest on a screened shot from Bailey ...

Copper Kings cruise to fifth straight win, 8-2, over Eagles

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings continued their winning ways on Friday night as they gave the Utica Eisenhower Eagles an 8-2 drubbing at the Calumet Colosseum. The Copper Kings advanced to 5-2 on the season with their only two losses coming to Cranbrook earlier this year. “It's what I ...

Girls roundup: Panthers, Purple Hornets win, Bulldogs lose

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Panthers top Lakes, 56-25 CHASSELL — The Chassell Panthers used some stingy defense in the second quarter to outscore the visiting Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes, 13-4. The Panthers then rode out the game from there, earning a 56-25 victory at the Chassell Gym. “We played an all-around solid ...

Late charge sinks Lions in loss to Blue Devils, 69-56

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HANCOCK — With just over four minutes left to play Friday evening, the Finlandia Lions men's basketball team was locked in a tie with visiting Wisconsin-Stout. But any hopes the Lions had to snag their first win of the season disappeared in the remaining time as the Wisconsin team went on a ...

Jets sink Falcons with four-goal middle period, 6-3

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GAYLORD — The Jeffers Jets hockey opened the Gaylord Division 3 Challenge with a 6-3 win over the FNV Griffins Friday. The Jets had six different goal scorers find the back of the net. Matthew Halonen paced the offense with a goal and two assists. “We were finding the back of the net, ...

Shootout: Houghton outscores Hancock at home, 59-37

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HOUGHTON — There is nothing better than a crosstown rivalry in basketball on a chilly December night. With the pep band rocking and the cheerleaders for Houghton and Hancock leading the crowd, the stage was set for a good game Thursday night. As it turned out, the Gremlins were tough to match ...

Copper Kings earn 6-1 win over Kingsford at home

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CALUMET — A young Kingsford Flivvers team kept the game alive for the first period and part of the second. However, a strong offensive core from the Calumet Copper Kings began to shine through as the momentum shifted in the second and third periods of the game Thursday at the Calumet ...

Roundup: Copper Kings, Blue Bolts, Panthers win

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Dollar Bay defeats Ontonagon 56-55 DOLLAR BAY — The visiting Ontonagon Gladiators scored 26 points in the first half and added 29 more in the second, but despite that offensive success, the visitors could not stop Davin Hill and the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts, as the hosts earned a ...

Lions lean on Gloss as they go through growing pains

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HANCOCK — When coach Joe Burcar was deciding on what direction he wanted to take his first recruiting class last season for the Finlandia Lions men's hockey team, he knew one roster spot that needed help was in goal. Enter Houghton native Marcus Gloss. Goaltenders who stand at least ...

Gremlins shutout Negaunee, 8-0, Thursday

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins scored eight goals over 35:18 to earn an 8-0 victory Thursday over the visiting Negaunee Miners at Dee Stadium. Brendan Erickson had two goals and three assists in the contest. Niko Rajala had a goal and two assists. Ty Halonen added two goals and an assist ...

Huskies ready to face Lewis at home on Saturday

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies women's basketball coach Sam Hoyt could not be happier. In short, she loves her job at her alma mater and, more importantly, she loves the people she works with. That is a 6-4 team that only wants to get better. “I love all the players, each and ...

Huskies ready for second look at improved Chargers team

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team bounced back after a tough 5-3 loss to rival Northern Michigan on Friday with a 3-1 win on Saturday. Huskies coach Joe Shawhan was happy to see his team come out with the mental toughness needed for the win. He also felt having home ice ...

Bulldogs, Panthers earn wins Tuesday

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Hancock squeezes out 43-41 win over Calumet CALUMET — A 17-point fourth quarter was enough for the Hancock Bulldogs girls basketball team to battle back on the road and earn a 43-41 victory over the Calumet Copper Kings Tuesday. Calumet led 16-5 after the first quarter as Taylor Sebbas ...

Tigers GM presiding over disaster

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Even in the worst days of Jim Campbell, the front office bungling going on in with the Detroit Tigers was not this bad. Al Avila, the man who helped the Boston Red Sox land J.D. Martinez for its success this past season, is currently the general manager of the Tigers. I use the term general ...

Panthers fall to Vikings, 35-24

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CHASSELL — It was a slow first half for the Chassell Panthers and the visiting Baraga Vikings. The Vikings could not build a substantial lead until late in the third quarter of the contest Tuesday to earn the win, 35-24. Vikings coach Tom Goodreau saw more aggressive gameplay as what carried ...

Gremlins swim ahead at first home meet

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins swim teams beat the visiting Ishpeming Hematites with scores of 115-53 for the girls and 137-37 for the boys Tuesday in the Houghton Pool. Gremlins coach Erik Johnson was happy to see his team’s hard work pay off in their second meet of the season. “I ...